Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  PROGRAM

Goal:

The goal  of the INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  PROGRAM  is to prepare students in political & international relations sciences to satisfy the needs of contemporary and competitive international business world not only for state and international organizations but also for growing private sector opportunities in the media, banking, finance and marketing. 

  

Objectives:

  • To equip the students with fundamental and technical knowledge and information in the area of international relations by using up to date Information Technologies. (Related Software, Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial 4.0 Applications etc.)
 

  • To improve political and diplomatic skills of the students as leadership, team working and cooperation, to lead them to adopt creative and innovative approaches in problem solving, to encourage them to take initiative, to be entrepreneur and develop learn to learn abilities and so to be able to increase self-confidence and self-expression efficiency.
 

  • To contribute/use the intellectual accumulation for the society that he/she lives in by committing superiority of law, being respectful to human rights, ethical values and environment.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  PROGRAM

Foundation & Recognition

Çağ University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences was founded in 1997 with the objective of giving analytical and practical skills for professional and managerial staffs working in public and private organizations. 

Official Gazette: 09.07.1997, No.4281 (R): 23050

The Program of International Relations was founded to provide its students with the fundamentals of international relations based on the relevant theoretical and practical information.

Certified by Higher Education Council: 08.09.1997/017602

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully completed the program will be awarded with a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations.

Level Of Qualification

First Cycle Degree Program on International Relations.

Specific Admission Requirements

Students who have started studies in other domestic or international universities may apply for admission according to Regulations of Council of Higher Education and Çağ University.

See for details: Information About Çağ > Admission Requirements

Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of  Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal And İnformal)

Students who have studied at other Universities may transfer Çağ University Bachelor Degree Programmes after the completion of first semester.

Exemption is given for any other courses which have been taken with passing grades and same content from other universities.

Qualification Requirements And Regulations

A student is required to have a minimum CGPA of 2.00/4.00 and no failing grades.

Profile Of The Programme

International Relations Program is designed to train students not only for state and international organizations but also for growing private sector opportunities.

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates With Examples

Graduated students have opportunity to work in universities, public and private sector, including the media, banking and marketing.

Access To Further Studies

Students may apply to graduate (second cycle) programs.

Examination Regulations, Assessment And Grading

The examination regulations are specified for each course. However, generally, there is 1 Midterm Exam and 1 Final Exam for each course. See the exam regulations, assessment and grading of each course in the Course Structure Diagram for details.

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements for the Program of International Relations are as same as the general qualification requirements and regulations of Çağ University. There is no additional requirement to secure the Bachelor's Degree provided that the students have passed all the courses in the curriculum with at least a DD grade, had a cumulative gross point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and total 240 ECTS credits.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Programme Language

English

Program Director

Prof. Dr. Ali Engin OBA

enginoba@hotmail.com

Tel: +90 324 6514800  

Faks: +90 324 6514811

ECTS & Erasmus Coordinators

Assist.Prof.Dr.Sevgi Balkan Şahin

sbalkan@cag.edu.tr

Tel: +90 324 6514800   

Fax: +90 324 6514811

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  PROGRAM

INTENDED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (ISLOs)

A student who has successfully completed the International Relations Program should be able to:

  1. Produce reports and  presentations to accomplish effective and professional communication in different business settings,
  1. Demonstrate professionalism while using information technology tools in his/her field,
  1. Develop a world view based on an awareness of the diversity of perspectives that structure the global political, social, economic, and legal environment ,
  1. Carry out the ethical and legal principles when making decisions in global business environments,
  1. Contribute to the improvement of the system that she/he live in by combining the acquired  theoretical and practical knowledge
  1. Use leadership, team working and interpersonal relationship abilities,
  1. Describe the basic actors, events, and concepts of international relations and can relate these to contemporary global issues .
  1. Coordinate appropriate analytical and research skills to the study of international relations and improve critical thinking and skills in making research independently from public, private and media sources (media literacy) in both Turkish and English,
  1. Use initiative under changing business conditions, uses analytical, innovative and creative approaches to solve problems.
First Year, First Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
FEA-101 Orientation I Department Elective Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 02
FLE-101 Freshman English I Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 06
IRE-101 Introduction to Political Science Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
TUR-101 Turkish 1 Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 03
ECO-105 Economics Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
IRE-107 Diplomatic History I Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLX-101 Second Foreign Language I - Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 03
SEC-101 Development and Life Program Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 02
Total Credit 22 34
First Year, Second Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
IRE-100 Speaking & Comprehension Skills in International Relations Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FEA-102 Orientation II (Career Planning) Department Elective Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 02
FLE-102 Freshman English II Basic Occupational Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 06
TUR-102 Turkish II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 03
IRE-108 Introduction to International Relations Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
IRE-110 Diplomatic History II Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLX-102 Second Foreign Language II - Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 03
Total Credit 20 32
Second Year, Third Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
FLE-201 Sophomore English I Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 06
HIS-201 Atatürk's Principles & History of Turkish Revolution I Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 03
IRE-213 Theories of International Relations Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
IRE-215 Human Rights Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
IRE-217 International Economic Organizations Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLX-201 Second Foreign Language III - Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 03
Total Credit 18 30
Second Year, Fourth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
FLE-202 Sophomore English II Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 4-0-4 06
HIS-202 Atatürk's Principles & History of Turkish Revolution II Supplementary Courses Compulsory 2-0-2 03
IRE-204 History of Political Thought Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
IRE-220 International Political Organizations Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLX-202 Second Foreign Language IV - Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 03
ELC-401 Fourth Semester Elective Courses I Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 18 30
Third Year, Fifth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
IRE-301 Current Issues in World Politics Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
LAW-301 International Law I Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
IRE-311 Communication in IRE Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 03
IRE-331 International Security Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLX-301 Second Foreign Language V - Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 03
ELC-501 Fifth Semester Elective Courses I Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 18 30
Third Year, Sixth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
LAW-302 International Law II Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLE-304 Acedemic Writing Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 03
IRE-310 Political History of Middle East Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
IRE-336 International Terrorism Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLX-302 Second Foreign Language VI - Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 03
ELC-601 Sixth Semester Elective Courses I Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 18 30
Fourth Year, Seventh Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
FLE-403 Professional Writing & Public Speaking Specialized Field Courses Elective 3-0-3 06
IRE-409 Turkish Politics Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
IRE-425 United States & World Politics Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLX-401 Second Foreign Language VII - Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
ELC-701 Seventh Semester Elective Courses I Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 15 30
Fourth Year, Eighth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
FLE-404 Presentation Skills and Communicative Writing Specialized Field Courses Elective 3-0-3 06
IRE-428 Turkish Foreign Policy Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 06
FLX-402 Second Foreign Language VIII - Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
ELC-801 Eighth Semester Elective Courses I Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
IRE-000 Capstone Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 06
Total Credit 15 30
IRE-100 - Speaking & Comprehension Skills in International Relations

