FACULTY OF POLITICS

Department of International Relations

 

International Relations (BSc):

International Relations is one of the most popular study areas for international students. It is the study of international problems and issues, which cover political, economic, military, technological, cultural and environmental subjects. Students enrolled in the BSc program are required to complete forty basic courses with 120 credits and the internship at the end of the third year which must be minimum of 30 calendar days. Students are, in addition, required to obtain a pass in Turkish language and National History in order to fulfill the requirements of this balanced program.

Courses of the department include political science, law, diplomacy, international politics, geopolitics, geostrategy, political history and political thought, European studies, international organizations, economics, business as well as regional area studies focusing on important regions of the world politics. On completing the program, the students are expected to acquire competency in conceptual and historical information regarding international social and political phenomena, critical and analytical thinking, the development of oral communication, written, and research skills in English, an inter-disciplinary approach to both regional and global conflicts as well as conflict resolution strategies, and theoretical and practical capability for development of leadership, team-work, decision making, and problem solving skills.

Successful graduates of the programme will have the opportunity to seek employment in diplomatic areas, public institutions, international organisations, private companies with international connections, media as well as universities and strategic research organisations.

a.     Aim of Program

On completing the program, the students are expected to acquire competency in conceptual and historical information regarding international social and political phenomena, critical and analytical thinking, the development of oral communication, written, and research skills in English, an inter-disciplinary approach to both regional and global conflicts as well as conflict resolution strategies, and theoretical and practical capability for development of leadership, team-work, decision making, and problem solving skills.

b.    Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Sciences degree in International Relations Employment Opportunities

c.     Educational Objectives

Successful graduates of the programme will have the opportunity to seek employment in diplomatic areas, public institutions, and international organizations, private companies with international connections, media as well as universities and strategic research organizations.

d.    Educational Methods

 Lecturers teach/explain the topics using audio &visual tools during  2/3 of course time, 1/3 of it is conducted as seminar style IAT interactive method principles.

 Research based activities such as; doing presentation and writing article related with course subject are executed by the students.

e.     Graduation Requirements

 Students have to complete 120 credits,

 Students should be at least 2 CGPA or above,

 Students are required to do 30 days internship,

 Students must also pass from four non-credit courses related with Turkish History and Languages.

 





Course Descriptions

Description of Courses (Department of International Relations)

 

IRE102 - Introduction to International Relations  This course introduces students to the structures and processes of international politics and surveys the major global issues of our time - nations, categories, and principles of international relations. The course focuses on the functions of the modern nation-state system and the patterns of conflict and co-operation in contemporary international relations. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding of how the international political system works and help them develop their own perspective on global issues.

IRE201 - Comparative Politics I: Issues and concepts in comparative politics, political socialization and culture; political recruitment and structure are reviewed. Interest groups and interest articulation as well as political parties, government and policy making are considered. The course also focuses on the politics, cultures, and political systems of the major European countries.

 

IRE204 - Comparative Politics II: This course deals with the history, culture administrative and political structure of various countries. The aim of this program is to enable the students to use the concepts of comparative politics in order to analyze the concrete political backgrounds of countries of different economic and political settings. Case studies such as England, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China and America

 

IRE206 - Third World Politics   This course examines important features of politics; economics, society and culture in developing nations and focuses on common problems associated with political modernization, economic development and social change in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Through comparative analysis, the course also attempts to develop generalizations about key problems and prospects in various regions of the developing world.

 

IRE208 - International Relations Theory  This course provides an analysis of the three important theoretical debates of international relations: Idealism / Realism, Traditionalism / Behaviorism and Realism/Neo-realism. The course also addresses the central assumptions and key concepts of various theories in international relations, with emphasis on concepts propositions and, the current critique.

 

IRE301 - International Organizations  This course focuses on the role played by international organizations in world politics. Most attention is given to international governmental organizations, such as the United Nations, the European Union, and other regional organizations. Non-governmental organizations from multinational corporations to the International Red Cross are discussed as well. The course investigates the extent to which all these organizations contribute to the development of a peaceful and just community of nations.

 

IRE302 - History & Politics OF the Balkans the course mainly concentrates on the effects of World War II on the politics and economics of the Balkans. The course also focuses on recent conflicts and developments in former Yugoslavia such as wars in Bosnia and Kosovo as well as the future EU prospects of the Western Balkan states.

 

IRE304 - The Caucasus & Central Asia   This course will cover the modern history of the countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia which obtained independence following the breakdown of the Soviet Union in 1991. These include the present states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia in the Caucasus, and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. The first part of the course will provide a historical background necessary to understand the problems of the post-Soviet period. The second part will analyze the radical transformations in the region following the collapse of the Soviet Union and subsequently will focus on major regional conflicts such as the Karabagh issue between Azerbaijan and Armenia and the 2008 War between Georgia and Russia.

 

IRE305 - History & Politics of the Middle East  The course will focus on the formation of the modern Middle East, the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the impact of colonialism, Arab nationalism, the ideological struggles, the oil politics, the power of stereotypes, tradition and modernization. The objectives of the course are to provide a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern politics with specific references to the region`s economy, culture and society. Considering recent developments in the region, the course aims to study Middle Eastern politics within a broader context of international system, regional economic developments and bilateral relations among the regional countries, the Middle East and World Politics after 11 September and future prospects in the Palestinian-Israeli problem.

 

IRE308 - Global Peace & Security  In-depth study of issues related to global security of the XX-XXI century: proliferation of weapons  of  mass  destruction,  arms  control  and  disarmament,  international  terrorism,  regional  conflicts,  oil  and  energy problems in Politics, etc. The course will examine major trends, challenges and future prospects in the mentioned areas.

 

IRE309 – International Law   The nature and role of international law in the interaction of states. The basic terminology of international law. Problems of interpretation and enforcement. The relation between law and power; treaties and the legal basis of diplomacy, international organizations, international law and war, human rights under international law.

 

IRE312 - Foreign Policy Analysis This course is an introduction to ways of thinking critically about foreign policy analysis. It will examine some historical as well as current cases to question the statist approaches to foreign policy. The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of foreign policy formulation by evaluating the role of different actors and organizations in the definition of national interests.

 

IRE403 - Turkish Diplomatic History & Foreign Politics  The course examines the central dilemmas and assumptions about Turkish foreign policy; past, present, and the near future. The course gives a very detailed analysis to the historical background such as foreign relations of the late Ottoman Empire and Republican Turkish Foreign Policy, as well as most contemporary and challenging issues of Turkish Foreign Policy including Turkey-European Union relations, Cyprus Problem, Human Rights and Kurdish issues.

 

IRE404 - European Union Studies  Background of the European Union: Europe before and after World War II. The political framework of the European Union. Economic integration of the European Union, the social framework of the European Union, the external relationship of the European Union. The Single European Act. European Union beyond Maastricht.

 

IRE405 - International Politics of Cyprus  This course studies the Cyprus problem, initiating from discussions regarding to history of Cyprus, the Ottoman Rule, the British Rule, Republic of Cyprus to analysis regarding to 1974 Turkish Peace Operation and afterwards. The course also focuses on relatively contemporary issues including the establishment of the TRNC, the Annan Plan and the future while examining possible solutions to it and looks at the role of the international powers in finding a solution.

 

IRE408 - Conflict Studies & Dispute Settlement This course looks at the economic/cultural/political and religious aspects of conflict and examines some theories, which prescribe solutions to these problems. The purpose of the course is to assist students in clarifying their own substantive views on conflict studies and dispute settlement. Specifically, the students will have broader and detailed knowledge about Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Cyprus problem, Human Rights issues and Kurdish Problem. The students are advised to take this course in their graduating year.

 

IRE411 - Post Cold War International Relations This course is a survey of current developments, issues, and problem areas of international relations in the post-Cold War era. The specific attention is given to the changing concept of security, new security agenda, and the emergence of complex issues, rise of ethnic conflicts, and the post 9/11.

 

IRE412 - US Foreign Policy This course is a good application of international relations theories into real life. Students will be able to see how theory is and has been applied to real life by the only super-power of our time. How has the international system changed, and what are the effects of this on states today? What role did the US play on this change? These questions will be answered.

 

IRE415 – Turkey-EU Relations This course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of political, economic and security issues that influence relations between Turkey and the EU.  The course will analyze major breakthroughs in Turkey-EU relations with a particular emphasis on the role of European institutions, notably the European Commission and the Council, on Turkey’s relations with the EU. Major issues regarding Turkey’s EU candidacy and future membership will also be examined.

 

IRE419 – Research Methods This course aims to set the basics for students to cultivate methodological and analytical skills to design and conduct a research in the field of political science. Firstly students are provides with an awareness of the various traditions and approaches of political science research. Secondly they explore different research methods and their applicability. The course also enables student by setting the necessary foundation to progress to more advance texts in the areas of qualitative and quantitative research methods. 

 

IRE420 - GRADUATİON PROJECT This project aims to give the students an opportunity to conduct a small scale research on the study of International Relations. This will involve critically analyzing a particular case and using a theoretical framework to investigate an aspect of the case more fully.

 

IRE421 – Greek-Turkish Relations This course will firstly compare and contrast the geographical and historical backgrounds of Turkey & Greek while highlighting their political development, political economy and institutional arrangements.  Subsequently we will shift our attention to areas of friction between the two countries, most notably the Cyprus Problem and the disputes over the Aegean Sea, and a discussion of the reasons why these problems have become so entrenched.  The course will also analyze the impact of these problems on Turkey’s relations with the EU.

