COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Selected Topics in International Relations II * POLS   420 8 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. Özden Selcen ÖZMELEK
Instructors
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiÖZDEN SELCEN ÖZMELEK1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The aim of this course is to analyze the predominant issues that are observed in international relations.
Content
Globalization, the demise of the Soviet Union and its effects, identity-nationalism, historiography and international relations, changing security perceptions, use of force according to the United Nations, terrorism and human rights, migration, asylum, statelessness, economic dependency, energy security, water problem, nuclear issues, environmental problems, etc.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
12345
1
Has the conceptual and theoretical competence to explain the phenomena in the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations.
X
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.
X
5
Individually and/or in a team, takes responsibility, leadership, and works effectively.
X
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.
X
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.
X
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.
X
13
Develops critical thinking skills.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Information About Course Content and Methodology None
2 The end of the Cold War Reading assignment
3 Identity, Nationalism, the State and the System Reading assignment
4 The discipline of Political History and its evolution Reading assignment
5 Security and Securitization Reading assignment
6 The problem of using force according to UN system Reading assignment, homework
7 International Organizations and Security Reading assignment, homework
8 Midterm exam Studying for exam
9 Behaviouralism and War Theories Reading assignment
10 Terrorism, Cyber Terrorism and Human Rights Reading assignment
11 European Union and Security Reading assignment, homework
12 Asylum and Statelessness Reading assignment, homework
13 Economic Dependence, Center and Periphery Reading assignment, homework
14 Energy Security Reading assignment, homework
15 Water Problem Reading assignment, homework
16-17 Final exam Studying for exam

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources