International Law (UI507) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
International Law UI507 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali İbrahim Akkutay
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To acquire the basic knowledge of the normative structure of public international law. To focus on international treaties, certain international court decisions and major state behaviors in order to understand the manifestation of law in international relations.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To study the impact of international law and legal rethoric on the members of international society, international organizations, individuals and communities. To analyze the role of law from an international relations perspective.
  • To understand the process of legal argumentation and how legal arguments are turned into political and diplomatic rethoric. To comprehend the legal legitimacy process in diplomatic mindset.
Course Content 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.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course None
2 International Society and International Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter I (1- 2- 3)
3 Sources of International Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter I (4-5)
4 The Role of International Law in Domestic Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter II (1- 2)
5 Uluslararası Hukukun İç Hukuka Adaptasyonu Aslan Gündüz, Chapter II (3)
6 Unilateral and Multilateral Transactions Aslan Gündüz, Chapter III
7 UN System (I) Aslan Gündüz, Chapter IV
8 UN System (II) Aslan Gündüz, Chapter IV
9 Midterm Exam None
10 International Organizations Aslan Gündüz, Chapter XII
11 International Law - I Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VI (1- 2- 3)
12 International Law - II Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VI (4- 5- 6)
13 International Space Law and Aviation Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VII
14 International Environmental Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VIII
15 International Human Rights Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VIII
16 Final Exam None


Course Book 1. Aslan Gündüz, Milletlerarası Hukuk, (İstanbul: Beta Yayınları), 2013.
2. Ian Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law, (New York: Oxford University Press), 1996.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
Total 100

Course Category

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

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methodology of international relations. X
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level. X
3 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the recent either global or national political events. X
4 Acquiring different perspectives on international relations. X
5 Improving the ability to make analyses about the current and future prospects of global and regional actors. X
6 Developing relevant academic and applied research skills in political areas. X
7 To improve the academic writing skills pertaining to the academic area. X
8 To improve the academic presentation skills pertaining to the academic area. X
9 To improve analytical thinking and independent research skills. X
10 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, interpretation, discussions, and/or continuous learning. X
11 Improving the ability to effectively develop arguments. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125