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
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To give an insight of mankind’s political, social and economic history in the last millennium
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to explain the notion of modernity in its economic, social and political dimensions from a historical perspective.
  • to explain the most important ideas that lay at the foundation of modern political history
  • to explain the revolutions (agricultural, industrial, ideological, technological, political) that marked the modern world history
  • to explain the major negative phenomena, such as colonialism and slavery, imperialism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, political extremism and other phenomena that have marked our political modernity
  • to explain the emergence of notions fundamental for modern politics (e.g. individual and collective political rights, economic and property rights, women and minority rights) and the practices and institutions associated with them (e.g. relevant international treaties, organisations such as the UN, OSCE, Council of Europe, European Union etc.)
  • to explain the historical emergence and development of the three major types of political regimes (liberal democracy, illiberal democracy and authoritarianism/totalitarianism) as building blocks of our political modernity
Course Content Modern World History classes offers an overview of mankind’s political, social and economic history in the period between the 15th 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; the Military Revolution; the Financial Revolution; the Westphalian Order 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 Documentary 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 Movie / 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 I
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 Mid-term Examination II
11 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.
12 The Two Superpowers’ 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.
13 Classroom presentations
14 Classroom presentations
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks

Paul KennedyThe Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500  to 2000.

Norman Rich, Great Power Diplomacy, 1814-1914.

Oral SanderSiyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e.

Oral SanderSiyasi Tarih, 1918-1994.

References

(All sources can be found in hard copies in the IUE Library) FOUCAULT, M 1995. Discipline and punish: The birth of the prison, translated by Alan Sheridan. New York and Toronto: Vintage Books. GIDDENS, Anthony, 1990. The consequences of modernity. Cambridge: Polity Press. HOBSBAWM, E 1997. Age of revolution, 1789-1848, London: Phoenix. HOBSBAWM, E 1975. Age of capital, 1848-1875, London: Phoenix. HOBSBAWM, E 1997. Age of empire, 1875-1914, London: Phoenix. HOBSBAWM, E 1995. Age of extremes: a history of the world, 1914-1991, New York: Vintage Books. MOSES, AD (ed.) 2008. Empire, colony, genocide : conquest, occupation, and subaltern resistance in world history, New York: Berghahn Books. CROWE, D 1992. The essentials of European history: 1914 to 1935, World War I and Europe in crisis, Piscataway NJ: Research & Education Association. NORTON, DH 1990. The essentials of European history: 1935 to the 1988: World War II and the iron curtain, Piscataway NJ: Research & Education Association. KAMRAVA, M 2011. The modern Middle East: a political history since the First World War, Berkeley: University of California Press. The students are also encouraged to use ANY OTHER source considered relevant for the seminar and exam topics and available in the University library, EBSCO, JSTOR, or other, academically valid internet pages. ACADEMIC HONESTY: Honesty and trust are the most fundamental pillars of learning and are necessary foundation for success and academic freedom in a university. Hence, any behavior that jeopardizes the learning environment by violating the rules of academic honesty will not be tolerated or condoned: Violations of academic honesty include but are not limited to: • Cheating or facilitating cheating • looking or attempting to look at another student's answers or allowing others to copy one's answers • copying other student’s in-class or take-home exam answers or letting others use take-home exam answers • using "cheat sheet," pre-programmed calculator if not allowed by the instructor • having someone else prepare the term project or homework or letting others use one’s homework/term project/paper • Assistance of another person in preparation of a tem paper/homework/project if not allowed by the instructor • Taking an exam for another student • Purchasing term projects or homework or other assignments • Signing in place of another student using their name/signature/student id number • Plagiarism • showing the work of another as one's own • Not properly citing an earlier own work • Submitting the same homework/paper/term project in one more one course if not allowed by the instructor • Inaccurately or inadequately citing sources including those from the Internet Violations of academic honesty can result in disciplinary action, as stated in the "Student Disciplinary Rules and Regulation" of the University. http://www.ieu.edu.tr/en/bylaws/type/read/id/13 and http://kariyer.ieu.edu.tr/en/bylaws/type/read/id/81 By enrolling in the University, each student is assumed to have read the rules and regulations regarding academic dishonesty, and lack of knowledge of this policy is not an acceptable defense.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
15
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
4
75
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
12
Final / Oral Exam
1
15
    Total
145

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

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