ECTS - - International Relations
Compulsory Departmental Courses
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.