SİYASET BİLİMİ VE ULUSLARARASI İLİŞKİLER

Lisans

1. Yarıyıl

Ders Kodu ve Adı: INT101/Orientation
Kredi / AKTS: 1/1
Ders İçeriği: The Orientation course provides the tools and techniques that are necessary for students to be successful in their courses. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with their peer cohort and the Program Director.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: TUR101/Turkish Language and Literature I
Kredi / AKTS: 2/2
Ders İçeriği: The main objective of this course is to teach the young the structural features, methodology and richness of language and enable them to arouse the love of Turkish language which is fundamental principle of our national unity.

Language and languages; (Language-Nation Relations, Language-Culture) Languages in the world and the place of Turkish language among other languages; (Language families in terms of their sources)Historical Development of Turkish written language: (Old Turkish- Middle Turkish-Divanü Lügati’t-Türk, Atabet’ül Hakayık, Harezm Turkish). Old Turkey Turkish (Old Anatolian Turkish) ; The era new Turkish, Modern Turkish era, West (West eastern Turkish) Turkey’s Turkish, East (North-eastern Turkish) Karatay Turkish Phonetics; (Sound and the formation of sound the harmony of vowel sounds) , Fundamental sound Features in Turkish; (Features sound of Turkish, Spelling structure of Turkish, Sentence Emphasis) . Morphology; (Words in terms of form, prefixes, suffixes, roots) . Enumeration and words in respect to their functions; (Noun, pronouns, and adjectives) Verbs; (Shape and Tense supplements). Prepositions-Gerunds; (Derived from nouns-verbs). Meaning Science: Meaning in word, The frame of word meaning. Sentence Knowledge: (Kinds of Sentences). The analysis of sentences.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR101/Introduction to Political Science
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Throughout the course the historical development of political science as a science is discussed. Key concepts in political science analysis are presented as those concepts relate to elections, parties, and transnational issues. The course also explores how ethical frameworks for evaluating politics can be informed by Socratic, Platonic, Aristotlean, Machiavellian, Hobbesian, Madisonian, Millian, and Nietzschean insights. Later Chapters introduce students to ideologies as liberal, conservative, socialist, fascist, feminist, environmentalist, and postmodern theory. After the students learned the key concepts and ideologies until the Mid-term exam, in the 2nd half until the final exam the course introduces students to understand the basic annals of comparative politics, with attention given to democratic-nondemocratic analytical frameworks, comparative electoral, political party, and interest group strategies and patterns, and comparative executive, legislative, and judicial institutions. In later chapters the course closes the learning progress by introducing students to models of analysis.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR103/English for Political Science
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: The purpose of this course is to have students be able to read, understand, analyze and draft academic English texts in political science and international relations / social sciences fields.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: ECO101/Introduction to Economics I
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Economics is the study of the choices people make and the actions they take in order to make the best use of scarce resources to fulfill their wants and needs. This course is an introduction to the basic principles of microeconomics, which analyzes the choices and actions of the individual parts of the economy – households, firms, and the government. This course covers resource allocation and opportunity cost; supply and demand; pricing and the market system; elasticity; theories of production and consumption; perfect and imperfect competition and factor markets.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: SOC103/Introduction to Sociology
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: This course will introduce the basic concepts, theories and methods of sociology, emphasizing the significance of the self and culture, social process and organization, and forces of social stability and change. This course will introduce students to what interest sociologists, to the methods sociologists use to find answers, and to the contributions sociologists make to what we know about ourselves and our lives together. This course focuses on basic concepts, research, and theories involved in increasing the understanding of human behavior and human societies. Utilizing a sociological perspective, the interrelations among human societies, individuals, organizations, and groups are analyzed. Topics of analysis include culture, social interaction, social institutions, social stratification, community, and various social change strategies. Numerous contemporary social problems and issues such as racial and ethnic relations, sexism, class bias, and homophobia are discussed.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: LAW101/Introduction to Law
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: Sources of Turkish law, the concept of the system of law, the Turkish legal system, scope of the civil code, law of persons, family law, law of inheritance, law of property.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: HUM101/Humanities: World History
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Humanities are seen through various forms and types by considering the developments within the historical time frame. The course will survey civilizations and cultural landscape.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: IT106/Introduction to Computing and Information Systems
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (55.210) is a first course information systems (IS) and computer science (CS). It assumes that students have little or no formal computer training, however it does assume the ability to use computer word processing resources.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: TUR102/Turkish Language and Literature II
Kredi / AKTS: 2/2
Ders İçeriği: Punctuation and Composition (Punctuation Marks, Other Marks) marks of abbreviations, Spelling Rules (The spelling of capital letters, The writing of quotations. numbers, The Composition the purpose of composition, method in composition writing, planning, introduction, development and result in composition, the features of telling (purity intelling, simplicity in telling, clarity and sincerity in telling mistakes intelling ( the use of synonymous words in the sentence). The use of synonymous words in the sentence, The misuse of phrases, Explanation, story, description, criticism, portray, speaking, proving. The kinds of verbal telling (daily and unprepared speaking- prepared speaking, debate, panel) The kinds of written telling (letter, telegraph, celebration, invitation, literary letter Job letters, formal letter, petition, report, decision, announcement, advertisement). Talking, criticism, memoir, travel, writing, interview, survey Autobiography biography novel- story, fable- theater tragedy, drama- scenario, poetry and its kinds.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR104/Academic Research and Writing
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: This course is designed to equip students with the overall academic research and writing skills-based capabilities so as to put into practice the elements [of the upper-intermediate to advanced levels of] English as the core language of their academic pursuit.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: ECO102/Introduction to Economics II
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course is intended to introduce the students to some basic macroeconomic concepts, with special emphasis on determinants of the level of national income, prices and employment. Current problems of inflation and unemployment are explored with the aid of such analysis and tools available to government to deal with economic problems and their limitations are analyzed. This course covers the concepts of national income determination, aggregate demand and aggregate supply analysis in both the short-run and the long-run, monetary policy, inflation, unemployment, government deficits and economic growth.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSYC106/Introduction to Psychology    
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Students explore the key figures, diverse theoretical perspectives, and research findings that have shaped some of the major areas of contemporary psychology. This course also examines the research methods used by psychologists across these areas to study the origins and variations in human behavior.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: LAW102/Constitutional Law
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course intends to familiarize the students with the fundamental premises and design of the constitutional systems and government of Turkey and to expose students to the guiding principles and applicable doctrines of select subfields of constitutional law.

