European Union Relations

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The EU Master Program aims to inform the students by the most recently economics and politics structures of the EU. The enlargement process of the EU has not been achieved yet; because its borders are not certain. Due to this fact, the enlargement process is going on a dynamic structure. The lectures presented in the EU Relations Department cover the topics that will make the students understand the dynamic developments in the economics and politics structure of the EU. The students who are aiming to have Master of Art degree (MA) then they are required to complete 10(30 credits) courses and a seminar course (0 credits). Those students who are aiming to have Master of Science degree (MSc) then they are required to complete 8 courses (24 credits), seminar course (0 credits) and thesis (6 credits).

Foundation courses in required:
EU 208 ›European Integration Theories
ECON 201› Microeconomics
HIST 205 ›World History

Prof. Dr. Çelik Aruoba
Prof. Dr. Ümit Hassan
Prof. Dr. Aykut Polatoğlu
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Mehmet Aga
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Şerife Eyüpoğlu
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bülent Evre
Assoc.Prof. Dr. Erdal Güryay
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Zeliha Khashman
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Özdeşer
Assoc.Ptof Dr. Nurcan Özgür
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Mustafa Sağsan
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tülen Saner
Assist.Prof. Dr. Ali Dayıoğlu
Assist. Prof.Dr. Ahmet Ertugan
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nil Günsel Reşatoğlu
Assist. Prof. Dr. Turgut Türsoy
Assist. Prof. Dr. Dilek Latif
Dr. Ergin Akalpler
Dr. İlksoy Aslım
Dr. Muhittin Tolga Özsağlam
Dr. Berna Serener
Master Program in European Union Relations
(Graduating with Thesis)
8 Courses + Seminar + Thesis
First Year

1. Year Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME T A C
EU 501 International Strategies In Global Economy 3 0 3
EU 503 Policy Making in the EU: Institutions and actors 3 0 3
ELEC 3 0 3
ELEC 3 0 3
Total Credit 12

1. Year Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME T A C
EU 504 Research Methods 3 0 3
EU 505 EU Foreign Policy 3 0 3
ELEC 3 0 3
ELEC 3 0 3
Total Credit 12

Second Year
II.Year Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME T A C
EU 506 0 0 0
Total Credit 6

II.Year Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME T A C
EU 550 Thesis 6
Total Credit 6

T : Weekly Theorical Lecture Hours
A :Weekly Applied Course Hours
C :Course Credit
Master Program in European Union Relations
(Graduating without Thesis) 10 Courses + Seminar

First Year
1.Year Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME T A C
EU 501 International Strategies in Global Economy 3 0 3
EU 503 Policy Making in the EU:Institutions and Actors 3 0 3
ELEC 3 0 3
ELEC 3 0 3
Total Credit 12

1.Year Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME T A C
EU 504 Research Methods 3 0 3
EU 505 EU Foreign Policy 3 0 3
ELEC 3 0 3
ELEC 3 0 3
Total Credit 12

Second Year
2.Year Fall Semester

CODE COURSE NAME T A C
EU 506 0 0 0
ELEC 3 0 3
ELEC 3 3
Total Credit 6

2.Year Spring Semester

CODE COURSE NAME T A C
EU 550 Thesis 6
Total Credit 6

T : Weekly Theorical Lecture Hours
A : Weekly Applied Course Hours
C : Course Credit

