COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
European State System and Ottoman Diplomacy POLS   419 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 Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Aslı Emine ÇOMU
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Goals
The aim of this course is to examine how classical Ottoman diplomacy was shaped by and responded to the evolutions in European state system especially after the Westphalian Treaty. The impact of this adaption capacity on Ottoman state system also will be discussed.
Content
This course analyses the changes and continuities in Ottoman diplomacy in the light of the evolutions in European State System until the demise of the Empire

Learning Outcomes
1) Obtains information about the principal characteristics of Ottoman diplomacy
2) Obtains information about the emergence and evolution of European state system
3) Obtains information about how diplomacy is shaped by internal and external conditions
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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2
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.
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Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
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Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
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Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
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In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
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Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
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Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
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Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
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10
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
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Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
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Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
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Develops critical thinking skills.
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Principal concepts Reading assignment Lecture
2 A general Outlook to state and social structure in Ottoman Empire Reading assignment Lecture
3 Ottoman diplomacy in classical era Reading assignment Lecture
4 The formation of European state system Reading assignment Lecture
5 The Peace of Westphalia and the Emergence of a New Europe Reading assignment Lecture
6 The French revolution and the consequent wars; influences on the structure of states in Europe Reading assignment Lecture
7 The decline of Ottoman influence in Europe Reading assignment Lecture
8 Mid-term exam Studying for exam Testing
9 The Rise and Decline of European Concert Reading assignment Lecture
10 Eastern Question Reading assignment Lecture
11 Nationalist movements in Balkans Reading assignment Lecture
12 Transition to Permanent Diplomacy Reading assignment Lecture
13 Era of Pashas in Ottoman diplomacy Reading assignment Lecture
14 Diplomacy during the reign of Abdülhamid Reading assignment Lecture
15 Last diplomatic attacks before and during the First World War Reading assignment Lecture
16-17 Final exam Studying for exam Testing

Recommended or Required Reading
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