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African Studies

Africa has stand out as one of the most important areas of the last twenty years. This area attracting attention of world politics offers very significant opportunities by its untouched land and rich underground resources. Thus, the understanding of the African countries' inner politics and relationship with the other countries should be non-ignorable aspect of the serious perspective regarding world politics. The acquisition of this academic perspective could just be possible in a country that achieved constructing strong relationships with African area, that have history and, economic and social connections with the African countries and in such an atmosphere that includes academicians who knows the area and the languages in this area well.

By this understanding, a new approach is necessary among the given opportunities by both the variety of the political and economic relation and cultural history of Turkey. It is apparent that healthy, serious and academic approaches to Africa would come true in institutional bases processing healthily, seriously and academically towards African area beyond the professional and personal interests of some academicians. In MA programs adopting an interdisciplinary approach, it is possible to take courses in several areas ranging from the studies of African countries' daily life to African art and literature, from African economic structure and the regional organizations African countries is the member of to African languages instead of focusing just African politics. These programs providing various academic opportunities on Africa also provide an opportunity to construct a direct relation with the area by the conferences, conversations and other academic activities given by the academicians of related countries.

In the centers of African Studies of the well-established universities of Turkey, the studies concerning different cultures, traditions and countries of the area are performed by shedding light on the areas of Africa staying behind by leading expert academicians.

Open Programs

MA Program in African Studies and International Relations at Ankara University

Africa becomes more and more important in both world politics and economics and Turkey's foreigner economic and political relation so that Turkey becomes more influential in Africa with both state and non-profit organizational levels. Public institutions in Turkey are giving more importance to Africa and business sector carry on operations in the continent. In this manner, Ankara University decided to offer an MA program on African Studies in order to contribute to the field and to raise competent students who can meet the needs of state and public sector. MA Program in African Studies and International Relations is unique in the field. Courses will be held by Turkish academicians. There will be theoretical and practical courses on Africa's, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, political, economic, cultural and social characteristics.

This program gives an opportunity to the ones who seeks self-development in world's increasing continent and international relations in general.

Courses

• African Pale-anthropology
• Africa and World History
• African History
• International Protection of Human Rights in Africa
• Critical Approaches to Human Rights
• African Economics

MA Program in Middle East and African Studies at Gazi University

This program aims to raise researchers and experts who are specialized on Arabic World, Turkey, Iran and North Africa for public and private sector, universities, think tanks, archives and libraries. The program offers a set of conferences and studies in the historical and current affairs of the region. This program, also, aims to increase collaboration between Gazi University and Centers of Middle Eastern Studies and between academicians in national and international level.

Courses

• Political History of the Middle East
• African Political History
• Turkey and Africa
• Africa in the International Politics
• Current Affairs of the Middle East
• Ethnic Problems in Africa
• Economy-Politics of Africa
• Natural Source Policies in the Middle East and Africa
• International Law Problems in the Middle East and Africa
• Human Rights in the Middle East and Africa
• Militarism and Politics in the Middle East and Africa
• Terrorism

MA Program in African Studies and International Relations at Istanbul Ticaret University

Africa becomes more and more important in both world politics and economics and Turkey's foreigner economic and political relation so that Turkey becomes more influential in Africa with both state and non-profit organizational levels. Public institutions in Turkey are giving more importance to Africa and business sector carry on operations in the continent. In this manner, Ankara University decided to offer an MA program on African Studies in order to contribute to the field and to raise competent students who can meet the needs of state and public sector. MA Program in African Studies and International Relations is unique in the field.

Courses

Courses will be held by Turkish academicians. There will be theoretical and practical courses on Africa's, especially Sub-Saharan Africa, political, economic, cultural and social characteristics.