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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
POL421 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Live (Online)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ALİ SERDAR ERDURMAZ

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course offers an advanced overview of the key international security issues today: from terrorism, the arms trade and the changing nature of war through to new emerging challenges such as climate change, infrastructural resilience and complex emergencies. On completing the course a successful student should be able to: [i] understand a wide range of contemporary security issues and the potential relations between them [ii] formulate academically informed opinions about, and demonstrate knowledge in depth of, particular contemporary security issues [iii] understand the differences between the narrow and the broader security agenda.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include horizontal and vertical factors and subjects effecting the international security after the end of Cold War which has brought before new security concept in the field of international relations.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

On completing the course a successful student should be able to: [i] understand a wide range of contemporary security issues and the potential relations between them [ii] formulate academically informed opinions about, and demonstrate knowledge in depth of, particular contemporary security issues [iii] understand the differences between the narrow and the broader security agenda.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Preliminary information for basic concepts of the course, aim of the course and content Lecture & Question and Answer
2 Reading the related subject in the course book: Edited by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 11-31 Global Security, Defining Security and the type of security threats.Booth,Ken Lecture & Question and Answer
3 Reading the related subject in the course book:Buzan, Barry, Hansen, Lene, The Evoluation of International Security Studies, Cambridge University Press, 2009,p. 8-19 ISBN-13 978-0-511-65179-3 eBook Defining International Security Studies Lecture & Question and Answer
4 Reading the related subject in the course book:Buzan, Barry, Hansen, Lene, The Evoluation of International Security Studies, Cambridge University Press, 2009,p. 158-225 ISBN-13 978-0-511-65179-3 eBook International Security Studies, widening and deepening security Lecture & Question and Answer
5 Reading the related subject in the course book: Edited by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 31-50 Security and Social Critique, David Mutimer Lecture & Question and Answer
6 Reading the related subject in the course book: Edited by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 51-68 Gender and Security, Natasha Marhia Lecture & Question and Answer
7 Reading the related subject in the course book: Paul D. Williams, Security Studies an Introduction, Routledge, 2008, p. 279-283ISBN0-203-92660-9 Edited by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 85-101 Human Security, Responsible to Protect Lecture & Question and Answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 85-101 Continue- Human Security -The Barcelona Version of Human Security, The Impact of the War on Terror, The Critiques of Human Security, Reconstructing Human Security Lecture & Question and Answer
10 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 68-85 Security and (Global) Risks, Sabine Selchow -
10 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 68-85 Security and (Global) Risks, Sabine Selchow Lecture & Question and Answer
11 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 85-103 Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Maria Rost Rublee -
11 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 85-103 Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation, Maria Rost Rublee Lecture & Question and Answer
12 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 105-126 Terrorism and Antiterrorism, Ekaterina Stepanova -
12 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 105-126 Terrorism and Antiterrorism, Ekaterina Stepanova Lecture & Question and Answer
13 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 160-175 Natural Resources and Insecurity, Anouk S. Rigterink -
13 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p. 160-175 Natural Resources and Insecurity, Anouk S. Rigterink Lecture & Question and Answer
14 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p.232-247 The Evolution of International Peacekeeping, Renata Dwan -
14 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p.232-247 The Evolution of International Peacekeeping, Renata Dwan Lecture & Question and Answer
15 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p.247-265 State-Building, Nation-Building, and Reconstruction, Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Denisa Kostovicova, and David Rampton -
15 Reading the related subject in the course book: by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell, p.247-265 State-Building, Nation-Building, and Reconstruction, Vesna Bojicic-Dzelilovic, Denisa Kostovicova, and David Rampton Lecture & Question and Answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Edited by Kaldor Marry, Rangelov Iavor,(2014),The Handbook of Global Security Policy.Wiley Blackwell,
Buzan, Barry, Hansen, Lene, The Evoluation of International Security Studies, Cambridge University Press, 2009,p. 8-19 ISBN-13 978-0-511-65179-3 eBook
Paul D. Williams, Security Studies an Introduction, Routledge, 2008, p. 279-283ISBN0-203-92660-9
Alan Collins, Çağdaş Güvenlik Çalışmaları, Çeviren, Nasuh Uslu,3ncü Baskı, Eylül 2017, Uluslararası İlişkiler Kütüphanesi, ISBN: 978-605-65942-9-8
Peter Hough, Understanding Global Security, 2004, Routledge, New York, İSBN: 0-203-40318-5
Kim R. Holmes, What is National Security, The Heritage Foundation, 2015 Index of US Military Strength.
Bary Buzan, New patterns of global security in the twenty-first century, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the basic theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
4
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
4
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.
4

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
0
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
5
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.
4

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
5
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
2
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.
4

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
5
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
4
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
5
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
3
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
5
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
4
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
4
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
4
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.
5

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 5 65
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 1 10 10
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 1 10 10
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 1 1 1
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Final Exam 0 0 0
Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 0 0 0
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 30 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0