Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
2103002242010THE KINGDOMS OF ANATOLIAN IRON AGECompulsory246
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
A follow-up of the “Anatolian History and Art” lecture series, this course aims to provide tourist guiding students with an exemplary informative and approach-centric foundation for both their Anatolia tour and their subsequent careers by examining the Anatolian civilizations of the Iron Age.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Serap ÖZDÖL
Learning Outcomes
1Getting a grasp of the basic archaeological problems, terms, and chronology related to the period
2Understanding why a geography that spans Turkey from east to west entered a development process in the second quarter of the 1st millennium BC, approximately three thousand years before the common era, on account of which it deserves to be designated as “the geography of kingdoms,” and ability to evaluate this process comparatively with the life and culture of the present day
3Familiarization with and ability to recount Anatolian kingdoms of the 1st millennium BC, namely the Late Hittite, Urartu, Lydia, Phrygia, along with capitals and prominent settlements such as Karatepe, Carchemish, Tushpa (Van), Sardis (Salihli), and Gordium
4Comprehension of the importance of the most outstanding settlements and culture regions of the 1st millennium BC, such as Carchemish, Tushpa, Sardis, Gordium, and Ionia, in terms of the contemporaneous surrounding cultures, and ability to market this
5Ability to recognize and define as well as exemplify interpretations of the architecture, statues, and other finds unearthed during archaeological excavations of Urartian, Lydian, Phrygian, and Late Hittite Period sites
6Acquaintance with and developing the habit of following the fundamental as well as current publications and websites about the periods covered
7Ability 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
8Ability 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
9Knowing 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 the Iron Age civilizations in Anatolia, fairly “the geography of kingdoms.” Familiarization through city plans and slides with Anatolian kingdoms of the Iron Age, namely the Late Hittite, Urartu, Assyria, Lydia, Phrygia, along with some of the most visited ancient cities and regions for cultural tourism in Turkey, such as Karatepe, Carchemish, Tushpa (Van), Sardis (Salihli), and Ionia, also takes up a substantial place in the course content.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Late Bronze Age and the decline of the Hittite EmpireRefreshing memory of and linking up with “Anatolian History and Art II,” the preceding course in the series
2Introduction to the Iron Age; the Sea PeoplesInstruction, question-asking, discussion, exchange of ideas, and presentation of plausible as well as scientific approaches and interpretations
3Late Hittite city-states
4Late Hittite city-states
5The Urartu Kingdom
6The Urartu Kingdom
7The Urartu Kingdom
8Midterm examination
9The Phrygian Kingdom
10The Phrygian Kingdom
11The Lydian Kingdom
12The Lydian Kingdom
13East-West relations in the 1st millennium BC
14East-West relations in the 1st millennium BC
15Culture of Continental Greece; Ionian and Anatolian cultures
16Final examination
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Veli Sevin, Anadolu Arkeolojisi, Başlangıçtan Perslere Kadar, Der Yayınları, İstanbul, 2003. 2.Troia, Düş ve Gerçek, Homer Kitabevi, İstanbul, 2001. 3.Arkeo Atlas, Hititler, Tunç Çağı, Sayı 3, 2004 4.Arkeo Atlas, Doğu’nun Demir Çağı, Sayı 4, 2005. 5.Altan Çilingiroğlu, Urartu Krallığı, Tarihi ve Sanatı, Yaşar Yayınları, İzmir, 1997. 6.B.B. Piotrovskii, The Ancient Civilizations of Urartu, Geneva, 1969. 7.Ekrem Akurgal, Anadolu Kültür Tarihi, Tübitak Yayınları, 2008
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 Lectures12224
Discussion10220
Field Trip2612
Brain Storming8216
Self Study10330
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12424
Reading10330
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)180
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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