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Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Political Sciences and International Relations

Qualification Awarded

Bachelor of Arts

Specific Admission Requirements

In our country, it is required to pass LYS to get into university. This exam is only condition to get into bachelor programs for Turkish Republic citizens. Certain number of foreign students who pass a central exam called YÖS (Foreing Student Exam) also get acceptance. Required documents for registration: 1- Highschool or its equivalents diploma 2- Student election and placement exam result.

Qualification Requirements

To receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations, a student must succesfully complete all of the required and elective courses in the program list (equivalent to 240 ECTS credits), and a minimum 2.00 grade point average must be achieved out of 4.00.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The students who are registered to the Department of Political Science and International Relations of Muğla University for the first time, in case of application in the first week of academic year, the credits and final grades received in previous higher education department/program are transferred to the related department and program by board decision. The number of terms equaled to these courses are calculated by considering the total credits of the courses affirmed and the term credits of the department that the student is registered. This period is reduced from education period limit defined in the 44th article of law and the term, which is going to be acclimated, is defined by board decision.

History

The Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences was founded by the Academy of Ankara Economics and Administrative Sciences in 1975 under the name Muğla School of Business Administration which was connected to Dokuz Eylül University in 1982. In 1992 it was transformed in to the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, after the founding of Muğla University. The Department of Political Science and International Relations was founded in 1992 under the name International Relations, but will be admitting students for the first time in the 2012-2013 academic year. The Department of Political Science and International Relations students will be required to pass a one-year English Prepatory class, and will have to have at least %30 of their total credits in English.

Profile of the Programme

In the department of Political Science and International Relations, framework of the education and training program gives the basic concepts of political science and international relations and allows to research economic and social affairs related to working life. Turkey, surrounded by Caucasian in the East, The Balkans in the west, Middle East in the south, in the mean time the only country which is member of NATO, European Council, OECD and Organization of the Islamic Conference, is an economic and cultural bridge which is intersection point among east, west, north and south. Moreover, Turkey has never been a dependency and establish its political system not imposing its imperial power like most of the world but voluntarily and mobilising its own facilities. Since the Republic was established, Turkey has never joined an international war including World War II and has been successful to protect both internal and external political balance even though there has been some problems occasionally. However, this at the same time, makes it extremely important that Turkey has never experienced neither internal nor external war and learned by analyzing other countries' experiences and their results. In a country like Turkey it is important to have staff who are well educated about politic, political institutions and basic principles, process, theoritic basis, historical development of international relations. In this context department of Political Science and International Relations aims to educate needed human resource ideally for both domestic and foreing policy and national and international private or non gorvernmental organizations. This programme has wide lessons range. It also aims to educate person who can speak at least one foreign language fluently, has the general culture and representation talent, successful at human relations, translate and write his/her thoughts effectively by giving academic and diplomatic writing courses in addition to basic courses.

Program Outcomes

1- To have advanced theoretical and applied knowledge and competence in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2- To be able to benefit from other disciplines (law, economics, sociology, psychology, history, etc.) forming basis of Political Science and International Relations and to have basic knowledge about these disciplines.
3- To be able to interpret the relations between factors like structures, actors, institutions and culture in domestic and international politics with a critical and analytical viewpoint.
4- To have the qualifications possessed by the personnel employed in public, private sector, international organizations and national/international NGO’s and to be able to use acquired knowledge and skills in these areas.
5- To be able to analyze concepts and theories in the field of Political Science and International Relations with scientific methods, follow related researches, collect data, interpret and evaluate.
6- To comprehend scientific logic and methodology, to be able to define domestic and international political issues / problems with scientific approach; to be able to make analysis based on observation, document, evidence and researches.
7- To be able to do career planning according to personal traits, abilities and tendencies and to acquire the responsibility and knowledge to obtain them by determining the specialized knowledge and equipment that should be acquired in this frame.
8- To be able to develop and conduct projects with professional or social responsibility.
9- To be able to take responsibility in individual and group work, to plan and fulfill undertaken tasks on time.
10- Understanding the importance of science and scientific thinking and acquiring necessary knowledge in professional and personal life within this framework and having perspective of life-long learning.
11- To be able to approach critically to the field-related knowledge and obtained qualifications.
12- To have an understanding of life-long development for acquired knowledge and skills.
13- To be able to inform related persons and institutions about issues related to domestic and international politics; to be able to transfer opinions, research results, comments and observations and suggestions about solutions to problems, to experts and non-experts in written and oral way by supporting opinions with research data and academic arguments.
14- To be able to follow the developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations by using at least one foreign language and at least at the European Language Portfolio B1 General level and to be able to report to the relevant people in written and verbal way and communicate with colleagues
15- To learn the information and communication techniques with at least predicted advanced European computer using license, to be able to use this qualification in the field of information production and development.
16- To be aware of occupational and ethical responsibilities and reflect them to behaviour intimately.
17- Be aware of basic social and cultural rights that society and individuals possess and to have social sensitivity in this framework.
18- To have sensitivity in the issues of environment, universal values and heritage and reflect this in professional activities and decisions.

