|Course Title||Code||Semester||L+P Hour||Credits||ECTS|
|Security and Terrorism||POLS 402||8||3||3||6|
|Prerequisites and co-requisites|
|Recommended Optional Programme Components||None|
|Language of Instruction||Turkish|
|Course Level||First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)|
This course aims to understand several different definitions and approaches to the concept and issue of security. This course also aims to help understand the birth and evolution of the issue of terrorism in international security.
The concept of security has always been in evolution. In this course, we focus on the definitions of security and several theoretical framework. In the second half of the course, we will cover the issue of terrorism.
|1) Gain skills of general understanding of international security issues.|
|2) Analyze the meaning and the evolution of the concept of security.|
|3) Learn about different theoretical perspectives about security and security issues.|
|4) Learn about the concept of war and the evolution of war in world politics.|
|5) Examine the content of the debates about global security politics.|
|6) Learn about the NATO and its role in international security politics.|
|7) Learn about political violence and examine the various types of political violence in the Middle East.|
|8) Examine different counter-terrorism approaches and politics.|
|9) General introduction to the concepts of terror and terrorism.|
|10) Learn about the historical background of terror and terrorism.|
|11) Learn the types and causes of terror.|
|Course's Contribution To Program|
|No||Program Learning Outcomes||Contribution|
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
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.
Becomes skilful at following and interpreting different social areas in international and national levels and also applies the problem-solving oriented practices.
Collects, reviews and analyzes the data obtained which necessary for modelling applications in the Social Science.
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
In recognition of the need for lifelong learning, follows the latest developments in the field and improves himself/herself.
Uses Turkish, and at least one more foreign language, in accordance with the requirements of academic and work life.
Understands and interprets the feelings, thoughts and behaviors of related persons correctly; and expresses himself/herself in written and oral forms accurately.
Improves his/herself constantly by defining educational requirements considering interests and talents in scientific, cultural, art and social fields besides career development.
Questions traditional approaches, practices and methods; and develops and applies new study methods if necessary.
Recognizes and implements social, scientific and professional ethical values.
Develops skills of defining and analyzing the international, regional and national oriented issues, producing appropriate conflict-resolution techniques and negotiation skills.
Develops critical thinking skills.
|2||Security in IR||Reading|
|4||Approaches to Security||Reading|
|5||Global Security Complex||Reading|
|6||Evolution of NATO||Reading|
|7||Evolution of NATO||Reading|
|9||Evolution of NATO||Reading|
|13||Types and Causes||Presentation|
|14||Fight Against Terrorism||Presentation|
|15||Fight Against Terrorism||Presentation|
|Recommended or Required Reading|