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Alanya - McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies
Alanya, Turkey (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Fall Back-Up
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Fact Sheet:
Minimum Cumulative GPA:
3.0 Language Prerequisite: No
Language(s): English, Turkish
Type of Program:
GU Villas
Non-GU Students May Apply: Yes Housing Options: Off-Campus, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Subjects Offered: Economics, International Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Religion, Turkish
Program Description:
 
 

Alanya - McGhee Center for
Eastern Mediterranean Studies

Alanya, Turkey




 
Eligibility
 
To begin the application process for this program, you must first click the APPLY NOW button and make an appointment with Sarah Mournighan. Just want to talk more about it before you decide?  Feel free to make an appointment to do that as well. Applications are due in February for the upcoming fall.

Note: If you are considering multiple programs with varying deadlines, please submit application materials for ALL programs at the earliest deadline.
 

About the program
 
Since its creation, the McGhee Center has trained students for a wide range of careers in the private sector, diplomacy, academia, and cultural affairs.  The Center stands out for its role in creating a worldwide network of young leaders in scholarship, business, and international affairs working in Turkey and the wider European, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean Regions.
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Academics
  • Academic Calendar
This program runs in the Fall semester only.  Fall 2014 dates are August 28th - December 19/20th.  
For further application information and course descriptions, please visit the McGhee Center's website at: http://mcgheecenter.georgetown.edu/
  • Language of Instruction
All courses (with the exception of Turkish language) are taught in English.  No previous Turkish Language is required.
  • Courseload
ECON 254-62: GLOBAL TRADE ISSUES: A Case Study in Turkey
(Professor Alan Bartley, 3 Credits)

Students will be introduced to a variety of economic theories regarding the rationales and implications for trade between nations. The class will also address the political and economic ramifications of different national policies and regional or global organizations promoting or restricting such trade through readings, discussions, guest expert speakers and visits to local institutions. Specifically, trade policy – including changes over time – will be viewed within practice within a European Union context and its effects on Turkey’s gross national product, trade balances and citizens in the country’s attempt for accession into the European Union.

ECON 276-62: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS: A Study in Practice within the EU and Turkey
(Professor Alan Bartley, 3 Credits)

Students will be introduced to a variety of economic theories regarding how and why environmental issues could be addressed within economies, including societal versus private solutions. The class will also address the practical, political and ethical implementation of these different potential policies through readings, discussions, guest expert speakers and visits to local institutions. Specifically, environmental policy will be viewed within practice by explicit European Union environmental rules/regulations and the need for Turkey to adapt its environmental policies for accession into the European Union.


HIST 268-62: THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
(Professor Bryan McCann, 3 Credits)
Cipolle
This course explores the meaning of the Mediterranean world, primarily in the Early Modern period through the nineteenth century. We will survey the early environmental history of the region, consider conceptualizations of the Mediterranean world, then explore the history of trans-regional contacts from the Iberian Peninsula and North Africa to the Balkans, Levant, and Anatolia. The lectures and readings will explore the rise and fall of Mediterranean empires, as well as the “frontier” cultures and identities formed through Mediterranean interaction. Topics include conflict and commerce in the Mediterranean world, the formation and reconsideration of religious and ethnic minorities, and the conflicted history of pluralism in the Mediterranean.

HIST 365-62: MODERN TURKEY
(Professor Bryan McCann, 3 Credits)

This course examines Turkish history from the late nineteenth-century to the present in the context of global transitions, seeking to understand Turkey both in its particularities and also as a striking example of broader phenomena. Several of the trends that shaped global history in the twentieth century emerged with particular strength in Turkey: the decline of empire and intensification of nationalism, political Westernization early in the century and mass-cultural Westernization in the mid-century and beyond, modernization, urbanization, sectarianism, ethnic cleansing—in every regard, analysis of the Turkish experience enriches understanding of broader patterns. This course will examine each of these major transitions, appraising both the internal complexities of the Turkish case and its connections to regional and global changes.

IPOL 210-62: BORDERS AND SECURITY CONCERNS
(Professor Elizabeth Hervey Stephen, 3 Credits)

This course will utilize a multidisciplinary approach to explore the meaning and experience of borders and related security concerns throughout the world, with a particular emphasis on historical and current borders of Turkey. We will utilize a variety of disciplines—political science, geography, ethics, history, and demography—to examine issues of national, regional, and local identity in relation to the changing international context. After an interdisciplinary introduction to border studies, the next unit focuses on the historical importance of the Ottoman Empire and how the emergence of nation states brought about the need for country borders. Additional units examine contested borders, EU immigration policy, and xenophobia. The class then examines current immigration and security issues in the United States that result from having relatively porous borders to the south. The next unit focuses on reunification; we then return to Turkish topics to examine natural resources that cross national borders. The course culminates in a major project in which each student prepares an exhibit for an online museum.

CULP 337-62: THE GEOPOLITICS OF POPULATION ISSUES IN TURKEY
(Professor Elizabeth Hervey Stephen, 3 Credits)

This course examines current population issues in Turkey, with a look back to historical trends. Lively class debates focus on current political concerns related to fertility, immigration, labor concerns, aging, and other topics. We will analyze historical and modern forces that shape population policy, and then study how those policies affect the economic, social, and political fabric of Turkey. Critical writing and presentation skills are emphasized in the course, including reflections of your experience in a blog and an opportunity for you to integrate your academic work and extracurricular activities in an ePortfolio. The course will emphasize demographic theory and constructs, and will explore the interrelationship of demography with Turkey’s economy and political situation. Each week will include a demographic lab in which students will learn how to compute demographic measures using excel and other easily accessible software programs.
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