Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences

International Relations

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About the Program

The main objective of BA in International Relations program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and analyze international politics. The program consists of compulsory and elective courses that seek to help students learn about both empirical and theoretical aspects of the academic field of international relations. The changing dynamics of international relations are interpreted from a multi-dimensional and up-to-date perspective in courses such as International Organizations, Comparative Politics, Global Political Economy, International Security and International Dispute Settlement. The program also includes courses that seek to train students about academic research methods and ethics. The curriculum is regularly updated to incorporate courses on recent developments in international relations. The courses that are offered involve in-depth analysis of both national and global crises and other current issues as well.

Accreditations

International Relations Program has certified its quality of education with the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA), by being accredited from the 17th September 2018.

Education Opportunities

The program is supported by courses on International Organizations, Comparative Politics, International Security and the Theory of International Relations. In the fourth year, students study the solution of problems and unsolved conflicts in current international systems, by attending courses on International Conflicts, Turkish Foreign Policy and Seminars. Aiming to improve its students’ ability to provide analytical knowledge, the International Relations Program studies the changing systems of international relations, through research topics and collective work groups. The program employs many researchers and foreign policy experts to help students follow recent and national matters. It holds global and national conferences and workshops titled ‘Diplomacy Days’. A Social and Strategic Politics Research Center has been founded in order to centralize the academic studies carried out in the program.

CIU Campus Students

Career Areas

BA in International Relations program provides an education that consists of courses concerning the fundamental areas of the academic discipline of International Relations. The department aims to improve students’ ability to do knowledge-based analysis of international relations. The undergraduate program encourages students to do collective research through study groups. The program includes many compulsory and elective courses that are taught by researchers and foreign policy experts.

Double Major Programs are offered with the following undergraduate programs: Special Education Teaching (Turkish), Psychology (English), Architecture (English), Law (Turkish), International Law (English), Economics (English), Business Administration (English), Accounting and Finance (English), Journalism (English), Public Relations and Advertising (English), Tourism and Hotel Management (English), and also with Public Relations and Advertising (English) associate degree program.

Contact

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Çevik Uraz Center, CU241
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2201
Faculty E-mail: secretary-fes@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
MICROECONOMICS

Course code

ECON101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
Course involves introduction to economics, what is economics? Micro and Macro Economics, Needs, wants, preferences, scarcity and consumer preferences, Production Possibilities Frontier, Opportunity Cost, Budget Line, Cost-Benefit Principle, Explicit and Implicit costs, Elasticity -Inferior goods, normal goods, luxury goods, complement goods and substitute goods, Demand Curve and Supply Curve, Excess demand and supply,Demand and Supply functions, Equilibrium price and quantity by using functions, Types of taxes and their effects on demand and supply,Types of Costs; Fixed costs and variable costs. Calculating total revenue and total costs,Calculating profit and loss,Calculating Break even quantity,Drawing Break Even chart,Types of Depreciation and calculating depreciation.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-I

Course code

ENGL141

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to develop students' listening, speaking, reading - writing and study skills. The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their communication skills through controlled activities and to equip students with the basic study skills necessary to follow the curriculum of English. This course also provides students with the opportunity to process the newly acquired knowledge and to develop their ability to ask questions about how to apply the new knowledge to new situations and ask them to think critically. In addition, this course will enable students to learn about the different strategies required to review the various reading pieces, such as finding the main idea and distinguishing the details from the main idea.
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

Course code

INRE101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

7
This course is an introduction course for the first year International Relations students with the aim of introducing students to the discipline’s fundamental terminologies, and concepts. Within this framework, the course explores instances of applied political science through real world examples by providing the essential conceptual tools and fundamental methodologies of studying political science. The course focuses on the building blocks of studying politics such as legitimacy, sovereignty, state, classes, as well as political elites. Fundamental knowledges such as Political parties, regimes, ideologies, election systems will be given to students. In line with the fundamental methodologies of studying political science, the major political perspectives will be analyzed throughout the semester.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Course code

