|Course Title||Code||Semester||L+P Hour||Credits||ECTS|
|Oil, Water and War *||POLS 409||7||3||3||6|
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
|Recommended Optional Programme Components||None|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Course Level||First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)|
|Course Coordinator||Assoc.Prof.Dr. Aslı ILGIT|
This course is to provide you with historical information, analytical tools and knowledge that will be useful in comprehending the complex dynamics of oil and water politics, and to prepare you to engage in debates about current developments and policies that states and other entities might pursue to satisfy needs for oil and water
Oil and water scarcities are already major causes of conflict within and between nations. The struggle for the control of their sources has been so central to international politics that some experts and policy makers have claimed that whereas the 20th century was characterized by a global struggle for petroleum, the 21st century will be marked by a struggle for water. The issues of oil and water are interdisciplinary by their very nature, and their political and security aspects will be emphasized in this course. In addition to the physical conflict over these resources, as the title of course implies, we will also consider how the struggle for these resources affects policy debates, economic and foreign policies, and investment in new technology and infrastructure. The semester is divided into two parts. During the first half of the course we will focus on the issues surrounding oil and natural gas, and in the later half of the course we will do the same for water.
|Course's Contribution To Program|
|No||Program Learning Outcomes||Contribution|
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
Develops critical thinking skills.
|1||Overview||Lecture and Discussion|
|2||The Beginning: PA, USA and WWI||Lecture and Discussion|
|3||Interwar Period: Latin America and Middle East||Lecture and Discussion|
|4||WWII and Its Aftermath: Japan and Germany||Lecture and Discussion|
|5||National Oil Companies||Lecture and Discussion|
|6||States, Companies and OPEC||Lecture and Discussion|
|7||Energy Crisesin 1970s, 1980s, 1990s||Lecture and Discussion|
|9||Waterand Civilizations||Lecture and Discussion|
|10||Water Problems in the ME I||Lecture and Discussion|
|11||Water Problems in the ME II||Lecture and Discussion|
|12||Water Problems in Asia and Africa||Lecture and Discussion|
|13||Corporations vs Communities||Lecture and Discussion|
|14||Cooperations or Conflict||Lecture and Discussion|
|15||Recap the Semester||Lecture and Discussion|
|Recommended or Required Reading|