Since its establishment in 1997, Department of International Relations has mainly aimed at enhancing its students’ perspectives in order to cope with changing world conjuncture. In accordance with such aim, our department has gradually developed both quality and quantity of its academic staff.
Moreover, in a world with emphasis on globalization and changing nature of nation-state formation, the department’s one of the main aims is to understand and analyze this changing nature by taking historical dimension into consideration while foreseeing contemporary world politics.
As a result of such goals to pursue, our department seeks for educating students in order to have capacity to both conduct an analytical problem-solving to the aforementioned world conjuncture and effectively express themselves in accordance with an analytical framework.
Our curriculum, on this basis, was prepared in accordance with contemporary conjuncture of our country and the world by considering various curriculums concerning Department of International Relations all around the world. The first year of our curriculum, which aims at understanding and analyzing past, today and future simultaneously, provides general knowledge to introduce basic concepts of international relations.
Starting from the second year, the curriculum offers more enhanced knowledge concerning international relations. By the virtue of this, as from the second year, students start to become more specialized about international relations. On this basis, main subjects of the second year of our curriculum are International Relations, International Politics, International Relations Theory, International Organizations and Political History.
In the third and fourth year, students become more and more specific about the subjects concerning international relations. The purpose in this specification is to prepare students to determine their area of specialization by especially providing elective courses about Middle East Politics, Balkan Politics, Central Asian and Caucasian Politics and European Politics.