Principles of Atatürk and the History of the Turkish Revolution II (HIST 192)

2021 Summer
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
History(HIST)
2
4.00 / 3.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Mehmet Kuru mkuru@sabanciuniv.edu,
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Turkish
Undergraduate
HIST191
Formal lecture
Communicative
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CONTENT

HIST 192 provides an academic perspective on the geography that we call the Turkish Republic today and the historical relations established among the human societies that lived there in the past and present. HIST 192 is designed to be a follow-up of HIST 191 and thus complements the content and timeline previously introduced, in a thematic order, by reflecting on major milestones in the history of the Turkish Republic from World War I up to the year 2020. With a focus on the history of Modern Turkey at its center, HIST 192 offers an interdisciplinary approach by relying on other disciplines, social sciences, and humanities, such as human history, political science, economy, and sociology. Apart from that, the content of HIST 192 is strongly related with the content of TLL 102. The thematic structure and the chronological framework of these separate courses compliment each other. To that end, the course provides a chance to relate the historical content of HIST 192 with the literary works that are studied in TLL 102. Finally, this course aims to teach basics of academic literacy, source criticism and fact-checking as integrated skills whilst dealing with the content material.

OBJECTIVE

This is the second part of a university course which introduces students to the historical roots of the principles of Atatürk as well as to the implementation of these principles. To achieve this, the following issues are concentrated upon: Ottoman and Turkish political history from 1908 to the present; the Balkan Wars, World War I and Turkish nationalism; the War of Independence; the reforms of Atatürk; World War II and the transition to a multi-party system; Demokrat Parti and its successors, the military interventions of 1960, 1971, 1980 and 1998; the issue of democratization of Turkey.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon completion of this course students will be able to describe the main themes related to the modernization process of Turkey.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to comprehend the Atatürkist reforms and their role in the shaping of present-day Turkey.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to identify the key developments of the political, social and economic history of the Republic of Turkey and relate them to an
Upon completion of this course students will be able to overall conception of the subject matter.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to describe large themes over a relatively long span of history.
Upon completion of this course students will be able to develop independent study.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 50
Midterm 50

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Erik Zürcher, Modernleşen Türkiye?nin Tarihi (Istanbul: İletişim Yayınları, 2000)