GS 595 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Seminar
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GS 595
Spring
0
0
0
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to guide students in conducting/reviewing an academic study. The students are expected to propose research topics after reviewing the literature on a topic of their interest. The advisor will guide the student through each stage of the research in biweekly meetings.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to conduct independent research on a topic of choice.
  • will be able to apply skills related to critical reading, understanding, synthesizing and contrasting and comparing
  • will be able to conduct a study in social sciences demonstrating awareness of epistemological, methodological and ethical principles.
  • will be able to explain the research background and main research questions.
  • will be able to construct a coherent and cogent dissertation to report the findings of the investigation.
Course Content Supervisors and students together will evaluate previous research on the basis of rules of academic writing and discuss how to apply skills related to critical reading, understanding, synthesizing and contrasting and comparing. Students will work together with an assigned instructor on a selected area in their discipline. Students are also required to write a paper/report in this seminar.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Individual Study
2 Individual Study
3 Individual Study
4 Individual Study
5 Meet with advisor, Discuss potential topics Readings assigned by the adviser
6 Topic Proposal and Approval Readings assigned by the adviser
7 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
8 Develop research outline Readings assigned by the adviser
9 Meet with advisor to discuss literature review and methodology sections Readings assigned by the adviser
10 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
11 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
12 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
13 Discuss draft of independent study with advisor Readings assigned by the adviser
14 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
15 Hand in the independent study to advisor Readings assigned by the adviser
16 Review of the Semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
100
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
0
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
225
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations and use them competently.

2

To be able to evaluate critically the relationships between various factors in the field of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture.

3

To be able to determine and question the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

4

To be able to identify the political and cultural conditions that generate discrimination mechanisms based on race, ethnicity, gender and religion at national and international levels.

5

To be able to gather and analyze data by using scientific research methods.

6

To be able to analyze and evaluate the historical continuity and changes observed in the relations between the actors and institutions of national and international politics.

7

To be able to present individual research and contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations in written, oral, and visual forms.

8

To be able to take responsibility in generating solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

9

To be able to determine the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in domestic and international politics.

10

To be able to prepare a thesis/term project about Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

11

To be able to follow new research and developments in Political Science and International Relations and participate the debates in academic meetings through a foreign language.

12

To be able to have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of gathering, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest