General Information: Four-year undergraduate degree. Medium of instruction is English.

Goals and Objectives: The International Relations undergraduate degree program focuses on understanding of historical evolution, political views, and inter-relations of different concepts. The program provides students recognize the importance of applying the concepts in recognizing the current affairs. Students are equipped with the knowledge and skills to analyze the domestic and foreign relations in the political system.

Job Opportunity: Employment opportunities include positions in government agencies, public and private sectors, diplomatic units.

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROGRAM

1. Semester 2. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS
INTR 101 Introduction to International  Relations 3 0 3 4 INTR 103 Introduction to Political Science 3 0 3 4
HIST 101 History of Turkish Republic I 2 0 2 3 HIST 102 History of Turkish Republic II 2 0 2 2
TUR 101 Turkish I 2 0 0 1 TUR 102 Turkish II 2 0 0 0
ECO 101 Microeconomics  I 3 0 3 3 ECO 102 Microeconomics  II 3 0 3 4
CMS 101 Introduction to Computer Science I 3 1 3 4 CMS 102 Introduction to Computer Science II 3 1 3 3
ENG 103 Academic Reading and Writing I 3 2 3 4 ENG 104 Academic Reading and Writing II 3 2 3 4
MATH 105 Mathematics for Social Science 3 3 3 3 INTR 105 World History 3 0 3 4
TOTAL 19 6 17 22 TOTAL 19 3 17 21
3. Semester 4. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS
STA 201 Statistics I 3 1 3 4 STA 202 Statistics II 3 1 3 5
INTR 201 Political History of Europe I 3 0 3 4 INTR 202 Political History of Europe II 3 0 3 5
INTR 203 International Relations Theory 3 1 3 3 BA 206 International Commerce 3 0 3 4
INTR 205 Politics and Society 3 0 3 3 INTR 208 Comparative Politics 3 0 3 4
LAW 205 Introduction to Law 3 0 3 3 BBA 210 Business Communication 3 0 3 4
TOTAL 15 2 15 17 TOTAL   15 1 15 22
5. Semester 6. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS
INTR 301 Middle East Politics 3 0 3 4 INTR 310 Politics of Developments 3 0 3 4
INTR 303 International Political Economy 3 0 3 3 INTR 312 Global Peace and Security 3 0 3 4
INTR 305 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 0 3 4 INTR xxx Elective Course 3 0 3 3
FIN 308 International Financial Institutions and Politics 3 0 3 3 INTR xxx Elective Course 3 0 3 4
BBA 104 Introduction to Business 3 0 3 4
TOTAL 15 0 15 18 TOTAL 15 0 15 5
7. Semester 8. Semester
Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS Course Code Course Name L T C ECTS
INTR 401 International Law 3 0 3 4 INTR 408 International Environmental Politics 3 0 3 4
INTR 403 International Politics of North Cyprus 3 0 3 4 INTR 410 Conflicts, Peace and Security 3 0 3 4
INTR 405 Contemporary Human Rights 3 0 3 4 INTR xxx Elective Course 3 0 3 3
INTR xxx Elective Course 3 0 3 4 INTR xxx Elective Course 3 0 3 3
INTR xxx Elective Course 3 0 3 3 INTR xxx Elective Course 3 0 3 3
TOTAL 15 0 15 19 TOTAL 15 0 15 17

L – stands for Lecture Hour (hours/week)
T – stands for Lab/Tutorial (hours/week)
C – stands for Credit

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS PROGRAM

INTR101 Introduction to International Relations
This course introduces students to the structures and processes of international politics and surveys the major global issues of our time – nations, categories, and principles of international relations. The course focuses on the functions of the modern nation-state system and the patterns of conflict and co-operation in contemporary international relations. The purpose of the course is to provide students with a basic understanding of how the international political system works and help them develop their own perspective on global issues.

HIS101 History of Turkish Republic
A general survey of Turkish history from about the mid-19th century until World War II with a particular focus on the early Republican era. A comparative and analytical account of Westernization and Ottoman reform attempts, the struggle for constitution, the economic and social transformations, diplomacy and foreign policy, World War I, the rise of Turkish nationalism, the National Struggle, Kemalist social, economic and cultural reforms in the 1920s and 1930s with special emphasis on the Kemalist principles.

