Courses

ACWR 101 / BASIC ACADEMIC WRITING

Conventions of academic writing, content, organization, and style. Appropriate standards for acknowledging and citing scholarly sources. Skills are reinforced through different course themes which encourage critical reading, analysis, and the acquisition of informed opinion.
Credits: 3

ACWR 102 / ADVANCED ACADEMIC WRITING

Building on basic academic writing skills. Advanced reading and writing tasks, critical analysis, accurate summary, paraphrase, and appropriate methods of citation. The major course component is a scholarly research paper. Prerequisite: ACWR. 101
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ACWR. 101

ACWR 103 / ACADEMIC WRITING FOR BUSINESS

Building on skills developed in ACWR 101, ACWR 103 presents more advanced reading and writing tasks while introducing students to the types of writing, research, and analysis used in Business. Prerequisite: ACWR. 101
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ACWR. 101

ACWR 104 / ACADEMIC WRITING FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

Building on skills developed in ACWR 101, ACWR 104 presents more advanced reading and writing tasks while introducing students to the types of writing, research, and analysis used in the Social Sciences. Prerequisite: ACWR. 101
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ACWR. 101

ACWR 105 / ACADEMIC WRITING FOR THE HUMANITIES

Building on skills developed in ACWR 101, ACWR 105 presents more advanced reading and writing tasks while introducing students to the types of writing, research, and analysis used in the Humanities. Prerequisite: ACWR. 101
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ACWR. 101

ACWR 106 / ACADEMIC WRITING FOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Building on skills developed in ACWR 101, ACWR 106 presents more advanced reading and writing tasks while introducing students to the types of writing, research, and analysis used in scientific disciplines. Prerequisite: ACWR. 101
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ACWR. 101

ACWR 107 / LEGAL WRITING

Building on skills developed in ACWR 101, ACWR 107 presents more advanced reading and writing tasks while introducing students to the types of writing, research, and analysis used by practicing lawyers and researchers. Prerequisite: ACWR. 101
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ACWR. 101

INTL 501 / RESEARCH METHODS

Introduction to the fundamental research methods in social science, covering issues and methods shared by all of the social sciences and by many of the natural sciences. Particular emphasis on contemporary work in the fields of international relations and political science, elaborating on both quantitative and qualitative methods and highlighting the steps in identifying a problem worthy of study and developing testable hypotheses, designing a research strategy, gathering data, analyzing data, and interpreting the results.
Credits: 3

INTL 503 / GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY

Historical and analytical analysis of globalization processes and their impacts on world politics, with special focus on the questions of the changing nature of the nation state, sustainable economic development and democratic global governance. Presentation of an inter-disciplinary framework for an in-depth analysis of change in international relations, while paying attention to the debate on globalization that is taking place in the fields of international relations, sociology, economics and management.
Credits: 3

INTL 504 / COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Examination of current issues of importance for the field of comparative politics such as: the expansion and problems of democracy as a political system, democratic consolidation, politics of economic restructuring, governance in an era of economic globalization, and nationalism and inter-cultural conflict. Review of the scope and methods of the field, and of alternate theoretical approaches such as historical sociology, rational choice, political culture and institutionalism.
Credits: 3

INTL 506 / CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN TURKISH POLITICS

Current significant issues in the transition to and the consolidation of democracy in Turkey. Issues to be covered will be determined each semester the course is offered.
Credits: 3

INTL 508 / TRANSNATIONAL NETWORKS AND POLITICS OF THE GLOBAL

Historical processes and networks of political actors that are central to debates of globalization. Various questions on the changing nature of nation-state, economic development, citizenship, and rights from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Cases on the MENA region as well as other post-colonial contexts, looking to discover the various ways in which these locations have been integral to the shaping of contemporary world politics.
Credits: 3

INTL 509 / TURKEY AND THE GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

An overview of Turkey's political economy in the light of the broader debates in political economy; Turkish development experience in historical and comparative perspective; Turkish neo-liberalism in retrospect; the impact of globalization and regionalization; crises and relations with the IMF and the USA; foreign direct investment and Turkey's external economic relations with special reference to the EU; State-society relations and income distribution issues.
Credits: 3

INTL 510 / TURKISH ECONOMY I

Turkish economy and Turkish economic institutions: Recent history of the economy; the role of the state and other political actors in the economic processes of Turkish society; current policy issues and external economic relations of the Turkish economy.
Credits: 3

INTL 520 / INTERNATIONAL LAW

Historical background, sources and subjects of international public law, current efforts to develop legislation to meet the growing needs of the global community, and the role of international law in affecting the behavior of states and in mitigating conflicts.
Credits: 3

