ECIR 410 / POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TURKEY
Units: 3Pre-requisites: ECON. 202 or consent of the instructor

Introduction to the role of the state and other political actors in Turkish economic development from a comparative and global political economy perspective; key policy phases and institutional transformations; the role of multilateral institutions ; the politics of economic crises and reforms; regional integration and external economic relations of the Turkish economy; the political economy of trade and capital flows; poverty, inequality, labor market dynamics and social policy: gender and environmental dimensions of Turkish development.

HPIR 491 / HONORS PROJECT INT. REL. I
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

Available to students with a GPA equal to or greater than 3.00 and with consent of the instructor.

HPIR 492 / HONORS PROJECT INT. REL. II
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

Available to students with a GPA equal to or greater than 3.00 and with consent of the instructor.

INTL 101 / INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

The basic tools and concepts of politics, political systems, and political science; an overview of the basic terminology and theories of political science so as to enable students to understand the functioning of different political systems; a systematic understanding of political institutions and dynamics as a basis for an adequate analysis of global problems, from economic development to security to the environment.

INTL 201 / RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
Units: 3Pre-requisites: (INTL. 101 and MATH. 201 or Eng 200 or Eng 201) or consent of the instructor and (Cpap 100 or Cpap 150 OR Cpap 101)

Introduction to research methodology in behavioral and social sciences, emphasizing the logic of scientific inquiry, critical thinking and the essential roles of observation and experiment; review of research methods in International Relations, including survey research and statistical methods.

INTL 203 / INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Units: 3Pre-requisites: INTL. 101

Evolution of the modern international system, with particular emphasis on developments since World War II, basic theories and applications of salient issues in international politics such as international conflict and cooperation, alignments, nationalism, and forces of change.

INTL 204 / INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS
Units: 3Pre-requisites: INTL. 101

Basic concepts in political science such as political culture, political participation, political parties, political institutions, and the application of these concepts in the study of major contemporary states.

INTL 301 / THE TURKISH CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land and as an operating mechanism; organization and functioning of the legislative, executive and judicial branches; interrelation between them; the citizen, civil liberties and the Government.

INTL 305 / GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

Forces of change in international politics, and the ability of the interstate system to endure in the face of accelerating economic, sociological, and political limitations on the sovereignty of nations.

INTL 307 / INTRODUCTION TO POLICY ANALYSIS
Units: 3Pre-requisites: INTL 203 and INTL 204

Introduction to policy analysis; theories of policy making processes; framing and analysis of policy problems; developing policy recommendations for policy makers.

INTL 308 / HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT
Units: 3Pre-requisites: INTL. 101 or consent of the instructor

An historical analysis of great political ideas as put forth by ancient and modern philosophers and political theorists such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, and Marx. The focus is on intellectual debates on the foundational questions of politics (forms of government, the relationship of the individual to the state, justice and morality).

INTL 311 / HISTORY OF MODERN DIPLOMACY
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

Examines the evolution of modern diplomacy from the 19th century to the present. Studies topics such as the balance of power, the Concert of Europe, the secret agreements and open diplomacy. Investigates the transformation from the old to the new diplomacy including parliamentary and global diplomacy.

INTL 313 / INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Units: 3Pre-requisites: INTL. 203 and INTL. 204 or consent of the instructor

Main approaches to various institutions and actors that make up the field of international political economy. Question of who gets what at a global level from a multi-actored, multi-level and mul-disciplinary perspective. Interactions between states, markets, firms, NGOs, and not-for-profit organizations at the local, national, regional, and supranational levels. Global trade, production, finance, and knowledge structures and relations in the context of international organizations, transnational corporations, global financial structures, regional integrations, North-South relations, discourses and practices of development, and problems of global poverty.

INTL 314 / POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

A study of policy issues related to providing the public good of finance; the use of finance internationally as a political tool; and the geo-economic and institutional structures of the international financial system.

INTL 315 / GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF THE WESTERN EUROPE
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

Historical evolution of the major countries of Western Europe; constitutional and institutional structures; different models of parliamentary and presidential democracy; explanations for postwar economic growth and subsequent economic crisis and stagnation; the impact of postindustrialization and globalization on society and politics.

INTL 318 / SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS
Units: 3Pre-requisites: Prerequisite:INTL. 201

Provides an introduction to the analysis of social networks. Topics include research design for social network analysis, collecting network data, visualization of networks, and review of most commonly used measures such as centrality, structural holes, and structural equivalence. Software packages for the course: UCINET and Visone.

INTL 320 / AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND FOREIGN POLICY
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

The form and function of the American system of government from both an institutional and a behavioral perspective. The making of American foreign policy.

INTL 325 / GENDER AND POLITICS
Units: 3Pre-requisites: (INTL. 101 or SOCI. 100) and INTL 204

This undergraduate seminar critically explores a variety of political, social, and economic processes through a gendered perspective. The class revisits issues of politics and political economy by focusing on various inequalities that govern the lives of men and women in their everyday lives. The course material is organized so that we discuss themes such as, but not limited to, nation-state formation, citizenship, labor, and development.

INTL 330 / INSTITUTIONS AND POLITICS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Units: 3Pre-requisites: INTL. 203 or INTL. 204 or consent of the instructor

Evolution of European Union institutions, how they are organized and how they operate; the Union’s internal politics and external relations.

INTL 335 / TERRORISM, INSURGENCY AND WORLD POLITICS
Units: 3Pre-requisites: (INTL. 101 or INTL. 201) and INTL. 203 or consent of the instructor

Review of the research on issues related to various types of non-state armed groups, such as terrorists, insurgents, revolutionairies and guerillas. Core debates are reviewed with respect to the effect of inter-state rivalry, state capacity and ideational factors such as ethnic and religious identity and ideology on the emergence and continuation of ethnic conflict, insurgency and terrorism, the spread of internal conflict to the international arena, state support for insurgents and terrorists, state bargaining with such organizations and their transformation into political organizations.

INTL 337 / RELIGION AND POLITICS IN EUROPE
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

Explores the complex ways in which religion and politics have been intertwined in European history, from the persecution or expulsion of infidels and heretics in the Middle Ages to the religiously based civil wars in the 20th century Balkans. Topics include religious affiliations that have been used to mark political differences, and countervailing forces that have allowed for religious coexistence and cultural pluralism.

INTL 340 / GOVERNMENTS AND POLITICS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Units: 3Pre-requisites:

The establishment and development of Middle Eastern political systems; actors including social and political forces which shape their political processes, and their foreign policies.

INTL 342 / RELIGION, SECULARISM AND DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD
Units: 3Pre-requisites: INTL 204

This course examines how religious and secular politics affect world affairs, democracy, and public policy in the world. By taking a comparative approach, it analyzes different models of secularism and how secular and religious politics and government policies take various forms in different countries. With emphasis on Muslim majority countries and Turkey, it explores the links between religion, secularism, state, nationalism, democratization, and social and economic development.

INTL 345 / POLITICAL PARTIES AND INTEREST GROUPS
Units: 3Pre-requisites: INTL. 204

Origins, functions and major characteristics of political parties in different political systems; interest articulation and interest groups in different political environments. Theories of parties and interest groups and their behavior; political parties and interest groups in Turkey.