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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (BAIS)

  Diploma Area Advisor: Meltem Mftler Ba, Kerim Can Kavakl

The International Studies BA program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the complex economic, cultural and political transformations that are taking place at the global level. The program offers a strong background in economics and international political economy in the context of globalization and develops an awareness of world societies, business relations, cultures, global institutions and politics. Students are thus formed to successfully operate in global political and economic environments, on the other hand, to equip themselves with the necessary background for graduate studies in fields ranging from international relations and management to economics.

Students planning to declare international studies as their major should choose their courses in their sophomore year by taking into account the economics requirements of the program. The program also strongly encourages students to have some familiarity with another foreign language.

SUMMARY OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
University Courses 75 44 -
Required Courses 40 18 7
Core Electives I (Economics and Quantitative Methods) 12 6 -
Core Electives II (International Relations) 18 9 -
Core Electives III (International Management) 6 3 -
Area Electives 36 18 -
Free Electives 53 27 -
Faculty Courses - - 5
Total - 127 -

 

University Courses

From the University Courses listed below, 17 courses and 44 SU credits and 75 ECTS credits must be completed.

- All freshman courses (1XX coded courses, including PROJ 201) and SPS 303 are required.

- Only two of the HUM coded courses listed below are required.

(Please visit Foundations Development Directorate web site (fdd.sabanciuniv.edu) for general information about University Courses.)


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     IF 100 Computational Approaches to Problem Solving 5 3 FENS
     MATH 101 Calculus I 6 3 FENS
     CIP 101N Civic Involvement Projects I-N 1 0 FASS
     NS 101 Science of Nature I 6 4 FENS
     SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 6 3 FASS
     TLL 101 Turkish Language and Literature I 3 2 SL
     AL 102 Academic Literacies 5 3 SL
     MATH 102 Calculus II 6 3 FENS
     NS 102 Science of Nature II 6 4 FENS
     SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 6 3 FASS
     TLL 102 Turkish Language and Literature II 3 2 SL
     HIST 191 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 3 2 FASS
     HIST 192 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution II 3 2 FASS
     HUM 201 Major Works of Literature - Myths and Archetypes 5 3 FASS
     PROJ 201 Undergraduate Project Course 1 1 FENS
     HUM 202 Major Works of Western Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 203 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 5 3 FASS
     HUM 204 Major Works of Classical Music 5 3 FASS
     HUM 205 Major Works of the Cinema 5 3 FASS
     HUM 206 Major Works of Drama 5 3 FASS
     HUM 211 Major Works of 20th Century Literature 5 3 FASS
     HUM 212 Major Works of Modern Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 214 Major Works of the Opera 5 3 FASS
     HUM 221 Major Works of the Novel 5 3 FASS
     HUM 222 Major Works of Architecture 5 3 FASS
     HUM 224 Major Works of 20th Century Music 5 3 FASS
     HUM 231 Major Works of Poetry 5 3 FASS
     HUM 232 Major Works of Asian Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 241 Major Works of Short Fiction 5 3 FASS
     HUM 261 Major Works of World Literature 5 3 FASS
     SPS 303 Law and Ethics 5 3 FASS
 

Required Courses

All courses below


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
 * 
ECON 202 Macroeconomics 6 3 FASS
 * 
ECON 204 Microeconomics 6 3 FASS
 * 
IR 201 International Relations Theory 6 3 FASS
     IR 301 Globalization and International Relations 6 3 FASS
     IR 391 International Political Economy 6 3 FASS
     PROJ 300 Project and Internship 3 0 FASS
     SPS 311 Research Methods 7 3 FASS
 

Core Electives I (Economics and Quantitative Methods)

At least 2 courses from the pool below. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Area Elective Course requirements.


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
 * 
ECON 201 Games and Strategies 6 3 FASS
     ECON 340 International Economics 6 3 FASS
     ECON 345 International Finance 6 3 FASS
 * 
MATH 203 Introduction to Probability 6 3 FENS
 

Core Electives II (International Relations)

At least 3 courses from the pool below. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Area Elective Course requirements.


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
 * 
HIST 205 History of the Twentieth Century 6 3 FASS
 * 
HIST 349 Diplomatic History of the Modern Era II (1945-2004) 6 3 FASS
     IR 392 Foreign Policy Analysis 6 3 FASS
     IR 400 International Conflict and Peace 6 3 FASS
     IR 403 Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era 6 3 FASS
     IR 410 International Security 6 3 FASS
     IR 493 International Negotiation 6 3 FASS
 

Core Electives III (International Management)

At least 1 course from the pool below. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Area Elective Course requirements.


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     LAW 403 Internartional Business Law 6 3 FASS
     MGMT 403 International Business 6 3 SOM
     MKTG 403 International Marketing 6 3 SOM
 

Area Electives

Minimum 6 courses from the list below and all IR coded courses are automatically counted as area elective. Maximum 3 courses from the graduate courses could be taken and counted towards the degree requirements, if the student is at his/her senior year and upon the advisor's and the course instructor's approvals.

The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Free Elective Course requirements.

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Free Electives

27 SU credits and 53 ECTS credits, excluding "University Courses" must be completed. At most 2 of the Begining / Basic level language courses can be used to fulfill the requirements for this area.

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Faculty Courses

  • At least 5 courses should be completed from FENS, FASS and SOM Faculty Courses,
  • At least three of these courses must be from the pool of FASS Faculty Courses,
  • These five courses must be distributed over at least three areas: the FENS and SOM pool of faculty courses counting as seventh and eighth in addition to the six FASS areas.
  • These courses may have been taken while fulfilling the other degree requirements for the program.
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    * Faculty Courses

    **Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

    ***Graduate courses are not listed in undergraduate area requirements even if they are among them.

    ****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.