FEA-101 - Orientation I

FLC-101 - Second Foreign Language I (Chinese)

This is an introduction course to the basics of written and spoken Chinese. The objective of the course is to equip students with the grammar and skills they will need to fulfill their communication needs in a Chinese speaking environment, with the main focus on the areas necessary for everyday living, school performance, business and travel. We will provide students the opportunity to grasp the academic, social, and cultural aspects of the Chinese language through the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. In order to develop students’ competence in these skills we will engage them in a variety of different activities using up-to-date course books, texts, audio scripts, videos and other related sources to improve their proficiency in Chinese language.


FLE-101 - Freshman English I

This course aims to enable students to expand their business vocabulary by creating authentic contexts consisting of new words, phrases and collocations, to structure the new business language knowledge by providing comprehensible language input in the course of the term, to improve their reading and listening skills by the assistance of the texts and scripts related to the topic of the week, to build up students’ confidence in expressing themselves in the target language through improving their communication skills and fluency in the target language by the help of in-class practices such as telephoning, negotiating and taking parts in meetings and to improve their writing skills in business format.


FLF-101 - Second Foreign Language I (French)

In this course, students are encouraged to express themselves in French in a motivating classroom environment. In such a learning environment, it is intended to maximize student involvement and learning by letting students use their own experiences and opinions. The significance of the course is that it brings the real life situations into the classroom setting in order to prepare them for experiencing the usage of French. This course presets essential French vocabulary, authentic reading texts, dialogues to improve students’ reading and listening skills.


FLG-101 - Second Foreign Language I (German)

The course includes exercises in the four basic language abilities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as on grammar and vocabulary topics. Repeating of the lessons’ topics and additional exercises are highly recommended for this course. Since practicing is essential for the learning of a foreign language, this course provide opportunity for students to practice with class activities.


FLR-101 - Second Foreign Language I (Russian)

This course at the beginner level includes Russian alphabet, phonetic spelling, practical grammar for beginners. In this context, the course includes some topics such as introduction to alphabet, introducing oneself, defining objects, family members, numbers, types of adjectives, comparison sentences, speaking about time, describing the month and days of the year, past time patterns, passive sentences, sentences, writing and reading exercises.


FLS-101 - Second Foreign Language I (Spanish)

The aim of Spanish as a second foreign language is to improve the ability to deal with the everyday communicative situations in a limited number of predictable ways by providing the necessary tools to the students. This course aims to enable students to communicate in Spanish using both verbal and written language tools. In this context, this introductory course will enable students to learn basic words and grammar.


GYP-101 - Popular Culture and Communication

Concept of culture, mass culture, consumption culture, development of the concept of popular culture, number of audience/viewer, popularity, globalization and popular culture, concept of fun and lifestyles, foods and beverages, popular icons and the concept of fame, fashion and identity, music industry, sport industry, news, series, cartoons, language, critical approaches related to popular culture.


IRE-101 - Introduction to Political Science

This course introduces basic concepts and theories of political science that are fundamental to political study. Emphasis is given to introductory topics like the political institutions, and the exercise of political power by interest groups, political parties and public at large. Focuses, mainly, on the analysis of interactions between the political actors. Topics like the civil-military relations, politics and religion, politics and media, and ideologies are also discussed in details. Students will learn how to think analytically about politics in a variety of settings and come to appreciate different way to understand it. The objective of this course is therefore to develop a better understanding of the important, yet often confusing, world of politics.


TUR-101 - Turkish 1

The objective of the course is to teach the students Turkish linguıstic rules . So the students will be able to expres themselves clearly and efficiently. For the development and evaluation of speaking skills, some topics such as techniques of panel discussions, symposium, conference etc. are handled in this course.


FEA-102 - Orientation II (Career Planning)

FLC-102 - Second Foreign Language II (Chinese)

The purpose of this course, designed for those who have already started to learn Chinese, is to make students understand the new grammar structures and new words to be used with these grammatical structures.


