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Political and Social Thoughts

Overview

The programme offers a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approach that follows the current developments in politics closely, incorporates universal points of discussion and research methods, and goes beyond narrow patterns. It helps the students understand the phenomenon of politics from an analytical and critical perspective. It brings individuals who are open to innovation and change in society, assimilating the values of freedom and equality, linking local and global with private and universal values, sensitive to the environment, adhering to ethicalvalues, and thinking creatively.

Audience

All students who have completed the MSc program with thesis in the fields of Political Studies, Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations, Philosophy or Sociology can apply.

Programme Outcomes

  • Understanding and evaluating the interdisciplinary interaction between Political and Social Thought and cognate scholarly areas, and forming new types of knowledge by combining knowledge from the area and from various other disciplines
  • Developing a new idea, method, design and/or application by means of systematical use of knowledge acquired in the area of Political and Social Thought
  • Critically evaluating theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the area of Political and Social Thought; developing political and social thought-related new ideas and methods by making use of high level intellectual processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making
  • Acquiring most developed skills to be used as research methods in studying issues in political and social thought
  • Carrying out a study in the area of Political and Social Thought independently, developing new strategic approaches while taking responsibility, fulfilling the leadership role where and when it is required
  • Solving political and social thought-related problems by using strategic decision making processes and effectively communicating them in discussions with experts and other stakeholders in national and international environments
  • Evaluating and improving social relations and their norms with a critical approach and taking initiative to steer actions to change them whenever it is needed; building upon these initiatives, pushing the limits of knowledge in political and social thought by producing an original work which is to be published as scientific articles in both national and international peer-reviewed journals
  • Developing capacity to communicate verbal and written forms in a foreign language and ability to use information and communication technologies required by the area of Political and Social Thought
  • Contributing to the solution of Political and Social Thought-related social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems; Contributing to society’s progress towards becoming an information society and sustaining this goal by introducing new technological, scientific and social developments in Political and Social Thought

Application Requirements

 For information please visit the Admission Requirements website.
Please visit programme website for detailed information: siyaset.itu.edu.tr

Courses

Fall
SYC 503E Formation of the Modern State (3+0)
SYC 504E Methodology in Social Sciences (3+0)
SYC 506E Political Geography (3+0)
SYC 509E Language and Politics (3+0)
SYC 510E Political Thought in Modern Turkey (3+0)
SYC 511E Selected Topics in Ottoman History (3+0)
SYC 515E Political Sociology (3+0)
SYC 516E Advanced Academic Writing in Social Sciences (3+0)
SYC 518E Ancient Political Theory (3+0)
SSD 601E Political Concepts and Perspectives (3+0)
SSD 602E Ideology and Political Discourse (3+0)
SSD 603E Theories of International Relations (3+0)
SSD 604E Advanced Topics in International Relations (3+0)
SSD 605E Political Philosophy From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (3+0)
SSD 606E Philosophy of Death and Dying (3+0)
SSD 696E Seminar (2+0)

Spring
SYC 501E Political Philosophy (3+0)
SYC 502E Globalization and International Relations (3+0)
SYC 505E Selected Topics in Current Politics (3+0)
SYC 507E Science and Politics (3+0)
SYC 508E Urban and Environmental Politics (3+0)
SYC 512E Selected Topics in Turkish Political Life (3+0)
SYC 514E Contemporary Political Theory (3+0)
SSD 601E Political Concepts and Perspectives (3+0)
SSD 602E Ideology and Political Discourse (3+0)
SSD 603E Theories of International Relations (3+0)
SSD 604E Advanced Topics in International Relations (3+0)
SSD 605E Political Philosophy From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (3+0)
SSD 606E Philosophy of Death and Dying (3+0)
SSD 696 E Seminar (2+0)

Programme Executive Committee

Asst. Prof. Jan KANDİYALİ (Programme Coordinator)
Asst. Prof. Giovanni MION
Asst. Prof. Gürcan  KOÇAN

Erasmus Coordinator

Asst. Prof. Giovanni MION

 

Academic Members

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Name Surname

Research Fields

Asst. Prof. Jan KANDİYALİ

Asst. Prof. Giovanni MION

 

Prof. Dr. Gürcan KOÇAN

Political Philosophy / Ethics /Theories of Democracy

Asst. Prof. Aslı ÇALKIVİK

 

Assoc. Prof. Aslı ÖĞÜT ERBİL

Climate Change Policies / Environmental Sociology / Environmental Politics / Local & Regional Planning Policies

Asst. Prof. Barry STOCKER

 

Assoc. Prof. Elvan GÜLÖKSÜZ

Urban Studies / Political Economy and Law in The Construction Sector / Property Relations in Urban Land and Common Use Assets

Assoc. Prof. Umut UZER

International Relations, Turkish Political Thought, Turkish Foreign Policy, Middle Eastern Studies

lease visit program website for more information: siyaset.itu.edu.tr