SCHOOL OF TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

Department of International Relations

 

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.

 

International Relations Department Program Outcomes

  1. Enhance effective decision-making, analysis techniques and critical thinking skills
  2. Demonstrate ability for teamworking, collaboration and leadership
  3. Understand social and legal issues both within local and global environments
  4. Acquire proficiency in English and utilize effective communication skills
  5. Gain IT skills for conducting research using various resources and databases
  6. Put knowledge acquired into practical experience through on-site internship(s) before graduation
  7. Gain ethical consciousness and behaviour required by the international relations discipline
  8. Acquire conceptual and historical information regarding international social and political phenomena.
  9. Understand important regional problems & conflicts, and conflict resolution strategies.
  10. Understand global political phenomena, leading to theoretical and practical knowledge of global governance and global security
  11. Ensure conceptual understanding of different theories and methods for international political developments
  12. Recognize and respect the difference of ‘Other’ cultures and identities 




Course Descriptions

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Student Learning Results for 2008-2009 Academic Year
Student Learning Results for 2009-2010 Academic Year
Student Learning Results for 2010-2011 Academic Year
Student Learning Results for 2011-2012 Academic Year

CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
BUS101 Intro. to Business & Mgmt. 3 0 3 0
COMP103 Computer Applications l 3 0 3 0
PSYC100 Psychology 3 0 3 0
POLS101 Introduction to Political Science 3 0 3 0
EGL101 Development of Reading Skills 3 0 3 0
NH001 National History 0 0 0 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
IRE102 Intro. To International Relations 3 0 3 0
COMP104 Computer Applications ll 3 0 3 0
HIS104 World History & Civilizations 3 0 3 0
SOCY100 Sociology 3 0 3 0
EGL102 Development of Writing Skill 3 0 3 0
NH002 National History II 0 0 0 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
BUS211 Microeconomics 3 0 3 0
IRE201 Comparative Politics I 3 0 3 0
BUS205 Statistics I 3 0 3 0
PUB203 Intro. To Law 3 0 3 0
CS201 Communication Skills I 3 0 3 0
TURK001 Turkish I 3 0 3 0
Total 18 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
BUS212 Macroeconomics 3 0 3 0
IRE204 Comparative Politics II 3 0 3 0
IRE208 International Relations Theory 3 0 3 0
IRE206 Third World Politics 3 0 3 0
CS202 Communication Skills II 3 0 3 0
TURK002 Turkish II 0 0 0 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
POLS301 European Political History 3 0 3 0
IRE301 International Organizations 3 0 3 0
IRE305 History & Politics of Middle East 3 0 3 0
IRE309 International Law 3 0 3 0
Non-Departmental Elective 3 0 3 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
IRE302 History & Politics of Balkans 3 0 3 0
IRE312 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 0 3 0
IRE308 Global Peace & Security 3 0 3 0
POLS304 Political Ideologies 3 0 3 0
Non-Departmental Elective 3 0 3 0
STJ 030 Internship -30 calendar days 0 0 0 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
POLS401 Political Sociology 3 0 3 0
POLS407 Global Political Economy 3 0 3 0
IRE403 Turkish Diplomatic History & Foreign Politics 3 0 3 0
IRE405 International Politics of Cyprus 3 0 3 0
Non-Departmental Elective 3 0 3 0
Total 15 0
CODE COURSE NAME T P C ECTS Prereq. Syllabus
IRE404 EU Studies 3 0 3 0
IRE408 Conflict Studies & Dis. Sett. 3 0 3 0
POLS414 Contemporary Human Rights 3 0 3 0
Non-Departmental Elective 3 0 3 0
Total 12 0