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Curriculum of BA Program in Political Science and International Relations

 

I. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 2 2 3 5
HUM 101 The World Through Art and Literature I 2 2 3 5
SPS 103 Comparative Theories and Methods I 2 2 3 4
NS 101 Nature and Science I 2 2 3 5
POLS 101 Political Science 3 0 3 8
GE 100 Introduction to University Life 1 0 1 1
Total 16 28

II. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 2 2 3 5
HUM 102 The World Through Art and Literature II 2 2 3 5
SPS 104 Comparative Theories and Methods II 2 2 3 5
NS 102 Nature and Science II 2 2 3 5
POLS 102 International Relations 3 0 3 7
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 2 2 3 5
Total 18 32

III. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
TLL 101 Modern Turkish Literature I 2 2 3 5
HIST 101 History of Modern Turkey I 2 2 3 5
POLS 250 Classical Political Theory 3 0 3 5
LAW 251 Introduction to Law 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

IV. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
TLL 102 Modern Turkish Literature II 2 2 3 5
HIST 102 History of Modern Turkey II 2 2 3 5
POLS 224 Social Statistics 3 0 3 5
POLS 241 Constitutional Politics & Law 3 0 3 5
POLS 251 Modern Political Theory 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Total 18 30

 V. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
POLS 301 Comparative Politics 3 0 3 6
POLS 307 Research Methods 3 0 3 6
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 32

VI. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
POLS 315 Diplomatic History 3 0 3 7
POLS 346 International Law & Organizations 3 0 3 6
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Skill Course Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 15 28

VII. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
POLS 401 Turkish Politics 3 0 3 6
POLS 430 International Political Economy 3 0 3 6
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 32

VIII. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
POLS 412 Turkish Foreign Policy 3 0 3 8
Arabic / Turkish / Departmental Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 15 28
Final Total 136 240

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Course Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
POLS 311 Theories of International Relations 3 0 3 5
POLS 317 Diplomatic Correspondence 3 0 3 5
POLS 318 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 0 3 5
POLS 319 European Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 323 Cinema and Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 325 Islamic Political Thought 3 0 3 5
POLS 344 Administrative Law 3 0 3 5
POLS 352 Political Ideologies 3 0 3 5
POLS 357 Democratic Theory 3 0 3 5
POLS 365 Energy and Geopolitics 3 0 3 5
POLS 370 Comparative Politics of the Middle East 3 0 3 5
POLS 372 Public Administration in Turkey 3 0 3 5
POLS 373 Conflicts in the Middle East 3 0 3 5
POLS 375 Russian and Central Asian Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 377 The Politics and International Relations of Iran 3 0 3 5
POLS 378 Comparative Politics of  the Balkans 3 0 3 5
POLS 413 Identity and Ethnicity in Turkey 3 0 3 5
POLS 414 International Security 3 0 3 5
POLS 418 War Studies 3 0 3 5
POLS 423 Social Movements 3 0 3 5
POLS 427 Religion and Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 428 Middle East in International System 3 0 3 5
POLS 429 Political Parties and Interest Groups 3 0 3 5
POLS 433 Comparative Political Thought 3 0 3 5
POLS 438 Modern Islamic Political Thought 3 0 3 5
POLS 440 Conflict Analysis and Resolution 3 0 3 5
POLS 443 Ethnic Conflicts & Civil Wars 3 0 3 5
POLS 444 Current Issues in Turkish Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 445 Nationalism and Ethnicity 3 0 3 5
POLS 446 Terrorism and Political Violence 3 0 3 5
POLS 447 Political Parties and Interest Groups in Turkey 3 0 3 5
POLS 451 Quantitative Analysis in Social & Political Sciences 3 0 3 5
POLS 452 Qualitative Analysis in Social & Political Sciences 3 0 3 5
POLS 456 Policy Analysis 3 0 3 5
POLS 463 Grand Strategy and Geopolitics 3 0 3 5
POLS 464 Media and Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 468 Comparative International Systems 3 0 3 5
POLS 473 African Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 476 American Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 477 American Foreign Policy 3 0 3 5
POLS 478 Politics in East Asia 3 0 3 5
POLS 479 Ottoman Political Thought 3 0 3 5
POLS 481 Regionalism 3 0 3 5
POLS 490 Special Topics in International Relations 3 0 3 5
POLS 495 Internship in Political Science and International Relations 0 5 0 5
POLS 496 Seminar in Turkish Politics 3 0 3 5
POLS 497 Seminar in Political Theory 3 0 3 5
POLS 499 Special Topics in Political Science 3 0 3 5