 

2. Yarıyıl

Ders Kodu ve Adı: IT106/Introduction to Computing and Information Systems
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: Introduction to Computer Information Systems (55.210) is a first course information systems (IS) and computer science (CS). It assumes that students have little or no formal computer training, however it does assume the ability to use computer word processing resources.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: TUR102/Turkish Language and Literature II
Kredi / AKTS: 2/2
Ders İçeriği: Punctuation and Composition (Punctuation Marks, Other Marks) marks of abbreviations, Spelling Rules (The spelling of capital letters, The writing of quotations. numbers, The Composition the purpose of composition, method in composition writing, planning, introduction, development and result in composition, the features of telling (purity intelling, simplicity in telling, clarity and sincerity in telling mistakes intelling ( the use of synonymous words in the sentence). The use of synonymous words in the sentence, The misuse of phrases, Explanation, story, description, criticism, portray, speaking, proving. The kinds of verbal telling (daily and unprepared speaking- prepared speaking, debate, panel) The kinds of written telling (letter, telegraph, celebration, invitation, literary letter Job letters, formal letter, petition, report, decision, announcement, advertisement). Talking, criticism, memoir, travel, writing, interview, survey Autobiography biography novel- story, fable- theater tragedy, drama- scenario, poetry and its kinds.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR104/Academic Research and Writing
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: This course is designed to equip students with the overall academic research and writing skills-based capabilities so as to put into practice the elements [of the upper-intermediate to advanced levels of] English as the core language of their academic pursuit.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: ECO102/Introduction to Economics II
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course is intended to introduce the students to some basic macroeconomic concepts, with special emphasis on determinants of the level of national income, prices and employment. Current problems of inflation and unemployment are explored with the aid of such analysis and tools available to government to deal with economic problems and their limitations are analyzed. This course covers the concepts of national income determination, aggregate demand and aggregate supply analysis in both the short-run and the long-run, monetary policy, inflation, unemployment, government deficits and economic growth.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSYC106/Introduction to Psychology    
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Students explore the key figures, diverse theoretical perspectives, and research findings that have shaped some of the major areas of contemporary psychology. This course also examines the research methods used by psychologists across these areas to study the origins and variations in human behavior.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: LAW102/Constitutional Law
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course intends to familiarize the students with the fundamental premises and design of the constitutional systems and government of Turkey and to expose students to the guiding principles and applicable doctrines of select subfields of constitutional law.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR112/Diplomatic History
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course introduces international relations and diplomacy by presenting the main concepts, approaches of the discipline. The purpose is preparing students with an ability to understand the current global issues with a framework.

3. Yarıyıl

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: HIS101/Atatürk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution  I
Kredi / AKTS: 2/2
Ders İçeriği: Historical concepts, descriptions, descriptions of resources and methods, French Revolution and Industrial Revolution, Collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Tanzimat and Islahat Firman (order) , I. and II. Constitutional Monarchy, Tripoli and Balkan Wars, I. World War, Mondros Truce, Wilson principles, Paris Conference, Atatürk, Samsun and Anatolia, Amasya Notice, National Congress, Opening the Mebusan Assembly, Foundation of Turkish National Assembly (TBMM) , Internal rebellions, 1921 Organic Law, Foundation of the Army, I. Inönü, Sakarya, Kütahya, Eskişehir Wars and the Last Attack, Pacts during the Turkish War of Independence, Lozan Pact, Abrogate of Sultanate.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR221/History of Political Thought
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: In this course not only western thinkers but also thinkers of İslamic world will be critically analyzed. This course introduces the major political thinkers like Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Al Kindy, İbn Khaldun, İbn Rushd, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. The thinkers will be introduced briefly by the lecturer first, and then short videos about thinkers will be shown and all together evaluated. In order to better understand how the first age thinkers, such as Socrates Plato, developed their life conditions and ideas, the Gaziantep archaeological museum will be visited. During the museum tour, students will be divided into small groups and will collect information in the framework of the questions given and then they will present as a group. Small group studies and presentations will be frequently used throughout the course.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR201/Political Science Research Method
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course will first focus on the ethics of research than covers issues such as Positivist, Empiricist, Behaviouralist, Naturalist, Feminist, Marxist and approaches in the social sciences and the formulation of research questions, research design, and concept formation.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR231/Comparative Political Systems
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The goal of this course is to give a detailed discussion of different types of political systems, such as parliamentarian, semi-presidential, and presidential systems, as well as regimes (democracy, authoritarian, sultanistic, etc.) and regime change. Also, the course provides the students with an explanation for political parties and political movements. Students will get the chance to see different political systems in practice in different cultural environments.  There will also be discussions about the current developments. For instance, the Syrian crisis is included among the topics of discussion for this semester. This will enable us to examine different aspects of regime change by looking at ongoing political developments. Moreover, the initial ten minutes of each class session will be dedicated to discuss the latest relevant political developments in the news.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR241/Introduction to International Relations
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course is a core course in the BA International Relations and provides a general introduction to the discipline of International Relations and to major themes in world politics. Major theories and approaches to world politics are covered, including Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism, Marxism, Feminism, and Postcolonial and Critical Approaches. Topics to be covered will include issues of war and peace, power, global economy, identities and ideologies, regionalism, foreign policy analysis, global civil society, justice and human rights, international organizations. The course pays particular attention to the relationship between the discipline of International Relations as a field of knowledge and its application and/or relevance to the experience and interests of actors in globally.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR271/Social Responsibility and Ethics
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: The focus of this course is to emphasize the centrality of ethical values such as honesty, trust, respect and fairness in the context of individual and organizational effectiveness.

4. Yarıyıl

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: HIS101/Atatürk’s Principles and History of Turkish Revolution  II
Kredi / AKTS: 2/2
Ders İçeriği: Concepts, descriptions, descriptions of resources and methods in the History of Revolutions, French Revolution and Industrial Revolution, Collapse of Ottoman Empire, Tanzimat and Islahat Firman (order) , I. and II. constitutional Monarchy, Tripoli and Balkan Wars, I. World War, the Armistice of Moudros Truce, Wilson Principles, Paris Conference, Atatürk, Samsun and Anatolia, Amasya Notice, National Congress, Opening of the Mebusan Assembly, Foundation of Turkish National Assembly (TBMM) , Internal Rebellions, 1921 Organic Law, Foundation of the Army, I. Inönü, Sakarya, Kütahya, Eskişehir Wars and the Last Attack, Pacts during the Turkish War of Independence, Lozan Pact, Abolishment of Sultanate.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR222/Modern Political Ideologies
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: In this class, we survey Western political thought by critically examining a wide range of modern political ideologies – from classical liberalism to contemporary anti-globalization. Our aims are threefold: (1) to become more aware of our own ideological worldviews, (2) to come to understand why alternative ideologies are attractive to their adherents, and (3) to develop the capacity for critical thinking about our own and others’ ideologies.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR251/Ottoman Political Modernization
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course presents an overview of modernization of Ottoman Empire with a systematic analysis of its social, political, ideological, institutional, and economic aspects. Topics to be covered include the construction of modern army and bureaucracy, alternative paradigms for the Tanzimat era, Young Turk revolution and their ideas, the rise of national economy-national bourgeoisie, the interrelation between politics, society, war and economy during the Balkan Wars, World War One and the armistice, the role of center-periphery relations in Ottoman/Turkish political modernization.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR232/Comparative Politics
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The course will focus on political systems in different countries. Particularly, presidential system in the US, parliamentary governments in Europe, semi-presidentialism in France, Chinese, Russian and Iranian political systems are going to be studied during the class session. This way, students will be able to compare and contrast regimes and systems practiced in different countries.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR242/International Relations Theory
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The course covers four main theoretical traditions in the study international relations, all of which focus on explaining two phenomena: conflict and cooperation. We will cover realism, liberalism, constructivism, and rationalism.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: Complementary Elective I
Kredi / AKTS: 3/4
Ders İçeriği: The aim of this course is that students take the courses from other departments to improve themselves on various fields.

