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
ACL3053 America and War Spring 3 0 3 6
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: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi HATİCE ÖVGÜ TÜZÜN
Recommended Optional Program Components: none
Course Objectives: The objective of this course is to look at America’s war history beginning with the Indian Wars of the early 17th century colonial period, through the major wars and conflicts during the 18th, 19th and 20th century, to the current escalating military interventions and peace enforcement operations of the early 21st century.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who succeed in this course will be able to:

1)discuss major wars in American history
sociological perspectives relating to the development of warfare in America
2)formulate interpretations of military tactics due to the changes in domestic and foreign policies in the USA.
3)examine selected conventional and special military operations conducted in America
4)assesst the recent US wars indicating international environment of growing regional instability and crises, ethnic conflict, and global terrorism.

Course Content

American war history and literature

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) American Revolution Reading
3) Civil War Reading
4) American-Indian Wars I Reading
5) American-Indian Wars II Reading
6) American-Mexican Wars Reading
7) First World War and America I Reading
8) Film Screening and Discussion- Documentary on WWI and America
9) America after First World War Reading
10) America and Second World War Reading
11) America After Second World War Reading
12) Cold War Reading
13) The Vietnam War Reading
14) America and the Middle East I Reading
15) Final
16) Final


Course Notes / Textbooks: My own lecture notes.
References: none

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 16 % 10
Quizzes 2 % 10
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

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.