ECTS - - International Relations

Compulsory Departmental Courses

ECON101 - Introduction to Economics I (3 + 0) 5

Introduction to demand, supply and market price formation; household behaviour; elasticity; production process; profit maximizing firm behavior; different market types such as monopoly, perfect competition, oligopoly.

ECON102 - Introduction to Economics II (3 + 0) 5

Aggregate demand, aggregate supply, unemployment, inflation, aggregate expenditure, aggregate income models, fiscal policy, money demand, money supply, monetary policy, multiplier.

ENG101 - English For Academic Purposes I (4 + 0) 3.5

English language skills, especially academic skills, such as reading comprehension, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts; listening and note-taking, class discussions, presentations, writing, research assignments and use of technology.

ENG102 - English for Academic Purposes II (4 + 0) 3.5

Academic skills such as reading comprehension, class discussions, use of academic vocabulary and critical analysis of texts; research assignments and review of the English language structure; skills such as listening and note-taking, analysis of written products, writing, portfolio keeping, presentation and use of technology.

ENG201 - English for Academic Purposes III (3 + 0) 3

Advanced reading and writing skills, applying critical reading skills and strategies, identifying the organization of a reading text, main ideas of the texts, and the author?s main purpose, summarizing a given text, outlining and writing an argumentative essay.

ENG202 - English for Academic Purposes IV (3 + 0) 3

Preparing and writing research reports and delivering effective oral/written informative and persuasive presentations; gathering information, organizing data, outlining, using appropriate techniques in presentation and delivering for a maximum impact, using visual aids and citation effectively.

HIST111 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I (in English) (2 + 0) 2

French Revolution; structure and geopolitic positioning of Ottoman Empire, reasons of its decline; Westernization movements, First and Second Constitutional Monarchy declarations; Libya and Balkan wars; First World War; period before the War of Independence, congresses, National Pact, establishment of Turkish Grand National Assembly.

HIST112 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II (in English) (2 + 0) 2

War of Independence; Lausanne Treaty; declaration of the Republic; removal of sultanic rule and caliphate; Atatürk`s revolutions; establishment of national economy; Second World War, before and after; Turkish Republic after 1960.

IR-AE3FA1 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 4

IR-AE3SP1 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 4

IR-AE4FA1 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 4

IR-AE4FA2 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 4

IR-AE4FA3 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 4

IR-AE4SP1 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 4

IR-AE4SP2 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 4

IR-AE4SP3 - Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 4

IR-GE3FA1-Girişimcilik Havuzu - Non-Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

IR-GE3SP1 - Non-Departmental Elective (0 + 0) 5

IR101 - World History I (3 + 0) 7.5

A chronological order of the rise of civilizations from Sumer until the Scientific Revolution.

IR102 - World History II (3 + 0) 7.5

A chronological order of the rise of civilizations from the Scientific Revolution until the end of the Cold War era.

IR110 - Introduction to Politics (3 + 0) 6

Introduction to politics and political science; ideologies, constitutions, political cultures, parties, elections, state organs and international relations.

IR111 - Fundamentals Of Law for International Relations (3 + 0) 7

Basic concepts of law and preliminary matters; general legal concepts and institutions of law and overview of the Turkish Legal System; interaction of law and economics; interrelated areas such as economic and social rights recognised in international legal documents; basic concepts of competition law.

IR112 - Political Psychology (3 + 0) 6

In-depth explanations about identity, group behavior, leadership cults, voting behavior, media impact, ethnic conflict, nationalism, social movements, terrorism, international security and conflict resolution topics from a political psychology perspective; the impact of political psychology to IR discipline.

IR201 - International Politics (3 + 0) 6

Types of international systems, foreign policy orientations, objectives, instruments such as diplomacy and economic means of influence, foreign policy outputs, conflict resoulutions and all types and processes of interactions between states.

IR204 - International Relations Theory (3 + 0) 6

Theories of international relations; realism, neo-realism, liberalism, neo-liberalism, English School, constructivism, theories of International Political Economy, alternative approaches, methodological debates.

IR205 - International Organizations (3 + 0) 6

The establishment of international organizations and their role in the current round of globalization; significant NGOs / IGOs and global/regional organizations, the UN, NATO, WB / IMF (the ?twins?), Mercosur, APEC and the EU.

IR207 - European Political History I (3 + 0) 6

The diplomatic relations between the European Powers and the Ottoman Empire in the 19th Century starting with the Vienna Congress of 1814; policies of Great Powers of Europe with regard to the Ottoman Empire and the main factors influencing these policies.

IR211 - International Political Economy (3 + 0) 6

The foreign trade and the distribution of income, economic integration and its political implications and the impacts of technology on foreign trade; international economic institutions and their impact on South-North relations.

IR212 - Research Methods (3 + 0) 6

Research design, research findings, the use of research techniques, literature review, measurement, sampling, survey, fieldwork, the use of available data, data analysis and presentation.