5. Yarıyıl

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR321/Political Sociology
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course does an overview of the major themes and debates within the mainstream tradition of political sociology. Our primary aim is to show that political sociology lies at the very intersection of the politics of sociology and the sociology of politics. In so doing, special attention is given to the social processes and actors through which political power is constructed, distributed, and maintained. Political Sociology is centrally concerned with political relations, policies, and practices as well as larger questions of conflict, cooperation, power, influence, and authority. Drawing on innovative methods of instruction, class discussions, and group activities, this course aims to provide a fun and intellectually stimulating environment in which to survey the dynamic field of political sociology, including: the nature and roles of power, influence, and authority; citizenship, nationalism, the state and nation; the sociology of law; class, the power elite, and political economy; transnational processes, imperialism, and hegemony; social movements and social change; gender; race, culture, and identity politics; and a wide array of other topics that impact our world today. The course aims to critically survey the dominant theories in the field and will, in the latter portion of the course, briefly introduce students to a selection of research methods that can be used in the study of politics. This course is directed at critically engaging the world around us. Given the breadth and depth of the field, our topical coverage will necessarily be uneven and incomplete. Over the course of our time together we will explore many topics together, asking questions like: What is power? How are political institutions held together or torn apart? What does it mean to be a nation, state, or empire? How are our identities and relationships affected by the political institutions? How and why do some societies exert power and domination over others—and how do others resist?

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR341/International Law
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The basic legal concepts are described and explained, together with a view of prospective developments. Rules of law are considered in their political, economic and cultural contexts, while emphasizing their normative character and the elements of legal reasoning.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR351/Turkish Politics
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course gives an overview of modern Turkey with a systematic analysis of its social, political, ideological, institutional, and economic aspects. Topics to be covered include history of modern Turkey, political culture, interest groups, political economy, executive and legislative system, state and bureaucracy, political parties, and electoral systems.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR343/Foreign Policy Analysis
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The goals of the course are threefold. First, it aims to familiarize students with the principal alternative approaches to foreign policy as a field related to, but distinct from, international relations. Second, it enables students to participate in and contribute to contemporary debates on foreign policy-making using theoretically-informed empirical analysis. Finally, it uses in-class simulations to assist students in applying concepts and theories of foreign policy analysis to real world policy settings. In this context, the course’s main aim is to provide students with a sound understanding of:

  1. The main issues, concepts, actors, factors of foreign policy and its analysis by way of introduction to competing theories of foreign policy.
  2. The principal differences between foreign policy and international politics
  3. How to analyze foreign policy using different levels of analysis.
  4. The uses and limits of comparative foreign policy analysis.
  5. How to ascertain the relative influence of psychological factors versus political institutions versus systematic constraints on foreign policy.
  6. How international negotiations are conducted in forming foreign policy.

6. Yarıyıl

 

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR 322/Contemporary Political Thought
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: As last part on an introductory study in political philosophy, this course discusses major approaches to liberalism, justice and individualism. This course provides an introduction to political philosophy, its basic issues as well as practice. Also, shows the relevance of events and phenomena in national and international politics to political philosophy.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR342/International Organizations
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course analyzes the potentials and limitations of international organization in the modern global system. The major questions to be explored are four-fold:

  1. Why do states create international organizations? More generally, why do they organize internationally?
  2. What is the role of international organizations—and, more generally, of international institutions—in the performance of collective tasks?
  3. What is the overall impact of international organization on world order?
  4. What are the transformational consequences of international organization and how can they be explained?

