ECTS - Master of Arts (M. A.) Degree in International Relations (Thesis Program)

Compulsory Departmental Courses

IR500 - Seminar (0 + 0) 5

Preparation of a research question, data collection and analysis, research 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.

IR501 - International Relations Theory (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.

IR505 - Political History of Europe (3 + 0) 5

The European political history from 15th century onwards starting with the discovery of new lands, the historical Westphalian agreement, the colonial rivalry started with England and France, late inegration of Germany and Italy, the raw material and market competition among the European states, the First World War.

IR599 - Thesis (0 + 0) 80

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MAN555 - 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.

Elective Courses

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

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

IR502 - International Political Economy (3 + 0) 5

The disciplinary history of IPE and its leading theoretical approaches, an awareness of the historical development of the global political economy, the main structural features of the global political economy and how they are changing.

IR503 - Turkish Foregn Policy: Past and Present (3 + 0) 5

An overview of Turkish foreign policy from the late Ottoman times, throughout the Republican era and the post-Cold War era.

IR504 - International Law (3 + 0) 5

The role of international law, primarily, on the inter-state level; the specialized fields of international law in order to understand its normative structure on individual and communal (sub-state) levels.

IR506 - History and Poltics of Russia and the Former Soviet Union (3 + 0) 5

The history and politics of a region usually called as Eurasia in the literature which was the geographies of the former Russian Empire and the former Soviet Union.

IR507 - History and the Politics of the Balkans (3 + 0) 5

The historical and political developments of 20th century in the Balkans, the new national-state entities in the Balkans caused by the political and economic crisis, the disintegration of Yugoslavia.

IR508 - History and the Politics of the Middle East (3 + 0) 5

Political history, cultural foundations and the socio-economic structures of the Middle East countries, including the Arab States, Iran and Israel; current developments in the region.

IR509 - The European Union (3 + 0) 5

Introduction to the institutional structure of the EU, 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.

IR510 - 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.

IR511 - Rising China (3 + 0) 5

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

IR513 - Energy Geopolitics (3 + 0) 5

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

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