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About the Undergraduate Program

 

METU Department of International Relations offers a wide range of compulsory and elective courses on theories of international relations, international politics, international political economy, world history and international law, which are regarded as major fields of International Relations and on subjects such as international security, international organizations, Turkish foreign policy, American foreign policy, German foreign policy, British foreign policy, non-state actors, foreign policy analysis, research methods, European Union institutions and law, Middle East politics, Balkan politics, Eurasian studies and peace and conflict studies. Apart from the departmental courses, students can take various elective courses from other departments. The department encourages students to take courses that align with their interests and to select subjects in which they wish to specialize. Owing to the elective language courses offered in METU, many of our students gain proficiency in a second foreign language by the time they graduate.

 

Our department, which was chosen as a pilot department when the Erasmus Programme was started in Turkey in 2005, has been one of the departments whose students have the most benefitted from this scheme. Apart from the Erasmus Programme, our students can also spend one or two semesters at prestigious universities abroad with which our university has exchange agreements. For their future professional development, the department supports students to undertake internships in different fields in the private and public sectors. Those students who fulfil the necessary academic requirements, can also do a minor or double major degrees in other departments at METU.

Undergraduate Curriculum

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact
(h/w)

Laboratory
(h/w)

ECTS
Credit

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

5.0

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

5.0

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact
(h/w)

Laboratory
(h/w)

ECTS
Credit

ADM1122

INTRODUCTION TO POLITICS II

3

3

0

6.0

ECON102

INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS II

5

4

2

8.0

IR102

WORLD HISTORY II

3

3

0

5.0

IR110

HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL THEORY

3

3

0

6.0

ENG102

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II

4

4

1

6.0

BA100

CAREER PLANNING

0

1

0

2.0

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

 

 

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact
(h/w)

Laboratory
(h/w)

ECTS
Credit

IR215

INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

3

3

0

6.0

IR231

INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS I

3

3

0

6.0

ENG211

ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS

3

3

1

4.0

Any 1 of the following set ..

HIST2201

PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK I

0

2

0

2.0

HIST2205

HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I

0

2

0

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL or NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact
(h/w)

Laboratory
(h/w)

ECTS
Credit

IR224

RESEARCH METHODS IN INTERNATIONAL RELA

3

3

0

8.0

IR232

INTRO. TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS II

3

3

0

6.0

Any 1 of the following set ..

HIST2202

PRINCIPLES OF KEMAL ATATÜRK II

0

2

0

2.0

HIST2206

HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II

0

2

0

2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

 

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

 

 

 

 

           

DEPARTMENTAL or NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact
(h/w)

Laboratory
(h/w)

ECTS
Credit

IR305

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW I

3

3

0

8.0

IR345

TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY I

3

3

0

6.0

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL or NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL or NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact
(h/w)

Laboratory
(h/w)

ECTS
Credit

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

           

DEPARTMENTAL or NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

FOURTH YEAR

Seventh Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact
(h/w)

Laboratory
(h/w)

ECTS
Credit

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL or NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL, NONDEPARTMENTAL or FREE ELECTIVE

 

 

Eighth Semester

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact
(h/w)

Laboratory
(h/w)

ECTS
Credit

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL or NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

           

DEPARTMENTAL, NONDEPARTMENTAL or FREE ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week