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BA in Political Science and International Relations - Program Objectives

The program aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills through which they can deeply grasp political, cultural and economic developments at national and global level and acquire the qualifications sought in the national and global environment and labor markets. It also aims to provide students with a scientific understanding of social facts and phenomena, that would enable them to uncover the roots of common perceptions and practices, to question them when necessary, and to come up with policy proposals when possible. Such a goal necessitates the students to be equipped with a knowledge of political theory, history as well as of political economy and scientific methods in social sciences.

 

BA in Political Science and International Relations - Program Outcomes


Common Outcomes of all Bachelor Programs:

  1.    Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  2.    Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  3.    Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  4.    Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  5.    Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.

Common Outcomes of all Bachelor of Arts Programs in Social Sciences:

  6.     Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences.
  7.     Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society.
  8.     Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information.

Program Specific Outcomes of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations Program:

  9.    To analyze national and global events from various social science perspectives.
10.    To demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge on political science and international relations and to state views and positions with advanced oral and written skills.
11.    To compete for increasing career opportunities in national and global institutions.
12.    To (be able to) understand and follow the changes in political behaviours, opinions and structures.
13.    To gain the ability to make logical inferences on social and political issues based on comparative and historical knowledge.

 

BA in Political Science - Program Objectives

The Political Science undergraduate program was born out of a recognition of the increasing significance of cross-disciplinary studies in the social sciences. The program is organized around the combined perspectives and analytical tools of Sociology, Political Science, International Relations, and History. The Political Science degree furnishes the students with a unique multidisciplinary approach in social sciences and prepares them for further academic study and/or for careers in the public and the private sector.

 

BA in Political Science - Program Outcomes


Common Outcomes of all Bachelor Programs:

  1.    Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  2.    Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  3.    Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  4.    Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  5.    Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.

Common Outcomes of all Bachelor of Arts Programs in Social Sciences:

  6.     Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences.
  7.     Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society.
  8.     Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information.

Program Specific Outcomes of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Program:

  9.    Understand and follow changes in patterns of political behavior, ideas and structures.
10.    Develop the ability to make logical inferences about social and political issues on the basis of comparative and historical knowledge.

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BA in International Studies - Program Objectives

The International Studies BA program aims to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to understand the complex economic, cultural and political transformations that are taking place at the global level. The program offers a strong background in economics and international political economy in the context of globalization and develops an awareness of world societies, business relations, cultures, global institutions and politics. Students are thus formed to successfully operate in global political and economic environments, on the other hand, to equip themselves with the necessary background for graduate studies in fields ranging from international relations and management to economics.

 

BA in International Studies - Program Outcomes

Common Outcomes of all Bachelor Programs:

  1.    Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
  2.    Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
  3.    Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
  4.    Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means.
  5.    Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.

Common Outcomes of all Bachelor of Arts Programs in Social Sciences:

 6.      Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences.
 7.      Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society.
 8.      Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information.

Program Specific Outcomes of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies Program:

  9.    Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives.
10.    Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs.
11.    Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions.
12.    Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills.

 

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MA in Political Science - Program Objectives


The program offers a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the major fields of Political Science and provides the students with a rigorous conceptual framework, basic analytical tools and sound methodological training in the discipline. The program covers the major fields of Political Science (Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory) and offers a rich set of specialization possibilities. With a thematic concentration on Turkish Politics, Middle Eastern Politics, and European Politics, the program stands out among its competitors in Turkey by its courses and faculty members specializing in formal theory and the production and analysis of quantitative evidence.

 

MA in Political Science - Program Outcomes

Common Outcomes of Master’s Programs:

1.    Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning
2.    Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life.
3.    Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs
4.    Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments.
5.    Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English.
6.    Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating.

Common Outcomes of Master of Arts Programs in Social Sciences:

7.    Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
8.    Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
9.    Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.

 

Program Specific Outcomes of Master of Arts in Political Science Program:

10.    Begin to grasp historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics.

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PhD in Political Science - Program Objectives

The program offers a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the major fields of Political Science and provides the students with a rigorous conceptual framework, basic analytical tools and sound methodological training in the discipline. The program covers the major fields of Political Science (Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory) and offers a rich set of specialization possibilities. With a thematic concentration on Turkish Politics, Middle Eastern Politics, and European Politics, the program stands out among its competitors in Turkey by its courses and faculty members specializing in formal theory and the production and analysis of quantitative evidence.

 

PhD in Political Science - Program Outcomes

  1.    Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications.
  2.    Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas.
  3.    Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach.
  4.    Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject.
  5.    Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas.
  6.    Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study.
  7.    Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently.
  8.    Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals.
  9.    Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving.
10.    Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.
11.    Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary.
12.    Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field.
13.    Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level.
14.    Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements.
15.    Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field.
16.    Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values.

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