Institute of Social Sciences

Goal:

The aim of this course is to enable the student to gain the ability of making scientific research, accessing information, evaluating and interpreting information by developing a perspective.

 

Objectives:

The discipline of international relations is a branch of science that examines the international system, the states in the system, international organizations, non-state actors and their relations with each other, and covers a wide range of disciplines such as politics, history, law, philosophy, sociology, geography and anthropology. It is a branch of social science that requires interdisciplinary studies in order to specialize and analyze  world conditions.

 

Foundation & Recognition

The aim of the International Relations and Globalization Master Program is to provide the students with the ability to make a scientific research, access to information, evaluate and interpret information by developing a IR perspective. It was established within the directorate of Social Sciences Institute of Çağ University with the approval of the Council of Higher Education for the purpose of training individuals to specialize in this field.

Certified by Higher Education Council: 31.07.2008/ 019953   no:2918

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully completed the program will be awarded with a Masters Degree Diploma on International Relations and Globalization. A student who wishes to study in this Master's Program must have completed a four-year undergraduate program in any department of a university and must receive at least 55 grades from ALES. For more information, see: https://www.cag.edu.tr/tr/sosyal-bilimler-enstitusu/duyurular

Specific Admission Requirements

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

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

Students who have studied at other Universities may transfer Cag University master degree’ programmes.

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

https://www.cag.edu.tr/tr/sosyal-bilimler-enstitusu/duyurular

Qualification Requirements And Regulations

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

https://www.cag.edu.tr/tr/sosyal-bilimler-enstitusu/duyurular

Profile Of The Programme

International Relations and Globalization  Master Program is designed to equip the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge.

Occupational Profiles Of Graduates With Examples

Students who have completed the Master of Science may work in public or private sectors. They are also employed as researchers universities.

Access To Further Studies

Students may apply to third degree (doctorate) programs.

Examination Regulations, Assessment And Grading

The examination regulations are specified for each course. However, generally, there is 1 Midterm Exam, 1 Final Exam and term paper for each course. See the exam regulations, assessment and grading of each course in the Course Structure Diagram for details. https://www.cag.edu.tr/tr/sosyal-bilimler-enstitusu/duyurular

Graduation Requirements

The graduation requirements for the Program are as the same as the general qualification requirements and regulations of Çağ University. The students have passed all the courses in the curriculum with at least a DC - 1,50 - 60,00 grade, had a cumulative gross point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Programme Language

Turkish

Program Director

Prof. Dr. Ali Engin OBA     

alienginoba@cag.edu.tr

+90 324 651 48 00

ECTS & Erasmus Coordinator

Gül KULAK                          
gulkulak@cag.edu.tr

Tel: +90 324 651 48 00

Fax: +90 324 651 48 11

 

Students who have successfully completed the Master Program in International Relations and Globalization should be able to

1. Follow, define and analyze current developments in the field at the national and international level and critically interpret the results by using information technology products.

2. Use management techniques such as teamwork, managerial skills and interpersonal communication in work environment.

3. Use the knowledge, skills and competencies obtained in the learning process in different environments of work life in written and oral form.

4. Deal with the main actors, events, concepts and global developments and their relations in the field of International Relations with a basic interdisciplinary approach.

5. Associate different perspectives in political, social and economic fields with the subjects encountered and analyze them by using international relations theories.

6. Solve problems with innovative and creative approaches by using management skills in changing environmental conditions.

7. Create sensitivity to environmental factors in social, cultural and scientific fields.

8. Combine knowledge with theoretical approach in order to reach the most appropriate solution.

First Year, First Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
IRE-534 Global Politics and International Organizations Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
IRE-565 Scientific Research Methods and Publication Ethics Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
IRE-505 Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 07
IRE-545 Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 08
IRE-544 Seminar / Term Project Department Compulsory Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Compulsory 3-0-3 07
Total Credit 15 38
First Year, Second Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
IRE-511 International Political Economy Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
IRE-537 Comparative Politics and Democratization Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 08
IRE-542 Middle East Policy Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 07
IRE-578 Turkish Foreign Policy and Current Problems Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 07
IRE-579 Sustainable Development Supplementary Courses Compulsory 3-0-3 07
IRE-546 Elective Department Elective Courses. Click on the course name to see the lessons. Elective 3-0-3 07
Total Credit 18 44
Second Year, Third Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
IRE-597 Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
Second Year, Fourth Semester
Code Course Type Credit ECTS
IRE-598 Thesis Specialized Field Courses Compulsory 0-0-0 30
Total Credit 0 30
IRE-102 - Professional English

