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Code HIST 671
Term 201401
Title The Making of Istanbul
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject History(HIST)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 10.00
Instructor(s) Tulay Artan tulay@sabanciuniv.edu,
Detailed Syllabus
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Doctoral
Master
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Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Content

A research seminar combining visual materials with textual sources. Periods and topics dealt with, and which students may choose to concentrate upon, include : (1) The Byzantine past; rituals and monuments in the making of a city. (2) Early Ottoman land tenure in and around Istanbul : tahrirs and Imperial vak?fs, kanun and canon. (3) Istanbul as a distinctive "local culture" within the Ottoman Empire. (4) Istanbul as a locus of social unrest. (5) Late Ottoman Istanbul : its changing topography; its diverging tastes and identities (or : the emergence of sub-localities within a local culture). (6) Republican Istanbul and the end of a city. Requirements : a major research paper combining multiple types of evidence. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

Objective

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Learning Outcome

A research seminar combining visual materials with textual sources. Periods and topics dealt with, and which students may choose to concentrate upon, include : (1) The Byzantine past; rituals and monuments in the making of a city; (2) Early Ottoman land tenure in and around Istanbul : tahrirs and Imperial vak?fs, kanun and canon; (3) Istanbul as a distinctive "local culture" within the Ottoman Empire; (4) Istanbul as a locus of social unrest; (5) Late Ottoman Istanbul : its changing topography; its diverging tastes and identities (or : the emergence of sub-localities within a local culture); (6) Republican Istanbul and the end of a city. Requirements : a major research paper combining multiple types of evidence. Counts towards fulfilling the seminar requirement in History. Prerequisite : An adequate command of Ottoman Turkish, through TLL 501-502 or the equivalent, and subject to the instructor's approval.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. explain Ottoman uses of the Byzantine past and the myths about the foundation of the city;
2. explore the now vanished heritage of Konstantiniyye through new research methods in archaeology and map-making; 3. describe the problems in the study of Mese and Hippodrome/Divanyolu and Atmeydan? (by exploring the primary and secondary sources on the Arslanhane); 4. develop an understanding of the public life / public sphere debate and investigate various uses of urban space and study Ottoman urban rituals 5. describe the ??stanbuli? and contextualize the world around Constantinople/Konstantiniyye 6. explain the neighbourhoods and describe the different worlds of men and women; 7. develop visual literacy; 8. analyze the provisioning the imperial capital; 9. analyze the dynamics of communities; 10. investigate the underworld, the poor and the outcast and social unrest; 11. discuss impacts of Modernization; 12. develop visual literacy; 13. develop an understanding of the research methods of history, archaeology, map-making and architectural/urban history; 13. develop independent study skills; 14. research, locate and evaluate primary and secondary sources to produce, to a deadline, a coherent and cogent argument, through a seminar paper.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications 5
2 Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with ; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas. 5
3 Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach. 5
4 Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject. 3
5 Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas. 5
6 Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study. 5
7 Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently. 3
8 Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals. 5
9 Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving. 3
10 Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. 4
11 Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary. 1
12 Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field. 4
13 Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level. 4
14 Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements. 4
15 Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field. 4
16 Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values. 4
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 5
2 Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 5
3 Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 5
4 Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 5
5 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
6 Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 5
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
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. 5
1 Design and model engineering systems and processes and solve engineering problems with an innovative approach.
2 Establish experimental setups, conduct experiments and/or simulations.
3 Analytically acquire and interpret data.
History (with thesis) Program Outcomes Core Electives III (Research Seminars)
1 Demonstrate command of comparative perspectives, which may include the ability to compare the histories of different societies, or cultures awareness of continuity and change over extended time spans. 5
2 Construct concepts and theories derived from the humanities and social sciences. 3
3 Analyze the evidence from the research to support a historical argument for an answer to a research question. 5
4 Apply a critical perspective to evaluating historical arguments, including the quality of the sources, the validity of the interpretations of those sources, and the soundness of the argument's use of evidence to support a historical interpretation. 5
5 Develop and sustain historical arguments in a variety of literary forms, formulating appropriate questions and utilizing evidence. 5