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Code IR 392
Term 201702
Title Foreign Policy Analysis
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) Senem Ayd?n Duzgit,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Seminar
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Discussion based learning,Task based learning,Simulation,Case Study

This course concentrates on the making and the implementation of foreign policy in theory and practice: foreign and security policy-making; case studies.


The course objective is to give students an understanding of how foreign polciy is made and implemented by state actors. The course analyzes the making and implementation of foreign policy at three different levels of analysis: the systems level, state and society level, and the decision-making level. The course also covers how non-state actors such as NGOs, transnational advocacy groups and public opinion influence foreign policies.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to
1. Identify the key actors in major foreign policy interactions around the globe.
2. Outline how interests and institutions may interact among foreign policy actors.
3. Predict how changes in the domestic arena reflects on foreign policy choices a state makes.
4. Assess the relative merits of different foreign policy options in varying international settings.
5. Criticize foreign policy news with regard to how such news are substantiated with evidence.

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. 4
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 in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 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
Political Science Program Outcomes Core Electives I
1 Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas and structures. 4
2 Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge. 5
International Studies Program Outcomes Core Electives II (International Relations)
1 Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives. 5
2 Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs. 5
3 Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions. 5
4 Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills. 5
Recommended or Required Reading

The course has a collection of articles.