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Code HIST 405
Term 201101
Title History of the Twentieth Century
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject History(HIST)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 0.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Halil Berktay,
Language of Instruction
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101

The first half of the 20th century witnessed catastrophic destruction through world wars and genocides; its third quarter, in contrast, became a period of unprecedented stability and affluence; this, however, gave way to yet another phase of collapse and epochal change that marked not only the end of the century but perhaps also the end of the entire Modern Era. HIST 405 proposes to look at all this social and political tumult, as well as the accompanying history of culture, ideas, art and science, through the works and overlapping yet diverging interpretations of some its major observers and commentators.

Programme Outcomes
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others.
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice.
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects.
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English.
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.
1 Analyze global affairs from international relations and economics perspectives.
2 Demonstrate theoretical and practical knowledge of the international affairs.
3 Compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging global institutions.
4 Evaluate the international political events and present their views and positions on international affairs with advanced oral and written skills.