ITEC101

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
The aim of this course is to give the students an understanding about the computer fundamentals such as type of computers, hardware, software, network, web, Internet, computer security and other emerging technologies such as e-commerce, blogs, wiki, RSS, social networking, and Google applications, health concerns, green computing, and accessibility. Students will be able to understand many of the key ethical, legal and social issues related to information technology and how to interpret and comply with ethical principles, laws, and regulations. At the end of this course students will be familiar with the computer terminology as well as hands-on practices with some of the application programs using Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint) exercising on preparing reports, formatting, inserting charts etc.
SOCIOLOGY

Course code

SOCY101

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
This introductory course in Sociology begins with an overview of the nature of the discipline, followed by a survey of various aspects of the structures and dynamics of social life. The history of sociology, the views of its founders and the major modern sociological perspectives are examined afterwards. Research methods and theories in sociology are explored to illustrate how thinking sociologically adds to our knowledge of the world around us. In this course, basic topics of sociology such as culture, socialization, media, family, education, social stratification, urbanization, social change are analyzed through different sociological perspectives. The course is accommodated to groups of students with different backgrounds and professional education. Class discussions on covered topics are encouraged and are valuable parts of this course.
MODERN TURKISH HISTORY

Course code

TARH100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
In this course, Ottoman state and society, factors causing the collapse of the state; Ottoman modernization; Tripoli and Balkan Wars, World War I, Mudros Armistice and Sevres Agreement; parties and associations, the national resistance movement led by Mustafa Kemal, the Havza and Amasya Circulars, the Congresses, the National Pact, the Turkish Grand National Assembly; the rebellions, the regular army and the War of Independence; the Mudanya Armistice, the Lausanne Peace Treaty; Revolution in the political field, secularization of the state and society, abolition of the sultanate, declaration of the republic, abolition of the caliphate; 1921 and 1924 constitutions, constitutional changes; Sheikh Said Rebellion; Multi-party experience, secularization and modernization in law, nationalization and secularization in education, Kemalizm and 6 principles, Turkish foreign policy(1923-1938) are covered.
TURKISH

Course code

TURK100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course provides an orientation to modern Turkish language for foreign students who wish to communicate in this language for their needs. It mainly focuses on the differences between Turkish and English Alphabets, especially the sounds and the letters which are not included in the English alphabet (i.e. Turkish letters ç-ğ-i-ö-ş-ü). In addition, basic grammar and sentence structure forms in Turkish are practised. The required grammar and vocabulary will also be developed through their adaptation to daily situations in contexts such as introducing yourselves, greeting, talking about the things they possess by using possessive adjectives, forming positive, negative and question sentences by using present simple, telling the time, talking about their own timetables, using demonstrative pronouns when describing the place of objects and becoming familiar with vocabulary related to family members.
Second Semester
MACROECONOMICS

Course code

ECON102

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This is an introductory course covering money, the monetary system and their relevance to the functioning of the national economy. It covers monetary and fiscal policies, unemployment, interest rates, and inflation as well. It dwells on the measurement of the level of output and its determination. Particular emphasis is placed on the forces that determine the actual and potential level of output and on policies designed to promote economic stability and growth. Important policy debates such as the sub-prime crisis, social security, the public debt and international economic issues are critically explored. The balance of payments is explained. The determination of the exchange rate is presented with reference to the international monetary system.
READING AND WRITING SKILLS-II

Course code

ENGL142

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course is the continuation of ENG 101. The course aims to improve students' listening, speaking, reading, writing and working skills. In the course, students are guided in writing compare and contrast essays using Venn diagram. In addition, the aim of the course is to learn the necessary conjunctions for composition writing. In addition, the students will be able to write a four-part critical composition by learning the difference between ideas and factual real sentences and how to write the opposing opinion and sentences used to refute it. Thus, the students will be able to distinguish between the compare and contrast essay and discursive essay. Students will also be able to make presentations by using presentation techniques. In addition, this course aims to summarize the reading pieces of the students and to use the strategies of reading and to draw conclusions and meanings using their reading skills.
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

Course code

HIST100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
The aim of this course is to outline the development of civilizations in the course of history. It firstly focuses on the concepts such as “Civilization”, “Prehistoric”, and “Historic” and on the factors forcing the emergence of the first civilizations. As well as examining the prehistoric periods and their characteristics in the course of human life since the first appearance of human beings on earth, the course mainly focuses on the early civilizations, namely the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Classical Greek, Hellenistic, Indian, Chinese and Roman Civilizations. Political, social, economical, cultural, intellectual, philosophical and scientific aspects in these entities are also examined in this course.
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS

Course code

INRE104

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The main objective of this course is to provide students the necessary introductory conceptual, historical and notional background for further work in the studies of international politics within the context of a reflective introduction to the academic study of the international politics. This course will explore the main actors of the international politics, their decision-making processes, the main conceptual paradigms and the competing perspectives in the study of international politics; power and power politics; alternatives to power politics; the major institutions of international politics; international conflict and contemporary patterns of war and peace; globalization. At the end of the course the students will be able to gain the ability to analyse the political aspects of world system.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY II

Course code

ITEC102

Credit

3

Theoretical

2

Practical

2

Ects

4
This course aims to teach concepts concerning computer assisted education, its basic theories, implementation methods. It will introduce Microsoft Word and how to use the most common formatting and review tools needed to create a Word Document that can be printed. This course also introduces the student to PowerPoint, which is a Microsoft application that lets one create professional computerized presentations. The presentations can include slides, animations, graphics, drawings, and more. Students will be taught to building and editing worksheets, formatting and printing worksheets, sorting, filtering, and analyzing list data; working with formulas and functions, and charting in MS Excel. In this course students will learn as well the basic concepts of macros.
PSYCHOLOGY

Course code

PSYC110

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the wide range of topics covered by psychology. By the end of the course, students will be familiar with the major theories and the methods of research used to analyse behavior. These include the biological basis of psychological functions, sensation, perception and different states of consciousness. In addition to cognitive topics, the course provides an introduction to social, developmental and clinical psychology.
TURKISH LANGUAGE

Course code

TREG100

Credit

0

Theoretical

2

Practical

0

Ects

2
This course examines basic areas of language and expression. In the first half of the course, the theoretical approach to language is formed and the spelling rules of the Turkish language are studied. In the latter part of the course, language and narrative errors are studied together with editing. In the second half of the course, formal writing, curriculum vitae, petition, evaluation of the columns in terms of language and style, types of written expression and practice; Turkish production and application of shooting attachments; Turkish grammar structure; It is aimed to teaching subjects like phonetics of Turkish to students.
Third Semester
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Course code

EASC213

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course offers students the grounds to practices and principles of interpersonal communication such as communication process, understanding, listening, self-expression, comprehension of speech, ethics, communication through body language while focusing on international relations terminologies. Within the international relations framework, the course will describe the role of interpersonal communication in developing, negotiating, maintaining, and terminating relationships. Topics of the course will involve the communication process; issues addressed include perception, listening, self-disclosure, speech apprehension, ethics, nonverbal communication, conflict, power, and dysfunctional communication. At the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate interpersonal communication skills in a group discussion as well as manage communication conflicts.
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-I

Course code

INRE201

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The aim of this course is to provide students the historical background of the current affairs in international relations. With a broad introduction to the world history, students are provided an in-depth explanation on the historical development of ideas, institutions, regulations, systems, and actors of the international relations. Modern history of the world civilizations and nations are examined and discussed by referring to the interactions between nations and their impact on shaping of the current international relations, systems, beliefs, philosophies, scientific thoughts, institutions, commercial and economic ties and diplomacy. At the end of this course, the students will be able to analyse the system of international relations from past to present with a historical perspective.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY-I

Course code

INRE209

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

7
The primary purpose of this course is to examine theoretical efforts to understand the core concepts and theories of international relations. The first half of the course will focus on the traditional perspectives in world politics; the second half of the course will emphasize new challenges to the study of traditional theories of international relations. Both in the first and second halves of the course, we will apply number of theories of foreign policy-making, international conflict and international economics. The theories such as Neo-Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism, Neo-Marxism are based on a wide range of levels of analysis and reflects the multiple worldviews.
HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT-I

Course code

INRE211

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to introduce students the classical political thought. The course is designed to achieve its aim by following the footsteps of the outstanding thinkers from Plato to Mill through an analysis of the political thought of selected scholars along their contributions to international relations. This course will cover the major thinkers such as Plato, Aristo, Bodin, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, Rousseau, John Locke, J.S. Mill, Hegel, Kant, Althusser, Gramsci, Foucault and Zizek. In examining the ideas of those theorists, the adopted method is both textual and contextual. The philosophers' contributions to the political thinking of the world will be examined and the different dimensions of political thought will be studied.
STATISTICS

Course code

STAT203

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
The main purpose of this course is to introduce to fundamentals of probability theory and basic statistical concepts. Students will learn the brief information about statistics and graphical representations of different types of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion (variance and standard deviation) are some of the main topics of statistics. This course will also help the students to understand basic probability concepts and to achieve this aim; the sets and set operations, counting techniques like multiplication rule, permutation and combination, details about events and sample spaces, tree diagrams, statistical dependence and independence, main information about the random variables are given.
Fourth Semester
RESEARCH METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES

Course code

EASC470

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
This course is designed for the students to help them understanding what is research, how to conduct a valuable research, and teach them the general ethics about the academic contributions. The course is a second year course, and will help the students to have an idea how to conduct an academic research. The aims of this course could be listed as: Develop knowledge and understanding on the fundamental principles of research design. Understand the steps in conducting a scientific research. Develop skills in conducting literature review using references. Understand the process of developing hypothesis and variables. Assimilate the knowledge when deciding between different types and styles of research.
PRINCIPLES OF LAW

Course code

ILAW232

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the basic legal concepts and principles of law. Definitions and aims of law are presented as an introduction within the framework of this course. Special attention is given to the difference between Continental and Anglo-Saxon (Common Law) legal systems. Certain numbers of branches, such as constitutional and administrative law are explained by introducing practical examples of application in legal systems of different countries. Specific examples from the legal structures of different countries and from different legal traditions (such as Roman law and British law) will also be a point focus in this course.
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS-II

Course code

INRE202

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The aim of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the world history from Revolutionary era of late 1700s and early 1800 to revolutionary era in post-1990 transformations in order to comprehend historical background of the current affairs in international relations. This course employs regional or topical approach to selected international periods and issues with the attention given to knowledge of historical events preceding and influencing the topic under analysis. Topic covered includes the interaction of political and economic philosophies, World War I and II, the Russian Revolution, Communism, Fascism, and the Cold War, the collapse of Communism and later consequences about world history.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY-II

Course code

INRE210

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The primary purpose of this course is to examine the theoretical efforts and understand the core concepts and theories of international relations which was started during the International Relations Theory I course. The first half of the course will focus on the traditional perspectives in world politics; the second half of the course will emphasize new challenges to the study of traditional theories of international relations. Both in the first and second halves of the course, we will apply to a number of theories of foreign policy-making, international conflict and international economics. The theories such as English School, Social Constructivism, Post-Modernism, Critical Theory and feminist approaches covered are based on a wide range of levels of analysis and reflects the multiple worldviews.
HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT-II

Course code

INRE212

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course is designed to introduce students the classical political thought by following the footsteps of the outstanding thinkers from Plato to Mill through an analysis of the political thought of selected scholars along with their contributions to international relations. The course will continue the study of political thoughts which was initiated by the History of Political Thought I course. In examining the ideas of those theorists the method is both textual and contextual. The philosophers' contributions to the political thinking of the world will be examined and the different dimensions of political thought will be studied.
Fifth Semester
INTERNATIONAL LAW-I

Course code

ILAW331

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course examines general principles of international law, including the law of international institutions and its nature, relevance, and relationship to the international community. Discussion of the theories of international law and its historical development is within the framework of this course. The relationship between national (municipal) law and international law in different countries, sources of international law, international personality and its loss, recognition of states and governments, rights of international legal persons (states), rights of existence, independence, territorial supremacy and self-defense are the main topics of this course. The Project, which has a relationship with the dispute settlements will be the highlight of the semester.
COMPARATIVE POLITICS-I

Course code

INRE321

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The course introduces the methodology and scope of comparative politics; emphasizing political culture as well as institutional structures. The course also compares different countries’ political culture, constitutional structure, and governmental development, with particular attention given to contemporary problem. General overviews of Western liberal democracies, contrasts with totalitarian or authoritarian countries will be supplemented by detailed analyses of some national policies. Lecture topics include; basic terminology, classification of regimes, presidential versus parliamentary systems, mechanisms for popular consent/input in decision-making, the structures and outcomes of the policy processes, political attitudes and interactions. At the end of this course, students will be able to have ability to recognize these institutional concepts and they can analyse them.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Course code

INRE341

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course surveys theoretical, legal, and political issues confronting intergovernmental and trans-governmental organizations globally and regionally. It includes the analysis of their powers; legislative, executive, adjudicatory. The course starts with the examination of historical aspects of the development of International organizations, their diversified roles and the effectiveness which they perform their assigned functions. In addition, the course aims to explore various theories that attempt to explain and evaluate International organizations as a process and as a series of institutional mechanisms. Particular attention will be given to global and regional organizations like the United Nations and the European Union, and also be less institutionalized bodies of rules and norm, i.e. international trade and monetary regimes.
MIDDLE EAST POLITICS

Course code

INRE343

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course deals with the contemporary history and politics of the Middle-East. The first part of the course is a historical study of the Middle East and focuses on the political legacy of the Ottoman Empire; as well as, the impact of colonialism on the region. The second part of the course will examine nationalist ideologies, nation-building and political change with a particular emphasis on the northern tier, Fertile Crescent regions of the Middle-East. The third part of the course is the examination of the Palestinian Question, the Arab-Israeli conflict, intra-Arab rivalries and the role of the military in politics.
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Sixth Semester
INTERNATIONAL LAW-II

Course code

ILAW332

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The course starts with a general discussion on the theory of international law and compares this viewpoint to the analysis of social scientists concerning the past record and likely future of world order concerning conflict, economic redistribution, and human rights. It will then focus on various issues in international law including acquisition of territory and its legal consequences, law of the sea including territorial waters, continental shelf issues, the use of force, peaceful settlement of disputes between states and economic relations. The course also aims to provide cases particularly for specific problems between states and also evaluate the processes of making and implementing rules in the international system.
GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY

Course code

INRE312

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course focuses on the evolution of the post WWII economic order, by introducing undergraduate students complex but vital issues surrounding the global political economy. Discussions on major events and dilemmas of relations among states and other actors in the world economy are designed to aid the conduct of the course. Principle issue areas that are covered include: Trade and Monetary Relations, North-South relations, North-North relations, Debt and Financial crises, Foreign Investment, Development of the Third World, Inequality within and between states, Regional Integration and Globalization. This is an overview course, which deals with a broad range of issues, drawing on insights from political science, economics, international relations, and sociology.
COMPARATIVE POLITICS-II

Course code

INRE322

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The course furthers the introduction to the methodology and scope of European comparative politics; emphasizing their political culture as well as their institutional structures. General overviews of Western liberal democracies supplemented by new detailed analyses of some national policies will be briefly studied in the Comparative Politics II. Disagreements between totalitarian and authoritarian countries and democracies are the main topics of the course.Lecture topics include; basic terminology, classification of regimes, presidential versus parliamentary systems, mechanisms for popular consent/input in decision-making, the structures and outcomes of the policy processes, political attitudes and interactions. In addition to these, students will be able to make comparative analysis within the different political cultures, governing mechanisms and regimes in the World.
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY

Course code

INRE344

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to provide students the necessary tools to conceptualize security. With the end of the Cold War, the international security environment has undergone a radical transformation, which also necessitated a critical redefinition of the concept of security. Therefore, the aim of this course is two-fold: to introduce students the traditional definitions of security, contemporary debates in international security theory, and to set new debates in the context of the current international security agenda. The course also aims to examine the dynamics behind the integration in the field of security.
UNIVERSITY ELECTIVE

Course code

UNIEXX2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

4
Seventh Semester
FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS

Course code

INRE401

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course focuses on the ways and methods of thinking critically about foreign policy analysis. With the help of history as well as current examples from world affairs, the course analyse various theoretical approaches to foreign policy-making. Thus this course will enable students to assess the multidimensional issues that foreign policy makers face and solve. During the course sessions the students are expected to analyse the multiple reasons that affect the inter-state and international relations through the theoretical and practical knowledge that are presented to them. Levels of analysis such as individual decision-makers, decision-making within the teams, the interdependence between the domestic policies and foreign policies will be main topics of this course.
INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT

Course code

INRE411

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course analyzes the theory and contemporary history of international conflict. The first part of the course primarily focuses on the causes and effects of World War I, World War II and the Cold War. The second part will explores to discuss the changes and the war perspectives on international conflict via examining specific cases. The course attempts to provide students an understanding and an analysis of the concept of new world order and significant global and regional crises and problems in international system today.
HUMAN RIGHTS

Course code

INRE431

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to generate necessary conceptual, historical, theoretical, and methodological background to assess the different aspects of human rights from a multi-cultural perspective. To serve this main goal, the course will mainly focus on the basic concepts, theories, methods, and measures of human rights; history of ideas and institutions of human rights; international regimes of human rights, issues in human rights respectively. Within this framework, a functioning and internally consistent theoretical, methodological, and practical background are analysed to make students understand and explain the specific cases of human rights regulations and practices in the multicultural world.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

INREX11

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
ALAN SEÇMELİ
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

INREX12

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Eighth Semester
ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Course code

EASC420

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The purpose of this course is to help students improve their ability to make ethical decisions in their daily life by providing them a framework that they can use to identify, analyse, and resolve ethical issues in decision making. The course will familiarize students with concepts such as morality, theory of right and wrong, the theory of value, what entails goodness and badness, and the theory of virtue and vice. After introducing these concepts, the course encourages students to think about ethical aspect of real life events and issues, make them analytically examine their position in social life and how they will deal with ethical issues.
TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY

Course code

INRE444

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
The main objective of this seminar is to transmit an overall perspective of the Turkish Foreign Policy to fourth year International Relations students as well as enabling them to think objectively and rationally on the historical issues regarding the Turkish Foreign Policy. A chronological and a thematic approach will be followed while covering Turkey’s regional and trans-regional relations throughout the past century. Concerning today’s global dynamics shaping the Turkish Foreign Policy; the fluidity of the global market, the rise and impact of Multi-National Companies, the geopolitical situations of conflicting countries and other causes will be analyzed and discussed in class.
ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Course code

INRE446

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
The main aim of this course is to provide a detailed overview of the issues and approaches in the field of international relations from different perspectives. The seminar will also help students in preparing for the comprehensive tests and further study in the department’s more specialized courses in international relations through reevaluating major concepts and theories as well as complex issues in the field. Finally, the purpose of this course is to provide fourth year IR students with the means to think critically about international relations and explore some of the most salient issues in-depth in international relations and politics today.
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

INREX13

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
ALAN SEÇMELİ
AREA ELECTIVE

Course code

INREX14

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
ALAN SEÇMELİ

Optional modules

ISSUES IN GLOBALIZATION

Course code

INRE412

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to provide a holistic perspective on the historical development of globalization. It will examine the definitions of globalization in different centuries and geographical dimensions to provide a pre-theoretical framework for understanding the heterogeneous and diversified nature of globalization. Issues such as multilateral institutions, diplomacy, human rights, and terrorism constitute the fundamental aspects shaping contemporary world politics in the era of globalization today will be discussed. At the end of this course, students will be able to analyze the emergence of a state-centric global society, globalization of international system and constructing a global civil society with different theoretical perspectives.
AFRICAN STUDIES

Course code

INRE447

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course provides an in-depth socio-economic and political understanding of the African continent. This course helps students to understand the issues and dynamics shaping politics in Africa from a regional point of view and to explore the diversity of historical experiences, political systems, economic as well as socio-cultural structures of the region. The effect of the colonial period upon socio-cultural development is examined through a variety of literature and field notes. Central themes to be addressed are: the emergence of colonialism in Africa, the process of state formation, multi-party system, elections, and political parties as well as governance.
US FOREIGN POLICY

