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Code IR 394
Term 201002
Title World Politics
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject International Relations(IR)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Ayse Betul Celik,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
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(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101

This course identifies the external processes that affect states in a multi-disciplinary approach. The students will exposed to the recent developments in international politics through a theoretical lens acquired in IR theory courses. One aspect of the course is to furnish students with the capacity to link internal/domestic developments to external events. The issues where they will be able to develop the linkage will be foreign policy making and the impact of domestic politics on foreign policy making. In that aspect, the course is mostly geared towards the liberal institutionalist school of IR. The course will focus on the impact of the international crisis on domestic structures, the concept of change and turbulence in international politics, the role of culture and identity in world politics.


The course will focus on the impact of international crisis on domestic structures, the concept of change and turbulence in international politics, the role of culture and identity in world politics.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Develop a knowledge and understanding of key issues in the international arena.
2. Explore trends in debates about how the 'new international agenda' relates to the interests of key actors, and about perceptions of key issues and problems.
3. Apply knowledge and analysis of international relations in both a verbal and written context.
4. Demonstrate improvement in written communication skills

Programme Outcomes
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 4
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5
Recommended or Required Reading

W. Raymond Duncan, Barbara Jancar-Webster, Bob Switky (eds.). World Politics in the21st Century. Longman, 2003.

There is also a compilation of articles.