Course Code: 3140605
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 15.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. OKTAY FIRAT TANRISEVER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

This course is designed for Ph.D. students who are interested in the contemporary issues in Eurasia and their relevance to world politics. The course will cover the developments in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The course will explore the process of post-Soviet transition in the Eurasian countries from a critical perspective. Regional developments in Eurasia will be evaluated in comparison to the trends in other post-Communist countries in order to identify which aspects of the post-Communist transition are specific to the Eurasian region. This course will first examine the historical legacy in Eurasia, focusing on the Tsarist and Soviet periods. Subsequently, it will examine the key political, economic, social, and cultural issues in Eurasia from 1991 to the present.

Learning Outcomes

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