Seminars of Methodology for International Relations III

Course Code: 
SPRI 207
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
Fransızca
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The purpose of this course is to teach the students how to plan, how to summarize of an article on the subject of Political Science and International Relations, and how to take notes on an oral presentation.
Course Content: 

After studying and discussing articles and texts on Political Science and International Relations, summaries of articles are written in line with the required word count and through the use of the ‘Plan de Texte’ (Text Plan) technique. The rules of the ‘Prise de Note’ (Note taking) technique are explained and case studies are undertaken to enable the students to acquire note taking skills in the case of oral texts. 

The topic of ‘Social Responsibility’ is also covered in the course. Articles on the topic are studied. Students’ participation in social projects and their presentation on these efforts are ensured.

Texts on world history (1939-1980) are also studied and presented on.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

  • To improve note taking techniques on oral presentations

1,4,5,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,C

  • To review and analyse actual articles and texts

1,3,4,5,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,C

To summarize actual articles and texts within a certain number of words

5,13,15

1,2,3

A,C

To encourage the students to discuss actual topics in debate groups

3,4,5,9,10,11,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,C

To analyse articles on world history

1,3,5,13,15

1,2,3

A,C

 To analyse articles on  Social Responsibility

1,5,9,10,13

1,2,3

A,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Taking notes techniques and its application on example texts

 

2

Taking notes techniques and its application on example texts

 

3

Taking notes techniques and its application on example texts

 

4

Analysing texts and practice, "Et le Feminisme?" (1980) Marguerite YOURCENAR

 

5

Analysing texts and practice, "Le Plus Bel Age de la Vie" Paul NIZAN

 

6

Analysing texts and practice, "L'Idolatrie des Valeurs Juvéniles" Alain FINKIELKRAUT

 

7

Midterm Exam

 

8

Articles on Social Responsibility are studied

 

9

Articles on Social Responsibility are studied

 

10

Articles on Social Responsibility are studied

 

11

Articles on Social Responsibility are studied

 

12

The study of historical texts

 

 

13

The study of historical texts

 

 

14

Presentation on social responsibility project

 

15

Presentation on social responsibility project

 

16

Final Exam

 

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Articles from various newspapers and journals.

 

Additional Resources

POISSON-QUINTON Sylvie, MIMRAN Reine, Expression Ecrite B1, CLE International

 

POISSON-QUINTON Sylvie, MIMRAN Reine, Expression Ecrite B2, CLE International

 

BARFETY Michèle, Compréhension Orale B2 / C1, CLE International

 

LAUNAY Claude, GAILLARD Pol, Le Résumé de Texte, HATIER

 

CHOVELON Bernadette, MORSEL Marie-Hélène, Lire La Presse, Le Compte Rendu – La Synthèse Tome 2, PUG

 

JOINT Pierre, COURBON Jean-Paul, FAGET Mireille, NARDIN Louis, VIAU Jean-Claude, Histoire du Monde Contemporain, NATHAN

 

VIGNER Gérard, Ecrire Pour Convaincre, HACHETTE

 

KOBER-KLEINERT Corinne, PARIZET Marie-Louise,

POISSON-QUINTON Sylvie, Activité Pour Le Cadre Européen Commun de Référence, Niveaux C1-C2, CLE International

 

LESCURE Richard, CHENARD Samuelle, MUBANGA-

BEYA Anna, BOURBON Vanessa, RAUSCH Alain, VEY Pauline, DALF C1 / C2, CLE International

 

LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE

 

LE NOUVEL OBSERVATEUR

 

COURRIER INTERNATIONAL

 

LE POINT

 

 

 

Material Sharing

Documents

Working on oral presentations by listening to CDs. Watching documentaries for visual understanding. Making presentation with slides.

 

Assignments

Preparing presentations

Writing articles on given subjects

Preparing essays

Preparing debates

Exams

Midterm Exam, Final Exam

 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

70

Quizzes

0

0

Assignment

1

30

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

Students should be able to conduct independent research or undergraduate theses in their discipline by specifying information needs for investigating a topic-of interest, accessing the appropriate sources of knowledge, and preparing a comprehensive research/project report.

 

 

3

 

 

 

2

Students should be able to set goals and objectives, plan strategies and projects in their business life and working domain

0

 

 

 

 

 

3

Students should be able to critically evaluate the body of knowledge in their area, assess self-competency, and direct self-learning efforts accordingly. Within this respect,  students should understand the importance of life-long learning

 

 

3

 

 

 

4

Student should perform a multilevel analysis of national and global dynamics, and should understand the importance of flexible thinking, adaptability, and the ability to formulate innovative solutions to pursue a successful career.

 

 

3

 

 

 

5

Students should be able to effectively communicate in written or oral French with people from diverse backgrounds, and should have the French proficiency to follow and interpret the global dynamics that shape their discipline. By improving their French proficiency, they improve their competitive power in the field they work.

 

 

 

 

5

 

6

By learning a second language, students have the opportunity to increase their work field

0

 

 

 

 

 

7

Students should understand the importance of respect for individual and cultural diversity, and should be able to emphatically interact with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds in social and professional settings

0

 

 

 

 

 

8

Students should be able to use qualitative and quantitative research methods through appropriate computer programs

0

 

 

 

 

 

9

Students should understand standards of personal, professional and social ethics, evaluate the ethical implications of various practices related to their discipline, and have awareness of the importance of ethical behavior in adding value to society.

 

2

 

 

 

 

10

Within the framework of the knowledge acquire in the field, students should understand the personal, social, and ecological dimensions of social responsibility, and have the awareness that being socially responsible is an active citizenship duty of each and every individual.

 

2

 

 

 

 

11

Students should know that universality of social rights and social justice are the principle components of contemporary society, and that scientific thinking is an essential prerequisite for maintaining social advancement and global competitiveness.

 

2

 

 

 

 

12

Students should understand the importance of quality, safety and health management, corporate social responsibility, personal, professional, and cross-cultural respect, and professional ethics in maintaining organizational sustainability in Professional life and working institutions and organizations.

0

 

 

 

 

 

13

Students should internalize the concepts and theoretical models in the social, political and economic domains through a multi-dimensional perspective by implementing scientific research methods; have the capability to research, access and analyze issues in their field.

 

 

 

 

5

 

14

By learning the Turkish political system and the functioning of domestic and international politics, the students develop their capacity to analyze

 

 

 

4

 

 

15

Students should have evaluate the models on the attitudes and behaviors of the states, the functioning of the international political and economic system, problems in international relations through the acquired theoretically and practically  advanced knowledge; should have ability to think analytically

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

5

80

Mid-terms

1

5

5

Homework

1

5

5

Final examination

1

12

12

Total Work Load

       

 

150

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

6

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6