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Code HIST 348
Term 201103
Title Diplomatic History of the Modern Era I (1815-1950)
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject History(HIST)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Do?an Gurp?nar,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
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(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101

An overview of international politics and diplomacy from the Settlement of Vienna to the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Weekly sub-themes to be pursued as issues both in diplomatic and military history, and in international law, include : (1) A general introduction focusing on the transformations wrought by the French Revolution; (2) the Congress of Vienna; (3) the Age of Restoration; (4) the Eastern Question and the Crimean War; (5) the Paris Conference and settlement; (6) the age of nationalisms and national unification; (7) the age of imperialism, and the emergence of permanent alliances or ententes; (8) World War I and the various treaties of Paris; (9) the League of Nations; (10) revisionism in Central Europe; (11) World War II and the birth of the UN; (12) de-colonization; (13) the onset of the Cold War.


Survey course which aims to provide historical knowledge on diplomatic relations and international institutions

Learning Outcome

The student is expected to have a comprehensive knowledge on;

1.) the historical factors which created the present-day world order,
2.) the political factors promoting the emergence of recent nation-states (decolonization),
3.) the notion of the balance of power to gain insight into the workings of international systems;

Also, students are expected to gain the ability to establish meaningful causalities as a means of analyzing the behavior of individual states.

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. 2
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. 2
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 4
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 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. 3
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. 3