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IR 201 International Relations Theory 3 Credits
Surveys basic concepts and processes in international relations. The course presents competing theoretical perspectives; realism, liberalism, and radical approaches with a special emphasis on post-cold war debates. Partial theories such as foreign policy analysis, conflict analysis and resolution, and security studies are also examined.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2016-2017 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2015-2016 International Relations Theory 3
Spring 2014-2015 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2014-2015 International Relations Theory 3
Spring 2013-2014 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2013-2014 International Relations Theory 3
Spring 2012-2013 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2012-2013 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2011-2012 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2010-2011 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2009-2010 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2008-2009 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2007-2008 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2006-2007 International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2005-2006 Conceptual Foundations of International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2004-2005 Conceptual Foundations of International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2003-2004 Conceptual Foundations of International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2002-2003 Conceptual Foundations of International Relations Theory 3
Fall 2001-2002 Conceptual Foundations of International Relations Theory 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: IR 201D
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 201D International Relations Theory-Discussion 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2016-2017 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2015-2016 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Spring 2014-2015 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2014-2015 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Spring 2013-2014 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2013-2014 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Spring 2012-2013 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2012-2013 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2011-2012 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2010-2011 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2009-2010 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2008-2009 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2007-2008 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2006-2007 International Relations Theory-Discussion 0
Fall 2005-2006 Conceptual Foundations of International Relations Theory-Discussion 0

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: IR 201
ECTS Credit: ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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IR 301 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Globalization and International Relations 3
Fall 2016-2017 Globalization and International Relations 3
Fall 2015-2016 Globalization and International Relations 3
Fall 2014-2015 Globalization and International Relations 3
Fall 2013-2014 Globalization and International Relations 3
Fall 2012-2013 Globalization and International Relations 3
Fall 2011-2012 Globalization and International Relations 3
Summer 2010-2011 Globalization and International Relations 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and IR 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 312 Global Civics 3 Credits
We live in an increasingly interdependent world. Financial engineering in the US can determine employment and growth in Bursa and other parts of the world; CO2 emissions from China affect crop yields in Konya, and beyond; an epidemic in Vietnam or a nuclear leak in Japan determine the state of global public health. What is less clear is what sort of responsibilities we have towards each other. Without at least a draft of a global social contract, it would be impossible for us to navigate our global interdependence. This course reviews the current state of the world, analyzes the centripetal forces which push us together, and discusses what responsibilities we all have towards others. Various arguments for normative and technocratic frameworks will also be reviewed.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2011-2012 Global Civics 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 341 Global Governance 3 Credits
This course is about the ideas, institutions, and practices through which global politics is organized. The course has three objectives: 1) to provide an overview of the structure and dynamics of global governance in the late 20th century; 2) to raise issues related to power and justice in the contemporary global order; 3) to analyze the effects of globalization on the nature of order. We will study the relationships between states,international organizations, and non-governmental organizations on issues of international trade, collective security, peace keeping, human rights, development, environment. Questions that we will address through class readings and discussions will include: what does globalization mean for global governance; is it possible (or even desirable) to have a universal human rights regime; can a trade regime like the WTO actually lead a more just global order?

