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ULS4009 . 3+0+0 ECTS:6
Year / Semester Fourth 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
LecturerPROF. DR. Gökhan KOÇER
Co-LecturerNone.
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to shed light on the current problems by considering international balances in the international politics; to analyze the problems; and to discuss the policy options that can be developed for the sake of resolution.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

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

LO - 1 :

Evaluate the international system and great powers,

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

1

LO - 2 :

Analyze regional and global problems,

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

1

LO - 3 :

Analyze international economic problems,

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

1

LO - 4 :

Develop policy options for conflict resolution.

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

The field of international security issues consist of varied problems from human security to environmental problems. Hence, not only states but also international organisations and individuals takes these problems into consideration. The most prominent issues are as follows: Nuclear threats, terrorism, regional conflicts, international crises, arm race, economic crises, security of energy routes and environmental issues. Apart from shedding light into the contemporary problems; evaluations will be made on current examples at international and regional levels, and new solutions will be developed for these problems.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Nature of Global Politics

 Week 2

Power and Global Order

 Week 3

International Security Problems

 Week 4

Identity, Culture and Conflict

 Week 5

Nuclear Threats and Disarmament

 Week 6

Terrorism

 Week 7

Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention

 Week 8

International Law

 Week 9

Mid-Term Exam

 Week 10

International Political Economy and Economic Crises

 Week 11

International Environmental Issues

 Week 12

Bölgesel ve Uluslararası Krizler

 Week 13

Örnek-1: Suriye Krizi

 Week 14

Example-2: Catalonia Problem in Spain

 Week 15

Policies of Conflict Resolution

 Week 16

Final Exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Chris Brown ve Kirsten Ainley,Uluslararası İlişkileri Anlamak, Yayın Odası, 2007.

 

Recommended Reading

1Andrew Heywood, Küresel Siyaset, Adres Yayınları, 2011.

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

11/11/2017

1,00

50

End-of-term exam

16

03/01/2018

1,00

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)

2

14

28

Own (personal) studies outside class

10

14

140

Mid-term exam

1

1

1

End-of-term exam

1

1

1

Total work load

170