Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
UIL5515 Political History in Europe Fall 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SİNEM ERAY
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of the course is to provide participants with a holistic and systematic knowledge of European political history. Another aim of the course is to provide students with the ability to analyze the basic facts and concepts of political science and international relations by placing them in a historical framework.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Becoming aware of how the world political system is formed
Using the textbook as a resource in the most efficient way
Ability to synthesize weekly political history topics at the end of the semester

Course Content

The course provides students with information from before the French Revolution in 1789 to World War II. It is designed to provide basic information on the historical developments in domestic and foreign policy in the period extending to the end of World War II. The course also aims to provide information on the social and economic foundations of these political developments. In this context, XIX. The narrative, which will proceed through the basic political events and facts of the century, will be supported by information on the social, economic and ideological structures of the period.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction: The rise of Europe, the Renaissance, the Reformation
2) Discovery of new continents and restructuring of European social and political life
3) The rise of France: the end of the civil war, the recovery of France, the Thirty Years' War as the first secular war, and the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) as the first secular peace, XIV. Louis and his reforms
4) The War of Spanish Succession and the rise of England: The struggle for influence in North America and the American Revolution
5) French Revolution: causes, consequences, Napoleonic wars and the Vienna Regulations of 1815
6) Period of revolutions in Europe: Revolutions of 1830 and 1848, Industrial Revolution and its consequences
7) Midterm
8) The establishment of the national unions of Italy and Germany & the road to the First World War; causes, wars and consequences
9) Post-World War I Europe and peace treaties: Versailles, Saint-Germain, Trianon, etc. Comparisons with Lausanne.
10) Weimer period and coup attempts in Germany
11) The Locarno period and its aftermath: Hitler's rise and rise to power & Hitler's foreign policy aims and international developments
12) World War II and its aftermath: Establishment of the UN, Cold War
13) Project Presentations
14) Project Presentations
15) Final


Course Notes / Textbooks: Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İlkçağlardan 1918’e, İmge Kitabevi
Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih- 2.Cilt (1918-1994), İmge Kitabevi
19.yy.Siyasi Tarihi Fahir Armaoğlu
20.yy.Siyasi Tarihi Fahir Armaoğlu

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Presentation 1 % 10
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 13 3 39
Study Hours Out of Class 10 10 100
Presentations / Seminar 4 10 40
Project 1 10 10
Midterms 1 3 3
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 195

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To examine knowledge and skills acquired with understanding the interaction between other disciplines in the interdisciplinary dimension.
2) Have the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances with related to the field of International Relations and Politics in data collection, interpretation, and dissemination stages.
3) Have the knowledge of the political, economic and juridical foundation of the state.
4) To develop and deepen the information level of expertise Master's Degree on the basis of qualifications at the Global Politics and International Relations Program.
5) Have a critical perspective on concepts, arguments, and current issues.
6) To examine and evaluate countries and regions at the international level which embedded in practical and theoretical knowledge.
7) Evaluated to be critical a variety of security issues, strategies, and practical consequences in the international arena.
8) Have a good formation of the social sciences.
9) Have the knowledge of the nation state to the present day about geographical, institutional, structural, conceptual and theoretical development of the international relations.
10) Have the knowledge of Turkish foreign policy formation and decision-making process.