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2011-2012 Global Governance 3
Summer 2008-2009 Global Governance 3
Fall 2003-2004 Global Governance 3
Fall 2002-2003 Global Governance 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 342 Turkish Foreign Policy 3 Credits
A systematic study of contemporary Turkish foreign policy making in a global context. Topics include, major issues, actors, decision making mechanisms, enduring patterns and changing orientations in Turkish Foreign Policy. Issues comprise: Greece and Cyprus; Russia and Bulgaria; Syria, Iraq and Israel; Armenia and Azerbaijan; the European Union; the UN and NATO.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Spring 2016-2017 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Spring 2015-2016 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Spring 2014-2015 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Spring 2011-2012 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Fall 2010-2011 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Fall 2009-2010 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Fall 2008-2009 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Fall 2007-2008 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Fall 2006-2007 Turkish Foreign Policy 3
Spring 2004-2005 Turkish Foreign Policy (IR292) 3
Spring 2003-2004 Turkish Foreign Policy (IR292) 3
Spring 2002-2003 Turkish Foreign Policy (IR292) 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 389 Human Rights in World Affairs 3 Credits
This course introduces students to the foundations of human rights theory and practice. The course analyzes what constitutes as human rights (political, economic, social, and cultural rights) and examines contemporary issues around the globe. The course will also offer a critical analysis of international human rights norms and its enforcement by focusing on major international institutions and the documents that govern the human rights regime as well as the role of states, individuals, NGOs and the media.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Human Rights in World Affairs 3
Spring 2016-2017 Human Rights in World Affairs 3
Spring 2015-2016 Human Rights in World Affairs 3
Spring 2014-2015 Human Rights in World Affairs 3
Spring 2013-2014 Human Rights in World Affairs 3
Spring 2012-2013 Human Rights in World Affairs 3
Summer 2011-2012 Human Rights in World Affairs 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 391 International Political Economy 3 Credits
This course examines the interaction between politics and economics on an international scale. International political economy (IPE) is a field situated at the intersection of markets and politics. Through analyzing the nature of economic and political linkages at the global level, this course focuses on varying roles of states; multilateral and domestic institutions; and, non-state actors in shaping prevalent processes in the IPE. The main goal of this course is to expose students to theoretical debates and substantive empirical issues in the contemporary IPE scholarship. In order to meet this goal, we will discuss major theoretical approaches in the IPE field and analyze substantive empirical issues in light of these approaches. The empirical issues we will study include: international monetary relations; international trade and capital flows; and, contemporary phenomena like globalization and regionalization. Overall, this course seeks to help students develop theoretical knowledge and analytical skills in the field of IPE.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2016-2017 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2015-2016 International Political Economy 3
Summer 2014-2015 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2014-2015 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2013-2014 International Political Economy 3
Spring 2012-2013 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2011-2012 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2010-2011 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2009-2010 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2008-2009 International Political Economy 3
Fall 2007-2008 International Political Economy 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and ECON 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and IR 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 392 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Spring 2016-2017 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Spring 2015-2016 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Spring 2014-2015 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Spring 2013-2014 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Fall 2012-2013 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Fall 2010-2011 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Summer 2009-2010 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Spring 2005-2006 Foreign Policy Analysis 3
Spring 2001-2002 Foreign Policy Analysis 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 394 World Politics 3 Credits
This course identifies the external processes that affect states in a multi-disciplinary approach. The students will exposed to the recent developments in international politics through a theoretical lens acquired in IR theory courses. One aspect of the course is to furnish students with the capacity to link internal/domestic developments to external events. The issues where they will be able to develop the linkage will be foreign policy making and the impact of domestic politics on foreign policy making. In that aspect, the course is mostly geared towards the liberal institutionalist school of IR. The course will focus on the impact of the international crisis on domestic structures, the concept of change and turbulence in international politics, the role of culture and identity in world politics.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2010-2011 World Politics 3
Summer 2009-2010 World Politics 3
Spring 2007-2008 World Politics 3
Spring 2006-2007 World Politics 3
Fall 2005-2006 World Politics 3
Summer 2004-2005 World Politics 3
Spring 2003-2004 World Politics 3
Spring 2001-2002 World Politics 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 400 International Conflict and Peace 3 Credits
This course provides an overview of the related fields of peace studies and conflict resolution by exploring different definitions, perspectives, actors, and tools available to practitioners and scholars. It is a survey of the theoretical and empirical literature on the causes and conditions of international conflict and peace. It examines the history and development of contending approaches to conflict and peace, their basic assumptions and methodologies, and their application to current conflict situations, with particular emphasis upon the following: peace through coercive power; peace through nonviolence; peace through world order; and peace through personal and community transformation.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 International Conflict and Peace 3
Spring 2011-2012 International Conflict and Peace 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 401 Turkey and the Middle East 3 Credits
Turkey's relations with and policies towards the middle east have normally been treated as subsidiary to and less important than its relations with the main European states and the USA. However, over the last two decades they have clearly achieved vastly increased importance and autonomy: in fact, it seems safe to say that Turkey's relations with its middle eastern neighbours now constitute one of the most problematic - and potentially the most dangerous - of the diverse theatres in which Turkish foreign policy is actively engaged. This course examines Turkish policy towards the region in the context of Turkey's wider foreign policy interests and objectives, through successive historical periods, since the 1920s. It is divided into three sections: (i) the historical evolution of Turkish policy towards the region as a whole, from 1918 to the 1990s: (ii) Turkish policy towards four middle eastern actors of particular importance to Turkey: (iii) for the most recent period, Turkish policy before and after the Gulf war of 2003

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2008-2009 Turkey and the Middle East 3
Spring 2007-2008 Turkey and the Middle East 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and IR 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 402 Turkey in Europe 3 Credits
This course aims to analyze Turkey's place in Europe from an international politics perspective. Turkey has a unique place in Europe which is shaped by its history and geography. The course will focus on the political dimensions of Turkey's place in Europe from 1945 onwards with special emphasis on the EU. This course aims to provide students with a systematic study of Turkey's position in Europe in the Cold War and the post-Cold War era. To do so, the course analyzes the basic parameters of Turkey and the European Union relations by covering the Ankara treaty, Association Agreement, Customs Union and the phases of Turkey's association with the EU. The course elaborates in detail on Turkey's EU candidacy and the accession negotiations and investigates the main obstacles to Turkey's accession and the internal dynamics within the EU towards Turkey's accession in detail.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2010-2011 Turkey in Europe 3
Fall 2008-2009 Turkey in Europe 3

