Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
GEP1006 History of Civilization II Fall 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: GE-Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: E-Learning
Course Coordinator : Dr. BURCU ALARSLAN ULUDAŞ
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi DERYA TARBUCK
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to survey the development of civilization from a historical perspective

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. The student shall know the phases of the middle ages of Europe and be able to define them.
2. The student shall know the difference between American and African civilizations.
3. The student shall be able to know Abbasid Decline and the Spread of Islamic Civilization.
4. The student shall be familiar with The Spread of Chinese Civilization: Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.
5. The student shall be able to benchmark different cultural civilizations in the same view point.
6. Studens shall be able to explain the reasons as to how Instrial Revolution came into being.

Course Content

This is an era which is governed largely by European ideas and institutions and we will examine the rise of the west in great depth and detail, but we will also analyze global responses and consequences.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) The East and The West, 1400-1600 The East: Mongol Empire, Ottoman Empire, Safavid Dynasty The West: Renaissance and Reform, 1300-1600
2) Age of Discoveries: Scientific Revolution and Great Explorations
3) Age of Reason: The Enlightenment, 1700s-1850s
4) American Revolution, 1763-1775
5) French Revolution, 1789
6) Empires: East and West Napoleon’s Empire, 1804-1814 Ottoman Empire, 1600-1800
7) After Napoleon: Political Ideologies and the Age of Nation-States, 1820-1880
8) The Industrial Revolution, 1750-1910s
9) Last Tensions of the Empire: Ottoman Empire, 19th-20th century
10) Modern Era: Science, Arts and Politics, 19th - 20th century
11) World War I / The Great War, 1914-1918
12) Interwar Years, 1919-1938
13) Second World War, 1939-1945
14) Cold War and Its Aftermath, 1945-1991


Course Notes / Textbooks:

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 48 % 20
Midterms 2 % 40
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Quizzes 2 8 16
Midterms 1 15 15
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 93

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 be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.