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Course Code: 
COMM 323
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Courses given by: 
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: Interactive Lecture
Course Evaluation Methods: 
B: Oral Exam/Presentation, C: Homework

Vertical Tabs

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

 

Democracy and development of human rights in ancient Greek and modern times

 

3

 

Economic, technological and political causes that led to globalization

 

 

4

The effects of internet, social media and transportation on globalization

 

5

 

Transformation of multinational companies into global companies.

 

6

 

Arab Spring: Is democracy possible without the accumulation of political culture?

 

7

 

Terror as a fact of the global age

 

8

Midterm

 

9

 

The future of the European Union

 

10

 

Imperialism and Nationalism

 

 

11

Political Islam and Religious Conflict. What kind of Islam in the global age.

 

12

 

Neoliberalism and Class Struggle

 

13

 

How can the Covid 19 pandemic and possible pandemics affect the global structure?

 

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

https://www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Assignments

https://www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Exams

 

 
 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Homework

1

40

Presentation

1

60

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 OUTCOMES

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

S/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations

 

 

 

 

x

 

2

S/he knows the research methods and techniques that are related to the field of public relations.

 

 

 

 

x

 

3

S/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. S/he comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.

 

 

x

 

 

 

4

S/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.

 

 

x

 

 

 

5

S/he has the digital competencies that are required by the field.

 

 

 

x

 

 

6

S/he has the ability of creative thinking that is required by the field of public relations.

x

 

 

 

 

 

7

S/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessment that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.

 

x

 

 

 

 

8

S/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

S/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

S/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

14

3

42

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

4

60

Homework

1

3

3

Presentation

1

6

6

Final examination

1

3

3

Total Work Load

 

 

114

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,56

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5