PSIR 699 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Ph.D Thesis
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
PSIR 699
Fall
0
0
0
30

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to guide students in writing a dissertation to satisfy the requirement for obtaining the Ph.D. degree in political science that demonstrates the expertise and knowledge the candidate has gained throughout her graduate work. The student enrolls in this course of four semesters and completes a total of 120 ECTS to meet the requirement.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course; • will be able to conduct innovative research on a topic of her choice.
  • The students who succeeded in this course; will be able to conduct innovative research on a topic of her choice.
  • will be able to collects, assess, and analyze political science data using various methodologies.
  • will be able to present results of her research as a contribution to the literature.
Course Content The Ph.D. candidates write a thesis under guidance of a thesis advisor on a topic in the relevant subfield of political science. The candidate is responsible for finding a suitable topic and after approval of the topic by his/her advisor, will prepare a resarch outline. The student will develop an analysis that is rooted in theory and makes use of relevant qualitative and/or quantitative methods. The thesis needs to satisfy the formatting requirements in the Guidelines for Thesis Preparation.

 



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 Meet with advisor
2 Individual study
3 Individual study
4 Individual study
5 Meet with advisor
6 Individual study
7 Individual study
8 Individual study
9 Individual study
10 Meet with advisor
11 Individual study
12 Individual study
13 Individual study
14 Individual study
15 Meet 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
1
100
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 and deepen the theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations.

X
2

To be able to evaluate critically and analytically the relationships between various factors in the discipline of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture at an advanced level.

X
3

To be able to determine the theoretical and empirical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature and gain the ability of questioning at an advanced level.

X
4

To be able to gain the ability to develop innovative, leading and original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature.

X
5

To be able to gather, analyze, and interpret the data by using advanced qualitative or quantitative research methods in Political Science and International Relations.

X
6

To be able to develop original academic works and publish scientific articles in refereed national or international indexed journals in the field of Political Science and International Relations.

X
7

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

X
8

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity and/or as part of a team in generating innovative and analytical solutions to the problems that arise in relation to the politics in daily life.

X
9

To be able to develop projects in determining the institutional and political instruments for conflict resolution in national and international politics.

X
10

To be able to prepare an original thesis in Political Science and International Relations based on scientific criteria.

X
11

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

X
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. 

X

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