Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
INR6X1 ELECTIVE I 3 3 0
INR6X2 ELECTIVE II 3 3 0
INR6X3 ELECTIVE III 3 3 0
INR6X4 ELECTIVE IV 3 3 0
INR6X5 ELECTIVE V 3 3 0
INR6X6 ELECTIVE VI 3 3 0
INR6X7 ELECTIVE VI 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
INR600 THESIS 0 0 0
Supervised independent research on a topic agreed between the student and the supervisor (a faculty member) and approved by the Administrative Committee of the Institute. It is evaluated by a jury of three faculty members and two from other universities.
INR650 QUALIFICATION EXAM 0 0 0
INR690 SEMINAR 0 0 0
Seminar presentation and group discussions on selected topics related to the International Relations.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
INR624 ETHNIC CONFLICT 3 3 0
The course is designed in five different parts to examine and explore ethnic conflicts. The first part explores different theories that explain ethnic conflict while the second part presents different case studies to inform students on the variety of issues, identities as well as differences and similarities of each unique case. Part three examines the gender dimension of ethnic division in various places. Part four and five discuss managing ethnic conflicts and examine questions for post-conflict construction of ethnically divided societies. Case studies will be examined and analyzed in light of theories that are discussed earlier in the semester. This practice will help us to apply theories and critically examine how efficiently they provide explanations for actual conflicts.
INR601 ADVANCED THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 3 0
The fundamental objective of this course is to provide the students of International Relations the necessary conceptual and methodological tools to analyze the current international system. The theoretical debates like realism-globalism, critical international theory, constructivism, post-modernism, post-colonial discourse, and normative theories are the main approaches under consideration. In this respect, the course is aimed to examine the theories and how they approach the concepts of international organizations, foreign policy, and the international system.
INR610 GLOBAL GOVERNANCE 3 3 0
This course will aim to examine the role of international organizations in a globalizing world. It focuses on the roles of state and non-state international/ transnational actors in global governance and attempts to analyze various examples of international organizations from a historical, conceptual and theoretical point of view.
INR603 THEORIES AND ISSUES IN GLOBAL SECURITY 3 3 0
This course analyzes the issues and problems of international security from both traditional and new theoretical approaches. Therefore, it refers both traditional military power-centric security conceptualization and also alternative approaches that focus on the economic, political, societal and environmental dimensions of global security. The explanatory power of these theoretical approaches will be assessed through case studies on the specific country analyses, security complexes in different parts of the world and the core issues in the security communities.
INR604 MIDDLE EAST IN WORLD AFFAIRS 3 3 0
The main objective of this course is to analyze the political, socio-cultural and economic structures of the Middle Eastern countries in order to compare and conceptualize the internal and external political making in the region. Within this framework, the course will focus on issue-areas and specific country models to examine nation-building processes, politics of identity, regional ideologies, minorities, processes of democratization in a regional context. Finally, the lectures will put an emphasis on the issue of predicaments and problems pertaining to these processes of nation and state-building in the Middle East realm.
INR602 FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS 3 3 0
This course provides the students of International Relations a research facility that enhances their analytical and reasoning skills in understanding the key concepts and ideas about foreign policy-making in a systematic and theoretical way. By emphasizing all the perspectives and approaches on Foreign Policy Analysis, the course aims to provide the conceptual debates on different foreign policies of selected countries as a field of study. In this respect, the course on foreign policy analysis is primarily centered on the processes, effects, causes, and outputs of foreign policy decision-making both in a comparative and case-specific manner.
INR621 PHILOSOPHY AND GLOBALIZATION 3 3 0
The present PhD course has the aim to shed a light on the mutual critical relation between the philosophy and the globalization. The course will focus on today's and 20th century’s contemporary philosophers. In this respect we will cover the philosophies of Giorgio Agamben, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Slavoj Zizek, Michel Foucault, Gilles Deleuze, Alain Badiou and Jacques Rancière who all have at least an IDEA to argue against the currents of economic and political globalization. Whilst the globalization is mostly accepted as a channel for emancipation and freedom for the world societies, those philosophers find out the fragile imbalances within the global mechanisms and analyze through concepts the repressive core of the economic and political globalizations.
INR635 ISSUES IN EURO - MED POLITICS 3 3 0
This course aims to develop the theoretical and empirical background of the students about the political, cultural, economic and security affairs of the countries which are members of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Thus and so the project of Euro-Mediterranean Partnership will be analyzed within the framework of both traditional and critical theories by referring to the three constitutive phases (security and political cooperation, economic cooperation and cultural dialogue) as well as by assessing certain case studies.