INTL 521 / ISSUES IN TURKISH POLITICS

The development and major dynamics of Turkish Politics with a focus on the major contemporary political questions.
Credits: 3

INTL 525 / TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

Introduction to the theoretical tools for foreign policy analysis and the examination of the major contours, concepts, trends and issues of Turkish foreign policy particularly in the post-Cold War era; comprehensive assessment of the key issues and regions for Turkey and the formulation, conduct and changing priorities of Turkish foreign policy with regards to changes in the global context.
Credits: 3

INTL 531 / INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Examination of contemporary issues in international political economy such as: the relationship between states and markets in the contemporary era of globalization; implications of the growing interdependence of economic and political aspects of international relations; international arrangements designed to manage or regulate interstate activities relating to trade, money, resource use, technology and the physical environment; the roles of non-state actors; development patterns of industrialized and developing countries.
Credits: 3

INTL 532 / POLITICAL ECONOMY OF GLOBALIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Topics to be covered include globalization and the nation state debate; multilateral agreements: from GATT to WTO, new regionalism in comparative perspective; the European model of political economy and its future trajectory; NAFTA and Asia Pacific: evolution and future prospects; neo-liberal reforms and democratization in Latin America and Eastern Europe; dynamics of emerging market crises andB the reform of the IMF; transnational corporations and FDI: positive and normative dimensions; the emerging post-Washington Consensus and the future of North-South relations; trans-nationalism and global governance; issues in the political economy of Turkey.
Credits: 3

INTL 533 / POLITICS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION

Examination of major issues of politics and public policy in the EU and its candidate countries such as: theoretically informed study of EU policy-making over core issue areas, including the single market, social and environmental policies, Common Agricultural Policy, cohesion policies, European Monetary Union, and enlargement.
Credits: 3

INTL 534 / EUROPE IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT

In-depth analysis of the institutions and politics of the European integration and EU enlargement, comparative study of domestic adjustment to the EU in terms of political behavior, policy processes and institutional changes, selected topics related to European integration such as human rights, immigration, foreign policy and security.
Credits: 3

INTL 535 / POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE EU

Examination of major issues of politics and public policy in the EU and its candidate countries such as: theoretically informed study of EU policy-making over core issue areas, such as the single market, Common Agricultural Policy, cohesion policies, and enlargement. Examination of major issues of politics and public policy in the EU and its candidate countries such as: theoretically informed study of EU policy-making over core issue areas, such as the single market, Common Agricultural Policy, cohesion policies, and enlargement.
Credits: 3

INTL 536 / POLITICAL ECONOMY OF INSTITUTIONS, VALUES, AND DEVELOPMENT

Reviews contemporary perspectives on the political economy of development with particular emphasis on institutions and values. Examines social, economic and psychological sources of institutions and values, along with an investigation of how values and institutions support or impede development by shaping incentives, organizational structures, and actors` identities. Surveys theories of institutional change and explores how improvements in institutional design can help to solve problems such as international conflict and economic inequalities, corruption, and political instability.
Credits: 3

INTL 541 / POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The establishment and development of Middle Eastern political systems; actors including social and political forces which shape their political processes, and their foreign policies
Credits: 3

INTL 542 / POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE MEDITERRANEAN BASIN

The establishment and development of the political systems in the Mediterranean Basin; actors including social and political forces which shape their political processes, and their foreign policies
Credits: 3

INTL 543 / AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

Development of public and private law in America; the role of the executive, judicial and legislative branches of the US government; important Supreme court decisions which have shaped the laws and history of the United States; environmental law.
Credits: 3

INTL 545 / US-TURKISH RELATIONS

The history of foreign relations between the United States and Turkey, with a particular emphasis on the Cold War era to the present.
Credits: 3

INTL 546 / HUMAN RIGHTS AND EUROPE INTEGRATION

Theoretical, historical and practical developments in the formation of international human rights. Impact of global actors and institutions on human rights with emphasis on the European Union and its institutions in promoting human rights at global level. Human rights policies in the EU. EU responses to human rights violations in the world. Models and policy choices in preventing human rights violations especially in multicultural contexts.
Credits: 3

INTL 550 / SELECTED TOPICS IN WORLD POLITICS

Thorough examination of selected topics, focusing on a number of key issues and/or regions shaping world politics.
Credits: 3

INTL 551 / SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Topics will be announced when offered.
Credits: 3

INTL 555 / GLOBAL CONNECTIONS, LOCAL ENCOUNTERS: CONTEMPORARY POLITICS OF EXPERTISE

Global forces in their local encounters, connections, and frictions from the perspective of networks of actors. Critical assessesments of the political nature of discourses of truth, expertise, inevitability, and technicality in markets, capitalism, development, and ethics.
Credits: 3

