ECTS - International Organizations

International Organizations (UI502) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
International Organizations UI502 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, Question and Answer, Problem Solving.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nilgün Eliküçük Yıldırım
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to teach the students how international organızations came into being in wolrd politics.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Instruct the students with the knowledge on the emergence of the international organisations
  • Figure out the affairs between the international actors and international organisaitons
  • Investigate on the sensibilities for the global problems in the context of global governance
Course Content 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.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 A General Introduction to the Course None
2 The Challenges of Global Governance Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 1-43
3 The Theoretical Foundations of Global Governance Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp.43-75
4 Intergovernmental Organisations and the Foundations of Global Governance Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 75-109
5 The United Nations: Centerpiece of Global Governance Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 109-161
6 Regional Organisations Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp.161-239
7 Nonstate Actors: NGOs, Networks, and Social Movements Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp.239-279
8 Mid-term
9 The Search for Peace and Security Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp.279-317
10 The Search for Peace and Security II Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 317-379
11 Global Economic Governance Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 379-425
12 Promoting Economic Well-Being and Human Development Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 425-467
13 Protecting Human Rights Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 467-529
14 Protecting the Environment Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 529-573
15 Dilemmas in Global Governance Karns, Mingst and Stiles, pp. 573-593
16 General Overview


Course Book 1. Margaret P. Karns, Karen A. Mingst, and Kendall W. Stiles, International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance, Lynne Rienner Publishment, 2015

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
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
Major Area Courses X
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)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 10 150
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 17 17
Total Workload 167