Information Package / Course Catalogue
Theoretical Approaches to International Relations
Course Code: UYL513
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

To be able to look and analyze international relations from different theoretical perspectives

Course Content

The main concepts and theories of the international relations discipline; realizm, liberalizm, English school, neo-versions of the main theories, and critical theories

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to describe the historical and philosophical grounds of theories of international relations
2.To be able to compare international events by using different approaches
3.Gain an understanding of foreign policy analysis under the framework of international relations
4.To be able to learn in what levels of analysis states take decisions
5.To be able to tackle real world issues with case studies
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Dunne, T., Kurki, M., & Smith, S. (eds) (2007). International relations theories: discipline and diversity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2.Griffiths, M. (2007). International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction. London:Routledge.
3.Burchill, S. (2005). Theories of International Relations. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Classical Realism
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Neorealism (Structural Realism)
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Neoclassical Realism
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Colin Elman ve Miriam Fendius Elman (eds), Progress in International Relations Theory: Appraising the Field, MIT Press, 2003. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Offensive and Defensive Realism
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Scott Burchill, Theories of International Relations, Palgrave, 2005.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Liberalism
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 7 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
Idealism
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Neoliberalism
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Constructivism
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 12 - Theoretical
British School
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Marxism and Critical Theory
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Feminism
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Martin Griffiths, International Relations Theory for the Twenty-First Century: An introduction, Routledge, 2007.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Postmodernism
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Tim Dunne, Milja Kurki ve Steve Smith (ed), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, Oxford University Press, 2007. Scott Burchill, Theories of International Relations, Palgrave, 2005.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exams
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Assignment115116
Practice Examination110111
Midterm Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)127
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