Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
ENG 101 English I 3 4
SOC 100 Sociology 3 6
CIS 151 Political Science I 3 6
HIST 103 History of Civilazations 3 6
ECON 101 Principles of Econ.I 3 6
ATA 101 Atatürk İlkeleri I 0 2
TOTAL Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
ENG 102 English II 3 4
POL 102 Political Science II 3 6
POL 111 History of Political Thought 3 6
LAW 106 Introduction to Law 3 6
ECON 102 Principles of Econ.II 3 6
ATA 102 Atatürk İlkeleri II 0 2
TOTAL Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
ENG 205 English for IR 3 6
POL 201 Public Administration 3 6
LAW 205 Constitutional Law 3 6
POL 210 Modern Political Thought 3 6
IR 207 Introduction to IR I 3 6
TOTAL Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
ENG 206 Writing Academic English 3 6
IR 208 Introduction to IR II 3 6
HIST 205 World History of the 20th Century 3 6
POL 205 Political Psychology 3 6
RES 202 Research Methods 3 6
TOTAL Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

THIRD YEAR

Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
POL 303 Public Policy 3 6
ECON 305 History of Economic Thought 3 6
POL 312 Comparative Pol. Systems 3 6
POL 313 İnternational Politics 3 6
HIST 308 Ottoman Econ.,Social&Pol.Struct. I 3 6
TOTAL Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
IR 312 Inter. Institutions& Organisations 3 6
ECON 307 Public Finance 3 6
POL 306 Modern Turkish Politics 3 6
POL 311 Turkish Foreign Policy 3 6
HIST 309 Ottoman Econ., Social&Pol.Struct. II 3 6
TOTAL Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

FOURTH YEAR

Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
POL XXX Marketing Research 3 6
POL XXX Human Resource Mgmt. 3 6
POL XXX Production Management 3 6
POL XXX Area Elective 3 6
POL XXX Area Elective 3 6
TOTAL Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME C ECTS
POL XXX Area Elective 3 6
POLXXX Area Elective 3 6
POLXXX Area Elective 3 6
POLXXX Area Elective 3 6
POLXXX Area Elective 3 6
TOTAL Semester CREDITS/ECTS 15 30

TOTAL CREDITS 120 / TOTAL ECTS 240

Courses Discripton


ENG 101 English I (3 Credits)

Focusing on grammar and developing of all language skills. This course aims at enabling students to understand their lessons and to express themselves in English.


HIST 103 History of Civilization (3 Credits)

The course covers the main developments of the mankind from the coming of the man 2.5 million Years ago to the present time. The main focus is on the big turning points of the cultural as the Neolithic Revolution (10.000 Years ago), the rise of the civilization (5.500 Years ago), the Renaissance (1350-1520) and the coming of Modernity.


ECON 101 Principles of Economics I (3 Credits)

Basic concepts of economics and mainly elementary micro-economics. Topics covered are: The Economic Problem, Supply and Demand, Elasticity, Marginal Analysis of Consumers and Firms Behaviour, the Theory of Profit Maximization, Analysis of Markets, Pricing in Competitive and Non-Competitive Markets.


POL 101 Political Science I (3 Credits)

What is Politics, Political Science, Nations and State, Political Ideologies, Political Culture, The People and the State, Politics and the Media.


SOC 100 Sociology (3 Credits)

A general overview of sociology including history and methodology. Explanation of the main schools in sociology, mainly Durkheim, Weber and Marx. Overview of group, stratification, institutions and structure in general.


ENG 102 English II (3 Credits)

This course aims to take students to intermediate advanced level of English.


POL 102 Political Science II (3 Credits)

The Institutions of Government, Elections and Electoral Systems, Political Parties, Interest Groups, Presidential and Parliamentary Systems, Political Leadership, Bureaucracy and Administration, Revolution, International Relations, Environmental Politics, Politics and Religion, The Rise of Religion and Nationalism.


ECON 102 Principles of Economics II (3 Credits)

Elementary Macroeconomics, Determination of National Income, the Role of Government, the Banking System, Problems of Inflation, Unemployment and Growth.


