ECTS - European Political History I

European Political History I (IR207) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
European Political History I IR207 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 will focus on the important developments in the European as well as world history since Westphalia Treaty of 1648. As the historic developments are very key in understanding even the current political debates world in general and Europe in specific, it is necessary to search these historical developments in detail
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will have a general view and essential knowledge concerning the political history of the period between 1789 and 1939 with special emphasis on Europe.
  • Students will have the ability to analytically analyze current events with regard to the political history.
  • Students will have particular knowledge on international legal regime, which remarks modern period in political history.
Course Content The diplomatic relations between the European Powers and the Ottoman Empire in the 19th Century starting with the Vienna Congress of 1814; policies of Great Powers of Europe with regard to the Ottoman Empire and the main factors influencing these policies.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction None
2 Discoveries of new continents and the rise and fall of Portugal and Spain Palmer, pp. 151-159
3 Thirty Years of War and the Peace of Westphalia, 1648 Palmer, pp.140-150, pp. 160-209
4 French Supremacy in Europe Palmer, pp.176-199
5 Spanish succession war and the Utrecht Treaty Palmer, pp. 210-273
6 Anglo-French war over supremacy in North America and the American Revolution Palmer, pp. 351-360
7 Midterm Exam None
8 French Revolution Palmer, pp.361-403
9 Napoleonic Wars and the Establishment of the Vienna System Palmer, pp. 417-441
10 1830 and 1848 Revolutions across Europe Palmer, pp. 453-495
11 Unifications of Italy and Germany Palmer, pp. 542-577
12 Balance of power politics in late 19th and early 20th centuries Palmer, pp. 583-683
13 Causes of the First World War Palmer, pp.695-722
14 First World War Palmer, pp. 732-772
15 Europe at the end of the First World War Palmer, pp. 777-799
16 Final Exam None


Course Book 1. Palmer, Colton, and Kramer, A History of the Modern World, McGraw-Hill Education, 2013
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