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 Theoretical
(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 Theoretical
(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
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 Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
IR215 INTRODUCTION TO LAW FOR INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 3 0 6.0
IR221 COMMUN. IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS I 3 3 0 6.0
IR231 INTR.TO INTERNATIONAL POLITICS I 3 3 0 6.0
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
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
IR222 COMMUN. IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS II 3 3 0 6.0
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
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(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
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(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
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Theoretical
(h/w)
Laboratory
(h/w)
ECTS
Credit
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            FREE ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week