Course code

INRE422

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to familiarize student with the process and content of US foreign policy. It intended to help students acquire a sound conceptual and practical understanding of the foreign policy challenges that US policy-makers face, and of the reasons for and implications of their decisions. Conceptual approaches to the analysis of American foreign policy and some of the key foreign policy issues that confront the United States since the end of the Cold War. The course will draw attention to the evolution of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War years (1945-1991), on the post-Cold War period (post-1990 era) as well as on the post-September 11 era will be discussed.
POLITICS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASUS

Course code

INRE421

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This Course is aimed to analyze the political systems and types of rules in post-Soviet Republics of Central Asia and Caucasus. The territorial demarcations and collapse of Soviet Union in the ex-Soviet geography after the end of the Cold War led to a radical transformation in the political rules of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The systemic transformation of CIS countries will be assessed in detail and country by country. A specific highlight will be done about the relations of those countries with Turkey after the collapse of Soviet Union.
HISTORY OF POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES

Course code

INRE334

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
Given that ideology is one of the most crucial concepts encountered in political analysis, this Course intends to examine and explore various political ideologies and scholars to provide the students the ability to compare and contrast different perspectives on politics. Liberalism, Conservatism, Socialism, Feminism, Environmentalism, and Anarchism are the most significant political ideologies that will be analyzed in this course. At the end of this course student will be able to explain how ideologies bodies of thought affect individuals, social movements, nations, institutions, and groups and its normative implications.
POLITICS IN BALKANS

Course code

INRE440

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course is organized to introduce the student with a thorough understanding of Balkan politics. The topics in this course are history of the Balkans, territorial settlement of 1919-1923, revisionism in the Balkans, characteristic features of the regimes during the period between the two World Wars, the establishment of communist regimes in the 1940s and their collapses in 1989-1990. International and domestic problems faced by the Balkan states during the transitional period will also be examined, with particular emphasis on issues in the Balkans such as Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia issues. The European Union perspective of the Balkan states and Turkey’s foreign policy towards the region are also of special interest for this course.
CRITICAL SECURITY STUDIES

Course code

INRE428

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to analyze security studies with a specific focus on the critical approaches to international security and new conceptual tools developed in the post- the Cold War era. The objectives of this course are to provide the students with awareness of key debates and knowledge of issues in the new security agenda in a theoretical perspective. The course also aims to develop analytical and critical skills of the undergraduate students to comprehend and discuss the specific cases in the changing conceptual/theoretical framework of International Security by referring to different sectors of security such as military, economy, society, politics, energy and environment
ISSUES IN EURO - MED POLITICS

Course code

INRE436

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
This course aims to develop theoretical and empirical background of the students about the political, cultural, and economic and security affairs of the countries which are members of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Thus and so the project of Euro-Mediterranean Partnership will be analyzed within the framework of both traditional and critical theories by referring to the three constitutive phases (security and political cooperation, economic cooperation and cultural dialogue) as well as by assessing certain case studies. The relations between the EU and the Euro Med States will also be highlighted and analyzed during the course sessions. In this course, also studying the importance of Euro-Med states in EU future projection and how they adopt the core principles of EU.
EU SOCIAL POLICY

Course code

INR442

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
MEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT

Course code

INRE456

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
Basing on main theoretical debates and empirical case analyses about the complex role of media in conflict situations, this course aims to provide a critical outlook and broad conception of the contemporary media in conflict situations within international arena. Within this framework it will mainly deal with the operational modes, embeddedness and freedom of media in its relations with decision-making mechanisms, armed forces, other armed players (i.e. militia, gangs, warlords, etc), international and regional agencies while reporting the crisis situations before, during and after the conflict.
POLITICS OF CYPRUS

Course code

INRE419

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

The Cyprus problem is one of the longest running disputes at the agenda of the United Nations. It has had a huge impact on the foreign relations of Turkey as well as on her economy. Many attempts to solve the issue has failed for various reasons, leaving the issue as one of the main obstacles in Turkey’s EU accession path. The course will give a historic overview of the Cyprus problem, analyze the past as well as the current strategies used by the Turkish and Greek side at and outside of the negotiation table and assess the impact of different likely scenarios on the future of the island as well as Turkey.
CURRENT WORLD EVENTS

Course code

INR418

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

Course code

BUSN423

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

5
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MANAGEMENT SCIENCE

Course code

BUSN321

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
YÖNETİM BİLİMİ
KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN410