This course is designed to minimize the negative factors that hinder students' participation and to enable them to express themselves freely in international business and real life. This course includes current and necessary business English vocabulary, structures, and original articles and effective presentation techniques to improve students' listening and reading skills. It is aimed to improve students' knowledge of English language, to read book articles in different fields of business, to understand and discuss what they read, to follow current developments related to these issues and to develop effective presentation skills in the field of business.


IRE-508 - Global Political Economy and Turkey

In this course, the advantages and disadvantages of economic politics will be discussed. The discussion of course is complementary to the second element of reflection on Turkey.


IRE-511 - International Political Economy

This course examines global economic relations. Topics include 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. The aim of this course is to examine the interaction of economic and political processes. Students will be given theoretical and practical knowledge about the structure of the international economic system and the complex interaction process of political institutions.


IRE-512 - 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.


IRE-513 - Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Diplomacy started the 21st century fast. The leaders of the 2000s, who came together frequently, are trying to shape the international relations of the new century towards new goals. Diplomacy gains importance when it comes to the determination of the strategy considered to achieve these goals. In this course, diplomacy theories, development and application will be discussed and 21st century diplomacy will be evaluated from different perspectives.


IRE-521 - International Relations and Globalization

The multifaceted and contradictory characteristics of the independent transitional globalization processes that emerge differently in time and space, this distinctive and paradoxical nature of globalization processes, the shaping and rearrangement of global, regional, national and local spheres, and the effects of postmodernism on national power and power policies. and XXI. He has focused on having the right information about hegomanic and power policies of the century. Also enforceable parameters of the global system will integrate the Republic of Turkey and aimed to obtain the available information. This course covers the following topics: Globalization, International relations theories, state phases, trade, multinational corporations, resource use, credit issue and democratization. This course will enable students to improve their theoretical background in international relations and globalization. Students will be able to explain the relationships between globalization, trade and business issues. At the same time, students will understand and explain the role of multinational companies in the globalization process.
 


IRE-530 - Term Project

It is an academic study to be written in accordance with the rules of writing in the field of business administration. The content of the course can be a comprehensive essay, a critical report, a practical project, an experimental study. The project course is evaluated as successful or unsuccessful at the end of the semester.


IRE-532 - Seminar (Non-Thesis)

The seminar activities conducted under the supervision of a faculty member aim to make the student gain experience in this subject by conducting independent research and to develop the ability of speaking in front of the community by telling the subject. Determining the subject of the study, researching the secondary sources and using them in the study, field research, preparing the draft study in the light of the obtained information, making the necessary corrections, completing the report in accordance with the rules of writing the report and finally presenting the report to the audience and discussing the scope of this course.


IRE-533 - Seminar (Thesis)

The seminar activities conducted under the supervision of a faculty member aim to make the student gain experience in this subject by conducting independent research and to develop the ability of speaking in front of the community by telling the subject. Determining the subject of the study, researching the secondary sources and using them in the study, field research, preparing the draft study in the light of the obtained information, making the necessary corrections, completing the report in accordance with the rules of writing the report and finally presenting the report to the audience and discussing the scope of this course.


IRE-534 - Global Politics and International Organizations

This course examines the institutional structures of international organizations such as United Nations, NATO, World Trade Organization, IMF and their place in world politics. The aim of this course is to teach the role and importance of international organizations in world politics.


IRE-537 - Comparative Politics and Democratization

In this course, American and World Politics will be examined in two ways. First, the history of American foreign policy will be examined to understand how America's priorities and capabilities have changed over the last 225 years. Second, the important event in other world politics. World politics plays an important role in the lives of everyone living in America and outside America. The aim of this course is to examine American foreign policy, world politics and how it is done by considering the role of America on the world stage.
 


