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IR 122/ INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

1

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:
1. Introduce certain concepts such as politics, power, authority, freedom, government, governance, civil society, etc. as well as the principles of major ideologies (liberalism, conservatism, and socialism.)
2. Develop students’ critical thinking about each of these ideologies, and develop an awareness of where they stand in the ideological spectrum as set by liberalism, conservatism and liberalism
3. Enable students to understand the theories and insitutions of modern states and how they function.

Course Description:

Power, authority, freedom, government, governance, civil society, political ideologies (liberalism, conservatism, and socialism), theories of democracy and state, tools and institutions of democracy.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Andrew Heywood, Politics, 3rdEdition, PalgraveFoundation, 2007

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 5 homeworks, 1 midterm exam, 1 project, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 221/ INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

2

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Increase student’s factual knowledge about important actors, institutions, events and developments in international relations
2 Develop a conceptual vocabulary and a set of theoretical tools to help students describe, interpret, explain international events
3. Enhance students’ ability to think critically and analytically about global events, issues and problems

Course Description:

This course serves as an introduction to international relations. It provides theoretical tools and frameworks of analysis that permit us better to understand the international system in which Turkey operates and the global political setting in which we as individuals act.This class surveys the theories, key actors, issues, concepts, processes, patterns and the historical events that make up the study of international relations. The topics covered are complex and interrelated. They include such problems as the causes of war and conflict, globalization, international political economy, the environment and human rights.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

John T. Rourke, International Politics on the World Stage, 12th Ed.,Wadsworth,2008.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 215/ SOCIOLOGY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

2

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Introduce key sociological concepts such as ‘social structure’, ‘socialization’, ‘values and norms’, ‘identity’, ‘culture’, ‘status’, ‘class’, ‘race’, ‘ethnicity’, ‘gender.’
2. Encourage students to step out of their private lives and identities and view social issues around them from a sociological perspective.
3. Enable students to distinguish between different sociological theories such as structural functionalism and conflict theories.
4. Familiarize with the methods that social scientists use to conduct research.

Course Description:

Introduction of concepts such as ‘social structure’, ‘socialization’, ‘values and norms’, ‘identity’, ‘culture’, ‘status’, ‘class’, ‘race’, ‘ethnicity’, ‘gender’; discussion of theories such as ‘structural functionalism’ and ‘conflict theories’.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Andrew Heywood, Politics, 3rdEdition, PalgraveFoundation, 2007

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 5 homework, 2 projects, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 227/ DIPLOMATIC HISTORY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

2

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Distinguish either past or present problems in the international relations
2. Promote a greater appreciation for and understanding of the historical development of political history

Course Description:

Diplomatic history aims at analyzing historical development in the context of international relations. The course teaches students concepts and methodologies to understand political history.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Sander, Oral , Siyasi Tarih : İlkçağlardan 1918’e, İmge Kitabevi Yayınları , Ankara. 2008

Sander, Oral , Siyasi Tarih:1918-1994 , İmge Kitabevi Yayınları , Ankara. 2000

Ateş, Toktamiş, Siyasal Tarih ,İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları , İstanbul . 2004

İnalcık, Halil, Turkey And Europe In History, EREN Yayınları, İstanbul .2006

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 232/ INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

2

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Provide an in-depth account of IR theories.
2.Emphasize their weak and strong parts.
3.Explain international events with the help of IR theories

Course Description:

This course is designed to familiarize students with the prominent theories, perspectives and methodologies in international relations. It will quickly be obvious that there is no one theory, no one approach in this field, but rather a series of contending explanations of why nations and other international actors behave as they do.

Prerequisite by Topic:None

Recommended Reading:

Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki, Steve Smith, International Relations Theories, Oxford University Press, 2007

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1midterm exam, 4 quizzes, 4 homeworks, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 228/ 20TH CENTURY POLITICAL HISTORY

 

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

2

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Distinguish either past or present problems in the international relations
2. Promote a greater appreciation for and understanding of the historical development of political history

Course Description:

20th century diplomatic history aims at analyzing historical development in the context of international relations since 19th century. The course teaches students concepts and methodologies to understand political history.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Ateş, Toktamış, Siyasal Tarih ,İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları , İstanbul . 2004

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 321/ TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. To provide general information on diplomacy.
2. To explain paramteres of Turkish Foreign Policy.
3. To analyze major foreign policy issues.

