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Faculty of Political Sciences

Department of International Relations


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Purpose: American University of Cyprus  , Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations, the undergraduate program deals with the scientific study of the issues related to the basic concepts, actors and components of the international system. The main topics of political science such as power, authority, legitimacy, and social structure, as well as regional and international organizations, transnational corporations, the actors in the international system, the relations of states with other states, disputes, conflict regions in the world. In addition to an academic education on these issues, it is the main concern of our department to train people who can think critically and have an intellectual identity in accordance with the creative and universal information age. The vocational knowledge and skills of the students are further enriched with the courses related to the areas of interest from our university's elective courses pool.

Vision: Equivalent to international criteria in education, competent in theory and practice, possessing creative, up-to-date and historical information, improved written and verbal expression skills; The department, which aims to give graduates sensitive to political and administrative fields with professional ethics, aims to enrich education with interdisciplinary collaborations and develops a critical thinking centered education model that aims to interpret the current scientific.

Mission: Political Science and Public Administration has the qualifications to fulfill its profession in national and international platforms, private and public institutions, establish interdisciplinary relations, research, approach scientifically, follow innovations, and develop themselves; to give graduates who have a constructive role in the globalizing new world order, open-minded, sociable, solution-oriented, gained leadership skills and who can practice their profession in individual and group studies; to train managers who have a talented, creative, critical mind (mindset) and respect professional ethics.

 

Program Language: English

 

Preparatory School: Yes

 

Program Approval: YÖK- YÖDAK


Accreditations:


Program Description: The basic philosophy of the undergraduate program is to create a sensitivity to think, design and apply within the framework of social responsibility, sustainability and ethical values by evaluating the knowledge specific to the field with a critical approach. In this context, it is aimed to gain competencies at the national and international level, which includes the knowledge, skills and competencies required for law, sociology, history and philosophy and the profession of Political Science and Public Administration.


Admission and Registration Requirements: Within the framework of the regulations determined by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), student admission to this program is done through the examination system conducted by the Measurement Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Student registration procedures are carried out within the framework of the principles set by the Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). The Rectorate declares the registration dates, required documents and registration places of the candidates who will register to the University for the first time each year. Registration procedures are carried out by the Registrar's Office. Final registration is not possible with missing documents or mail. The records of those determined to have tampered with the documents are not recorded. If it is understood that it was registered by mistake, its records will be deleted.

 

Graduation Requirements: In order to graduate from the Political Science and Public Administration undergraduate program, a passing grade from 50 courses (Local Credit: 145, ECTS: 240) included in the 4-year (8 semesters) curriculum, the average is 2.00 and above, and one internship course. must have completed successfully.

 

Employment Opportunities: The graduates of the American University of Cyprus, Faculty of Political Sciences, Political Science and Public Administration degree program find jobs in private institutions, especially ministries and local governments. Our graduates also work in sectors such as inspectorate, consultancy, banking, communication, education, media and public relations, national and international organizations.

COURSES

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
First Year
1. semester
2. semester
CodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTS
BUS101Intro. to Business& Management3036IRE102Introduction to International Relations
036
COMP103Intro. to Computer&Information Systems I3036COMP104Intr. To Computer& Information Systems II3036
PSYC100Intro.to Behavioural Science I:Psychology3036HIS104World History & Civilizations3036
POLS101Introduction to Political Science3036SOCY100Sociology3036
EGL101Development of Reading Skills
035EGL102Development of Writing Skills II3035
NH001National History I--01NH 002National History II II--01
TFL101Turkish as an Foreign Language I

0
TFL102Turkish as an Foreign Language II

00
TOTAL1530TOTAL1530













Second Year
1. semester
2. semester
CodeCourse NamePCr.ECTSCodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTS
BUS211Microeconomics3036BUS212Macroeconomics 3036
IRE201Comperative Politics I3036IRE204Comperative Politics II3036
BUS205Statistics I3036IRE206Third World Politics3036
BUS207/ PUB 203Introduction to Law3036IRE208International Relations Theory3036
CS201Communication Skills I3035CS202Communication Skills II3035
TURK001Turkish I--
1TURK002Turkish II


1
TOTAL1530TOTAL1530













Third Year
1. semester
2. semester
CodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTS
POLS301European Political History3035IRE302History& Politics of Balkans3035
IRE301International Organizations3035IRE308Global Peace & Security3035
IRE305History& Politics of Middle East3035IRE312Foreign Policy Analysis3035
IRE309International Law3035POLS304Political Ideologies3035

Departmental Elective(1)3035
Departmental Elective(2)3035

Non-Departmental Elective (1)3035
Non-Departmental Elective (2)3035






STJ030Internship-30 calender day--
0
TOTAL1830TOTAL1830













Fourth Year
1. semester
2. semester
CodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTS
POLS401Political Sociology3035IRE404EU Studies3035
POLS407Global Political Economy3035IRE408Conflict Studies & Dispute Settlement3035
IRE403Turkish Diplomatic History&Foreign Politics3035POLS414Contemporary Human Rights3035
IRE405International Politics of Cyprus3035
Departmental Elective(4)3035

Departmental Elective(3)3035
Departmental Elective(5)3035

Non-Departmental Elective (3)3035
Non-Departmental Elective (4)3035
TOTAL1830TOTAL1830













Total Credits: 132ECTS: 240
































Departmental Electives:










CodeCourse Name










IRE 304The Caucasus and Central Asia










IRE 317Diplomatic Protocol










IRE 333Sub-Saharan African Politics










IRE 411Post Cold War International Relations










IRE 412US Foreign Policy










IRE 414Turkey-EU Relations










IRE 417Conflict Case Studies










IRE 419Research Methods










IRE 420Graduation Project










IRE 421Greek-Turkish Relations










IRE 422Euro-Mediterranean Relations










IRE 423History and Politics of Far East










IRE 425Diplomatic Correspondence










IRE 427Global Terrorism Studies










EVENTS

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CONTACT



American University Of Cyprus , Şht. Salahi Şevket Sokak No: 49 Arabahmet, Nicosia TRNC



+90 392 228 92 33
info@auc.edu.tr   

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

Purpose: American University of Cyprus  , Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of International Relations, the undergraduate program deals with the scientific study of the issues related to the basic concepts, actors and components of the international system. The main topics of political science such as power, authority, legitimacy, and social structure, as well as regional and international organizations, transnational corporations, the actors in the international system, the relations of states with other states, disputes, conflict regions in the world. In addition to an academic education on these issues, it is the main concern of our department to train people who can think critically and have an intellectual identity in accordance with the creative and universal information age. The vocational knowledge and skills of the students are further enriched with the courses related to the areas of interest from our university's elective courses pool.

Vision: Equivalent to international criteria in education, competent in theory and practice, possessing creative, up-to-date and historical information, improved written and verbal expression skills; The department, which aims to give graduates sensitive to political and administrative fields with professional ethics, aims to enrich education with interdisciplinary collaborations and develops a critical thinking centered education model that aims to interpret the current scientific.

Mission: Political Science and Public Administration has the qualifications to fulfill its profession in national and international platforms, private and public institutions, establish interdisciplinary relations, research, approach scientifically, follow innovations, and develop themselves; to give graduates who have a constructive role in the globalizing new world order, open-minded, sociable, solution-oriented, gained leadership skills and who can practice their profession in individual and group studies; to train managers who have a talented, creative, critical mind (mindset) and respect professional ethics.

 

Program Language: English

 

Preparatory School: Yes

 

Program Approval: YÖK- YÖDAK


Accreditations:


Program Description: The basic philosophy of the undergraduate program is to create a sensitivity to think, design and apply within the framework of social responsibility, sustainability and ethical values by evaluating the knowledge specific to the field with a critical approach. In this context, it is aimed to gain competencies at the national and international level, which includes the knowledge, skills and competencies required for law, sociology, history and philosophy and the profession of Political Science and Public Administration.


Admission and Registration Requirements: Within the framework of the regulations determined by the Council of Higher Education (YÖK), student admission to this program is done through the examination system conducted by the Measurement Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). Student registration procedures are carried out within the framework of the principles set by the Measurement, Selection and Placement Center (ÖSYM). The Rectorate declares the registration dates, required documents and registration places of the candidates who will register to the University for the first time each year. Registration procedures are carried out by the Registrar's Office. Final registration is not possible with missing documents or mail. The records of those determined to have tampered with the documents are not recorded. If it is understood that it was registered by mistake, its records will be deleted.

