PSIR 511 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
European Diplomatic History
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 511
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To explain the origins and reasons of the military and naval rise of Europe at the start of the Modern Ages
  • To explain the rises and falls of the European great powers in the history of international relations through a cyclical system
  • To analyze the financial, military and diplomatic “revolutions” in the history of international relations
  • To analyze the peace treaties ending WW I
  • To explain the reasons of the failure of the League of Nations in the interwar period and the origins of WW II
  • To identify the origins and the phases of the “Cold War” in the post-WW II era
Course Content

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 The Military and Naval Rise of Europe Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Pre-industrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 3-30. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 51-70.
2 The Westphalian Order, the Financial Revolution Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Preindustrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 73-100. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 74-77.
3 American War of Independence; The Great French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars; the Vienna Settlement Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Industrial Era” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 115-169. Norman Rich, “Peacemaking 1814-1815” and “Peacekeeping 1815-1823: The Concert of Europe” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 1-43. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 110-143.
4 American Civil War; Unifications of Italy and Germany Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Industrial Era” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 170-193. Norman Rich, “The Unification of Italy” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 123-144. Norman Rich, “The Unification of Germany” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 184-215. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 159-165.
5 System of Alliances, Clash of Imperialisms, Triple Alliance versus Triple Entente; Prelude to WW I Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Industrial Era” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 194-259. Norman Rich, “Confrontational Diplomacy” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 408-420. Norman Rich, “The Coming of World War I” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 440-461. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 171-210.
6 The First World War; the Russian revolutions and the US Entry into the Great War; the Entente’s Victory Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Industrial Era” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 256-274. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 259-285.
7 Mid-term Examination
8 The Paris Peace Conference and the Peace Treaties Ending WW I Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Preindustrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 275-281. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 13-17.
9 Inadequacies of the Paris Settlement and the Status of Germany in the 1920’s ; The Great Depression of 1929 and the rise of the totalitarian regimes and their revisionisms Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Preindustrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 281-320. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 17-45
10 Failures of the Collective Security Principle of the League of Nations, the Policy of Appeasement and the Rome-Berlin Axis Spanish Civil War, Sino-Japanese War, the Munich Settlement and the Collapse of the Policy of Appeasement Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Preindustrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 291-343. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 45-65.
11 The Start of WWII, the “Lightning Victories” of the Axis Powers 1939-1942; Exhaustion of the Axis Powers, the US Factor and the overwhelming power of the Allies Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics, Today and Tomorrow” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 333-357. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih 1918-1994, pp. 101-169.
12 Post-WW II Settlements, Emergence of a Bipolar World, the “Iron Curtain” in Europe;Start of the Cold War, the Korean War, the Berlin Crisis Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics, Today and Tomorrow” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 357-395. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 170-253.
13 The Superpowers’ Competition in the 1960’s, Threats of a Nuclear Warfare: the Cuban Missile Crisis; the EEC and the Non-Alignment Movement Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics, Today and Tomorrow” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 395-437. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 253-478.
14 Movie The Hunt for the Red October
15 End of the Détente period, the “Second Cold War” and the Collapse of the Eastern Bloc and the USSR Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics, Today and Tomorrow” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 437-535. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 494-520.
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Book chapters, power point presentations
Suggested Readings/Materials Recommended readings (further diplomatic history books published by the national and international press)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
2
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
8
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
15
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exam
1
20
    Total
231

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations and use them competently.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically the relationships between various factors in the field of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture.

X
3

To be able to determine and question the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
4

To be able to identify the political and cultural conditions that generate discrimination mechanisms based on race, ethnicity, gender and religion at national and international levels.

X
5

To be able to gather and analyze data by using scientific research methods.

X
6

To be able to analyze and evaluate the historical continuity and changes observed in the relations between the actors and institutions of national and international politics.

X
7

To be able to present individual research and contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations in written, oral, and visual forms.

X
8

To be able to take responsibility in generating solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

9

To be able to determine the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in domestic and international politics.

X
10

To be able to prepare a thesis/term project about Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

11

To be able to follow new research and developments in Political Science and International Relations and participate the debates in academic meetings through a foreign language.

X
12

To be able to have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of gathering, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest