- Code MEAS6503
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
- Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Contemporary Europe, History, Asian Studies, Central Asia Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain in depth the major issues and concepts relating to Turkish politics, history, people and culture.
- Demonstrate advanced understanding of the impact of long state tradition and influence of political and military institutions on politics and culture in modern Turkey.
- Apply modern political concepts such as nation-building, political Islam, minority movements, legitimacy, and sovereignty to the Turkish case.
- Critically analyse the foreign policy of Turkey with an emphasis on the Middle East, Balkans and Caucasus.
- Undertake in depth research and analysis to write and present original work related to the study of Turkish history, politics and culture.
Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Essay of 3500 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Final Exam 3 hours (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
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WorkloadOne 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 7 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
Preliminary ReadingAhmad, F., The Making of Modern Turkey, New York: Routledge, 1993.
Lewis, B., The Emergence of Modern Turkey, London & Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 1967.
Zürcher, E. J., Turkey: A Modern History, London: IB Tauris, 2004.
Kalaycioglu, E., Turkish Dynamics: Bridge Across Troubled Lands, Gordonsville: Palgrave, Macmillan, 2005.
C¸arkog?lu, A. & Hale, W. (eds), The Politics of Modern Turkey: Critical Issues in Modern Politics (4 Volumes), London : Routledge, 2008.
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