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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBU435 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
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 Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce major current and future-based subjects and problems in the field of international security, improve aptitude for creating their own ideas and comments regarding these issues.
Contents of the Course Unit: Content of the course include the security concept, relation between security-foreign policy, human security concept, security theories, security organizations, changing security understanding, terrorism, energy security, commercial security, cyber security.

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

Relate and list ideas, thoughts, theories and approaches regarding international security in a proper way
Summarize theories of international security over examples
Differentiate classical and recent security, threat and risks
Analyze approaches, manners and policies of international actors against security by relating them with the national interest concept

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 coursebook The Security Concept, main elements, historical background Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Security Theories I Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Security Theories II Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Security Regimes, International Organisations, Collective Defending Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Human Security Concept Lecture & Group Work & Discussion
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Recent Security Threats I Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Recent Security Threats II Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Military Security Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Terrorism Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Cyber Security Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Environmental Security. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Security Strategies of States Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Revision Preparation for the exam: General and comparative evaluation of former subjects. Revision of basic points. Lecture & Question and Answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Dedeoglu, B. (2008). Uluslararası Güvenlik ve Strateji. Istanbul: Yeni Yızyıl Publications.
Brauch, H., Çelikpala, M., Aydın,M., Polat,N., Spring, U.O. (2012). Uluslararası Ilisilerde Catıismadan Guvenlige. Istanbul: Istanbul Bilgi University Publications.
Urhal, O. (2009). Küreselleşen Dünyada Güvenlik. Ankara: Adalet.
Hough,P., Malik, S., Moran, A., Pilbeam, B.(2015). International Security Studies – Theory and Practice. New York: Routledge.
Browning,C. S. (2013). International Security – A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
International Security (periodical journal)

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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.

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 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 12 12
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 10 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 131
Total Workload of the Course Unit 131
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0