Course Description:

The course aims to introduce students to diplomacy parameters of Turkish Foreign Policy and enables students to understand those parameters by analyzing major developments 1920-2009.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1744 – 2000

Malkovsky And Sayari, Turkey’s New World

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 325/ INTERNATIONAL LAW

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

Definition and features of international law; Reviews and answers to international law; International Law – Municipal Law relations; Definition of state and its forms: independence, authority of state, recognition; International Law and foreigners: nationalization; Sources of international law; Territory; International Law of the Sea; Air Law; Outer space Law; Right of Legation, 1961 Vienna Agreement on diplomatic relations; 1963 Vienna Agreement on consular relations.

Course Description:

Power, authority, freedom, government, governance, civil society, political ideologies (liberalism, conservatism, and socialism), theories of democracy and state, tools and institutions of democracy.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Peter Malanczuk (1997). Akehurst’s Modern Introduction to International Law, Seventh revised edition, Routledge, Great Britain.

Ian Brownlie (1998). Principles of Public International Law, Fifth edition, Oxford University Pres Inc., New York.

1982 Anayasası (Constitution of Republic of Turkey – 1982)
Türk Ceza Kanunu (Turkish Criminal Code)

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 2 midterm exams, 2 homeworks, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English


IR 327/ HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the evolution, the transformation and the voyage of political thought.
2. Compare and contrast the knowledge and analytical tools necessary for understanding political issues that political philosophy has been dealing with since antiquity.
3. Identify and promote an appreciation of the basic ideas and authors of political thought throughout history via the coverage of various themes (i.e. liberty, justice, equality, democracy, citizenship, government, and the state) and philosophers (i.e. Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Hobbes, Mill and Marx) within the medium of political theory.

Course Description:

Examination of ancient Greek, Roman, and medieval political thinkers, the analysis of their major contributions to the development of modern political theory. The essence and nature of concepts and themes related with political theories.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Wooten, David, ed. 1996. Modern Political Thought: Readings from Machiavelli to Nietzsche. Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Mitchell Cohen and Nicole Ferman, eds. 1996. Princeton Readings in Political Thought. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Miller, David. 2003. “Chapter 4: Freedom and the Limits of Government.” In David Miller, Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp: 55-73.

Walzer, Michael. 1996. “Chapter 40: In Defence of Equality.” In Mitchell Cohen and Nicole Ferman, eds., Princeton Readings in Political Thought. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, pp: 656-668.

Miller, David. 2003. “Chapter 5: Justice.” In David Miller, Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp: 74-91.

Sargent, Lyman Tower. 1999. “Types of Liberty.” In Lyman Tower Sargent, Contemporary Political Ideologies: A Comparative Analysis. Fort Worth: Hascourt Brace College Publishers, pp: 62-65.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 2midterm exams, 1 homework, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 311/ COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the key theoretical approaches and methods used in comparative politics.
2.Distinguish between and analyze the politics of three types of political systems: industrialized democracies, former Communist regimes, and the less developed countries
3. Discuss and compare states according to their historical evolution, political culture and political participation, state institutions and form of government, and public policy
4. Promote a greater appreciation for and understanding of the incredible diversity of political systems throughout the world

Course Description:

Introduction to Comparative Politics is a beginning-level course intended to familiarize students with the study of politics in other societies. In analyzing the politics of different countries, the course will expose students to the diversity of the modern world and teach students methods for studying other countries, means to approach other nations both sympathetically and critically.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Charles Hauss, Comparative Politics, 6th.Ed.Cengage Learning,2009

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 4 quizzes, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 314/ TURKISH POLITICAL LIFE

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this class is to introduce the historical sources of contemporary political debates and the background of current political parties.