FLE-102 - Freshman English II

The aim of the course is to acquire the skills of reading and writing academic texts. These skills are developed thanks to the classroom activities and group discussions. Every week, a different topic is handled and each topic begins with reading exercises, and continues with exercises to develop critical reading skills.


FLF-102 - Second Foreign Language II (French)

The second semester French II course, as a continuation of French I, focuses on acquiring proficiency on the basic level and understanding the French and French-speaking world.


FLG-102 - Second Foreign Language II (German)

The course is the continuation of German I at the first term. Basic language competence is reinforced by new language knowledge and grammar knowledge; it is the basis for the development of these skills in a meaningful, effective and creative manner. The classroom hours are often dedicated to improving listening and speaking skills and simple dialogues.


FLR-102 - Second Foreign Language II (Russian)

In addition to reviewing FLR101, we focus on the following topics: speaking on the phone, explaining reasons for something, creating a sentence, presenting time, giving advice, interests and hobbies of people, expressing wishes and plans, some grammatical forms.


FLS-102 - Second Foreign Language II (Spanish)

The aim of this course is to continue to enrich the knowledge and skills acquired in the Spanish I course, encouraging a communication and problem-solving approach for different and everyday life experiences that a student may encounter in a Spanish-speaking country, providing students with more appropriate means of speaking, writing, listening and reading so they can reach their goals while communicating


TUR-102 - Turkish II

The development and evaluation of speaking skills, pronunciation, intonation, pacing and stress, an awareness of errors in speaking, techniques of panel discussions, symposium, conference etc. the development of listening skills; reading comprehension.


GYP-103 - Corporate Social Responsibility and Applications

ECO-105 - Economics

The course is designed to provide the students with basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.  Define economics and economic problems faced in everyday life; covering scarcity and making choices; supply and demand; price determination and market equilibrium; elasticity; production and cost concepts; market structures; measuring GDP and economic growth will be described.


GYP-105 - Life in the Universe

Birth and evolution of Universe, Milky Way and Solar System, planet Earth as a celestial body,  evolution of Earth definition of life as we know on Earth, chemical and structural basis of life, role of DNA as an evolutionary mechanism,  evolution of life and emergence of intelligence, physical conditions for the development of life on a planet, solar system bodies, Goldilocks hypothesis, possibilities of existance of life on other stellar systems, Drake equation, search for extraterrestrial life and intelligent life (SETI), results of existing searches, mesages sent to interstellar medium and other stars, technical difficulties for space travel.


GYP-107 - Diction

Diction is a beautiful and effective art of speaking. It is the interpretation and creativity aspect of literature. It is to convert the speech into art.


IRE-107 - Diplomatic History I

This course serves as an introduction to world history from French Revolution to 1914. Topics like social, political and economic developments with an emphasis on nation-building and European balance of power system will be discussed in details. We will look for answers to how the inter-state conduct in all over the world has progressed and analyze the pattern of change across the different period of time. Such academic quest includes certain subject matters; such as, the reasons of the war and other diplomatic form of relations.


IRE-108 - Introduction to International Relations

This course provides a general introduction to the discipline of International Relations and to major themes in global politics. It focuses on the instruments of international politics like diplomatic bargaining, economic sanctions, clandestine actions, and war. Major theories and approaches to world politics are covered, including Realism, Liberalism, Feminism, and Critical Approaches. Also, techniques of crisis management are examined as a case study in the context of decision-making process. Starting with a typology of current international relations, it focuses on issues that concern, primarily, Turkey and the Middle East region. It covers also an analysis of problems created by nationalism, ethnicity, religion, regionalism and tight interdependence.


IRE-110 - Diplomatic History II

It aims to expand the topics covered with IRE 107 with emphasis on the rise and fall of great powers as political, military, and economic entities. The course intends to examine history of international relations from World War I to the present. Interwar years, the origins and the consequences of WW II, the developments of the Cold War and Détente, and the post-Cold War period are the topics covered in this course.


GYP-113 - Gender

This course will introduce you to current theory and research on gender. Research focused on gender differences will be reviewed, as well as theories put forth to explain these differences. In particular, gender differences in mental health, personality, ability, and behavior will be examined. Additionally, we will discuss other topics, including gender development, violence against women, family issues, sexuality, and women and work.


GYP-115 - Mythology

Mythology occupies an important place in the existence of art. The aim of this course based on mythology and culture; to gain a conceptual perspective on mythology as a discipline; to inform about the birth, meaning and effects of mythology on the history of civilization; to learn the subject of mythology in the context of its interaction with culture; learn and compare the mythology of different cultures. Basic concepts of mythology, sources of world mythology, material-spiritual culture elements living in historical development process and traces of myths in social life


GYP-117 - Health Sociology

GYP-119 - Movie Types

FEA-200 - Critical Thinking

FLC-201 - Second Foreign Language III - (Chinese)

In this course, introducing oneself and others, direction way asking and booking information, sentence structures, question sentence, order sentence are discussed. Grammar and vocabulary will be presented around topics such as ordering in the restaurant, food shopping, accepting or rejecting invitations, talking about the learned language.


FLE-201 - Sophomore English I

This course is designed to enable the students expand their vocabulary in the field of international relations. It also develops communication and speaking skills of the students expanding their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills via texts. It also focuses on developing advanced reading and writing skills of the students.


