Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803001022006PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY ICompulsory112
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The general goal of this course is to educate individuals who are loyal to the nationalism concept of Atatürk, the Turkish Nation's national, ethical, spiritual and cultural values in line with the Principles of Atatürk and the Revolution, and who are open to universal and modern innovations.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğrt. Gör. Latif Daşdemir
Learning Outcomes
1Have knowledge about the developments in European History, and Ottoman modernization
2Have knowledge about the causes of the Collapse of the Ottoman Empire
3Have knowledge about the First World War
4Have knowledge about the Turkish National Struggle
5Have knowledge about the founding philosophy of the Republic of Turkey.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
* Basic Concepts * Causes of the Collapse of the Ottoman Empire * Turkish Modernization Movement * The First World War * Turkish National Struggle
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The aim of the course, information about the basic concepts, and strategies of the Turkish Revolution.Meeting, Theoretical
2Developments in European history, and their impact on the Ottoman Empire.Theoretical, Reading
319th century reform movements in the Ottoman Empire (Tanzimat period, the First Constitutional Period)Theoretical, Reading
4Political and military state of the Ottoman Empire during the Disintegration era Theoretical, Reading
5Flow of ideas in the last period of the Ottoman Empire (Ottomanism, Islamism, Turkishness, Westernization, decentralization, Socialism), Ottoman Empire during the Second Constitutional Government Theoretical, Reading
6World War I and the Ottoman Empire (outbreak of the war, participation of the Ottoman Empire, the fronts, and the end of the war), the signing of the Mondros ArmisticeTheoretical, Reading
7Midterm Exam
8Invasions and reactions against them, Kuva-yı Milliye, Societies (national, associations hostile to the national presence, and societies of the minorities), the difficulties after the armistice, Mustafa Kemal Pasha's activities and arrival in Anatolia.Theoretical, Reading
9The beginnings of the national struggle through organization of Congresses (Amasya Circular, Erzurum, Sivas and Western Anatolian Congresses,).Theoretical, Reading
10Amasya interview, the arrial of the Representatives in Ankara, the last Ottoman Parliament, the adoption of the National Pact, the invasion of IstanbulTheoretical, Reading
11The opening of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Assembly's structure, its activities and laws, domestic and foreign reactions to the opening of Parliament.Theoretical, Reading
12Sanremo Conference, The Treaty of Sevres, threats related to today in the Sevres Treaty, the situation in East and South fronts.Theoretical, Reading
13Dissolution of the national forces, and founding of the regular army, the Greek general attack, and wars in the Western Front.Theoretical, Reading
14Mustafa Kemal Pasha’s supreme military command, Tekâlif-i Milliye orders, Sakarya War and foreign policy developments in its aftermath (Turkish-Russian, Turkish-Afghan relations, the London Conference, Ankara Agreement)Theoretical, Reading
15The Great Offensive, and signing of the Mudanya Armistice, the developments before the Lausanne Conference, the conference and the signing of the peace agreementTheoretical, Reading
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
REQUIRED READING: 1. Mevlüt Çelebi, Türk İnkılâp Tarihi, İzmir, 2009. RECOMMENDED READING: 1. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Speech, 4 volumes, TTK publications, Ankara, 2010.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
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)
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11222
Individual Study for Final Examination155
Reading155
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)60
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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