Course Description:

This class examines the Turkish Political Life under two periods:
i. Ottoman Era
ii.The War of Independence and Republican Era
The very first political movements will be scanned with special emphasis on İttihad ve Terakki Cemiyeti. The resistance movements of the war of Independence will also be a point of interest. Then the important milestones of the Turkish democratization , the Single Party Era, Multiparty Era and the military coups will be studied.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Türkiye’de Siyasal Partiler, Tarık Zafer Tunaya Cilt 1,2, İletişim Yayınları

Türkiye’de Siyasal Parti Örgütlenmesi 1908-1960, Mehmet Kabasakal, Tekin Yayınevi

T.C.’de Tek Parti Yönetiminin Kurulması (1923-1931), Mete Tuçay, Yurt Yayınları

Demokrasi Sürecinde Türkiye (1945-1980), Feroz Ahmad, Hil Yayın

Türkiye'nin Demokrasi Tarihi (1950 den Günümüze), Tevfik Çavdar, İmge Kitabevi
Ana Çizgileriyle Türkiye’nin Yakın Tarihi, Sina Aşkın, İmaj Yayıncılık
Modern Türkiye’nin Oluşumu, Feroz Ahmad, Doruk Yayınları

Siyasal Partiler, Duverger

Siyasal Sistem ve Siyasal Davranış, İlter Turan

Siyasi Partiler, Partilerin Hukuki Rejimi ve Türkiye'de Partiler, Erdoğan Tezic

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1midterm exam, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 336/ INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. To provide a solid understanding of foundation objectives and process of various kind of universal and regional organizations, their members and working principles as well as how decisions are made by these organizations, their activities, adequacies, all with case studies and texts.
2. In this way the students will be able to; evaluate the working conditions of international organizations and their decisions more rationally
3. Observe to what extend the international organizations interfere in international events.
4. Analyze the capacity and deficiency of the international organizations.

Course Description:

History of international organizations, Development of international organizations in Islamic countries, The point of view of the third world countries at international organizations, Society of Nations, U.N., Chapter 8 of the U.N. Charter Agreements on Regional Treaties, Organization of countries of America, Arabs League, African Union Organization, Organization of Regional Cooperation for Economic Development, Islamic Conference Organization, NATO, ILO.


Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Leroy Bennett and James K. Oliver (2001). International Organizations: Principles and Issues, 7th ed., Prentice-Hall, London.

Adam Roberts and Benedict Kingsbury (1993). United Nations, Divided World, 2nd ed., Clarendon Press, Oxford.

Uluslararası Hukuk Dersleri, Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Pazarcı, Turhan Kitabevi. Milletlerarası Hukuk Temel Belgeler Örnek Kararlar, Prof. Dr. Aslan Gündüz, Beta.

Uluslararası Siyasi, Askeri ve Ekonomik Örgütler, Yrd. Doç. Dr. Uğur Özgöker, Der Yayınları.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 2 midterm exams, 2 homeworks, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 316/ CURRENT ISSUES IN GLOBAL POLITICS

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course students should be able to;

1. understand the relevance of a range of different topic areas to the study of international politics.
2 have a critical understanding of globalisation and its dynamics
3. provide examples of the relationship between theory and practice in world politics

Course Description:

This course is designed to give the students an introduction to the issues that underlie contemporary world politics and to introduce the major analytical perspectives and organizing concepts that scholars have fashioned to make these issues comprehensible. Cultural, environmental, political, social, ethnic and economic issues will be examined in the scope of a dynamically changing world. The course will seek to initiate and broaden understanding of the underlying causes and effects of our new global reality.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Brian White, Michael Smith, Issues In World Politics, St.Martin’s Press, 2007.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 4 quizzes, 1 project, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 435/ INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this class is to:

1. Introduce the contending theories and actors of international political economy such as development finance/ monetary institutions, integrations/supranational bodies, non- governmental organizations, transnational companies, non-legitimate groups and the interactions between them ;
2. Understanding the role of these actors and the interactions between them will be the key to resolving current issues.

