The Department of Political Science and International Relations consists of two interconnected disciplines and offers undergraduate and graduate education. The discipline of Political Science examines political thought in its social and historical contexts, as well as the development of political processes and political institutions over time and their effects on current politics while the International Relations discipline examines the political, legal, and economic dimensions of the international system, which has become multivariate and complex. The dynamics of globalization, make it possible to examine these two social sciences fields in conjunction.
We aim to enable our students to gain the ability to interpret social sciences and current events, to think analytically, to make critical and qualified evaluations, and to evaluate alternative opinions as well as improving their knowledge of Political Science and International Relations. The content of the curriculum required to achieve these gains is created and updated by taking into account the curricula applied at international and domestic reputable universities. The language of education in our respective curriculum in English. Today, English has become one of the basic preconditions for both reading the literature and taking part in national and international competitions. In addition to English, there is also the opportunity to learn different foreign languages at our university. The foreign languages that learned make a great contribution abroad and in Erasmus programs provided by our university.
In our department, we have qualified academicians coming from different social science disciplines and specialized in different fields. All of our academicians are highly qualified researchers who continue to make researches and publications in their fields with international experience. Our young and qualified staff is interested in the intellectual development of our students as well as transferring their knowledge to our students. Our academicians strive for our students to gain the ability to interpret, select, and synthesize information, evaluate alternative ideas, and make qualified estimations. They strive to raise individuals sensitive to problems within the framework of multiculturalism, pluralism, and universal values.
The department program contributes to working in public institutions and organizations and private organizations with the diversity it contains. Starting from the second year, it is recommended that our students shape their profession and take elective courses accordingly.
In line with their preferences, our graduates can work in a wide range of business networks, including, public institutions and organizations as expertise, inspector, professional clerk, auditor, administrative judges. Also, they can work in consultancy, academia, international organizations, media, international and national private organizations, thought and research institutions, non-governmental organizations, banks, and other private organizations. Our students, who have entered qualified jobs, have become a source of pride as a young department.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ebru Çoban Öztürk