Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
130300104100RUSSIAN HISTORYElective243
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to explain major events in the history of Russia and its political, social and cultural history to ensure understanding.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1The individuals who are major in their field and experienced are being grown as dependent on main principles of Republic of Turkey and convenient for the main aims of Turkish national education system.
2The individuals who are major in their field and experienced are being grown as dependent on main principles of Republic of Turkey and convenient for the main aims of Turkish national education system.
3They will achieve some behaviour such as being open-minded while doing scientific investigations, being suspicious and delaying decisions in the situation of having no complete proof, and they can maintain their studies with patience and care.
4They will achieve some behaviour such as being open-minded while doing scientific investigations, being suspicious and delaying decisions in the situation of having no complete proof, and they can maintain their studies with patience and care.
5They will apply the modern methods writing and investigating history by being loyal to scientific ethical rules.
6They will apply the modern methods writing and investigating history by being loyal to scientific ethical rules.
7By learning other disciplines which can be an assist to science of history, they will benefit from the branches which will help them in their investigations and studies.
8By learning other disciplines which can be an assist to science of history, they will benefit from the branches which will help them in their investigations and studies.
9Comprehension of the conditions of Russian State and a review of the similarities between Ottoman and Russian State.
10Comprehension of the conditions of Russian State and a review of the similarities between Ottoman and Russian State.
11Specifying the sources of political and military struggles between Ottoman State and Russia.
12Specifying the sources of political and military struggles between Ottoman State and Russia.
13Specifying the reflections of Ottoman-Russian relations on today.
14Specifying the reflections of Ottoman-Russian relations on today.
15Comprehension of Russian world and imperialism policies.
16Comprehension of Russian world and imperialism policies.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Lesson 18 and 19 century Russian history will be discussed. Tsarist Russia historical political fiction, political structures, state ideology, and the social and political modernization process will focus on the issues of the Russian-Ottoman relations.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Some points in chronology and terminology of Russia Reading, criticizing
2Russian geography: Meaning and origins of the word RussianReading, criticizing
3Russian history from the beginning until ChristianityReading, criticizing
4Turkish-Russian struggle in steppesReading, criticizing
5Novgorod Republic, Suzdal Period in Russia, struggle with TatarsReading, criticizing
6Foundation and rise of Great Moscow PrinceshipReading, criticizing
7Russia in the period of Ivan the Terrible and his successorsReading, criticizing
8Midterm Exam
9Romanovs and the first period of Russian EmpireReading, criticizing
10Great Petro: His sultanate, successors and relations with Ottoman EmpireReading, criticizing
11Period of Katarina II, her foreign policy and expansion of Russia; Europe and Russia, relations with OttomansReading, criticizing
12Developments in the periods Aleksander I, Nikola II, Aleksander III, Aleksander, reforms and responses to themReading, criticizing
13Russia in 1905 and 1917 revolutions, foundation of Soviet Russia, relations with OttomansReading, criticizing
14Soviet Russia until Second World War, Soviet Russia from Cold War until Detente Reading, criticizing
Recommended or Required Reading
Akdes Nimet Kurat, Rusya Tarihi, Başlangıcından 1917’ye Kadar, Ankara, 1987. Akdes Nimet Kurat, Türkiye ve Rusya, Ankara, 1990. Kâmuran Gürün, Türk-Sovyet İlişkileri 1920-1953, Ankara, 1991. Rusya ve Ruslar: Erken Dönemden 21. Yüzyıla, Geoffrey Hosking (Çev. Kezban Acar), İstanbul 2011.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13339
Field Work8216
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Homework Problems224
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)76
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