IR214 - European Political History II (3 + 0) 6

Major political events of 19th and 20th centuries; a survey of Ottoman Diplomacy in the contex of Eastern Question; political evolution of the Balkans and the Middle East in an interaction with 'European state-system'.

IR216 - History of Political Thought (3 + 0) 6

Political theory; the meaning of the ?political?; the delving ?underneath? the surface of political practice; the meaning of politics.

IR231 - Departmental English I (3 + 0) 3

Reading and understanding news analyses in internationally respected English language newspapers; writing cover letters, statement of purpose and similar exercises.

IR232 - Departmental English II (2 + 0) 3

Analysis of news articles from internationally acknowledged newspapers on current international political, economic and social events; contemporary issues.

IR301 - Internatıonal Law I (3 + 0) 5

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.

IR302 - International Law II (3 + 0) 5

The characteristics of the legal personality of states, their relations with individuals within and outside the country; maritime, aviation and space law.

IR303 - Turkısh Foreign Policy I (3 + 0) 6

The Turkish foreign policy at the establishment of the Turkish Republic; the main foreign policy issues during Cold War years and the factors affecting Turkish foreign policy in this period; the characteristics of Turkish diplomacy and the structure and organization of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.

IR304 - Turkish Foreign Policy II (3 + 0) 6

Turkish foreign policy from 1960 until today; Turkey?s relations with Europe, the USA and the South America, the Middle East, Russia and the Far East in this period; the foreign policy of Turkey according to the periods of Relative Autonomy, Turkey in the Orbit of Western Block and Turkey in the Orbit of Globalization.

IR307 - Contemporary Politics of the Middle East (3 + 0) 6

The 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.

IR314 - History and Politics of Russia and the Soviet Union (3 + 0) 6

The history of the Russian Empire, the history of the Soviet Union; the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the establishment of the new Russian Federation; on fields of restructuring and important problem areas.

IR333 - Departmental English III (3 + 0) 4

Reading and understanding news analyses in internationally respected English language newspapers; writing cover letters, statement of purpose and similar exercises.

IR334 - Departmental English IV (3 + 0) 4

Discussion of up-to-date subjects on international relations from a globally recognized and respectable newspaper in international media.

IR405 - American Foreign Policy (3 + 0) 6

The history, patterns and trends of American foreign policy; American foreign policy objectives in the light of its global engagement after the Second World War; the external and domestic influences on the formation of the American foreign policy during the Cold War.

IR421 - History and Politics of the Balkans (3 + 0) 6

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 and afterwards.

IR422 - Rising China: Current Issues in China`s Foreign and Economic Policies (3 + 0) 6

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

IR424 - European Union (3 + 0) 6

An introduction to the European Union (EU); basic features of the EU, its evolution, institutions and policies; a general outlook of European Union as a super-state entity.

IR435 - Departmental English V (2 + 0) 4

Reading and understanding of news analyses types of readings in internationally respected English language newspapers; development of writing skills which will focus on cover letter, statement of purpose and similar exercises.

IR436 - Departmental English VI (2 + 0) 4

Current international political, economic and social events; articles chosen from internationally acknowledged newspapers; writing exercices in the class.

PR119 - Fundamentals of Sociology (3 + 0) 5

Viewing, understanding and interpreting society; institutions and organizations that form the society; societal relations and processes.

TURK401 - Turkish Language I (2 + 0) 2

Languages and their classification; history of Turkish language, its spread over the world and its place among other languages; Turkish language in the republic era; orthography; expressions; foreign words, suffixes and prefixes; punctuation; language and verbalism.

TURK402 - Turkish Language II (2 + 0) 2

Written expression and its genres; bibliography; sentence structure and types; misexpression; verbal expressions.

Elective Courses

CHIN201 - Chinese I (3 + 0) 4

Vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at beginners level; various topics such as countries, nationalities, jobs, family, feelings, food and drink, colors and clothes and daily routines

CHIN202 - Chinese II (3 + 0) 4

Vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at beginners level; various themes such as transport, travel, dates, holidays, money, and shopping.

CHIN301 - Chinese III (3 + 0) 4

More vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at elementary level; various themes such as occupations, hobbies, countries, and functions such as asking for and giving information, offering and responding.

CHIN302 - Chinese IV (3 + 0) 4

More vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at elementary level; various themes such as travel, places, appearance, plans, health, weather, phone conversations, and cultural elements.

IR310 - Foreign Policy Analysis (3 + 0) 4

A comprehensive study of the theoretical framework of foreign policy analysis; topics like leadership, culture and levels of analysis; case studies about how different countries perceive the world and then formulate their foreign policies.

IR312 - Geopolitics (3 + 0) 4

The classical works of Kjellen, Ratzel, Mackinder, Mahan, Haushofer and Bowman; the itinerary of geopolitics in the post-Second-War era; the developments after the Cold War; Turkey and her neighbors.

