COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
International Law of the Sea
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 330
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The main objective of this course is to ensure that students gain knowledge about United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea(1982),territorial sea, contiguous zone, exclusive economic zone, continental shelf, high seas, straits, legal status Turkish straits, Aegean dispute and current issues in the law of the sea.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Analyze sources of the International Law of the Sea. Become aware of the 1982 UN Convention on Law of the Sea.
  • Analyze the concepts of territorial sea, exclusive economic zone, contiguous zone, high seas, continental shelf which are the concepts of International Law of the Sea.
  • Analyze in detail dispute of the Aegean Sea.
  • Analyze in detail dispute of the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Analyze the territorial sea, exclusive economic zone of Turkey and its authority on these areas.
  • Become aware of the applicability of 1982 UN Convention on Law of the Sea.
  • Analyze Turkish straits and the provisions of the 1936 Montreux Convention.
  • Become aware of other sea areas around the world and legal regimes that apply to these areas.
Course Description United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea(1982), territorial sea, contiguous zone, ezclusive economic zone, continental shelf, high seas, straits, legal status Turkish straits, Aegean dispute andcurrent issues in the law of the sea.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction to Course
2 Brief History of International Law of the Sea Presentation available at Blackboard
3 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Presentation available at Blackboard
4 The Concept of Territorial Sea UNCLOS p. 23-31
5 The Concept of Contiguous Zone UNCLOS p.31
6 International Straits UNCLOS p.32-36
7 Midterm
8 Archipelagic States UNCLOS p.36
9 The Concept of Continental Shelf UNLCOS p.49-53
10 The Concept of Exclusive Economic Zone UNCLOS p. 40-49
11 The Concept of High Seas and regime of Islands UNCLOS p. 53-63 Kerem Batır: 21. Yüzyılda Deniz Hayduluğu ve Uluslararası Hukuk
12 The Deep Sea Bed UNCLOS p.66-97.
13 Protection and Preservation of Marine Environment UNCLOS p.98-114.
14 Current Issues in International Law of the Sea Sources will be available at Blackboard.
15 Final Review
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks
  • UNCLOS,
  • Peter Malanczuk, Akehurst`s Modern Introduction to International Law (Chapter 12, The Law of the Sea),
  • Selami Kuran, Uluslararası Deniz Hukuku
  • Kerem Batır, 21. Yüzyılda Deniz Hayduluğu ve Uluslararası Hukuk, 2011.
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
30
Final Exams
1
40
    Total
118

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

X
6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

X
7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

X
9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

X
12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest