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International Relations (B.A)

Degree
B.A.
Duration (Years)
4
Medium of Instruction
English

The Department of International Relations prepares students to understand and contribute to a fast changing and dynamic world. The International Relations undergraduate program is designed to equip our students with the knowledge and applicable skills that will serve them and their communities. Our department also strives to contribute to the wider academic community through original research and publication.

General Information

In the first year of the program there are common courses with other programs of the Faculty which are mainly focusing on theoretical information. In general, a semester is evaluated on the basis of term-papers, a mid-term, and a final examination. In the second year, there are projects in addition to courses with theoretical content. In class discussions, students from various countries are encouraged to participate and experience cultures of other nations. With these projects and discussions, students are given an education which aims to prepare the students to compete in international field.

Education

International Relations program is designed in such a way that it provides the foundation for students to think theoretically and practically. The curriculum includes a wide spectrum of courses including international relations theory, international political economy, international law, international security, foreign policy analysis and area studies. Globalization, supranational integration and disintegration are common themes, which form the basis of the contemporary debate on world politics. We include many elective courses on the European Union and the Middle East. In conjunction with various centers operating under the Faculty, students can benefit from interaction with renowned scholars and attend international conferences.

Facilities

International Relations Program offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which possess accreditations at the international level.

  • An International Relations Club established by the department’s students continues to provide a strong bridge between students and the academic staff. The club also organizes various academic events such as conferences, seminars, field trips and social gatherings.
  • Our department offers scholarship opportunities for successful students.
  • The Departmental website http://ir.emu.edu.tr is regularly updated and designed to provide students with necessary information related to the department and the program as well as the courses taught.

During the first years, the program offers a general educational approach including courses in the areas of sociology, economics and humanities. In the following semesters, area courses which are built on these courses are introduced in the program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of International Relations find job opportunities in both in the public and private spheres. Some of them have found employment in the diplomatic field as well as in other public services of their home countries. Among our department’s graduates are notables including the TRNC President Mehmet Ali Talat, Albanian Minister of Justice Aldo Bumci and the TRNC Supreme Court of Justice Member Gönül Erönen. Indeed, many of our graduates now work as diplomats and as specialists in both governmental and nongovernmental international organizations. There is no shortage of job opportunities in the private sector. Our graduates have found employment in media, communications and banking sectors.

Contact Information

Tel: +90 392 630 1401
Fax: +90 392 365 1017
E-mail: ir@emu.edu.tr
Web: http://ir.emu.edu.tr

