RAMAZAN KILINC
 

STATEMENT OF TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
As a political scientist, I believe that the goal of good teaching is to foster student engagement in politics as responsible and thoughtful citizens. Three teaching principles serve the fulfillment of this goal. First, good teaching should help students understand the relevance of politics to their lives. Teaching can encourage students to participate in politics only when students know that the theories and concepts discussed in the classroom has a meaning in their daily lives. Therefore, I make every effort to demonstrate the relationship between course material and everyday global and local politics. Second, good teaching should improve students’ critical thinking skills. Critical thinking is crucial for engaged citizenship; because it helps students become thoughtful citizens, who can analyze the assumptions beyond their own arguments and those of others, and in so doing create more nuanced, creative positions in public debates. Third, good teaching should provide the students with a comfortable learning environment, in which they can freely exchange their ideas. This increases students’ engaged citizenship by enhancing their respect for diverse opinions. By “learning environment,” I do not mean only the classroom. I mean the relationship between instructor and students broadly. I believe that it is the instructor who can energetically frame this relationship as a dynamic, comfortable, and productive one. Empathy, trust, patience and good sense of humor are my assets in creating this stimulative learning environment. When students feel the instructor is approachable and has their best interests at heart, they will more frequently involve in class discussions, and will seek out assistance if they are struggling. CLICK HERE FOR THE LONGER VERSION


COURSES TAUGHT

MC 221: International Relations II: Politics of International Economic Relations (MSU, Spring 2010)
            Syllabus 
            Sample Exam
            Sample Assignment 1
            Sample Assignment 2 
            Sample Class Activity
            Email me for Student Evaluations


MC 220: International Relations I: World Politics and International Security (MSU, Fall 2008 & Fall 2009)
            Syllabus
            Sample Exam
            Sample Assignment 1 
            Sample Assignment 2 
            Sample Class Activity
            Email me for Student Evaluations            


MC 327: Comparative Analysis of Foreign Policy (MSU, Summer 2009)
            Syllabus 
            Sample Exam
            Sample Assignment 1
            Sample Assignment 2 
            Sample Class Activity
            Email me for Student Evaluations


MC 324A: Regional Politics, Cooperation and Conflict in the Middle East (MSU, Fall 2008)
            Syllabus 
            Sample Exam
            Sample Assignment 
            Email me for Student Evaluations


POS 351: Democratization (ASU, Summer 2008 Online Course)
            Syllabus
            Sample Assignments
            Email me for other details
           

POS 350: Comparative Politics (ASU, Fall 2007)
            Syllabus
            Sample Assignment 
            Sample Class Activity   
            Email me for Student Evaluations


Teaching_files/Kilinc%20Statement%20of%20Teaching%20Philosophy.pdfTeaching_files/MC_221_Spring_2010_Syllabus.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20221%20Midterm%20Examination-2.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20221%20Reaction%20Paper%202-2.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20221%20Critical%20Review%20Paper.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20221%20Class%20Simulation%20Assignment-1.pdfmailto:kilinc@msu.edu?subject=International%20Political%20EconomyTeaching_files/MC_220__Fall_2009.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20220%20midterm%20exam-1.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20220%20Reaction%20Paper%201-1.pdfTeaching_files/MC_220_Intructions_for_Theory_Applicatio.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20220%20group%20work%20and%20debate.pdfmailto:kilinc@msu.edu?subject=International%20RelationsTeaching_files/Kilinc-MC%20327%20Syllabus.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20327%20final%20exam.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20327%20Reaction%20Paper%201.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20327%20Intructions%20for%20Research%20Paper.pdfTeaching_files/MC_327_Presentation_Rubric.pdfmailto:kilinc@msu.edu?subject=Foreign%20Policy%20AnalysisTeaching_files/MC324A_SYL.pdfTeaching_files/MC324a_FinalExam.pdfTeaching_files/MC%20324A%20Intructions%20for%20Position%20Paper.pdfmailto:kilinc@msu.edu?subject=Middle%20East%20PoliticsTeaching_files/POS351_syllabus.pdfTeaching_files/POS%20351%20Assignments.pdfmailto:kilinc@msu.edu?subject=DemocratizationTeaching_files/POS350_syllabus.pdfTeaching_files/POS%20350%20News%20Journal.pdfTeaching_files/POS%20350%20Small%20Group%20Discussion-1.pdfmailto:kilinc@msu.edu?subject=Comparative%20Politicsshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5shapeimage_2_link_6shapeimage_2_link_7shapeimage_2_link_8shapeimage_2_link_9shapeimage_2_link_10shapeimage_2_link_11shapeimage_2_link_12shapeimage_2_link_13shapeimage_2_link_14shapeimage_2_link_15shapeimage_2_link_16shapeimage_2_link_17shapeimage_2_link_18shapeimage_2_link_19shapeimage_2_link_20shapeimage_2_link_21shapeimage_2_link_22shapeimage_2_link_23shapeimage_2_link_24shapeimage_2_link_25shapeimage_2_link_26shapeimage_2_link_27shapeimage_2_link_28shapeimage_2_link_29