These questions will be addressed through an examination of the activities of international organizations in a variety of issue areas, including conflict management, human rights, world trade, economic development, and environmental protection. Both global and regional institutions will be considered. Some background in international relations would be helpful. However, there are no pre-requisites for this course.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR352/Turkish Foreign Policy
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course examines the major contours, concepts, trends and issues of Turkish foreign policy. It devotes special attention to the Cold War and particularly the post-Cold War era. The course aims to provide the students with a better understanding of the key issues and regions for Turkey through a comprehensive analysis of the conduct and changing priorities of Turkish foreign policy.

7. Yarıyıl

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR 441/Political Economy of International Relations
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course is an introduction to the study of world politics and international relations. It combines a focus on major theoretical and methodological approaches with foreign policy formation and pressing issues of world politics. The course is organized around four main goals. The first is to introduce students to the study of international relations (IR) as a sub-discipline of political science. The second goal is to introduce students to major concepts, ideas, and issues in IR that shape its field. We will explore the essential problems and puzzles in the study of world politics and international relations: Why do states go to war? Under what conditions do they choose to settle disputes without fighting? What is the role of international institutions in world politics? How can institutions and norms shape behavior of a state? Under what conditions do politicians take into account the preferences of groups or the general public when foreign policy decisions are made? Why do leaders decide to start trade wars? The third goal is to invite students to critically reflect on the relationship between theory and history in the study of world politics. The fourth goal is to stimulate students to critically read and understand academic texts and political statements.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR403/International Energy Politics
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course will focus on energy politics and policy within the Turkey and at the international level. The realm of energy involves some of the most complex and timely issues facing individuals and governments across the globe. During the first half of the class, we will focus on some of the key issues related to present energy usage and policy including: human health effects, economic consequences, environmental problems, and national security implications. During the second half of the class we will examine a variety of alternative energy options, paying particular attention to how they do or do not address the problems posed by current energy options. As we study the various options, each student will be required to make a detailed presentation wherein he/she “sells” the class on the advantages of a particular alternative energy or policy option. Throughout the course, we will also spend a significant amount of time discussing current events in the energy realm; hence students are expected to be on top of the latest developments in the news about energy politics.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR401/Statistics for Political Science
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course introduces the basics of quantitative, empirical political science research. By the end of the semester, you are expected to have a sound understanding of:

  1. Representative research strategies to investigate the causal relationship of political phenomena of interest (a.k.a. research design), and various threats to the validity of different research designs;
  2. How to use statistics to learn about the characteristics of a large population from a relatively small sample (a.k.a. statistical inference) — e.g., how to learn the opinions of the entire Canadian citizens from a sample of a few thousands;
  3. How to conduct, interpret, and critically assess a regression analysis — arguably the most basic method used in quantitative social science research;
  4. How to use a statistical computer software for basic analyses.

The course assumes no prior training in mathematics or statistics; however, willingness to work hard on unfamiliar materials is expected.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR411/Public diplomacy
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course provides an understanding of the theoretical foundations and different dynamics of public diplomacy; knowledge of the strategies and techniques that governments seek to promote their national interest and the national security through understanding citizens and institutions and their counterparts abroad use to inform, influence and engage with publics abroad in support of policy objectives.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR413/Diplomacy: Conduct of Foreign Policy
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course offers an overview of the historical evolution and practice of contemporary diplomacy. It begins with analysis of what a modern diplomat currently does, both at home and abroad, set within the context of diplomatic history and theory. The normal practice of diplomacy and the various techniques of international negotiation will be addressed by using both historical and contemporary examples. It will familiarize students with the activities of a modern diplomat within a wider historical and theoretical context.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR415/EU-Turkey Relations
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Turkey’s relationship with Europe is long rooted whether looked at in terms of trade, military power, culture or diplomacy. These have not been easy relationship, but have been critical in shaping the evolution of Turkey and also Europe. In this course, the students will study the different stages of this relationship and will try to project the future of European Integration in the global context and the relations between Turkey and the EU.  Each class will began with a lecture and end up with a brainstorming exercise.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR417/International Migration
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course first focuses on the reasons for migration and the factors that cause immigration. Then the migration theories will be examined. Finally, the Turkey will focus on the history of immigration and migration in the international arena. Throughout the course, different resources will be used for each subject and guest speakers from national and international associations working in the area of ​​migration will be invited according to the subject.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR421/Gender and Politics
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Key concepts and theories for studying politics from a gender perspective; Political actors: feminist movements, equality institutions. The analysis of gender equality policies: strategies, institutions, instruments, and issues. Women’s political representation. This course is structured into 4 issues. The first issue offers an introduction to the main concepts of a feminist analysis of politics and the main feminist theories of the state. The second theme examines gender equality policies. This includes exploring the framing of gender equality policies and the main current political strategies used in policymaking (equal opportunities, positive actions, gender mainstreaming, and intersectionality). The third issue introduces the main actors in gender equality policies that is feminist movements and equality institutions, and analyzes the institutionalization of equality in the contexts of Spain and the European Union. The fourth theme focuses on the study of women’s political representation and gender quotas.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR423/Political Parties and Elections in Turkey
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Throughout the course Public Law, Political Parties and Representative Democracy: A Framework for Comparative Analysis; Political Parties and Constitutions; The Gradual Legal Recognition of Political Parties; Requirements for Party Registration and Internal Organization; Regulating Party Candidate Selection Contests; Parties and the Conduct of Elections; The Public Funding of Election Campaigns and Political Parties; The Private Funding of Election Campaigns: Regulating Political Donations and Expenditures; Parties in Parliament: The Independence of the Legislature are discussed.

