Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201165112015American HistoryElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to provide the graduate students the ability and knowledge of studying American History and analyzing historical events.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Atilla Silkü
Learning Outcomes
1The knowledge of important events in American History.
2The ability to understand and analyze spesific events in American History.
3The ability to understand and analyze ideologies which shape American History.
4The ability to understand and analyze sociological, ideological and cultural features of American History.
5The commitment to read and criticize articles on American History
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Eras of the American Past: The English Colonies in America, The Revolutionary Generation, Market Revolution, Slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction Era, World War II. Major Themes In the American Experience: Social History, Women’s History, African – American History, Labor History, Ethnicity in U.S.A., Diplomatic History.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the Course: Content, Aim, Importance and RequirementsIntroduction
2A movie screening about Colonial AmericaGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Analysis of the movie.
3The English Colonies in AmericaGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
4The Revolutionary GenerationGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
5Market RevolutionGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
6Slavery, Civil War and ReconstructionGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
7Industrial America,Depression and WarGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
8Project PresentationProject Presentation
9America since 1945General Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
10Social HistoryGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
11U.S Women's HistoryGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
12African-American HistoryGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
13American Labor HistoryGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
14EthnicityGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
15U.S. Diplomatic HistoryGeneral Discussion, Reading Materials, Presentation.
16Final ExamFinal Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Foner,Eric ed. The New American History. Philadelphia, Temple University Press, 1984.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Attending Lectures14228
Discussion14114
Project Preparation22040
Project Presentation4312
Self Study14570
Reading14570
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)240
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