LAW 106 Introduction to Law (3 Credits)

A basic introduction to the study of law namely the Nature of Law, Legal Systems, The Development of Law, The Structure and Work of the Courts, The Concepts of Legal Personality and Capacity and an Outline of the European Union, its Laws and Institutions, Company Law and Tort.


POL 111 History of Political Thought (3 Credits)

The aim of this course is to endow the student with the fundamental knowledge of political theory. The content of course comprises the political theories of the great thinkers ranging from the period of Ancient Greece to the contemporaries.


ATA 101 / 102 Principles of Atatürk I and II (0 credit)

The principles of Atatürk will be discussed analytically and historically in both Semesters.


POL210 History of Political Thought II (3 Credits)

Political Theory from the ancient Greeks to the 20th Century: Athens and Socrates, Plato,Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, Mill; Marx, Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism.


ENG 205 English for IR (3 Credits)

Students learn techniques for dealing with academic prose. The emphasis is on reading skills and analysis of texts. Moreover, paraphrasing and summarizing are practised.


LAW 205 Constitutional Law (3 Credits)

An introduction to the main aspects of Constitutional Law, namely its Nature, Classification of Constitutions, The Doctrine of the Separation of Power, The Rule of Law, Parliamentary, Supremacy and Constitutional Connections. There is an examination of the freedom to Experience, Association, Persons and Property. Natural Justice, Delegated Legislation, Judicial Review of the Administration and Judicial Remedies and Administrative Law are also covered.


IR 203 Diplomatic History I+II

The objective of the course is to provide the student with necessary background of the diplomatic practice since the medieval Age till the Second World War. During the course, special attention is given to the evolution of “nation state” in Europe and the emergence of diplomatic concepts and tools as expedient ways for conducting international relations.


IR 207 Introduction to International Relations I (3 Credits)

The course introduces key conceptual issues in international relations it analyses contemporary global problems such as security, international organisations, resources, peace and of war. The main aim of the course is to encourage students for critical thinking and analysis of the world events.


ENG 206 Writing Academic English (3 Credits)

The structure of an academic essay and different types of essays (cause and effect, argumentation, comparison and contrast) are discussed.Students write two essays and receive feedback on them.


IR 208 Introduction to International Relations I (3 Credits)

The course introduces key conceptual issues in international relations. It analyses contemporary global problems such as security, international organisations, resources, peace and war. The main aim of the course is to encourage students for critical thinking and analysis of the world events.


HIST 205 Political History (3 Credits)

The course deals with the political history of the twentieth century. The main political events of the last hundred Years are discussed during the course, such as the coming of the mass culture, the fast change of the word, globalisation and global problems. The biggest events are also discussed, e.g., the First and the Second World War, the Cold War and the political transformations.


POL 205 Political Psychology (3 Credits)

In this course, theories and empirical findings on political cognition, attitudes, beliefs and values will be explained. After this, theories of political socialisation, political action and protest behaviour will be discussed. In order to understand all these theories, various examples will be given from Turkey and other countries.


RES 202 Research Methods (3 Credits)

Its main aim is to give the students how to work on a research, how to write an essay. For a university student writing essays or making research are a must, but at the same time for most of the students a difficult challenge. This course is aimed at making this challenge easier and explains the importance of the methodology of such work and practice and experience of doing research. It will deal with how to begin a research, to choose a topic, to find the data and analyze them, to create a working plan and to write it in an appropriate way.


POL 201 Public Administration (3 Credits)


ECON 305 History of Economics Thought (3 Credits)

This course provide an overview of the development of economics as from origins of modern capitalism to the present. The aim of the course is to deepen understanding of contemporary economic questions by situating them in the context of how such questions have arisen and been debated in the history of economic thought. Topics include: (1) Ancient and medieval economic thought, (2) classical political economy from Adam Smith through Karl Marx s(3) Neo classical economics from Jevons, Menger and Walras through Marshall and his followers, (4) Keynesian economics and the neo classical synthesis, (5) More recent New classical, New Keynesian, Post Keynesian and Neo-Marxist developments. Economic theory will be situated in the broader historical contexts in which they developed. Attention will be focused on the scientific status of economic theories as well as their relation to policy and normative considerations.