In addition to main resource as the course book, each week the historical evolution of the political parties in Turkey is also studied, presented and discussed by the students with the following sequence: Political Structures Between (1815-1908) ( İkinci Meşrutiyet’e Kadar Olan Dönemde Ortaya Çıkan Siyasi Cemiyetler); Political Parties Between 1908–1918 (II.Meşrutiyet Dönemi Siyasi Partileri); Political Parties Between 1918–1922 (Mütareke ve Müdafaayı Hukuk Dönemi Siyasi Partileri. Single Party Period (Tek Parti Dönemi: 1923-1945), Multy Party Period (Çok Partili Dönem: 1945- ..): Democrat Party (Demokrat Parti), Republican People’s Party (CHP 1960-1980), Justice Party (Adalet Partisi)- Doğruyol Partisi, Nationalist Movement Party (Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi), Turkish labour Party (Türkiye İşçi Partisi), Nationalist Perspective Parties (Milli Görüş Partileri) as: MNP-MSP-RP-FP ve SP, Motherland Party (Anavatan Partisi), HP-SODEP-SHP, Democratic Left Party (Demokratik Sol Parti), Republican People’s Party (CHP: 1990 Sonrası), and Justice and Development Party (AKP).

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR425/Political Psychology
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Political psychology is the interdisciplinary pursuit of psychological and political questions; it brings together psychological understandings to political questions, as well as exploring how political contexts influence the ways people behave politically.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR431/Human Rights
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course provides an introduction to the question of human rights. Throughout the semester, we will examine the conceptual history as well as the practice of human rights through interdisciplinary texts. This syllabus includes all the information that in other courses you learn throughout the semester, including assignment prompts and grading policies. This format allows you to know well ahead of time the expectations of the course as well as the specific assignments you will have to complete.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR443/International Conflict Resolution
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The purpose of this course is to have students understand the context of security and conflict. Various perspectives of security and varieties of conflict will be scrutinized to take them out the hard security framework. Unit and level of analysis will flexible be adopted pending to the weekly discussions.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR467/Study Abroad
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The aim of this course is to ensure the students to improve their experience on political science and international relations in foreign countries. Students who take courses from schools at abroad find vast opportunities to develop themselves on various disciplines.

 

