DEGREE PROGRAMMES

: International Relations

General Description

History

The Department of International Relations was founded in 1992 within the Faculty of Business and from that time on has continually developed. It is the oldest international relations department in İzmir.
The aim of the Department is to educate students who can approach the dynamics of international relations and political developments from an academic perspective and efficiently practice their ability of analytical and critical thinking. In addition, students learn skills such as gathering and analysing data and expressing their ideas clearly. The Department of International relations has four subdepartments: Political History, Law of Nations, EU Law, EU Politics and International Relations. The medium of instruction is English.

Qualification Awarded

International Relations, Bachelor's Degree, ( B.Sc.)

Level of Qualification

First Cycle (Bachelor's Degree)

Specific Admission Requirements

High school diploma, placement through a national-wide Student Selection Examination, DEU School of Foreign Languages English Proficiency Test (Minimum 65) or TOEFL-IBT (minimum 72) or equivalent.

Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)

General frame for recognition of prior learning is arranged in Dokuz Eylul University Educational and Examinational Regulation of Pre-Graduate and Undergraduate Degree through the articles 11-12-13-14. Details are explained in DEU Faculty of Business Educational and Examinational Regulations based on the regulation of the DEU. (http://isletme.deu.edu.tr/kurumsal/ana-menu-ogrenciler/deu-isletme-fakultesi-sinav-ve-uygulama-esaslari)

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The Bachelors Degree is awarded to students who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum and have a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (C.G.P.A.) of 2.00/4.00 and 240 ECTS. Regulations arrange the details of the requirements:
Dokuz Eylul University Educational and Examinational Regulation of Pre-Graduate and Undergraduate Degree (articles 33,34,35)
DEU Faculty of Business Educational and Examinational Regulations (Articles 33,34,35). (http://isletme.deu.edu.tr/kurumsal/ana-menu-ogrenciler/deu-isletme-fakultesi-sinav-ve-uygulama-esaslari).

Profile of the Programme

In the initial three years of the program, the students are expected to take the main courses of international relations. In their third and fourth years, students choose courses from the major subfields of international relations such as comparative politics, international law, European studies and other regional studies. Furthermore, the program facilitates the development of communication and computer skills. As a result of its wide variety of courses, our students develop critical analytical skills that allow them to explain, compare, and generalize about political phenomena in a broad range of countries, employing the key methodologies of the discipline.
Under Graduate School of Social Sciences, the department offers MA and PhD degrees in International Relations. Our curriculum in MA and PhD combines theoretical and empirical approaches to international relations. Our courses are designed to inform and inspire students to think critically about significant historical, political, economic and social issues in contemporary world politics. The Department has 18 academics in total.
International Relations Department offers a minor in International Relations to students who are interested in diversifying their career options through the field of International Relations. The objective is fostering intellectual excellence by integrating disciplines in the social sciences. Meanwhile, our time call for new generation of leaders, educated about the dynamics of international relations and proficient in foreign languages as well as international affairs. Students enrolled in any one of the DEU Faculty of Business departments other than International Relations Department with a 3.00 GPA might apply and receive a minor in International Relations fulfilling all other requirements in minor program regulations. To declare a minor in International Relations students should take and complete 8 compulsory courses with an overall GPA 2.50.

Key Learning Outcomes

1   To have the basic knowledge of the disciplines that international relations is based upon (economics, law, sociology, political science).
2   To be able to inform authorities and institutions in the area of international relations; to be able to transfer ideas and proposals verbally and in writing to experts and nonexperts, either in Turkish or in English.
3   To be able to speak and write English at a medium level (Common European Framework of Reference Level B 2) of fluency efficiently.
4   To be able to use computer skills at an advanced level.
5   To take the responsibility as a group team member and as an individual to solve multidimensional problems.
6   To assess critically the acquired knowledge and skills, and be able to improve them.
7   To have ethical and social values and apply them in the stages throughout the processes of collecting, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data related to international relations.
8   To be able to examine, interpret data and assess concepts and ideas with the scientific methods in the area of international relations.
9   To acquire basic conceptual and theoretical knowledge, and be able to use theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of international relations.
10   To be able to interpret history of international relations and to be able to use the acquired knowledge critically.
11   To be able to recognize regional and global issues/problems in different subfields of international relations and to be able to develop solutions based on research and scientific evidence.
12   To be able to use the acquired knowledge in the area of Turkish political structure and foreign policy critically.
13   To be able to use diplomatic communication skills with authorities and institutions.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

Graduates of the International Relations Department of Dokuz Eylül University have various opportunities for employment in the public and private sector. In the private sector, our department has graduates who work in finance, sales and marketing, and human resources departments of banks, independent auditing firms and companies with foreign trade activities; as well as in telecommunications and media. We also have graduates in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs pursuing their careers as diplomats. Our graduates also work in various state institutions and non-govenmental organizations as EU specialists or foreign trade specialists. Those who have preferred an academic career, are working on their masters or PhD degrees in universities at home and abroad. Some of them are working as research assistants particularly at departments of International Relations, Political Science and Public Administration.

Access to Further Studies

May apply to second cycle programmes.

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

In order to meet international standards, four course categories have been defined in the undergraduate program of International Relations. Faculty Core Courses (22%) : These courses aim to support core courses of the profession and to develop transferable skills. Departmental Core Courses (22%): These are the fundamental courses of the profession. Departmental Electives (53%): Courses aiming to extend education in accordance with the students relevant area of interest. Unrestricted Electives (3%): Courses aiming at providing the students a broad flexibility for individual development and career choices. These courses also seek to enrich the students perspective and intellectual level.
T: Theoretical P: Practice L: Laboratory
B: Spring Semester G: Fall Semester H: Full Year
1 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 ATA 1001 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I REQUIRED 2 0 0 2
G 2 ECO 1001 ECONOMICS I REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
G 3 FBA 1101 INTEGRATED LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIRED 2 0 0 3
G 4 FBA 1201 CALCULUS REQUIRED 4 0 0 5
G 5 FBA 1305 SOCIOLOGY REQUIRED 3 0 0 3
G 6 FBA 1307 GENDER EQUALITY REQUIRED 1 0 0 1
G 7 FBA 1803 INTRODUCTION TO LAW REQUIRED 3 0 0 3
G 8 IRE 1205 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
G 9 KPD 1001 CAREER PLANNING REQUIRED 1 0 0 2
G 10 TDL 1001 TURKISH LANGUAGE I REQUIRED 2 0 0 2
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 0
TOTAL:   30
 
2. Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 ATA 1002 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II REQUIRED 2 0 0 2
B 2 ECO 1002 ECONOMICS II REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
B 3 FBA 1102 ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS REQUIRED 2 0 0 3
B 4 FBA 1202 STATISTICS REQUIRED 4 0 0 5
B 5 FBA 1203 FUNDAMENTAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES REQUIRED 2 2 0 5
B 6 FBA 1303 HUMANITIES REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
B 7 IRE 1402 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
B 8 TDL 1002 TURKISH LANGUAGE II REQUIRED 2 0 0 2
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 0
TOTAL:   30
 
3 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 ECO 2901 PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
G 2 FBA 1401 COMMUNICATION SKILLS REQUIRED 3 0 0 3
G 3 FBA 2201 RESEARCH METHODS REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
G 4 IRE 2103 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
G 5 IRE 2111 KEY CONCEPTS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
G 6 IRE 2201 DIPLOMATIC HISTORY I REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
G 7 IRE 2401 INTERNATIONAL LAW I REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 0
TOTAL:   30
 
4. Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 GÇD 1001 VOLUNTEERISM STUDIES REQUIRED 1 2 0 4
B 2 IRE 2106 COMPARATIVE POLITICS REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
B 3 IRE 2110 FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
B 4 IRE 2112 THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
B 5 IRE 2202 DIPLOMATIC HISTORY II REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
B 6 IRE 2206 MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
B 7 IRE 2402 INTERNATIONAL LAW II REQUIRED 3 0 0 4
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 0
TOTAL:   30
 
5 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 ECO 4001 STRUCTURE OF TURKISH ECONOMY REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
G 2 IRE 3109 READINGS IN THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
G 3 IRE 3201 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 15
TOTAL:   30
 
6. Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 1 IRE 3202 TURKISH POLITICAL STRUCTURE REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
B 2 IRE 3204 TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY UNTIL THE 1990S REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
B 3 IRE 3302 POLITICS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 15
TOTAL:   30
 
7 .Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
G 1 IRE 4201 TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY IN THE POST-COLD WAR ERA REQUIRED 3 0 0 5
G 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 25
TOTAL:   30
 
8. Semester:
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
B 0 - ELECTIVE COURSE ELECTIVE - - - 30
TOTAL:   30
 
 
FLEXIBLE ELECTIVE COURSE ACCORDING TO ECTS
Semester No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Unit Type T P L ECTS
H 1 FBA 3001 WOMEN IN BUSINESS LIFE UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
H 2 FBA 3003 TRANSLATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCES UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE 2 0 0 3
H 3 FBA 3005 GENDER AND SOCIETY UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
H 4 IRE 4101 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF THE MIDDLE EAST ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 5 IRE 4102 POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 6 IRE 4103 US FOREIGN POLICY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 7 IRE 4104 SELECTED TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 8 IRE 4105 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 9 IRE 4106 GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 10 IRE 4107 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 11 IRE 4108 INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 12 IRE 4110 STATE IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 13 IRE 4111 POLITICS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 14 IRE 4112 GREAT POWER POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 15 IRE 4113 LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 16 IRE 4114 POLITICS & HISTORY OF CENTRAL ASIA & CAUCASIA ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 17 IRE 4115 DEMOCRACY AND DEMOCRATIZATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 18 IRE 4116 BALKAN POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 19 IRE 4117 SELECTED TOPICS IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 20 IRE 4118 ASIAN POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 21 IRE 4119 POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND INEQUALITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 22 IRE 4120 ETHICS IN WORLD POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 23 IRE 4121 POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 24 IRE 4123 RISING POWERS IN WORLD POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 25 IRE 4124 SELECTED TOPICS ON ASIAN SECURITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 26 IRE 4125 GLOBAL ISSUES: WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 27 IRE 4126 ARAB SPRING ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 28 IRE 4202 HISTORY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 29 IRE 4203 COMPARATIVE MODERNITIES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 30 IRE 4204 POLITICS OF NATIONALISM ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 31 IRE 4205 SELECTED TOPICS IN TURKISH POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 32 IRE 4206 OTTOMAN LEGACY IN WORLD POLITICS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 33 IRE 4207 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TURKEY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 34 IRE 4208 TURKISH POLITICS IN DOCUMENTARIES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 35 IRE 4301 THEORIES OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 36 IRE 4302 EUROPEAN UNION IN WORLD AFFAIRS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 37 IRE 4303 TURKEY-EU RELATIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 38 IRE 4304 CURRENT TOPICS IN EU INTEGRATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 39 IRE 4305 EUROPEAN SECURITY POLICY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 40 IRE 4306 EUROPEAN UNION LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
H 41 IRE 4307 LAW OF EU INSTITUTIONS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
H 42 IRE 4308 LAW OF EU INTERNAL MARKET ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
H 43 IRE 4309 CURRENT TOPICS IN EU LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
H 44 IRE 4310 ENLARGEMENT POLICY OF THE EU ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 45 IRE 4311 THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 46 IRE 4312 EUROPEAN POLITICS IN THE 20TH CENTURY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 47 IRE 4314 CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE STATE ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 48 IRE 4315 GLOBAL CRISES AND EUROPE IN CRISIS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 49 IRE 4409 SELECTED TOPICS IN CONTRACTS LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 3
H 50 IRE 4411 INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 51 IRE 4412 INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 52 IRE 4413 SELECTED ISSUES IN LAW OF NATIONALITY AND FOREIGNERS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 53 IRE 4414 INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 54 IRE 4415 INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INVESTMENT LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 55 IRE 4417 CIVIL LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 4
H 56 IRE 4418 ADMINISTRATIVE LAW ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 57 IRE 4502 INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 58 IRE 4503 DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE I ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 59 IRE 4504 DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE II ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 60 IRE 4505 DIPLOMATIC TRANSLATION ELECTIVE 3 0 0 5
H 61 IRE 4506 DIRECTED RESEARCH ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
H 62 IRE 4507 INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT MOVIES ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6
 

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The regulations for examination and grading are arranged in the fourth part of DEU Faculty of Business Educational and Examinational Regulations (http://isletme.deu.edu.tr/kurumsal/ana-menu-ogrenciler/deu-isletme-fakultesi-sinav-ve-uygulama-esaslari).
The lowest grade to be successful in a credit course is DD. Other grades; Incomplete (I) accorded to students who, although otherwise successful, have failed to complete the required assignments for a course. A student receiving an incomplete grade for any course must make up for the deficiencies within 30 days after submitting the grades to Registrars Office. Otherwise, the grade I automatically becomes FF. Satisfactory (S) accorded to students who are successful in non-credit courses. Unsatisfactory (U) accorded to students who are unsuccessful in non-credit courses. Exempt ( E) is given to students who transfer to the program from another, after the equivanlence of courses they have taken previously is recommended by the dean/director and approved by the faculty board. This grade may provide an exemption for a particular course at the program.
No Attendance (NA) is given upon failure to attend classes or complete practical or applied components of a course. (NA) configures in CGPA as FF.
Detailed assessment methods and criteria for courses are explained in syllabi.

Graduation Requirements

The Bachelors Degree is awarded to students who have successfully completed all the courses in the curriculum and have a minnimum Cumulative. Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00 / 4.00 and 240 ECTS.

Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )

Full-time

Programme Director or Equivalent

Prof. Dr. Elif Yaprak GÜLCAN,
E-mail: yaprak.gulcan@deu.edu.tr,
Tel: +90 232 301 81 00.