INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR684 ISSUES IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION, POLITICS AND NATIONALISM

Course Code: 3140684
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 15.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: PhD
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. ZANA AYŞE ÇITAK AYTÜRK
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

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Course Content

The aim of this course is to study in depth the interaction between politics, religion and nationalism. The course has therefore a theoretical, historical and comparative perspective. Beginning with some introduction to the sociology of religion, the course will introduce students to theories of secularization as well as nationalism. It will then proceed with theories of desecularization. Some case-studies on nationalism and religion will also be introduced in order to gain a comparative perspective on the role of religion and the nature of nationalism in selected countries. The last section of the course will deal with the role of religion in foreign policy.

Learning Outcomes

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