|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 Coordinator||Asst.Prof.Dr. Özden Selcen ÖZMELEK|
The aim of this course is to analyze the predominant issues that are observed in international relations.
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.
|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.
|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|