MAT103 Mathematics for Social Science
This course is designed to review and improve certain mathematical concepts needed by the student to follow a subsequent course in Mathematics. First degree-equations in one variable. Second degree-equations in one variable. Inequalities and their solutions. Absolute value relationship. Rectangular coordinate system. Linear equations; Graphical characteristics, slope-intercept form, determination of the equation of a straight line. Systems of linear equations; two-variable systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination method, n-variable systems, selected applications of systems of linear equations. Functions; types of functions, graphical representation of functions. Linear functions and applications; Linear cost, revenue, profit, demand and supply functions. Break-even models.

INTR103 Introduction to Political Science
This course provides the introductory conceptual framework for the study of politics. Definition of the basic concepts of authority, power, sovereignty, legitimacy, and ideology will be followed by the examination of major political ideologies; classical liberalism, conservatism, Marxism and fascism. This course also studies political regimes and systems, pressure groups, political parties, elections and voting behavior.

TURK101 Turkish I
The course will cover the following: the importance of language as a social institution in the life of a nation; relations between culture and language; the Turkish languages and their geographical distribution; history of the Turkish language; phonology of the Turkish language; rules of punctuation. The rule of inflection (declension and conjugation) and derivation in the Turkish language. General rules of composition; various forms of written expression.

TURK102 Turkish II
The course will cover the following: the importance of language as a social institution in the life of a nation; relations between culture and language; the Turkish languages and their geographical distribution; history of the Turkish language; phonology of the Turkish language; rules of punctuation. The rule of inflection (declension and conjugation) and derivation in the Turkish language. General rules of composition; various forms of written expression.

ECO101 Microeconomics
Topics in the course include; Basic Concepts of Economics, Consumer Theory: Budget Constraint, Preferences, Utility/ Choice; Demand and Changes in Demand, Consumer’s Surplus, Individual and Market Demand, Intertemporal Choice, Uncertainty and Information, Theory of the Firm: Technology, Producer’s Problem: Profit Maximization- Cost Minimization, Cost Curves, Firm Supply, Industry Supply, Imperfect Competition: Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, Oligopoly, Factor Pricing and Distribution.

CMS101 Introduction to Computers I
This course introduces the World of Computers, History of Computing, What Is a Computer System, How Does A Computer System Process and Communicate Data, Information Processing, Hardware and Software, Program Coding and Programming Languages, Word Processing and Desk-Top Publishing.

BA104 Introduction to Business I
The main objective of the course will be to explore the dynamic environment of the business organizations. In addition, we will have some other objectives including; explaining basic business and management concepts, to help students understand business systems and management functions, to discuss contemporary management practices and solution for today’s complex and competitive business world. To encourage students to look at issues from the perspective of business owners.

ENG103 Academic Reading and Writing I
The focus of this course is to deliver the following elements: Tenses, Advanced Level, Gerund, Infinitive and Participle Constructions, Mass and Unit, Adjectives and Adverbs, Relative and Other Clauses, Modal Verbs and Concepts, Passive Constructions, Reported Speech, Conditional Constructions, Variations of Conditional Constructions.

ECO102 Microeconomics
Topics in the course include; National Income Accounting, Determination of National Income, Aggregate Demand and The Multiplier, Money and Modern Banking, Central Banking and the Monetary System, Monetary and Fiscal Policy in a Closed Economy, Unemployment, Inflation, Open Economy Macroeconomics, International Monetary System and International Finance, Monetary and Fiscal Policy in an Open Economy, Problems of Developing Economics.

CMS102 Introduction to Computer Science II
It introduces the students to various ways in which IT and information systems are used in businesses at varying levels of management. Topics covered include decision support systems, expert systems, electronic commerce, corporate information systems, and enterprise resource planning systems. Excel and Access are also covered at introductory level.

ENG104 Academic Reading and Writing II
This course provides expertise on the following areas: Advanced Practices to Develop Reading, Listening, Writing and Oral Presentation Skills. Students also exhibit developed skills via providing feedbacks, portfolio documents in relation to comparative writing.

SOC105 Sociology
The book is designed and written to provide a basic understanding of the science, theory, and research methods of the profession. Sociology began with a Frenchman named Auguste Comte (1798-1857) who saw that it could be very useful in solving modern social problems that were already emerging in Europe and other parts of the world in the 1820-40’s. Other sociologists built upon his work and sociology has become a major academic and scientific discipline in its own right. Governments, corporations, religions, families, educators, and individuals have come to depend upon the same expertise you will discover in this textbook.Finally, this textbook is an excellent case study of the sociological analysis of the United States.

