Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Theory and Methodology In The International Relations UAB 517 1 3 + 0 3 7
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL
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Course Objective The International Relations Students have to learn the methodology and theories in order to prepare a scientific essays and research projects. In this respect, current leacture teachs the scientific thought, international relations theory and research plan.
Course Content Scientific Thought: Positivism, Popper, Khun etc. International Relations Theory: Realism, Liberalism, Marxism, Critical, Constructivist Theories. Methodology: Preparing Research Methods, collecting scientific facts, processes of writing a thesis.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To learn how to attend scientific knowledge Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Project / Design,
2 To examine the scientific paradigms. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
3 To study the philosophers. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
4 To learn how to prepare a research plan. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
5 To study the parts of a scientific essay. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
6 To learn rules that the experts should obey when they prepare an essay. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
7 To learn how to write the footnotes, endnotes and sources. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
8 to have more information about the international relations theories. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Case Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is the Scientific Study?
2 Pozitivism
3 Popper, Khun, Lakatos
4 Post-Povitivism
5 Traditional-Behavioralist Ecoles.
6 Realism
7 Liberalism
8 Marxism
9 Critical, Construvtivist Theories
10 Research Plan
11 Writing an essay in the International Relations field.
12 Parts of Essay
13 Footnotes, Endnotes, Sources
14 Book review
Resources
Course Notes Ertan Efegil, Uluslararası İlişkiler´de Bilimsel Düşünme ve Teoriler, unpublished lecture notes, 2014.
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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 the recent textbooks, materials and the other scientific resources in the fields of International Relations and European Union.
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of International Relations and European Union with the scientific methods, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions based on scientific researches
3 Having knowledge and thought about the current issues and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects
4 Informing audience groups, who are interested or uninterested in the field, about the topics in International Relations and European Union and teaching them the problems and the solution methods of the subject matters
5 Having the skills of working coherently in a team, taking initiatives, being open-minded and thinking analytically
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication skills and also having the ability of empathy
7 Having the skills and potential of self improvement in the career areas of International Relations and European Union such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skills about methods and research techniques in producing, using and reaching knowledge
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
10 Deeping and expanding the knowledge of undergraduate proficiency which is acquired in a same or different field than International Relations and European Union, and also accessing, examining and elucidating knowledge by making scientific research
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 20
1. Final 80
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 2 32
Mid-terms 1 40 40
Assignment 1 40 40
Final examination 1 40 40
Total Workload 200
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 8
dersAKTSKredisi 7