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Code HIST 371
Term 201403
Title History of a City II : Ottoman Istanbul, 1450-1900
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) Cemal Kafadar -,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
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(only for SU students)
SPS102 SPS101

Beginning with a baseline survey of conditions prevailing shortly before the siege and eventual capture of Constantinople by Mehmed II in 1453, HIST 371, whether taken independently or as a sequel to HIST 370, is designed to take students from Ottoman Istanbul's initial re-building and repopulation, through its 16th century efflorescence as the capital of a new and resurgent empire, as well as through the manifold transformations of the 17th and 18th centuries, into the Tanzimat onset of modernity. Historical backgrounding lectures on these and other key phases or developments will be complemented with other, on site lectures in the course of study trips to leading Ottoman locations and monuments. For the possibility of proceeding from the ?taught course? components of HIST 371 to primary research at the advanced graduate level, see HIST 571.

Learning Outcome

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. discuss the Transition Debate
2. explain the functional and symbolic meanings of the Ottoman socio-religious complexes.
3. investigate various uses of urban space, gardens and suburbia
4. study Ottoman urban rituals
5. analyze the provisioning the Imperial Capital
6.describe the different worlds of men and women
7. develop an understanding of the Public Life / Public Sphere Debate
8. analyze the dynamics of social unrest
9. investigate the underworld, the poor and the outcast
10. discuss impacts of Modernization
11. contextualize Istanbul and the ?World Around It:
12. develop visual literacy
13. develop independent study skills
14. evaluate material to produce, to a deadline, a coherent and cogent argument, developed through the mode of assessment

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. 1
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 1
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