INTR105 World History
The course examines the rise and fall of great powers as political, military and economic entities, with reference to economic and political relations of large states like the Ottoman Empire, France, Great Britain, Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Prussia as well as the two great powers, the United States and Russia, within the framework of European Balance of Power and the traditional isolationist foreign policy of the U.S. in the last century. The course includes an analysis of the World War I.

LAW205 Introduction to Law
This course, we will study the law of contracts, of torts, and certain aspects of company law. Case study method will be utilized, and emphasis will be placed on learning the legal principles and their concrete applications in business settings.Textbooks:Contemporary Business and Online Commerce Law, Henry R. Cheeseman, Sixth Edition. Pearson, 2009.

BA206 International Commerce
Global economy geography, Trade theories, Risks in the international supply chains and the effect of foreign trade legislation, Incentives and international regulations on international trade applications, ICC 600, ICC 522, 525 of the ICC brochures, Import and Export Regulations, The concept of international trade, Alternative market entry strategies, Export, Licensing, Joint ventures and franchising, The basic concepts in foreign trade, Delivery forms, Payment forms, Inspection procedures and documentation, Internal and external processing, Standardization,, Exchange regulations,/ Banking, Eximbank applications, Export credits, Quotas, Subsidies reduction and used documents.

INTR201 Political History of Europe I
A History of Europe Since World War II examines the transition of Europe from a period of crisis to an era of political confidence and economic strength. As the title suggests, the pervasive theme of the book is that of rebirth. The most recent decades are set in the context of modern European history as a whole. The authors trace the disillusionment and uncertainty that overcame Europe at the turn of the twentieth century and that culminated in the devastation of the Second World War. In their analysis of the political and economic causes of the renaissance that has followed the demise of the Cold War, the authors highlight the themes of national integration and economic modernization.

INTR202 Political History of Europe II
A History of Europe Since World War II examines the transition of Europe from a period of crisis to an era of political confidence and economic strength. As the title suggests, the pervasive theme of the book is that of rebirth. The most recent decades are set in the context of modern European history as a whole. The authors trace the disillusionment and uncertainty that overcame Europe at the turn of the twentieth century and that culminated in the devastation of the Second World War. In their analysis of the political and economic causes of the renaissance that has followed the demise of the Cold War, the authors highlight the themes of national integration and economic modernization. The chapters are uniquely organized to present both international and domestic developments in Europe as coherent wholes as well as the importance of their interaction.

STA201 Statistics I
The authors show students how to recognize and understand each business question, use statistical tools to do the analysis, and how to communicate their results clearly and concisely. In addition to providing cases and real data to demonstrate real business situations, this text provides resources to support understanding and engagement. A successful problem-solving framework in the 4-M Examples (Motivation, Method, Mechanics, Message) model a clear outline for solving problems.Textbooks: R. Stine, D. Foster, Statistics for Business: Decision Making and Analysis (2nd Edition) 2nd Edition.

STA202 Statistics II
The authors show students how to recognize and understand each business question, use statistical tools to do the analysis, and how to communicate their results clearly and concisely. In addition to providing cases and real data to demonstrate real business situations, this text provides resources to support understanding and engagement. A successful problem-solving framework in the 4-M Examples (Motivation, Method, Mechanics, Message) model a clear outline for solving problems.

INTR203 International Relations Theory
This unique survey/reader not only looks at classic international relations theory but takes into account changes in the world and important developments in the field. Highly regarded for its lucid and comprehensive coverage, International Relations Theory explains the role of theory in studying world politics and invites readers to critically engage the field’s many controversies.

INTR205 Politics and Society
This cutting-edge examination of the domestic politics of the Middle East―now thoroughly revised to reflect the events of the Arab Spring―has quickly proven itself ideal for classroom use. The book has been designed to give students tools that will help them to analyze politics in the region not only during the present unsettled period, but also as events unfold. Offering insightful analysis and a wealth of accessible information, it encourages comparative, critical thinking by students at all levels.

INTR208 Comparative Politics
Debuting in its first edition and driven by a question-based approach, Comparative Politics shows readers how to do real comparative analysis while introducing them to political institutions, identities, and interests. This thematic survey uniquely balances the how–analytical knowledge–and the what–descriptive knowledge–to help readers make their own political arguments and to thus be more critically informed and engaged political participants.

INTR301 Middle East Politics
The third edition of this dynamic book has been fully revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to contemporary politics in the Middle East. This is a perfect introduction for undergraduates, covering key political, economic and social debates and providing updates and guidance for further reading.