FLF-201 - Second Foreign Language III (French)

This course is a second foreign language for young adult learners of second grade. In this course, students are encouraged to express themselves in French in a motivating classroom environment. In such a learning environment, it is intended to maximize student involvement and learning by letting students use their own experiences and opinions. The most significance about the course is that it brings the real life situations into the classroom setting in order to prepare them for experiencing the usage of French. This course presets essential French vocabulary, authentic reading texts, dialogues to improve students’ reading and listening skills.


FLG-201 - Second Foreign Language III (German)

This course is the continuation of the German education that students have started. In this context, it is aimed that the students express themselves in different tenses such as past tense, future tense, present continious tense. Students will communicate by making short conversations in German about the daily conversation language (family, friends, restaurants). By participating in class dialogues, they will understand written and auditory German language. Students will improve their German writing skills by writing short essays in the classroom and gain the ability to speak German by increasing their vocabulary.


FLR-201 - Second Foreign Language III (Russian)

The aim of this course is to give the students to the begining level of verbal and written communication abilities and to enjoy the awareness of Russian Language and Culture which will increase the experience and confidence of the students in various social situations. This course is intended to diversify language knowledge, including communicating in a variety of core subjects. It is aimed to improve the students' pronunciation of Russian and to be more understandable during their speech.


FLS-201 - Second Foreign Language III (Spanish)

In this course, students improve the knowledge and grammar of basic Spanish I and II in order to communicate with meaningful, effective and increasing fluency and creativity. The course includes textual analysis and cultural stories from the Spanish-speaking world, as well as the review of language grammatical structures and development of reading, writing and speaking skills.


HIS-201 - Atatürk's Principles & History of Turkish Revolution I

The Constitutional Period (1st Constitutional Period) of the Ottoman Empire, Movements of Intellectual’s in the Enlightenment Period, The Reasons for the First World War, After the First World War and the Turks, The Ottoman Empire, the establishment, rise, decline and collapse of the Ottoman Empire War of Independence, the Treaty of Lausanne as an independent republic under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkey describes the formation.


FLC-202 - Second Foreign Language IV (Chinese)

In our constantly developing, changing and globalizing world, foreign language education is important in order to keep pace with the needs of the times, to communicate correctly with different cultures and to carry out healthy flow of information. In this context, this course encourages students to learn Chinese both linguistically and audibly. Different learning techniques (such as audiovisual) are used in the course. Furthermore, at the end of each topic, activities that focus on the development of the students are being carried out.


FLE-202 - Sophomore English II

The course focuses on reading (to develeop a variety of reading strategies) , speaking (role plays, discussions), listening (conversations, interviews) writing (describing objects and diagrams, summarizing texts, writing essays with pros and cons, making predictions, writing posts for online forums, writing emails, faxes and letters, etc.)


FLF-202 - Second Foreign Language IV (French)

The main aim of this course is to improve the French language and gain the ability to use the language. At the same time, it is the basic goal of the student to acquire the ability to introduce himself / herself and to speak using patterns used in everyday life. In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to learn and study French while also studying French culture.


FLG-202 - Second Foreign Language IV (German)

A particular point in this foreign language course is to catch a certain level. This means that the student can express himself / herself at B1 level and do not have a communication problem when doing so. In this respect, this course is aimed at repeating the grammatical topics discussed up to now and learning new words. At this point, it is ensured that the students are ready for new topics by solving their grammatical problems at the end of the year.


FLR-202 - Second Foreign Language IV (Russian)

English is a language that weighs in many sectors all over the world today and in everyday life. Today, however, millions of native English speakers are learning Russian as a second language. Especially in Russian language, we aim at catching B1 level with the foreign language students have learned until the end of the year. At level B1, the student can understand the basic idea of short, clear, simple messages and announcements, read some texts.


FLS-202 - Second Foreign Language IV (Spanish)

The aim of this course is to enable students to read, write, understand and speak. Students at this level will be able to discuss current topics and explain their ideas by talking on topics that are of special interest. In this context, this course will mainly focus on grammar and vocabulary knowledge. In addition, the information gained will be supported by listening and speaking activities. In this course students will perform group work, presentation, discussion activities.


HIS-202 - Atatürk's Principles & History of Turkish Revolution II

1923 yılından (Lozan Antlaşması ve Türkiye Cumhuriyetinin kuruluşu), 1938 (Atatürk’ün ölümü) yılına kadar modern bir devletin tesisine doğru yapılan çabalar; yasal, sosyal ve kültürel reformlar; ekonomik ve dış politika, cumhuriyet dönemi sırasında ekonomi ve dış politika; iç politika ve siyasal partiler; Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ün düşünce sistemi, ilkeleri ve amaçları, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’ün başlıca siyaseti ve reformları tartışılmaktadır.


IRE-204 - History of Political Thought

This course covers an introduction to the theories and ideas of some of the great political thinkers such as; Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelly, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, J.S. Mill and others. The concepts of justice, natural law, contract, the general will, tradition, liberty, exploitation and relevant themes will be introduced by the study of their theories and ideas.


IRE-213 - Theories of International Relations

The aim of this course is to equip students with conceptual tools that will enable them to both criticize political events in the world and their contemporary academic literature that explores and explains these events. The course deals with the evolution of the international relations discipline since the early days of the 20th century by covering major theories in the field. It focuses on the basic concepts, actors, institutions, and controversies in the study of international relations such as structure/agency debate and the issue of state-centrism. In this context, the course deals with issues such as realism, neorealism, liberalism, neoliberalism, Marxism and constructivist theory.


