• Course Information
  • Course Title Code Semester Laboratory+Practice (Hour) Pool Type ECTS
    International Security Studies ULS513 FALL-SPRING 3+0 Fac./ Uni. E 7
    Learning Outcomes
    1-Defines the concepts used in the field of Security Studies.
    2-Evaluates the basic theoretical debates within the discipline of Security Studies.
    3-Understands the basic assumptions and propositions of Security Studies theories.
    4-Analyzes current security problems from the theoretical perspective with a critical perspective.
    5-Knows the methodologies included in the Security Studies discipline.
  • ActivityPercentage


    NumberTime (Hours)Total Workload (hours)
    Course Duration (Weeks x Course Hours)14342
    Classroom study (Pre-study, practice)14456
    Short-Term Exams (exam + preparation) 0000
    Midterm exams (exam + preparation)3514040
    Laboratory 0000
    Final exam (exam + preparation) 4514040
    Other 0000
    Total Workload (hours)   208
    Total Workload (hours) / 30 (s)     6,93 ---- (7)
    ECTS Credit   7
  • Course Content
  • Week Topics Study Metarials
    1 Introduction
    2 Security as a Concept
    3 Traditional Security Approaches: Realism
    4 Traditional Security Approaches: Liberalism
    5 Critical Security Approaches: Constructivism
    6 Critical Security Approaches: Securitization
    7 Critical Security Approaches: Critical Theory
    8 Midterm exams
    9 Critical Security Approaches:Gender
    10 Human Security
    11 Responsibility to Protect, Humanitarian Interventionsand Peace Building
    12 Security and Development
    13 Insurgency and Terrorism
    14 Future of International Security-1
    15 Future of International Security-2
    Prerequisites -
    Language of Instruction Turkish
    Coordinator Assoc.Prof. Emrah ÖZDEMİR

    1-)Doktor Öğretim Üyesi Emrah Özdemir

    Assistants -
    Resources Burgess, J. Peter, The Routledge Handbook of New Security Studies (Oxon: Routledge, 2010) Collins, Alan, Contemporary Security Studies, 3rd Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
    Supplementary Book Williams, Paul D. Security Studies: An Introduction, 2nd Edition (Oxon: Routledge, 2008).
    Goals This course aims to introduce Security Studies as a sub-branch of the discipline of International Relations, which was born in the 1940s and turned into an area that includes many security theories with the end of the Cold War. In this context, this course introduces students to the concept of security, the development of the great powers and Security Studies at the current security approach is intended to grip with international organizations and examples of Turkey.
    Content In this course, the emergence of Security Studies as a sub-discipline of International Relations, its development in the Strategic Studies hegemony and its transformation after the Cold War and the theoretical diversity arising in this transformation are discussed. In this framework, the traditional approaches of the field, such as liberalism and realism, and the new theoretical debates such as feminism, critical theory and the Copenhagen School are examined. In addition, the empirical dimensions of Security Studies are addressed through examples from regional and global organizations such as NATO and the UN, as well as countries from different regions.
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