Prerequisite: SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 403 Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era 3 Credits
This is a course on political violence in contemporary era, as such it mainly deals with global issues like terrorism, civil war, ethnic conflict, and weapons of mass destruction. The objective of the course is first to define these problems, then to explore the causes, and the proposed solutions to them. While doing so, the course touches upon concepts like religion, nationalism, and ethnicity, and examines how these concepts can turn into major driving forces of conflict by studying some of the recent conflicts in different parts of the world. The discussion on possible solutions includes domestic policy alternatives as well as international intervention and the role of international organizations.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era 3
Spring 2015-2016 Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era 3
Spring 2014-2015 Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era 3
Spring 2013-2014 Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era 3
Fall 2012-2013 Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 404 Energy Politics 3 Credits
Energy affects all aspects of individual and collective life. Economic growth requires increasing supplies of energy, making security of supply important for both developing and mature markets. On the other hand, energy producing countries are more concerned about the security of future demand for their exports. After beginning with an introduction to the geopolitics of energy, the course focuses on political, economic, strategic implications of current trends in energy markets. It will also take into account the relationship between energy and environment and alternative sources of energy in the context of the EU energy policy and the Turkish market.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Energy Politics 3
Spring 2016-2017 Energy Politics 3
Spring 2015-2016 Energy Politics 3
Spring 2014-2015 Energy Politics 3
Spring 2013-2014 Energy Politics 3
Fall 2012-2013 Energy Politics 3
Spring 2011-2012 Energy Politics 3
Spring 2010-2011 Energy Politics 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 405 European Foreign Policy 3 Credits
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the basic concepts of the European Union's foreign policy. It provides a theoretical and analytical basis for students to asses the EU's performance as an international actor. The course addresses the main European Foreign Policy actors, tools, institutions, objectives and issues. Topics to be discussed include the EU's response to contemporary challenges in world politics.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2012-2013 European Foreign Policy 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 406 Turkey and the South Caucasus 3 Credits
This course aims at contributing to the ability of students to understand dynamics of Turkish foreign policy towards the South Caucasus in the post-Cold War era. To achieve its aim, the course presents an overview of Turkey?s relations with the countries of the South Caucasus namely Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The region has a strategic importance for Turkey and the course will analyze Turkey?s relations with these states from the angle of protracted conflicts and energy politics. The course will also cover the social, political and economic developments that have occurred in the South Caucasus republics after the collapse of the Soviet Union as well as how the interests of the great powers such as Russia, the EU and the U.S. influence the dynamics of the region.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2013-2014 Turkey and the South Caucasus 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 407 Domestic Sources of International Politics 3 Credits
What makes military threats effective? How do states choose partners when forming alliances and trade pacts? Why do some states gain more in international negotiations? These are some of the many questions that IR scholars have answered using domestic-level theories. This course introduces students to the most prominent theoretical mechanisms developed in this research program and the empirical evidence used to evaluate them. The topics to be covered are in both international security and cooperation. The goal is that at the end of the course students will have a framework of the main domestic actors and their influence on foreign policy.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2013-2014 Domestic Sources of International Politics 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 410 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 International Security 3
Fall 2016-2017 International Security 3
Fall 2015-2016 International Security 3
Spring 2011-2012 International Security 3
Spring 2010-2011 International Security 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and IR 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
 
IR 493 International Negotiation 3 Credits
In a chaotic international environment, negotiation is often what all stands between war and peace. In the peace time interactions negotiation is an essential mechanism to achieve constructive solutions, and mutually satisfactory agreements. International actors- states, non governmental actors, firms, and their representatives- often negotiate to settle their differences, to build new systems of interactions, and to renew trust. This course is designed to provide the students with the essentials of the art and science of negotiation. The first part of the course will introduce basic components, concepts and contexts of international negotiation. In this section, the nature of negotiation, prenegotiation, preparing for negotiation, power, strategies, and tactics, gender and the impact of culture, multilateral negotiation will constitute some of the issues to be discussed. Part two is concerned with hands-on negotiation games and simulations. The course will be conducted through lectures, participatory discussions, simulation exercises, and seminars by experienced diplomats.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 International Negotiation 3
Spring 2016-2017 International Negotiation 3
Spring 2015-2016 International Negotiation 3
Fall 2014-2015 International Negotiation 3
Fall 2013-2014 International Negotiation 3
Fall 2012-2013 International Negotiation 3
Fall 2011-2012 International Negotiation 3
Fall 2010-2011 International Negotiation 3
Fall 2009-2010 International Negotiation 3
Fall 2008-2009 International Negotiation 3
Fall 2007-2008 International Negotiation (IR393) 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and ECON 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and IR 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements: