Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
INR501 THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 3 0
This course provides an analysis of the major theoretical debates of International Relations discipline, including Idealism-Realism, Realism-Pluralism and recent debates in critical International Relations approaches. The course also addresses the level of analysis problem as well as the central assumptions and key concepts of various theories of International Relations; namely postmodernism, normative theory and constructivism, with special emphasis on the basic concepts, and current critique of realism and neo-realism. Theoretical framework of the International Relations discipline will be defined and analyzed in the context of the course. The new theories will also be examined in detail and discussed.
INR5X1 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
INR5X2 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
INR5X3 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
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INR503 PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 3 3 0
As a sub-field of International Relations discipline, the scope of International Security Studies gradually broadens. Therefore, this course examines major traditional and new theoretical approaches to International Security Studies as well as the different aspects of the contemporary international security issues, events, structures and processes. The course also aims to develop analytical and critical skills of the graduate students to comprehend and discuss the specific cases in the changing conceptual/theoretical framework of International Security by referring to different sectors of security such as military, economy, society, politics, energy and environment.
INR590 SEMINAR 0 3 0
Seminar presentation and group discussions on selected topics related to the International Relations program.
INR5X4 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
INR5X5 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
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INR500 THESIS 0 0 0
Supervised independent research on a topic agreed between the student and the supervisor (a faculty member) and approved by the Administrative Committee of the Institute. It is evaluated by a jury of two faculty members and a member from other universities.
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INR504 GLOBAL HISTORY 3 3 0
This course intends to examine the developments in Europe and U.S. since the 19th century until today. The World War I and the new political structure after 1918 will be considered from the point of global developments. World War II and the involvement of the U.S. in European affairs, Cold War Sovietization of Eastern Europe and the emancipation of the Third World countries are also to be discussed. The relations among the industrial and non-industrial and non-industrial countries in political, economic and military fields are explained with some comments on future prospects for global developments.
INR505 ISSUES IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY 3 3 0
The aim of this graduate seminar is to give the students an awareness of the various foreign policy issues that confront Turkey. An attempt is be made to discuss the causes and consequences of the various crises and regional problems between Turkey and neighbors. The Turbo-Greek problems, the Cyprus dispute, Turkey’s relations with the Middle Eastern states, Balkans, and with the Turkish republics of the former Soviet Union, as well as the Turco-American and Turco-European ties are examined. Updated problems such as Syrian migrant crisis and Turkey’s accession process into EU will also be covered during the class
INR546 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 3 3 0
This Course is designed to introduce students of IR the political thought by following the footsteps of the outstanding thinkers from Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas to Marx, Gramsci, Althusser, and Badiou through an analysis of the political thought of selected scholars along with their contributions to political philosophy. In examining the ideas of those theorists the method to be adopted is both textual and contextual, attempting to give due regard to the thoughts expressed by the authors and the social environments in which they have been expressed.
INR502 ISSUES IN EUROPEAN INTEGRATION 3 3 0
This course attempts to analyze major issues of European Integration within a theoretical framework. The course begins with an analysis of the major theories of European Integration such as functionalism, neo-functionalism and federalism. On the basis of this theoretical framework, the course will focus on the two main issues of European Integration, which are named ‘supranationalism versus intergovernmentalism’ and ‘widening versus depending’. In the context of this course, the impacts of decisions on the integration processes taken in summits such as Maastricht and Cophenagen will also be ecamined and discussed.
INR556 MIDDLE EAST IN WORLD AFFAIRS 3 3 0
This Course offers the students of IR a contemporary history and politics of the Middle-Eastern states. This course will examine the nationalist ideologies, processes of nation-building and political change with a particular emphasis on the Fertile Crescent region of the Middle-East. This course will provide an academic background on the Middle East politics through referring basically to issues of legitimacy and stability, leadership, political elites, ideologies and social movements. The topics which will be covered include the Palestinian Question, the Arab-Israeli conflict, intra-Arab rivalries and the role of the military in politics.
INRE555 POLITICS OF CYPRUS AND CYPRUS CONFLICT 3 3 0
The course offers a critical examination of the current politico-economic landscape in the island within a broader historical context. It covers major economic, social and political turning points that took place since the end of the 19th century. The major focal point is the Cyprus conflict, its historical evolution, and the role of international as well as local actors involved to resolve (or to perpetuate) it. This requires a multidisciplinary approach and use of different theoretical frameworks, which includes but not limited to nationalism, conflict resolution, international law, geopolitics, and post-colonialism. By the end of the semester the students are expected to write a literature review on a specific dimension of Cyprus politics of their choice.