ELECTIVE COURSES

CODE

COURSE NAME

THEORY

APPLICATION

CREDIT

EU 510 Economics of EU Integration 3 0 3
EU 511 European Monetary Integration 3 0 3
EU 512 Rethinking in IR 3 0 3
EU 513 Int.Trade and EU Integ.(EU as a case)-Inter. Mark 3 0 3
EU 514 European Economy 3 0 3
EU 515 Monetary and Fiscal Policies in EU 3 0 3
EU 516 Economics and Social Policy in European Union 3 0 3
EU 517 Marketing Strategies in European Union 3 0 3
EU 518 EU Diplomacy History 3 0 3
EU 519 Human Rights in EU
EU 520 EU Integration Theory 3 0 3
EU 521 EU Environmental Economics and Policy 3 0 3
EU 522 EU Law 3 0 3
EU 523 Project Planning and Evaluation in EU 3 0 3
EU 524 Turkey & EU Relations 3 0 3
EU 526 Enlargement of EU and Harmonization 3 0 3
ECON 510 International Finance 3 0 3
ECON 512 International Economics 3 0 3
ECON 513 History of Economic Thoughts 3 0 3
ECON 516 Economic Development 3 0 3
ECON 518 International Political Economy 3 0 3
ECON 522 World Economy 3 0 3
ECON 545 Small Economies 3 0 3
ECON 556 Globalization 3 0 3
ECON 561 Fınancial & Economic Crises 3 0 3
ECON 570 Advanced Institutional Economics 3 0 3
EU 542 The Institutional Structure of the EU 3 0 3
ECON 575 Current Topics in Economics 3 0 3
MRK 550 Strategic Marketing 3 0 3
MAN 525 Human Resource Management 3 0 3
MAN 512 International Business 3 0 3
EU 540 Middle East Politics of EU 3 0 3
IR 505 Conflict and Conflict Resolution 3 0 3
IR 506 Russia,Caucasus & Central Asia 3 0 3
IR 545 Theories of Turkish Foreign Policy 3 0 3
IR 571 The American Foreign Policy 3 0 3
IR 510 Nationalism Co-Existance & Conflict 3 0 3
EU 540 Non – Governmental Organısations in the EU 3 0 3
IR 531 International Migrations 3 0 3
IR 504 Europe & the Wider World 3 0 3
IR 549 Political Economy of European Integration 3 0 3

