SİBU320


Course Title Course Code Program Level
EMPIRE AND MODERNIZATION SİBU320 Political Science and International Relations B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Credits
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
06
(Spring)
42 86 128 3 5

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Elective
Prerequisites No Pre-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The course aims to make students be able to recognize the examples of modernization apart from the "Western" forms and learn to interpret them from a comparative perspective.
Course Content Few countries in political history have started and continued their political modernization with the will of their own political elites, not under colonial rule. Turkey, Russia, Iran and China are among the most successful examples of this group of countries. Their common feature is their imperial past. During this course, elements of change and continuity within the political modernization processes of these selected examples will be discussed in the context of determination of the political traditions of these countries.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 1) Establish historical and cultural cause-effect relationships while interpreting current political problems; 2) Understand that political modernization has more than one path; 3) Learn critical approach to progressive / developmental theories. 4) Critically evaluate the unsettling developments in world history.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction
2. Week Explanation and Analysis of Empire and Modernization Concepts
3. Week Modernization Theories I: Marx, Weber, Durkheim
4. Week Modernization Theories II: Parsons, Levy & Lerner
5. Week Dependency School: Frank & Baran
6. Week World System Theory: Wallerstein
7. Week Postcolonial and Postmodern Theories
8. Week MIDTERM
9. Week Patrimonial Political Modernization
10. Week Russian Modernization: From Tsarist Russia to the Soviet Union
11. Week Turkish Modernization: From Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic
12. Week Iranian Modernization: From Persian Empire to Modern Iran
13. Week Chinese Modernization: From Chinese Empire to People's Republic of China
14. Week General Assessment and Discussion
Assessment
  Percentage(%)
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References - İnalcık, H. (2017). “Sultanizm” Üzerine Yorumlar: Max Weber’in Osmanlı Siyasal Sistemi Tiplemesi. Cüneyt Dalkıran (Ed.), Osmanlı ve Avrupa: Osmanlı Devleti’nin Avrupa Tarihindeki Yeri içinde (61-92). İstanbul: Kronik. - Kanadıkırık, H. (2019). Siyasal Modernleşmenin Patrimonyal Yüzü: Rusya ve İran. (Yayımlanmamış Doktora Tezi). Bursa: Bursa Uludağ Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü. - Trimberger, E. K. (2003). Tepeden İnmeci Devrimler: Japonya, Türkiye, Mısır, Peru. Fatih Uslu (Çev.). İstanbul: Gelenek. - Skocpol, T. (2004). Devletler ve Toplumsal Devrimler: Fransa, Rusya ve Çin’in Karşılaştırmalı Bir Çözümlemesi S. Erdem Türközü (Çev.). Ankara: İmge.
Work Placement(s)
The Relationship between Program Qualifications (PQ) and Course Learning Outcomes (LO)
 

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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High