IRE-215 - Human Rights

The purpose of this class is to develop students’ understanding of international human rights law and to give them a solid understanding of the principles and institutions of international human rights law, including their origins, assumptions, contents, limits and potential. This course will be centered around the causes and prevention of human rights abuses. After an introduction to the organizations and the international standards of human rights, we will turn our attention to the political, economic and behavioral causes of human rights abuses. Historical developments in human rights and violations that affect this region will also be covered. Case examples will be drawn from countries all over the world.


IRE-217 - International Economic Organizations

GATT, World Trade Organization,  and the other organizations such as OECD, D-8, World Bank, IMF, EU, EFTA, NAFTA, MERCOSUR, APEC, ASEAN, ECO are analyzed in the context of their historical developments, objectives and functions in the scope of the course.


IRE-220 - International Political Organizations

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of how international organizations function. In this course, the genesis and development of UN with the inclusion of reforms to be pursued within the structure and functions of the Organization are discussed in details. Issues associated with European defense will also be examined. The lectures will introduce students to the theoretical concepts, debates and ideas underpinning the study of the international organizations. Within the context of contemporary debate between rationalist and constructivist theoretical approaches to analyzing international organization, some organizations such UN and NATO will be analyzed.


IRE-236 - Global Conflict & Cooperation

The aim of this class is to provide students an overview of the different perspectives, concepts, institutions and challenges that exercise the contemporary field of global security studies. The bulk of the course will focus on the factors that make interstate conflicts more or less likely to occur. Some of the fundamental questions that this course seeks to answer are: What is security? What counts as a security issue? How can security and peace be achieved? What are the contemporary issues and trends in this field?


FLC-301 - Second Foreign Language V (Chinese)

This course aims to teach reading and writing skills according to basic grammatical forms. In this context, each week a different subject will be studied and students will practice their writing and reading skills according to basic and intermediate grammar subjects. They will also learn what to say when they do not understand and how to make suggestions in Chinese.


FLF-301 - Second Foreign Language V (French)

In this course, students are encouraged to express themselves in French in a motivating classroom environment. The course helps to teach intermediate level of reading and writing skills. This course provide opportunities to develop themselves. In this context, speaking and writing exercises are carried out in situations that may occur in different moments of daily life.


FLG-301 - Second Foreign Language V (German)

This course includes exercises in the four basic language abilities (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as on grammar and vocabulary topics. Since practicing is essential for the learning of a foreign language, repeating of the lessons’ topics and additional exercises are highly recommended.


FLR-301 - Second Foreign Language V (Russian)

This course encourage students to learn Russian language. Students try to make meaningfull sentences. In this course students also reads Russian story books to develop their pronunciation. In addition basic grammer rules are handled.


FLS-301 - Second Foreign Language V (Spanish)

In this course, students are encouraged to express themselves in Spanish. The course aims to develop reading and writing skills to students. Core concepts that include everything from pronunciation to conjugation will be introduced. Students will  learn a variety of vocabulary in international relations.


IRE-301 - Current Issues in World Politics

The main purpose of the course is to provide students a comprehensive view of current issues in the realm international relations. The course deals with the main problematic issues and conflicts of recent times such as nuclear proliferation, Israeli-Palestinian Issue and global warming by the way of theoretical approaches and case studies.


LAW-301 - International Law I

This 1st semester course is a basic introduction to International Law.  It provides opportunities for the analysis and synthesis of the role of law among nations.   In this course, basic definition of international law, compliance among states and other entities, sources of international law, and international agreements  will be covered,  the effects of international law will be discussed and the elements that constitute international law will be handled. We will also discuss the international legal process. 


FLC-302 - Second Foreign Language VI (Chinese)

This course aims to provide the students with the ability to use Chinese speaking and listening skills in accordance with the rules of grammar. In this context, the basic level of grammar will be discussed and students will be able to practice with different subjects related to the field of international relations. Also this course aims to provide the students to learn Chinese culture.


FLF-302 - Second Foreign Language VII (French)

In this course, students are encouraged to express themselves in French in a motivating classroom environment. The course helps to teach intermediate level of speaking  and listening skills.


FLG-302 - Second Foreign Language VI (German)

In this course, to develop students’ language skills, the verb forms, present and  future tense,  imperative and the conditional structures are handled.


FLR-302 - Second Foreign Language IV (Russian)

In this course  students are encouraged to express themselves in Russian language. This course helps teach B1 level  reading and writing skills and also students can  learn to talk about leisure activities and invite your friends to join for fun. Grammar topics include: development of vocabulary information, the past tense, counting, asking and telling time.


FLS-302 - Second Foreign Language VI (Spanish)

The objective of Spanish VI  is to obtain proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the target language. In addition, students will acquire a linguistic base, which is the foundation of effective communication and meaningful language proficiency.


LAW-302 - International Law II

This 2nd semester course will complete the basic introduction to International Law.  It will provide students opportunities for the analysis and synthesis of the role of law among nations.  Topics will include recognition of states & governments, rights & duties, state responsibility towards aliens, the law of the law of the sea, and issues regarding international diplomacy.  Emphasis is placed on English communication, in addition to analytical and critical thinking skills.


FLE-304 - Acedemic Writing

This course is designed to enable the students expand their vocabulary in the field of international relations. It also aims to develop their reading comprehension skills expanding their critical thinking skills. It is designated to improve the students speaking skills as well as their writing skills without ignoring the grammatical aspects of these skills.


