Information Package / Course Catalogue
International Security Issues
Course Code: UYL516
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

The aim of the course is to analyse the important security issues in the international arena within the frame of security concept and theories of international relations.

Course Content

The issues that occupy the world agenda after the Cold War such as terrorism, cyber-war, organized crime, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, nuclear weapons, environmental problems, natural disasters, illegal migration, etc. will be dealt in the context of global security.

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Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to acknowledge the new developments in the security studies, the theoretical dimension of the security concept, and the security issues that occupy the agenda in the 21st century.
2.To be able todescribe regional and global security issues.
3.Demonstrate understanding of the main current international security issues to understand their impact on international affairs
4.Comprehend knowledge on contemporary international security problems for the purpose of conducting case study analysis
5.To be able to critically analyze Security and security politics from theoretical perspective
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 2 - Theoretical
What is Security, Conceptual Approaches
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Introduction to Security Theories
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Realist Security Perception
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Constructivist Security Perception
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Critical Security Perception
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for Midterm
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
Feminist Security Perception
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Postmodern Security Concept
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Problem of Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Corporate Security Issues, EU and NATO
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Regional Security Issues, Africa, Middle East and Asia
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Culture Wars: Cartoon Crisis
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Challenges of globalization: Epidemic Diseases and Poverty
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Sheehan, M. (2005). International Security: An Analytical Survey. London, Lynne Rienner Publishers.
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
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)127
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