Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
Short Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of Atatürk's Principles and History of Revolution courses; The aim of this course is to educate new generations who will develop the spirit and goals of the Turkish Revolution. Thus, as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk said; "Those who grasp the purpose of the revolution will always have the power to protect it". In order to understand the purpose of the revolution, the Turkish War of Independence, Ataturk Revolution and the Kemalist Thought System to provide accurate information about the History of the Republic of Turkey, it is necessary to educate the youth in line with the Turkish Kemalist Thought System. Atatürk's Principles and History of Revolution course has undertaken this task. The principles of Atatürk's Principles and History of Revolution are indispensable for the continuity of the Republican regime, the formation of new institutions, the dissemination and development of the Kemalist Thought System and the modernization of our nation. In this context, the aim and purpose of the course; a) the conditions created by the National Struggle, National Struggle stages of the Turkish Republic of Turkey History of Ataturk's principles and revolutions to provide accurate information about the Kemalist Thought System. b) To provide an understanding of the principles and revolutions of Atatürk and to raise awareness in young people about these reforms and principles. c) State of the Nation and the Republic of Turkey is an indivisible whole country to teach the new generations and to ensure the integration of Turkish youth in this ideal. d) The Republic of Turkey and Ataturk's principles and revolutions, give accurate information about threats to the Kemalist thought.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Öğr. Gör. Servet TÜRKAN, Öğr. Gör.Gülden KATAR, Öğr. Gör. Arslantürk AKYILDIZ
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to comprehend the Atatürk Revolution
2To understand the principles of Atatürk better
3To be able to comprehend Turkish foreign policy in Atatürk period
4After the Second World War and in Turkey and in the world to have the basic knowledge about the political developments may
Mode of Delivery
Evening Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Lecture Notes Lecture notes of Atatürk's Principles and History of Revolution I and II courses prepared by the departments of Atatürk's Principles and Revolution History of various universities. novels Turgut Ozakman, The Crazy Turks, Information Publishing. Turgut Özakman, Diriliş, Çanakkale 1915, Bilgi Publishing House Halide Edip Adıvar, Ateşten Gömlek, Özgür Publications. Halide Edip Adıvar, The Turkish Fire Test, Özgür Publications. Mehmet Niyazi, Çanakkale Mahşeri, Ötüken Publication. Studies on Recent Turkish and World History   Gotthard Jaeschk, Turkey Krolonoji of (1938-1945), the Turkish Historical Society publication. Utkin Kocatürk, Atatürk and the Republic of Turkey Historical Chronology (1918-1938), the Turkish Historical Society publication. Sina Akşin, near Turkey's Outline of History (1789-1980), image publishing. Erik Jan Zürcher, modernizing Turkey's history, Contact Bookstore. Bernard Lewis, The Emergence of Modern Turkey, the Turkish Historical Society publication Turkish National Struggle Gotthard Jaeschke, Chronology of the Turkish War of Independence, Volume II, Turkish Historical Society.
Course Contents
Atatürk's reforms, Atatürk Period Turkish Foreign Policy * * * Principles of Ataturk in Turkey and the world political developments after 1938
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Establishment of the regular army and the Western Front, the Battle of Sakarya and the results
2Commander-in-Chief Battle and results Mudanya Conference and Lausanne Conference
3Revolutions in the political field (the abolition of the Sultanate, the capital of Ankara, the proclamation of the Republic and the abolition of the Caliphate)
4Establishment of Progressive Republican Party, Sheikh Sait Rebellion, Law of Takrir-i Sükûn and attempted assassination of Atatürk
5Foundation of Free Republican Party, Izmir meeting, closure of the bakery, Menemen and Bursa events
6Constitution of 1924, other constitutions, the developments in the legal field, the process of secularization reforms and the Republic of Turkey relating to the regulation of social life
8Reforms in the field of education and culture (Tevhid-i Tedrisat law, the adoption of Latin letters, National schools, establishment of Turkish History and Language institutions and activities, Turkish history thesis, sun-language theory, 1933 University reform, People's Houses), Health developments in the field
9İzmir Economic Congress, economic policy in the early years of the Republic, not as a reflection of the 1929 World Economic Depression statist economic policy agenda in Turkey and the First Five Year Development Program
10Turkish foreign policy during the period of Atatürk (Turkish-British, Turkish-Soviet, Turkish-French, Turkish-Italian relations, relations with neighbors, Balkan and Sadabat Pact in 1923-1938 period)
11Definition, scope, Atatürk Principles (Republicanism, Secularism, Nationalism, Populism, Statism, Revolutionism) and threats against these principles
12Turkey After Ataturk (Inonu's presidency, II. World War II and Turkey, the establishment of the Democratic Party and the transition to multi-party life)
13The Democratic Party's rule, Turkey's entry to NATO military intervention, 27 May 1960
14Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Atatürk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution, III Vol. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Speech / Volume, IV Volume, Turkish Historical Society publication. History of the Republic of Turkey, Volume II, (Durmuş Yalçın et al.), Atatürk Research Center publication. First Turkish History Lecture Notes (Mahmut Esat Bozkurt, Recep Peker, Yusuf Kemal Tengirşek), Turkish World Research Foundation. Ergun Aybars, History of the Republic of Turkey, Ercan Bookstore. History of Turkish Revolution from Empire to Nation State, (Edt. Cemil Öztürk), Pegema Publishing. Tuncer Baykara, History of Turkish Revolution and Atatürk Principles, Akademi. History of Turkish Revolution and Atatürk's Principles, (Edt. Semih Yalçın et al.), Political Bookstore. History Atatürk and the Republic of Turkey, (Edt. Ayten Sezer), Political Bookstore. Semih Yalcin, Turkey History / Resources, Political Bookstore. Toktamış Ates, History of Turkish Revolution, Istanbul Bilgi University publication. Suna Kili, History of Turkish Revolution, Is Bank publication. Şerafettin Turan, History of Turkish Revolution, IV Vol., Bilgi Publishing House. Mevlüt Çelebi, History of Turkish Revolution,
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures12224
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination177
Individual Study for Final Examination11212
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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