 

IRE422 - Euro-Mediterranean Relations The purpose and objective of this course is to provide an understanding about the relations between the European Union and the Mediterranean Partners. Specifically, the past, continuity, and problems in the emerging of Euro-Mediterranean Partnership is discussed along with European and Southern partners’ responses to this partnership. The course also includes discussions regarding to the problems & paradoxes within the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, changing concept of security and its relevance to the European and Southern Partners, the socio-economic disparities in the Mediterranean and obstacles on sustainable development and the Spread of Radical Islam and Terrorism, illegal immigration, oil, environmental problems.

 

IRE423 - History and Politics of The Far East In this course we will compare and contrast political development, political economy, modernization, and state-society relations, as well as institutional arrangements of major Far Eastern countries. The Far East is defined as a geographic region containing two major powers (China and Japan) and some other medium-level powers. Topics of the course will include geographical, historical, and cultural backgrounds of the Far Eastern states as well as their government structures, electoral systems, and decision-making processes.

 

IRE 417     International Conflict Case Studies The course aims to explain historical progress and contemporary issues about chosen states conflicts. Presentations will be done by students on the conflicts such as Middle East conflicts, proxy wars by super or great powers, power and energy wars.

IRE 317     Diplomatic Protocol The course aims to explain definition of protocol, Vienna  Convention, how to address diplomatic  corps, attending formal events and planning formal tables, organizing  formal visits and diplomatic writing skills.

IRE 425     Diplomatic Correspondence The course aims to teach diplomatic communication skills, correspondence methods like writing letters, talking, body language, negotiation and 

TJ 030 - Internship (NC)

The internship is compulsory for the students at the end of third year. Its period must be minimum of 30 calendar days and students are required to prepare a report. 

Description of Courses (Department of Political Science & Public Adminisrations)

POLS 101 - Introduction to Political Science (3,0)3

This course introduces students to the discipline of political science. Basic definitions of the political process and the fundamental concepts used in studying politics are discussed. The course acquaints students with how political scientists think about society and provides a basis for more sophisticated research and understanding of empirical political theory, as well as skills for analysing political and social issues.

Textbook: Roskin, Michael G. & Cord, Robert L. & Medeiros, James A. & Jones, Walter, S. 2012. Political Science: An Introduction (12/E). Pearson.

 

PUB 102 - Introduction to Public Administration (3,0)3

Fundamentals of public administration and public policy: concepts, principles, and procedures; bureaucracy and factors of its continuous growth. Introduction to public policy process, policy implementation, principles of management in public administration, and of leadership in public organisations, budgeting, programme evaluation, and relations between central and local governments (principles of federalism) is presented and then a brief consideration of power and information hierarchy in public agencies and enterprises and issues relating to public privatisation is offered.

Textbook: Shafritz, Jay M. & Russell, E. W. & Borick, Christopher P. 2012. Introducing Public Administration (8th Edition). Pearson.

HIS 104 - World History & Civilizations (3,0)3

This course introduces the historical development of civilizations around the world, in terms of culture, economy, religion and politics. The course also focus on the rise and fall of the first civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece and Macedonia, Egypt, China, Roman Empire, early medieval states of the Western Europe, Byzantium, The Crusaders and Islam, Renaissance and Reformation periods, the Ottoman Empire, geographical and scientific discoveries, transformation of Europe and the relations between the rise of the Nation State and the development of culture.

Textbook: Cole, Joshua & Symes, Carol. 2012. Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture (Brief Third Edition) (Vol. 1). W. W. Norton & Company.

POLS 202 - History of Political Thought (3,0)3

An analysis of the concepts of politics through the writings of major political thinkers, especially Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Marx and Mill is presented. Special focus will centre on the foundations of modern authoritarian and democratic politics. The course is a preparation to Contemporary Political Theory.

Textbook: Rosen, Michael & Wolff, Jonathan. 1999. Political Though (Oxford Readers). Oxford University Press.

PUB 204 - Public Policy Formulation & Implementation (3,0)3

The course reviews the complete chain of government decision making from policy formulation to its implementation and its evaluation in various public areas such as education, environment, health care and social welfare. The course covers the major elements and issues of government procedures and decision-making. It reviews the players, institutions and other factors affecting policy formulation and implementation in selected policy areas including non-profit organisations and the typology of interest groups. The objective of the course is to inform the student studying government management, business or public administration to understand both public - and private - sector development processes.

Textbook: Sapru, R.K. 2012. Public Policy: Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation. Sterling Publishers.

PUB 206 - Constitutional Law (3,0)3

A general and comparative introduction to constitutional law and public law for Turkey and other countries such as the USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan. The course deals with the constitutional law as a political legal document as regards state and sovereignty, parliamentary democracy, liberalism and authoritarianism, citizen participation, plurality, and the principles of freedom and equality.

Textbook: Hames, Joanne Banker & Ekern, Yvonne. 2013. Constitutional Law Principles & Practice, Delmar Cengage Learning.

POLS 301 - European Political History (3,0)3

Historical analysis of political and diplomatic relations between the great powers of Europe in the late XIX-XX century is presented and then the introduction of U.S. politics into the world power arena is included to the analysis. The emphasis is initially placed on the relations between Britain, France, Austria, Russia, Germany and the Ottoman Empire; the Eastern Question, German and Italian unifications, the Balkan Crisis, World War I and II. In the second half of the course, the emphasis will shift to the post-World War II diplomatic events: the peace conferences and settlements, the creation of the European Community, the history and political dynamics of the Cold War, and its European implications.

Textbooks: Roberts, J.M. 1992. History of the World. London: Penguin Books.

Peacock, H.L. 1982. A History of Modern Europe 1789-1981. London: Heinemann Educational.

POLS 302 - Political Psychology (3,0)3

This course provides a psychological analysis of the political process, with special attention given to political socialisation and alienation as the two important political stages, which needs the utmost psychological attention in order to be well understood.

Textbook: Houghton, David Patrick. 2008. Political Psychology: Situations, Individuals, and Cases. Routledge.

POLS 303 - Turkish Politics (3,0)3

This course aims to give a detailed knowledge and understanding of the scientific analysis of major political events in Turkey. Political structure, political culture, political system, election systems, party systems, ideologies and the basic political tendencies within the Ottoman-Turkish context is also be analysed from a sociological and historical point of view.

Textbook: Zurcher, Erik J. 2004. Turkey: A Modern History. I.B. Tauris.

 

POLS 304 - Political Ideologies (3,0)3

Concepts and issues such as civil society, citizenship, nationalism, liberalism, conservatism, feminism, socialism, national-socialism, fascism, racism, sexism and other various new social movements and political ideologies is discussed both in theory and in actual practice. The course also connects ideologies to a broader social and economic system.

Textbooks: Ball, Terence & Dagger, Richard. 2011. Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal (8/E), Pearson.

Baradat, Leon P. 1988. Political Ideologies: Their Origins and Impact, Prentice Hall.

 

PUB 304 - Programme Evaluation & Auditing (3,0)3

Public programme evaluation and productivity improvement. Stages of scientific and practical development: efficiency, budgeting, management, privatisation, auditing, etc. Types of evaluation: front-end analysis, process evaluation, problem monitoring, impact evaluation, synthesis and auditing methods. Fundamentals: definition, objectives, measures, study plans, etc. Detailed study of the major three innovations: The Bottom Line, Inspectors, and Total Quality Management. Scientific, technical, ethical problems associated with programme evaluation.

Textbook: Johnstone, Karla & Gramling, Audrey. 2013. Auditing: A Risk-Based Approach to Conducting a Quality Audit. Cengage Learning.

 

PUB 305 - Public Finance & Budgeting (3,0)3

Fiscal functions and institutions in public sector. Typology of public budgeting process. Allocation, distribution and public choice: social goods and distribution. Structure of public expenditure and financial policy: expenditure evaluation, programmes and case studies. Principles of taxation: tax equity and tax incidence, excess burden

 

 

 and taxation effects. Tax structure: individual income, corporate income and other taxes. Fiscal federalism: principles and structure –case studies of different countries’ fiscal hierarchy.

Textbook: Nice, David C. 2001. Public Budgeting. Cengage Learning.

 

POLS 306 - Research Methods (3,0)3

This course is an introductory course to research methodology including research process and techniques, data collection, processing and analysis, findings and interpretation. The students will also complete a research project of their own and will learn to use scientific methods.

Textbook: Neuman, W. Lawrence. 2003. Social Research Methods. Pearson Education Inc.

 

POLS 307 - Domestic Politics of Cyprus (3,0)3

Domestic of Politics of Cyprus is a departmental elective course which aims to enlighten students about the political parties and political life in northern Cyprus with a particular focus on the effects of internal politics on Cyprus Dispute.

Textbook: Ker-Lindsay, James. 2011. The Cyprus Problem: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press.

 

PUB 307 - Public Policy Analysis I, (3,0) 3

The course deals with how public policies are decided, evaluated and planned in the complex system of bureaucracy, politics, law and economy and through the interaction of public and private entities, citizens and public bodies.  It starts with first how certain social demands and needs come into the agenda of public bodies and then are decided and turned into initial formulations and then how public policies are decided legally in political and bureaucraic bodies. The course offers several  case studies in the form of public projects and plans to teach how public system decides.

Textbook: Kraft, Michael E. 2012. Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 4th Edition. CQ Press.

 

POLS 308 - Civil-Military Relations (3,0)3

Civil-Military Relations is a departmental elective course that focuses on the literature of civil-military relations with a particular focus on Turkish democracy experience.