Course Description:

This course examines major international problems such as development and security issues which can not be adequately resolved by reference to economic, political or sociological analysis alone.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

The Political Economy of International Relations, Robert Gilpin Political Economy, Edmund Phelps

The Politics of International Economic Relations, Joan Edelman Spero, Jeffrey Hart

International Political Economy, Jeffrey A. Frieden, David A. Lake

Introduction to International Political Economy , David N. Balaam, Michael Veseth, 2005, ISBN 0-13-129365-6

Essentials of International Relations, International Political Economy, Karen Mingst, ISBN 0-393-97722-6

The Globalization of World Politics, John Baylis & Steve Smith, Oxford 2004, ISBN 0-19-878263-2

Global Political Economy, Theodore H.Cohn, 2005, ISBN 0-321-26992-6
Kalkınmanın Finansmanı, Serhan Oksay

Non-State Actors and Authority in the Global System, Ed. Higgott, Underhill, Bieler, Routledge 2000, ISBN 0-415-22085-8

The Clash of Globalisations, Neo-Liberalism, The Third Way and Anti- Globalisation, Ray Kiely,2005; ISBN 90-04-14318-1

Film: The Corporation, Library No. PN1995.9.D6.C677.2005.c2

Film: Life and Debt, by Stephanie Black

Film: Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 2 midterm exam, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English


IR 427/ EUROPEAN UNION

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the key theoretical approaches used in European integration
2. Distinguish policy making procedure in European integration
3 Promote a greater appreciation for and understanding of the historical development of the European integration

Course Description:

European Union aims at sorting out dynamics of integration, origins of integration and legal and institutional setting of integration. The course teaches students analytical tools to understand and explain integration process.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Özgöker, U., Casin M., Çolak H., Avrupa Birliği, Nokta Kitap, 2007.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 434/ REGIONAL POLITICS

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Introduce students to fundamental regional dynamics of the world politics.
2. Make students familiar with the major players, the existing institutions governing it, and the emerging shape of the world politics.
3. Enable students to analyze current problems of the regional politics.
4. Generate plausible and persuasive policy recommendations on the problems of the regional dimensions of the world politics.

Course Description:

Regional politics course examines political developments in the principal regional region and their position in the world politics from a historical perspective. While doing that it teaches how to use the methodological tools and concepts.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Charles W. Kegley , World politics : trend and transformation , Australia : Cengage Learning, 2009.

Peter Calvocoressi , World politics since 1945 , New York : Pearson Longman, 2009.

M. Parvizi Amineh.(ed.) , The Greater Middle East in global politics : social science perspectives on the changing geography of the world politics , Brill : Leiden 2007.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 project, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 428/ EUROPEAN UNION&TURKEY RELATIONS

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the key theoretical approaches used in European integration
2. Distinguish policy making procedure in European integration
3 Promote a greater appreciation for and understanding of the historical development of the European integration.
4. To teach the short history EU-Turkey relations.

Course Description:

European Union aims at sorting out dynamics of integration, origins of integration and legal and institutional setting of integration. The course teaches students analytical tools to understand and explain integration process. The course, gives an opportunity to analyse the historical relations and partnership between Turkey and EU.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Karluk, Rıdvan, AB ve Türkiye, Beta Yayınları.
Stephen George (1996). Politics and Policy in the European Union (Third Edition). Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

SEÇİMLİK DERSLER

IR 230/ PHILOSOPHY AND METHODS OF SCIENCE

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

2

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. familiarize with concepts such as ‘knowledge’, ‘claims to knowledge’, ‘research’, ‘positivism’, ‘post-positivism’, ‘methodology’, ‘theory’, ‘paradigm’, ‘post-modernism’ and ‘ethics in research.’
2. introduce methods and techniques that social scientists use to carry out research
3. show how to design research on a social science topic
4. show how to follow the steps of a research process on a specific social science topic

Course Description:

Discussion on concepts such as ‘knowledge’, ‘claims to knowledge’, ‘research’, ‘positivism’, ‘post-positivism’, ‘methodology’, ‘theory’, ‘paradigm’, ‘post-modernism’ and ‘ethics in research’; introduction of methods and techniques that social scientists use to carry out research; work on research design and the steps that social scientists follow during a research process.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Creswell, John, W. 2003. Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method Approaches (second edition.)

