Ders Açıklamaları


Core Program

HIST 101
Historical Method and Thought I
Tarihte Yöntem ve Düşünce I
Credits3 ECTS5
An introduction to the discipline of history and its sources. A survey of historiography and of the variety, traditions and analytical tools of historical writing. Designed to familiarize students with the basic agendas and problematics of history writing and to provide a critical and comparative perspective on different approaches and methods used in the discipline.
HIST 105
The Making of the Modern World I
Modern Dünyanın Oluşumu I
Credits3 ECTS5
A comparative inquiry into the origins, development and interaction of world civilizations. Exploration of the ancient, classical, Byzantine, medieval, Islamic and early Renaissance past of the Mediterranean region and the Near East; the impact of the early Turkic peoples in Central Asia and the Islamic World; the diverse cultures of South East Asia, China and Japan. Weekly discussion sessions and the study of audio-visual materials required.
HIST 102
Historical Method and Thought II
Tarihte Yöntem ve Düşünce II
Credits3 ECTS6
An introduction to historiography and to the methods of historical writing through the study of a wide variety of authors, past and present. The aim is to expose the students to a selection of texts that illustrate the evolution of the discipline, the wide range of approaches used in history, and the interdisciplinary nature of research in the humanities and the social sciences.
Prerequisite:
HIST 101
HIST 106
The Making of the Modern World II
Modern Dünyanın Oluşumu II
Credits3 ECTS5
A comparative exploration of the political, social and economic worlds of the three major Islamic empires of the early modern age; the Renaissance and the Reformation; the making of the absolutist states of Europe; science and commerce; the English Revolution and the Enlightenment; the American, French and Russian Revolutions of the modern age; the Industrial Revolution; nationalism and imperialism; World Wars I and II; the decline and transformation of China, Japan, India, the Ottoman world, Iran and Egypt in the modern age. Weekly discussion sessions and the study of audio- visual materials required.
HIST 209
Research Methods in History I
Tarihte Araştırma Yöntemleri I
Credits4 ECTS5
Introduction to the practice and skills of research in history with emphasis on quantitative methods and written sources. Quantitative methods in history, developing skills in handling, visualizing, mapping and interpreting social science data in printed and digital formats. Critical tools and basic techniques used in historical research and writing. Exposure to historical materials from written, material and visual evidence to oral accounts, and from archival, library, and archaeological materials to audiovisual and web-based sources through discussions, presentations, research projects and papers.
Prerequisite:
HIST 101, HIST 102
HIST 241
Western European Soceties, Politics and Culture 1450-1750
Batı Avrupa Toplumları, Politika ve Kültür 1450-1750
Credits3 ECTS5
Western European History between ca. 1450 and 1750. Focus on social, economic, cultural and political history. Social structures and representations, the economy, demography, the family, gender, popular and elite culture, Humanisn and the Renaissance, literacy, Protestant and Catholic reformations, European and overseas empires, slavery, the rise of the state, the general crisis of the seventeenth century, absolute monarchies and republics, dynastic rivalries, imperialism, credit and the fiscal state, political thought and the Enlightment. Western Europe and overseas empires. Historiographical debates on nobility, gender, witchcraft, popular revolt, absolute monarchy and Louis XIV.
HIST 210
Research Methods in History II
Tarihte Araştırma Yöntemleri II
Credits4 ECTS5
Introduction to the practice and skills of research in history with emphasis on methods of oral history and visual and material data. Quantitative methods in history, developing skills in handling, visualizing, mapping and interpreting social science data in printed and digital formats. Critical tools and basic techniques used in historical research and writing. Exposure to historical materials from written material and visual evidence to oral accounts, and from archival, library and archeological materials to audiovisual and web-based sources through discussions, presentations, research projects and papers.
Prerequisite:
HIST 101 and HIST 102
HIST 222
Ottoman History 1300-1600
Osmanlı Tarihi 1300-1600
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of Ottoman history between ca. 1300 and ca. 1600. The formation and subsequent transformations of the polity; the key issues in Ottoman social, economic and cultural history. Frontier society and the emergence of the Ottomans, conquest, consolidation and resistance to state-building, formation of the centralized empire and its institutions, imperial ideology and its representations, urban order and disorder, gender, communal relations, and the late sixteenth-century crisis and transformations. Discussion of historiographic issues; focus on a comparative perspective on Ottoman historical patterns.
HIST 242
Western European Societies, Politics and Culture 1750-1890
Batı Avrupa Toplumları, Politika ve Kültür 1750-1890
Credits3 ECTS5
European History between 1750 and 1890. The Frech Revolution and its impact, modernizing development of Europe in the nineteenth century. The revolutions of 1789, 1830, 1848, economic modernization, artisans, gender, the development of political consciousness, new ideologies of liberalism, socialism and nationalism, religion and popular culture, literacy and the public sphere, economic development, the development of class struggle, movements for the unification of Italy and Germany, the Second Republic and Second Empire and Imperial Germany. Debates and historiography alongside primary sources.
HIST 321
Ottoman History 1600-1876
Osmanlı Tarihi 1600-1876
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of Ottoman history between 1600 and 1876. Focus on the formation of the early modern Ottoman state as of the 17th century in a comparative perspective around the key issues of Ottoman economic, social and political history. Military, fiscal, social transformation through the 17th and 18th centuries, rise of various other polities and powers in the 18th century, rural and urban economic transformation, reform and modernization attempts in the late 18th century and the Tanzimat. Emphasis on Ottoman historiography and its implications.
