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ULS2013 THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3+0+0 ECTS:6
Year / Semester Second Year / Fall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusCompulsory
DepartmentINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. Bülent ŞENER
Co-LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. BÜLENT ŞENER,
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
Main goal of this course is to give students a theoretical point of view in order to analyze international events.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

explaining the theories from beginner level

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

LO - 2 :

Evaluation of the political base and theorical base with theories in international relations

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

1

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

Theories of International Relations; Realism; Neorealism; Liberal Theories; Marxism; English School; Constructivism; Critical Theories; post-Structuralism: Power, Knowledge, Discourse, Discrepancy; World System Theory; Feminism; Green Politics.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Introduction to International Relations

 Week 2

Academic Thinking and Analysis in International Relations

 Week 3

International Relations as Political Theory

 Week 4

Academic Thinking

 Week 5

Classical Realism

 Week 6

Traditionalism/ History and Behaviouralism/ Science

 Week 7

International Society and English School

 Week 8

Liberal Approaches in World Politics

 Week 9

Mid-term Exam

 Week 10

Marxist Theories

 Week 11

Neorealism

 Week 12

Pozitivism ve Post-Pozivitism

 Week 13

Social Sonstructivism

 Week 14

Alternative Approaches: Feminism, Post-Structuralism and Discourse of Post-Colonialism

 Week 15

Theories of International Relations after Cold-War and 9/11

 Week 16

Final Exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Erden Özlük, "Uluslararası İlişkiler Disiplinin Doğuşu, Kimliği ve Sorunları", Uluslararası İlişkilere Giriş, Ed. Şaban Kardaş-Ali Balcı, Küre Yayınları, 2014, ss.103-108.

 

Recommended Reading

1Faruk Yalvaç, "Uluslararası İlişkilerde Teori Kavramı ve Temel Teorik Tartışmalar", Uluslararası İlişkiler Teorileri, Der. Ramazan Gözen, İletişim Yayınları, 2014, ss.31-36

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

8

15/11/2016

1

50

End-of-term exam

16

03/01/2017

1

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

3

14

42

Own (personal) studies outside class

9

14

126

Laboratory studies

0

0

0

Own study for first mid-term exam

0

0

0

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

Practice

0

0

0

Clinic Practice

0

0

0

Homework

1

10

10

Project

0

0

0

Quiz

0

0

0

Own study for final exam

0

0

0

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Other 1

0

0

0

Other 2

0

0

0

Total work load

180