Textbook: Danopoulos, Constantin P. 2004. Civil-Military Relations, Nation-Building, and National Identity: Comparative Perspectives. Praeger.

 

PUB 308 - Public Policy Analysis II, (3,0) 3

The course follows the course PUB 307 Public Policy Analysis I and offers the detailed analysis of how public policies, once decided, are put into practice and implemented stage by stage through concrete programs and projects,  analyzing financing, tendering and controlling processes as well as making the final evaluation of the policy in terms of its starting point, purpose, objectives and realization. 

Textbook: Kraft, Michael E. 2012. Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 4th Edition. CQ Press.

 

POLS 401 - Political Sociology (3,0)3

This course aims to give detailed knowledge and a required formation regarding fundamental subjects of political sociology to students from various programmes of the Faculty. In addition it aims to teach students how to reach the required knowledge and to equip themselves with the ability of analytical thinking. Another objective of the course is to re-examine political experience and the socio-political structure of various cases including Turkey. In accordance we will frequently try to understand the relationships between some sociological-political theories and certain aspects of our own societies in practice.

Textbook: Giddens, Anthony. 2000. Sociology, Polity Press.

 

PUB 402 - Comparative Public Administration (3,0)3

Comparative study of public sector structures and reforms in the developed industrial countries (US, Canada, France, UK, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia, Holland, as well as countries of Central and Eastern Europe, and Turkey). Issues, pertaining to the “DPM” formula, developed by the Chicago School of economics – Deregulation, Privatisation, Marketization, and their significance for public administration Different countries’ experiences with adapting their public structures and strategies to the constantly changing needs of growing economy and social problems.

Textbook: Chandler, J.A. 2014. Comparative Public Administration. Routledge.

 

PUB 403 - Local Government & Administration (3,0)3

The course is concerned with the relationship between central and local governments; responsibilities of municipalities and other local administrative units in delivering services, generating resources, evaluating and controlling municipal programmes. It also considers democratic and participatory function of local governments as well as problems and theories of urban and regional politics.

Textbook: Bowman, Ann O’M & Kearney, Richard C. 2011. State and Local Government: The Essentials. Cengage Learning.

 

POLS 407 - Global Political Economy (3,0)3

This course discusses key international political economic issues using a case based approach. Topics: Economic and political challenges of trade liberalization for both industrialized and developing nations, the role of natural resources and foreign direct investment in economic development, regionalism, global capital flows and financial crises, strategic trade and competition. The course also deals with political globalization as regards economic globalization and the dissolution of international system into a global one.

Textbook: Ravenhill, John. 2014. Global Political Economy. Oxford University Press.

 

POLS 408 - Media Politics (3,0)3

The course deals with the production of information, image and news within political and ideological processes and with the relationship between political system and media. The course also analyze how political system communicate with the citizens anf contribute to the formation of public space and how citizens impact on politicians, bureaucrats by implementing a public control system.

Textbook: McQuail, Denis & Siune, Karen. 1998. Media Policy – Convergence, Concentration & Commerce, Euromedia Research Group, SAGE Publications.

POLS 409 - Nation State & Nationalism (3,0)3

This course covers nationalism and nation building in historical perspective. Ethnicity, national consciousness and ethnic nationalism will be analysed in an international comparative framework. The course deals with nationalism in the context of nation state and its building process and hence offers some aspects of state theories in general and social-cultural integration of people and citizens into a general social whole.

Textbook: Malesevic, Sinisa. 2013. Nation-States and Nationalisms: Organization, Ideology and Solidarity. Polity.

 

POLS 410 - Gender Politics (3,0)3

The course concerns male-female relations and gender identities in political life and puts special emphasis on the development of feminist theories and shows that gender identities are socially produced and have impacts on civil society and political power. Gender politics also considers woman question and woman movements in particular.

Textbook: Krook, Mona Lena & Childs, Sarah. 2010. Woman, Gender, and Politics: A Reader. Oxford University Press.

 

POLS 412 - Theories Of Democracy (3,0)3

The course introduces conceptions of democracy from antiquity to modernity and post-modernity and deals with antique, liberal-plural democracy, social-democracy and socialist democracy, radical post-modern democracy. The course focus on liber theory of democracy and democratic institutions in particular.

Textbook: Terchek, Ronald J. & Conte, Thomas C. 2000. Theories of Democracy: A Reader. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 

 

POLS 413 - CONTEMPORARY HUMAN RIGHTS (3,0)3

This is an introductory course on the theory and practice of international human rights. The full range of human rights issues-international, national and non-governmental- will be covered. The course also analyses Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law War of Law in the context of human rights violations of the recent periods.

Textbook: Neier, Aryeh. 2013. The International Human Rights Movement: A History (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity). Princeton University Press.

 

POLS 414 - International Environmental Politics (3,0)3

This course will focus on applying divergent theoretical approaches to analysis of the causes, consequences for resolvability of international environmental issues, and look at how these issues in turn affect the future of international relations.

Textbook: Brenton, Tony. 1994. The Greening of Machiavelli. London: Earthscan Publications Ltd.

POLS 415 - Political Parties & Election Systems (3,0)3

This course is designed to introduce the student to some basic aspects of the Turkish social structure; such as politics, system of norms and economy, population, modes of residence, social classes and family will be other important issues of concern.

Textbooks: Michels, Robert. 1966. Political Parties. Free Press.

Dalton, Russell J. & Farrell, David M. 2013. Political Parties and Democratic Linkage: How Parties Organize Democracy. Oxford University Press.

 

POLS 416 - Theories Of State (3,0)3

The course is concerned with the theories of state according to its classical, liberal, conservative, Weberian, Marxist and Post-modern conceptions and forcuses on the modern state, its functions and political-bureaucratic organization in particular, and its relation to society, law, economy and international system. Finally, the course concerns fordist, Keynesian, welfare and nation characteristics which under change and dissolution.

Textbook: Vincent, Andrew. 1991. Theories of State. Wiley-Blackwell.

POLS 417 - Contemporary Political Theory (3,0)3

This course outlines the history of political thought of more recent thinkers, all of whom have reformulated classical political theories in the twentieth century, such as V. Lenin, Frederich Hayek, Antonio Gramsci, Hannah Arendth, Lousi Althusser, Michael Focault, John Rawls, Andre Gorz, Jurgen Habermas, Ralph Miliband, and Francis Fukuyama, Manuell Castells, and David Harvey.

Textbook: Kymlicka, Will. 2001. Contemporary Political Philosophy: An Introduction. Oxford University Press.

 

POLS 418 – Lobbying (3,0)3

This course is concerned with explaining the concept of lobbying and different techniques of lobbying for interest groups in modern democratic political life. 

Textbook: Guyer, Robert L. 2007. Guide to State Legislative Lobbying, Third Edition. Engineering THE LAW, Inc.

STJ 030 - Internship (NC)

The internship is compulsory for the students at the end of third year. Its period must be minimum of 30 calendar days and students are required to prepare a report. 

CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
BUS101 Intro. to Business & Mgmt. 3 0 3 6

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page

COMP103 Computer Applications l 3 0 3 4

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page

PSYC100 Psychology 3 0 3 4

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Humanity Sciences Faculty web page.

POLS101 Introduction to Political Science 3 0 3 10

This course introduces students to the discipline of political science. Basic definitions of the political process and the fundamental concepts used in studying politics are discussed. The course acquaints students with how political scientists think about society and provides a basis for more sophisticated research and understanding of empirical political theory, as well as skills for analyzing political and social issues.

Textbook: Roskin, Michael G. & Cord, Robert L. & Medeiros, James A. & Jones, Walter, S. 2012. Political Science: An Introduction (12/E). Pearson.

Course Unit Title

Introduction to Political Science

Course Unit Code

POLS 101

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Bachelors Degree

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

 6 ECTS

Theoretical (hour/week)

2

Practice (hour/week)

1

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

1/4

Semester when the course unit is delivered

1/8

 Name of Lecturer (s)

 

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Prerequisities and co-requisities

-

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Work Placement(s)

None

Objectives of the Course

The course aims to explain major features and development in political sciences in order to provide a comprehensive basis for understanding the dynamics of political science. General objectives of the course include the development of oral, written, and research skills. Through the semester, the students would be asked to show the evidence of having read the required material, and make the relevant contribution. Additionally, their presentational and written skills aimed to be developed through the presentation of term papers.

  • Learning Outcomes
  • When this course has been completed the student should be able to
 

Assessment

1

Students will be aware of the various traditions and approaches of political science.

  • 1,2,4

2

They will cultivate methodological and analytical skills to design a research methodology via the course work they will prepare

  • 1,2,3,4

3

They will have the necessary foundation to progress to more advance texts in the areas of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The list of some of more advance texts is provided at the back of the main text book.

  • 1,2,4

4

They will implement some of the theoretical knowledge acquired in student projects

  • 1,2,3,4
  • Assessment Methods: 1. Written Exam, 2. Debates 3. Project/Report, 4.Presentation, 5 Lab. Work
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

CL

1

Develop critical, analytical and strategic thinking and enhance effective decision-making

2

2

Demonstrate ability for team working, collaboration and leadership

3

3

Have detailed knowledge about Political Science and Public Administration discipline and awareness of a variety of ideas, concepts and theories within this framework,

5

4

Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills

4

5

Gain IT skills for conducting research using various resources and databases

4

6

Acquire practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation

-

7

Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the political science and public administration disciplines

3

8

Apply theoretical Political Science and Public Administration knowledge to contemporary problems challenging the states.