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
This course aims at underlying the importance of knowledge and its processes in organizations. It focuses on the processes of knowledge such as creating, sharing, structuring, using and auditing in the context of knowledge management life cycle (KMLC). Furthermore, the course examines two type/dimensions of knowledge, tacit and explicit knowledge. Hierarchy of knowledge is also the key concept of knowledge management course which includes physical process, data, information, and knowledge and wisdom concepts. Knowledge management discipline, knowledge management applications and knowledge mapping techniques will be explained at this course during the Semester. Some of the additional theories such as resource based view of the organization theory, resource dependency theory, intellectual capital theory will directly be explained.
INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Course code

BUSN484

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Course code

BUSN471

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MANAGING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS

Course code

BUSN437

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
MANAGING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY PROJECTS
SOCIAL POLICY

Course code

BUSN210

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
SOSYAL POLİTİKA
CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION

Course code

DMMA204

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
CREATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION

Course code

BUSN236

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

6
CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS

Course code

BUSN465

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

7
MONEY AND BANKING

Course code

BUSN332

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course is designed to explain the importance of money and banking to economic activity. This course offers a systematic analysis of monetary theories and the financial system. Apart from exposing students to different approaches in monetary analysis, the course places a special emphasis on the up-to-date analysis of how information costs affect financial structure and monetary policy. The course will cover the structure and importance of the financial system, the functions of money, behavior of interest rates, financial structure and asymmetric information, bank management and regulation, debates on macroeconomic and monetary policies, the targets and instruments of monetary policies, the transmission mechanism of monetary policy and its effectiveness, money and inflation, rational expectations and its applications.
ORGANIZATION THEORY

Course code

BUSN361

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

E-COMMERCE

Course code

BUSN428

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

POLITICS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND CAUCASUS

Course code

INRE421

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

3

Ects

6
Central Asia and Caucasia are regions which have gained significance after September 11. Thus, it is important to understand the domestic politics of the countries in the region, as well as their role in international politics. This course will focus on the five former-Soviet republics in the region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as three Caucasian republics: Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. It will give a historical background for the region, elaborate on the current issues and problems regarding the politics of the region, and discuss the role of these countries in international politics. This course will focus on the five former-Soviet republics in the region: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. It will give a historical background for the region, elaborate on the current issues and problems regarding the politics of the region, and discuss the role of these countries in international politics. The course also aims to provide a foundation on which students will be able to develop a better understanding of the roles of both Soviet legacy, particularly Soviet nationality policies and Islam in society and politics. The section on historical background summarizes the pre-Soviet history of the region, and focuses on the Soviet era transformation of politics and the societies. The current politics section will go over the post-independence political and economic challenges and developments, which include persistence of authoritarianism, prospects for democratization; economic development with and without oil revenues; and challenges to peace and security such as civil wars and radical Islamic movements.

TR Applicants

TR Students who are successful in the exams conducted by the Higher Education Council Student Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM) and are entitled to enroll in our university in line with their preferences can complete the registration process with the necessary documents for registration from our Registration and Liaison Offices throughout Turkey or from the Registrar's Office on campus.

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TRNC Applicants

TRNC citizens and TR citizen candidate students who have completed their entire high school education in TRNC. They are placed in undergraduate programs in line with their success in the CIU Student Placement and Scholarship Ranking Exam and the programs they prefer.

Students who are successful in the exam can register from the TRNC Marketing Office.

Applicants can directly apply online to our undergraduate programs using the application portal. Please fill in your details correctly and upload all the required documents listed on the last page of the application form.

Required documents;

  • Completed application form,
  • Higher/Secondary Certificate or equivalents (e.g. O/A’Level, WAEC/NECO),
  • Evidence of English Language competence: TOEFL (65 IBT) or IELTS (5.5). Students without these documents will take the CIU English proficiency exam on campus following arrival,
  • Scanned copy of international passport/birth certificate,
  • Fully completed and signed CIU Rules and Regulations document (which can be downloaded during the online application).

Cyprus International University provides academic scholarships for its students as an incentive for success, with most students benefiting from 50%, 75% or 100% scholarships or discounted tuition fees. Click for more information.

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