I. Core Requirement

EU 501 International Strategies in Global Economy
The aim of the course is to enhance the student’s capabilities to understand globalization of economic activity with detailed definition, sources,measurement and limits. The focus is on economics of technical changes, innovation as the principal source of growth in the global economy,largest transnational corporations and globalization of industry . Students will learn the basics of global financial service sector, competitive advantages of countries, corporate strategy and the European economy in the global context. This course also introduces competition policies for the global economy.
EU 503 Policy making in the EU: Institutions and Actors
This course concantrates on the study of the EU policy-making across a selection of key issue areas. Institutions, actors and history of the EU; and the European economy are studied. The principal aim of the course is to provide a detailed knowledge of how national and EU institutions interact in European policy making
EU 504 Research Methods
This course aims to introduce graduate students what is social research, what are the different types of research and the research process. In assisting students how to decide on a research topic, it covers practical suggestions on how to carry out literature review and develop research questionnaire. The course also focuses on data collection and alternative research methods. Academic rules, principles and research ethics are also fundamentals of this course. Finally it incorporates data analysis and effective report/thesis writing.
EU 505 EU Foreign Policy
The EU is very influencial in world economics and politics based on its huge economic size. The course analyzes the goals of the foreign policy of the EU and also how the EU establishes its foreign relations.The course teaches the students the complexity of the decision making process in the foreign policy of the EU due to its economically and politically integrated structure.
EU 506 Seminar
A seminar course intended to motivate senior students to undertake an independent research. The course ends with a presentation by each student
EU 550 Thesis
The thesis should be a record of original work and/or a critical exposition of existing knowledge. It must make a distinct contribution to the literature and afford evidence of originality, shown either by the discovery of new facts or by the exercise of independent critical power; the literary presentation must be satisfactory, and if not already published in an approved form, the thesis must be suitable for publication either as submitted or in modified or abridged form.
II. Degree Electives
EU 510 Economics of EU Integration
The course makes a general introduction to the process of European integration based on an historical overview. The single market, industrial specialisation, international investment and trade, monetary integration, the policy model, labour markets and unemployment, regional aspects, budget and agricultural policy are the topics of the course.
EU 511 European Monetary Integration
The integration of European financial markets, development of European Monetary System, the determinants of European financial integration, the implications for economic and monetary policy making, the institutional features of the European Monetary System, the different phases of development of the EMS, the costs and benefits of a monetary union and a common currency, EMU and the European Central Bank are the topics of the course.
EU 512 Rethinking in IR
The course aims to help the students to improve their understanding of the impact of modern thinking and evaluation in the development of the civilizations. Also the course aims to help the students to understand how the political relations between countries can be an effective way of creating a modern world.
EU 513 International Trade and EU Integration
The theory of comparative advantages, Ricardian Model, Haberler’s Opportunity Cost, Hecksckher-Olibin Theorem, recent hypotheses and international trade, the foreign exchange market, theory of the balance of payment and European union trade policy are the topics of the course.
EU 514 European Economy
The course analyzes the general historical developments of the EU , institutions and the budget, decision making process in the EU, the common agricultural policy,also the monetary integration process of the EU.The students learn the economic integration process in all markets.
EU 515 Monetary and Fiscal Policies in EU
The course introduces monetary theory and policy tools and the fiscal policy application in the EU. Furthermore this course provides an overview of financial mechanisms in Europe. At the end of this course; the students will be learned the interest rate determination, analysis of the demand and supply of money, monetary transmission mechanism, introduction to fiscal theory and policy, and government expenditures budgeting, taxation and subsidies.
EU 516 Labour Economics and Social Policy in European Union
This course studies the current policy issues of underdeveloped countries with reference to the relevant theoretical debates and country experiences. The course focuses on economic relations between countries, trade, technology and financial issues, the role of the state, the implications of endogenous growth theory and international institutional constraints on policy making.The course also examines the freedom of free movement of persons within the EU and the rights ,duties, resposibilities of the compenents of the social dialogue.
EU 517 Marketing Strategies in The European Union
This course enables students to acquire expertise in developing marketing strategies for the European Union and thereby to extend their range of marketing understanding, both to deal with global marketing situations in non-domestic markets and the impacts of global competitors on the domestic market. It promotes an understanding of marketing strategies that can be developed to gain competitive advantage in the EU market.
EU 518 EU Diplomacy History
In this course EU diplomatic system is examined in the light of historical analyses. Course also teaches current EU foreign policy, decision-making structures and methods of European-level diplomatic conduct. EU aspirations to be aformidable player in international relations are also analyzed in the light of the transatlantic relationship.
EU 519 Human Rights in EU
Since the foundation of the idea of European Union, human rights is the corner stone of the European Union’s foreign policy, the European integration has been founded upon and defined by universal principles of liberty and democracy, respect for the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms. The course offers a historical approach to the development of the human rights in Europe
EU 520 EU Integration Theory
The course analyzes the integration process of EU based on: an historical overview, the single market, industrial specialization and reallocation, international investment and trade, the world economy and the globalization of economic activity, technology and economic changes, global corporations and national competitiveness, Europe in the global trade, Competitive performance of the European firms and technology.
