Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The department offers a comprehensive undergraduate program designed to combine a thorough understanding of the discipline of international relations, with an increasing emphasis on specialized and in-depth knowledge demanded by developments in the field. Aiming to provide an overall understanding for the study of international relations as an inter-disciplinary subject, the program includes core courses in International Relations Theory, International Law, International Political Economy, International Organization, Foreign Policy Analysis and regional studies.
Students are encouraged to further develop a more in-depth understanding of their areas of interest through elective courses, and recognising the importance of communication and computer skills in a field characterized by increasing interaction, the program facilitates the development of language (English and other languages) and computer skills of students.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ADM1121 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS I 3 3 0 6.0
ECON101 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS I 5 4 2 8.0
IR101 WORLD HISTORY I 3 3 0 8.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0
Any 2 of the following set ..
TURK101 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
MATH117 CALCULUS I 5 4 2 7.5
IR104 COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION 3 3 0 8.0
Semester Total:38.5

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ADM1122 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS II 3 3 0 6.0
ECON102 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS II 5 4 2 8.0
BA100 CAREER PLANNING 0 1 0 2.0
IR102 WORLD HISTORY II 3 3 0 8.0
IR110 HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL THEORY 3 3 0 6.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK102 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
Semester Total:38

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
IR215 INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 3 0 6.0
IR231 INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS I 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:32

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
IR224 RESEARCH METHODS IN INTERNATIONAL RELA 3 3 0 8.0
IR232 INTRO. TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS II 3 3 0 6.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:32

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
IR305 PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW I 3 3 0 8.0
IR345 TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY I 3 3 0 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:32

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
IR306 PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW II 3 3 0 8.0
IR326 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION 3 3 0 8.0
IR346 TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY II 3 3 0 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:34

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            FREE ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:30

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE 6.0
            FREE ELECTIVE 6.0
Semester Total:30
Program Total:266.5

h/w = hours per week