4

9

Gain knowledge on economics and global economic issues

2

CL: Contribution Level (1: Very Low, 2: Low, 3: Moderate 4: High, 5:Very High)

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

 

TOPICS

 

Theoretical Courses

Application

 

1

Lecture: Introduction

Introduction to the course and overview of the course syllabus. Information about course contends and objectives and statement of what is expected from the students during the course.

 

 

2

Lecture: The Definitions and History of Political Science

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of political science up to the First World War.

 

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

3

Lecture: The Definitions and History of Political Science

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of political science up to the Second World War.

 

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

4

Lecture: Functions and Approaches on Political Science

Discussions regarding to functions of political science communism, socialism, liberalism, conservatism and fascism.

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

5

Lecture: Functions and Approaches on Political Science communism and socialism.

Discussions regarding to communism and socialism.

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

6

Lecture: Functions and Approaches on Political Science liberalism.

 

Discussions regarding to liberalism

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

7

Lecture: Functions and Approaches on Political Science conservatism, fascism.

 

Discussions regarding to

conservatism, fascism

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

8

Mid-term

 

 

9

Lecture: New Political Ideologies

Discussions regarding to the new political ideologies

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

10

   Lecture: The changing world order

 

Discussions regarding the World order been       significantly changed as a result of the end of the Cold War

 

Two hours lecture

  One-hour seminar

 

11

Lecture: Postmodernity and ‘post-isms’

 

Discussions regarding to the variety of ‘post-isms’, examples of which include ‘post-liberalism’, ‘postMarxism’ and ‘post-feminism’.

 

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

12

Lecture: Globalization

Discussions regarding to the globalization which is called a ‘borderless world’..

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

13

Lecture: Political Ideologies in the future

 

Discussion regarding the current issues and new social movements (the peace movement, the women`s movement, the gay movement, the green movement, radical feminism and ecologism.)

Two hours lecture

One-hour seminar

 

14

Student Presentations, Review and Feedback Week.

The overall review of the whole semester, re-evaluation of the issues and course contents that requested by students.

 

 

15

Final Examination

 

 

Textbook / Material / Recommended Readings

Text book:    

Heywood, Andrew (2003), Political Ideologies: An Introduction Palgrave Macmillan

 

Recommended Readings:

Eccleshall, R. et al. (2003) Political Ideologies: An Introduction, 3rd edn. London and New York: Routledge.

 

Grigsby, Ellen, 4th Edition, (2009) Analyzing Politics

An Introduction to Political Science, Wadsworth Learning.

 

Lipson, Leslie, (1986), Politika Biliminin Temel Sorunları, (Çeviri: Tuncer Karamustafaoğlu), Birlik Yayıncılık.

 

Althusser, L. (1987), Politika ve Tarih, (Çevirenler: Alaeddin Şenel, Ömür Sezgin), V Yayınları.

 

Oktay, Cemil, (2003), Siyaset Bilimi İncelemeleri, Alfa Basım.

 

 

ASSESMENT

 

Semester (Year) Interior Activities

Number

 Semester (year) Note the% Contribution to

 

Attendance Participation

13

5

 

Quiz

1

5

 

Presentation

1

5

 

Mid-term

1

30

 

Term Project

1

10

 

Final

1

45

 

TOTAL

 

100

 

 

 

 

Course Learning, Teaching and Assessment Activities in the Framework Calculation of the workload

Activities

Number

Duration (hour)

Total Workload(hour)

Theory

 

14

3

42

Term Project

1

20

20

Assignment

2

10

20

Quiz

1

1

1

Preparation for the quiz

1

2

2

 

Course related activity

 

5

2

10

Preparation for the Midterm Exam

1

15

15

  Final Exam

1

2

2

Preparation for the Final Exam

1

20

20

Individual Work

18

 

1

 

18

                       TOTAL WORKLOAD (hour)=150

ECTS CREDIT COURSE = Total Work Load(hour)/(30 hours/ECTS)= 150/30 = 5

 

 

 

 

EGL101 Development of Reading Skills 3 0 3 4

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Education Faculty web page.

NH001 National History 0 0 0 1

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Education Faculty web page.

TFL101 Turkish as a Foreign Language I (For Non-Natives) 3 0 0 2

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Education Faculty web page.

Total 15 31
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
IRE102 Intro. To International Relations 3 0 3 8

This course introduces students to the structures and processes of international politics and surveys the major global issues of our time - nations, categories, and principles of international relations. The course focuses on the functions of the modern nation-state system and the patterns of conflict and co-operation in contemporary international relations. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding of how the international political system works and help them develop their own perspective on global issues.

Course Unit Title

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 

Course Unit Code

IRE 102

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Bachelors Degree

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

8

Theoretical (hour/week)

3

Practice (hour/week)

-

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

8

Semester when the course unit is delivered

Spring

 Name of Lecturer (s)

R. Ambassador Hasibe Şahoğlu

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Work Placement(s)

None

Objectives of the Course

The course aims to explain historical progress and contemporary issues about International Relations

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, all students expected to have developed knowledge & understanding of:

  1. Conceptual and historical information about International Relations
  2. Main components of IR
  3. Historical progress of World
  4. Terminology of IR

Course Contents

.

 

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

 

TOPICS

Theoretical Courses

Application

1

Introduction to International Relations

 

2

 History of IR

 

3

Marksism, Liberalism, Feminism, Functionalism

 

4

Sovereignty, nation, nation state

 

5

World before the nation state

 

6

Midterm Exam (% 40)

 

7

Nation states in practice

 

8

 Clash of civilization

 

9

Power and national interest

 

10

Non-state actors, Power blocs

 

11

Globalization

 

12

Security, violence, and the military

 

13

Nuclear weapons and deterrence

 

 

14

Final Exam (% 55)

 

 

 

Attendance (% 5)

 

Textbook / Material / Recommended Readings

 

ASSESSMENT

Semester (Year) Interior Activities

Number

 Semester (year) Note the % Contribution to

Attendance

14 Week

5

Participation

14

0

Midterm

1

40

Term Paper

0

0

Final

1

55

TOTAL

 

100

Course Learning, Teaching and Assessment Activities in the Framework Calculation of the workload

Activities

Number

Duration (hour)

Total Workload(hour)

Hours per week (theoretical)

12

2

24

Hours per week (Application)

12

1

12

Presentation

1

54

54

Term Paper

 

 

 

Midterm

  1. Midterm exam
  2. Self Study

1

2

53

53

Final

  1. Final exam
  2. Self Study

1

2

53

53

                       TOTAL WORKLOAD (hour)=202

AKTS CREDIT COURSE = Total Work Load(hour)/(25 hours/AKTS)= 202/25 =8

 

COMP104 Computer Applications ll 3 0 3 4

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page

HIS104 World History & Civilizations 3 0 3 8

 

This course introduces the historical development of civilizations around the world, in terms of culture, economy, religion and politics. The course also focus on the rise and fall of the first civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece and Macedonia, Egypt, China, Roman Empire, early medieval states of the Western Europe, Byzantium, The Crusaders and Islam, Renaissance and Reformation periods, the Ottoman Empire, geographical and scientific discoveries, transformation of Europe and the relations between the rise of the Nation State and the development of culture.

Textbook: Cole, Joshua & Symes, Carol. 2012. Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture (Brief Third Edition) (Vol. 1). W. W. Norton & Company. 

 

Course Unit Title

World History and Civilization

Course Unit Code

HIS 104

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Bachelors Degree

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

8 ECTS

Theoretical (hour/week)

2

Practice (hour/week)

1

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

1/4

Semester when the course unit is delivered

2/8

 Name of Lecturer (s)

Dr. Ersoy ÖNDER

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Prerequisities and co-requisities

-

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Work Placement(s)

None

Objectives of the Course

The course aims to explain World history and civilization in order to provide a comprehensive basis for understanding the dynamics of it. General objectives of the course include the development of oral, written, and research skills. Through the semester, the students would be asked to show the evidence of having read the required material, and make the relevant contribution. Additionally, their presentational and written skills aimed to be developed through the presentation of term papers.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, all students expected to have developed knowledge & understanding of:

  1. Conceptual and historical information regarding to World history and civilization.
  2. Different theories and approaches on civilization.
  3. Advanced understanding the differences between the historical period of civilization.
  4. Advanced understanding the changing World order such as post modernity, globalization in the twenty-first century.

Course Contents

This course focuses on World history and civilization . It examines the typology of civilization within their historical periods; such as antiquity, medieval Islam, medieval Europe, European Renaissance, European age of enlightenment, industrialization and modern era. After giving basic information regarding to world history and civilization, it will be discussed the changing World order in the twenty-first century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

 

TOPICS

Theoretical Courses

Application

1

Introduction

Introduction to the course and overview of the course syllabus. Information about course contends and objectives and statement of what is expected from the students during the course.

2

The Definitions and World History and Civilization, Before Antiquity age

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of political thoughts at before Antiquity age.

 

3

The Definitions and World History and Civilization, Antiquity age

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of civilization at Antiquity age by comparing main actors’s ideas (Socrates, Plato and Aristotle)

 

4

The Definitions and World History and Civilization, Medieval Islam

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of civilization at Medieval Islam.

