Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
2103001242009ANATOLIAN HISTORY AND ART ICompulsory124
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to provide tourist guiding students with an informative and approach-centric foundation for both their Anatolia tour and prospective careers by beginning with the earliest periods of the cultural history of Anatolia that yield evidence of human existence, tracking the cultural evolutionary process, and examining the Anatolian civilizations of the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Periods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Serap ÖZDÖL
Learning Outcomes
1Getting a grasp of the basic archaeological problems, terms, and logic of chronology related to the periods
2Comprehension of the cultural as well as biological evolution mankind has undergone in association with its evidence and African origins
3Ability to interpret and discuss cave paintings and corpulent female figurines, regarded nowadays as the first works of art, in their own logic and period, and to evaluate them comparatively by means of contemporary mentality
4Understanding why humans adopted sedentary lifestyles, agriculture, and animal husbandry in southeastern Turkey at the onset of the Neolithic Period, approximately twelve thousand years before the common era, and ability to evaluate this process comparatively with the life and culture of the present day
5Ability to explicate the relation between the adoption of sedentary lifestyles in Anatolian geography, the Neolithic ideology and lifestyle, and mound formation
6Comprehension of the importance of prehistoric civilizations of Turkey, such as Göbeklitepe and Çatalhöyük, in terms of the contemporaneous surrounding cultures, and ability to market this awareness as a novel and laudable product in tourism
7Ability to recognize and define as well as exemplify interpretations of the architecture, statues, and other finds unearthed during archaeological excavations of Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic Period sites
8Acquaintance with and developing the habit of following the fundamental as well as current publications about prehistoric ages
9Ability to convey what is learned about the relevant archaeological settlements and works expeditiously and efficiently; through essential, recent, and plausible interpretations; and both orally and in writing
10Ability to contemplate, question, discuss, exchange ideas, present scientific approaches and interpretations concerning the basic issues within the course content, and to adjust such knowledge to prospective careers
11Knowing properly the features and recognize worth of past and present Anatolian civilizations, culture, and geography, and ability to introduce them to appreciative people of different cultures
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The content of this course consists of the chronological positions within the historical process; works of architecture, pottery, sculpture; and other important artefacts as well as cultural, social, political, religious, and ideological structures of Anatolian civilizations. Familiarization through city plans and slides with urban centers such as Göbeklitepe, Çayönü, Nevali Çori, and Çatalhöyük, which are among the most outstanding ruins in the cultural history of Turkey, also takes up a substantial place in the course content.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction: the scope and significance of the course
2An overview of the history of civilization in Anatolia; chronology and terminology
3The earliest evidence of humans and Africa
4The Paleolithic Period
5The Paleolithic Period
6Tourism with regard to the Paleolithic Period and examples from Europe
7The Mesolithic Period
8Midterm examination
9Adoption of sedentary lifestyles; mounds
10An overview of the Neolithic Period
11The Aceramic Neolithic Period: Çayönü, Nevali Çori, Halan Çemi, and Göbeklitepe
12Burial customs, technological advances, and the barter system in the Aceramic Neolithic Period
13The position and importance of Göbeklitepe in the cultural history and tourism of Turkey as well as the world
14The Ceramic Neolithic Period: Çatalhöyük; its architecture, mural paintings, and other works
15The position and importance of Çatalhöyük in the cultural history and tourism of Turkey as well as the world
16Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Veli Sevin, Anadolu Arkeolojisi, Başlangıçtan Perslere Kadar, Der Yayınları, İstanbul, 2003. 2.Arkeo Atlas, Anadolu’nun Tarihöncesi, Yazısız Zamanlar, Paleolitik-Mezolitik-Neolitik-Kalkolitik, Sayı 1, 2002. 3.TAY, Türkiye Arkeolojik Yerleşmeleri, Paleolitik, Mezolitik ve Neolitik 4.Klaus Schmidt, Taş Çağı Avcılarının Gizemli Kutsal Alanı GÖBEKLİ TEPE En Eski Tapınağı Yapanlar, Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları, 2007, İstanbul. 5.Ian Hodder, Çatalhöyük, Leoparın Öyküsü, Yapı ve Kredi Yayınları, İstanbul, 2006 6.M. Özdoğan – N. Başgelen, Anadolu’da Uygarlığın Doğuşu ve
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
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures10330
Discussion6318
Brain Storming5210
Self Study7214
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading5210
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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