IR Minor


The minor degree program in International Relations offers Bilkent University students with an interest in world politics a solid basis for understanding world politics in a globalizing world as well as TurkeyÔÇÖs international relations. The minor degree program is made up of four must courses: Introduction to World Politics, Diplomatic History, Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations Theory. Students also take two elective courses of their own choosing. The Department offers a wide variety of courses, all of which are open to minor degree students (subject to availability).

Depending on their major degree program, students are advised to take introductory courses (for example, Introduction to World Politics) or they are encouraged to experiment with more specialized courses (including International Political Economy, Security Studies and Conflict research or Russian Studies).

Prerequisite Courses: IR 101 is prerequisite for admission into the minor program

Open to: Students from all Departments



Minor Program Rules and Regulations

New IR Minor Curriculum (Fall 2013 onwards)