Neuman, W. Lawrence. 2003. Social Research Methods (fifth edition.)

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 project, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 331/ INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATIONS

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this class is to:
1.Introduce trade related politics by identifying major trading blocks and instruments of trade policy.
2.To demonstrate how trade policies affect the relations between the countries.

Course Description:

This class starts by examining policies of trade; welfare implications of different trade policies, including tariffs, and non-tariff barriers to trade. Apart from the policies this class also concentrates on the agreements and organizations of trade such as preferential trade agreements, regional free trade areas and customs union; including, BSEC, ECO, OIC, GATT and WTO.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

International Business, Competing in the Global Marketplace, Charles W.L.Hill, 7th Edition, McGraw Hill, ISBN 978-0-07-128798-2

The Global Economy in Transition, Brian J.L. Berry, Edgar C. Conkling, D.Michael Ray, Prentice-Hall Inc., 1997 New Jersey, ISBN 0-13-273293-9

Understanding The World Economy , Tony Cleaver , Routledge, 1997 London, ISBN 0-415-12816-1

The Economics of International Integration, Routledge; ISBN: 0044450052; 3rd Rev edition (April 1993)

The WTO in the Twenty-first Century, Ed. Taniguchi, Yanovich, Bohanes, Cambridge 2007, ISBN 978-0-521-87569-1

Forging an Integrated Europe (Michigan Studies in International Political Economy), University of Michigan Press, March 1998; ISBN: 0472108409

Regionalism and Globalization in East Asia, Mark Beeson, 2007; ISBN 978-0-230-00033-9

East Asia Between Regionalism and Globalism, Ed. Gennady Chufrin, 2006;ISBN 981-230-397-9

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 2 midterm exams, 1 term paper, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 341/ ENERGY SECURITY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Introduce students to the empirical fundamentals of the global energy security
2. Make students familiar with the major players in global energy, the existing institutions governing it, and the emerging new global energy system
3. Enable students to analyze trends in global energy by the help of analytic tools of public policy analysis
4. Generate plausible and persuasive policy recommendations on the topic, characterized both by empirical and analytical rigor

Course Description:

Energy Security course examines energy security threats on the world in general and Turkey in particular. While doing that it teaches how to use the methodological tools and concepts.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Jan H. Kalicki & David L. Goldwyn, (Eds.) , Energy and Security: Toward a New Foreign Policy Strategy , Washington, DC: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.
Michael T. Klare, Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: New Geopolitics of Energy, New York : Metropolitan Books, 2008.

Hugo McPherson ( ed.) , Emerging Threats to Energy Security and Stability , Springer , 2005.

Bruce Podobnik , Global Energy Shifts : Fostering Stability in a Turbulent Age , Temple University Press : Philadelphia , 2007.

Uluslararası İlişkiler Dergisi , Enerji Özel Sayısı , Cilt 5 , Sayı 20 , Kış 2009.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 final exam

Instruction Language: English


IR 340/ POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the key themes and concerns of political ideologies (i.e. Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Feminism, Anarchism, etc.) that dominate the political agenda since the 19th century.
2. Develop an understanding of the political concepts that each and every political ideology appropriate.
3. Identify the different positions in the right and the left wings of the political spectrum.
4. Demonstrate a knowledge of world history in light of social movements and the ideas that provoked them through the coverage of the historical stages and major incidents that generated ideologies to emerge.
5. Formulate and express ideas on political and social life with a detailed perspective.

Course Description:

A general approach to the main schools of thought including liberalism, conservatism, socialism, anarchism, fascism, feminism, environmentalism and some other contemporary ideologies.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Heywood, Andrew. 2003. Political Ideologies: An Introduction, third edition. London: Macmillan Press Ltd.

