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Minor Program

The aim of the Minor Program at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (Bilkent POLS) is to acquaint Bilkent students from any background with the academic study of politics. Students enrolled in any one of the Bilkent faculties might apply, provided that they fulfill the application criteria. The minor program is composed of six courses in total, four of which are compulsory. In addition to three pre-determined compulsory courses, students are expected to take either POLS 101 Introduction to Political Science I or POLS 104 Introduction to Political Science II. Minor program students are allowed to pick and choose any two Political Science courses as electives and they would be well-advised to concentrate on one of the sub-fields.

The Curriculum

Course CodeCourse Name
POLS 303Comparative Politics I
POLS 305Turkish Political Development
POLS 306Contemporary Turkish Politics
Electives (2)
POLS 101 OR POLS 104