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Political Science (B.A.)

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

Political Science aims to help the students to acquire and develop critical thinking about the concepts and institutions of the state including political power, sovereignty, political regimes, democracy, history of political thought, political parties, electoral systems, and public opinion. The program focuses on the laws, structures, beliefs, cultures, historical processes and practices which are influential for the emergence of national and international political artefacts. Thus, the program analyses and evaluates different political structures in various political systems.

General Information

The main aim of the Political Science undergraduate program is to provide information regarding all sub-branches of the science of politics and, at the same time, equip them with the general principles of Political Science. For this reason, the program offers common courses with other departments and programs of the Faculty during the first and the second year. Along with these courses, students are provided with the opportunity of taking elective courses from other faculties. In general a semester is evaluated on the basis of homework, quizzes, a mid-term, and a final examination. During the third and the final year, there are projects focusing both on theory and application which develop students’ analysis and problem solution skills.

Education

All courses and examinations offered at the program are held in English. Therefore the students find opportunity to improve their foreign language skills which enable them to participate actively in academic and social activities. Another important feature of the program is the existence of small classes which enables one-to-one interaction and supervision between the student, instructor and the academic advisor. Thus the program enables the students to develop self-confidence, participatory attitudes and critical thinking. The academic team in the program is cosmopolite and consists of members who are willing to help students to achieve their goals.

Facilities

The program students have access to six computer labs with Internet connections free of charge. The use of video, projector, computer and internet in multimedia classes provide the students with an effective learning environment enhancing their creativity. Regularly updated textbooks and lesson plans help the students to follow latest developments in relevant areas. In addition, a fully-equipped health center, modern dorms, a sports complex, a swimming pool, restaurants, the library, post-office, and bookstore located on the campus help students meet their social and cultural needs.

Career Opportunities

Our successful graduates will be able to pursue their postgraduate studies at various MA programs. They will also be appropriate candidates to be employed as experts with various kinds of positions in scientific research activities, public service and political activities and organizations. Additionally, the program helps the students to develop abilities and skills as reading, writing, analysing, and criticising. They will also acquire the ability to present a scientific topic, participate in a discussion and use internet for social and academic purposes which will all increase their chance to be employed by the private sector.

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
MGMT172 Introduction to Information Technology - II
Introduction to business applications of information technology and related issues, including electronic commerce, computer security and privacy, database management systems, programming languages, systems analysis and design, and expert systems. Intermediate-level Windows and MS Office skills, and advanced-level Excel skills.
2 3 3 1 1 6
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 4 3 3 - - 4
Semester 5
PSIR303 Territorial Politics 5 3 3 - - 6
PSIR307 History of Political Thought 5 3 3 - - 7
PSIR309 Political Culture 5 3 3 - - 6
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
PSIR308 Contemporary Political Thought 6 3 3 - - 7
PSIR310 Politics of Development 6 3 3 - - 7
UE02 University Elective - II 6 3 3 - - 4
AE01 Area Elective - I 6 3 3 - - 6
AE02 Area Elective - II 6 3 3 - - 6
Semester 7
PSIR401 Contemporary Political Ideologies 7 3 3 - - 7
PSIR409 Politics of Transition and Civil Society 7 3 3 - - 7
AE03 Area Elective - III 7 3 3 - - 6
AE04 Area Elective - IV 7 3 3 - - 6
UE03 University Elecitive - III 7 3 3 - - 4
Semester 8
PSIR406 Political Participation 8 3 3 - - 6
PSIR412 Topics in World Politics 8 3 3 - - 6
AE05 Area Elective - V 8 3 3 - - 6
AE06 Area Elective - VI 8 3 3 - - 6
AE07 Area Elective - VII 8 3 3 - - 6