ECTS - European Political History II

European Political History II (IR214) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
European Political History II IR214 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, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Şükrü Sina Gürel
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course aims to provide students with factual data about the sources and outcomes of major political developments in international relations of 19th and 20th centuries and enable them to understand the roots of many contemporary issues, problems, institutions and the patterns of behaviour among states.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To teach the students how diplomacy evolved during 20th and 21th centuries.
  • To acquire a general information about interstate relations' manner and behaviours.
  • The students will sort out the parameters between the states and international events throughout various periods that changed with diversified international conjunctures.
Course Content Major political events of 19th and 20th centuries; a survey of Ottoman Diplomacy in the contex of Eastern Question; political evolution of the Balkans and the Middle East in an interaction with 'European state-system'.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction None
2 General political situation in Europe after the War Palmer, pp. 777-799
3 Europe at the end of the First World War Palmer, pp. 805-822
4 Germany and Europe from chaos to stability Sander, pp.16-32
5 The Locarno Period: Relative stability Sander pp. 32-39
6 Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930s Sander pp. 40-110
7 Hitler’s foreign policy aims Sander pp. 40-110
8 Midterm Exam None
9 Major events on the road to the Second World War Palmer, pp. 777-799
10 Second World War Palmer, pp. 834-860
11 Wartime conferences and arrangements Sander, pp. 111-189
12 Beginning of the Cold War Palmer, pp.867-914
13 Cold War crises Palmer, pp.968- 1035
14 Détente period Palmer, pp.968- 1035
15 End of the Cold War Palmer, pp. 1035-1045
16 Final Exam None


Course Book 1. R. R. Palmer and J. Colton, A History of the Modern World (New York 1999)
2. 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 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature.
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres.
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture

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 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 40 40
Total Workload 150