HIST 308 Ottoman Economical, Social and Political Structure I (3 Credits)

A critical examination and general overview of the Ottoman Empire covering the tribal organization and the Turkish origins of the Ottomans, the transformation of a frontier principality into a state, economic and social motives of the Ottomans, the governmental and military institutions of the 15th Century, the change idea of the “Law” (Töre/ Törü and Yasa/Yasak).


POL 312 Comparative Politics (3 Credits)

Classifying the various forms of the political systems has been one of the principal concerns of political analysis. The main aim of this course is to get this understanding. Firstly, the course shall focus on the traditional three world approach and later the discussion will be on the recent transformation of the political world after the collapse of the Soviet Union.


ECON 307 Public Finance (3 Credits)

This course offer a general introductory survey of the field of public finance. The topics include: when market fail, methods of government intervention, program and project evaluation, major state and local taxes and their effects, and financial relations. Study the productive and allocative role of government and of other aggregations of individuals, as well as the interaction among politics, economics and ethics. Course include welfare economics, the theory of public goods, collective choice problems, cost-benefit analysis, and governmental public finance. Analyse the equity and efficiency effects of major taxes, including the personal income tax, the corporate income tax and the social security tax.


POL 303 Public Policy (3 Credits)

Making process of the public policy; the role of the authority, political parties, intelligentsia and the NGO’s to this process; the relation between central administration and the local administrations, etc.


HIST 309 Ottoman Economical, Social and Political Structure II (3 Credits)

The dynamics of the transition from the first Ottoman State to the new age of the ‘imperium’an emphasis on the legal system; the Ottoman ‘ruling class’ and the palace institution, the provincial structure; restoration of the establishment in general and of the central government, events which altered the balance of power in Europe, the fundamental economic and financial changes, the traditional reforms, the era of the ‘modern’ reforms, the Young Turk Revolution and internal reactions, new concepts of rule.


IR 312 International Organisations (3 Credits)

The aim of this course is to inform the students about the functions and roles of international organisations in contemporary international relations and international politics. In this course, international system, theories of international relations and politics are also discussed.


POL 306 Modern Turkish Politics (3 Credits)

First of all, in this course, it will be focused on the political structure and political parties in the Ottoman Empire. In the second part of this course the development of the Turkish political structure and Turkish politics will be explained until 1946. Second part of this course covers the development of representative and democratic government from 1946 to present. Lastly, problems of the political life after 1980 will also be explained.


POL 313 International Politics (3 Credits)

In this course, the current structure of the world politics is discussed. Before discussing the current structure, we will focus historical and theoretical debates on international politics. Moreover, we will study on nation state, national interest, national security and foreign policy concepts comparatively with alternative concepts: transnationalism, international security and economic cooperation etc.
Elective Courses


POL 403 State Theories (3 Credits)

This course explore different notions of the state from the theoretical perspective. It examines in particular how the relationship between the state and civil society is envisaged. Within this framework, it focuses on various accounts of states in terms of modern and contemporary ideologies such as classic liberalism, modern liberalism, classic Marxism, neo-Marxism, post-Marxism, Feminism and Environmentalism.


POL 414 International Political Economics (3 Credits)

This course deals with many different aspects of the International Political Economy. The subject of IPE is concerned with the interconnectedness of various areas such as economics, politics, history, sociology, etc. In the first part of this course, we will introduce the fundamental paradigms of IPE by looking at the three different theoretical perspectives: mercantilism, liberalism, and structuralism. In the second part of the course, we will analyze structural connections of IPE, leading to sections that explore international trade, international finance, international institutions and global problems.


POL 405 Elite Theories (3 Credits)

In this module, we shall examine the basic approaches illustrating for the role of the elite and the masses in politics. The students shall obtain knowledge about the different theories which the academia utilizes in accounting for the elite-mass relations in Western Democracy. The students shall also attain an alternative approach to the conventional wisdom on the general aspects of Western Democracy.