IRE-310 - Political History of Middle East

The course intends to provide an examination of the Middle East from a historical and cultural setting. Social, economic, and political developments in the area since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire are covered. Contemporary issues of the region within a historical as well as global perspective will be discussed. Also, some important countries such as Syria and Iraq, Turkey's relationship with these countries, important issues like terrorism in the region are discussed in this course.


IRE-311 - Communication in IRE

This course aims to increase students' knowledge on various subjects and to promote social dialogue among students. In this course, various articles, political discussions will be analyzed and some political organizations will be simulated. This course aims to help third year students improve their English writing and presentation skills, based on previous experiences and taking advantage of new learning materials and new opportunities for effective communication. The aim of the course is to enable students to think and internalize the ways they can best fit their goals and objectives, and to convey their ideas and opinions clearly and effectively to the target audience.


IRE-331 - International Security

This course is an introduction course on security issues. The aim of the course is to provide basic and up-to-date information about International Security to the students. In this course, concepts such as common security, security cooperation, war, terrorism, counter terrorism, security dilemma, threats, sensitivities and anarchy will be examined. Issues related to the European Defense System, international organized crime and energy security are also discussed. In addition to encouraging students to write and read in the academic field, this course focuses on the international security theories and the current security problems.


IRE-333 - EU-Politics

This course examines the historical development and the process of political-economic integration of the European Union since 1945. The course focuses on the EU integration process, responsibilities of EU institutions such as the European Commission, the Council of Europe and the European Parliament and the role of these institutions in the integration process.The current structure and problems of the Union are examined and expansion strategies are emphasized. It also examines common policy areas such as the EU Security and Defense Policy, the Economic and Monetary Union. At the same time, current stage of development and existing problems on the road to Turkey's European Union membership are discussed in the lesson.


IRE-336 - International Terrorism

The main aim of the course is to enable students to inform about international terrorism and to approach the problems of terrorism from a strategic point of view. Information from the theoretical basis and the application will be transferred to the students in this course at the strategic level. The organizational structure of terrorist organizations alongside the concept of old and new with the concept of terrorism and the causes of terrorism in this context will be shaped by current examples.  While focusing on the psychology of terrorism, the emphasis will be on counter-terrorism and the fight against terrorism.


IRE-337 - Current Enery Issues

The subject matter of the course focuses on current and evolving economic issues in the energy sector, and also includes historical and political background.


IRE-338 - International Relations in Movies

Using readings, classroom discussions and films that deal with international politics, the course will analyze how these movies shed light on international affairs, show different perspectives on these issues and deepen our understanding. There will be 4 movie and 4 documentary presentations during the semester and the classroom discussions will focus on how the content of the movie relates to what students have learned in the readings. The course covers issues such as ethnic conflict, foreign intervention, international institutions,  and the Middle East conflict. The aim of the course is to improve the theoretical knowledge and to follow the developments in the international system by using the visual materials related to important issues, events and developments in the field of International Relations.


FLC-401 - Second Foreign Language VII (Chinese)

The course will teach to students in advanced level reading and writing by dealing with several topics in social sciences, culture and literature.


FLF-401 - Second Foreign Language VII (French)

The course aims to develop  students’ advanced level reading and writing skills. In order to develop a more concise world-view, students will learn to situate the language within the context of the contemporary French culture .


FLG-401 - Second Foreign Language VII (German)

In this course a variety of literary texts are read and discussed to develop students’ thinking in the target language. In addition, specific attention will be paid to correct pronunciation and diction. In this course various texts are read and discussed to make thinking easier in German languag.


FLR-401 - Second Foreign Language VII (Russian)

In this course, students are encouraged to express themselves in Russian language. This course also aims to teach intermadiate level reading- writing and also speaking and listening skills.


FLS-401 - Second Foreign Language VII (Spanish)

This course aims to develop students’ language abilitiy for bussiness life. With this aim, speaking and writing skills are improved in this course.


FLC-402 - Second Foreign Language VIII (Chinese)

This course is a second foreign language for young adult learners of second grade. In this course, students are encouraged to express themselves in Chinese in a motivating classroom environment. In such a learning environment, it is intended to maximize student involvement and learning by letting students use their own experiences and opinions. The most significance about the course is that it brings the real life situations into the classroom setting in order to prepare them for experiencing the usage of Chinese. This course presets essential Chinese vocabulary, authentic reading texts, dialogues to improve students’ reading and listening skills.


FLF-402 - Second Foreign Language VIII (French)

The course aims to develop  students’  advanced level speaking  and listening skills. In addition, students will acquire  linguistic base, which is the foundation of effective communication and meaningful language proficiency.


FLG-402 - Second Foreign Language VIII (German)

This course aims to improve students’ speaking, writing, reading, listening skills for business life by doing debates, presentations, discussions in the classroom.


FLR-402 - Second Foreign Language VIII (Russian)

This course encourages students to learn to speak and listen in intermediate and advance level Russian language  in bussines life.


FLS-402 - Second Foreign Language VIII (Spanish)

In this course, several activities (debates, presentations, discussions...) will be done for increasing the speaking and listeining skill of students. Course also encourages them to read and write in Spainsh language.


FLE-403 - Professional Writing & Public Speaking

In this course an overview of the main communication types used in common business and academic settings, ranging from emails and memos, to academic research citation and oral presentations will be handled. Students acquire the skills and methods to analyze a viewer and information, and learn to write and present an effective convincing presentation.


