Division of Political Sciences and International Relations - Master

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ABOUT US

Department of Political Science and International Relations is a branch of social sciences, which is an "interdisciplinary" section that covers many disciplines such as History, Economics, Law and Sociology. In this context, within the cover of four different disciplines including Political Science, International Relations, International Law and Political History; The Department aims to provide students with a multiple perspective by teaching in-field and non-field courses such as Political History, Political Science, Economics, Public Administration and International Law, and by examining the relations between international actors such as states, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and multinational corporations.

Department of Political Science and International Relations was established in 2011. The department started undergraduate program in 2012-2013 and graduate program in 2017 academic year. There are 1 associate professor, 3 doctoral lecturers and 5 research assistants in the department. The minimum graduation requirement is 120 ECTS. Students who have successfully completed the program are given a Master's Degree in Political Science and International Relations.

ADMINISTRATION

Head of Department

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhittin DEMİRAY

Department’s ECTS Coordinator

Dr. Lecturer Gül Seda ACET İNCE


ACADEMIC STAFF

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhittin DEMİRAY

Dr. Lecturer Gül Seda ACET İNCE

Dr. Lecturer Mustafa Ozan ŞAHİN

Dr. Lecturer Sevil ŞAHİN

R. A. Aykut ÇELİKDAĞ

R. A. Berna AKBAY

R. A.  Yağmur DÖNMEZ

R. A. Yasin GÜLYÜZ

R.A.  Yasin ÖZTÜRK

 

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon the successful completion of this program,

1. Students will be able to have conceptual, theoretical and practical knowledge in the area of international relations,

2. Students will be able to analyze and evaluate the international issues in the light of their conceptual and theoretical knowledge,

3. Students will be able to follow developments in the field by using at least one foreign language

4. Students will be able to have the knowledge of basic information technologies and computer sciences,

5. Students will be able to use their knowledge and experience in their work lives after graduation,

6. Students will be able to have a critical and analytical look at international issues by means of their experience and skills,

7.Students will be able to take responsibilities both individually and collectively in the face of problems they encounter,

8. Students will be able to write up or present their ideas and views concerning international issues and problems and share those with others,

9.Students will be able to have ethical and scientific values in the collection and dissemination of knowledge produced in the area of international relations,

10. Students will be able to inform about the sustainability of learning process and the importance of life-long education.


COURSE STRUCTURE

Course Code

Course Name

T+A+L

Compulsory/Elective

ECTS

SBUİ5009

 

Scientific Research and Publication Ethics

3+0+3

Compulsory

 

7,5

SBUİ5011

 

International Law

3+0+3

Compulsory

 

7,5

SBUİ5005

 

Readings on European Thought

3+0+3

Elective

7,5

SBUİ5001

 

History of International Relations in Recent Period

3+0+3

Elective

7,5

SBUİ5003

 

Theories of International Relations

3+0+3

Elective

7,5

SBUİ5007

 

Science, Technology and International Relations

 

3+0+3

Elective

7,5

SBUİ5002

 

Turkish Modernization

3+0+3

Elective

7,5

SBUİ5004

 

Conflict Resolution

3+0+3

Elective

7,5

SEMİNER01 

 

Seminar

0+0+0

Elective

7,5

 

 

SPECIALIZED FIELD COURSE

 

4+0+0

Compulsory

 

10

 

THESIS STUDY

 

0+0+0

 

Compulsory

 

20


COURSES

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION ETHICS

Objectives of the Course: The aim of the course is to give the students the scientific concepts, scientific research process and how to write report, project, thesis and scientific research article.

Course Content: What is scientific knowledge? Differences between the positivist and post-positivist research. What is the framework for the study of scientific research? Hypothesis, what does it mean? What are the stages of scientific research? Spelling rules, note-taking, resource display and quoting.

INTERNATIONAL LAW

Objectives of the Course: International Law Course teaches the basic concepts in the area of international law. In addition, students will have the knowledge of international law content of international issues and disputes.

Course Content: Introduction to the basic concepts of international law, the sources of international law, the subjects of international law, the use of force in international law, international law of sea, international human rights, state responsibility, the resolution of international disputes, succession of states and international criminal law.

READINGS ON EUROPEAN THOUGHT

Objectives of the Course: This course's aim is to examine the economic and political conditions under which the European integration emerged, analyze the phases it passed on the path to further and deeper integration and discuss its future evolution.

Course Content:  In this course, the characteristics and nature of the environment that drove Europe into integration as a supranational project from a historical and theoretical perspective, especially from the integrationist and federalist theories'    point of view, will be the main subject matters of the course. In addition, the functioning of the EU decision making processes and the institutional structure of the union will be analyzed in detail.

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS IN RECENT PERIOD

Objectives of the Course: The aim of this course is to give students a political/diplomatic history perspective in order for them to understand and compare the historical events and facts critically. By doing this, it also aims to contribute the solution of today's problems by taking lessons from the past events, i.e. wars, revolutions, social interactions etc.

Course Content: The difference and similarities between the discipline of history and diplomatic history, the emergence of past states and nations, the arrival of the relations between states, the history of revolutions and their impact on societies, historical transformations, the issues such as inter-state war, diplomacy and peace accords etc.

THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Objectives of the Course: This course aims to explain main theories and discussions on methodology within the discipline of international relations.

Course Content: The main discussions of the discipline of international relation will be explained. Students will be informed about basic theories such as Realism, Idealism, Marxism and Liberalism and also alternative theories like International Society, Structuralism, Social Constructivism, Feminism and Geopolitical Theories. Thus, students will able to use international relations theories and will acquire the knowledge which is essential to analyze development of international relations.

TURKISH MODERNIZATION

Objectives of the Course: To teach students the pre-Republican and republican periods of modernization.

Course Content:  The process leading to the democratic parliamentary republic in the 19th and 20th centuries and the contributions of Atatürk to this process will be explained. In this context, the Advisory Assemblies of the 19th century, constitutional movements, the formation of the Constitutional Monarchy, the proclamation of the Republic, social and institutional transformations will be discussed.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Objectives of the Course: The aim of this course is to give information about conflict resolution, conflict analysis, intermediation and negotiation.

Course Content: Assessing the conflict resolution and management theoretically and practically in an interdisciplinary perspective. Examining the obstacles and conditions ahead of reaching a peaceful World. Examining the sources and processes of social conflicts and the ways to put an end to them.

SCIENCE, TECHONOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Objectives of the Course: This course aims to explain scientific and technological developments from prehistory to present and their effects on international relations in positivist and post-positivist perspectives.

Course Content: This course includes science and technology theories in society, science and technology case studies, the scientific revolution, positivism and post-positivism, inventions and innovation theories, technological necessity, social structuralism and their effects on international relations.


SEMINAR

Objectives of the Course: The purpose of Seminar course is to improve abilities of graduate students to prepare an article by the following scientific techniques and to present the study in front of the community.

Course Content: Seminar course is a course that graduate students will develop themselves in the field of their choice, ensure them the development of skills in this field and prepare them for writing up an academic text by following academic writing rules and presentation techniques.

SPECIALIZATION FIELD COURSE

Objectives of the Course: To assist graduate students in evaluating research and examination results in light of recent developments in the field.

Course Content:  Studying books and articles related to the field of expertise, the interpretation of the research results obtained from the various methods with a scientific language.