Information Package / Course Catalogue
Russian History
Course Code: UYL528
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

This course will examine the origins of the Russian state, and respectively focus on Kiew Russia, the Mongol period, the Russian Empire and the Soviet era with economic, political, social, religious and cultural focus of interest.

Course Content

This course aims to examine the historical development of the Russian Federation, which becomes Increasingly influential in world politics. In this context, this course is supposed to be helpful in terms of learning about the history of the Russian people and understanding the Russians.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Merve İrem YAPICI
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to idetify about the development of the Russian state.
2.To be able to describe about the historical development of Russian culture.
3.To be able to compare about the causes and consequences of the transition from the Tsarist Russia to the Soviet government.
4.To be able to have an objective attitude to the negative perception in Turkish public toward Russia during the Cold War.
5.To be able to interpret the major historical events of the pre-Soviet and Soviet Russian history
Recommended or Required Reading
1. George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Information on the course content and methodology
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Ders içeriği bilgi formlarının incelenmesi
Week 2 - Theoretical
The Origins of the Russian state and Kiew Russia
Week 2 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 37-80.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Russia at Mongol Period
Week 3 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 81-115.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Tzardom of Russia in 16th Century
Week 4 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 116-149.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Tzardom of Russia in 17th Century
Week 5 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 150-190.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Tzardom of Russia in 18th Century
Week 6 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 191-216.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for Midterm
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
Russian Empire in the first half of the 19th century/Russian Empire in the second half of the 19th century
Week 9 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 240-271. George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 272-298.
Week 10 - Theoretical
1905 Revolution and the attempt for the Constitutional Regime
Week 10 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 324-339.
Week 11 - Theoretical
The First World War and the 1917 Revolution
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Merve İrem Yapıcı, Rus Dış Politikasını Oluşturan İç Etkenler, Ankara, USAK, 2010, s. 340-387.
Week 12 - Theoretical
New Economic Policy and the 5-Year Plan
Week 12 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 388-437.
Week 13 - Theoretical
The Soviet Union in the 1930s
Week 13 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 438-461.
Week 14 - Theoretical
The Soviet Union during the Second World War
Week 14 - Preparation Work
George Vernadsky, Rusya Tarihi, İstanbul, Selenge, 2011, s. 487-522.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Soviet Union during the Cold War
Week 16 - Theoretical
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Assignment115116
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)127
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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