HIST 322
History of Modern Turkey
Modern Türkiye Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
Late Ottoman and Republican history up to the 2000's. Discussion of the Ottoman legacy and the making of the nation-state, followed by a study of the evolution of the political and social structures during the Republican era in a comparative perspective. Wars and mass violence in the late Ottoman Empire, reforms and nationalism in the early republican period, political currents, role of the army, social transformations and cultural developments since the 1950's. Emphasis on the notions of nation, citizenship and identity, and the historiographic debates surrounding them.
HIST 401
Historiography I
Tarih Yazıcılığı I
Credits3 ECTS7
A critical and comparative review of Western and Eastern historiography and literary methods. Special attention will be given to the relationship between the historian and his era.
HIST 495
Thesis I
Tez I
Credits3 ECTS7
Analysis of a particular problem in history. Emphasis will be placed on sound methodological approach and comprehensive bibliographical research.
HIST 402
Historiography II
Tarih Yazıcılığı II
Credits3 ECTS7
A critical and comparative review of Western and Eastern historiography and literary methods. Special attention will be given to the relationship between the historian and his era.
HIST 496
Thesis II
Tez II
Credits3 ECTS7
Analysis of a particular problem in history. Emphasis will be placed on sound methodological approach and comprehensive bibliographical research.


Elective Courses

Please note that courses in the elective pool are not offered each year. Please check the schedule for currently offered courses - http://registration.boun.edu.tr

HIST 203
Introduction to Archaeology I
Arkeolojiye Giriş I
Credits3 ECTS5
Introduction to the field of archaeology, history of archaeology as a discipline in Europe and in Turkey, survey of archaeological methodology and techniques, site formation processes, analysis and interpretation of material culture, absolute and relative dating, interdisciplinary co-operation in archaeological projects.
HIST 204
Introduction to Archaeology II
Arkeolojiye Giriş II
Credits3 ECTS5
A critical review of recent theoretical debates: classical archaeology vs. anthropological archaeology, traditional vs. "New Archaeology," post-processual archaeology, cognitive archaeology.
Prerequisite:
HIST 203
HIST 205
Introduction to the History of Art and Visual Culture
Sanat ve Görsel Kültür Tarihine Giriş
Credits3 ECTS5
Introduction to the historical study of art and visual culture. A selective survey of major trends and significant monuments in world art and architecture. Cultural, political and aesthetical context of the production and use of works of art. Key concepts in the analysis and interpretation of visual arts; the place of art and visual culture in the wider cultural patterns of societies.
HIST 211
Ancient History and Archaeology of the Near East I
Yakın Doğu'nun İlkçağ Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of major transformations in the early history of the Ancient Near East from mobile hunter-gatherers to sedentary villagers, large urban centers, and state formation and early empires. Investigation of areas including Anatolia, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Palestine.
HIST 212
Ancient History and Archaeology of the Near East II
Yakın Doğu'nun İlkçağ Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of historical periods in the Ancient Near East within a chronological framework from the end of the third millennium to the fifth century B.C., integration of archaeological evidence with textual information for the historical narrative of the development of the Near East until the impact of Hellenism.
HIST 213
History of Medieval Europe, 400-1100
Ortaçağ Avrupası'nın Tarihi, 400-1100
Credits3 ECTS5
Western European History from the break-up of the Roman Empire to the end of the 11th century. Focus on major political, social and economic developments; cultural and intellectual patterns. The fall of Rome, spread of Christianity, feudal society and economy, gender, movement of peoples. Discussion of transcultural connections and historiographic issues.
HIST 214
History of Medieval Europe, 1100-1400
Ortaçağ Avrupası'nın Tarihi, 1100-1400
Credits3 ECTS5
Western European history from the 11th to the mid-15th century. Focus on major political, social and economic developments; cultural and intellectual patterns. The peasent economy and feudal society, law and government, commerce and cities, the organization of medieval trade, gulids and urban industry, demography, gender, social thought, the rise of universities, the black death, Crusades. Discussion of transcultural connections and historiographic issues.
HIST 231
Islamic History and Societies, 600-1000
İslam Tarihi ve Toplumları, 600-1000
Credits3 ECTS5
The formation and transformation of Islamic societies starting with the rise of Islam in Arabia until the eleventh century. The foundations of Islam, the impact of conquest, the context of religious dissent and schism, concepts of leadership, the implications of sectarian divisions, status of non-muslim communities, the challenges faced by the caliphal-imperial order, law and society, reasons of political fragmentation, philosophical and scientific ventures, encounters in art and architecture, expression of Arab and Iranian identities through literature, urban culture, international trade, writing as a cultural value.
HIST 232
Islamic History and Societies, 1000-1500
İslam Tarihi ve Toplumları, 1000-1500
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of Islamic societies from the decline of caliphal-imperial authority to the emergence of the three early modern empires (Safavid, Ottoman and Mugal). The establishment of Turkic dynasties, the expansion of Islam into Anatolia and South Asia, the rise and role of the New Persian Language, the institutionalization of Sufizm, the rise of the madrasa, impact of the crusades, theoretical and applied sciences, Mongol invasions, post-Mongol social and political re-ordering.
HIST 233
History of the Balkans
Balkanlar Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey course on the Balkan peninsula under Ottoman rule and the gradual emergence of nationally-inspired independence movements and polities during the 19th and early 20th centuries.