FLE-404 - Presentation Skills and Communicative Writing

Course desgined to perfect writing and speaking ability in different contexts and situations. In this context, the course includes speaking and writing exercises in order to speak with clear expressions and avoid ambiguous words and phrases.


IRE-408 - Climate Change

This course examines the causes and consequences of climate change


IRE-409 - Turkish Politics

It examines the development of Turkish political system from the Ottoman period up to the present. Current political issues together with the concepts, ideas, personalities, institutions and events that have shaped the politics of Turkish Republic will be discussed in details.


IRE-419 - International Political Economy

The aim of this course is to examine the politics of global economic relations. The students are provided with theoretical and practical information about the structure of the international economic system and the complex interaction process of this structure with political institutions. The topics to be discussed in the course are trade and protectionism, the role and performance of global institutions such as the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, the importance of multinational corporations, regional economic integration efforts such as the EU and NAFTA, and the emergence of new economic actors such as China, India and Brazil.


IRE-425 - United States & World Politics

This class will introduce you to American foreign policy and world politics. The course aims to understand American foreign policy and how it is made. This class will introduce you to American foreign policy in two ways. First, it will examine the history of American foreign policy, the priorities and capabilities of America that changed over the years. This history will help you to understand the current issues and controversies in American foreign policy. Secondly, this class will introduce you to the world politics that based on some important countries (rising powers) such as China, Russia, France, India.


IRE-428 - Turkish Foreign Policy

It covers the studies of evolution of Turkish foreign policy from the Ottoman period to the present. It explores a survey of modern Turkish political life and institutions. The alternative approaches of international politics and the decision making process in foreign policy is examined with focus on the instruments of international peace and order.


IRE-430 - International Relations and Globalization

This course will begin with analyses of the definition of the term “globalization”, the causes, nature, and effects of the process of globalization. We will also focus on the controversy surrounding the pros and cons related to the phenomenon within the context of the evolution of the pro and anti globalization movements.


IRE-435 - International Trade Law

IRE-439 - Simulation in International Relations

IRE-460 - Entrepreneurship in International Relations

This course aims to inform entrepreneurs about business plan writing and encourage them to develop new idea  and to use technique to present them. The course contains the knowledge and skills necessary to become an entrepreneur. As stated in the course content, it is ensured that a good business plan is prepared by seminaries, projects, short plays based on team work, assignments and discussions. In addition, the students who have successfully completed the course also have Applied Entrepreneurship Training-UGE participation certificate which enables them to benefit from KOSGEB support.


IRE-462 - Internship in International Relations

This course will enable students to use their theoretical knowledge in business life. This course offers 30 working days to help students take the first steps towards the future.


IRE-464 - Projects in International Relations

This course deals with issues such as collecting data, asking research questions, and organizing dissertations necessary for writing a thesis in a specific subject. Each student will research a topic related to international politics and present their research at the end of the semester.


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROGRAM

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROGRAM "IRE"

Broad Based Student Learning Goals

Matrix for Courses & Intended Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs)

1. To equip the students with fundamental and technical knowledge in the area of international business.

2. To improve managerial skills of the students by increasing self-confidence and self-expression efficiency.

3. To lead the students behaving ethical and responsible towards society and environment.

KEY  LEARNING OUTCOMES

Communication

Analytical Tools

IRE Scholarship

Environment

IRE Scholarship

Leadership

International Relations  Core

Teamwork

Critical Thinking

"IACBE"

Deliver effective and professional communications using a variety of delivery venues.

Apply decision-support tools to business decision making.

Utilize research skills in business problem solving

Apply legal, ethical, and economic standards of business within a global environment.

Utilize research skills in business problem solving

Apply strategic planning skills to effect a change initiative in a business scenario.

Apply major concepts within the traditional areas of business.

Contribute to the development of a high performing team and collaborative environment.

Demonstrate an ability to obtain and process information in order to make decisions and solve problems.

ISLOs for International Relations

("PO: Program Outputs")

1. Produce reports and  presentations to accomplish effective and professional communication in different business settings

2. Demonstrate professionalism while using information technology tools in his/her field,

3. Develop a world view based on an awareness of the diversity of perspectives that structure the global political, social, economic, and legal environment

4. Carry out the ethical and legal principles when making decisions in global business environments

5. Contribute to the improvement of the system that she/he live in by combining the acquired  theoretical and practical knowledge

6. Use leadership, team working and interpersonal relationship abilities

7. Describe the basic actors, events, and concepts of international relations and can relate these to contemporary global issues

8. Coordinate appropriate analytical and research skills to the study of international relations

9. Use initiative under changing business conditions, uses analytical, innovative and creative approaches to solve problems

Course Title 

PO1 

PO2 

PO3 

PO4 

PO5 

PO6 

PO7 

PO8 

PO9 

First Year/First Semester 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ECO 105

Economics 

   

X

X

     

 

 

IRE 101

Introduction to Political Science

   

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

IRE 107

Diplomatic History I

       

X

 

X

 

 

TUR 101

Turkish I 

X

       

X

 

 

 

FEA 101

Orientation

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

FLE  101

Freshman English I 

X

       

X

 

X

 

SEC  101

Development and Life Program:

             

 

 

GYP-119

Movie Types

X

           

 

 

GYP-117

Health Sociology

X

           

 

 

GYP-101

Popular Culture and Communication

X

           

 

 

GYP-103

Corporate Social Responsibility and Applications

X

           

 

 

GYP-105

Life in the Universe

             

 

 

GYP-107

Diction

X

           

 

 

GYP-113

Gender

X

           

 

 

GYP-115

Mythology

X

           

 

 

First Year/ Second Semester

             

 

 

IRE 108

Introduction to International Relations

   

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

FEA 102

Orientation II (Career Planning)

X

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

IRE 100

Speaking and Comp.