INTL 560 / HISTORY OF IDEOLOGIES: NATIONALISM, SOCIALISM AND FASCISM

Deals with ideologies such as Marxism, Fascism, Liberalism and Social Democracy. This course also compares nationalism in European and non- European countries.
Credits: 3

INTL 562 / RELIGION, POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

The rising social, political and economic importance of religion and religious values in countries? domestic politics and international relations. Reviews various models of secularism, modernization, and democracy in Turkey and the world.
Credits: 3

INTL 563 / NATIONALISM AND ETHNICITY

Reviews the major theories and models of nationalism and ethnicity and their implications for current problems.
Credits: 3

INTL 564 / POLITICS OF POPULATION AND ETHNICITY

Reviews current research and theories on the interactions between population and ethnicity.
Credits: 3

INTL 565 / THE EVERYDAY STATE AND SOCIETY: A REGIONAL APPROACH

Contemporary studies of state and society in the Middle East and Southeast Asia with a focus on Turkey. Postcolonial, developmental, and neoliberal state-society relations, contextualizing them in case studies about development, social change, gender, and citizenship.
Credits: 3

INTL 570 / INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT AND SECURITY

Theories of conflict and aspects of international security, including alliances, international organizations, ethnic and national conflict, and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Credits: 3

INTL 571 / CIVIL CONFLICT

Theories of conflict and aspects of civil conflict processes, including power relations, political economy, ethnicity and terrorism.
Credits: 3

INTL 575 / POLITICS OF ETHNICITY AND NATIONALISM

This is an undergraduate and graduate seminar investigating the definitions of and relationship between ethnicity and nationhood. Competing definitions of ethnicity and rival explanations for the emergence of nationalism are critically engaged. While covering the classical works in the field of ethnicity and nationalism studies, the course readings incorporate the most recent, cutting-edge works in the field as well.
Credits: 3

INTL 585 / INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS

Theories and applications of negotiation strategies and stages of negotiation along with special focus on power, culture, conflict, multiple actors and mediation are covered in negotiations involving international organizations, governments, business, civil society, and individuals.
Credits: 3

INTL 590 / PRE-THESIS SEMINAR

Prepares students for a successful start on their theses, helping them to choose their thesis topics and supervisor, and to formulate their question and methodology, through faculty guidance, and faculty and fellow-student feedback.
Credits: 0

INTL 594 / PROJECT

An Extended Research Project under the supervision of an advisor.
Credits: 0

INTL 595 / MA THESIS

Research thesis work under the supervision of an advisor.
Credits: 0

INTL 600 / POLITICAL THEORY

Examines the major questions and theories in classical and contemporary political theory.
Credits: 3

INTL 601 / QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Comprehensive coverage of various quantitative methods used in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Modeling techniques with an emphasis on the application of the following methods in the analysis of large-N datasets including panel, survey, cross-sectional and duration data by learning and using an appropriate statistical software program: linear regression analysis, diagnostics and revised models, such as generalized linear model fixing for nonlinearity and heteroskedasticity, limited and categorical dependent variable models including logit, probit,ordinal and mutinomial logit, count dependent variable models and poisson and negative binomial methods, event-history modeling, such as duration and hazard analysis, and selection models.
Credits: 3

INTL 602 / COMPARATIVE POLITICS

Examines the major theories and questions in the field of comparative politics with particular emphasis on reviewing and applying the comparative method.
Credits: 3

INTL 603 / INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Examines the core theories and questions in the field of international relations with particular emphasis on divergent methodological approaches and their assumptions.
Credits: 3

INTL 604 / QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

Comprehensive introduction to qualitative research methods used in social sciences. Selection of methods and techniques to be covered are: case studies for theory development and testing, including small-N, within-case comparative and single case studies, crucial case studies, most similar and most different cases studies, most likely and least likely case study design, the method of process tracing; inference of causal mechanisms; the logic of knowledge accumulation in comparative historical research; causal and descriptive inference; conceptualization; selection bias and concept stretching; time dimension of political processes, periodization, preferences, and inter-temporal analysis; relationship between ontology and methodology; necessary and sufficient concept structure; natural experiments and matching techniques; typologies and typological theorizing; counterfactual analysis; congruence method; fuzzy sets; content analysis; discourse analysis; interview techniques; ethnography and immersion; thick description; and useful tips and logistics of conducting fieldwork and archival research.
Credits: 3

INTL 695 / PhD THESIS


Credits: 0