Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9205015802016Religious and Political Intelligence in Turkish Culture History - IIElective124
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to discuss the epistemic base that supports religion and politics in Turkish culture history and to analyze the texts that are witnessed the transition processes.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Nadim MACİT
Learning Outcomes
1To understand the epistemic structure of religion and politics and to make interpretations on this structure. (3, 6)
2To realize the changes in the texts those belong to the transition processes and to realize the effect of historical changes on religious thought and politics. (8, 12)
3Graduates will be able to adopt the structural and critical approach instead of illustrative and narrative approach. (14)
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Tursun Bey in the early period of Ottoman Empire: His Life and Character. Analysis of Ebu’l Feth in the context of religion and politics. Koçi Bey’s studies in the decline period of Ottoman Empire. Understanding crisis in the context of religion and politics. Ahmet Cevdet Pasha’s thoughts regarding religion and politics relations in the modern period of Ottoman Empire. Readings on Seyyid Bey’s, Izmir Representative of the Republic of Turkey, understanding of religion and politics relations.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1An Important Historical Change and Reorganization : Seljuk Period
2Leading Figures of Seljuk Period : Nizamü’l Mülk and Gazzali
3Religious and Political Reason in The Studies of Nizamü’l Mülk and Gazzali
4Tursun Bey in The Early Period of Ottoman Empire
5Tursun Bey’s Understanding of Religion and Politics Relations
6Crisis Period : Studies of Koçi Bey
7Analysis of Findings and Proposals of Koçi Bey
8Midterm exam
9Transforming Language of Politics in The Modern Period
10Effect of Modern Period Thinking on Islamic Reason
11Ahmet Cevdet Pasha
12Ahmet Cevdet Pasha’s Understanding of Religion and Politics in His Study “Tezakir”
13Religion and State Understanding of Young Turks
14Seyyid Bey in Republic Period, His Identity and Characteristics
15Seyyid Bey’s Speech called “Hakimiyet-i Milliye” and His Thoughts on Religion and Politics
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Tursun Bey, Tarih-i Ebu’l Feth, (Hazırlayan: Mertol Tulum) İstanbul: 1977, Baha Matbaası. 2. Koçi Bey, Koçi Bey Risalesi, (Haz: Zuhurî Danışman) İstanbul: 1997, Milli Eğitim Bakanlığı Yayınları. 3. Nadim Macit, “Osmanlı Modernleşmesinde Jön-Türk Hareketinin Din-Siyaset Anlayışı, (Sayfa: 1-50) Osmanlı Özel Sayısı,( Sayı: 5, Eylül-Aralık 1999) 4. Ahmet Cevdet Paşa, Tazakir, Ankara: 1986, Türk Tarih Kurumu Basımevi. 5. Abdullah Cevdet, Funûn ve Felsefe, Felsefe Senihaları, İstanbul: 1912, İçtihat Matbaası. 6. Abdullah Cevdet, Fizyolocyia-ı Tefekkür, İstanbul: H. 1308, İstephan Matbaası. 7. Mehmed Seyyid Bey, “Hilafetin Mahiyet-i Şeriyesi” 3 Mart 1924 TBMM’de irat olunan konuşma. 8. Mehmed Seyyid Bey, Hilafet ve Hakimiyet-i Milliye, Ankara: 1922.
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
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination11616
Final Examination12020
Practice14342
Discussion14114
Reading14228
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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2
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5
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10
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13
LO1  5  5       
LO2             
LO3            5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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