Economic History (ECON315(ECON125)) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Economic History ECON315(ECON125) 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Gürsan Şenalp
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The central theme of the course is the development and transformations of the capitalist World Economy. The Industrial Revolution is certainly the most fundamental transformation of mankind in all human history. How and when did it happened are some of the questions to discuss during the courses. The transformation period from Feurdal Economy to Industry; preconditions of the Industrial Revolution; the patterns of Industrialization etc. are the main topics.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To use the required analytical tools to evaluate and comment the transformation period from feudal economic system to Industrial Revolution
  • To compare two economic systems
  • To understand present world by discussing the path of evolution of the capitalist mode of production
Course Content Main dynamics which led to the Industrial Revolution

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Feodal Ekonomik Sistemin temel dinamikleri Özkan, 1-12
2 Prerequisites of the formation of Industry Özkan, 13-14
3 Legal System Özkan,15-17
4 Guilds Özkan,17-19
5 Technological Accumulation Özkan,20-22
6 Manpower Özkan,22-23
7 Midterm
8 Entrepreneurs Özkan,23
9 Capital Özkan,24-25
10 Market Özkan,26
11 The Industrial Revolution 1780-1840 Hobsbawm
12 The Human Results of the Industrial Revolution Hobsbawm
13 Agriculture 1750-1850 Hobsbawm,
14 Industrialization Second Phase Hobsbawm,
15 Standards of Living 1850-1914 Hobsbawm
16 Final Sınavı


Course Book 1. Hobsbawm,Eric,(1999),Industry and Empire, Penguin Books, England. 1999
2. Özkan, Yılmaz, (2004), From Feudalism to Industrial Revolution, Lecture Notes,Atilim University, 2004
Other Sources 3. Cameron,Rondo,(1989), A Concise Economic History of the World, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics X
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis X
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis X
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level X
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues X
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis X
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices X
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills X
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning X
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility X
11 Developing the skills of communication. X
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 6 84
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 25 25
Total Workload 129