HIST 234
History of the Modern Middle East
Modern Orta Doğu Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
A course designed to provide students with an understanding of the gradual formation of the Middle East during and after Ottoman rule, starting with the rise of Muhammad Ali, with an emphasis on the processes of decentralization and autonomous state formation in the region until the end of World War I.
HIST 235
Ottoman Cultural History
Osmanlı Kültür Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of Ottoman cultural history from the early fourteenth to the beginning of the twentieth centuries. Critical readings in changing cultural realities of the Ottoman realm. Themes on the elite and popular culture, forms of Ottoman sociability, patterns of daily life, gender and the family, religious and intellectual practices, perceptions and uses of urban space, the question of reform and "westernization", strategies of self-identification and the status of non-Muslim communities.
HIST 301
Social Theory and History I
Sosyal Teori ve Tarih I
Credits3 ECTS5
This course explores theoretical and methodological issues in historical research in the light of contemporary social theory. Theoretical models developed in the last century are studied, with special emphasis on recent discussions. Importance of terminology and analytical categories in the study of society and history is particularly stressed. The course also looks at how subject matter of historical research has shifted and expanded as a result of developments in social theory.
HIST 302
Social Theory and History II
Sosyal Teori ve Tarih II
Credits3 ECTS5
This course explores theoretical and methodological issues in historical research in the light of contemporary social theory. Theoretical models developed in the last century are studied, with special emphasis on recent discussions. Importance of terminology and analytical categories in the study of society and history is particularly stressed. The course also looks at how subject matter of historical research has shifted and expanded as a result of developments in social theory.
HIST 303
Oral History
Sözlü Tarih
Credits3 ECTS5
Introduction to the theory and the methodology of the newly developing field of Oral History, with a focus on its contribution to historiography in general. Issues including narrative, interviewing techniques, life history and ethics in oral history research.
HIST 310
History of the Americas, 1750 to the Present
1750'den Günümüze Amerika Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS6
Introductory material will deal with constructing a background of what the new world meant for the old in the context of mercantile capitalism. This will be followed by a survey of the interdependent and unequal development of two continents from George Washington to Simon Bolivar: The making of the American Revolution and its global significance. The course will also cover major topics such as the contradictions of US emergence as a world power, civil rights, populism, democracy and dictatorship in the American continent.
HIST 311
European Social and Economic History I
Avrupa Sosyal ve Ekonomik Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
This two-semester course is designed to provide students with an understanding of European social and economic development from the late Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Particular stress is given to the rise of the bourgeoisie and capitalism, to changes in agricultural protoindustrial organization, the industrial revolution and nineteenth century industrialization as well as social movements of the same period.
HIST 312
European Social and Economic History II
Avrupa Sosyal ve Ekonomik Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
This two-semester course is designed to provide students with an understanding of European social and economic development from the late Middle Ages to the early twentieth century. Particular stress is given to the rise of the bourgeoisie and capitalism, to changes in agricultural protoindustrial organization, the industrial revolution and nineteenth century industrialization as well as social movements of the same period.
HIST 313
History of Asian Civilizations I
Asya Uygarlıkları Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of the historical changes in East Asia with an emphasis on the traditional ideas and the institutions of Japan and China that have contributed to the dynamics of modernization in East Asia.
HIST 314
History of Asian Civilizations II
Asya Uygarlıkları Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of the historical changes in East Asia with an emphasis on the traditional ideas and the institutions of Japan and China that have contributed to the dynamics of modernization in East Asia.
HIST 323
Intellectual History of the Late Ottoman Empire
Son Dönem Osmanlı İmparatorluğu Düşünce Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
This course will examine critically the intellectual transformations taking place in the Ottoman state between 1808 and 1914. The course will cover major trends such as Tanzimat Secularism, the Islamic reform movements of the 1860's and 1890's, and the emergence of Turkism. The material covered will range from the works of Namik Kemal to Yusuf Akcura, with a special emphasis on the Hamidian period (1876-1909).
HIST 324
Intellectual History of Republican Turkey
Cumhuriyet Türkiye'sinin Düşünce Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
This course will cover the emergence of Kemalism and the corporatist ideology of the early Republic (1924-1939), giving emphasis to topics such as the Turkish Hearths movement (Turk Ocaklari) and the ideology of movements which emerged out of Kemalism such as kadro group of intellectuals.
HIST 325
History of the Turkic Peoples I
Türk Halklarının Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
A history of the Turkic peoples living in the Caucasus and Central Asia with an emphasis on their cultural, political and social conditions. Contemporary developments in the Turkic world will be discussed from an historical perspective.
HIST 326
History of the Turkic Peoples II
Türk Halklarının Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
A history of the Turkic peoples living in the Caucasus and Central Asia with an emphasis on their cultural, political and social conditions. Contemporary developments in the Turkic world will be discussed from an historical perspective.
HIST 331
History of Ancient Anatolia I
İlkçağ Anadolu Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of Anatolian archaeology and history from the third millennium B.C. to the end of the second millennium or the collapse of the Hittite Empire; Anatolian material culture and historical evidence in the framework of Eastern Mediterranean long-term developments.
HIST 332
History of Ancient Anatolia II
İlkçağ Anadolu Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of Anatolian archaeology and history from the end of the second millennium to the seventh century B.C. Anatolian material culture and historical evidence seen in Near Eastern and Aegean context.
HIST 333
Hittite History and Archaeology
Hitit Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of material culture and translations of Hittite texts. Political and cultural history, mythology and religion, as well as developments in art and architecture; assessment of Hittite cultural synthesis in an Anatolian context and within the larger framework of the Eastern Mediterranean.
