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
GEP0509 XX. Century Political History Fall 3 0 3 4
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: Face to face
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 examine the conditions of the development of political ideas within historical context.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
In this course the student:
1. Will examine the historical conditions during the development of Marxism
2. Will evaluate the political ideas of intellectuals.
3. Will compare Marxism and Liberalism
4. Will know about the Post-war Political structure.
5. Will analyse the reasons for the collapse of the Soviet Union
6. Students shall synthesize diverse kinds of information and to express ideas clearly and cogently.

Course Content

The course will cover political ideas that emerged from 19th century onwards. Main subjects include, Marxism, Liberalism, Republicanism, and Radicalism.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Derse giris none
2) History: Structures, Empires. Political Philosophy: Max Weber Coursebooks
3) History: Europe as a System of Power Political Philosophy: Herbert Marcuse Coursebooks
4) History: First World War Political Philosophy: Hannah Arendt Coursebooks
5) History: The End of the Old World Order Political Philosophy: C.B. Macpherson Coursebooks
6) MIDTERM I Coursebooks
7) History: Global History Emerges Political Philosophy: Michael Oakenshott Coursebooks
8) History: Second World War Political Philosophy: Friedrich Hayek Coursebooks
9) History: Cold War Political Philosophy: Karl Popper Coursebooks
10) History: Asia, Africa and the Near East Political Philosophy: Isaiah Berlin Coursebooks
11) History: New Economic and Social Worlds Political Philosophy: John Rawls Coursebooks
12) MIDTERM II Coursebooks
13) History: A Changing World Balance Political Philosophy: Robert Nozick Coursebook
14) History: The End of an Era Political Philosophy: Jurgen Habermas Coursebooks


Course Notes / Textbooks: J. M. Roberts, "Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to 2000" (Penguin, 1999)
Michael H. Lessnoff, Political Philosophy of the Twentieth Century (Blackwell, 1999)
References: NONE

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 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
Midterms 2 15 30
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 92

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.