GS 597 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Term Project
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GS 597
Spring
0
0
0
2.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of the project is to help students progress their theoretical and practical knowledge and skills gained during the program. Preparing and presenting a project with an advisor, and finally submitting a written report let the students to understand and find out a practical ground for their knowledge gained through the courses.
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 independently formulate an original problem and specify how it can be studied.
  • will able to analyze, grasp, integrate and make the synthesis of different theoretical perspectives in explaining a specific scientific problem.
  • will be able to follow academic/professional ethical principles.
  • will be able to prepare a scientific research project that fulfills the requirement of the masters degree.
Course Content Students prepare a research paper under guidance of faculty on current theories and topics. The student is responsible for finding a suitable topic and after approval of the topic by the advisor, will prepare a research outline. The term project will need to develop an analysis that is rooted in theoretical knowledge and existing applications from the related fields.

 



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 First meeting with advisor
2 Independent study
3 Meet with advisor, Discuss potential topics
4 Topic Proposal and Approval
5 Independent study
6 Develop research outline
7 Independent study
8 Independent study
9 Meet with advisor to discuss literature review, methodology sections and field study
10 Independent study
11 Independent study
12 Independent study
13 Discuss draft of independent study with advisor
14 Independent study
15 Hand in the independent study to advisor
16 Review of the Semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Books, articles, theses, power point, presentations

 
Suggested Readings/Materials

TBA

 

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
75
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
75

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To improve theoretical and conceptual proficiencies on Political Science and International Relations and to ultimately deepen and develop intellectual interest
2 To evaluate the relationships between factors in the field of Political Science and International Relations such as structures, actors, institutions and culture in a critical perspective 
3 To provide advanced competences to determine and question the theoretical and emprical gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature 
4 To identify the political and cultual conditions that generate discrimination mechanisms based on race, ethnic groups, gender and religion at national and international levels 
5 To provide competences to develop original arguments in order to fill the gaps in Political Science and International Relations literature
6 To determine, collect, resolve, and interpret the data that would measure the theories and concepts as variables by using scientific research methods in Political Science and International Relations field
7 To use confidently the terms and concepts of Political Science and International Relations 
8 To communicate systematically, in written, oral, and visual forms, contemporary developments in Political Science and International Relations to groups inside and outside the said discipline 
9 To take responsibility in an individual capacity and as part of a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise in relation to politics in daily life 
10 To develop projects determining the institutional and political instruments for management of domestic and international conflicts 
11 To prepare an orginal thesis/term project about Political Science and International Relations in accordance with scentific criteria 
12 To design and carry out a scientific research project in the field of Political Science and International Relations 
13 To have ethical, social and scientific values in the stages throughout the processes of collecting, interpreting, disseminating and implementing data relevant to Political Science and International Relations 

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