Internatıonal Law I (IR301) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Internatıonal Law I IR301 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
none
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali İbrahim Akkutay
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To provide an introductory training to the students on the fundamentals of international law and its functioning, covering conflict and sea law subjects
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will learn how law is applied at the international level.
  • Students will be familiarized with how the UN functions and what kind of a structure it has.
  • Students will be equipped with fundamental knowledge on how they can evaluate conflict situations in the world from an international law perspective.
Course Content An introduction to public international law; the nature, major principles, norms and institutions of the international legal system, the relations between municipal and international law.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 A General Introduction to the Course None
2 A General Debate on International Law M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp.1-36, Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, pp.13-28
3 First/Early States, Ancient International Law M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp.1-36, Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, pp. 32-100
4 First Empires and International Law M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp.1-36, Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, pp. 32-100
5 Middle Ages, Kingdoms, Empires and Law M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp.1-36
6 Emergence of Modern International Law M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp.1-36, Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, pp. 115-235
7 Basic Characteristics of Modern International Law - 1648 Westphalian System/Order Antonio Cassese, International Law, pp. 22-34
8 Midterm Exam None
9 Sources of International Law, Basic concepts, General Principles of Law Doctrine and Case Law M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp. 60-78/84-98
10 Internationalization of International Law: The UN System M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp. 681-688/702-719
11 Legal Subjects of International Law and Politics Antonio Cassese, International Law, pp. 3-21
12 States (basic futures, recognition, territory, jurisdiction) M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp. 135-151/481-528, Antonio Cassese, International Law, pp. 71-76
13 UN’s Authority and Sanctions: How International Law Enforced M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp. 689-699
14 International organizations, Emerging subjects (humans, NGO’s, MNC’s) M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp. 181-241
15 International Principles Governing Treaties: Vienne Convention of the Law of Treaties M. N. Shaw, International Law, pp. 430-480
16 Final Exam None

Sources

Course Book 1. M. N. Shaw, International Law, Cambridge University Press, New York, Third Edition, 1995.
2. Antonio Cassese, International Law, Oxford University Press, New York, Second Edition, 2005.
3. Antony Anghie, Imperialism, Sovereignty and the Making of International Law, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2004.
Other Sources 4. Hüseyin Pazarcı, Uluslararası Hukuk, Turhan Kitapevi, Altıncı Baskı, Ankara, 2008.
5. Erdem Denk, Birleşmiş Milletler Sistemi, Ankara, Siyasal Kitabevi, 2015.
6. Erdem Denk, “Uluslararası İlişkilerin Hukuku: Vestfalyan Sistemden Küreselleşmeye", Küresel Siyasete Giriş (ed. Evren Balta), İletişim Yayınları, 2014, s. 51-74.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 Having adequate knowledge about history of international relations and being able to analyze historical processes, events and international actors X
4 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the contemporary either global, regional or national actors and their future positions X
5 Acquiring the ability to have an interdisciplinary perspective that synthesizes other disciplines to IR X
6 Developing necessary quantitative and qualitative research skills in International Relations X
7 Having ability to express herself/himself with regard to disciplinary issues X
8 Having the ability of reaching relevant sources and knowing the way she/he uses particular knowledge X
9 Having the ability of analytical thinking, critical analysis and developing rational argument X
10 Being able to use English for everyday conversations as well as in an advanced level for professional purposes. X
11 Having a responsible perspective in parallel with ethical principles and having necessary knowledge about ethical liability. X
12 Understanding the importance of lifelong learning, accessing information, following contemporary events and developments in scientific community and having the ability of renewing herself/himself in accordance with it. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
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