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR461/History, Politics and Society in Africa
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This class provides an introduction to contemporary African politics. The core questions that motivate the course are: (a) to what extent are political outcomes in contemporary Africa a consequence of its history, society, and geography? (b) Why are state structures and institutions relatively weaker in Africa than most other regions? and (c) What accounts for Africa’s relatively slow economic growth? In the course of the semester, we will see that there is large variation within Africa in the strength of states, the levels of economic growth and respect for democratic institutions; we will aim to explain these variations. To do so, we will study events in particular African countries but we will also examine broad patterns across countries and use social science concepts and methods to try to explain them. In our exploration, we will mostly build on the work of political scientists but also draw heavily on writing from journalists, anthropologists, psychologists, economists and historians. The course is structured in four parts. In the first part we take a tour of Africa’s recent political history, examining pre-colonial structures, the impact of the salve trade and colonialism on the polities, societies and economies of post-colonial states. We then examine the social and political forces that shape African countries’ forms of government and the structure and capacity of their states. In the third part we briefly survey the determinants of Africa’s economic development, focusing specifically on policy choices, legal systems, natural resources and the ambivalent role of foreign aid. The fourth part is devoted to the role (ethnic, religious and gender) identities play out in politics.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR463/History, Politics and Society in Latin America
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course focuses on Latin America from initial European encounters to the present and examines various countries in this diverse area of the world that includes Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR465/History, Politics and Society in the Central Asia and Caucasus
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The course aims to enable students to acquire an in-depth knowledge and understanding of critical issues of state-society relations in the region such as: the contradictions between nation and state building; politics of Islam, culture, ethnicity, and gender; the patterns of resistance and compliance; the relationship between formal and informal institutions; the consolidation of neo-patrimonial regimes and their fragility, and debates on indigenous versus neoliberal conceptions of democracy and civil society. By developing a comprehensive understanding of the encounters between Soviet legacy and post-socialist transition, the module will enable the students to assess and engage in a comparison of the divergent trajectories of post-Soviet transition in the region.

 

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Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR406-408/ Internship and Graduation Project
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course provides an internship opportunity to the students to complement their academic competences or to advance their experiences in business.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR402/Quantitative Research Methods
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course in research methods prepares the student to understand materials and issues associated with but not limited to the logic of the scientific method, research design, and quantitative and statistical analysis of data. Students will be afforded the opportunity to conduct research on topics within their field of study. The course is intended to provide a foundation from which the student may use the knowledge and practices gained in this course throughout the rest of their graduate program.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR410/Globalization and Global Governance
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course focuses on the challenges of governance amidst globalization. Globalization is a term much invoked but a phenomenon not all that well understood.  In its essence it is about the blurring of the lines between the “international” and the “domestic,” and the increasing interconnectedness of nation‐states and their peoples across a range of economic, political, security, societal and cultural issues. As such it poses complex dilemmas for governance involving the public, private and nonprofit sectors at the global, regional, national and local levels. Our principal objectives are threefold: develop an analytic framework and historical context for understanding globalization and governance, their core concepts, major political institutions, and political dynamics; delving into some of the major policy debates; and developing your policy analysis research, writing and oral communication skills.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR412/Current Issues in World Politics
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The course provides students a comprehensive view of current issues in the realm international relations. Contemporary character of international relations and international society is one of the focuses in the class. The course deals with the main problematic issues and conflicts of recent times by the way of theoretical approaches and case studies. In the case studies, main problematic issues and conflicts of the selected states will be examined in detail.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR414/Turkish-American Relations
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course is designed to introduce students to the study of Turkish politics and foreign policy with a special perspective on relations with the United States. The relations between the United States and Turkey have been historically strong especially during the height of the Cold War. There have been disagreements on policy between the countries over Cyprus, Iraq and the Kurds, Syria and Iran. Yet, both sides identify the alliance between the US and Turkey vital to their national interests. United States and Turkey have common interests under NATO, over EU issues, energy policy among others. The course will focus on creating a broad understanding of Turkish foreign policy and American foreign policy toward Turkey as well as develop understanding over specific issues of contention (Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Israel) and cooperation (EU, energy).

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR416/American Foreign Policy
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: American foreign policy focuses on topics as diverse as, the establishment of the US, the role of economy in American foreign policy, American self-perception, great powers’ game, cold war, and finally American policy in the Middle East.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR422/Religion and Politics
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This is a political philosophy course with some connections to moral and legal theory. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to perennial and contemporary political, legal and moral issues that bear on the topic of religion and politics. We will consider familiar topics such as: the role of the state in a religiously diverse society; religion and the rule of law; and the appropriate role of religious belief in official state policy. We will consider some less standard but relevant approaches to these issues such as the Crusades and their impact on Western and Middle-Eastern culture.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR424/Nations and Nationalism
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: What is a nation? Do nations exist primordially, or are they manufactured products of relatively recent human history? What makes possible the imagined “kinship” of an individual with millions of living, dead, and unborn members of a given nation, most of whom are completely unknown to him/her? What social forces turn complete strangers into relatives, and how is this community of intimate strangers maintained? These and other questions will be addressed in this survey of the conflicting theories and experiences of nationhood. Case studies reflecting students’ specific interests will be engaged in addition to classic works on nationalism and nationhood studies.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR432/Public Administration in Turkey 
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course is designed as a broad introduction to public administration in Turkey. Public administration differs from many other areas in academia in that it has a strong practical component. The aim of this course is to introduce students to both the theoretical and practical sides of public administration. Among the topics we will cover this semester are major theories of management, the policy process, and the relationship between politics and administration.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR442/Strategy, Intelligence and Turkey
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course begins with a brief examination of the structure of the Turkey intelligence community, focusing on the individual agencies, their specific jurisdictions, and their ties to the remainder of the Turkey foreign policy establishment. This is followed by exploration of the various means of intelligence analysis and collection, including both technical and human sources. Techniques of analysis and dissemination will then be covered. The course will conclude with discussion of various proposals under consideration to assist the intelligence community transition from its Cold War missions to priorities that better suit the current world scene, and to address shortcomings certain observers see in its structure, functioning, and performance.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR470/Ethiquette and Protocol
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: Protocol and Etiquette course is a hands-on learning provision that has been designed and developed to equip participants in the unified Public Sector with the necessary knowledge, skills and field application in the said areas. The course will assist in improving the conduct of public sector employees in diplomacy, protocol and etiquette, and bring effective and efficient service delivery to the public.