POL 406 Democratization of Turkey (3 Credits)

Thiscourseseekstounpackthefocaldemocratizationproblems of Turkeyparticularly since theHelsinki European Council summit of December 1999 when Turkey was accepted as an official candidate for the EU membership. While assessing the extent and outcome of Turkey’s EU-related reform process during the post-Helsinki era (1999-2013), the course will also seek to unravel the historical context and background of Turkey’s chronic democratization problems. Accordingly, the course will thematically cover various important issues such as military-civil relations, minority rights, and problems revolving around the principles of secularism. Overall, the course aims to enable students to critically evaluate and assess these contemporary issues within Turkey’s historical context and from the broader perspective provided by the literature on democratization theories.


POL 416 Eastern Philosophy & Religions (3 Credits)

Besides covering the overlapping issues between the field of philosophy and religion in regard to ontology, metaphysics, ethics and epistemology at broader level, this course particularly aims to give a historical and contextual understanding of the main Eastern Religion traditions. The course seeks to familiarize the students with the main concepts and life philosophies embedded in Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. Overall, the course aims to enable students to critically evaluate and appreciate the particularities of these Eastern Religion traditions when compared with the monotheistic traditions of the Western World.


POL 425 Postmodernism Debates (3 Credits)

This course analyzes the postmodernism debates through an examination of prominent figures. Sketching an outline of the historical development of postmodernism, the course focuses mainly on the postmodernist debates in social sciences, notably sociology, philosophy and politics. Within this framework, such thinkers as Jean Baudrillard, Fredric Jameson, Jean Foucault, Jean-François Lyotard and Jacques Derrida, and main parameters of postmodernism will be elaborated.


POL 462 Multiculturalism and Identity Politics (3 Credits)

This course explores both contemporary theories and practice of multiculturalism and identity politics. On one hand, it dwells upon theoretical construction and components of multiculturalism. It examines some relevant concepts and ideas such as identity, culture, nation, race, ethnicity and gender. On the other hand, experiences and practices of multiculturalism is examined in the examples of some western countries as case studies.


POL 470 Power and Hegemony in Politics (3 Credits)

This course analyzes power and hegemonic relations at the domestic and international levels. Sketching an outline of the historical background of the concept of “hegemony”, the course focuses mainly on the critical approaches, notably Gramscian and neo-Gramscian political theories. In the course, exclusively concept of hegemony and the related concepts will be elaborated.


IR 400 The Cyprus Conflict (3 Credits)

After a general historical introduction, the course will look at the Cyprus problem as it developed from the 1950’s to present; explaining the nature and sources of the Cyprus conflict; the role of internal and external factors during the Cold war; setting the conflict in the Post Cold war context; viewing the major developments since 1990 and the present stage of the conflict.


IR 428 European Union (3 Credits)

The main aim of the course is to implore the European Union and its members and try to understand the roots on which they evolved; the reasons why they came together; how it works with its different institutions; what are the relations among them; how is the formation procedure of the policies; what are the importance of different actors.


ECON 431 Turkish Economy (3 Credits)

This course provides a conceptual and theoretical background:various different approaches and techniques for analysing national economic structures and change. Advantages and shortcommings of different methods. Importance of thinking on prospects. National economy as a system: analysing the system; dimensions; importance of constructing and defending relevant dimensions. Selecting relevant variables and sectors. Statistical sources and information. Determining the retrospective trends, breaking points, actors games with in the realm of determined dimensions. Constructing the scenarios. Importance of sound trend scenarios. Creating alternative scenarios. Forecasting breaking points and actors games. Systematic and prospective analysis of Turkish Economy.


MAN 404 Human Resource Management (3 Credits)

The course aims at showing the importance of human resource management (The management of people) and its link with productivity, quality of worklife, and profits in todays highly competitive world. Human resource management activities examined include job analysis, human resource planning, recruitment, selection, orientation, training and development, performance appraisal, career development, compensation management, labor relations, and employee health and safety.