EU 521 EU Environmental Economics and Policy
After an introduction to environmental economics and politics the course will present basic tools which are necessary to understand and analyze the recent developments about environment. The course will focus on to understand the importance of environment for economy and the political decisions that are taken for the solutions. The course will include case studies and the environmental policies of EU and the international organizations. Students should be able to write a research paper at the end of this course.
EU 522 EU Law
EU law is about the legal system of the European Union.The course aims to teach the students the legal power of the institutions of the EU.The course also analyses the meaning of modern citizenship,the meaning of political citizenship and the rights of citizenship.
EU 523 Project Planning and Evaluation in EU
The course analyzes the basic system concepts which are planning and implementation. Also dynamic charting and control of project through system oriented management, and evaluation of projects are explained.
EU 524 Turkey- EU Relations
This course aims to study the EU – Turkey Relations in an analytical perspective. The democratization reforms accomplished by Turkey will be studied, while the further expectations of the EU about Turkey are underlined. The arguments for and against Turkey’s membership is discussed in a comparative perspective with other post-candidate countries. The impact of public opinion at both sides on the process of accession will be assessed in the light of current surveys and analysis.
EU 526 Enlargement of EU and Harmonization
The aim of the course is to teach the students the enlargement process of the EU, and how the harmonization policies are applied.The students will be able to understand the importance and the efficiency of the harmonization policies of the EU.The more important thing is that; will the enlargement policy of the EU is a dynamic and continuous process.
ECON 510 International Finance
The topics which are covered by this course are;International financial environment, balance of payments, accounting and analysis techniques; evaluation of the international monetary system, foreign exchanges rate determination and forecasting.
ECON 512 International Economics
International trade theory, law of comparative advantage, economies of scale, imperfect competition and international trade, economic growth and international trade, International trade policy, tariffs and non tariff barriers to trade, new protectionism, economic integration (customs union and free trade areas), international trade and economic development, multinational corporations.
ECON 513 History of Economic Thoughts
Introduction to the study of both economic history and economic development from ancient times to the present. A survey of the theories and ideas of some of the great thinkers understood in their historical contexts.
ECON 516 Economic Development
This course studies the current policy issues of underdeveloped countries with reference to the relevant theoretical debates and country experiences. Economic relations between countries, trade, technology and financial issues, the role of the state, the implications of endogenous growth theory and international institutional constraints on policy making.
ECON 518 International Political Economy
Political economy analysis political institutions and their impact on economic policies. Offers an institutionalize perspective on the economy and economics. Analyses the historical processes by which land, labor and capital became commodities, and the processes by which the picture of the modern economy as one based on absolute scarcity, unlimited wants and calculating, maximizing homo economics came to be drawn. Discusses institutional basis of capitalism, relationship of politics to economics, and the limits of economic analysis.
ECON 522 World Economy
The impacts of the globalization on the world economy; the economic impacts of the multinational companies on the less developed countries. The importance of the agricultural economics in the world economy International trade, economy, transportation, and technology transfers. The economic characteristics of less developed countries. The important relations of the international economics and politics.
ECON 545 Small Economies
Course devoted to examination of the economic consequences of the size of a nation. Problems faced in the development process. The case of the economy of different small nations, especially of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
ECON 556 Globalization
After a brief introduction to globalisation and regionalization in general, the major emphasis is placed upon regional economic integration (i.e. custom union, common market, economic and monetary union and common policies) in the European Union and other international economic integrations.
ECON 570 Advanced Institutional Economics
“Institutional Economics” is a course in new political economy. Course is interdisciplinary and investigates relations between economic theory, political theory, legal studies, gender studies and public choice theory. It examines constraints and other characteristics of human behavior in order to determine sources of economic growth and development.
In addition to economic factors a lot of legal, historical, religious, etc factors influence human choices and behavior. All such factors are called “institutional”.
Basic aim of the course is to explain relationship between institutional characteristics and economic growth and development.
During the studies, institutions and development, institutional and non-institutional explanations of economic differences; political institutions and the state; legal institutions of a market economy; modes of governance; property rights; transaction costs and contracts shall be examined.
NOTE: Reading material, book, articles and lecture notes shall be provided by the instructor.
IR 505 Conflict & Conflict Resolution
This is a research and writing seminar, focused on the sources, nature and politics of ethnic conflict, beginning with an exploration of alternative analytical perspectives on these issues. Within this framework, the possible local and international interventions that can assist in preventing, managing and resolving such conflicts is explored. It is designed to introduce the students to academic thinking about conflict analysis and resolution and to help them to think systematically and analytically about conflict and conflict resolution.
IR 531 International Migrations
The states and the migrants as the main actors of international migration, the historical background of it, the causes, economic, political and legal challenges in international migration, the legal situation of migrants today, refuges and the relations between international migration and international relations will be in the interest of this course. It is aimed to give a perspective to the students about the importance of the migration in today’s world and in the future. Why states give so much effort to control their borders and how successful they are and could they be successfully controlling their borders, are some of the questions that would like to be answered when the course is finished.