Baradat, Leon P. 2006. Political Ideologies: Their Origins and Impacts, 9th edition, New Jersey: Pearson Education Inc.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 2 midterm exams, 1 homework, 1 final exam

Instruction Language: English


IR 334/ MIDDLE EAST POLITICS

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

3

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Introduce students to fundamental dynamics of Middle East politics.
2. Make students familiar with the major players, the existing institutions governing it, and the emerging shape of the Middle East sub-system.
3. Enable students to analyze current problems of the regional politics.
4. Generate plausible and persuasive policy recommendations on the problems of the problems of the Middle East.

Course Description:

From a historical perspective, Middle East politics course examines regional and non-regional powers’ politics. While doing that it teaches how to use the methodological tools and concepts

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Louise Fawcett , International relations of the Middle East , Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

M. Parvizi Amineh.(ed.) , The Greater Middle East in global politics : social science perspectives on the changing geography of the world politics , Brill : Leiden 2007.

William L. Cleveland & Martin Bunton, A history of the modern Middle East , Boulder, CO : Westview Press, 2009.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 2 midterm exams, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 417/ RELIGION AND MODERNITY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. introduce concepts such as “modernity”, “modernization”, “euro-centrism”, “diversity”, “identity” and “nationalism”
2. teach the discussions that take place within EU countries regarding religious and ethnic diversity, nationalism and EU integration
3. familiarize the students with the discussions on Turkish modernization in the political science literature on Turkey
4. discuss the interconnectedness, similarities and differences between the modernization processes of several European countries and Turkey

Course Description:

Discussion on the concept of modernity and its relationship to Europe and to religion; introduction of the current discussions on concepts such as diversity, identity and nationalism in relation to the European integration; discussion on the major tenets of Turkish modernization.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Giddens, Anthony. 1990. The consequences of modernity. Calif. : Stanford University Press.

Giddens, Anthony. 1991. Modernity and self-identity : self and society in the late modern age. Calif. : Stanford University Press.

Weber, Max. 1992. Weber, Max. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, The Spirit of Capitalism. New York: Routledge.

Casanova, Jose. 1994. Public Religions in the Modern World. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. (Chapters 1, 2 and 8.)

Therborn, Goran. 1995. European Modernity and Beyond. London: Sage Publications. (Chapters 1, 2, 9, 12, 14 and Part VI.)

Delanty & Rumford. 2005. Rethinking Europe: Social Theory and the Implications of Europeanization. London & New York: Routlege. (Chapters 2, 3 and 5.)

Habermas, Jurgen.2001. The Postnational Constellation. Cambridge: Polity Press. (Chapters 4, 5 and 6.)

Benhabib, Seyla, Shapiro, Ian and Petranovic, Danilo. 2007. Identitties, Affliations, and Allegiances. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Introduction and Chapter 2.)

Benhabib, Seyla, Shapiro, Ian and Petranovic, Danilo. 2007. Identitties, Affliations, and Allegiances. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Chapter 1 by Faruk Birtek: From affiliation to affinity: citizenship in the transition from empire to the nation-state. )

Keyman, Fuat. 2007. Remaking Turkey. MD: Lexington Books. (Introduction and Chapters 3, 4 and 5.)

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 5 homeworks, 1 final exam

Instruction Language: English

IR 413/ POLITICAL STRATEGY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. To understand the role of other theories on international relations
2. To explain how effective models of game theory and other theories of international politics.

Course Description:

Strategy and its relationship to the Politics in terms of its specific area of International Relations.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

John Baylis , Steve Smith ,and Patricia Owens (eds.) , The Globalization of World Politics : An Introduction to International Relations, Oxford University Press : Oxford , 2008.

Jan Aart Scholte , Globalization : A Critical Introduction , Palgrave Macmillan : Hampshire , 2005.

Paul Hirst , Grahame Thompson ,and Simon Bromley, Globalization in Question , Polity Press : Cambridge , 2009.

David Held & Anthony McGrew, Globalization Theory: Approaches and Controversies, Polity Press: Cambridge , 2007.

Peter Dickens , Global Shift : Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy , Sage Publications : London , 2008 .

Paul Bowles (ed.) , Regional Perspectives on Globalization , Palgrave Macmillan : New York , 2007.

