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2 GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Department of Political Science and International Relations at Epoka University began its activity for the first time in academic year. Currently, at the first cycle studies there are first, second and third classes which continue their education. The first generation of the first cycle will graduate in academic year.

3 The Department aspires to be a leader in the field of politics and governance by educating its students towards the promotion of: peace and justice equity and sustainability inclusiveness and respect for human rights The Department’s main objective is to provide a balanced education committed to diversity. In addition to courses that orient them to the field, students are given the opportunity to conduct extensive research on such contemporary issues as the European Union, political economy, democratization, human rights, gender and identity politics. Mission

4 Education in English International academic staff Student exchange programs Internship and practice opportunities abroad Dual programs What do we offer?

5 Careers in Political Science and International Relations A bachelor's degree in political science can lead to exciting careers in center and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; electoral politics; archivist; demographer; diplomat; foreign affairs analyst; foreign affairs specialist; research and university and college teaching. Political science majors gain analytical skills, administrative competence and communication abilities that are valued in a wide spectrum of potential career areas.

6 Bachelor in Political Science and International Relations Master of Art in Political Science and International Relations Professional Master in European Studies Professional Master in Political Science and International Relations Program Offerings

7 Master Programs Master of Art (MA) In Political Science and International Relations Duration Two Academic Years (120 ECTS) The MA is a two-year program designed to follow a Bachelor’s Degree.

8 PROFESSIONAL MASTER Political Science and International Relations & European Studies Duration One Academic Year (60 ECTS)

9 CURRICULUM OF DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MASTER PROGRAMS Research Methods in Social Sciences Political Theory Strategy And International Relations Political Psychology Public Opinion Nationalism International Relations Theory NATO in The 21st Century International Relations and Globalization Democratization Process in the Balkan Countries Democratization in Europe Comparative Political Studies on the Balkan Countries International Organizations The History of Idea of Europe European Security and Defense Political Institutions of the EU

10 Economic Development, Policy Analysis and Industrialization Political Economy of Western Europe Theory of Democracy Modern Comparative Politics Global Geopolitics Ethnicity and Politics Political Marketing Negotiation and Conflict Management International Terrorism Political Behavior Theory and Practice of Democracy in Europe European Political Systems EU and International Relations Nationalism in Europe CURRICULUM OF DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MASTER PROGRAMS

11 ORGANIZATION SCHEME OF THE DEPARTMENT  Head of the Department : Assist. Prof. Dr. Salih Ozcan  Department secretary : M.A. Gentian Skara Full time instructors:  Assist. Prof. Dr. Bekir Cinar  Assist. Prof. Dr. Ahmet Ecirli  Assist. Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Gjana  M.A. Niuton Mulleti  M.A. Reina Zenelaj  M.A. Matilda Likaj  M.A. Xhafer Rakipllari  M.A. Alba Gerdeci  M.A. Ismail Soygenıs

12 Part time instructors:  LI.M. Bledar Maksuti  M.A. Alban Tartari  M.A. Gladiola Pazaj  M.A. Adem Caliskan

13 CURRICULUM OF DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS First Semester CodeCourse Name PIR 111Introduction to Political Sciences I ECO 101Introduction to Economics I BUS 131Behavioral Sciences BUS 103Introduction to Business ENG 105Advanced English I BUS 105Introduction to Law CodeSecond Semester PIR 112Introduction to Political Sciences II PIR 114Civilization History PIR 116Constitutional Law ENG 106Advanced English II ECO 102Introduction to Economics II PIR 108Sociology

14 CodeThird Semester PIR 213History of Political Thought I PIR 221Political and Diplomatic History I PIR 223International Relations PIR 215Administrative System in Albania BUS 201Statistics I Elective (Foreign Language) COURSES CodeFourth Semester PIR 214History of Political Thought II PIR 216Political History of Albania PIR 222Political and Diplomatic History II PIR 224International Law BUS 114Communication Skills Elective (Foreign Language)

15 CodeFifth Semester PIR 303Research Methods in Social Sciences PIR 311Theory of Democracy Elective Elective (Foreign Language) CodeSixth Semester PIR 312Comparative Politics PIR 322EU Institutions and Policies Elective Elective (Foreign Language)

