Geneseo is proud to offer this exchange program with Hacettepe University, one of Turkey's finest institutions. Hacettepe University is situated in the suburbs of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. The program is open to students majoring in Political Science, International Relations, and Economics. All courses are taught in English, except for Turkish language courses. Students in these majors take courses with Turkish and European students. Participants can enroll in courses ranging from Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, Economic History, Monetary Economics, International Economics, History of Economic Analysis, Development Economics, and Economic Integration and the European Union; or Diplomatic History, Introduction to International Law, Turkish Political Structure and Politics, Turkish Foreign Policy, International Organizations and from exciting electives such as Environmental Politics, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Management of Natural Resources, US Foreign Policy, Russian Foreign Policy, Middle East Politics, Balkan Politics, Politics of the Caucasus, Perspectives of Globalization, or the Use of Force in International Relations.
The Country and City
Turkey is an important, modernizing country at the crossroads of Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. It is a secular Muslim nation and a parliamentary democracy. Ankara is a city of nearly 3 million people, and is the seat of the Turkish government. The city itself is over 4,000 years old. The old core of the city is dominated by Ankara Castle, built under the Ottoman Empire. The Hittites, Galatians, Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Byzantines, and Turks all used Ankara as a capital. The new city was laid out after 1930 and is characterized by broad boulevards, fashionable shops, embassies, hotels, libraries, and museums. Ankara contains Turkey's most important government offices and ministries, the nation's parliament and Presidential palace.
Hacettepe University is one of Turkey's leading universities. Its total student body is around 30,000. Hacettepe University has two campuses in Ankara, Turkey's capital. Students will study at the extensive Beytepe campus in the suburbs. The original campus is in downtown Ankara about 10 miles away and is devoted to health sciences, including three research hospitals.