SKILL COURSES

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
ECON 301 Econometrics I 3 2 4 5
ECON 302 Econometrics II 3 2 4 5
HUK 320 İslam Hukuk Metodoojisi 3 0 3 5
POLS 317 Diplomatic Correspondence 3 0 3 5
POLS 318 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 0 3 5
POLS 451 Quantitative Analysis in Social & Political Sciences I 3 0 3 5
POLS 452 Qualitative Analysis in Social & Political Sciences II 3 0 3 5
POLS 456 Policy Analysis 3 0 3 5
POLS 495 Internship in Political Science and International Relations 0 5 0 5
PSY 201 Research Methods in Psychology 3 0 3 5
PSY 301 Statistical Methods in Psychology I 3 0 3 5
PSY 302 Statistical Methods in Psychology II 3 0 3 5
SOC 204 Qualitative Research Methods 3 0 3 5
STAT 201 Statistics I 2 2 3 5
STAT 202 Statistics II 2 2 3 5

LANGUAGE COURSES

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
ARA 301 Basic Arabic I 1 4 3 5 *
ARA 302 Basic Arabic II 1 4 3 5 *
ARA 303 Intermediate Arabic I 1 4 3 5 *
ARA 304 Intermediate Arabic II 1 4 3 5 *
ARA 305 Advanced Arabic I 1 4 3 5 *
ARA 306 Advanced Arabic II 1 4 3 5 *
ARA 307 Intensive Basic Arabic 2 8 6 10 *
ARA 308 Intensive Intermediate Arabic 2 8 6 10 *
FRE 301 Basic French I 1 4 3 5 *
FRE 302 Basic French II 1 4 3 5 *
FRE 303 Intermediate French I 1 4 3 5 *
FRE 304 Intermediate French II 1 4 3 5 *
GER 301 Basic German I 1 4 3 5 *
GER 302 Basic German II 1 4 3 5 *
GER 303 Intermediate German I 1 4 3 5 *
GER 304 Intermediate German II 1 4 3 5 *
GRE 301 Basic Greek I 1 4 3 5 *
GRE 302 Basic Greek II 1 4 3 5 *
HEB 301 Basic Hebrew I 1 4 3 5 *
HEB 302 Basic Hebrew II 1 4 3 5 *
LAT 301 Basic Latin I 1 4 3 5 *
LAT 302 Basic Latin II 1 4 3 5 *
PERS 301 Basic Persian I 1 4 3 5 *
PERS 302 Basic Persian II 1 4 3 5 *
PERS 303 Intermediate Persian I 1 4 3 5 *
PERS 304 Intermediate Persian II 1 4 3 5 *
PERS 307 Intensive Basic Persian 2 8 6 10 *
PERS 308 Intensive Intermediate Persian 2 8 6 10 *
SPA 301 Basic Spanish I 1 4 3 5 *
SPA 302 Basic Spanish II 1 4 3 5 *
SPA 303 Intermediate Spanish I 1 4 3 5 *
SPA 304 Intermediate Spanish II 1 4 3 5 *
TLL 301 Basic Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 5 *
TLL 302 Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 5 *
TLL 303 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I 1 4 3 5 *
TLL 304 Advanced Ottoman Turkish II 1 4 3 5 *
TLL 305 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica 1 4 3 5 *
TLL 306 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 1 4 3 5 *
TLL 307 Intensive Basic Ottoman Turkish 2 8 6 10 *
TLL 308 Intensive Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 2 8 6 10 *
TUR 301 Basic Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 *
TUR 302 Basic Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 *
TUR 303 Intermediate Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 *
TUR 304 Intermediate Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 *
TUR 305 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 *
TUR 306 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 *
TUR 307 Intensive Basic Modern Turkish 2 8 6 10 *
TUR 308 Intensive Intermediate Modern Turkish 2 8 6 10 *
* Approval of School of Languages

NOTES

1) According to the decision of the Senate dated 16.06.2017 about trilingual education, it is necessary to have at least B2 level of language proficiency in each of the Turkish, English and Arabic languages as a condition of graduation, in all the departments of our university.
a- Curriculum of BA program in Political Science and International Relations is designed in such a way that students can take Arabic courses for 4 semesters and international students can take additional Turkish courses for 4 semesters in order to meet these requirements. Enrolling only appropriate level of the language course will be provided by placement tests organized by school of languages.
b-Students who have the required level of language proficiency or who can reach that level before 4 semesters will take departmental electives stated in the curriculum instead of the Arabic courses coded ARA 301, ARA 302, ARA 303, ARA 304 and Turkish courses coded TUR 301, TUR 302, TUR 303, TUR 304.
2) All undergraduate courses in undergraduate curriculums of Ibn Haldun University (including language electives) can be taken as general electives.
3) To graduate, students are required to take at least four (4) departmental electives. Sudents exempted from Arabic and Turkish are required to take at least one (1) extra deparmental elective course on their sixth semester.
4) In order to graduate from the BA program in Political Science and International Relations, 46 courses, of 136 credits and 240 ECTS in total, should be taken. 13 of them are university core courses and 21 of them are area courses.