Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
708000942016PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY IICompulsory122
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)
Öğr. Gör. Mehmet Ali DURMUŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Have knowledge about Atatürk’s reforms
2Have knowledge about the Turkish Foreign Policy in Atatürk’s period
3Have knowledge about Atatürk’s principles
4Have basic level of knowledge about the political developments in Turkey and the world during and after the Second World War.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
* Atatürk’s reforms * Turkish Foreign Policy in Atatürk’s period * Atatürk’s principles * Political developments in Turkey and the world after 1938.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The reforms in the political field (The removal of the sultanate, declaration of Ankara as the capital, declaration of the Republic and abolition of the Caliphate)Introduction, Presentation, Theoretical
2The foundation of the Progressive Republican Party, Sheikh Said Rebellion, declaration of the tranquility law and the attempted assassination of Atatürk.Presentation, theoretical, reading
3The foundation of the Free Republican Party, The rally of Izmir, closing the party, Menemen and Bursa events.Presentation, theoretical, reading
4The Constitution of 1924, other constitutions, the developments in the area of law, reforms regarding the regulation of social life and the process of secularization of the Republic of TurkeyPresentation, theoretical, reading
5Reforms related to education and Culture (the Unification of the Education, introduction of the Latin letters, National Schools, establishment of Turkish history and Turkish Language Institutions and their activities, Turkish history thesis, the sun-language theory, 1933 university reform, (the People's Houses), healthcare developments.Presentation, theoretical, reading
6İzmir Economic Congress, economic policies in the first years of the Republic, the World Economic Depression in 1929 and its reflection on the statist economic policy agenda of Turkey, and the I. Five-Year Development Program.Presentation, theoretical, reading
7Midterm Exam
8Turkish foreign policy during the Atatürk period (Turkish-English, Turkish-Soviet, Turkish-French, Turkish-Italian relations during 1923 to 1938, and relations with the neighbors, and Sadabat and Balkan Pacts).Presentation, theoretical, reading
9Kemalist Thought System, its scope and Principles (republicanism, secularism, nationalism, populism, statism, reformism) and threats to those principles.Presentation, theoretical, reading
10Turkey After Ataturk (Inonu's presidency, II. World War and Turkey, foundation of the Democratic Party and the transition to multiparty system).Presentation, theoretical, reading
11Democratic Party’s rule, Turkey's entry to NATO, 27 May 1960 military intervention.Presentation, theoretical, reading
12Political developments in Turkey during the 1960s and '70s (1961 Constitution, Justice Party’s rule, 12 March 1971 military intervention, left-right conflicts)Presentation, theoretical, reading
13Domestic political developments in Turkey from September 12 1980 to the present day (the country's situation after September 12 military intervention, the return to the civil administration, the Motherland Party government, the coalition government, political and economic crises, military interventions to the civil administrations).Presentation, theoretical, reading
14Foreign policy of Turkey from 1960 to the present (Turkey during the Cold War, developments with the European Union, the Cyprus Peace Operation, relation with neighbors).Presentation, theoretical, reading
