This course aims to introduce the students to the discipline of political science. It focuses on the major issues of political science including the scope and definition of politics and political activity, approaches to politics, political regimes, political ideologies, democracy, the state, party systems, political executive, legislature and constitution.

This course aims to familiarize the students with the major dynamics in contemporary Cyprus through elaborating the socio-political factors which have influenced the contemporary politics of Cyprus since the independence in 1960. The course attempts to address the history of multiculturalism, colonialism and  the emergence of conflicting nationalisms and focus on the internal and external dynamics affecting the Cypriot politics including the Cold War, Greek-Turkish demands on Cyprus, inter- and  intra-communal divisions and the major attempts towards resolving the Cyprus dispute.

This course aims to provide students at undergraduate level with a general understanding of the historical evolution and contemporary issues of Turkish politics. It will consider the key political events and developments in the history of the Turkish Republic, as well as the important political issues in Turkey today. The course is organised under two main sections, one on chronological and the other on thematic basis. In the first part, an overview of the political history of the Turkish Republic will be made by focusing on significant milestones in Turkish history. Second part of the course will focus on contemporary issues in Turkish politics. 

This course surveys theoretical, legal and political issues confronting international

organizations. The historical aspects of the development of international organizations,

their diversified roles and the effectiveness with which they perform their assigned

functions will be examined. In addition, we will be exploring various theories

that attempt to explain and evaluate international organizations as a process and as a

series of institutional mechanisms that relate to issues such as international security,

environmental problems and humanitarian intervention.

This is an introductory course aimed at the student who is studying law for the first time. The course is designed to introduce the student to fundamental legal concepts, terms, processes  and principles, and the manner in which law is created and administered. It focuses on the Western tradition (the common law and the civil law), but also includes discussions of other legal systems. The course will  give a brief overview of the different branches of law. The final section will focus on the legal system of TRNC.

This course primarily focuses on traditional and modern understanding of international security. The traditional focus of security studies: diplomacy, settlement of international disputes, war and arms limitation, are analysed alongside non-military security issues such as international crime, environmental degradation and human rights abuses. The course offers a comprehensive survey of how and why states and people are threatened in the contemporary world.

This course is about media, politics and society. During the course, we will analyse media and politics from a sociological perspective, to which we will add insights from political economy and mass media. We map what is the role of mass media in politics and contemporary society, what we know and don’t know about the ways media institutions work, how some political issues appear and others disappear in the media, and we will explain why some things matter more than others. The course aims at encouraging the students to answer the following questions:

-       What is news media?

-       How media operates in reality?

-       What is the interaction between media and politics?

-       Who are the main gatekeepers in media?

-       How do media and social media affect forms of citizen’s engagement and activism?