Information Package / Course Catalogue
History of Civilization
Course Code: HİT182
Course Type: Non Departmental Elective
Couse Group: Short Cycle (Associate's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 2
Prt.: 0
Credit: 2
Lab: 0
ECTS: 2
Objectives of the Course

The main objective of this course is to explain historical events by considering intellectual processes and material processes in a dialectical relationship in a social scientific context, and to emphasize that the institutions and structures considered as natural elements in daily life are determined by the sociality and history of human beings.

Course Content

The course deals with the emergence, development and evolution of civilization from the prehistoric to the modern period, and the interaction between material elements and abstract elements such as art and religion throughout the history of civilization.

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Learning Outcomes
1.To better understand and analyze today's religious - political - social structures requires focusing on the formation stages of these institutions. One of the objectives of this course is to provide students with this information
2.To inform students about evolution, theory of evolution and biological and social evolution.
3.To gain awareness that social institutions encountered in current life do not form spontaneously, that the necessities of social life are the product of history and therefore they are artificial phenomena.
4.To show the students scientifically that material and intellectual processes emerged in a dialectical relationship with each other in the development of civilization.
5.To inform students about theoretical developments in social anthropology, biological and social anthropology
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Childe, Gordon, Tarihte Neler Oldu, Çev. Alaeddin Şenel, Mete Tunçay, Kırmızı Yayınları, 2009
2.raidwood, Robert, J., Tarih Öncesi İnsan, Çev. Bilgi Altınok, Arkeoloji ve Sanat Yayınları, İstanbul, 1995.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Basic concepts of evolution: Inorganic evolution, organic evolution and social evolution.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Knowledge of the culture of nomadic wild community, which is key to understanding the basic characteristics of the old society.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Differences between oral culture-consciousness and written culture-consciousness
Week 4 - Theoretical
Technological changes in the transition from Paleolithic to Neolithic; Agriculture and the first settlements in the Neolithic period, the first ideological structures.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Interaction of religious and ideological structures in the Neolithic period
Week 6 - Theoretical
Transition to mining ages and cities and city confederations in Mesopotamia.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Common cultures of the first cultures and empires in Mesopotamia.
Week 8 - Theoretical
Midterm
Week 9 - Theoretical
The emergence of the Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Akat, Kalde, Egyptian and Hebrew cultures and the basic characteristics of Mesopotamian religion - state tradition.
Week 10 - Theoretical
The beginning of the axial age: the emergence of the Hebrew political unity and monotheistic religious paradigm, the formation of ancient Greek civilization and the emergence of philosophy.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Hellenistic culture and social developments as a continuation of ancient Greek civilization.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Roman, political, religious and cultural qualities
Week 13 - Theoretical
Germanic invasion and the formation of the institutional structure of the Middle Ages
Week 14 - Theoretical
Renaissance and Reform movements, the emergence of the bourgeoisie
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory141242
Midterm Examination1516
Final Examination1617
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)55
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