Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205015512011Political History of the Balkans I Elective116
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning about history of the Balkans from the beginning of the 19th century on.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Yahya Kemal TAŞTAN
Learning Outcomes
1The graduates having learned about history of the Balkans from the beginning of the 19th century may teach it to other people (LO. 1,2)
2They can reconstruct events of the concerning Balkans history, which they analyzed through social theories, with an approach of social scientist (LO. 9,11)
3The graduate is to obtain the very capacity of researching the historical problems that arose In his/her mind during the education period, and to solve them with his/her efforts (LO. 13)
4
5
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The course includes the period from the Serbian uprising in 1804 up to the end of the WWI in 1918. Every nationality will be dealt with one by one, their near and far pasts will not be omitted, and developments of the 19th century will be studied in term of the local, imperial (Ottoman) and continental circumstances. National uprisings and rise of independent nations in the Ottoman Balkans are topic of this course.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction and Basic ApproachesTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
2Pax Ottomana in the BalkansTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
3History of the Montenegrin uprisingsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
4Serbian uprisingsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
5Greek uprisingsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
6Romanian independenceTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
7Situation in Bulgarian and development of the national movementTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
8Demands for Autonomy in Bosnia and ethnic relationsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
9Midterm examTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
10The Turko-Russian War in 1876-77 and the 1878 Berlin TreatyTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
11The Way of Bulgaria to IndependenceTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
12National movements among the AlbaniansTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
13The Party of Union and Progress and Developments in MacedoniaTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
14The Balkan wars 1912-13Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
15The Balkan during the WWITheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
16Final examTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Jelavic, Barbara, Balkanların Tarihi, 2 cilt, İstanbul, 2006. 2. Karatay, Osman – Gökdağ, Bilgehan A., Balkanlar El Kitabı I: Tarih, Çorum-Ankara, 2006. 3. Karatay, Osman – Gökdağ, Bilgehan A., Balkanlar El Kitabı II: Çağdaş Balkanlar, Çorum-Ankara, 2007. 4. Castellan, George, Balkanların Tarihi, İstanbul, 1993. 5. Glenny, Misha, Balkanlar 1804-1999: Milliyetçilik, Savaş ve Büyük Güçler, İstanbul, 2001. 6. Lütem, Ömer E. – Demirteş-Coşkun, Birgül (der.), Balkan Diplomasisi, Ankara, 2001. 7. Todorova, Maria, Balkanları Tahayyül Etmek, İstanbul 2003. 8. Yerasimos, Stefanos, Milliyetler ve Sınırlar, İstanbul 2002.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Discussion14228
Writing Paper14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11111
Individual Study for Final Examination11212
Reading14570
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)183
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
PO
7
PO
8
PO
9
PO
10
PO
11
PO
12
PO
13
LO155           
LO2        5 5  
LO3            5
LO4             
LO5             
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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