IR216 Foreign Policy Analysis

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IR216 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 1 6 MONDAY: 09;00-10:50 and WEDNESDAY: 09:00-09:50
Prerequisite IR101 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Mirsad Karic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
14:00-16:00
Tuesday:
9:00-11:00
Wednesday:
10:00-11:00
B F1.28 - 033 957 410
E-mail mkaric@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives ─ to equip students with the basic concepts related to foreign policy; ─ to familiarize students with the competing theories of foreign policy; ─ to enable students to analyze foreign policy on the basis of different levels of analysis; ─ to examine the influence of domestic factors, state character, leadership traits and psychology and international factors on foreign policy; ─ to improve student's skills in area of analysis and discussion of various topics related to foreign policy.
Textbook Valeri M. Hudson, Foreign Policy Analysis: Classic and Contemprary Theory, Rowman & Littlefield Publisher: Lanham, 2007. Steve Smith, Amelia Hadfield and Tim Dunne, Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors and Cases (3rd ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016. K. J. Holsti, International politics: A Framework for Analysis (7th ed.), Prentice Hall: London, 1995. John T. Rourke, International Politics on the World Stage, (12th ed.), McGraw Hill: Boston, 2008. Leslie Keerthi Kumar S.M., Examining AKP's Impact on Turkey's Domestic and Foreign Policy, Contemporary Review of the Middle East, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2014, pp.207-230. Dietrich Jung, The Domestic Context of New Activism in Turkish Foreign Policy, International Journal, Vol. 67, No. 1, 2012, pp.23-38.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify basic concepts related to foreign policy.
  2. Discuss main theories related to foreign policy.
  3. Explain main levels of analysis in foreign policy.
  4. Review some foreign policy decisions in the light of the main International relations theories.
  5. Develop interpersonal and team working skills.
Teaching Methods Lecturing and class discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction No reading
Week 2 International Relations, International Politics and Foreign Policy: Definition of Terms K. J. Holsti, pp.16-25.
Week 3 The Evolution of Foreign Policy Analysis Smith, Hadfield and Dunne, pp.3-33.
Week 4 Levels of Analysis John T. Rourke, pp. 64-100.
Week 5 Levels of Analysis_continued [Test 1, March 18, 2020, 15%] John T. Rourke, pp. 64-100.
Week 6 Realism, neo-Realism and Foreign Policy Smith, Hadfield and Dunne, pp.35-53.
Week 7 Liberalism, neo-Liberalism and Foreign Policy Smith, Hadfield and Dunne, pp.54-78.
Week 8 Mid-term week-[Centralized mid-term exam, 25%]
Week 9 Social Constructivism and Foreign policy Smith, Hadfield and Dunne, pp.79-94.
Week 10 Discourse Analysis, Post-structuralism and Foreign Policy Smith, Hadfield and Dunne, pp.95-110.
Week 11 Culture, National Identity and Foreign Policy Valerie M. Hudson, pp.103-124.
Week 12 Religion and Foreign Policy [Test 2, May 13, 2020, 15%] Jung, pp.23-38.
Week 13 Case Study-Turkey Leslie Keerthi, pp.207-230.
Week 14 Case Study-Bosnia and Herzegovina TBD
Week 15 Revision Week No reading
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35 1,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 2 20 1,2
Midterm 1 25 1,2
Presentation 1 12 1,3,4
Movie review 1 5 1,2
Participation 3 3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Midterm Exam 5 4 20
Presentation 4 2 8 Final Exam 6 5 30
Individual Learning 3 15 45 Movie review 2 1 2
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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