Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
International Law ULI 201 3 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ERTAN EFEGİL, Arş.Gör. ENSAR MUSLU,
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

Providing knowledge of the legal principles and rules in establishing international relations through deepening understanding structure and operation of the international system.

Course Content

The development process of the law applying to the international community, the sources of international law, subjects of international law, the process of recognition of the state, spatial rules of the state, the form of the action of the state as a legal person, limits imposed on the state’s action by international law

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Learning the concepts of international law. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Learning the sources of international law. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Simulation, Testing, Homework,
3 Understanding of the structure and functioning of the international community. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Role Playing, Simulation, Testing, Homework,
4 Gaining ability to analyze conflicts within the perspective of international law. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Simulation, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
5 Evaluation of legal basis and restrictions of actions which shape the international relations. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Simulation, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General introduction to the course, International Community and International Law Hüseyin Pazarcı p. 1-33
2 Establishment of International Law (Treaties) p. 33-104
3 Establishment of International Law (Others), Subjects of International Law (States) p. 104-181
4 Subjects of International Law (The Units other than States), Determination of Assignment Topics p. 181-230
5 Spatial Rules of International Law, 1. Quiz (p. 1-230) p. 233-319
6 Rules of International Law for International Economic Relations, Taking Place within the Order of International Law p. 319-367
7 Implementation of International Relations and Activities, Delivery of Assignments p. 367-399
8 Sustaining the obedience to international law p. 399-443
9 Midterm Exam (p. 1-443)
10 Conflict Resolution in International Society p. 443-507
11 Use of Force and Armed Conflict (Authorization for Use of Force, Weapons Control and Disarmament, Introduction to International Law of Armed Conflicts, Emergence of Armed Conflicts and Legal Status) p. 507-572
12 Use of Force and Armed Conflict (Conduct of Armed Conflict) p. 572-632
13 Use of Force and Armed Conflict (Suspension and Termination of Armed Conflict and Legal Status, The Responsibility of States, People and International Organizations in Armed Conflicts), 2. Quiz (p. 443-632) p. 632-669
14 General Review, Clarify Parts that are not well comprehended and Answering the Questions
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline. X
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations.
3 To improve the foreign language skills.
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations. X
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process.
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework X
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law X
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law X
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics X
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events X
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations
19 To gain basic computer skills
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
3. Kısa Sınav 30
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Final examination 1 20 20
Quiz 2 5 10
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Final examination 1 15 15
Quiz 2 5 10
Mid-terms 1 13 13
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Assignment 7 1 7
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Total Workload 225
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 9
dersAKTSKredisi 5