 

5

The Definitions and World History and Civilization, Medieval Islam

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of civilization at Medieval Islam by comparing main actors’s ideas (Al-Kindi, Al-Farabi, İbn-i Sina, Ibn Bajjah, Ibn Rushd, Ibn Haldun)

6

The Definitions and World History and Civilization, Medieval Europe

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of civilization at Medieval Europe (Thomas Aquinas)

 

7

The Definitions and World History and Civilization, European Renaissance

 

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of civilization at European Renaissance’s father, Machiavelli  

8

The Definitions and World History and Civilization, Enlightenment age

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of civilization at Enlightenment age by comparing main actors’s ideas (Thomas Hobbes, Montesquieu, John Locke and Adam Smith)

9

Midterm Exam

 

10

The Definitions and World History and Civilization,

Seljuks and Ottoman Empire

11

The Definitions and World History and Civilization, Industrialization and the Modern Era

 

Discussions regarding to definitions of civilization at Industrialization and the Modern Era by comparing main actors’s ideas (Marx, Lenin, Gramsci)

12

World History and Civilization

 

Discussion regarding the current issues and   civilization ( Postmodernity and Globalization)

 

13

World History and Civilization, now and in the future

 

Discussion regarding the current issues and   civilization (The Changing World Order,

 

14

Review Week

The overall review of the whole semester, re-evaluation of the issues and course contents that requested by students

 

15

Final Exam

 

Textbook / Material / Recommended Readings

Textbook:

Coleman, Janet (2000), A history of Political Thought: (From Ancient Greece to Early Christianity), Blackwell Publishers

 

Coleman, Janet (2000), A History of Political Thought: (From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance), Blackwell Publishers

 

Heywood, Andrew (2003), Political Ideologies: An Introduction Palgrave Macmillan

 

Lipson, Leslie, (1986), Politika Biliminin Temel Sorunları, (Çeviri: Tuncer Karamustafaoğlu), Birlik Yayıncılık.

 

Althusser, L. (1987), Politika ve Tarih, (Çevirenler: Alaeddin Şenel, Ömür Sezgin), V Yayınları.

 

Oktay, Cemil, (2003), Siyaset Bilimi İncelemeleri, Alfa Basım.

ASSESSMENT

Semester (Year) Interior Activities

Number

 Semester (year) Note the% Contribution to

Attendance

13

5

Participation

13

5

Presentation

10

5

Term Project

1

5

Quiz

1-2

5

Midterm

1

30

Final

1

45

TOTAL

 

100

Course Learning, Teaching and Assessment Activities in the Framework Calculation of the workload

Activities

Number

Duration (hour)

Total Workload(hour)

Hours per week (theoretical)

13

2

26

Hours per week (Application)

13

1

13

Term Project

1

55

55

Midterm

  1. Midterm Exam
  2. Self Study

1

1

2

28

2

28

Final

  1. Final Exam
  2. Self Study

1

         2

        28

2

28

                       TOTAL WORKLOAD (hour)=150

AKTS CREDIT COURSE = Total Work Load(hour)/(30 hours/AKTS)= 150/30 =5

 

SOCY100 Sociology 3 0 3 4

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Humanity Sciences Faculty web page

EGL102 Development of Writing Skill 3 0 3 4

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page

NH002 National History II 3 0 0 1

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Education Faculty web page

TFL101 Turkish as a Foreign Language II (For Non-Natives) 3 0 0 2

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Education Faculty web page.

Total 15 31
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
BUS211 Microeconomics 3 0 3 6

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page.

IRE201 Comparative Politics I 3 0 3 8

Issues and concepts in comparative politics, political socialization and culture; political recruitment and structure are reviewed. Interest groups and interest articulation as well as political parties, government and policy making are considered. The course also focuses on the politics, cultures, and political systems of the major European countries.

Course Unit Title

Comparative Politics I

Course Unit Code

IRE201

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Bachelors Degree

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

 8 ECTS

Theoretical (hour/week)

2

Practice (hour/week)

1

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

2/4

Semester when the course unit is delivered

3/8

 Name of Lecturer (s)

Dr. Cemaliye Beysoylu

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Prerequisities and co-requisities

IRE102

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Work Placement(s)

None

Objectives of the Course

On completion of this module you should be able to develop reasoned arguments, exercise critical judgement, extract and synthesise relevant information from discussions and debates, manage and self-critically reflect on your own learning and make use of constructive feedback. You should be able to communicate effectively and efficiently and use communication and information technologies to retrieve and present information. You are expected to work independently and in groups and demonstrate initiative, self-organisation and effective time-management.

1. To provide you with an awareness of the variety of political systems that exist across the globe.

2. To explore similarities among and differences between various political systems.

3. To cultivate methodological and analytical skills of comparison.

 

Learning Outcomes

1.

1. Knowledge of the general features of various political systems across the globe.

1,2,4

2.

2. Awareness of similarities among and differences between those systems.

1,2,4

3.

3. Knowledge of analytical and comparative techniques.

 

1,2,4

Assessment Methods: 1. Written Exam, 2. Assignment 3. Project/Report, 4.Presentation, 5 Lab. Work

Course’s Contribution to Program

 

Develop critical, analytical and strategic thinking and enhance effective decision-making,

 

5

 

Demonstrate ability for teamworking, collaboration and leadership,

 

5

 

Have detailed knowledge about Political Science and Public Administration discipline and awareness of a variety of ideas, concepts and theories within this framework,

5

 

Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills,

4

 

Gain IT skills which are conducive for research using various resources and databases

1

 

Apply knowledge acquired into practical experience through internship before graduation,

2

 

Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the Political Science and Public Administration discipline,

3

 

Apply theoretical Political Science and Public Administration knowledge to contemporary problems challenging the states.

5

 

Gain knowledge on economics and global economic issues

3

CL: Contribution Level (1: Very Low, 2: Low, 3: Moderate 4: High, 5:Very High)

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

 

TOPICS

Theoretical Courses

Application

1

Lecture: Introduction

Introduction of the course material and organization of the student presentation

 

 

2

Lecture: Authoritarian Political Systems

Caramani, Chapter 6: Authoritarian Regimes

 

2 hours lecture

1 hour seminar

3

Lecture: Democracies Political Systems

Caramani, Chapter 5: Democracies

 

2 hours lecture

1 hour seminar

4

Lecture: Legislatures

Caramani, Chapter 7: Legislatures

Riggs, Fred W. (1997). Presidentialism versus Parliamentarism: Implications for Representativeness and Legitimacy. International Political Science Review, 18(3), 253-278.

 

2 hours lecture

1 hour seminar

5

Lecture: Executives

Caramani, Chapter 8: Governments and Bureaucracies

Maravall, José María. (2010). Accountability in Coalition Governments. Annual Review of Political Science 13 (1): 81-100.

 

2 hours lecture

1 hour seminar

6

Lecture: Revision

 

7

Mid-term

 

8

Lecture: Constitutionalism and Multilevel Government 

Caramani, Chapter 9: Constitutions and Judicial Power

Judicial Review - The Democratic Anomaly

Doherty, Kathleen, & Pevnick, Ryan. (2013). Are There Good Procedural Objections to Judicial Review? The Journal of Politics, 1-12.

2 hours lecture

1 hour seminar

9

Lecture: Electoral Systems and Referendums

Caramani, Chapter 10: Elections and Referendums

Horowitz, Donald L. 2003. Electoral Systems: A Primer for Decision Makers. Journal of Democracy 14 (4): 115-127.

2 hours lecture

1 hour seminar

10

Lecture: Party Systems

Caramani, Chapter 13: Party Systems.

Mair, Peter. 2002. "Comparing Party Systems." In Comparing Democracies 2: New Challenges in the Study of Elections and Voting, edited by Lawrence LeDuc, Richard G. Niemi and Pippa Norris, 88-107. London: Sage.

2 hours lecture

1 hour seminar

11

Lecture : Political Parties

Caramani, Chapter 12: Political Parties.

Katz, Richard S., and Peter Mair. 1995 "Changing Models of Party Organization and Party Democracy: The Emergence of the Cartel Party." Party Politics 1 (1): 5-28.

2 hours lecture

1 hour seminar

12

Student Presentations and Feedback Week

 

13

Student Presentations and Feedback Week

 

14

Student Presentations and Feedback Week

 

15

Final Examination

 

Textbook / Material / Recommended Readings

Textbook: Caramani, Daniele (Ed.). (2011). Comparative Politics (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gandhi, Jennifer, & Lust-Okar , Ellen. (2009). Elections Under Authoritarianism. Annual Review of Political Science 12 (1): 403-422

Markoff, John. (2011). A Moving Target: Democracy. European Journal of Sociology / Archives Européennes de Sociologie 52 (2): 239-276.

Riggs, Fred W. (1997). Presidentialism versus Parliamentarism: Implications for Representativeness and Legitimacy. International Political Science Review, 18(3), 253-278.

Maravall, José María. (2010). Accountability in Coalition Governments. Annual Review of Political Science 13 (1): 81-100.

Doherty, Kathleen, & Pevnick, Ryan. (2013). Are There Good Procedural Objections to Judicial Review? The Journal of Politics, 1-12.

Katz, Richard S., and Peter Mair. 1995 "Changing Models of Party Organization and Party Democracy: The Emergence of the Cartel Party." Party Politics 1 (1): 5-28.

Horowitz, Donald L. 2003. Electoral Systems: A Primer for Decision Makers. Journal of Democracy 14 (4): 115-127.

ASSESSMENT

Semester (Year) Interior Activities

Number

 Semester (year) Note the% Contribution to

Attendance

13

10

Participation

13

10

Presentations

1

25

Midterm

1

25

Final

1

40

TOTAL

 

100

Course Learning, Teaching and Assessment Activities in the Framework Calculation of the workload

Activities

Number

Duration (hour)

Total Workload(hour)

Hours per week (theoretical)

13

2

26

Hours per week (Application)

13

1

13

Term Project

Presentation

2

1

60

12

60

12

Midterm

  1. Midterm Exam
  2. Self Study

1

1

2

30

2

30

Final

  1. Final Exam
  2. Self Study

1

1

         2

        45

2

45

      TOTAL WORKLOAD (hour)= 190        

 ECTS CREDIT COURSE = Total Work Load(hour)/(25 hours/ECTS)= 190/25 = 8

 

BUS205 Statistics I 3 0 3 6

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page.

