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IR 501 Globalization and International Relations 3 Credits
This course deals with the changing nature of international relations within the context of the process(es) of globalization. It examines a number of topics that have become crucial especially after the end of the Cold War. In doing so, it also aims at advancing our theoretical and empirical understanding of international relations by discussing (a) the economic and political dimensions of globalization, (b) the relationship between global changes and state power, (c) the crucial problems of international relations, such as poverty, security, global governce and terrorism, and also (d) the important case studies such as the American hegemony, European Integration, global economic crisis.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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IR 510 International Security 3 Credits
This course surveys traditional and non-traditional understandings of security by exploring a wide range of theoretical perspectives and thematic issues. The fact that international security is generally about the threat and use of force, raises questions such as: What causes war? Do regime types matter for peace? Is nuclear proliferation necessarily a threat to international stability? Would the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Turkey bring more security to itself and the region? What is terrorism and how much of a threat does it constitute for states? Through these questions, this course equips students with multiple approaches along with a historically nuanced understanding of the challenges of our times.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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IR 530 American Politics and Government 3 Credits
This course introduces intricacies and the uniqueness of American democracy and its historical development. In addition to the analysis of American political institutions, special emphasis will be given to cultural, historical, social and economic factors that contribute to the uniqueness of the American experiment.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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IR 535 Russian Politics and Foreign Policy 3 Credits
Providing indepth understanding of Russian politics and foreign policy. Understanding the actors, institutions and structure of Russian politics. Discovering the domestic sources of Russian Foreign Policy. Focusing on the priorities, principles and mechanisms of foreign policy. Analyzing Russian politics in regional and international contexts.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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IR 537 Central Asia and Caucasus in International Perspective 3 Credits
Providing indepth understanding of politics in Caucasus /Central Asia. Exploring the issues of international relations, governance, energy, security and conflict resolution in the region. Analyzing the political processes, challenges, achievements specific to the regional countries. Focusing on the sources and dynamics of regional and international interest to the region.

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Spring 2013-2014 Central Asia and Caucasus in International Perspective 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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IR 592 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 Credits
This course concentrates on the making and the implementation of foreign policy in theory and practice: foreign and security policy-making; case studies.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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IR 597 Term Project 0 Credit
Students taking this course are expected to write a research paper on a topic agreed upon by a faculty member.

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Summer 2013-2014 Term Project 0

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ECTS Credit: 20 ECTS / 20 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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