INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR234 INTRO. TO FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS

Course Code: 3140234
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. MEHMET FATİH TAYFUR
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The aims of this course are to enable to students to understand; the interaction between the theories of foreign policy analyis and theories of international relations; domestic and external souces of foreign policy analysis; and decision making theories and process in foreign policy.

Course Content

This course is intended to provide an introductory examination of the subject of foreign policy analysis. In this general context, the nature, scope and definition of foreign policy; the impact of main theories and methods of international relations on foreign policy studies; and various approaches and methods to the study of foreign policy will be covered in the lectures.

Learning Outcomes

The students are expected to be able to understand the various sources and complexity of foreign policy behaviour and decisions; and make a sound analysis and explanation of foreign policy behaviours of states.