International Law (UI507) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
International Law UI507 General Elective 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Elective Courses
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Ali İbrahim Akkutay
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To acquire the basic knowledge of the normative structure of public international law. To focus on international treaties, certain international court decisions and major state behaviors in order to understand the manifestation of law in international relations.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To study the impact of international law and legal rethoric on the members of international society, international organizations, individuals and communities. To analyze the role of law from an international relations perspective.
  • To understand the process of legal argumentation and how legal arguments are turned into political and diplomatic rethoric. To comprehend the legal legitimacy process in diplomatic mindset.
Course Content Major international treaties, certain court decisions, theories of international law and international relations and the history of public international law; the role of law on the state-to-state (international) level.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course None
2 International Society and International Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter I (1- 2- 3)
3 Sources of International Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter I (4-5)
4 The Role of International Law in Domestic Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter II (1- 2)
5 Uluslararası Hukukun İç Hukuka Adaptasyonu Aslan Gündüz, Chapter II (3)
6 Unilateral and Multilateral Transactions Aslan Gündüz, Chapter III
7 UN System (I) Aslan Gündüz, Chapter IV
8 UN System (II) Aslan Gündüz, Chapter IV
9 Midterm Exam None
10 International Organizations Aslan Gündüz, Chapter XII
11 International Law - I Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VI (1- 2- 3)
12 International Law - II Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VI (4- 5- 6)
13 International Space Law and Aviation Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VII
14 International Environmental Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VIII
15 International Human Rights Law Aslan Gündüz, Chapter VIII
16 Final Exam None


Course Book 1. Aslan Gündüz, Milletlerarası Hukuk, (İstanbul: Beta Yayınları), 2013.
2. Ian Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law, (New York: Oxford University Press), 1996.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 20
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
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 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 Skills to understand, compare and paraphrase the basic concepts of law as a jurist following common principles of law.
2 Skills to solve problems using a critical point of view when necessary , to determine and analyse the theoretical and implementation problems of law
3 Contribution to understanding, planning, exercising and coordinating the functionss of law, by explaining and practising
4 Skills to understand the strategic, tactical and practical sides of public law.
5 Skills to understand the local, national, international, universal and supranational sides of public law
6 Skills to understand the modern methods and differences of law
7 Skills to participate in/inter disciplinary group works successfully
8 Skills to adopt open minded behaviors in the way of learning and attempting
9 Skills to assimilate and carry the rules of ethics and profession within the framework of social responsibility
10 Skills to use Turkish efficiently in writing and speaking, and have the communication talent that is required by a law related career
11 Skills to approach critically and creatively on the legal and social problems in terms of rule of law and ideal of justice
12 Skills to understand and practice the national and international sides of law through case law and judicial implementations
13 Skills to prepare/present a written or oral academic study within the framework of acedemic ethic and rules
14 Skills to use vocational information technologies efficiently in solving legal problems
15 Skills to reinforce knowledge of foreign languages and command of legal terminolgy

ECTS/Workload Table

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