Non-Thesis Master Program in International Relations

International Organizations(RI-808)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
RI-808 International Organizations 1 3 0 0 3 8
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Masters Degree
Course Instructor(s) Ayşe Füsun TÜRKMEN (Email)
Objective A) To provide basic knowledge on the international system through the study of IGOs and NGOs B) Prepare students for an eventual career in international organizations
Content Following an introduction on basic concepts and historical backgrounds of IGOs, the first part tackles major universal and regional organizations ; the second part focuses on various IGOS according to their areas of activity (mainly social and humanitarian); while the last part is about NGOs.
Course Learning Outcomes A student who successfully completes this course can:
1) Identify the basic concepts related to international organizations;
2) Categorize the organizations according to various typologies;
3) Have the knowledge of the historical background of IGOs;
4) Have the knowledge of the structures and mechanisms of IGOs;
5) Evaluate the role of each IGO in the international system;
6) Have the basic information on career opportunities in each one of them.
Teaching and Learning Methods Lectures, readings and IGO website tracking for the latest informations.
References BETTATI Mario, Le droit des organisations internationales;
CHARPENTIER Jean; Institutions internationales;
COLAS B., Organisations internationales a vocation universelle;
COT Jean Pierre et PELLET Alain, La Charte des Nations Unies:commentaire article par article;
DORMOY Daniel, L'Union européenne et les organisations internationales;
JOYNER Christopher, The UN and international law;
SMOUTS Marie-Claude, Les organisations internationales;
WEISS Thomas G. and GORDENKER Leon, NGOS the UN and Global Governance;
WHITE N.D., Keeping the peace :the UN and the maintenance of international peace and security.
Periodical: International Organization
IGO/NGO web sites.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction, the first international organizations, The League of Nations
2 The UN I
3 The UN II
4 Council of Europe
6 The EU
8 Social and humanitarian organizations:a) The ILO
9 b) Refugee organizations: UNHCR and UNRWA
11 Introduction to NGOS:ICRC as a hybrid organization
12 NGOs I
13 NGOs II
14 Wrap-uo and general debate
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 0 60
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 0 40
Toplam 0 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 40
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 2 20
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 3 60
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 On top of the previously obtained BA degree, must have acquired the necessary competence required by the pluridisciplinarity of IR; X
2 Must be able to perfection himself/herself on and also specialize in research methods with a view to present work data in accordance with scientific criteria; X
3 Should be able to apply the acquired knowledge at a specialist’s level; X
4 Should be able to choose his/her specialization theme and/or region while perfectionning his/her work in accordance with this choice and improving his/her capacity of analysis; X
5 Must have acquired the necessary basic knowledge in order to undertake publications and programs on IR within printed and visual media; X
6 Should be able to pursue a career specialized in IR within the private sector and NGOs;
7 Should be able to follow national and international publications in his/her field of research. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 12 5 60
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 9 9
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 12 12
Quiz 2 1 2
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 125
Total Workload / 25 5,00
Credits ECTS 5
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