HIST 334
Anatolian Iron Age
Anadolu Demir Çağı
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of Anatolian Iron Age cultures from the disintegration of the Hittite Empire to the 6th century B.C. covering the Neo-Hittite city-states, Urartian Kingdom, Phrygia, Lydia and Caria. Topics include cultural continuity, impact of the Assyrian Empire, Phoenician and Greek cultural, and economic interactions with Anatolia.
HIST 337
Byzantine Art and Architecture I
Bizans Sanatı ve Mimarisi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of the art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire from the 4th to the end of the 9th centuries. Topics covered are the appearance of early Christian art, the formation of an official imperial Christian imagery, and the questioning of figural art during Iconoclasm. Special emphasis on matters of artistic production, representation, and imperial display.
HIST 338
Byzantine Art and Architecture II
Bizans Sanatı ve Mimarisi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of the art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire from the 10th to the 15th centuries. Discussion of the artistic and architectural production in Byzantium in the context of social and political transformations under the dynasties of the Macedonians and the Komnenians, the Latin Empire that was established in the aftermath of the 4th crusade, and finally the Palaiologans. Particular emphasis on the uses of the classical Greek heritage and the interactions with neighbouring cultures.
HIST 341
Aegean History and Archaeology I
Ege Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of Aegean Archaeology starting from the Neolithic period to the end of the second millennium, covering mainland Greece, Aegean Islands, Western Anatolia, Crete and Cyprus.
HIST 342
Aegean History and Archaeology II
Ege Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of Aegean archaeology and history from the end of the second millennium to the sixth century B.C. The cultural foundations and basis of classical antiquity within the larger Eastern Mediterranean context.
HIST 343
History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran I
Antik İran Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of ancient Iranian archaeology and history starting from the Neolithic period to the end of the third millennium BC, covering prehistoric developments of the region, the Uruk expansion into the Iranian Plateau and the ensuing Proto-Elamite period including its ties to the Central Asian cultures. Topics include regional differentiation, impact of contact with Mesopotamian urban culture, development of urban complexity and commercial ties to cultures in Central Asia and the Indus Valley.
HIST 344
History and Archaeology of Ancient Iran II
Antik İran Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of ancient Iranian archaeology and history from the beginning of the second millennium to the fourth century B.C., covering the Elamite and Neo-Elamite periods until the establishment of the Achaemenid Persian Empire and its encounter with the Hellenized world. Topics include the interaction of successive regional polities with neighboring states and the development of complex economic, political and social structures and institutions within the Eastern Mediterranean framework and extending to the Indus Valley and Afghanistan.
HIST 345
Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Greek World
Antik Yunan Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi
Credits3 ECTS5
Archaeological survey from the Protogeometric, Geometric, Archaic and Classic to the Hellenistic periods covering 9th until the 3rd centuries B.C. Examining the material remains and the developing styles in sculpture, vase painting, architecture, and the minor arts. Principal sites and monuments are examined in an attempt to reconstruct the material culture of antiquity.
HIST 346
Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Roman World
Antik Roma Tarihi ve Arkeolojisi
Credits3 ECTS5
Archaeological survey of the ancient Romans from the beginnings of the city of Rome in the early Iron Age to Late Antiquity focusing on major developments in Roman material culture, particularly artworks, buildings, and cities. Emphasis on topics ranging from commemorative and decorative art, historical narrative, and political iconography to building types and functions and the specific Etrusco-Roman notion of space, land division, and city planning.
HIST 351
Art and Architecture of the Islamic World I
İslam Dünyasında Sanat ve Mimarlık I
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of the art and architecture of the Islamic world from the 7th through the 13th centuries. Artistic patronage of various dynasties in the Middle East and the Mediterranean; aesthetical, cultural and political context of the production and use of works of art; cultural encounters with traditions within and outside of the Islamic world.
HIST 352
Art and Architecture of Anatolia in the Seljuk and Beylik Periods
Anadolu'nun Selçuklu ve Beylikler Döneminde Sanat ve Mimarlık Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of art and architecture in Anatolia in the Seljuk and Beylik periods, from the period of the formation of early Turkic states at the end of the 11th century to the establishment of Ottoman hegemony in the 15th century. Emphasis on the process of settlement and the consequences of cultural and political interaction with Byzantium, Iran, Syria, and Egypt. Introduction of primary sources such as endowment documents, travel literature and inscriptions in order to contextualize the visual culture in the socio-political transformation of medieval Anatolia with particular attention to the question of identity.
HIST 353
The Art and Architecture of the Middle Ages
Orta Çağların Sanat ve Mimarlığı
Credits3 ECTS5
Medieval art and architecture in the Christian East, Europe and the Islamic world between the 4th and the 14th centuries. Emphasis on the larger cultural, political, and social context of medieval art and architecture; cross-cultural interactions and influences between the Christian and the Islamic worlds.
HIST 354
Renaissance, Baroque Art and Architecture
Rönesans, Barok Sanat ve Mimarlığı
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of trends in European art and architecture between the 14th and the 18th centuries. The role of the major urban centers of southern and northern Europe in shaping the new intellectual position of the artist in society; the meaning of the classical heritage; the role of patronage; the formation of genres; the interaction between centers and peripheries; the evolution of concepts of space in relation to social and scientific developments.
HIST 355
History of Modern Art and Architecture
Modern Sanat ve Mimarlığın Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of artistic and architectural production from the late eighteenth century to recent trends. The connections between social transformations and the emergence of new paradigms of visual representation and expression; the interaction between regional and global trends, between western and non-western worlds, between tradition and innovation.
