sap course 1429480112

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 469

Course Title:

Politics of International Law

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Interplay between politics and international law. The constitutive impact of international politics on the institution of international law. The role of international law on the structuration and expression of politics.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Senior
Semester: 
Fall
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Christian Reus-Smit (ed.) The Politics of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2004).
Course Objective: 

The major aim of this course is to provide students an in-depth understanding of the inter-relationship between international law and world politics.

Extended Description: 

Interplay between politics and international law. Key principles and concepts of international law. Constitutive impact of international politics on the institution of international law. The role of international law on the structuration and expression of politics. Differentiation of political interpretation and legal interpretation of international treaties. Review of decisions of International Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights. Foreign policy making process and international law.

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Identify and describe the key concepts and approaches concerning the role of international law on the structuration of world politics.
2. Analyze the constitutive impact of politics on international law.
3. Distinguish political interpretation and legal interpretation of treaties.
4. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge on the impact of international law to foreign policy making process.
5. Relate theoretical and conceptual knowledge of international law to practice
6. Find and use materials including international legal texts and journals.
7. Communicate effectively in writing and speech.
8. Construct well-structured arguments.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Reading
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Simulation & Games
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Web Searching

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

sap_editor