PUB203 Intro. to Law 3 0 3 6

Introduction to Law is designed to give students an overview of the law and the legal system. It aims to provide the students with an awareness of Law as a fundamental and precursory element necessary for peaceful co-existence in a community. The course is also designed to develop the student’s issue identification skills and to cultivate legal logic and reasoning.

Textbook: Phil Harris (2007) An Introduction to Law, Seventh Edition, Cambridge University Press.

Jaap¬ Hage¬, Antonia¬ Waltermann, Bram ¬Akkermans(2017) Introduction to Law, Second edition, Springer

Course Unit Title

Introduction to Law

Course Unit Code

PUB 203

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Bachelors Degree

ECTS

6

Theoretical (hour/week)

3

Practice (hour/week)

 

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

2

Semester when the course unit is delivered

Fall

 Name of Lecturer (s)

 

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Prerequisites and co-requisites

 

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Work Placement(s)

None

Objectives of the Course

The objective of this course is

 

  1. Introduction to Law is designed to give students an overview of the law and the legal system.
  2. To provide the students with an awareness of Law as a fundamental and precursory element necessary for peaceful co-existence in a community.
  3. The course is also designed to develop the student’s issue identification skills.

 

  1. To cultivate Legal logic and reasoning

 

  1. The other purpose of this course is to develop oral, written, and research skills of the students. Therefore, students are expected to show evidence of having read the required material and make relevant contribution.

 

  • Learning Outcomes
  • When this course has been completed the student should be able to
 

Assessment

1

Students will be able to define the concept of law, Identify and understand the sources and bodies of law.

  • 1,2

2

They will cultivate methodological and analytical skills to design a research methodology via the course work they will prepare

  • 1,2,3,4

3

Understand the origins of the English common law system and its connection to U.S. legal system.

  • 1,2,3,4

4

They will implement some of the theoretical knowledge acquired in student projects

  • 1,3,4
  • Assessment Methods: 1. Written Exam, 2. Debates 3. Project/Report, 4.Presentation, 5 Lab. Work
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

CL

1

Enhance effective decision-making, analysis techniques and critical thinking skills

5

2

Demonstrate ability for teamworking, collaboration and leadership

4

3

Understand social and legal issues both within local and global environments

5

4

Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills

3

5

Gain IT skills for conducting research using various resources and databases

3

6

Acquire practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation

-

7

Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the political science and public administration disciplines

2

8

Acquire conceptual and historical information regarding basic constitutional principles.

4

9

Understand the differences between criminal and civil law, state and federal laws, private and public laws and procedural and substantive laws.

5

10

Understand legal and political phenomena, leading to theoretical and practical knowledge of global governance and global security

3

11

Ensure conceptual understanding of different theories and methods for the developments of Societal Laws

4

12

Recognize and respect the difference of ‘Other’ cultures and identities

4

13

Gain knowledge on key legal terminologies

3

CL: Contribution Level (1: Very Low, 2: Low, 3: Moderate 4: High, 5:Very High)

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

 

TOPICS

 

Theoretical Courses

Application

 

1

  Introduction

Overview the course and the course syllabus. Information about course contents, assignments, assessment, objectives and statement of what is expected from the students during the course.

 

 

2

 Introduction to Law

 

-What is Law

-The American and English Legal System

-Types and Classification of Law

-Law and Ethics

 

 

3

The Constitution

-What is a Constitution; Constitutionalism; Constitutional Law.

-Nature; Types; Scope of a Constitution. 

-Comparative Constitutional law

 

 

4

 The Court System

 

-The Court as an Arm of Government

-Nature and Structure/levels of Courts.

-Jurisdiction of Courts

 

 

5

Administrative Law

-What Is Administrative Law?

-Creation of Administrative Agencies

- Administrative Agency Power, Process, Action and Limits.

 

6

 Crimes: Public Wrongs

- What Is a Crime?

-Nature of Crimes; parties; Against Persons and against Properties.

-Defences

 

7

 Torts: Private Wrongs

- What Are Torts

-Torts by Intentional Conduct

- Torts by Negligent Behaviour

- Strict Liability Torts

 

8

 Contracts: Enforceable Agreements

-Contracts classification; Validity; Parties Requirement.

 

9

MID-TERM EXAM

 

 

 

10

 Family Law

-What Is Marriage?

- What Are the Legal Consequences of Marriage?

-Duties and rights

 

 

11

 Employee and Employer Rights and Duties

-Legal Classification of Employees

-How Does the Law Affect Workers and the Workplace?

-Rights and Duties

 

12

Wills, Trusts, and Probate

-What Is a Will? How Does One Create a Valid Will? How Does One Revoke a Will?

 

-What are Trusts; Types etc.

 

-What is Probate and How can it be Avoided?

 

13

Human Rights

 

-UDHR

-ECHR

-ICCPR

-ICESCR

 

14

Review

 

 

15

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Textbook / Material / Recommended Readings

Text book:    

Donald L. Carper, John A. Mckinsey and Bill W. West - Understanding the Law – Southern-Western Cengage Learning, Sixth Edition.

In addition to text book, students will be directed to various journal articles and book chapters.

 

 

ASSESMENT

 

Semester (Year) Interior Activities

Number

 Semester (year) Note the% Contribution to

 

Attendance& Participation

13

5

 

Quiz

1

5

 

Presentation

1

5

 

Mid-term

1

30

 

Term Project

1

10

 

Final

1

45

 

TOTAL

 

100

 

 

 

 

Course Learning, Teaching and Assessment Activities in the Framework Calculation of the workload

Activities

Number

Duration (hour)

Total Workload(hour)

Theory

 

14

3

42

Term Project

1

20

20

Assignment

2

12

24

Quiz

1

1

1

Preparation for the quiz

1

2

2

Preparation for the Midterm Exam

1

15

15

  Final Exam

1

2

2

Preparation for the Final Exam

1

20

20

Individual Work

6

 

4

 

24

                       TOTAL WORKLOAD (hour)=150

ECTS CREDIT COURSE = Total Work Load(hour)/(25 hours/ECTS)= 150/25 = 6

 

 

 

CS201 Communication Skills I 3 0 3 4

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page.

TURK001 Turkish I (for Turkish /T.R.N.C. Students) 3 0 3 1

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Education Faculty web page.

Total 18 31
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
BUS212 Macroeconomics 3 0 3 6

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page.

IRE204 Comparative Politics II 3 0 3 8

This course deals with the history, culture administrative and political structure of various countries. The aim of this program is to enable the students to use the concepts of comparative politics in order to analyze the concrete political backgrounds of countries of different economic and political settings. Case studies such as England, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, China and America

 

Course Unit Title

Comparative Politics II

 

 

Course Unit Code

IRE 204

 

 

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

 

 

Level of Course Unit

Bachelors Degree

 

 

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

8 ECTS

 

 

Theoretical (hour/week)

2

 

 

Practice (hour/week)

1

 

 

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

 

 

Year of Study

2/4

 

 

Semester when the course unit is delivered

4/8

 

 

 Name of Lecturer (s)

Dr. ERSOY ÖNDER

 

 

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

 

 

Language of Instruction

English

 

 

Prerequisities and co-requisities

IRE 201

 

 

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

 

 

Work Placement(s)

None

 

 

Objectives of the Course

The objective of this course is

 

  1. To provide the students a comprehensive basis for understanding of comparative politics.
  2. To provide the students with an awareness of the variety of political systems that exists across the globe.
  3. To explore similarities and differences between various political systems.
  4. To cultivate methodological and analytical skills of comparison.
  5. The other purpose of this course is to develop oral, written, and research skills of the students. Therefore, students are expected to show evidence of having read the required material and make relevant contribution.

 

 

 

  • Learning Outcomes

 

 

  • When this course has been completed the student should be able to

Assessment

 

 

1

Students will be aware of the various traditions and approaches of political science.

  • 1,2

 

 

2

They will cultivate methodological and analytical skills to design a research methodology via the course work they will prepare

  • 1,2,3,4

 

 

3

They will have the necessary foundation to progress to more advance texts in the areas of qualitative and quantitative research methods. The list of some of more advance texts is provided at the back of the main text book.

  • 1,2,3,4

 

 

4

They will implement some of the theoretical knowledge acquired in student projects

  • 1,3,4

 

 

  • Assessment Methods: 1. Written Exam, 2. Debates 3. Project/Report, 4.Presentation, 5 Lab. Work

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

CL

 

 

1

Enhance effective decision-making, analysis techniques and critical thinking skills

5

 

 

2

Demonstrate ability for teamworking, collaboration and leadership

4

 

 

3

Understand social and legal issues both within local and global environments

5

 

 

4

Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills

3

 

 

5

Gain IT skills for conducting research using various resources and databases

3

 

 

6

Acquire practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation

-

 

 

7

Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the political science and public administration disciplines

2

 

 

8

Acquire conceptual and historical information regarding international social and political phenomena.

4

 

 

9

Understand important regional problems & conflicts, and conflict resolution strategies.