15So-called Armenian genocide allegations and the facts (Armenians under the Ottoman rule, Armenian revolts, the relocation, Armenians during the National War of Independence and the Republic era, ASALA and Armenian terrorism, Turkey's actions in the face of the Armenian Diaspora Presentation, theoretical, reading
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
REQUIRED READING: (* Students will choose one (1) book.) * Mevlüt Çelebi, Türk İnkılâp Tarihi, İzmir 2011. * Kemal Arı, Türk Devrim Tarihi- I Temelleri, Gelişimi ve Oluşumu, İzmir 2010. * Durmuş Yalçın ve diğerler: Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Tarihi Cilt I Atatürk Araştırma Merkezi, Ankara 2002. * Other Atatürk Principles and Revolution History Textbooks prepared for Atatürk Principles and History of Turkish Revolution I with curriculum. (* Students will choose one (1) book.) RECOMMENDED READING: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Speech, 4 volumes, TTK publications, Ankara, 2010. Atatürk Kültür , Dil Ve Tarih Yüksek Kurumu Atatürk Araştırma Merkezi, Atatürk'ün Söylev ve Demeçleri I-III, Ankara 1997. Atatürk'ün Bütün Eserleri Cilt: 1-16, İstanbul 2005. Başlangıcından Günümüze Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Tarihi, Siyasal Kitabevi, Ankara 2010. İlk İnkılâp Tarihi Ders Notları, (Haz. Mahmut Esat Bozkurt, Recep Peker, Yusuf Kemal Tengirşek) Ayşe Afetinan, Atatürk’ten Yazdıklarım, Türk Tarih Kurumu yayını, Ankara 1983. Ali Fuat Cebesoy, Sınıf Arkadaşım Atatürk, İstanbul 2000. Bernard Lewis, Modern Türkiyenin Doğuşu, Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayını, Ankara l984 Bülent Daver, Siyaset Bilimine Giriş, Ankara 1968. Doğan Avcıoğlu, Türkiye’nin Düzeni, İstanbul, Cem Yayınevi 1974. Emre Kongar, 21. Yüzyılda Türkiye, Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul 2000. Ergün Aybars, “Türkiye’de Demokrasi ve Fikrî Kaynağı”, Türkiye’de Demokrasi ve Demokrasi Kültürünün Gelişmesi, İzmir 1990. Erik Jan Zürcher, Modernleşen Türkiyenin Tarihi Fahir Armaoğlu, XX. Yüzyıl Siyasi Tarihi Falih Rıfkı Atay, Atatürk’ün Hatıraları, Ankara 1965. Feroz Ahmad, Demokrasi Sürecinde Türkiye, İstanbul 2010. Feroz Ahmad, Modern Türkiyenin Oluşumu, İstanbul 2015. Halil İnalcık, “Atatürk ve Türkiyenin Modernleştirilmesi”, Atatürk Önderliğinde Kültür Devrimi, Ankara 1972. Hamza Eroğlu, Türk İnkılap Tarihi, Ankara 2010. Hilmi Ziya Ülken, Türkiye’de Çağdaş Düşünce Tarihi, Selçuk Yayınları, İstanbul 1966. İlber Ortaylı, Tanzimat’tan Cumhuriyete Yerel Yönetim Geleneği, Hil Yayını, İstanbul 1985. Kemal H. Karpat, Türk Demokrasi Tarihi, İstanbul 2017. Niyazi Berkes, Türkiye’de Çağdaşlaşma, Bilgi Yayınevi, Ankara 1973. S.N. Eisenstadt, Modernization: Protest and Change, New Jersey, prentice Hall İnc. 1966. Server Tanilli, Uygarlık Tarihi, Çağdaş Yayınları, İstanbul 1996. Sina Akşin, Türkiye Tarihi, V. Cilt Stanford – Shaw Ezel Kural Shaw, Osmanlı İmparatorluğu ve Modern Türkiye, II, (Çeviren: Mehmet Harmancı), İstanbul 1983. Şerif Mardin, Din ve İdeoloji, İletişim Yayını,, İstanbul 1997. Şevket Süreyya Aydemir, Tek Adam, c. I-III, Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul 1983. Taner Timur, Türk Devrimi, Ankara 1994. Tuncer Baykara, Atatürk ve XX. Yüzyıl Türk Tarihi Araştırmaları, İzmir 2005. Tuncer Baykara, Türk İnkılap Tarihi ve Atatürk İlkeleri, İzmir 2006. Utkan Kocatürk, Doğumundan Ölümüne Kadar Kaynakçalı Atatürk Günlüğü, Ankara 1999. Yusuf Hikmet Bayur, Atatürk Hayatı ve Eseri (Doğumundan Samsun'a Çıkışına Kadar), Atatürk Araştırma Merkezi Yayınları, Ankara 1997. Yusuf Hikmet Bayur, Türk İnkılâbı Tarihi, Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayını, Ankara 1983.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
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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
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