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Diplomatic History
Course Code: UYL512
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

The course aims at providing a general perspective on major historical events and a reliable background for the students on the changes, developments, and breakthroughs in politics, society, culture, and economics of the time period covered in the course.

Course Content

The important political events that has shaped the world history in the period from the French revolution to the end of the Cold War.

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able to identify diplomatic history developments chronologically
2.To be able to identify and analyse the relationships between diplomatic history developments
3.Identify the interrelation of political, socio-economic and cultural factors in history in order to analyze the past and the present in a holistic way.
4.Become familiar with major political, economic and social actors and events in world history between 1300 and 1850 to demonstrate understanding of the foundations of nation-states and the international system.
5.o become familiar with major political, economic and social actors and events in world history between 1870 and 1990 to understand the evolution of the international system in 19th and 20th centuries
Recommended or Required Reading
1.McNeill, W. H. (1999). A world history. (4th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
2.McNeill, W. H. (1999). A world history. (4th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
3.McNeill, W. H. (1999). A world history. (4th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Introduction to Political History, brief review of world history until 19th century
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 2 - Theoretical
Outline of world history to 19th century
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Transition to modern and global world, the birth of nation-states
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 4 - Theoretical
The American Revolution and French Revolution
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 5 - Theoretical
The Congress of Vienna
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 6 - Theoretical
The revolutions of 1830-1848
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for Midterm
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
Diplomacy developed by Ottoman Renaissance and Western Europe, the Industrial Revolution and Its Consequences
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 10 - Theoretical
German and Italian National Associations
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Imperialism
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 12 - Theoretical
The course of events leading to the First World War
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Dissolution of the Ottoman Empire
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 14 - Theoretical
The First World War
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Results of the First World War
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Sander, O. (2010). Siyasi Tarih İlkçağlardan 1918’e. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exams
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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