Course Title Course Code Program Level
POLITICAL HISTORY I SIBU201 Political Science and International Relations B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 78 106 2 4

Teaching Staff
Language of Instruction Türkçe (Turkish)
Type Of Course Compulsory
Prerequisites No Pre-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives The course aims at explaining what happened between Middle Ages and World War I, how the social, political, financial aspects of these eras worked, and developing a consciousness of history in the student body.
Course Content The course covers the period between the contents of History of Civilisation and Diplomatic History-2 which includes Europe and Islamic world in Middle Ages, geographical discoveries, colonialism, European revolutions, First Industrial Revolution, the Glorious-American-French Revolutions, Industrial Europe, Concert of Europe, Westernization in Ottomans and Japanese, and pre-World War-I world order.
Learning Outcomes (LO) To enable students to review History from a scientific point of view, how the modern World society emerged from different practices in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas, and how the modern political system emerged based on historical development of events.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction and the Scientific Study of History
2. Week Middle Ages in Europe and the Medieval political structure (Europe and Islam)
3. Week Italian States and the emergence of Humanism and Renaissance
4. Week Age of Discoveries and the start of First Phase of Colonialism
5. Week Northern Renaissance and Reformation, the English Revolution, political transformations
6. Week Westphalian Peace and the new European / World Order
7. Week The First Industrial Revolution and strengthening of science, emergence of modern life, the American Revolution
9. Week The French Revolution, the Napoleon era, the Congress of Vienna and the Balance of Power System
10. Week The 1830 and 1848 Revolutions, Italian and German Unifications
11. Week Second Phase of Colonialism and South America, Indian Subcontinent, China, and the Ottoman Empire
12. Week Ottomans, Mexico, and Japan: Westernization efforts in the periphery
13. Week World balance in the pre-World War era and Ottoman State
14. Week General evaluation
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 Roberts, J. M., Kısa Dünya Tarihi, İnkılap Yayınları, İstanbul: 2014.
Work Placement(s)
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