Course Title Course Code Program Level
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS SİBU323 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 45 127 3 5

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites None
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The course aims at informing students on the functions, aims, contributions and influence over World politics of international organizations. It also aims at making students comprehend the importance of these organizations.
Course Content The International Organizations course analyses intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations that are currently playing and increasingly important role in International Relations and in Globalization. The way these insitutions are organized, the power they possess, and the relations amongst themselves and governments are main focus points of the lecture.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Students will be able to have a better grasp of International Relations as a field of study and the role of international organisations in the globalised World. Additionally, the course aims to improve the students’ understanding of Professional English.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction and the modern International Relations and International System
2. Week Types and definitions of International Organizations; conflict and cooperation in the international system
3. Week Description of International Organizations, their specifications and functions
4. Week Types of International Organizations
5. Week Classification of International Organizations - 1: Georgraphical and Functional Organizations
6. Week Classification of International Organizations – 2: Scope-based and Authority-based Organizations
7. Week Membership to Intergovernmental Organizations
9. Week United Nations Organization, its establishment, historical development and UN General Assembly
10. Week UN Security Council, UNICEF, UNESCO, WHO
11. Week Security Organizations and NATO
12. Week Regional Integration and EU and its organs
13. Week Economic Cooperation and IMF, World Bank (IBRD), and Regional Development Organizations
14. Week International Government, Governance and the changes in the international organizations’ structure
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 Çağıran, Mehmet Emin, Uluslararası Örgütler, 2. Baskı Turhan, Ankara: 2014.
Work Placement(s)
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