COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Theories of International Relations POLZ   301 5 3 3 6

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction English
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Marella BODUR ÜN
Instructors
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiMARELLA BODUR ÜN1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
This course aims to provide students with a grounding in different theoretical approaches in International Relations; to explore new thinking in IR theory.
Content
This course focuses on main theories, major debates and main issues in International Relations.

Learning Outcomes
1) Identifies major theories, debates and issues in IR.
2) Will be able to critically analyze the existing schools of thought in IR.
3) Will be able to explore new thinking in IR theory
4) Will be able to employ IR theory in the analysis of current events in international relations.
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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2
Identifies the international and national issues by methodologies used in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations; chooses the appropriate analysis techniques across the issues and applies the appropriate empirical studies.
X
3
Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
X
4
Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
5
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
6
In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
X
7
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
8
Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
X
9
Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
10
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
X
11
Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
X
12
Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
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13
Develops critical thinking skills.
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Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction: IR as an academic discipline Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations Lecture
Discussion
2 Main debates in IR Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 1 Lecture
Discussion
3 Diversity of IR Theory Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 1 Lecture
Discussion
4 Realism Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 2 Lecture
Discussion
5 Neorealism Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 2 Lecture
Discussion
6 Liberalism I Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 3 Lecture
Discussion
7 Liberalism II Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 3 Lecture
Discussion
8 English School Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 4 Lecture
Discussion
9 MIDTERM EXAM Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations Testing
10 Social Constructivism Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 8 Lecture
Discussion
11 Marxism Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 5 Lecture
Discussion
12 Critical Theory Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 6 Lecture
Discussion
13 Postmodernism Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 7 Lecture
Discussion
14 Feminist IR Theory Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations,chp. 9 Lecture
Discussion
15 Post-colonialism Scott Burchill et al. Theories of International Relations Lecture
Discussion
16-17 Review Question-Answer
Discussion

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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