Degree
B.A.
Duration (Years)
4
Medium of Instruction
English

Curriculum

Course Code Course Title Semester Credit Lecture Hour (hrs/week) Lab (hrs/week) Tutorial (hrs/week) ECTS
Semester 1
PSIR101 Introduction to Global Politics
The course is built on a number of controversial issues in the field of contemporary global politics. Students are expected to read and think about these controversial issues and they are encouraged to put forward their own points of view in an atmosphere of discussion and debate in the class.
1 3 3 - 1 6
ECON101 Introduction to Economics - I
This course introduces students to the key concept and topic of microeconomics such as demand and supply, elasticity, utility, preferences, production, costs, perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and factor markets.
1 3 3 1 - 7
MGMT171 Introduction to Information Technology - I
Introduction to information technology and its significance for business, economics, and society. Understanding how computers work, introducing fundamental concepts relating to hardware, software, central processing unit, input and output, storage, networks and internet. Basic PC, Windows, and MS Office skills, and intermediate-level Word and PowerPoint skills.
1 3 3 1 1 5
MATH105 Mathematics for Arts and Social Sciences
Cartesian coordinate system; Linear equations and lines, system of linear equations, quadratic equations, functionsSelected application to economics and accounting. Matrices, determinants, systems of linear equations and their solutions using Cramer's Rule. . Set theory, counting theory, discrete probability. Descriptive statistics
1 3 3 1 1 6
ENGL181 Academic English - I
ENGL 181 is a first semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will mainly be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
1 3 5 1 1 4
ENGL191 Communication in English - I
ENGL 191 is a first semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B1 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will be on the development of productive (writing and speaking) and receptive (reading) skills in academic settings.
1 3 3 1 - 4
HIST280 Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Reforms 1 2 2 - - 2
TUSL181 Turkish as a Second Language 1 2 2 - - 2
Semester 2
PSIR104 Introduction to Political Science 2 3 3 - 1 6
PSIR120 Introduction to Law
This is an introductory course aimed at the student who is studying law for the first time. The course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental legal concepts, terms, processes and principles, and the manner in which law is created and administered. It focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems. The course will give a brief overview of the different branches of law. The final section will focus on the legal system of TRNC.
2 3 3 - - 7
ECON102 Introduction to Economics - II
Elementary macroeconomics. Determination of national income. The role of government. The banking system. Problems of inflation, unemployment and growth.
2 3 3 1 1 7
PSIR172 Applied Skills for Political Sicence&International Relations 2 3 3 - -
ENGL182 Academic English - II
ENGL 182 is a second semester freshman academic English course. It is designed to help students improve the level of their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The course connects critical thinking with language skills and incorporates learning technologies such as Moodle. The purpose of the course is to consolidate students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures and lexis. The main focus will mainly be on the development of language skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking and the improvement of general academic study skills necessary in an academic setting.
2 3 5 1 - 4
ENGL192 Communication in English - II
This course is designed to further help students improve their English to B2 level, as specified in the Common European Framework of References for Languages. The course aims to reconsolidate and develop students? knowledge and awareness of academic discourse, language structures, and critical thinking. The course also incorporates use of technologies such as MOODLE. The course will focus on reading, writing, listening, speaking and introducing documentation, and will also focus on presentation skills in academic settings.
2 3 3 - 1 4
Semester 3
PSIR201 Theory and Practice of International Relations 3 3 3 1 1 6
PSIR203 Politics and Society 3 3 3 - - 6
PSIR205 Political History of Europe - I 3 3 3 - - 6
STAT201 Statistics - I
Scope of statistics, descriptive and inductive statistics, measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion. Probability, sampling, estimation.
3 3 3 1 - 6
MGMT211 Business Communication
Communicating within the organization,with stakeholders and on a cross cultural level.Techniques for effective business communication: use of communication technology, types of business letters,memos and reports,resume writing, how to act during presentations and interviews.Listening skills, non verbal cues and international business etiquette.
3 3 3 - - 6
Semester 4
PSIR206 Political History of Europe - II 4 3 3 - - 6
PSIR210 International Organizations 4 3 3 - - 7
PSIR212 Comparative Politics 4 3 3 - - 7
PSIR220 Research Design 4 3 3 - - 6
UE01 University Elective - I
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • ULUS101 - Introduction to Global Politics
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
  • PSIR101 - Introduction to Global Politics
4 3 3 - - 4
Semester 5
PSIR301 Politics of the Middle East 5 3 3 - - 5
PSIR305 Foreign Policy Analysis 5 3 3 - - 7
PSIR311 International Political Economy 5 3 3 - - 7
MGMT101 Introduction to Business - I
Understanding the business system. Understanding the global context of business. Conducting business ethically and responsibly. Entrepreneurship and the small business. Managing the business enterprise. Organizing the business enterprise.
5 3 3 - - 6
FINA319 International Financial Institutions and Policies 5 3 3 - - 5
Semester 6
PSIR306 Turkish Foreign Policy 6 3 3 - - 6
PSIR308 Contemporary Political Thought 6 3 3 - - 7
PSIR310 Politics of Development 6 3 3 - - 7
AE01 Area Elective - I
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • PSIR301 - Politics of the Middle East
  • PSIR439 - Diplomacy and Negotiation Skills
  • PSIR201 - Theory and Practice of International Relations
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
6 3 3 - - 6
UE02 University Elective - II
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • ULUS101 - Introduction to Global Politics
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
  • PSIR101 - Introduction to Global Politics
6 3 3 - - 4
Semester 7
PSIR405 International Law 7 3 3 - - 7
PSIR407 Politics of the European Union 7 3 3 - - 7
AE02 Area Elective - II
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • PSIR301 - Politics of the Middle East
  • PSIR439 - Diplomacy and Negotiation Skills
  • PSIR201 - Theory and Practice of International Relations
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
7 3 3 - - 6
AE03 Area Elective - III
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • PSIR301 - Politics of the Middle East
  • PSIR439 - Diplomacy and Negotiation Skills
  • PSIR201 - Theory and Practice of International Relations
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
7 3 3 - - 6
UE03 University Elecitive - III
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • ULUS101 - Introduction to Global Politics
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
  • PSIR101 - Introduction to Global Politics
7 3 3 - - 4
Semester 8
PSIR410 Conflict, Peace and Security 8 3 3 - - 6
PSIR412 Topics in World Politics 8 3 3 - - 6
AE04 Area Elective - IV
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • PSIR301 - Politics of the Middle East
  • PSIR439 - Diplomacy and Negotiation Skills
  • PSIR201 - Theory and Practice of International Relations
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
8 3 3 - - 6
AE05 Area Elective - V
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • PSIR301 - Politics of the Middle East
  • PSIR439 - Diplomacy and Negotiation Skills
  • PSIR201 - Theory and Practice of International Relations
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
8 3 3 - - 6
AE06 Area Elective - VI
The elective courses offered this semester are listed below. For a complete list of elective courses, please check the department website.
  • PSIR203 - Politics and Society
  • PSIR301 - Politics of the Middle East
  • PSIR439 - Diplomacy and Negotiation Skills
  • PSIR201 - Theory and Practice of International Relations
  • PSIR425 - Human Rights
8 3 3 - - 6