IR315 - New Approaches to International Security (3 + 0) 4

The development of the concept of security, securitization, desecuritization; contemporary security risks such as terrorism, nuclear proliferation, poverty and environmental degradation.

IR320 - Turkish-Greek Relations and Cyprus (3 + 0) 4

The basics about the dispute between Turkey and Greece over the Aegean and Cyprus in a geo-political perspective; the details of each and every point of dispute; all the phases of the Cyprus question from the 1950`s to the establishment of the Republic as well as its destruction; the Greek violence against the Turkish community until the Turkish in

IR401 - Diplomatic Correspondence I (3 + 0) 4

Writing techniques and diplomatic terminology; diplomatic formalities and rules of protocol.

IR403 - Theory and Practice in Diplomacy (3 + 0) 4

The key concepts, theories and practices of diplomacy; various theoretical perspectives; historical and practical aspects of diplomacy, including prenegotiations, `around?the-table negotiations, momentum, packing agreement as well as the modes of diplomacy, such as bilateral diplomacy.

IR404 - Diplomatic Correpondence (3 + 0) 4

Writing techniques and diplomatic terminology; diplomatic formalities and rules of protocol.

IR406 - Current Issues in World Affairs (3 + 0) 4

Various current political issues and problems like Arab uprisings, Iranian nuclear crisis, latest developments in Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Turkish foreign policy, EU-Turkey relations, political developments in Russia and the US power and the rise of China and India.

IR407 - Comparative Politics (3 + 0) 4

A general development of comparative politics; comparative methodology; significant political issues such as welfare states, party structures, election systems, unitary-federal states, political economy.

IR408 - Human Rights in global Politics (3 + 0) 4

Aa wide range of topics starting with the foundations of human rights and a historical background on the development of the notion, human rights in connection to contemporary concepts and/or issues.

IR409 - China: Past and Present (3 + 0) 4

A chronological overview of the Chinese dynasties; the development of Chinese civilization throughout history; the 20th century history of China.

IR411 - EU`s Foreign Policy (3 + 0) 4

EU's common foreign and security policy and its relations with different regions in the world.

IR413 - Russian History (3 + 0) 4

Kievan Rus, Golden Horde, rise of Muscovy, Romanovs, Russian Empire, Bolshevik Revolution, Soviet History and Cold War; today`s Russia and Russians; intellectual life, wars of importance, impressive transformations, ideologies, nationalities.

IR415 - Ethnicity and Nationalism in International Politics (3 + 0) 4

Ethnicity, nation, nationalism and the historical development and change of these concepts.

IR417 - International Crisis Diplomacy (3 + 0) 4

Selected international and intra-state cases which developed into crises; lessons and suggestions of their management; the actions of United Nations.

IR418 - Russian Foreign Policy: Current Issues (3 + 0) 4

The historical, ideological and ""great power"" perspectives of Russian foreign policy; domestic policy dynamics; impacts of regional and global developments in the making of the Russian foreign policy.

IR419 - War and Peace in the Middle East (3 + 0) 4

The origins of wars and conflicts and their consequences on the regional politics; the war and peace periods in the Middle East; objectives of individual states both inside and outside the region; the influences of Cold War on the peace and conflicts in the Middle East.

IR420 - Conflict Resolution (3 + 0) 4

Conflict resolution as an important definition in IR discipline; the existing conflict resolution actions in world politics; Turkey`s current position in conflict resolution.

IR441 - EU Non-discrimination Promotion within and beyond the EU (EUNONDI) (3 + 0) 5

The course unpacks EU's non-discrimination regime and the role of the EU in promoting it in EU member states, EU candidate states and EU neighbours.

IR442 - EU Non-discrimination Promotion in Turkey (EUNONDI) (3 + 0) 5

The course unpacks EU's transformative power and Turkey, EU's non-discrimination regime and the role of the EU in promoting it in Turkey, Turkish current state in non-discrimination, different issue areas within the principle of non-discrimination in Turkey.

IR491 - CO_OP Practice I (3 + 0) 5

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IR492 - CO_OP Practice II (3 + 0) 5

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IR493 - CO_OP Practice III (3 + 0) 5

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RUS201 - Russian I (3 + 0) 4

Vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at beginners level; various topics such as countries, nationalities, jobs, family, feelings, food and drink, colors and clothes and daily routines.

RUS202 - Russian II (3 + 0) 4

Vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at beginners level; various themes such as transport, travel, dates, holidays, money, and shopping.

RUS301 - Russian III (3 + 0) 4

More vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at elementary level; various themes such as occupations, hobbies, countries, and functions such as asking for and giving information, offering and responding.

RUS302 - Russian IV (3 + 0) 4

More vocabulary, structure and communicative skills at elementary level; various themes such as travel, places, appearance, plans, health, weather, phone conversations, and cultural elements