GEHU 209 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
History of Civilizations I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 209
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The basic purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the basic evolutionary developments in the History of Western Civiliziaitons and to enable them to analyze these developments, through a comparative perspective, in the economic, sociopolitical, cultural and scientific field for understanding the dynamics of the modern world.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to explain the basic terms, conceptions and definitions peculiar to the discipline of history.
  • will be able to define and explain the first socio-economic, cultural, religious and political formations and structures in the history of mankind by the way of exemplification.
  • will be able to evaluate the important historical facts and devolopments in the framework of causality and in a comparative perspective.
  • will be able to synthesize the data which they obtain directly and objectively from the historical sources.
  • will be able to criticise the dynamics of the modern world by taking their first instances into consideration.
Course Content the content of the course starts with the Prehistoric Ages and deals with the first civilizations, Ancient Greek and Roman cultural and political developments, the Byzantine Empire and the basic important developments in Europe during the Medieval Age.

 



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 to History of Civilizaiton: Discussion on Basic Historical concepts and terms M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
2 from Homo Habilis to Modern Mankind: foodgatherer and hunter communities; the invention of agriculture and sedentarizaiton M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
3 The first civilizations: urbanization with its sociocultural values; religious and judicial order: Polytheism and Henotheism (emergence of Judaism) and the Codification of Laws. M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
4 Ancient Greek world: Political evolution from monarchy to democracy and its social aspects; Mythology, religion and philosophy in ancient Greece; Reformative Athens versus conservative Sparta M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
5 Alexandros the Great and Hellenistic Cosmopolitanism M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
6 1st midterm exam
7 Ancient Roman World: Rome from the Republican period to the ımperial age: politics, culture amd life M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
8 Christianity : ıts emergence and development as a theology M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
9 Byzantine Empire M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
10 Medieval Age : The Dark Age of Europe; Feudalism M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
11 Church and State with its plitical and social aspect M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
12 Economic Revival in Europe; the emergence of Bourgeoisie M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
13 2nd midterm exam
14 Technological developments in Europe; the Printing with its social and cultural effects M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
15 Review of the semester M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks

the related chapters of the books mentioned

References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
50
Final / Oral Exam
1
50
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
50
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
50
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
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
23
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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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