Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Theory Of International Relations ULZ 508 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. TUNCAY KARDAŞ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res.Asst. Ensar Muslu
Course Category
Course Objective Getting familiar with the old and new theories of IR
Course Content This course aims to help students to interpret world politics from the perspective of IR theories and concepts. It strives to get the students reconsider old and new theories of IR in relation to new developments in social and political realms.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Having basic level knowledge of important theoretical approaches in IR Question-Answer, Discussion, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
2 Getting used to new conceptual and theoretical discussions in the discipline Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
3 Being able to decipher theoretical and conceptual background of current events in world politics. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Conceptual issues: States, Agency, Structure and Culture
2 Methodological issues: How to study world politics?
3 Realism in theory and practice
4 Classical Realism
5 Neo-realism
6 Offensive Realism
7 Neoclassical Realism
8 Liberalism-Pluralism
9 Institutional Liberalism
10 Marxism and International Relations
11 World System Theory
12 Green Politics
13 Post-structuralism
14 Conclusion: What next?
Course Notes
Course Resources
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 X
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador X
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge X
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics X
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 100
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 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 2 5 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 157
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.28
dersAKTSKredisi 6