ECTS - International Relations MA Program (with Thesis)

Compulsory Departmental Courses

ISL555 - Research Methods (3 + 0) 5

Research designs, probability theories, hypothesis tests, reliability and validity of measurement, model construction, multiple regression, multivariate variance analyses, correlation, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis and econometric models.

UI500 - Seminar (0 + 0) 5

Preparation of a research question, data collection and analysis, reseach design and results interpretation; preparation of a research proposal on the topic of students` choice (preferably on their thesis or project) and presentation in the class.

UI501 - Theories of International Relations (3 + 0) 5

International relations theories, ranging from realism to constructivism; the strengths and weaknesses of each theoretical strand, contributions of leading IR theorists, such as Hans Morgenthau, Stephen Krasner and Robert Keohane.

UI504 - Political History (3 + 0) 5

The rise of Western World from the political, economic and technological perspectives, the geographical discoveries and formation of the colonial empires, the nation state building period that created the contemporary international relations system, the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War period.

UI599 - Thesis (0 + 0) 80

Master's thesis work.

Elective Courses

AB501 - Institutional Structure of the EU (3 + 0) 5

Introduction to the institutional structure of the EU considering the evolving nature of the EU and its institutions, the operation of the institutions and their role in policy-making focusing on specific policies of the EU, EU-Turkey relations focusing on EU policies and the role of institutions on policy-making.

AB502 - Expansion Process of the EU (3 + 0) 5

The history of the enlargement, the relation of the enlargement with the EU institutions and the case studies from the first enlargement until today.

AB503 - Political Integration of the EU (3 + 0) 5

The historical development and the theoretical background of European integration, European Historical Development, EU`s participation suspension, EU membership, the EU`s democratic structure, European citizenship, fundamental rights and civil society, European corporate structure, EU`s decision making process, new EU treaty, European treaty on the

AB504 - European Union Defense and Foreign Policies (3 + 0) 5

EU`s aims in its foreign and security policy and the tools to reach those aims.

AB505 - Economic Integration of the European Union (3 + 0) 5

The economic integration of the EU.

AB507 - Turkey-EU Relations (3 + 0) 5

The EU-Turkey relations with both economic and political aspects.

AB508 - European Union Law (3 + 0) 5

The basic characteristics of the EU law.

AB511 - European Union Human Rights Policy (3 + 0) 5

The EU`s human rights policy and its impact on EU-Turkey relations.

AB512 - Current Issues in the EU (3 + 0) 5

EU`s problems in economic, legal and foreign affairs dimensions.

AB522 - The EU and the US: Transatlantic Relations (3 + 0) 5

The transatlantic relations before and after the Cold War and the role of Turkey in transatlantic relations.

KAM502 - The Social Structure of Turkey (3 + 0) 5

The Ottoman modernization; The Ottoman Empire`s heritage to the Republic; Turkey`s modernization; secularism in Turkey; ethnic problems; democracy.

KAM504 - Contemporary Debates in Political Philosophy (3 + 0) 5

The concept of freedom; the concept of equality; political power; violence; revolution; transformation; genocide; democracy; civil society.

KAM533 - Bureaucracy and Organizational Behaviour (3 + 0) 5

The birth and evolution of bureaucracy; legal-rational, rational-productive and patriarchal bureaucracies; organizational behavior.

KAM534 - Strategic Management and Visioning (3 + 0) 5

The means and mechanisms of ensuring more effecitve administrative organizations.

SBE-IR-AE1FA1 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-IR-AE1FA2 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-IR-AE1FA3 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

SBE-IR-AE1FA4 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

UI502 - International Organizations (3 + 0) 5

The establishment of international organizations and their role in the current round of globalization, significant NGOs and IGOs and especially, the UN, but also NATO, WB/IMF (the ?twins?), and the EU analysis.

UI503 - Diplomacy: Past and Present (3 + 0) 5

The political developments and the main ideological movements in Europe and the reformist movement in the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century; Ottoman-European diplomatic relations prior to the First World War and the developments leading to the First World War.

UI506 - Middle East from Past to Present (3 + 0) 5

Political history of the Middle East, economic structure of the Middle East, ethnicity and religion in the Middle East, political Islam, Arab nationalism, Arab-Israeli conflict, September 11 and the Middle East, Turkey and the Middle East, Arab Spring.

UI507 - International Law (3 + 0) 5

Major international treaties, certain court decisions, theories of international law and international relations and the history of public international law; the role of law on the state-to-state (international) level.

UI508 - Turkish Foreign Policy (3 + 0) 5

The policies and applications since the founding of the Republic of Turkey, an overview to inter-state relations of the last period of Ottoman Empire, the National Struggle foreign policy, the Treaty of Lausanne and the Mosul, the Turkish foreign policy until 1939, the period after World War II and Turkey`s entry into NATO, the regional policy appl

UI509 - Balkans: Past and Present (3 + 0) 5

The historical and recent processes in the Balkans; the developments in the region from the perspective of international relations.

UI510 - Russia and Central Asia: Past and Present (3 + 0) 5

The transitions of the national, religious, ethnic and clan identities in Eurasia.

UI511 - Rising China: Past and Present (3 + 0) 5

Comprehensive study of the foreign policy of China by focusing on topics like nationalism, multilateralism, terrorism, human rights, status and wealth; the strengths and problems of Chinese economy and its integration with the rest of the world.

UI512 - American Foreign Policy (3 + 0) 5

The development of American foreign policy in the twentieth century, during and after the Cold War, Turkish American relations-Cold War, a new geopolitics.

UI514 - Energy Geopolitics (3 + 0) 5

The course focuses on the geopolitics of energy issues and link those vvith Turkey.

UI515 - The European Union (3 + 0) 5

An introduction to the institutional structure of the EU considering the evolving nature of the EU and its institutions, the operation of the institutions and their role in policy-making focusing on specific policies of the EU, EU-Turkey relations focusing on EU policies and the role of institutions on policy-making.