CMS614 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AND PROPAGANDA 3 3 0
The main subjects of this course are political communication activities, elections campaigns and positions of women, young, old people, workers and lobours in campaigns different social institutions such as political parties, lobby groups, trade unions, trade associations, federations and confederations, non – governmental organizations. In addition to that the course will focus on effective propaganda techniques to be able to affect choice of voter by analyzing previous election campaign strategies of parties.
INRE666 SELECTED ISSUES IN POLITICS OF CYPRUS 3 3 0
The course offers a critical examination of the current politico-economic landscape in the island within a broader historical context. It covers major economic, social and political turning points that took place since the end of the 19th century. The major focal point is the Cyprus conflict, its historical evolution, and the role of international as well as local actors involved to resolve (or to perpetuate) it. This requires a multidisciplinary approach and use of different theoretical frameworks, which includes but not limited to nationalism, conflict resolution, international law, geopolitics, and post-colonialism. By the end of the semester the students are expected to write a literature review on a specific dimension of Cyprus politics of their choice, which will provide a basis for an original research.
CMS615 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION 3 3 0
In this course, students are introduced to communication controlling as a key concept in Strategic Public Relations and strategic communication. After the course, the Ph.D. Students shall be acquainted with the theoretical framework for communication controlling as well as its practical implementation. Special attention is paid to the alignment of strategy and controlling. Students will be equipped with an in-depth understanding of applied social research as a means of evaluating strategic communication programs, knowledge on how social research contributes to strategic communication planning as well as strategic communication evaluation, an in-depth understanding of established methods and tools of communication controlling, i.e. systematic, integrated, both formative continuous and summative evaluation against the backdrop of communication strategy and the ability to systematically derive a communication strategy from an organizational strategy or business strategy.
CMS610 CRITICAL THEORY 3 3 0
This course is designed to study, in the context of ground texts; what is critical theory and how it is being analyzed in today’s world by different approaches. In that respect, the texts those philosophers will be examined especially Marx, Kant and Hedel, Lukacs, Nietzsche, Fromm, Marcuse, Freud, Adorno and Habermas.
INR622 COMPARING WORLD POLITICAL CULTURES 3 3 0
This PhD course aims to analyze different Political Cultures in the world in a comparative perspective. Why some societies are more rebellious than others? Why some are more submissive and loyal to their State? What is the essence of culture and where is it related to political participation? What is what we call “ A democratic culture?” Is there a relation between the education and the political participation? All those questions will be dealt with during the course sessions in order to find out the differences and similarities of world political cultures.
INR634 GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 3 3 0
INR612 ACTUALITIES IN INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC LAW 3 3 0
This course is designed for PhD students and examines a number of topics of current, specific, most important, and acute problems of international law. The readings for the course are largely recently-published or unpublished articles or book chapters. Issues include general principles of law; diplomatic protection; question of the protection and inviolability of diplomatic agents and other persons entitled to special protection under international law; issues relating to international terrorism; implementing principles of human rights and protecting the environment, the issues related to the climate change and global warming will covered in this course.
INR502 ISSUES IN EUROPEAN INTEGRATION 3 3 0
This course attempts to analyze major issues of European Integration within a theoretical framework. The course begins with an analysis of the major theories of European Integration such as functionalism, neo-functionalism and federalism. On the basis of this theoretical framework, the course will focus on the two main issues of European Integration, which are named ‘supranationalism versus intergovernmentalism’ and ‘widening versus depending’. In the context of this course, the impacts of decisions on the integration processes taken in summits such as Maastricht and Cophenagen will also be ecamined and discussed.
INR626 GLOBAL MEDIA AND CONFLICT 3 3 0
Having based on the scholarly studies on media and international conflict, this course intends to provide the participants with the ability to develop an internal coherent scientific perspective supported by appropriate theories and methodologies in order to comprehend and explain media representation of global, regional, national and local conflicts. Within this context, topics of this course include theories of media representation, theories of international conflict, methods of analyzing mediated conflicts, the role and position of media institutions and professionals in representation, construction, deconstruction, reconstruction, and resolution of various types of conflicts as well as post-conflict situations.
INR562 POLITICS OF PEACE AND CONFLICT IN DEEPLY DIVIDED SOCIETIES 3 3 0
This course explores the politics of deeply divided societies and focuses upon the ways through which such societies manage their divisions and sustain peaceful politics. Politics of deeply divided societies is characterized by instability and the persistence of conflict. Some deeply divided societies, however, maintain peaceful politics through power-sharing between groups. The course surveys the literatures on ethnic conflict, third party peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding as well as the power-sharing theory to answer the following questions: What makes the politics of deeply divided societies fractious and unstable? What are the main approaches to manage conflict in such societies? What roles can third party actors assume in bringing about peaceful settlements?
