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GEHU 203 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Modern World History
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 203
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives To give an insight of mankind’s political, social and economic history in the last five hundred years.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to identify the origins and reasons of the military and naval rise of Europe at the start of the Modern Ages
  • to discuss the financial and military “revolutions” of the 16th and 17th centuries.
  • to outline the rises and falls of the historical “Great Powers” such as Habsburg Spain, Bourbon and later Napoleonic France, Victorian Britain, and Wilhelmian Germany.
  • to define the origins and the outcome of the First World War.
  • to emphasize the failure of the League of Nations in the “Interwar Period” and the origins of the Second World War.
  • to identify the origins and the phases of the “Cold War” in the post-WW II era.
  • to outline the collapse of the “Eastern Bloc” and the end of the Cold War.
Course Description GEHU 203 Modern World History classes offers an overview of mankind’s political, social and economic history in the period between the 16th and 21st centuries.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction of the course and the course material
2 The Military and Naval Rise of Europe Documentary Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Pre-industrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 3-30. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 51-70.
3 The “Military and Financial Revolutions” in Europe and the Westphalian Order Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Preindustrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 31-100 Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 70-77
4 The Rise of France and the Franco-British Global Struggle, American and French Revolutions, the “Napoleonic Wars” Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Preindustrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 100-142. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 77-128.
5 The “Metternich Order” and the “Concert of Europe”, the “Industrial Revolution” Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Industrial Era” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 143-169. Norman Rich, “Peacemaking 1814-1815” and “Peacekeeping 1815-1823: The Concert of Europe” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 1-43. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 128-143.
6 Mid-term Examination
7 The American Civil War and “Re-unification”, Unifications of Italy and Germany Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Industrial Era” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 170-193. Norman Rich, “The Great Powers and the American Civil War” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 147-164. Norman Rich, “The Unification of Italy” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 123-144. Norman Rich, “The Unification of Germany” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 184-215. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 159-165.
8 System of Alliances, Clash of Imperialisms, “Triple Alliance” versus “Triple Entente”, the First World War Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Industrial Era” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 194-274. Norman Rich, “The Breakdown of Bismarck’s Alliance System” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 251-262. Norman Rich, “Confrontational Diplomacy” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 408-420. Norman Rich, “The Coming of World War I” in Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914, pp. 440-461. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, pp. 171-285.
9 Post-WW I Settlements and the Interwar Era, Rise of Revisionism and Totalitarianism, Failure of the League of Nations Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics in the Preindustrial World” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 275-343. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 13-65.
10 The Second World War, Post-WW II Settlements, Emergence of a Bipolar World; the Cold War Years Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics, Today and Tomorrow” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 333-373. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 101-201.
11 The Superpowers’ Global Competition; the Détente Era, the “Second Cold War” and the Collapse of the Eastern Bloc Paul Kennedy, “Strategy and Economics, Today and Tomorrow” in The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, pp. 373-535. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, pp. 202-520.
12 Online Group Presentations
13 Online Group Presentations
14 Online Group Presentations
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000, Fontana Press (any edition).

Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, İmge Kitabevi Yayınları (any edition).

Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, 1918-1994, İmge Kitabevi Yayınları (any edition).

Suggested Readings/Materials

R.R. Palmer, Joel Colton, Lloyd Kramer, A History of the Modern World, McGraw Hill (any edition).

Eric Hobsbawm, Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991, Vintage, New York, 1995.

Derek Urwin, A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945, Longman, London, 1997 (any edition).

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
25
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
10
3
30
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
20
20
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
15
15
Final Exam
1
30
30
    Total
143

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to solve problems with an analytical and holistic viewpoint in the field of business administration.

2

To be able to present the findings and solutions to the business problems in written and oral formats.

3

To be able to interpret the application of business and economic concepts, and philosophies at the national and international levels.

4

To be able to use innovative and creative approach for real-life business situations.

5

To be able to demonstrate leadership skills in different business situations.

6

To be able to interpret the reflections of new technologies and softwares to business dynamics.   

7

To be able to integrate knowledge gained in the five areas of business administration (marketing, production, management, accounting, and finance) through a strategic perspective.

8

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to business administration.

9

To be able to work efficiently and effectively as a team member.

10

To be able to have an ethical perspective and social responsiveness when making and evaluating business decisions.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of business administration and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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