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Course Code: 
COMM 323
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
To provide students with the skills to examine and evaluate the issues of democracy, nation-state and communication in the global world.
Course Content: 

In this course in which systematic review of the status of Islam in modern nation-states through examples of Egypt, Iraq and Tunisia is revealed, the central role of Islamic references in the establishment of modern national narratives and institutions, and the political and cultural elements of collective Islamic discourse and actions are discussed.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture; 2: Question & Answer; 3: Discussion, 9: Assignment, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1.Understanding of globalization 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 1,2 A
2.Dictatorship and democracy 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 1,2 A
3.Speed of time 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 1,2 A
4. Democracy in Islamic societies 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 1,2 A

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2

Regional and International Developments and Perspectives

 

 
3

History, Power and Culture in the Middle East

 

 
4

Yasemin Revolution: Democracy Initiative in Tunisia

 

 
5

Islam and Democracy in Egypt

 

 
6

Civil War and Intervention in Libya and Syria

 
7

Islam, Democracy and Constitutional Monarchy in Morocco

 
8 Midterm  
9

Major Riots and Protests in the Arab World

 
10

Imperialism and Nationalism

 

 
11

Political Islam and Religious Conflict

 

 
12

Neoliberalism and Class Struggle

 

 
13

Youth, Media and Technology

 

 
14

The Future of Democracy

 

 
15

Turkey: synthesis between Islam and Secularism

 

 
16 Final  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Dabashi, Hamid. 2012. The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism. London: Zed Books.

 

Additional Resources Gardner, Lloyd C. 2011. The Road to Tahrir Square: Egypt and the United States from the Rise of Nasser to the Fall of Mubarak. New York: The New Press.

Nouehied, Lin & Alex Warren. 2012. The Battle for the Arab Spring: Revolution, Counter-revolution and the Making of a New Era. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Sowers, Jeannie, ed. 2012. The Journey to Tahrir: Revolution, Protest, and Social Change in Egypt, 1999-2011. London: Verso.

What Comes Next . New York: Council on Foreign Relations/Foregin Affairs.

Beinin, Joel, ed. 2011. Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Ekine, Sokari & Firoze Manji, eds. 2011. African Awakening: The Emerging Revolutions. Oxford: Pambazuka Press.

El-Mahdi, Rabab & Philip Marfleet. 2009. Egypt: The Moment of Change. London: Zed Books.

Kamrava, Mehran. 2011. The Modern Middle East: A Political History Since the First World War. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Lynch, Marc. 2012. The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East. New York: Public Affairs.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments 3
Exams  

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 25
Attendance 1 25
Assignments 1 50
Total 2 100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   50
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   100
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 She/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations         x  
2 She/he knows the research methods and technics that are related to the field of public relations.         x  
3 She/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. He/she comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.     x      
4 She/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.     x      
5 She/has the digital competencies that are required by the field.       x    
6 She/has the ability of creative thinking that are required by the field of public relations. x          
7 She/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessments that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.   x        
8 She/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork.          x  
9 She/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.         x  
10 She/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules.         x  

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Assignments 1 15 15
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Homework 0 0 0
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load     114
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,56
ECTS Credit of the Course     5