Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
3301001212019HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION Elective113
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Political, social, cultural and economic developments, science, technology, art effects, reflections. The meaning of civilization, the meaning of the West, the expression of institutions and new history writing attempts…
Name of Lecturer(s)
Sanat Tarihi Bölümü'nden Öğretim Üyesi
Learning Outcomes
1To show the important role of different individuals, peoples and cultures in human history.
2To determine the structuring of relationships among individuals in terms of cultural concepts.
3To document the intellectual, intellectual knowledge and contributions of people in the historical process.
4To ensure the sustainability of individuals' relationships with philosophy, science, literature and art throughout their lifetimes.
5Exploring the nature of historical formation.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Course Content The basic events and phenomena that constitute the process of civilization from the beginning to the present day that people transfer from one generation to another. Ancient Asian and Egyptian civilizations, Ancient Greek and Hellenic civilizations and culture, Roman civilization, Middle Ages, Renaissance and reforms, Age of Enlightenment, American and French revolutions, Industrial revolution, XIX. century emerged outflow and XX. century most important events. I. and II. World Wars and post-developments.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1What is civilization? What is Western Civilization? Is it a geographic region or an idea or both? How can non-Western civilization be considered western? Do ideas shape life, or does life produce ideas? Transition from the first tool production to the agricultural revolution: Transition from Paleolithic to Neolithic. Eastern communities: Sumerians in Mesopotamia
2Mesopotamian peoples in history, contributions, inventions. Egyptian Civilization
3Eastern Mediterranean peoples: Hebrew communities, Phoenicians and Aegean civilization: Minoan and Mycenaean. Greek civilization: Society, Politics, Philosophy and Art.
4From the police to the Hellenistic age. The birth of Rome: From Republic to Empire: (Politics, Law and Augustus)
5Rome: Christianized Imperium Romanum: Byzantine: Medieval, Early Islam A medieval policy adaptation in European Geography: Feudalite
6Spread of Islam, transition from feudal state structure to monarchies in Western geography: France and England Model: Steps towards Renaissance.
7Early modern Europe: Renaissance, discoveries and leading roles: Portugal–Spain,
8Midterm Examination
9Reformation: Luter, Calvin, Zwigli and others…. and counter-reform movements.
10Towards the Age of Enlightenment… Scientific Revolutions
11The process of revolutions: the causes and consequences of the French Revolution
12Industrial Revolution causes and consequences. Artistic and Cultural Modernism The path to the nineteenth century.
13Towards world wars: Wars and political developments: War? Peace? Russia and the West: Revolution and Ideologies, Totalitarism
14Since 1945 to the present. The Cold War Period and Globalization: Towards the Twenty-First Century.
15Looking at the twenty-first century
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Books Server Tanilli Yüzyılların Gerçeği ve Mirası Peter N.Stearns, Michael Adams, Stuart B.Schwartz, Marc Iason Gilbert, 2004 World Civilizations Course Materials Slayt, bilgisayar, projeksiyon cihazı
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation12020
Report Presentation111
Self Study8216
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO13       2 
LO23       1 
LO33       2 
LO42       2 
LO52       2 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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