This course is offered to not limited to personal assistants, but secretaries, drivers, directors and deputy directors, permanent secretaries, parliamentarians and all categories in the Public Service who require to develop competencies in the area of diplomacy, protocol and etiquette.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR444/International Security
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This course begins with a brief examination of the structure of the Turkey intelligence community, focusing on the individual agencies, their specific jurisdictions, and their ties to the remainder of the Turkey foreign policy establishment. This is followed by exploration of the various means of intelligence analysis and collection, including both technical and human sources. Techniques of analysis and dissemination will then be covered. The course will conclude with discussion of various proposals under consideration to assist the intelligence community transition from its Cold War missions to priorities that better suit the current world scene, and to address shortcomings certain observers see in its structure, functioning, and performance.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR460/History, Politics and Society in Middle East
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The course will cover a wide range of themes those appears to be factors of shaping the currencies of the Middle East. In this sense inputs on varying aspects will be discussed to earth out the Middle East policies. The student need to (1) know the historical discourse of the Middle East, (2) emulate nine aspects of the Middle East policies, and (3) present one aspect of any country.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR462/History, Politics and Society in America
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: This is a graduate readings and discussion course considering some key texts and major debates in American political and policy history, with a particular focus on new directions in the field and multidisciplinary methodological approaches that fall under the broader umbrella of American Political Development (APD). Topics include: race, gender, and class in the construction of the state; grassroots activism; sociocultural politics; the role of religious and charitable organizations; market-government relations; federalism and regionalism; political communication; political biography; formal politics and the evolution of the two major political parties; and American state-building in comparative perspective.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR464/History, Politics and Society in the Balkans
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: The course provides an overview of politics, governance and public administration in Balkan countries. Thus it deals with significant issues such as political culture, constitutions, and citizens’ participation, public order, representing interests, NGOs and international organizations. It also identifies, assesses and analyses relevant needs and challenges as well as priorities for political change and innovation in government at the local, national and regional levels.

 

Ders Kodu ve Adı: PSIR466/History, Politics and Society in Asia and Far East
Kredi / AKTS: 3/5
Ders İçeriği: East Asia has become the center of global attention since the rise of Japan and the “Asian Tigers” in the 1980s, and particularly after China’s fast and steady economic growth in the 1990s. This region’s growing importance in world economy and international relations led into the advent of new terms such as “Asian miracle”, “Pacific century”, or “China threat”. This course aims to introduce students to the particular characteristics of East Asia with a focus on the historical developments that have shaped this region. Following a chronological outline, the course will examine the economic, political, and social changes in East Asian countries (i.e. China, Koreas, Japan, Taiwan). Throughout the course, students will be familiarized with the cultural, geographical and demographical traits of this region within a comparative framework. Main themes include the imperial legacies and traditional social structures in East Asia (i.e., Ming and Qing China, Choson Korea, Tokugawa Japan); early encounters with the West; the impact of 19th century imperialism in East Asia and the subsequent modernization efforts; rise of modern ideologies i.e., nationalism and communism in East Asia; the impact of Japanese imperialism and the World War II; Cold War politics and regional alliances in East Asia; rise of Japan and the Asian tigers; China’s “opening up reforms” and economic modernization; the lingering regional problems in the post-Cold War era such as the Taiwan issue and the nuclearization of the Korean peninsula.