Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201395102014Elective126
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to contribute to the students to learn the concept of “Ancient East”; to discuss on political, social and economic developments in Iran and its adjacencies in Achaemenid, Hellenistic, Parthian and Sassanid periods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali Kaya
Learning Outcomes
1Eskiçağ tarihinde “Eskidoğu” kavramı hakkında bilgi edinme. PÇ: 1, 6, 10
2Akhamenidler dönemi İran ve Önasyadaki siyasal, sosyal ve ekonomik gelişmeler hakkında fikir yürütebilme PÇ: 3, 4, 7, 8
3İran’da Seleukoslar hakimiyetinin dinamiklerini kavrayabilme PÇ: 1, 4, 6, 10
4İran’da Parth ve Sasani hakimiyetindeki sosyal ve ekonomik gelişmeleri karşılaştırmalı olarak karşılaştırmalı olarak analiz edebilme PÇ: 3, 7, 8, 9
5To be able to learn the concept of “Ancient East” in Ancient History PO: 1, 6, 10
6To be able to discuss on political, social and economic developments in Iran and its adjacencies in Achaemenid Period PO: 3, 4, 7, 8
7To be able to understand the dynamics of Seleucid rule in Iran PO: 1, 4, 6, 10
8To be able to analyze and compare political, social and economic developments in Iran and its adjacencies in Parthian and Sassanid periods. PO: 3, 7, 8, 9
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The Augustan Restoration; The Princeps, Senate and Provinces; Roman Empire and the pax Romana; Social Structure and Family in Rome; Roman Citizenship; Roman Religion; Roman Imperial Cult; Christianity; Roman Army; Roman Economy: Taxes, Commerce and Money; Silver and Golden Ages of the Roman Literature; IInd Century A.D.: Most Glorious Period of Rome; Law in the Imperial period; Roman Civilization of the Late Antiquity
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The Concept of “Ancient East” in Ancient History Theoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
2Ancient East before Hellenistic Period: Egypt, Mesopotamia, IranTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
3Achaemenid Rule in IranTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
4Persian Rule in the Near EastTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
5Government and the System of Satrapy in Achaemenid PeriodTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
6Social and Economic Structure in Achaemenid periodTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
7Ruin of Persian Empire by Alexander: Hellenistic Period in the Near EastTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
8Mid-term Exam
9Seleucid Rule in Iran Theoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
10Political and Socio-Economic Structure in Iran and Eastern Satrapies under the Seleucid RuleTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
11Parthian Rule in Iran Theoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
12Partho-Roman Relationships Theoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
13Government, Army System, Cults and Economy in Parthian IranTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
14Sassanid Rule in IranTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
15Government, Army System, Religion and Economy in Sassanid IranTheoretical course, reading, literature review, presentation and discussion
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Turkish - Wiesehöfer, J., Antik Pers Tarihi. Çev.: M.A. İnci. İstanbul 2003. Other Languages - Fyre, R.N., The History of Ancient Iran. München 1984. - Fyre, R.N., The Heritage of Persia. New York 1963. - Allen, L., The Persian Empire. Chicago 2005.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination155
Final Examination155
Attending Lectures5945
Individual Study for Mid term Examination5945
Individual Study for Final Examination14342
Reading14342
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)184
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1
LO2
LO3
LO4
LO5
LO6
LO7
LO8
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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