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POLITICAL SCIENCE (PREVIOUS NAME: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES) UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (BASPS)

  Diploma Area Advisor: zge Kemahlolu,Aye Betl elik,Nedim Nomer

The Political Science degree program aims to provide students with a scientific understanding of social phenomena that would enable them to uncover the roots of common perceptions and practices, challenge them when necessary, and come up with policy proposals when possible. Such an ambitious goal necessitates the students to be equipped with a knowledge of political theory and history, as well as of political economy and methodological tools in social sciences. In addition to the required and core courses which will provide such basic information and analytical perspectives, the students can choose either to concentrate in one of the areas governance or political thought, or can design their coursework in such a way to combine these areas with courses from other social science disciplines in order to get a broad training.

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 12 6 -
Core Electives II 12 6 -
Core Electives III 12 6 -
Core Electives IV 6 3 -
Area Electives 30 15 -
Free Electives 53 27 -
Faculty Courses - - 5
Total 240 125 -

 

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
 * 
IR 201 International Relations Theory 6 3 FASS
 * 
POLS 250 Comparative Politics 6 3 FASS
 * 
POLS 301 Political Philosophy 6 3 FASS
     POLS 352 Turkish Politics 6 3 FASS
     PROJ 300 Project and Internship 3 0 FASS
     SPS 311 Research Methods 7 3 FASS
 

Core Electives I

Min. 2 courses from 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 349 Diplomatic History of the Modern Era II (1945-2004) 6 3 FASS
     IR 342 Turkish Foreign Policy 6 3 FASS
     IR 389 Human Rights in World Affairs 6 3 FASS
     IR 391 International Political Economy 6 3 FASS
     IR 392 Foreign Policy Analysis 6 3 FASS
 

Core Electives II

Min. 2 courses from 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 204 Microeconomics 6 3 FASS
     ECON 320 Public Economics 6 3 FASS
     IR 403 Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era 6 3 FASS
     POLS 307 Politics of Development 6 3 FASS
     POLS 431 Governance, Politics and Public Policy 6 3 FASS
 

Core Electives III

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


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     PHIL 301 Philosophy of Social Sciences 6 3 FASS
     POLS 455 Democratic Theory 6 3 FASS
     POLS 473 Contemporary Political Ideologies 6 3 FASS
 * 
SOC 201 Social Theory 6 3 FASS
 * 
SOC 301 Political Sociology 6 3 FASS
 

Core Electives IV

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


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
 * 
MATH 203 Introduction to Probability 6 3 FENS
     POLS 401 Survey Research Methods 6 3 FASS
     POLS 434 Formal Modelling and Political Analysis I 6 3 FASS
 

Area Electives

Minimum 5 courses from HIST - IR - LAW - POLS - SOC - SPS coded undergraduate courses are counted as area electives. 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

9 courses offered by the university (excluding "University Courses"). 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 the pool of FASS Faculty Courses,
  • These five courses must be distributed over at least three out of eight areas: the FENS and SOM pool of faculty courses counting as seventh and eighth area in addition to the six FASS areas (CULT, ECON, HART, PSYCH, SPS/POLS/IR, VA)
  • 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.