INR511 GLOBAL POLITICS 3 3 0
The course provides the analytical tools required to examine the changing nature of the international politics and the emergence of a global political space. It provides a historical understanding of the evolution of global political and economic forces and the ideas that shaped them. It also includes evaluations of the spread of neo-liberal economic orthodoxy, the creation of new multilateral institutions, migration, and debates on global media and the increased interpenetration of the world’s cultures. students are expected to have a profound understanding of core perspectives in international political economy; to learn how the current highly integrated global economy was created and evolved.
INR562 POLITICS OF PEACE AND CONFLICT IN DEEPLY DIVIDED SOCIETIES 3 3 0
This course explores the politics of deeply divided societies and focuses upon the ways through which such societies manage their divisions and sustain peaceful politics. Politics of deeply divided societies is characterized by instability and the persistence of conflict. Some deeply divided societies, however, maintain peaceful politics through power-sharing between groups. The course surveys the literatures on ethnic conflict, third party peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding as well as the power-sharing theory to answer the following questions: What makes the politics of deeply divided societies fractious and unstable? What are the main approaches to manage conflict in such societies? What roles can third party actors assume in bringing about peaceful settlements?
INR525 GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 3 3 0
Global political economy course deals with the issues of world economy and world politics by starting with the analysis of the emergence and evolution of the “world system” from the fifteenth century till the current phase of globalization. The course specifically examines the subjects like industrial and financial economic development, periodically emerging economic crises, development and undevelopment problems and economic integration of the global system. The current issue of the global terrorism will also be handled in relation with underdevelopment, and global migration trends.
INR534 CURRENT WORLD EVENTS 3 3 0
The main purpose of this course is to examine emerging issues of the international system within the framework of traditional and critical theories. Within this context, on one hand, state-centric security conceptualization will be discussed,, on the other hand, it will be aimed to add a new perspective with alternative convergences that focus on economic, political, cultural, humanitarian, social and environmental areas. Within the framework of the lecture, in addition to all of those theoretical approaches, current events and problems will be explained with examples. Furthermore, the security structures in the world’s different regions and the main subjects of the security communities will be evaluated.
INR554 POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES 3 3 0
This course aims at familiarizing master students with the idea of politics in the philosophical context. Philosophers who dealt with the concept of the politics from past to modern times will be studied during the course. In the second phase of the course modern ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Conservatism, Fascism and Nationalism will be analyzed on the left-right spectrum. Later on contemporary ideologies suh as feminism, ecologism, religious fundementalism, post-modernism, post-colonialism and post-structuralism will be highlighted in relation with and as a critic to the modern political ideologies.
MAN527 HISTORY OF MANAGEMENT THOUGHT 3 3 0
MAN512 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3 3 0
MAN535 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR 3 3 0
INR519 COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF WORLD CULTURES 3 3 0
This course aims to analyze different world cultures in a comparative perspective. Why some societies are more rebellious than others? ; Why some are more submissive and loyal to their State? ; What is essence of culture and where is it related to political participation? ; What is what we call “A democratic culture”? ; is there a relation between the education and the political participation? All those questions will be dealt with through a conceptual and theoretical point of view throughout course discussions with the aim of finding out the differences and similarities of various world cultures.
MAN509 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT 3 3 0
MAN513 ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT 3 3 0
MAN558 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS 3 3 0
INR548 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND GLOBALIZATION 3 3 0
This course examines the role of international organizations in an age of globalization. It also studies the role of state and non-state actors within the context of global governance. The course attempts to analyze the changing dynamics of the international system and the emergence of new actors via discussing current regional and international political, economic, socio-cultural and humanitarian issues pertaining contemporary world affairs. The changing dynamics of globalization, the inequalities created in the world scale and the effect of recent migration trends to international organizations will be covered during the course.
INR535 ISSUES IN EURO-MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS 3 3 0
This course aims to develop theoretical and empirical background of the students in relation to the political, cultural, economic and security affairs of the countries which are members of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Thus and so the project of Euro-Mediterranean Partnership will be analyzed within the framework of both traditional and critical theories by referring to the three constitutive phases (security and political cooperation, economic cooperation and cultural dialogue) as well as by assessing certain case studies. The relations between the EU and the Euromed States will also be highlighted.
INR506 CURRENT ISSUE IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY 3 3 0
In this course, the Turkish Foreign Policy from 1960 to present will be discussed by a thematic perspective, which will be accompanied by books and articles. Starting from 1960, International Dynamics and the internal dynamics will be analyzed in parallel; theoretical perspectives like Revisionism, Balance policies, Win-Win, Structuralism will be reviewed in the light of current foreign policies.Turkey’s current relations with Syria and Iran will also be highlighted within the framework of the migrant crisis and acession to EU: What can be the possible openings for Turkish Foreign Policy in its EU project? İs the question to be answered.
MAN508 LEADING, TRANSFORMATION AND CHANGE 3 3 0