GS 599 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Master Thesis
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GS 599
Spring
0
0
0
30

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 make the student conduct a research supervised by a thesis advisor from the beginning to the very end starting from the statement of a research question to data collection and analysis, using technical, theoretical and applied knowledge and skills obtained from the program courses and write a thesis from this research, as well as equip the student with skills and competencies required as a postgraduate applicant and researcher.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to possess in depth and comprehensive knowledge in the area in which thesis studies is conducted.
  • will be able to independently formulate an original research question and specify how it can be studied.
  • will be able to independently pursue studies in a selected field.
  • will be able to effectively communicate (oral and written) a research and research results.
  • will be able to obtain the competence to use required methods for studying a research problem.
  • will be able to critically and scientifically evaluate reviewed research, detect its limitations and what can be done to overcome these limitations.
  • will be able to analyze, grasp, integrate and make the synthesis of different theoretical perspectives in explaining a specific scientific problem.
Course Content This course is designed to independently conduct a research and acquire the necessary competencies. Accordingly, a proper research question is identified under the guidance of an advisor, an extensive literature review is made, and a unique hypothesis and research design are determined by taking into consideration the methodologies and gaps in the literature. Within the framework of the research design, the relevant data is collected and a thesis including the theoretical basis, method, results and discussion of the research is written.

 



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 Meeting with advisor
2 Independent study
3 Independent study
4 Meeting with advisor
5 Independent study
6 Independent study
7 Independent study
8 Meeting with advisor
9 Independent study
10 Independent study
11 Independent study
12 Meeting with advisor
13 Independent study
14 Independent study
15 Meeting with advisor
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
900
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
900

 

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