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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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.

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.

IR491 - CO_OP Practice I (3 + 0) 5


IR492 - CO_OP Practice II (3 + 0) 5


IR493 - CO_OP Practice III (3 + 0) 5


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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.