Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
New Perspectives In Security Studies ULI 617 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. TUNCAY KARDAŞ
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Course Objective The main aim of this course is to examine new security problems and recent conceptual and theoretical approaches. It seeks to facilitate students´ understanding of newly-emerging security problems in daily life.
Course Content This course will cover alternative theoretical and conceptual approaches to security studies.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Describing different conceptual meanings of security. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
2 Explaining the historical development of security studies within IR discipline. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
3 Revisiting the traditional security studies Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
4 Making sense of New Perspectives in Security Studies. Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
5 Putting theories of security in practice through case studies. Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 Debating the future of security studies. Brain Storming, Six Hat Methods, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General Introduction: What is Security? Concepts and Issues
2 Traditional Approaches in Security Studies
3 Third World Security Studies: Nation-Building and State Formation
4 The Copenhagen School: Sector Analysis and Societal Security
5 Social Constructivism: Strategic Culture, Security Community, Democratic Peace
6 Postmodernism: Securitization and Postmodern War
7 Gender and Security
8 Critical Security Studies 1: Human Security and Structural Violence
9 Case Studies 1: End of Cold War, End of post-Cold War? Quo Vadis?
10 Case Studies 2: Is the Cartoon Crisis a Clash of Civilizations?
11 Case Studies 3: End of American Security Hegemony? The Iraq War
12 Case Studies 4: Privatization of Security in Africa and the Middle East
13 Case Studies 5: Image and Media Representation after 9/11,
14 Conclusion: Security, What next?
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Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources X
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches X
3 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects X
4 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions X
5 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded X
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge X
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
10 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Assignment 1 15 15
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 151
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.04
dersAKTSKredisi 6