ECON. AND ADM. SCIENCE
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Course Name   POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY
Semester Course Code Theoretical / Practice time ECTS
6 0607647 3 / 0 5
Course Degree Bachelor's degree
Course Language İngilizce
Format of Delivery: Face to Face
Course Coordinator Assist. Prof. Dr. Vakur Sümer
Coordinator e-mail vsumer gmail.com
Instructors
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Vakur Sümer
Asistant Instructors
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to introduce the political power and space interaction and discuss the political struggles over territories, trade routes, natural resources, important passes.
Basic Sciences Engineering Scinces Social Sciences Educational Sciences Artistic sciences Medical Science Agricultural sciences
0 0 100 0 0 0 0
Course Learning Methods and Techniquies
Lectures by the course coordinator will be the predominant method for the course. The course coordinator will conduct an interactive method and with the technique of questions&answers, he will enable students to explore the topics in discussion.
Week Course Content Resource
1 Geostrategic Context: Why regions are Important? Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
2 Middle East: Influence of Oil and Islam Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
3 Eurasia I Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
4 Eurasia II Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
5 Regional Integrations (Theory-History) Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
6 Regional Integrations (Europe, NAFTA, Mercosur, Arab League) Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
7 Martiime Political Geography (trade routes, significant points, main political dimensions of oceans) Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
8 mid-term exam
9 East Asia Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
10 Southeast Asia (except China, Korea, Japan) Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
11 Balkans and the Eastern Europe Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
12 Africa Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
13 North America and Central America Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
14 South America and Oceania Political Geography: World-economy, Nation-state, and Locality, by Colin Flint, Peter J. Taylor Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007
Assesment Criteria   Mid-term exam Final exam
  Quantity Percentage Quantity Percentage  
Term Studies : - - - -
Attendance / Participation : - - - -
Practical Exam : - - - -
Special Course Exam : - - - -
Quiz : - - - -
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Presentations and Seminars : - - - -
Projects : - - - -
Workshop / Laboratory Applications : - - - -
Case studies : - - - -
Field Studies : - - - -
Clinical Studies : - - - -
Other Studies : - - - -
Mid-term exam   1 40 - -
Final exam   - - 1 60
ECTS WORK LOAD TABLE   Number Duration
Course Duration : 14 3
Classroom Work Time : 16 3
Presentations and Seminars : - -
Course Internship : - -
Workshop / Laboratory Applications : - -
Field Studies : - -
Case studies : - -
Projects : - -
Homework : - -
Quiz : - -
Mid-term exam : 1 30
Final Exam : 1 30
ECTS 5
No COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES CONTRIBUTION
D.Ö.Ç. 1 To be able to identify world regions and be able to tell about the basic conflicts in these regions. 4
D.Ö.Ç. 2 To be able to discuss through providing theoretical references on how geography affect destinies of countries and peoples 4
D.Ö.Ç. 3 To be able to identify main regional integrations, significant trade choke points and crises zones. 4
D.Ö.Ç. 4 To be able to understand Turkeys geopolitical position and how this affects Turkeys foreign policy. 4
D.Ö.Ç. 5 To be able to understand the dynamism of meaning of borders and how geography is constructed by politics. 4
* 1: Zayıf - 2: Orta - 3: İyi - 4: Çok İyi
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