   

X

 

X

 

X

 

 

IRE 110

Diplomatic History II

       

X

 

X

 

 

TUR 102

Turkish II 

X

       

X

 

 

 

FLE  102

Freshman English II

X

       

X

 

X

 

FLX 102

Second Foreign Language II (GR) (FR) (SP) (RUS) (CHI)

X

       

x

 

x

 

Second Year/Third Semester

             

 

 

IRE 213

Theories of International Relations

   

X

X

X

   

X

 

IRE 215

Human Rights

 

X

X

 

X

   

X

X

IRE 217

International Economic Organizations

   

X

X

X

   

 

X

HIS  201

Atatürk's Prin.& Hist. of Turk. Rev. I

     

X

X

   

 

 

FLE  201

Sophomore English I

X

       

X

X

X

 

FLX 201

Second Foreign Language III (GR) (FR) (SP) (RUS) (CHI)

X

       

x

 

x

 

Second Year/Fourth Semester

             

 

 

IRE 204

History of Political Thought

   

X

X

X

X

 

 

 

IRE 220

International Political Organizations

 

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

FEA 200

Critical Thinking

     

X

   

X

 

X

IRE 236

Global Conflict & Cooperation

   

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

HIS 202

Atatürk's Prin. & Hist. of Turk. Rev. II 

     

X

X

   

 

 

FLE  202

Sophomore English II

X

       

X

X

X

 

FLX 202

Second Foreign Language IV (GR) (FR) (SP) (RUS) (CHI)

X

       

X

 

X

 

Third Year/Fifth Semester

             

 

 

LAW 301

International Law I

   

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

IRE 301

Current Issues in World Politics

 

X

X

 

X

X

X

 

X

IRE 331

International Security

   

X

X

   

X

 

X

IRE 337

Current Energy Issues

X

         

X

X

X

IRE 333

EU Politics

   

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

IRE 311

Communication in IRE

X

X

 

X

     

 

X

FL. 303

Second Foreign Language I (GR) (FR) (SP) (RUS) (CHI)

X

           

 

 

Third Year/Sixth Semester

             

 

 

LAW 301

International Law II

   

X

X

X

 

X

 

 

IRE 336

International Terorism

 

X

X

     

X

 

X

IRE 310

Political History of Middle East

 

X

     

X

 

 

X

IRE 340

IR in Movies

           

X

 

X

FLE 304

Academic Writing

X

X

 

X

     

 

X

FL. 304

Second Foreign Language II (GR) (FR) (SP) (RUS) (CHI)

X

           

 

 

Fourth Year/Seventh Semester

             

 

 

FLE 403

Professional Writing & Public Speaking

   

X

X

 

X

 

 

 

IRE 409

Turkish Politics

   

X

 

X

     

X

IRE 419

International Political Economy

   

X

   

X

X

X

X

IRE 425

United States & world Politics

   

X

X

   

X

X

 

IRE 435

Simulation in IR

   

X

 

X

   

X

X

IRE 439

 Int. Trade Law

             

 

 

FL.  403

Second Foreign Language III (GR) (FR) (SP) (RUS) (CHI)

X

           

 

 

Fourth Year/Eigth Semester

             

 

 

FLE 404

Presentation Skills & Communicative Writing

 

X

         

 

X

IRE 4XX

Capstone

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IRE 462

Internship in IR

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

IRE 460

Entrepreneurship in IR

X

 

X

X

X

X

X

 

X

IRE 464

Project in IR

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

IRE 428 

Turkish Foreign Policy

X

X

X

 

X

 

X

X

 

IRE 408

Climate Change

   

X

     

X

 

X

IRE 430

International Relations & Globalization

     

X

 

X

 

 

 

FL. 404

Second Foreign Language IV (GR) (FR) (SP) (RUS) (CHI)

X

           

 

 

Number of courses related with program competency / 40

18

10

21

17

19

19

20

15

17

Percentage of courses related with program competency

45%

25%

53%

43%

48%

48%

50%

38%

43%

Likert Scale

5

4

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROGRAM
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES & COURSES 
Code Course Title Key Learning Outcomes
    Communication
ISLOs for International Relations 1. Produce reports and  presentations to accomplish effective and professional communication in different business settings, 
Course Title  PO1  ECTS
TUR 101 Turkish I  X 3
FEA 101  Orientation X 2
FLE  101 Freshman English I  X 6
GYP-119 Movie Types X 2
GYP-117 Health Sociology X 2
GYP-101 Popular Culture and Communication X 2
GYP-103 Corporate Social Responsibility and Applications X 2
GYP-105 Life in the Universe X 2
GYP-107 Diction X 2
GYP-113 Gender X 2
GYP-115 Mythology X 2
FEA 102Orientation II (Career Planning)   X 2
TUR 102 Turkish II  X 3
FLE  102 Freshman English II X 6
FLX 102 Second Foreign Language II (GR) (FR) (SP) (RUS) (CHI) X 3
FLE  201 Sophomore English I X 6
FLX 201