Introduction to the study of politics. Terminology and methodology of political science. Government and administration. Executive, legislative, and judiciary. Governance, political participation, political actors, government structures and processes. Basic concepts of political theory, comparative politics and international relations.
Constitutional developments in the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic. Comparative study of current and previous constitutions. Constitutional status of and relationship between legislative, executive, judiciary branches. (Taught in Turkish)
Prerequisite: POLS 101
Study of ancient Greek, Roman, and medieval political thinkers. Analysis of their major contributions to the development of political theory. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Analysis of the works of the major Western political theorists from Machiavelli to the present, with emphasis on general developments, trends, and basic issues in modern political theory.
Prerequisites: POLS 101, POLS 201
Introduction to statistical methods in social sciences. Basic descriptive and inferential techniques. Prerequisite: MATH 106
Introduction to theory-oriented research in political science: Research problems, research designs, quantitative data collection techniques, data processing, data analysis, and interpretation of social science data with special emphasis on quantitative methods used in data analysis, and report writing on the basis of data analysis and findings. Prerequisites: POLS 203
Major concepts and theoretical approaches in comparative politics. Comparative party systems, electoral systems, political institutions, state-society relations, democratization, and political culture. Prerequisite: POLS 101
History of diplomacy and international relations from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War. The emergence of balance of power systems, nationalism, colonialism, the World Wars, decolonization and the Cold War. Prerequisite: POLS 101
The rise and evolution of the nation-state system, the operation of balance of power, deterrence, coercion, conflict, diplomacy, crisis management, and the role of international law and institutions in inter-state relations. Prerequisite: POLS 101
The development of the Turkish political system from the Ottoman period to the present with emphasis on the interaction of state, politics, and society. Prerequisite: POLS 101, POLS 102
An introduction to the basic concepts, theories and methodologies of political economy. The interaction between states and markets and between power and wealth at domestic and international contexts. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Foreign policy making processes and analyses. Politics and foreign policy. Actors, interests and interactios. Turkey's international relations and foreign policy making as a case study. Prerequisite: POLS 101
Comparison of political systems of North America and Western Europe. Emphasis on Great Britain, France, and the Federal Republic of Germany. Historical legacies, key political institutions, and political culture. Prerequisite: POLS 101