HIST 356
Art and Architecture of the Islamic World II
İslam Dünyasında Sanat ve Mimarlık II
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of the art and architecture of the Islamic world between the 14th and 19th centuries. Artistic patronage of various dynasties in the Middle East and the Mediterranean; aesthetical, cultural and political context of the production and use of works of art; cultural encounters with traditions within and outside of the Islamic world.
HIST 358
Architecture and Urbanism in the Mediterranean World
Akdeniz'de Mimarlık ve Şehircilik
Credits3 ECTS5
Architectural and urban practices in the Mediterranean basin in a wide range of political and cultural contexts from the late medieval period to the early twentieth-century. Comparative perspectives for the study of the material environment. The interconnected nature of architectural and urban practices around the Mediterranean, discussion of conventional definitions and categorizations such as "Islamic vs. Western", "Mediterranean."
HIST 403
History and Anthropology
Tarih ve Antropoloji
Credits3 ECTS5
The course examines the evolution of the disciplines of anthropology and history, focusing on the recent developments in methodology, theory, and subject matter. The course will show how anthropology's comparative approach to economic activity, political organization, symbols and cultural communication, language, kinship, ritual and cultural performance has become important for historical understanding of societies and also how history has become an important part of anthropological research. Current state of anthropological and historical research is surveyed and interdisciplinary and comparative studies from both disciplines are discussed.
HIST 405
Methods in Economic History
Ekonomik Tarihte Yöntemler
Credits3 ECTS5
This course will offer students with special interest for economic history an analysis of the nature and methods of this field of studies. It will mainly concentrate on certain notions of economic theory, an analysis and criticism of sources, problems of interpretation and of methodology, with reference to illustrative cases in European and Ottoman economic history.
HIST 406
Financial and Monetary History
Finans ve Para Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
A branch of economic history, financial and monetary history concentrates mainly on problems related to financial, fiscal and monetary aspects of history. This course will sketch the main developments in this area both in Europe and the Ottoman Empire and thus provide students with information on monetary theory and policies, the birth and development of credit and banking institutions and the relationship between state and finance in history.
HIST 407
History and Architecture
Tarih ve Mimarlık
Credits3 ECTS5
A history of world architecture from ancient times to the 20th century. Selective survey of major monuments and trends within their wider cultural and historical context. Key issues and concepts in the historical analysis and interpretation of architecture.
HIST 408
History and Urbanism
Tarih ve Şehircilik
Credits3 ECTS5
A history of urbanism from ancient to modern times. Survey of available evidence on the emergence of the city, and its transformations through various periods in history up to the emergence of the industrial city. Special emphasis on the Near East and the Mediterranean basin. Discussion of notions of "city" and "urbanism" in various contexts.
HIST 409
The European Englightenment
Avrupa'da Aydınlanma Çağı
Credits3 ECTS5
The nature and diffusion of the Enlightenment in later 17th and 18th century Europe. Critique of received wisdom, "daring to know", and the emergence of a new science of man in society and a new epistemology in the writings of thinkers such as Descartes, Newton, Locke, Shaftesbury, Voltaire, Pufendorf, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Diderot, Hume, d'Holbach, Condorcet, Smith and Kant. Ideas of toleration, deism, natural law and natural rights, individual and Society, liberty and equality, happiness, progress, political economy, virtuous citizenship and the role of women. The 'republic of letters' that emerged through academies, coffee houses, correspondance, salons and publication, which developed into a critical 'public sphere'. The socio-political dimensions of the Enlightenment, its relationship to the French revolution and the modern world.
HIST 411
Nationalism and Imperialism 1789-1914
Milliyetçilik ve Emperyalizm, 1789-1914
Credits3 ECTS5
This course will examine the emergence of the idea of Nationalism from its beginnings in the French Revolution to the outbreak of the Great War. It will be a course which combines a theoretical assessment of nationalism with the actual development of events. The ideology of the French Revolution and the transformation of the original ideas in documents such as the declaration of the rights of man and citizen, the 1848 movements and the emergence of Colonialism will constitute major themes.
HIST 412
History of War and Revolution 1900-1945
Savaş ve Devrim Tarihi, 1900-1945
Credits3 ECTS5
This course will be a study of the First and Second World Wars as an outcome of Nationalism and Imperialism. The rise of Fascism, the Russian Revolution, and the emergence of single party regimes in Germany and Italy will be the major topics of study.
HIST 413
History of the 20th Century I
Yirminci Yüzyıl Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
This course will focus mostly on the post-World War II world of decolonization, the emergence of Third World nationalism, Asian and African state formation, and the Cold War. In the European context, the main topics will be the emergence of the idea of the Common Market from the Treaty of Rome to the present day.
HIST 414
History of the 20th Century II
Yirminci Yüzyıl Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
This course will focus mostly on the post-World War II world of decolonization, the emergence of Third World nationalism, Asian and African state formation, and the Cold War. In the European context, the main topics will be the emergence of the idea of the Common Market from the Treaty of Rome to the present day.
HIST 415
Seminar in Ottoman History I
Osmanlı Tarihi Semineri I
Credits3 ECTS5
An in-depth study of selected topics in Ottoman history from the rise of the Empire down to the Tanzimat. The course will be organized around readings on selected themes in institutional, social and intellectual history.
HIST 416
Seminar in Ottoman History II
Osmanlı Tarihi Semineri II
Credits3 ECTS5
An in-depth study of selected topics in Ottoman history from the rise of the Empire down to the Tanzimat. The course will be organized around readings on selected themes in institutional, social and intellectual history.
