• Course Information
  • Course Title Code Semester Laboratory+Practice (Hour) Pool Type ECTS
    Cinema and International Relations ULS323 FALL 3+0 Fac./ Uni. E 5
    Learning Outcomes
    1- Learn the basic International Relations concepts
    2- Learn the Cold War and the Post-Cold War era
    3-Learn the foreign policy analysis
    4-Learn about terrorism, identity and ethnic conflicts, international organizations and peacekeeping, environmental and populations problems
  • ActivityPercentage


    NumberTime (Hours)Total Workload (hours)
    Course Duration (Weeks x Course Hours)14342
    Classroom study (Pre-study, practice)14228
    Short-Term Exams (exam + preparation) 0000
    Midterm exams (exam + preparation)3012525
    Laboratory 0000
    Final exam (exam + preparation) 5013030
    Other 0000
    Total Workload (hours)   145
    Total Workload (hours) / 30 (s)     4,83 ---- (5)
    ECTS Credit   5
  • Course Content
  • Week Topics Study Metarials
    1 Popular Culture, Cinema and International Politics
    2 International Relations before the Nation State
    3 Balance of Power in International Relations: 1st World War
    4 Failure of Collective Safety: 2nd World War
    5 The Cold War Period
    6 External Interventions, Ethnic and Regional Conflicts: Vietnam
    7 External Interventions, Geopolitical Interests and Civil War: Korea
    8 Midterm exams
    9 Middle East in International Relations
    10 Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Anti-Colonial Movements
    11 Insurgency and Counterinsurgency: Practical Solutions to Historical Socio-Economic Problems
    12 War, Civil War and Human: The Ugly Face of the War and Human Security
    13 War, Civil War and Human: Dilemmas of Decision-makers in Modern Warfare
    14 The Political Economy of Contemporary Wars
    15 The Securitization Approach: War on Terrorism
    Prerequisites -
    Language of Instruction Turkish
    Coordinator Dr.Emrah ÖZDEMİR
    Instructors -
    Assistants -
    Resources Nye, J.S.(2008). Understanding International Conflicts: An Introduction to Theory and History, Longman. Goldstein, J.S. and Pevehouse, J.C. (2010). International Relations, Longman. Dodds, K., & Carter, S. (2014). International Politics and Film. (Short Cuts). New York: Columbia University Press.
    Supplementary Book Valeriano, B. (2013). Teaching Introduction to International Politics with Film, Journal of Political Science Education, 9:52?72.
    Goals The aim of this course is; is to reinforce the basic concepts and theories of international relations through the use of cinema films. Concepts of international relations such as foreign policy, war, conflict, human rights, international law, terrorism will be examined through cinema films which can be considered as case studies in the light of classical and critical theories.
    Content In the course, 12-14 cinema films will be watched and conceptual discussions will be held in the lights of given readings before the lesson. There will be a general informing about the movie and concepts in the first part of the course, and this will be followed up by student presentations on the movie and conceptual discussions in the second part. Conceptual and theoretical contributions of the students are important in terms of course process.
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