Seminars of Methodology for International Relations I

Course Code: 
SPRI 107
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 expand the knowledge of the students with regard to the terminology and vocabulary pertaining to Political Science and International Relations, and to enable them to use this knowledge in practice.
Course Content: 

The course undertakes the examination of articles and texts on Political Science and International Relations, the definition of concepts, the expansion of vocabulary through the listing of synonyms, and the encouragement of students to answer questions.

The major aims are to organize writing workshops intended to enable students to produce thesis and antithesis, remind the students of the rules of writing and improve the use of writing techniques.

Students will be required to present on a current and topical issue to enable the development of their skills in relation to presentation techniques.

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

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

To review articles and publications

1,4,5,9,10,11,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,C

To answer questions regarding the subjects

1,3,4,5,10,13,14,15

1,2,3

A,C

To explain vocabulary and to find synonyms

1,5,13,15

1,2,3

A,C

To expand vocabulary

5,13,15

1,2,3

A,C

To understand oral presentations and to develop the ability to answer oral questions

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

1,2,3

A,C

To defend a position in writing

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

1,2,3

A,C

A requirement of the course is the making of presentations

1,3,4,5,11,13,14

1,2,3

C

 
 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

 

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

 

Presentation

 

2

Introduction

« Pourquoi faire Sciences Po aujourd’hui », Le Huffington Post, 2016

 

3

Rédaction d’un CV et d’une lettre de motivation

Writing

 

4

Les différents types de textes et la lecture analytique

Methods of content analysis

 

5

 

La rédaction d’un résumé

Writing

 

6

L’analyse d’un article de presse

Methods of content analysis

 

7

 

Midterm Exam

 

8

L’analyse du sujet

Methods of content analysis

 

9

L’étude de la problématique et l’élaboration d’un plan

Methods of content analysis

 

10

Les connecteurs logiques et l’argumentation

Writing

 

11

La recherche des idées

Methods of content analysis

 

12

Le bon usage des exemples et des citations

Writing

 

13

La rédaction d’une discussion I

Writing

 

14

La rédaction d’une discussion II

Writing

 

15

Conclusion et discussion

 

16

Final Exam

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

Articles from various French newspapers and journals

Additional Resources

BOISSINOT A., LASSERRE M.-M., 2000, Techniques du français, Argumenter, Lire, Rédiger, Bertrand Lacoste, Paris

ETERSTEIN C., LESOT A., 1986, Pratique du français, Analyse des textes, Techniques d’expression, Hatier, Paris

MOUGENOT M., TOUZIN M.-M., 1989, Techniques du français, Bertrand Lacoste, Paris

NEVEU F., LEMAITRE D., 1992, Vers la maîtrise du texte, Préparation aux exercices écrits et oraux, Hachette, Paris

 

Courrier International

Le Monde

Le Nouvel Observateur

Le Petit Journal

Le Point

 

 
 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

Working on oral presentations. Watching documentaries for visual understanding. Making presentation with slides.

 

Assignments

Preparing presentations

Writing articles on given subjects

Preparing essays

Exams

Midterm Exam, Final Exam

 
 

 

Assessment

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

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

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

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