History of Civilization (PR233) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
History of Civilization PR233 3 0 0 3 5
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)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives to contribute students’ knowledge of history, including cultural, religious and philosophical spheres of human life - to give an introduction to world history from the Scientific Revolution until the end of the Cold War Era
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To equip students with an understanding of chronology of the key events in world history
  • To familiarize students with major concepts and geographical understanding of the history of the world.
  • To enhance students’ general knowledge about the rise of religions, political systems, warfare as well as the agricultural, industrial, scientific and commercial revolutions throughout human history.
Course Content Uluslararası İlişkiler sahasında profesyonel çalışma yapabilmek için kişinin iyi bir tarih anlayışı ve şuuru olmalıdır. Bu amaçla açılan bu ders, Bilim Devriminden günümüze kadar geçen süreçte yükselen medeniyetleri kronolojik bir sıra içinde öğrencilere öğretecektir

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 A general introduction to the course
2 Royal State in the 17th Century Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 16, pp. 363-384.
3 Science and Commerce in Early Modern Europe Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Bölüm 17, ss. 385-407.
4 Balance of Power in 18th Century Europe AND Culture and Society in 18th Century Europe Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapters 18 and 19, pp. 408-448
5 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era, 1789-1815 Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Bölüm 20, ss. 449-470.
6 Industrial Europe Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 21, pp. 471-494.
7 Political Upheavals and Social Transformations Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 22, pp. 495-515.
8 State Building and Social Change in Europe, 1850-1871 Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 23, pp. 516-538.
9 The Crisis of European Culture, 1871-1914 KiKishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 24, pp. 539-558.
10 Europe and the World, 1870-1914 Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 25, pp. 559-582.
11 War and Revolution Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 26, pp. 583-606.
12 The European Search for Stability, 1920-1939 Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 27, pp. 607-629.
13 Global Conflagration: World War II, 1939-1945 Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 28, pp. 630-654.
14 The Cold War and Postwar Economic Recovery: 1945-1970 Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 29, pp. 655-676.
15 The End of the Cold War and New Global Challenges, 1970 to Present Kishlansky, Geary and O’Brien Chapter 30, pp. 677-698.
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Mark Kishlansky, Patrick Geary ve Patricia O’Brien, Civilization in the West: Combined Volume, (Boston: Pearson, 2010). International Edition
Other Sources 2. Thomas Munck. Seventeenth-Century Europe, 1598-1700 (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005).
3. John Henry. The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science (New York: Palgrave, 2008).
4. Michael Schaich. Monarchy and Religion: The Transformation of Royal Culture in Eighteenth-century Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).
5. Getrude Himmelfarb. The Roads to Modernity: The British, French and American Enlightenments (New York: Random House, 2004).
6. Peter McPhee. The French Revolution, 1789-1799 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).
7. Denis Mack Smith. Mazzini (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)
8. Kevin Repp. Reformers, Critics and the Paths of German Modernity, 1890-1914 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2000).
9. Jeffrey Verhey. The Spirit of 1914: Militarism, Myth and Mobilization in Germany (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 13 65
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 35
Toplam 15 105
Percentage of Semester Work 75
Percentage of Final Work 25
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 Students obtain fundamental knowledge about the theoretical approaches, concepts, research methods and techniques of public relations, advertising, media, marketing and integrated marketing.
2 Students obtain interdisciplinary knowledge about political, cultural, economic and social process within local, national and international levels.
3 Students obtain knowledge about the effective use of digital media intended for public relations, advertising, marketing and integrated marketing.
4 Students obtain knowledge about the use of new media tools both theoretically and practically.
5 Students obtain knowledge about the design and development of any public relations and advertising campaign based on the target group and strategic objectives.
6 Students obtain knowledge about the organizational communications structures.
7 Students obtain knowledge about various strategies of crisis management.
8 Students obtain knowledge about required research, planning, methods and techniques within public relations and advertising fields.
9 Students obtain knowledge about ethical principles and values of public relations and advertising
10 Students obtain knowledge about legal regulations of both communication law and advertising.
11 Students learn how to communicate with both local and foreign, academic and non-academic stakeholders in order to conduct PR and advertising researches or practices.
12 Students learn how to work in teamwork for PR and advertising researches and practices.
13 Students learn how to prepare and conduct various communicational activities of various organizations.
14 Students learn how to collect information, analyze and present the findings of PR, advertising, marketing and consumer researches.
15 Students learn how to plan and conduct media and advertising campaigns.
16 Students learn how to use digital communication tools effectively and design a product.
17 Students have the capacity of using theoretical background and conducting methodologies in order to gather information, analyze and interpret within PR and advertising fields.
18 Students have the capacity of understanding the social-cultural context of PR and advertising practices for the related organizations.
19 Students have the capacity of following the latest developments at national and global levels.
20 Students have the capacity of taking the responsibilities for the possible problems in any PR program or campaign and develop creative solutions.
21 Students have the capacity of using various applications and technological tools to conduct PR and advertising programs and advertising campaigns.
22 Students have the capacity of exercising the ethical codes based on national and international professional standards in PR and advertising activities.
23 Students have the capacity of forming and practicing brand management strategies.
24 Students have the capacity of dealing with the possible risks in organizations.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 13 3 39
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 117