CPAP is a program to improve computer proficiency. CPAP is not a regular course; it aims to measure, evaluate and develop the skills of the students in Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications. Students can study from the on-line video lectures provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/lecnotes.html Undergraduate students must pass CPAP's proficiency test in order to fulfill the degree requirements. They can register to the scheduled tests by registering to one of the classes of CPAP100 using KUSIS Course Planner. More information is provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/..
Basic introduction to Modern Turkish History. Looking at 19th and 20th centuries of Ottoman Empire and Türkiye. Analysis of different reading pieces and documentaries related to Modern Turkish History.
The philosophy of history and various methodological approaches used in studying the past. Critical reading and writing skills emphasized.
Introduction to the ancient civilizations of Anatolia. Important human social developments in the past, such as the establishment of first temples in the world, origins of agriculture, emergence of cities, extensive use of metals and long-distance, international trade. Settlement organization and architecture, religion, economy, trade and artistic expression in ancient Anatolia. The period from 8000 BC to 600 BC including the prehistoric and protohistoric times and the Assyrian colonies of Anatolia, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians, Lydians and the Persian conquest of Anatolia in 550 BC.
The Classical Age The origins, construction and transformation of the Ottoman polity from late medieval frontier principality to early modern empire. The geographical, ethnic and ideological premises of the Ottoman state’s establishment. A detailed analysis both of its expansion into the Balkans and the Arab world, and of the development of its central institutions as such. On the question of periodization, and introduces students to the key historiographical debates and methodological problems involved in the study of classical-period Ottoman history.
Examines the complex changes the Ottoman State and society underwent from the end of the reign of Suleyman to the beginning of the Tanzimat. Crisis of the central state, the rise of the ayan in the provinces, changes in urban society and culture, and changing relations with and perceptions of Europe.
Emergence of a distinctive western European civilization out of Christian, Greco-Roman and Germanic institutions, the formation and transformation of medieval European society, the Renaissance and the Reformation, and state building and social change in the early modern era.
Emergence of modern societies in Europe, the transition from the absolutist state to the French revolution and its aftermath in Western and Eastern Europe.
Chief themes and events in modern history, roughly since 1848. Industrialization, the American Civil War, start of true `globalization? · the spread of westernization, the rivalries of the Great Powers, World War I. The spread of Americanization, the rise of Communism, the Russian Revolution; the peace-treaties of the period 1919 · 1923 (Versailles to Lausanne).
This course introduces the major themes of the early modern European cultural history from the late middle ages to the French Revolution. In addition to providing a general survey, it aims to familiarize the students with the historiography, that is, the writing of history, of this period. Topics will include the crisis of the late Middle Ages; the Renaissance of the Italian humanists; popular culture and social control; science, magic, and wonders; women and their world; witches and witch hunts; discovery of the Americas; and the Reformation and Counter Reformation.
This course introduces some of the major issues in the history of the Ottoman Empire with a focus on the cultural life. Topics will include: life at the frontiers; relations between Ottomans and their neighbors; imperial ideology; the social fabric, gender, and ethnic structure; social unrest and religious movements; the new world order and the Ottoman response. Students will be encouraged to compare and contrast academic approaches to Ottoman History with its representation in historical novels and film.
A general introduction of Middle Eastern history from the birth of Islam to the present time with a special emphasis on 19th century changes. Analyzes social, political and economic structures of the Middle East in a historical perspective.
The period between the late nineteenth and mid twentieth centuries. The Ottoman port cities of Istanbul and Salonica, Haussmann?s Paris, immigrant New York, the new Turkish capital of Ankara, Soviet Moscow, and Berlin during the interwar period. Exploring mainly the dialectical relationship between the built environment ·urban space- and social change. Illustrate the specificities and similarities of concurrent historical experiences in these different social entities.
The period between the destruction of the Janissaries in 1826 and the end of single party rule in Türkiye in 1950. Different theoretical approaches to labor history, artisans? experience with the Industrial Revolution, the making of an industrial labor force, ethnic and gendered segmentations among workers, state and labor relations, and different labor migration patterns.
Introduction to the origins, development and enduring legacy of Late Antique and Byzantine civilization. The course traces the transformation of the ancient world and the emergence and role of Byzantium as a major political, economic and cultural power in Europe and Near East. Topics covered include the spread of Christianity, the development of imperial ideology and the institutions of state, warfare and diplomacy, social and economic life, literary, artistic and architectural achievements, and cultural interaction with Western Europe and the Islamic states of the Near East.
Introduction to the history of architecture and urbanism. Development of the city in Anatolia, the Mediterranean basin and the Near East.
Analysis of history of the Ottoman Empire and Turkish Republic from the 19th century until 2000’s. Modules including Empires and Nation States; Citizenship and Minorities; Secularism; Elections and Democracy. The main goal is to familiarize students with these universal concepts while going through history of Türkiye.
The evolution of the reforms from the Tanzimat Period to the Kemalist period is studied through the period between 1839 and 1938, including their political, economic and social aspects.
The institution of the Republic and a study of historical conditions and events following Atatürk's reforms. Covers the period from the beginning of the Turkish Republic to the 1980s.
Deals with the classical period of social thought. Covers the works of Durkheim, Weber, Simmel and Marx, and the impact these works had on later theories of society.
A survey of the history of the Empire of the Romanovs from Peter the Great to the Bolsheviks' October Revolution. Examining the political and social origins of the empire, how it came to be ruled, who ruled it, who was ruled, and why the latter accepted the Romanov dynasty's rule for more than three centuries. Also looking at social movements, the plight of peasants and urban workers, of women and men as gendered beings, and the long-term causes of the convulsions of 1917.
This course examines what Türkiye and Russia have in common · a Tatar and Byzantine inheritance, a comparable process of westernization and, in the revolutionary period 1918-1938, much collaboration as Türkiye went ahead with state building. The reception of Russian culture in Türkiye will be considered, and so, also, will be the comperative succes of Türkiye as against Russia in modern times.
An historical analysis of great political ideas as put forth by ancient and modern philosophers and political theorists such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Rousseau and Marx. Intellectual debates on the foundational questions of politics (forms of government, the relationship of the individual to the state, justice and morality).
The establishment and development of Middle Eastern political systems; social and political processes including the end of empires, formation of nation-states, and their foreign policies.