Political History (UI504) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Political History UI504 1. Semester 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Social Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Hasan Ünal
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is starting from the 1500s until 1960's to discuss the political, social and diplomatic events that took place in Europe.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Realize how the contemporary world political structure come into entity
  • Make use of the lecture book in the most efficient way
  • Synthetize the weekly discussed themes at the end of the semester
Course Content The rise of Western World from the political, economic and technological perspectives, the geographical discoveries and formation of the colonial empires, the nation state building period that created the contemporary international relations system, the First and Second World Wars and the Cold War period.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction: The rise of the Europe, Renaissance, Reforms , etc. Sander 1, pp. 70-144
2 The discovery of new continents, and the restructuring of the European social and political life Sander 1, pp.70-144
3 The rise of France: the end of the civil war , the recovery of France, the first secular war as the Thirty Years War and the Treaty of Westphalia as the first secular peace ( 1648 ) XIV. Louis and reforms Sander 1, pp. 70-144
4 War of Spanish Succession and the UK's rise: the struggle for influence in North America and the American Revolution Sander 1, pp. 151-161
5 French Revolution : causes , consequences , the Napoleonic wars and the 1815 Vienna Regulations Sander 1, pp. 161-185
6 Mid-term
7 The period of revolutions in Europe in 1830 and 1848 revolutions , the Industrial Revolution and its consequences Sander 1, pp. 183-195
8 The establishment of Italy and Germany 's national unity : causes, and consequences of war Sander 1, pp. 217-225
9 Alliances and path to the First World War : causes and consequences Sander 2, pp.13-16
10 After the First World War peace treaties in Europe and Versailles , Saint-Germain , Trianon , etc . Compared with Lausanne Sander 2, pp. 16-32
11 Weimar period in Germany and coup attempts
12 Locarno period and after : the rise of Hitler and the rise to power Sander 2, pp.32-40
13 Hitler's foreign policy and international development goals Sander 2, pp.40-65
14 And after the Second World War : UN agency, the Cold War, etc. Sander 2, pp. 111-189
15 Cold War crisis , the Berlin crisis , the Cuban Missile Crisis and the U2 crisis ( 1948-1962 ) Sander 2, pp. 201-322
16 General overview


Course Book 1. Oral Sander, Siyasi Tarih, İmge Kitabevi, 2000

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
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 methodology of international relations. X
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level. X
3 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the recent either global or national political events. X
4 Acquiring different perspectives on international relations. X
5 Improving the ability to make analyses about the current and future prospects of global and regional actors. X
6 Developing relevant academic and applied research skills in political areas. X
7 To improve the academic writing skills pertaining to the academic area. X
8 To improve the academic presentation skills pertaining to the academic area. X
9 To improve analytical thinking and independent research skills. X
10 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, interpretation, discussions, and/or continuous learning. X
11 Improving the ability to effectively develop arguments. 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 15 10 150
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 8 8
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 19 19
Total Workload 177