Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
International Relations ULZ 501 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN
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Course Objective To learn concepts, approaches and actors on International Relations, to understand aims, strategies and tools of foreign policy, to study international organizations and their organs, to discuss and analyze current cases on international area.
Course Content The concept and approaches of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Internatinal System, decision and game theory, aims of foreign policy, strategies of foreign policy and tools of foreign policy.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 undeerstanding differences between concept of international relaitons and foreign policy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam,
2 Understanding state, organization and individual as international relations actor Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Learning the concept of international relations, foreign policy environmet of states. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Discussing foreign policy aims of state by example of Turkey and regional countries. Discussion, Lecture, Testing, Oral Exam, Portfolio,
5 Testing foreign policy strategies by taking todays and near term policies into consideration. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
6 Understanding foreign policy tools as diplomacy, propaganda, economic means and arms. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
7 Having main knowladge to become an expert in international relations area. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
8 Comparatively explain internatinal organizations established with participitian of Turkey. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework, Portfolio,
9 Explain the leading factors in the foreign policy of state Lecture, Question-Answer, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework, Portfolio,
10 Describes the reasons of states´ basic foreign policy preferences. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
11 Explains the current developments in the global politics by using basic concepts of internaitonal relations. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
12 Compares diplomacy, economic relations and war as a tool of foreign policy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework, Portfolio,
13 Discuss major Turkish foreign political issues within the framework of International Relations concepts. Lecture, Question-Answer, Brain Storming, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
14 Within the framework of known concept, the political preferences of old previous periods are discussed. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
15 The foreign political prefrences of neighbouring countries are discussed. Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 undeerstanding program, aims and sources. Examination, quiz and homework.
2 State, sovereignty, policy.
3 International relations actors and theories.
4 National power, international system.
5 Decision, game theory.
6 Isolationism, neutrality, non-alignment policies.
7 Alliances.
8 Status quo, imperialism and prestige policies.
9 Midterm exams
10 Diplomacy and propoganda
11 International economical relations.
12 Conflict and war.
13 International peace and security question.
14 International invention.
Course Notes
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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 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 50
1. Kısa Sınav 17
1. Ödev 15
2. Kısa Sınav 18
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 5 80
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
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