IRE-539 - Global Intelligence and International Security

This course covers the following topics: Globalization, International relations theories, state phases, trade, multinational corporations, resource use, credit issue and democratization. This course will enable students to improve their theoretical background in international relations and globalization. Students will be able to explain the relationships between globalization, trade and business issues. At the same time, students will understand and explain the role of multinational companies in the globalization process.


IRE-541 - Foreign Policy Analysis

Foreign Policy Analysis, the factors influencing the determination of foreign policy, the inclusion of these elements in the process of foreign policy making, comparative analysis of how the major powers shaping the world policy determine their foreign policies, foreign policy objectives, strategies, instruments and their international system their effects will be evaluated comparatively. The subject of this course is foreign policy analysis which is one of the main sub-branches of the discipline of international relations at the graduate level. It aims to introduce the Foreign Policy Analysis (DPA) to the students, whose foundations were laid by academic studies in the 1950s, which eventually became a sub-discipline of International Relations. Focusing mainly on the foreign policy decision-making processes of states, DPA critically discusses foreign policy decision-making and implementation processes, related actors, foreign policy tools and policy contexts. The political, economic, institutional, social and psychological / psychoanalytic contexts of foreign policy will be examined by considering internal and external factors.


IRE-542 - Middle East Policy

The course will begin with a survey of the definition of the Middle East and its political, economic and social characteristics. After that, an analysis of important social, political and military problems in the region, such as the Palestinian question and the situation in Iraq, will be made. Courses for the same time in the region also includes Turkey's policy. The main objective of this course is to analyze the political, economic and social characteristics of the Middle East, which occupies an important place in Turkish foreign policy.


IRE-548 - International Relations Theories

Overview of the main theories and approaches in the discipline of International Relations; Realism, Liberalism, Neo-riberalism, Marxism, Structuralism; Analysis of the international system through theoretical approaches.


IRE-555 - Russia in Global Politics

IRE-565 - Scientific Research Methods and Publication Ethics

IRE-578 - Turkish Foreign Policy and Current Problems

One of the most important tools that nation states can use is foreign policy. It is important for the nation state to determine a foreign policy for ensuring its power and security. Within this scope, The course examines Turkish foreign policy and includes readings on foreign policy analysis.


IRE-579 - Sustainable Development

IRE-580 - Classical and Modern Geopolitical Theories

IRE-588 - International Current Developments (SSC)

IRE-597 - Thesis

In this course, students will be shown the methods that should be applied in writing a thesis (thesis writing plan) and they will be provided with the necessary and correct techniques for their studies. To make students aware of the usage of resources and thesis writing procedure.


IRE-598 - Thesis

In this course, students will be shown the methods that should be applied in writing a thesis (thesis writing plan) and they will be provided with the necessary and correct techniques for their studies. To make students aware of the usage of resources and thesis writing procedure.


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MASTER PROGRAM
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROGRAM Broad Based Student Learning Goals
 
"IRE"
 
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 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.
 
("PO: Program Outputs")
Course Title  PO1  PO2  PO3  PO4  PO5  PO6  PO7  PO8  PO9 
First Year/First Semester                  
IRE 534 GLOBAL POLITICS AND INT. ORGANIZATIONS     X X          
IRE 508 GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY AND TUKEY     X X X   X    
IRE 541 FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS         X   X    
IRE 539 GLOBAL INT. AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY  X         X      
IRE 511  INT. POL. ECO. X         X   X  
IRE 537 COMP. POLITICS AND DEMOCRATIZAITON X         x   x  
IRE 542  MIDDLE EAST POL.     X   X   X    
IRE 548 International Relations TEO.   X X       X   X
IRE 521 International Relations AND GLOBALIZATION         X   X    
IRE 512 CURRENT ISSUES IN WORLD POL. X         X      
IRE 535 TURKISH FOR. POL. AND CURRENT ISSUES X         X   X  
IRE 513 DIPLOMACY IN 21. C. X         x   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 MASTER PROGRAMME
 
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
Kod  
   
COURSE KOD. PO1  ECTS
IRE 534 X 8
IRE 508 X 7
IRE541 X 7
IRE 538 X 7
IRE 539 X 7
IRE 511 X 8
IRE 537 X 8
IRE 542 X 7
IRE 548 X 7
IRE 521 X 7
IRE 512 X 7
IRE 535 X 7