Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205015562015Political History of the Balkans - IIElective124
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning about the Balkans developments in the 20th century.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Yahya Kemal TAŞTAN
Learning Outcomes
11. The graduates having learned about history of the Balkans from the beginning of the 19th century may teach it to other people (LO. 1,2)
22. They can reconstruct events of the concerning Balkans history, which they analyzed through social theories, with an approach of social scientist (LO. 9,11).
33. The 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 events of the period from 1918, when a new order was established in the Balkans, up to the actual developments. All states will be dealt individually. It is not only a political history of the 20th century, but aims to provide a platform to discuss now and future of the Balkan developments. Thus, students are to be included in performing the lecture.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Establishment of the Kingdom of SHS and Yugoslavia, ethnic relations within the new structureTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
2The Kingdom of Bulgaria within the World PoliticsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
3The Kingdom of Albania between the world wars. Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
4General situation of the Balkans between the world wars.Theoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
5The Balkans during the Second World WarTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
6Greece: Catastrophes and crisisTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
7Romania under CommunismTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
8Ethnic relations in the Socialist Yugoslavia and the road to the WarTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
9Midterm examTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
10War and Peace in the ex-Yugoslavia regionTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
11The Peace Process in Bosnia and HerzegovinaTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
12Serbia and Montenegro after the Yugoslavia warsTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
13The actual situation in Macedonia, Kosovo and SandjakTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
14Actual developments in Bulgaria and Greece and situation of the Turks thereTheoric lectures, reading, narrative and discuss
15The EU and NATO in the BalkansTheoric 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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11616
Final Examination12020
Attending Lectures14342
Seminar14228
Reading14114
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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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