5

 

 

10

Understand global political phenomena, leading to theoretical and practical knowledge of global governance and global security

3

 

 

11

Ensure conceptual understanding of different theories and methods for international political developments

4

 

 

12

Recognize and respect the difference of ‘Other’ cultures and identities

4

 

 

13

Gain knowledge on economics and global economic issues

3

 

 

CL: Contribution Level (1: Very Low, 2: Low, 3: Moderate 4: High, 5:Very High)

 

 

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

 

TOPICS

 

Theoretical Courses

Application

 

1

  Introduction

Overview the course and the course syllabus. Information about course contends, assignments, assessment, objectives and statement of what is expected from the students during the course.

 

 

2

Introduction to comparative politics

What comparative politics is, The method and the substance of comparative politics

 

 

3

The evolution of comparative politics

 

 

Comparative politics in pre-modern, modern and post-modern times

 

 

4

Structures and institutions

 

 

-Legislatures

-Governments and bureaucracies (Types of governments, the political capacities of government)

 

 

5

Actors and processes

 

Political Parties and party systems

 

 

6

Structures and institutions

 

-Elections, electoral systems and referendums

-Federal and local government institutions

 

7

Structures and institutions

 

-The welfare state

-Federal, unitary state

-Failed state

-Local level

 

8

Case Study

 

Comparing US Constitutional structure and Turkey’s presidential system.

Provides a separation power or not.

 

9

MID-TERM EXAM

 

 

 

10

Actors and processes

Political participation

Interest groups

Social movements

 

 

11

Actors and processes

Political communication

 

12

Actors and processes

Public policies

Policy making

The policy cycle

 

13

Beyond the nation-state

New Dynamics

 

Globalization and nation-state

Promoting democracy

Future of democracy promotion

 

14

Review

 

 

15

FINAL EXAM

 

 

Textbook / Material / Recommended Readings

Text book:    

Caramani, Daniele (Ed.). (2011). Comparative Politics (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press

In addition to text book, students will be directed to various journal articles and book chapters.

 

 

ASSESMENT

 

Semester (Year) Interior Activities

Number

 Semester (year) Note the% Contribution to

 

Attendance Participation

13

5

 

Quiz

1

5

 

Presentation

1

5

 

Mid-term

1

30

 

Term Project

1

10

 

Final

1

45

 

TOTAL

 

100

 

 

Course Learning, Teaching and Assessment Activities in the Framework Calculation of the workload

 

Activities

Number

Duration (hour)

Total Workload(hour)

 

Hours per week (theoretical)

13

3

39

 

Hours per week (Application)

6

2

18

 

Term Project

1

23

23

 

Presentation

1

15

15

 

Assignment

1

15

15

 

Quiz

1

15

15

 

Midterm

  1. Midterm Exam

 

1

 

35

 

35

 

Final

  1. Final Exam

 

1

 

40

 

40

 

                       TOTAL WORKLOAD (hour)=200

 

ECTS CREDIT COURSE = Total Work Load(hour)/(25 hours=ECTS)= 200/25 =8

 

 

IRE208 International Relations Theory 3 0 3 6

This course provides an analysis of the three important theoretical debates on international relations: Idealism / Realism, Traditionalism / Behaviorism, and Realism/Neo-realism. The course also addresses the central assumptions and key concepts of various theories in international relations, with an emphasis on concepts propositions and, the current critique.

Syllabus

Course Unit Title

IR Theory

Course Unit Code

IRE208

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Bachelor’s Degree

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

6

Theoretical (hour/week)

3

Practice (hour/week)

0

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

4/2nd

Semester when the course unit is delivered

8/4th

 Name of Lecturer (s)

Dr. M. Sadık AKYAR

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Prerequisites and co-requisites

-

Recommended Optional Programme Components

None

Work Placement(s)

None

Objectives of the Course

  • To examine different theoretical approaches in the field of international relations and to understand and interpret contemporary theorical discussion.

 

  • Learning Outcomes
  • When this course has been completed the student should be able to
  • Assessment
  • 1
   
 

To explain the goal and importance of theory and theoretical researches.

  • 1,2,4

2

To explain the main assumptions, problematics, epistemological, ontological and methodological foundations and their solutions of those problematics with examples.

  • 1,2,4

3

To use theories of international relations to analyze and explain historical and contemporary events and problems.

  • 1,2,3,4
  • Assessment Methods: 1. Written Exam, 2. Assignment 3. Project/Report, 4.Presentation, 5 Lab. Work
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

CL

1

Enhance effective decision-making, analysis techniques and critical thinking skills

4

2

Demonstrate ability for team working, collaboration and leadership

 

4

3

Understand social and legal issues both within local and global environments

 

5

4

Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills

3

5

Gain IT skills for conducting research using various resources and databases

3

6

Put knowledge acquired into practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation

3

7

Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the international relations discipline

5

8

Acquire conceptual and historical information regarding international social and political phenomena.

5

9

Understand important regional problems & conflicts, and conflict resolution strategies.

5

10

Understand global political phenomena, leading to theoretical and practical knowledge of global governance and global security.

5

11

Ensure conceptual understanding of different theories and methods for international political developments.

5

12

Recognize and respect the difference of ‘Other’ cultures and identities.

5

13

Gain knowledge on economics and global economic issues

4

CL: Contribution Level (1: Very Low, 2: Low, 3: Moderate 4: High, 5:Very High)

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

 

TOPICS

Theoretical Courses

Application

1

  Introduction

-Overview the course and the course syllabus. Information about course contends and objectives and statement of what is expected from the students during the course.

- Warm up to the course subject.

2

 Introduction to International Relations theories: 

 

Defining

International Relations

3

 Realism

Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

 

4

 Liberalism

Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

5

 Marxism

Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

6

Globalization,

(QUIZ-1)

 Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

7

The English School,

 

Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

8

Constructivism

 

9

MID-TERM EXAM

 

10

Postmodernism

 

-Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

 

11

Gender Politics

-Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

 

12

Critical Theory

(QUIZ-2)

-Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

- Presentation

13

Green politics

 

-Discussion and explanation of the theory with real life events in international relations area.

- Presentation

14

Review

 

15

FINAL EXAM

 

Textbook / Material / Recommended Readings

TEXT BOOK:

Theory of ınternational Relations, Scott Burchill, Andrew Linklater, Richard Devetak, Jack Donnelly,Matthew Paterson, Christian, Reus-Smit and Jacqui True, PALGRAVE MACMILLAN,2005, New York.

Supplementary Book:                     

- International Relations Theory, Cynthia WEBER, Routledge Group, 2005, NewYork.

-Understanding International Relations, Chris Brown with Kirsten Ainley PALGRAVE MACMILLAN,2005, New York

 

           

 

 

ASSESSMENT

 

Semester (Year) Interior Activities

Number

 Semester (year) Note the% Contribution to

 

Attendance Participation Homework etc.

14

10(5 5)

 

Quiz

2

7,5

 

Projects

1 Presentation

7,5

 

Mid-term

1

30

 

Final Exam

1

45

 

TOTAL

 

100

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Lectures

13

3

39

Out of class readings/preparations

7

6

42

Midterm exam

1

15

15

Quiz

2

6

12

Homeworks/papers/Projects

1

10

15

Final exam

1

20

27

Total Work Load

 

 

150

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

25

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6

IRE206 Third World Politics 3 0 3 6

This course examines important features of politics; economics, society and culture in developing nations and focuses on common problems associated with political modernization, economic development and social change in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Through comparative analysis, the course also attempts to develop generalizations about key problems and prospects in various regions of the developing world.

Course Unit Title

Third World Politics

Course Unit Code

IRE206

Type of Course Unit

Compulsory

Level of Course Unit

Bachelor’s Degree

Number of ECTS Credits Allocated

6

Theoretical (hour/week)

3

Practice (hour/week)

-

Laboratory (hour/week)

-

Year of Study

4/2nd

Semester when the course unit is delivered

8/4th

 Name of Lecturer (s)

Dr. M. Sadık AKYAR

Mode of Delivery

Face to Face

Language of Instruction

English

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Introduction to Political Science (co-requisites)

Recommended Optional Programme Components

-

Work Placement(s)

-

Objectives of the Course

 

  • To understand the third world countries policy To indicate challenges in the region,
  • To assess the effects of new dynamics in the region,
  • To provide situational awarenesse for the SSA countries’ history and policy.

 

  • Learning Outcomes
  • When this course has been completed the student should be able to
  • Assessment
  • 1
   
 

To understand the third world countries politics,

  • 1,2,4

2

To indicate challenges in the region,

  • 1,2,4

3

To assess the effects of new dynamics in the region,

  • 1,2,3,4

4

To provide situational awarenesse for the third world countries’ history and policy.

  • 1,2,4
  • Assessment Methods: 1. Written Exam, 2. Assignment 3. Project/Report, 4.Presentation, 5 Lab. Work
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

CL

1

Enhance effective decision-making, analysis techniques and critical thinking skills

4

2

Demonstrate ability for team working, collaboration and leadership

 

4

3

Understand social and legal issues both within local and global environments

 

5

4

Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills

3

5

Gain IT skills for conducting research using various resources and databases

3

6

Put knowledge acquired into practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation

3

7

Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the international relations discipline

5

8

Acquire conceptual and historical information regarding international social and political phenomena.

5

9

Understand important regional problems & conflicts, and conflict resolution strategies.

5

10

Understand global political phenomena, leading to theoretical and practical knowledge of global governance and global security.

5

11

Ensure conceptual understanding of different theories and methods for international political developments.

5

12

Recognize and respect the difference of ‘Other’ cultures and identities.

