Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
130300105107HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EASTElective353
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course unit is to introduce students the history of the Middle East.
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.
9They will have the information of archive, library and documents. In addition, by evaluating these sources in decent way through its originality, they will present service and being of academic society.
10They will have the information of archive, library and documents. In addition, by evaluating these sources in decent way through its originality, they will present service and being of academic society.
11Acquire analytical thinking and critical reading skills
12Acquire analytical thinking and critical reading skills
13Develop research skills required for social sciences
14Develop research skills required for social sciences
15Analyze impact of globalization over the Middle East political history
16Analyze impact of globalization over the Middle East political history
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The course module will examine the history of the modern Middle East, its late Ottoman foundations, European encroachments, the emergence of new nation states and the international and ideological conflicts that shaped Middle Eastern history in the twentieth century.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Housekeeping and Introductionreading, explanation, discussion
2Imperialism and the Middle East I: Nineteenth Century Encountersreading, explanation, discussion
3Imperialism and the Middle East II: World War I and Redefining the Regionreading, explanation, discussion
4Birth of New Nationsreading, explanation, discussion
5World War II and Its Aftermathreading, explanation, discussion
6Israel - Palestine Conflictreading, explanation, discussion
7The Arab Middle East I: Pan-Arabism and Six-Day Warreading, explanation, discussion
8Midterm Exam.
9The Arab Middle East II: The Struggle for Powerreading, explanation, discussion
10Iran during the Cold War and the 1979 Revolutionreading, explanation, discussion
11Middle East at the End of the Cold Warreading, explanation, discussion
12Middle Eastafter the Cold Warreading, explanation, discussion
13The Middle East in the 21st Centuryreading, explanation, discussion
14General assessment of periodreading, explanation, discussion
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbooks: Ernest Tucker, The Middle East in Modern World History, Pearson, 2013.; William L. Cleveland, Modern Ortadoğu Tarihi, Agora Yay., 2008; Tuncay Öğün, Cizreli İzzeddin Şir Bey ve İsyanı, İstanbul: Yeditepe Yay., 2010.
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 Lectures13226
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination199
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Reading7214
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
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