INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR246 POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY

Course Code: 3140246
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. AYŞEGÜL KİBAROĞLU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

Political Geography course is designed to expose the students to the diverse and exciting field of political geography, which might be defined roughly as the spatial analysis of political phenomena. While based on political and geographical concepts, the course will focus throughout on real-life situations and contemporary issues at the local, regional, national, and global levels. The course covers a range of emerging topics from international political economy to the political dimensions of environmental changes. Yet, we will be studying how these broad and newly emerging topics bear upon many of the traditional research targets of political geographers: geopolitics, state sovereignty, nation and state, territoriality, migration, political boundaries, and power.

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Learning Outcomes

Political Geography course is designed to expose the students to the diverse and exciting field of political geography, which might be defined roughly as the spatial analysis of political phenomena. While based on political and geographical concepts, the course will focus throughout on real-life situations and contemporary issues at the local, regional, national, and global levels.