Course Title Course Code Program Level
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SİBU325 Political Science and International Relations B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
42 40 55 137 3 5

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites No Pre-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives Teaching the context of security studies in a specific system.
Course Content This is a course of analyzing international security at global and regional levels by theoritical and practical approach.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Comment the current security international security problems in the light of security theories and suggest solutions.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Analysis of the Concept of Security, Philosophy of Security, Introduction to Security Studies
2. Week Introduction to Security Studies and Security Theories (Realist, Critical and Constructivist Security Approaches)
3. Week Security Theories (Postmodern, Int. Politcal Sociology, PPT and Structural Violence Theory)
4. Week Security Theories (Security Community, RSCT, World Security, Game, Deterrence Thoeires and Security Dilemma)
5. Week The Sources of Insecurity in the International System (States and Geography)
6. Week Current Security Problems in the Int. System (Failed States and Global Terror)
7. Week Current Security Problems in the Int. System (Proliferation of CBRN, Illegal Migration and Int. Trafficking)
9. Week Regional Conflict Areas and Security Problems (Middle East, Central Asia, Caucasia and Baltics)
10. Week Regional Conflict Areas and Security Problems (Africa and South America)
11. Week Regional Conflict Areas and Security Problems (South Asia and Southeastern Asia / Asia-Pacific)
12. Week Peace and Reconciliation Studies (Reconciliation Theory and DDR)
13. Week The Solution Methods of Int. Security Problems International Security Problems (Preventive and Repressive)
14. Week Presentations of the Working Groups
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References Fikret BİRDİŞLİ, Teori ve Pratikte Uluslararası Güvenlik : Kavram – Teori – Uygulama Seçkin Yayınları, July 2017 / 3rd Edition, 408 pp. (First) ; Ken BOOTH, Dünya Güvenliği Kuramı, Küre Yayınları, 2012. (Secondary); Michael E. SMITH, Uluslararası Güvenlik, BB101 Yayınları, 2017. (Secondary).
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)