INR501 THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 0 0 0
INR501 THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 3 3 0
This course provides an analysis of the major theoretical debates of International Relations discipline, including Idealism-Realism, Realism-Pluralism and recent debates in critical International Relations approaches. The course also addresses the level of analysis problem as well as the central assumptions and key concepts of various theories of International Relations; namely postmodernism, normative theory and constructivism, with special emphasis on the basic concepts, and current critique of realism and neo-realism. Theoretical framework of the International Relations discipline will be defined and analyzed in the context of the course. The new theories will also be examined in detail and discussed.
INR548 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND GLOBALIZATION 3 3 0
This course examines the role of international organizations in an age of globalization. It also studies the role of state and non-state actors within the context of global governance. The course attempts to analyze the changing dynamics of the international system and the emergence of new actors via discussing current regional and international political, economic, socio-cultural and humanitarian issues pertaining contemporary world affairs. The changing dynamics of globalization, the inequalities created in the world scale and the effect of recent migration trends to international organizations will be covered during the course.
INR534 CURRENT WORLD EVENTS 3 3 0
The main purpose of this course is to examine emerging issues of the international system within the framework of traditional and critical theories. Within this context, on one hand, state-centric security conceptualization will be discussed,, on the other hand, it will be aimed to add a new perspective with alternative convergences that focus on economic, political, cultural, humanitarian, social and environmental areas. Within the framework of the lecture, in addition to all of those theoretical approaches, current events and problems will be explained with examples. Furthermore, the security structures in the world’s different regions and the main subjects of the security communities will be evaluated.
MAN515 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0
INR503 PROBLEMS IN INTERNATIONAL SECURITY 0 0 0
INRE104 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS 0 0 0
INR556 MIDDLE EAST IN WORLD AFFAIRS 3 3 0
This Course offers the students of IR a contemporary history and politics of the Middle-Eastern states. This course will examine the nationalist ideologies, processes of nation-building and political change with a particular emphasis on the Fertile Crescent region of the Middle-East. This course will provide an academic background on the Middle East politics through referring basically to issues of legitimacy and stability, leadership, political elites, ideologies and social movements. The topics which will be covered include the Palestinian Question, the Arab-Israeli conflict, intra-Arab rivalries and the role of the military in politics.
MAN532 MARKETING STRATEGIES 3 3 0
INR525 GLOBALIZATION AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 3 3 0
Global political economy course deals with the issues of world economy and world politics by starting with the analysis of the emergence and evolution of the “world system” from the fifteenth century till the current phase of globalization. The course specifically examines the subjects like industrial and financial economic development, periodically emerging economic crises, development and undevelopment problems and economic integration of the global system. The current issue of the global terrorism will also be handled in relation with underdevelopment, and global migration trends.
INR560 DEMOCRATIZATION AND THE CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE MIDDLE EAST 3 3 0
This course is aimed to examine and explore the processes of democratization and civil society movements in the Middle East with an analytical and critical methodology. Specifically, socio-cultural, economic, and political structures and the interplay of the factors and actors within these structures will be the main areas throughout the discussions in this graduate course. In addition, ideological, religious and social dimensions of the democratization and political liberalization processes of the Middle Eastern region will be analyzed and compared with specific countries and cases.
INR535 ISSUES IN EURO-MEDITERRANEAN POLITICS 3 3 0
This course aims to develop theoretical and empirical background of the students in relation to the political, cultural, economic and security affairs of the countries which are members of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership. Thus and so the project of Euro-Mediterranean Partnership will be analyzed within the framework of both traditional and critical theories by referring to the three constitutive phases (security and political cooperation, economic cooperation and cultural dialogue) as well as by assessing certain case studies. The relations between the EU and the Euromed States will also be highlighted.
BUS618 CASES IN BUSINESS ETHICS 3 3 0
CMS623 THE POLITICS OF MEDIA REPRESENTATION 3 3 0
This course will investigate a range of media texts and discourses in order to understand the ways in which systems of representation are produced, circulated and interpreted by audiences. Focusing largely on visual media, the course will examine questions of knowledge, truth, power and pleasure in relation to representations of masculinity, femininity, sexuality, whiteness and racial ‘otherness’. The course will be organized around writings by major theorists including Stuart Hall, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Marcel Foucault, Laura Mulvey and Richard Dyer.
CMS513 FILM AESTHETICS 3 3 0
This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for analyzing film as an art and an aesthetic category. The course focuses on film theories and film criticism and gives special attention to detailed film analyses. Within this context it examines and analyzes the film styles of “auteur” filmmakers and compares their cinematographic styles with those of mainstream filmmakers.
INR636 QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATE 3 3 0
MAN538 ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3 3 0
MAN519 THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE AND ARGUMENTATION 3 3 0
BUS629 MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING AND GAME THEORY 3 3 0
INRE101 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 0 0 0