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Code HIST 191
Term 201702
Title Principles of Ataturk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject History(HIST)
SU Credit 2
ECTS Credit 4.00 / 3.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Adam Bennett McConnel -abmcconnel@sabanciuniv.edu, Yusuf Hakan Erdem -erdemy@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction Turkish
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Formal lecture
Planned Learning Activities Communicative
Content

This basic, comprehensive survey of the politics, economics and sociology of Turkish modernization begins with a review of the pressures building up on the Ottoman Empire, and the recurring confrontations between the conservative and the reform-minded wings of the ruling elite, through the 17th and 18th centuries, dovetailing into the challenges confronting the porte under Selim III and Mahmud II. The long drawn-out tragedy of the Turkish 19th century, comprising: a context of continuing retreat and territorial contraction, as well as of deepening despair, summed up as a non-colonial pattern of incorporation; the complicated relationships between the Great Powers and the various Balkan nationalisms; the initial introduction and the subsequent expansion of modernization agendas from the top down; the interplay of political and economic factors, and of local vs international forces, in the major crises of the 1830s, the 1850s, and the 1870s; the course of restructuring in the legal, administrative, educational, fiscal and economic spheres; the ancien regime complexity set up by Tanzimat dualisms; the Ottomans' ambition to modernize and to be recognized as modern (and hence of being admitted into the Concert of Europe); the gradual emergence of a state of law, and the replacement of the First Constitution's abortive liberalism by the resurgent authoritarianism of the Hamidian era.

Objective

The aim is to provide a comprehensive perspective and multi-layered knowledge on Ataturkist reforms and on the history of modern Turkey.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.Compare and contrast the disciplines of history, social sciences and natural sciences;
2. Examine different trajectories toward modernization;
3. Identify the main themes of the Ottoman modernization process;
4. Comprehend the history of those innovations which constituted the bases for the reforms of the 20th century;
5. Identify the key developments of Ottoman political, social and economic history and relate them to an overall conception of the subject matter;
6. Describe large themes over a relatively long span of history;
7. Develop independent study capability.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
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. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3
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. 3
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 3
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 2
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. 2
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 4
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. 4
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 1
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 1
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 1
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 1
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 1
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 3
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 3
Common Outcomes ForSchool of Management
1 Demonstrate an understanding of economics, and main functional areas of management. 2
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 4
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 50
Midterm 50
Recommended or Required Reading
Readings

Zurcher, E.J., Modernlesen Turkiye'nin Tarihi, Iletisim Press, November 2015.
Various book chapters assigned for each course week.

Findley, Carter V., Modern Turkiye Tarihi, Timas Press, 2016.
Various book chapters assigned for each course week.