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HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EVENTS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY434 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EVENTS 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to discuss the economic and political developments in the world between the French Revolution and the Cold War with a theoretical perspective, in the light of the main theoretical perspectives and basic historical information about the contemporary world history.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects as in French Revolution, 19th Century streams of thought and their effects on the world, 19th and 20th Century's Colonialism Activities, in 19th and 20th Centuries, General view of Ottoman Empire and its place in world politics, General view of Europe and the World before World War I, World War I, General view of the world after World War I, Great Depression of 1929, World Politics Before World War II: The Arising of Fascism and Nazism, USSR and Communism, World War II, General view of the world after World War II, The Cold War, New World Order after the Disintegration of the Eastern Bloc.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Explain the basic actors of the 21st century world politics and the relations between them.
Identify the basic concepts of contemporary world history.
Describe the stages of formation and transformation of the modern world.
Interpret the forces centralized in Europe, America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia and conflicts of interest between them.
Relate the developments occurred during the World War I, World War II and the Cold War period by taking into account their historical contexts.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - French Revolution, 19th Century streams of thought and their effects on the world Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook 19th Century, Great Colonial Empire Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Colonialism Activities in the 20th Century Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General view of Ottoman Empire and its place in world politics Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General view of Europe and the World before World War I Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook 1st World War Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General View of the World After 1st World War Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Great Depression of 1929 Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook World Politics Before World War II: The Arising of Fascism and Nazism, USSR and Communism Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook 2nd World War Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General view of the world after World War II, The Cold War Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook The Cold War: Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook New World Order after the Disintegration of the Eastern Bloc. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Hobsbawm E. (2016), Devrim Cagi 1789-1848, (trns. Sener. B. S.) Dost Bookstore, Istanbul, 8th Edition
Hobsbawm E. (2017), Imparatorluk Cagi 1875-1914, (trns. Aslan V.) Dost Bookstore, Istanbul, 6th Edition
Hobsbawm E. (2009), Sermaye Cagi 1848-1875, (trns. Şener. B. S.) Dost Bookstore, Istanbul, 6th Edition
Dan Diner (2015). Yuzyili Anlamak, (trns. Demirel H.), Iletisim Publications, Istanbul, 2nd Edition
Dan Diner (2007). Cataclysms: A History of the Twentieth Century from Europe’s Edge, USA: University of Wisconsin Press

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 6 5 30
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 5 25
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0