 

Graduation Requirements: In order to graduate from the Political Science and Public Administration undergraduate program, a passing grade from 50 courses (Local Credit: 145, ECTS: 240) included in the 4-year (8 semesters) curriculum, the average is 2.00 and above, and one internship course. must have completed successfully.

 

Employment Opportunities: The graduates of the American University of Cyprus, Faculty of Political Sciences, Political Science and Public Administration degree program find jobs in private institutions, especially ministries and local governments. Our graduates also work in sectors such as inspectorate, consultancy, banking, communication, education, media and public relations, national and international organizations.

enterence students
graduation study

COURSES

 

INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
First Year
1. semester
2. semester
CodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTS
BUS101Intro. to Business& Management3036IRE102Introduction to International Relations
036
COMP103Intro. to Computer&Information Systems I3036COMP104Intr. To Computer& Information Systems II3036
PSYC100Intro.to Behavioural Science I:Psychology3036HIS104World History & Civilizations3036
POLS101Introduction to Political Science3036SOCY100Sociology3036
EGL101Development of Reading Skills
035EGL102Development of Writing Skills II3035
NH001National History I--01NH 002National History II II--01
TFL101Turkish as an Foreign Language I

0
TFL102Turkish as an Foreign Language II

00
TOTAL1530TOTAL1530













Second Year
1. semester
2. semester
CodeCourse NamePCr.ECTSCodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTS
BUS211Microeconomics3036BUS212Macroeconomics 3036
IRE201Comperative Politics I3036IRE204Comperative Politics II3036
BUS205Statistics I3036IRE206Third World Politics3036
BUS207/ PUB 203Introduction to Law3036IRE208International Relations Theory3036
CS201Communication Skills I3035CS202Communication Skills II3035
TURK001Turkish I--
1TURK002Turkish II


1
TOTAL1530TOTAL1530













Third Year
1. semester
2. semester
CodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTS
POLS301European Political History3035IRE302History& Politics of Balkans3035
IRE301International Organizations3035IRE308Global Peace & Security3035
IRE305History& Politics of Middle East3035IRE312Foreign Policy Analysis3035
IRE309International Law3035POLS304Political Ideologies3035

Departmental Elective(1)3035
Departmental Elective(2)3035

Non-Departmental Elective (1)3035
Non-Departmental Elective (2)3035






STJ030Internship-30 calender day--
0
TOTAL1830TOTAL1830













Fourth Year
1. semester
2. semester
CodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTSCodeCourse NameTPCr.ECTS
POLS401Political Sociology3035IRE404EU Studies3035
POLS407Global Political Economy3035IRE408Conflict Studies & Dispute Settlement3035
IRE403Turkish Diplomatic History&Foreign Politics3035POLS414Contemporary Human Rights3035
IRE405International Politics of Cyprus3035
Departmental Elective(4)3035

Departmental Elective(3)3035
Departmental Elective(5)3035

Non-Departmental Elective (3)3035
Non-Departmental Elective (4)3035
TOTAL1830TOTAL1830













Total Credits: 132ECTS: 240
































Departmental Electives:










CodeCourse Name










IRE 304The Caucasus and Central Asia










IRE 317Diplomatic Protocol










IRE 333Sub-Saharan African Politics










IRE 411Post Cold War International Relations










IRE 412US Foreign Policy










IRE 414Turkey-EU Relations










IRE 417Conflict Case Studies










IRE 419Research Methods










IRE 420Graduation Project










IRE 421Greek-Turkish Relations










IRE 422Euro-Mediterranean Relations










IRE 423History and Politics of Far East










IRE 425Diplomatic Correspondence










IRE 427Global Terrorism Studies










enterence students
graduation study

EVENTS

You can follow us from social media

enterence students
graduation study

CONTACT



American University Of Cyprus , Şht. Salahi Şevket Sokak No: 49 Arabahmet, Nicosia TRNC



+90 392 228 92 33
info@auc.edu.tr   
enterence students
graduation study
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