16 CodeSeventh Semester PIR 423World Politics Elective CodeEighth Semester PIR 422Balkan Politics Elective Project

17 Elective Courses CodeCourse Name FL 201Turkish I FL 203German I FL 205Italian I FL 207French I FL 209Spanish I FL 202Turkish II FL 204German II FL 206Italian II FL 208French II FL 210Spanish II PIR 313Political Sociology PIR 315Albanian State and Society PIR 317Political Parties in Europe PIR 321International Organizations PIR 327Socio-Political Movements in the World PIR 329Foreign Policy Analysis PIR 335Media and Politics FL 301Turkish III FL 303German III FL 305Italian III FL 307French III FL 309Spanish III PIR 324Albanian Foreign Policy PIR 326Globalization and Public Policy PIR 328Ethics and Politics PIR 332Contemporary Political Ideologies PIR 334Gender and Politics PIR 342International Terrorism & Threat Perception FL 302Turkish IV FL 304German IV FL 306Italian IV FL 308French IV FL 310Spanish IV PIR 411Political Behavior PIR 421Political Integration and the European Union PIR 427European Security PIR 441Current Issues in Albanian Foreign Policy PIR 443Human Rights and Humanitarian Interventions PIR 447 Conflict Resolution & Diplomatic Language PIR 412Nationalism and Ethnic Studies PIR 426International Political Economy: Emerging Powers PIR 428Migration Policies PIR 432USA & European Politics PIR 434Politics of Development: Middle East & Africa PIR 436Politics of Development: Eurasia & Far East PIR 448International Politics of Environment PIR 462Current Issues in International Relations

18 TEACHING METHODOLOGY Lectures Excersises Presentations Assignments Group Debates

19 The Department of Political Sciences and International Relations at Epoka University, organizes the work based on students’ interests. Through various surveys that are made with students, the Department takes into account their appreciation to the academic staff and expectations they have from the department. All this is done in order to achieve a good result in the preparation of students. STUDENT SURVEYS

20 SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT

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32 Modules & Lecturers Year 1 First SemesterSecond Semester CodeCourse NameLecturerCodeCourse NameLecturer PIR 111Introduction to Political Sciences IS. OzcanPIR 112Introduction to Political Sciences 2S. Ozcan ECO 101Introduction to Economics IG. TuranPIR 114Civilization HistoryR. Zenelaj BUS 131Behavioral SciencesM. LikajPIR 116Constitutional LawB. Maksuti BUS 103Introduction to BusinessH. TokENG 106Advanced English 2T. Hagen ENG 105Advanced English IT. HagenECO 102Introduction to Economics 2G. Turan BUS 105Introduction to LawB. MaksutiPIR 102SociologyA. Ecirli

33 Third SemesterFourth Semester CodeCourse NameLecturerCodeCourse NameLecturer PIR 213History of Poltical Thought IB. CinarPIR 214History of Poltical Thought IIB. Cinar PIR 221Political and Diplomatic History IR. ZenelajPIR 216Political History of AlbaniaXh. Rakipllari PIR 223International RelationsA. EcirliPIR 222Political and Diplomatic History IIR. Zenelaj PIR 215Administrative System in AlbaniaM. LikajPIR 224International LawA. Gerdeci BUS 201Statistics IE.LaciBUS 114Comunication SkillsA.Tartari Elective (Foreign Language)Elective Elective (Foreign Language)Elective Year 2

34 Year 3 Third SemesterFourth Semester CodeCourse NameLecturerCodeCourse NameLecturer PIR 301Research Methods in Social SciencesB. CinarPIR 312Comparative PoliticsS. Ozcan PIR 311Theory of DemocracyS. OzcanPIR 322EU Institutions and PoliciesB. Cinar Elective Elective (Foreign Language)

35 Third SemesterFourth Semester CodeCourse NameLecturerCodeCourse NameLecturer PIR 301Research Methods in Social SciencesB. CinarPIR 312Comparative PoliticsS. Ozcan PIR 311 Theory of Democracy S. OzcanPIR 322EU Institutions and PoliciesB. Cinar Elective Elective (Foreign Language) Year 3

36 Publications F. Gjana, EU-NATO Relations, Undefined Continuity F.Gjana, C. Yenigun, (Editors), Balkans Foreign Affairs and Socio-Culturel Politics Journals European Study Journal

37 STRONG FEATURES Education in English International Curricula International Academic Staff Internships and practice opportunities abroad Double Diplomas with Leeds Metropolitan University (United Kingdom) Exchange Programs

38 THANK YOU!


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