5

13

Gain knowledge on economics and global economic issues

4

CL: Contribution Level (1: Very Low, 2: Low, 3: Moderate 4: High, 5:Very High)

 

 

 

Weekly Detailed Course Contents 

 

WEEKS

 

TOPICS

Theoretical Courses

Application

1

Introduction

-Overview the course and the course syllabus. Information about course contends and objectives and statement of what is expected from the students during the course.

- Warm up to the course subject.

2

The Idea of a ‘Third World’

Discussions;

-National Income,

-Industrialization

-Integration into the world economy.-

3

Theories of Imperialism and Colonialism

Discussions;

- Explanations of imperialism,

- Critiques of economism,

- Varieties of colonial intervention.

4

The Third World; Non-Alignment Movement and The End of the Cold War

Discussions;

-Non-alignment movement,

-End of the Cold War

5

The Political Dimension QUIZ-1

Discussions;

Authoritarianism and Democratization

Designated of the topics of the projects

Each student will prepare an article related with Third World and  make a presentation regarding with this article as well.

6

Developing States and

the End of the Cold War

Discussions;

-Liberalization, globalization, and their

Consequences

 

7

Developing States and

the End of the Cold War

-Developing Countries and the

Emerging World Order

8

Latin America

-Discussions,

 Collective Responses to New Realities

9

Mid-term Exam

 

10

The Asia Pacific Region in the Post- Cold War Era

-Discussions,

Economic Growth, Political Change, and

Regional Order

11

Africa After the Cold War

-Discussions,

Frozen Out or Frozen in Time?

12

South Asia After the Cold War QUIZ-2

-Discussions,

-Adjusting to New Realities

Submitting of Articles (projects)

-Late submission will be lost grades for projects

13

Conclusion

-Discussions,

Whither the Third World?

14

Review

IAT Syllabus

15

Review

IAT Syllabus

16

Final Exam

 

Textbook / Material / Recommended Read-ings

TEXT BOOK:    

-The Third World,; Beyond the Cold War; Continuity and Change, Louis Fawcett and Yezid Sayigh, Oxford University Press, 2003, New York

 Supplementary Books:

   -- Brian_C._Smith,_Understanding_Third_World_Politic, , PALGRAVE MACMILLAN, 2003, New York,               

  -Christo_Clapham,Third_World_Politics_An_Introduction, Routledge, 2004, New York.

-Jeff_Haynes, Democracy_and_Political_Change_in_the Third World, Routledge, 2003, New York

 

ASSESMENT

Semester (Year) Interior Activities

Number

 Semester (year) Note the% Contribution to

Attendance Participation Homework etc.

13

10(5 5)

Quiz

2

10

Projects

2(Article presentation)

5

Mid-term

1

30

Final Exam

1

45

TOTAL

 

100

 

 

 

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Lectures

13

3

39

Out of class readings/preparations

7

6

42

Midterm exam

1

15

15

Quiz

2

6

12

Homeworks/papers/Projects

1

10

15

Final exam

1

20

27

Total Work Load

 

 

150

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

25

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6

CS202 Communication Skills II 3 0 3 4

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Business Faculty web page.

TURK002 Turkish II (for Turkish /T.R.N.C. Students) 3 0 0 1

It is a common course. The course description is available in the Education Faculty web page.

Total 15 31
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
POLS301 European Political History 3 0 3 6

Historical analysis of political and diplomatic relations between the great powers of Europe in the late XIX-XX century is presented and then the introduction of U.S. politics into the world power arena is included to the analysis. The emphasis is initially placed on the relations between Britain, France, Austria, Russia, Germany and the Ottoman Empire; the Eastern Question, German and Italian unifications, the Balkan Crisis, World War I and II. In the second half of the course, the emphasis will shift to the post-World War II diplomatic events: the peace conferences and settlements, the creation of the European Community, the history and political dynamics of the Cold War, and its European implications.

Textbooks: Roberts, J.M. 1992. History of the World. London: Penguin Books.

Peacock, H.L. 1982. A History of Modern Europe 1789-1981. London: Heinemann Educational.

IRE301 International Organizations 3 0 3 6

This course focuses on the role played by international organizations in world politics. Most attention is given to international governmental organizations, such as the United Nations, the European Union, and other regional organizations. Non-governmental organizations from multinational corporations to the International Red Cross are discussed as well. The course investigates the extent to which all these organizations contribute to the development of a peaceful and just community of nations.

IRE305 History & Politics of Middle East 3 0 3 6

The course will focus on the formation of the modern Middle East, the legacy of the Ottoman Empire and the impact of colonialism, Arab nationalism, the ideological struggles, the oil politics, the power of stereotypes, tradition and modernization. The objectives of the course are to provide a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern politics with specific references to the region`s economy, culture and society. Considering recent developments in the region, the course aims to study Middle Eastern politics within a broader context of international system, regional economic developments and bilateral relations among the regional countries, the Middle East and World Politics after 11 September and future prospects in the Palestinian-Israeli problem.

IRE309 International Law 3 0 3 6

   The nature and role of international law in the interaction of states. The basic terminology of international law. Problems of interpretation and enforcement. The relation between law and power; treaties and the legal basis of diplomacy, international organizations, international law and war, human rights under international law.

Departmental Elective 3 0 3 6
Total 15 30
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
IRE302 History & Politics of Balkans 3 0 3 6

the course mainly concentrates on the effects of World War II on the politics and economics of the Balkans. The course also focuses on recent conflicts and developments in former Yugoslavia such as wars in Bosnia and Kosovo as well as the future EU prospects of the Western Balkan states.

 

IRE312 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 0 3 6

This course is an introduction to ways of thinking critically about foreign policy analysis. It will examine some historical as well as current cases to question the statist approaches to foreign policy. The course aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of foreign policy formulation by evaluating the role of different actors and organizations in the definition of national interests.

IRE308 Global Peace & Security 3 0 3 6

In-depth study of issues related to global security of the XX-XXI century: the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, arms control and disarmament, international terrorism, regional conflicts,  oil and energy problems in Politics, etc. The course will examine major trends, challenges and future prospects in the mentioned areas.

POLS304 Political Ideologies 3 0 3 6

Concepts and issues such as civil society, citizenship, nationalism, liberalism, conservatism, feminism, socialism, national-socialism, fascism, racism, sexism and other various new social movements and political ideologies is discussed both in theory and in actual practice. The course also connects ideologies to a broader social and economic system.

Textbooks: Ball, Terence & Dagger, Richard. 2011. Political Ideologies and the Democratic Ideal (8/E), Pearson.

Baradat, Leon P. 1988. Political Ideologies: Their Origins and Impact, Prentice Hall.

 

Departmental Elective 3 0 3 6
STJ 030 Internship -30 calendar days 0 0 0 0

The internship is compulsory for the students at the end of third year. Its period must be minimum of 30 calendar days and students are required to prepare a report.

 

Total 15 30
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
POLS401 Political Sociology 3 0 3 6

This course provides a psychological analysis of the political process, with special attention given to political socialisation and alienation as the two important political stages, which needs the utmost psychological attention in order to be well understood.

Textbook: Houghton, David Patrick. 2008. Political Psychology: Situations, Individuals, and Cases. Routledge.

POLS407 Global Political Economy 3 0 3 6

This course discusses key international political economic issues using a case based approach. Topics: Economic and political challenges of trade liberalization for both industrialized and developing nations, the role of natural resources and foreign direct investment in economic development, regionalism, global capital flows and financial crises, strategic trade and competition. The course also deals with political globalization as regards economic globalization and the dissolution of international system into a global one.

Textbook: Ravenhill, John. 2014. Global Political Economy. Oxford University Press.

IRE403 Turkish Diplomatic History & Foreign Politics 3 0 3 6

The course examines the central dilemmas and assumptions about Turkish foreign policy; past, present, and the near future. The course gives a very detailed analysis to the historical background such as foreign relations of the late Ottoman Empire and Republican Turkish Foreign Policy, as well as most contemporary and challenging issues of Turkish Foreign Policy including Turkey-European Union relations, Cyprus Problem, Human Rights and the others.

IRE405 International Politics of Cyprus 3 0 3 6

This course studies the Cyprus problem, initiating from discussions regarding to history of Cyprus, the Ottoman Rule, the British Rule, Republic of Cyprus to analysis regarding to 1974 Turkish Peace Operation and afterwards. The course also focuses on relatively contemporary issues including the establishment of the TRNC, the Annan Plan and the future while examining possible solutions to it and looks at the role of the international powers in finding a solution.

Departmental Elective 3 0 3 6
Total 15 30
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
IRE404 EU Studies 3 0 3 6

Background of the European Union: Europe before and after World War II. The political framework of the European Union. Economic integration of the European Union, the social framework of the European Union, the external relationship of the European Union. The Single European Act. European Union beyond Maastricht.

 

IRE408 Conflict Studies & Dis. Sett. 3 0 3 6

This course looks at the economic/cultural/political and religious aspects of conflict and examines some theories, which prescribe solutions to these problems. The purpose of the course is to assist students in clarifying their own substantive views on conflict studies and dispute settlement. Specifically, the students will have broader and detailed knowledge about Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Cyprus problem, Human Rights issues. The students are advised to take this course in their graduating year.

POLS413 Contemporary Human Rights 3 0 3 6

This is an introductory course on the theory and practice of international human rights. The full range of human rights issues-international, national and non-governmental- will be covered. The course also analyses Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law War of Law in the context of human rights violations of the recent periods.

Textbook: Neier, Aryeh. 2013. The International Human Rights Movement: A History (Human Rights and Crimes against Humanity). Princeton University Press.

Departmental Elective 3 0 3 6
Non-Departmental Elective 3 0 3 6
Total 15 30