HIST 417
Economic History of the Twentieth Century
Yirminci Yüzyılın İktisat Tarihi
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Study of economic and social history with special emphasis on Europe and the United States since the First World War through various dramatic social and political upheavals, economic crises and frequent wars. Effects of these developments on the rest of the world. Contemporary debates about capitalist economies (societies) through a historical perspective.
HIST 421
Ottoman Social and Economic History I
Osmanlı Sosyal ve Ekonomik Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Complementing courses on Ottoman history and parallel to courses on European social and economic history, these courses will address the main issues related to economic and social life in the Ottoman Empire, and aspects of change starting with the sixteenth century; special emphasis will be given to the economic organization of the Empire, the role of the state in the economy, the impact of Western economies on the Ottoman economy, and the attempts at modernization/rationalization of the nineteenth century.
HIST 422
Ottoman Social and Economic History II
Osmanlı Sosyal ve Ekonomik Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Complementing courses on Ottoman history and parallel to courses on European social and economic history, these courses will address the main issues related to economic and social life in the Ottoman Empire, and aspects of change starting with the sixteenth century; special emphasis will be given to the economic organization of the Empire, the role of the state in the economy, the impact of Western economies on the Ottoman economy, and the attempts at modernization/rationalization of the nineteenth century.
HIST 423
Social and Economic History of Republican Turkey I
Cumhuriyet Dönemi Türkiye Sosyal ve Ekonomik Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
A critical and comparative review of the social and economic development of Republican Turkey. Emphasis will be on the cultural trends, demographic changes and urbanization.
HIST 424
Social and Economic History of Republican Turkey II
Cumhuriyet Dönemi Türkiye Sosyal ve Ekonomik Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
A critical and comparative review of the social and economic development of Republican Turkey. Emphasis will be on the cultural trends, demographic changes and urbanization.
HIST 425
History of the Middle East in the Nineteenth Century
Ondokuzuncu Yüzyıl Orta Doğu Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
The dynamics of the capitalist transformation in the region from the end of the eighteenth century to World War I. The impact of Ottoman administration on the social and economic life of the Middle East. The analysis of rural-urban and inter-communal relations, the emergence of new communal and social structures, the rise of local nationalisms.
HIST 426
History of the Middle East in the Twentieth Century
Yirminci Yüzyıl Orta Doğu Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
The transformation of the region during and in the aftermath of World War I. The colonial and state-building experiences of the post-Ottoman period. The social and political impact of the colonial legacy, of nationalism, and of political Islam. The role of the state in economic policy making from post-World War II interventionism to post-1980 liberalization.
HIST 428
Chinese History from Ancient Times to Modernity I
Antik Çağdan Günümüze Çin Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Historical knowledge about China roughly starting from the Shang Dynasty to the Ming Dynasty describing how the economic, military, social and political institutions transformed throughout history in China. Emphasis on the unification of China during the Qin Empire (221 BC) as well as the dynasties established after the fall of Qin – namely, Han, Sui, Tang, Song and Ming Dynasties.
HIST 429
Chinese History from Ancient Times to Modernity II
Antik Çağdan Günümüze Çin Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Historical analysis of how modern China came into being starting with Ming Dynasty, continuing with the Manchu invasion and the consequently established Qing Dynasty,. The 1911 Xinhai Revolution and the building of the Republic of China. The 1949 Communist Revolution and 1978 open-market reforms. Economic transformation, empire and nation-state dichotomy, ethnicity, gender, and revolution.
HIST 430
China and the Silk Road
Çin ve İpek Yolu
Credits3 ECTS5
Topics in China`s historical interaction with the peoples and cultures of the Silk Road from antiquity to modern times.
HIST 431
Chinese History from Imperial to Modern China I
İmparatorluktan Modern Çin'e Çin Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Selected topics in the history of imperial and modern China. The course will emphasize major periods and themes in the political, social, and economic developments as well as the cultural, intellectual, and institutional history of the Chinese world.
HIST 432
Chinese History from Imperial to Modern China II
İmparatorluktan Modern Çin'e Çin Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Selected topics in the history of imperial and modern China. The course will emphasize major periods and themes in the political, social, and economic developments as well as the cultural, intellectual, and institutional history of the Chinese world.
HIST 433
Japanese History from Feudal to Modern Japan I
Feodalite'den Modern Japonya'ya Japon Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Selected topics in the history of feudal and modern Japan. The course will emphasize major periods, topics in the political, social, and economic developments as well as the cultural, intellectual, and institutional history of Japan.
HIST 434
Japanese History from Feudal to Modern Japan II
Feodalite'den Modern Japonya'ya Japon Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Selected topics in the history of feudal and modern Japan. The course will emphasize major periods, topics in the political, social, and economic developments as well as the cultural, intellectual, and institutional history of Japan.
HIST 435
Central Asian History: Nomads and the Frontier I
Orta Asya Tarihi: Göçebeler ve Sınır I
Credits3 ECTS5
Analysis of nomads and the frontier in Central Asian history with an emphasis on major sources. The course will also cover the history of the nomadic peoples in Eurasia and their cultural, political and economic relations with sedentary civilizations.
HIST 436
Central Asian History: Nomads and the Frontier II
Orta Asya Tarihi: Göçebeler ve Sınır II
Credits3 ECTS5
Analysis of nomads and the frontier in Central Asian history with an emphasis on major sources. The course will also cover the history of the nomadic peoples in Eurasia and their cultural, political and economic relations with sedentary civilizations.