Exam Regulations & Assesment & Grading

Exams consist of mid-terms, final exams, excuse exams, repeat exams, exemption exams and one course exam. Mid-terms: There are mid-term exams for the courses that exist in every term. 40% of a mid-term exam is considered. Final exams: There are final exams to test academic success at the end of the term. 60% of a final exam is considered. Excuse exams: If a student has a valid excuse for the mid-term or final exams, related board allow for excuse exams. For the excuse exams, student must submit a petition, which explains the excuse, in 3 days to deanship/ management. Moreover, the excuse should be approved by related board. Repeat exams: Students may take repeat exams for the courses, which are graded as FD or FF that they fail and which are graded as DD or DC that they pass, at the end of term. The point of a repeat exam substitutes for the final point of that course. The percentages of mid-term and repeat exams are assessed in the same way as final exams. For the repeat exams, final point is considered regardless of what was graded before. Exemption exams: Exemption exams are set for the courses defined by the senate on the specified dates in academic calender. One course exams: They are for the students who failed in one course and will graduate in case of succeeding in that course. Moreover, the students may take one course exam to increase their own average score, although they succeed all of the courses in the program, for the reason that they cannot graduate due to grade point average is less than 2,00. To take one course exam for graduation, a petition should be given to the head of department. One can take this exam only once.

Graduation Requirements

Students who successfully complete all the courses (corresponding to a total of 240 ECTS) in the program and who achieve a 2.0 Grade Point Avarage our of 4.00 will be granted a Bachelor diploma in the field of Political Science and International Relations.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

Students who will graduate from Department of Political Science and International Relations, in return of their education, will be able to find a job whether in governmental or private institutions. They can take in charge not only in Foreing Ministery but also other international units in other ministries. On the other hand since political science is a bacis discipline which provides possibility to tend other disciplines like economy, finance, business, communication and media, law and public administration, it is an ideal base for students who generally interested in political and social issues but have not made a decision for their profession. Students who get this basic education, can make decision which profession they will tend by taking the lessons from whether for this department or other department. Having the possibility of department/ faculty/ university elective lessons offers to students needen education for specializing for these areas and makes easier to be informed about sectors which they will apply for a job. Moreover, having English lessons contribute their verbal and written skills and increase their chance to be employed from private sector (press, finance companies, national/international companies, non-governmental organizations).

Access to Further Studies

The graduates holding Bachelor's Degree are eligible to apply Master's Degree.

Mode of Study

Bachelor

Programme Director

Associate Prof.Dr. Füsun Özerdem

ECTS Coordinator

Asist Prof.Dr. Pınar Yürür

Course Structure Diagram with Credits

1. Year - 1. Term
1. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
ATB1802 Principles of Ataturk and History of Revolution II Required 2 0 2
KAY1806 Civilization History Required 3 0 4
KAY1810 The Basic Concepts of Law Required 3 0 3
SİBUL1002 Introduction to Political Science II Required 3 0 6
SİBUL1004 International Politics Required 3 0 6
SİBUL1502 Academic English II Required 3 0 3
TDB1802 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Required 2 0 2
YDB1812 ENGLISH II Required 3 0 3
YDB1814 German II Required 3 0 3
YDB1816 FRENCH II Required 3 0 3
İKT1806 Introduction to Economics II Required 3 0 4
       
2. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL2001 International Relations Theories Required 3 0 6
SİBUL2003 History of Political Thought I Required 3 0 6
SİBUL2005 Foreign Policy Analysis Required 3 0 5
SİBUL2007 International Law Required 3 0 5
SİBUL2009 Political History I Required 3 0 5
SİBUL2501 Diplomatic English I Required 3 0 3
YDB2811 English III Required 3 0 3
YDB2813 German III Required 3 0 3
YDB2815 French III Required 3 0 3
       
2. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL2002 History of Turkish Politics Required 3 0 6
SİBUL2004 History of Political Thought II Required 3 0 6
SİBUL2006 Introduction to the EU Required 3 0 6
SİBUL2008 Political History II Required 3 0 5
SİBUL2502 Diplomatic English II Required 3 0 3
YDB2812 English IV Required 3 0 3
YDB2814 German IV Required 3 0 3
YDB2816 French IV Required 3 0 3
İŞL2816 Business Statistics Required 3 0 4
       
3. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL3001 Comparative Politics I Required 3 0 6
SİBUL3003 Turkish Foreign Policy Required 3 0 6
SİBUL3005 Diplomatic Correspondence I Required 3 0 6
SİBUL3501 Nationalism Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3503 Political Sociology Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3505 Turkish-Greek Relations Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3507 Theory of Democracy Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3509 Gender and Politics Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3511 Political Developments in Caucasus Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3513 The Social and Political Structure of the Ottoman State Elective 3 0 4
       
3. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL3000 Elective 0 0 4
SİBUL3002 Comparative Politics II Required 3 0 6
SİBUL3004 Diplomatic Correspondence II Required 3 0 6
SİBUL3006 International Political Economy Required 3 0 6
SİBUL3502 Media and Politics Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3504 Politics of the Middle East Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3506 American Foreign Policy Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3508 Non-Governmental Organisations and State Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3510 Research Methods Elective 3 0 4
SİBUL3512 Social Movements Elective 3 0 4
       
4. Year - 1. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
SİBUL4001 Current Issues in Turkish Politics Required 3 0 5
SİBUL4003 International Organisations Required 3 0 5
SİBUL4501 Turkey-Middle East Relations Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4503 EU-Turkey Relations Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4505 Career Planning Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4507 Globalization Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4509 Politics and Ethics Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4511 Current Issues in Human Rights Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4513 Professional Foreign Language I Elective 3 0 5
       
4. Year - 2. Term
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Course Type Theory Practice ECTS Print
KAY4908 Political Philosophy Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4002 Current Issues in International Relations Required 3 0 5
SİBUL4004 Conflict Resolution and Peace Building Required 3 0 5
SİBUL4502 International Security Issues Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4504 Social and Political Structure of Turkey Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4506 Political Issues in the Balkans Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4508 Regional Foreign Politics Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4510 Development and Social/ Political Change Elective 3 0 5
SİBUL4512 Professional Foreign Language II Elective 3 0 5
       
 

Evaluation Questionnaires

Course & Program Outcomes Matrix

1. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17Py18
Principles of Ataturk and History of Revolution I333322222232322333
Basics of Information Technology333355555535325333
Sociology333322222232322333
Introduction to Political Science I444444444444444444
History of Diplomacy444544444454544555
Academic English I333333333333343333
TURKISH LANGUAGE I                  
ENGLISH I                  
German I                  
FRENCH I                  
Introduction to Economics I333333333333323333
                   
1. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17Py18
Principles of Ataturk and History of Revolution II333322222232322333
Civilization History343333333333343333
The Basic Concepts of Law343333333333333333
Introduction to Political Science II 444444444444444444
International Politics4 4444444444444444
Academic English II333333333333343333
TURKISH LANGUAGE II                  
ENGLISH II                  
German II                  
FRENCH II                  
Introduction to Economics II333333333333323333
                   
2. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17Py18
International Relations Theories444444444444444444
History of Political Thought I343433333343443444
Foreign Policy Analysis454555555545555555
International Law434433333343433444
Political History I434433333343443444
Diplomatic English I333344444434354333
English III                   
German III                  
French III                  
                   
2. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17Py18
History of Turkish Politics 444433333343433444
History of Political Thought II343433333343443444
Introduction to the EU343444444444444444
Political History II434433333343443444
Diplomatic English II333344444434354333
English IV                  
German IV                  
French IV                  
Business Statistics232244444424234222
                   
3. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17Py18
Comparative Politics I444433333343453444
Turkish Foreign Policy444433333343443444
Diplomatic Correspondence I333444444444454444
Nationalism444433333343443444
Political Sociology444433333343443444
Turkish-Greek Relations444533333353543555
Theory of Democracy444533 33353543555
Gender and Politics444533333353543555
Political Developments in Caucasus 444544444454544555
The Social and Political Structure of the Ottoman State444544444454544555
                   
3. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17Py18
                   
Comparative Politics II454433333343453444
Diplomatic Correspondence II444455555545455444
International Political Economy444433333343453444
Media and Politics444433333343443444
Politics of the Middle East444533333353543555
American Foreign Policy444533333353543555
Non-Governmental Organisations and State444533333353543555
Research Methods444533333353543555
Social Movements 444544444454544555
                   
4. Year - 1. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17Py18
Current Issues in Turkish Politics555544444454554555
International Organisations 44454444445454455 
Turkey-Middle East Relations444544444454544555
EU-Turkey Relations444544444454544555
Career Planning444544444454544555
Globalization 444544444454544555
Politics and Ethics 444544444454544555
Current Issues in Human Rights444544444454544555
Professional Foreign Language I555544444454554555
                   
4. Year - 2. Term
Ders AdıPy1Py2Py3Py4Py5Py6Py7Py8Py9Py10Py11Py12Py13Py14Py15Py16Py17Py18
Political Philosophy444544444454544555
Current Issues in International Relations 555544444454554555
Conflict Resolution and Peace Building555544444454554555
International Security Issues444544444454544555
Social and Political Structure of Turkey444444444454444444
Political Issues in the Balkans444544444454544555
Regional Foreign Politics444544444454544555
Development and Social/ Political Change444544444454544555
Professional Foreign Language II 55554444445 554555
                   
 

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