INTR303 International Political Economy
International Political Economy holistically and accessible introduces the field of IPE to students with limited background in political theory, history, and economics. This text surveys major interests and institutions and examines how state and non-state actors pursue wealth and power. Emphasizing fundamental economic concepts as well as the interplay between domestic and international politics, International Political Economy not only explains how the global economy works; it also encourages students to think critically about how economic policy is made in the context of globalization.

INTR305 Foreign Policy Analysis
This book’s conceptual introduction to foreign policy analysis focuses on decision makers and decision making. Each chapter is organized around puzzles and questions to which undergraduate students can easily relate. The book emphasizes the importance of individuals in foreign policy decision making, while also placing decision makers within the context that shapes their perceptions and actions.

INTR308 International Financial Insitutions and Politics
Prepare for success in international finance with this best-selling book’s effective presentation of in-depth theory and practical applications. It builds on the fundamental principles of corporate finance to provide the timely information and contemporary insights needed to prosper in today’s global business environment. This book discusses a wide range of managerial topics using a strong corporate perspective and highlights financial reform and its impact on the international finance today. An emphasis on the most recent financial industry trends further prepares readers to understand and effectively manage within the dynamic field of international finance.

INTR310 Politics of Developments
For over thirty years Latin American Politics and Development has kept instructors and students abreast of current affairs in Latin America. Now in its eighth edition, this definitive text has been updated throughout and features contributions from experts in the field, including twenty entirely new chapters on Central America, the Caribbean, and South America. New material addresses Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chávez, Mexico and the continuing drug war, Cuba as Raúl Castro changes the revolution of his brother Fidel, and important changes with new presidents in Colombia, Uruguay, and Chile. In addition to detailed country-by-country chapters, Latin American Politics and Development provides a comprehensive regional overview.

INTR306 Turkish Foreign Policy
Turkish Foreign Policy 1774-2000 offers a comprehensive and analytical survey of Turkish foreign policy since the last quarter of the eighteenth century, when the Turks’ relations with the rest of the world entered their most critical phase.
In recent years Turkey’s international role has changed and expanded dramatically, and the new edition revisits the chapters and topics covered in light of these changes. Drawing on newly available information and ideas, the author carefully alters the earlier historical narrative while preserving the clarity and accessibility of the original. Combining the long historical perspective with a detailed survey and analysis of the most recent developments, this book fills a clear gap in the literature on Turkey’s modern history.

INTR401 International Law
International Law confirms the text’s status as the definitive book on the subject. Combining both his expertise as academic and practitioner, Malcolm Shaw’s survey of the subject motivates and challenges both student and professional. By offering an unbeatable combination of clarity of expression and academic rigour, he ensures both understanding and critical analysis in an engaging and authoritative style. The text has been updated throughout to reflect recent case law and treaty developments. It retains the detailed references which encourage and assist further reading and study.

INTR403 International Politics of North Cyprus
The island of Cyprus has been bitterly divided for more than four decades. One of the most divisive elements of the Cyprus conflict is the writing of its history, a history called on by both communities to justify and explain their own notions of justice. While for Greek Cypriots the history of Cyprus begins with ancient Greece and Hellenistic culture, for the Turkish Cypriot community the history of the island begins with the Ottoman invasion of 1571. The singular narratives both sides often employ to tell the story of the island are, as this volume argues, a means of continuing the battle which has torn the island apart, and an obstacle to resolution.

INTR405 Contemporary Human Rights
During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it grapples with the war against terror and subsequent abuses of government power. In The International Human Rights Movement, Aryeh Neier–a leading figure and a founder of the contemporary movement–offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of this global force, from its beginnings in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to its essential place in world affairs today.

INTR408 International Environmental Politics
Comprehensive text for the environmental politics and policy course that offers balanced assessment of current environmental issues. The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as air and water; toxic and hazardous substances; energy–both fossil fuel and nuclear’ public lands; and a global policy making chapter focused on climate change and trans boundary politics.

INTR410 Conflicts, Peace and Security
This textbook draws on academic theory, field research and policy developments to provide an overview of the connections between security and development, before, during and after conflict. Academics and policy makers increasingly argued that security and development are closely related and therefore cannot be achieved independently of each other. This book uniquely combines academic teaching and approaches with practical policy experience in three keys ways: uses the best of recent academic theory, field research and policy to provides an overview of the connections between security and development, explores the implications of these connections for the theory and practice of development, investigates the challenges that arise for post-conflict reconstruction when we recognize that security and development are mutually contingent.