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English

IR 437/ ISSUES IN GLOBALIZATION

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Fall

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

1. Identify the key theoretical approaches and methods used in global politics.
2.Distinguish between and analyze the politics of three types of political systems: industrialized democracies, former Communist regimes, and the less developed countries
3. Discuss and compare states according to their historical evolution, political culture and political participation, state institutions and form of government, and public policy
4. Promote a greater appreciation for and understanding of the incredible diversity of political systems throughout the world

Course Description:

Issues in Globalization course examines formation process of several issues related to globalization by making comparisons. While doing that the course teaches how to use methodological and conceptual tools in order to write a graduation thesis.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Strategy In The Contemprary World, Editors: John Bayles, James Wirta, Colin S. Gray, and Eliot Cohen, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007

Tayyar Ari, Uluslarasi Ilişkiler Teorileri, İstanbul: Alfa Yayinlari, 2004

The Globalization Of World Politics, Eitors: John Baylis And Steve Smith, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions


Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 final exam.


Instruction Language: English

IR 414/ ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Dersin Tipi:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

The purpose of this class is to:
1. Supply the basic information on how to protect air, water, soil, forests and species from further pollution and degradation;
2. Introduce the instruments, regulations, agreements and organizations active on environmental conservation and sustainable development.

Course Description:

This course examines the context of environmental policies with special attribution to its implementation on sectoral policies such as transportation and energy. It also assesses one of the main pillars of sustainable development: environmental conservation.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

Global Environmental Politics (Dilemmas İn World Politics) Pamela S. Chasek, Janet Welsh Brown, David Leonard Downie "

Comparative Environmental Politics (Advances İn Global Change Research) Jerry Mcbeath, Jonathan Rosenberg

Handbook Of Global Environmental Politics By Peter Dauvergne

Environment and Politics by Timothy Doyle and Dough McEachern

Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development By Asayehgn Desta

Avrupa Birliği'nin Çevre Politikası Ve Türkiye'nin Uyumu, İkv Yayınları, 2001
T.C. Çevre Bakanlığı, Çevre Notları, Ankara, Ağustos 1995
Türkiye Açısından Kyoto Protokolü’nün Değerlendirilmesi, Etem Karakaya, Mustafa Özçağ

A European Union Strategy For Sustainable Development, European Communities 2002 , Isbn 92-894-1676-9

Population And Strategies For National Sustainable Development, Iucn 1995

National Biodiversity Planning, Iucn 1995

A Guide To The Convention On Biological Diversity, Iucn

Film: An Inconvenient Truth

Film: Le Peuple Migrateur

Film: Genesis

Film: Dünyamızda Tuhaf Günler

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 2 midterm exams, 1 term paper, 1 final exam

Instruction Language: English

IR 416 CURRENT ISSUES IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY

Type of Course:

Lecture

Year:

4

Semester:

Spring

Credits:

3

Course Objectives:

The aim of this course is to enhance the understanding of persistent issues in Turkish politics by covering a variety of contemporary themes. Islam, Laicism, religion, nationalism, social democracy, westernization, corruption sovereignty, liberalism, individual rights.

Course Description:

Turkey is located in a sensitive region where a “power game” continues throughout the centuries. Conflicts in this region affect world-wide peace and security. After a brief introduction an Turkish foreign policy, the coruse will analyse current issues in the region and their effects on Turkey. It will focus on current issues in Cyprus, the Balkan’s, the Middle East, Caucasus and Central Asia and Turkey’s respective policies on these issues.

Prerequisite by Topic: None

Recommended Reading:

William Hale; Turkish Foreign Policy 1744-2000, London, Frank Cass 2002

Makovsky and Sayarı (eds); Turkey’s New World

Bernard Lewis; The Middle East and the West, Hraper&Row Publishers, NY

T.C. Kadir Has Üniversitesi; Türkiye’nin Ortadoğu Politikası

Teaching Methods: Lecture/classroom discussions

Assessment Tools: 1 midterm exam, 1 final exam.

Instruction Language: English