HIST 437
Korean History I
Kore Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
Korean history in the periods from the formation of the Three Kingdoms (668 A.D.) to the Early Period of Choson, which is the last dynasty of Korea, until the Japanese Invasions in 1590s. Emphasis on selected topics in the political, social, and economic developments as well as the cultural, intellectual and institutional history of Korean Peninsula.
HIST 438
Korean History II
Kore Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
Modern history of Korea from the late Choson Period (16th to 19th century), and the Colonial Period (1905-1945) to the Korean War (1950-1953). Emphasis on the political, social, and economic transitions together with the cultural, intellectual, and institutional transformations.
HIST 439
History of Japan's International Relations
Japonya'nın Uluslararası İlişkiler Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
Japan's international relations with emphasis on the modern period from a global perspective. In addition to diplomatic relations, transnational connections and networks. Japanese relations with the Western World and China as well as Central Asia, Latin America, and the Mediterranean. Discussion of major issues in Japanese-Turkish relations and the Muslim world.
HIST 440
Paths of Modernity in Asia
Asya'da Çağdaşlık Yolları
Credits3 ECTS5
History of modernity in Asia with emphasis on Japan, China, and India. Comparison with vibrant historical issues of modernity in Turkey. Global Asian history of nationalism, imperialism, colonialism, and modern state and society interconnected with modern Europe.
HIST 442
History of the Roman Republic and Empire
Roma Cumhuriyeti ve İmparatorluğu
Credits3 ECTS5
History of the Roman world from the beginnings of the Republic in the 6th century BC to the crisis of the empire in the 3rd century AD. Topics covered include political, social, economic and cultural developments in the Mediterranean basin under the republican and imperial rule of the Romans. Special emphasis on administration, daily life and religion in the Eastern provinces with intensive use of ancient sources, translated into English.
HIST 443
Seminar in Byzantine History
Bizans Tarihi Semineri
Credits3 ECTS5
Detailed investigation of a selected topic in the social, economic, political, or cultural history of the Byzantine Empire, with particular attention to major controversies or disputed questions of historical analysis and interpretation. Students are expected to read relevant primary sources in English translation, explore archaeological and/or artistic evidence if available, and evaluate critically the secondary literature on the chosen topic.
HIST 444
Seminar in Medieval European History
Ortaçağ Avrupası Tarihi Semineri
Credits3 ECTS5
Detailed investigation of a selected topic in the social, economic, institutional, or cultural history of the medieval West, A.D. 500-1500. Particular attention will be given to historigraphical controversies or disputed questions of historical analysis and interpretation. Students will familiarize themselves with a wide range of primary sources and secondary texts.
HIST 445
Seminar in Mediterranean History I
Akdeniz Tarihi Semineri I
Credits3 ECTS5
The aim of this seminar will be to concentrate on the Mediterranean basin as a whole, over a period extending from the rise of the Italian city-states to World-War I. This global vision will, in a more or less Braudelian way, extend to the political, economic, social and cultural history of this region, analyzing its rise to predominance until the seventeenth century and its gradual decay from the eighteenth century on.
HIST 446
Seminar in Mediterranean History II
Akdeniz Tarihi Semineri II
Credits3 ECTS5
The aim of this seminar will be to concentrate on the Mediterranean basin as a whole, over a period extending from the rise of the Italian city-states to World-War I. This global vision will, in a more or less Braudelian way, extend to the political, economic, social and cultural history of this region, analyzing its rise to predominance until the seventeenth century and its gradual decay from the eighteenth century on.
HIST 447
Seminar in Modern European History I
Modern Avrupa Tarihi Semineri I
Credits3 ECTS5
This will be an upper level course consisting of reading and paper writing on topics seen in HIST 411-412 or HIST 413-414.
HIST 448
Seminar in Modern European History II
Modern Avrupa Tarihi Semineri II
Credits3 ECTS5
This will be an upper level course consisting of reading and paper writing on topics seen in HIST 411-412 or HIST 413-414.
HIST 449
Seminar in Ottoman Sources
Osmanlı Kaynakları Semineri
Credits3 ECTS5
A selected reading of Ottoman sources in English and Turkish. Each selection will be studied for what it reveals about Ottoman culture, society and institutions.
HIST 451
Ottoman Art and Architecture
Osmanlı Sanat ve Mimarlığı
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of Ottoman art and architecture from the 14th to the early 20th century. Emergence of Ottoman artistic practices within the context of the cultural and political milieu of late medieval Anatolia and Balkans; formation of new visual idioms and transformations of Ottoman art as they parallel broader transformations in Ottoman state and society; the relation of Ottoman art and culture to neighboring and contemporary cultures.
HIST 452
Architecture in Republican Turkey
Cumhuriyet Türkiye'sinde Mimarlık
Credits3 ECTS5
Modern Turkish architecture and city planning during the 20th century. Special emphasis on the planning and physical development of Ankara in the formative years of the Turkish Republic. Surveys of the emergence of the "First National Architectural Movement" after the 1908 revolution, the impact of the European modernist movement in the early decades of the republic, the emergence of the "Second National Architectural Movement" in the 1950's and early 1960's.
HIST 453
Seminar in the History of Art and Architecture
Sanat ve Mimarlık Tarihi Semineri
Credits3 ECTS5
In-depth study of a selected topic in the history of art and architecture. Discussion of major studies and relevant primary sources on the subject, and examination of central issues related to the topic. Aims to familiarize students with the conceptual tools of the discipline through the study of a particular issue.
