World Politics (IR 394)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
International Relations(IR)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ayşe Betül Çelik bcelik@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
SPS102 SPS101
Interactive lecture
Interactive,Case Study
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CONTENT

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.

OBJECTIVE

? to develop a knowledge and understanding of key issues in the international arena.
? to 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.
? to enhance students? capabilities to apply their knowledge and analysis of international
relations in both a verbal and written context

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

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 25
Assignment 10
Participation 10
Presentation 20

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

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

There is also a compilation of articles.