Ders Tanımı

Ders Kodu Yarıyıl T+U Saat Kredi AKTS
Ön Koşul Dersleri
Önerilen Seçmeli Dersler
Dersin Dili Türkçe
Dersin Seviyesi Lisans
Dersin Türü ZORUNLU
Dersin Koordinatörü Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN
Dersi Verenler Dr.Öğr.Üyesi YILDIRIM TURAN
Dersin Yardımcıları Cüneyt Doğrusözlü (Office: IIBF, C Block, 2nd Floor) and Rümeysa Eldoğan (Office: Ortadoğu Merkezi, 1st Floor)
Dersin Kategorisi Alanına Uygun Temel Öğretim
Dersin Amacı
This course is a broad introduction to international relations (IR). It seeks to acquaint students with major theories and concepts including the workings of the state system, the causes of international conflict and violence, and international economic relations in preparation for upper level courses in the IR. This course is also designed to provide case-study analysis, both as a tool for applying the fruits of theory to the study of real-world events, and also as a tool for evaluating competing theoretical approaches.
1. To introduce students to IR as a social science discipline
2. To consider the impact of major historical events on the evolution of academic IR, including the impact of globalization
3. To use IR’s theoretical approaches to help students to examine the behavior of international actors and the nature of international systems
4. To define and discuss some of the main concepts within IR, including war, peace, terrorism, political economy, and international law
5. To provide tools to help students think critically and argue effectively
P.S. Be aware of the fact that this course is not a survey of current world events but rather a thematic exploration of major topics in international relations theory.
Dersin İçeriği
1. By the end of this course you should be able to know something of the history of international relations in order to understand the context of contemporary events.
2. You should also be able to identify and explain the major theoretical approaches to international relations and to outline their strengths and weaknesses.
3. You should also be able to apply different theoretical tools in order to make sense of the contemporary world issues.
4. You should develop your critical thinking skills, so that you are able to recognize the theoretical and ideological assumptions behind texts you read.
5. By the end of this course, you should develop and support your own arguments about international politics theoretically.
Dersin Öğrenme Çıktıları Öğretim Yöntemleri Ölçme Yöntemleri
1 - undeerstanding differences between concept of international relaitons and foreign policy. 1 - 2 - 3 - B -
2 - Understanding state, organization and individual as international relations actor 1 - 2 - 3 - A - C -
3 - Learning the concept of international relations, foreign policy environmet of states. 1 - 2 - 3 - A - C -
4 - Discussing foreign policy aims of state by example of Turkey and regional countries. 1 - 3 - A - B - E -
5 - Testing foreign policy strategies by taking today’s and near term policies into consideration. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - C -
6 - Understanding foreign policy tools as diplomacy, propaganda, economic means and arms. 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - A - B - C -
7 - Having main knowladge to become an expert in international relations area. 1 - 2 - 3 - A - B - C -
8 - Comparatively explain internatinal organizations established with participitian of Turkey. 1 - 2 - 3 - A - C - E -
9 - Explain the leading factors in the foreign policy of state 1 - 2 - 4 - A - C - E -
10 - Describes the reasons of states´ basic foreign policy preferences. 1 - 2 - 3 - A - C -
11 - Explains the current developments in the global politics by using basic concepts of internaitonal relations. 1 - 2 - 3 - A - C -
12 - Compares diplomacy, economic relations and war as a tool of foreign policy. 1 - 2 - 10 - A - C - E -
13 - Discuss major Turkish foreign political issues within the framework of International Relations concepts. 1 - 2 - 10 - A - B - C -
14 - Within the framework of known concept, the political preferences of old previous periods are discussed. 1 - 2 - 3 - 10 - A - C -
15 - The foreign political prefrences of neighbouring countries are discussed. 1 - 3 - 10 - A - C -
Öğretim Yöntemleri: 1:Lecture 2:Question-Answer 3:Discussion 4:Drilland Practice 10:Brain Storming
Ölçme Yöntemleri: B:Oral Exam A:Testing C:Homework E:Portfolio

Ders Akışı

Hafta Konular ÖnHazırlık
1 Introduction
2 The historical context: The evolution of international society
3 Theories: Realism
4 Theories: Liberalism and Marxist Theories
5 Theories: Critical
6 Foreign Policy
7 International Conflict, Military Force and Terrorism
8 Exam Week
9 International Organizations, Law and Human Rights
10 International Trade and Global Finance
11 International Integration and Environment
12 North-South Gap and International Development
13 Theory and Cases
14 Theory and Cases


Ders Notu The majority of essential sources for this course are books and journal articles. You will be ensured that articles are all available on the University’s online database and books should be available from the Sakarya University Library. As an IR student, you are supposed to have consent about the wide range of readings on international relations.
The following book is required
1. John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens, The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, Oxford University Press, Please be careful about reading the 2014 edition of the book.
2. Şaban Kardaş ve Ali Balcı, Uluslararası İlişkilere Giriş: Tarih, Teori, Kavram ve Konular, İstanbul: Küre Yayınları, 2014 (Those who are not eligible to read English texts in high proficiency should read this book as a starter)
These books are optional:
1. Robert J. Art and Robert Jervis, International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, Pearson, 2012
2. David A. Lake, David A. Lake, Kenneth A. Schultz, World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions, W. W. Norton & Company, 2009
P.S. The optional readings are useful for providing background, especially for the weeks of the course on theory and concepts. For this course, it is highly important to know about the usefulness of contending theories.
Ders Kaynakları Lord of the Flies, Independence Day, Wag the Dog, Fatal Attraction, The Truman Show, Memento, East is East, Wall-E, The Hunger Games, Waltz with Bashir, Thirteen Days, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Battle of Algiers, Darwin’s Nightmare No Man’s Land, The Cove, Shaking Hands with the Devil
Please read the following book in order to increase your comprehension of IR theories through movies: Cynthia Weber, International Relations Theory: A Critical Introduction, Routledge, 2013

Döküman Paylaşımı

Dersin Program Çıktılarına Katkısı

No Program Öğrenme Çıktıları KatkıDüzeyi
1 2 3 4 5

Değerlendirme Sistemi

AraSinav 1 70
KisaSinav 1 10
KisaSinav 2 10
Odev 1 10
Toplam 100
Yıliçinin Başarıya Oranı 40
Finalin Başarıya Oranı 60
Toplam 100

AKTS - İş Yükü

Etkinlik Sayısı Süresi(Saat) Toplam İş yükü(Saat)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 5 80
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Quiz 2 1 2
Assignment 1 14 14
Final examination 1 5 5
Toplam İş Yükü 166
Toplam İş Yükü /25(s) 6.64
Dersin AKTS Kredisi 6.64
; ;