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ENGLISH CULTURE AND HISTORY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ELL324 ENGLISH CULTURE AND HISTORY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
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 Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course enables students to possess sophisticated knowledge about English culture and history in order for them to develop a critical socio-historical approach to the characteristics of the significant periods as well as to the important historical events in English history.
Contents of the Course Unit: This course provides a thorough view of English culture and history from the Prehistoric Britain to the Edwardian Era.

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

identify the characteristics of periods such as the Prehistoric Britain, the Roman Conquest of Britain, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Tudor Period, the Stuart Age, the Georgian Era, and the Edwardian Era while reading and analysing representative literary texts written in the aforementioned historical periods.
discuss and interpret the historical events, ideas, and conflicts in British history both verbally and in an essay.
develop a critical socio-historical approach to English culture and its institutions such as court, the Church, parliament, universities and its traditions of rural and urban life while reading a historical text or writing about a certain period in English history.
relate the social, political, and historical developments in British history to literary texts while discussing a literary text both verbally and in an essay.
compare and contrast different historical periods such as the Prehistoric Britain, the Roman Conquest of Britain, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Tudor Period, the Stuart Age, the Georgian Era, and the Edwardian Era in terms of their distinctive characteristics and social and political backgrounds both verbally and in an essay.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the course Lecture & Discussion
2 Reading the Material Assigned Tudor Britain, the English Reformation and Early Modern Britain Lecture & Discussion
3 Reading the Material Assigned From the English Civil War to the Glorious Revolution Lecture & Discussion
4 Reading the Material Assigned The Beginnings of the British Empire (1587-1750) Lecture & Discussion
5 Reading the Material Assigned Social Order and Everyday Life in 18th Century Britain (1714-1800) Lecture & Discussion
6 Reading the Material Assigned Politics, War, and Empire 1714-1763 Lecture & Discussion
7 Reading the Material Assigned The Industrial Revolution: Unraveling the Cause Lecture & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the Material Assigned The Industrial Revolution – Pioneers, Machines, and Social Consequences Lecture & Discussion
10 Reading the Material Assigned Liberalism, Conservatism, Revolution, and Early Social Reforms 1789-1815 Lecture & Discussion
11 Reading the Material Assigned Political Economy and its Discontents Part I: Radicalism, Luddism, Owenism Lecture & Discussion
12 Reading the Material Assigned Reform, Class Consciousness, and the Chartist Movement 1819-1848 Lecture & Discussion
13 Reading the Material Assigned Workshop of the World: Victorian Stability, Industrial Leadership, and the Empire of Free Trade 1848-1875 Lecture & Discussion
14 Reading the Material Assigned The Struggle for Social Justice Continues: The Women’s Movement Takes Shape 1792-1890 Lecture & Discussion
15 Reading the Material Assigned The Resurgence of Labour: From Revolutionary Marxism to the Labour Party 1848-1906 Lecture & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Webb, R. K. (1980). Modern England: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present. New York: Harper & Row.

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
Define the basic theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.

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 5 65
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 1 10 10
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 10 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 129
Total Workload of the Course Unit 129
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0