HIST 454
The History of Art and Culture in Asia
Asya Sanat ve Kültürü Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS8
Introduction to the art and culture of Asia from the first millennium B.C. to the present with special emphasis on India, China, and Japan. A cross-cultural perspective to the study of regional and dynastic expressions of Asian art and architecture in the context of religious beliefs, social and political rituals, and daily life.
HIST 455
History of Performing Arts in Turkey I
Türkiye'de Gösteri Sanatları Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
This course focuses on the history of social and cultural performances in Ottoman and Republican Turkey. The course attempts to define "performance" and to study its relevance for an understanding of Turkish history. The history of various performing arts is surveyed, with a focus on the formal, contextual, social and functional transformations through time and space.
HIST 456
History of Performing Arts in Turkey II
Türkiye'de Gösteri Sanatları Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
This course focuses on the history of social and cultural performances in Ottoman and Republican Turkey. The course attempts to define "performance" and to study its relevance for an understanding of Turkish history. The history of various performing arts is surveyed, with a focus on the formal, contextual, social and functional transformations through time and space.
HIST 460
History of Modern South Asia
Modern Güney Asya Tarihi
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of the colonial and post-colonial history of South Asia. The modernization process of this vast geography beginning with the 19th century and its various societies and cultures in the context of British colonialism. Focus on colonial legacy and on the development of the historical literature of post-colonialism from after World War II to post 1980 liberalization.
HIST 461
Cultural History of Iran I
İran Kültür Tarihi I
Credits3 ECTS5
An in-depth interdisciplinary introduction to the cultural history of the greater Iranian world from Mesopotamia to Central Asia from Late Antiquity (5th - 7th c.) to the coming of the Mongols (13th c.). A survey of the political and social history; study of such major themes as kingship and court culture, Islamization, linguistic heritage, literary revival, poetry, socio-religious institutions, trade and exchange, architecture, and the arts (ceramics, metalwork, painting).
HIST 462
Cultural History of Iran II
İran Kültür Tarihi II
Credits3 ECTS5
An in-depth interdisciplinary study to the cultural history of Iran in the aftermath of the Mongol invasions in the 13th century until the decline of the Safavid Empire in the late 17th century. Focus on the Ilkhanid, Timurid, and Safavid dynasties in terms of cultural identity, rivalry and influence as well as relations with Mamluks, Anatolia, India, and Europe. Detailed study of court culture, history writing, diplomatic missions, poetry, Sufism, Sunni and Shi'a Islam, architectural patronage, court workshops, and urban transformations.
HIST 471
Readings in Ancient Near Eastern Texts I
İlkçağ Yakın Doğu Metinlerinde Okumalar I
Credits3 ECTS5
Introduction to the cuneiform writing system, Akkadian grammar and vocabulary. Translations of simple texts (i.e. Hammurabi's Law Codex).
HIST 472
Readings in Ancient Near Eastern Texts II
İlkçağ Yakın Doğu Metinlerinde Okumalar II
Credits3 ECTS5
Akkadian grammar and vocabulary, translations of texts from Old Assyrian Merchant Archives.
Prerequisite:
HIST 471
HIST 475
Readings in Ancient Anatolian Texts I
İlkçağ Anadolu Metinlerinde Okumalar I
Credits3 ECTS5
Introduction to Hittite cuneiform and grammar. Translation of simple texts.
HIST 476
Readings in Ancient Anatolian Texts II
İlkçağ Anadolu Metinlerinde Okumalar II
Credits3 ECTS5
Introduction to Hittite cuneiform and grammar. Translation of simple texts.
HIST 479
History of Nationalism in the Balkans I: From the Orthodox Millet to the Balkan Nations, 18th-19th c.
Balkanlar'da Milliyetçiliğin Tarihi I: Ortodoks Millet Anlayışından Balkan Devletlerine, 18.-19. yy.
Credits3 ECTS5
Survey of the emergence and proliferation of national ideologies among the Orthodox populations of the Ottoman Empire and of the uprisings which resulted with the creation of the Balkan nation-states. Chronological analysis of the period between the Küçük Kaynarca treaty (1774) and the Berlin treaty (1878). Focus on the gradual articulation of nationalist discourses as a result both of the influence of Western radical ideologies and of the intellectual production within the newly born states.
HIST 480
History of Nationalism in the Balkans II: From Independence to State Modernization, 19th-20th c.
Balkanlar'da Milliyetçiliğin Tarihi II: Bağımsızlıktan Modernizasyona, 19.-20. yy
Credits3 ECTS5
A survey of the consolidation of the Balkan nation-states and the projects of political and cultural modernization, launched by their political elites. Chronological coverage of the period between the Berlin Treaty (1878) and the end of WWI (1918).
HIST 489-494
Special Topics in History
Tarihte Seçilmiş Konular
Credits3 ECTS5
Study of selected topics in history not covered in other courses at undergraduate level.
HIST 497-499
Special Topics in History
Tarihte Seçilmiş Konular
Credits3 ECTS5
Study of selected topics in history not covered in other courses at undergraduate level.
HIST 48A-48Z
Special Topics in History
Tarihte Seçilmiş Konular
Credits3 ECTS5
Study of selected topics in history not covered in other courses at undergraduate level.
HIST 49A-49Z
Special Topics in History
Tarihte Seçilmiş Konular
Credits3 ECTS5
Study of selected topics in history not covered in other courses at undergraduate level.