Contemporary history

Course Code: 
SPRI 106
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
Fransızca
Course Objectives: 
This course seeks to deepen the understanding of the principal events of contemporary history.
Course Content: 

Bismarckian Europe, Colonization, The new powers, Russian revolution, Totalitarian regimes, Second World War, Decolonization, Social movements, Post-totalitarian democracies.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

The student is able to understand better the contemporary historical problems concerning the world.

 

1,2,9

1,2,3

A,C

The student acquires the tools of analysis concerning the major issues of the contemporary events

1,2,4,9

1,2,3

A,C

The student enhances his knowledge about the historical evolution of the political regimes in Europe.

1,2,6

1,2,3

A,C

The student improves his professional skills by learning these topics in French.

1,2,4,9

1,2,3

A,C

The student develops a better analysis concerning the situation of Turkey with respect to the international politics.

1,2,4,6

1,2,3

A,C

The student gets a better idea about the State policies in the international system.

1,2,6

1,2,3

A,C

The student is able to understand better the effects of political ideologies on the States as well as in the economic and social spaces.

1,2,6

1,2,3

A,C

The student is able to understand the contemporary problems.

1,2,4,9

1,2,3

A, C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Bismarckian Europe: First, second and third bismarckian systems

MILZA, Pierre, Les relations internationales de 1871 à 1914, Paris, Armand Colin, 2003, pp.9-35

2

The expansion of colonization and the European rivalities

CARON Jean-Claude, VERNUS, Michel, L’Europe au XIXe siècle. Des nations aux nationalismes 1815-1914, Paris, Armand Colin, 1996, pp. 399-409.

3

Toward new balances and the assertion of new powers

MOUGEL, François-Charles, PACTEAU, Séverine, Histoire des relations internationales, Paris, PUF, 2010, pp. 41-54.

4

The period of crisis and the First World War

MOUGEL, François-Charles, PACTEAU, Séverine, Histoire des relations internationales, Paris, PUF, 2010, pp. 55-61.

5

The Russian revolutions

CARON Jean-Claude, VERNUS, Michel, L’Europe au XIXe siècle. Des nations aux nationalismes 1815-1914, Paris, Armand Colin, 1996, pp.363-377.

GALLO, Max, Les clés de l’histoire,Paris, Editions Robert Laffont, 1989, pp.388-389, pp. 426-428.

6

 

The inter-war period (1918-1939) and the three origins of totalitarian experiences

GAUCHET, Marcel, A l’épreuve des totalitarismes 1914-1974, Paris, Editions Gallimard, 2010, pp. 264-295.

REMOND, René, Introduction à l’histoire de notre temps : 3.le XIXe siècle de 1914 à nos jours, Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1974, pp.94-140.

7

1.midterm

 

8

Totalitarian regimes: Nazism, fascism, bolshevism

GAUCHET, Marcel, A l’épreuve des totalitarismes 1914-1974, Paris, Editions Gallimard, 2010, pp. 296-515.

9

Second World War

REMOND, René, Introduction à l’histoire de notre temps : 3.le XIXe siècle de 1914 à nos jours, Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1974, pp.163-190.

10

Cold War

REMOND, René, Introduction à l’histoire de notre temps : 3.le XIXe siècle de 1914 à nos jours, Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1974, pp.191-221.

11

Decolonization

RIST, Gilbert, Le développement. Histoire d’une croyance occidentale, Paris, Sciences po presses, 2007, pp.147-167.

REMOND, René, Introduction à l’histoire de notre temps : 3.le XIXe siècle de 1914 à nos jours, Paris, Editions du Seuil, 1974, pp.222-233.

12

Social movements

GALLO, Max, Les clés de l’histoire, Paris, Editions Robert Laffont, 1989, pp. 589-591.

13

Post-totalitarian democracies

BERSTEIN, Serge, MILZA, Pierre, Histoire du XXe siècle : 1973 à nos jours, Paris, Hatier, 1996, pp. 229-321.

14

Assessment and Conclusion

 

15

Assessment and Conclusion

 

16

2.midterm

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

MOUGEL, François-Charles, PACTEAU, Séverine, Histoire des relations internationales, Paris, PUF, 2010.

Additional Resources

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

The manuscript of the course

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 
 

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

100

Quizzes

0

0

Assignment

0

0

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

By developing a inter-disciplinary perceptive nourished from various disciplines such as political science, political sociology, political history or sociology; the program ensures the correct and scientific analysis of the complex and multi-dimensional relationship of contemporary political concepts

     

x

 

2

When the followed IEP Model and inter-university relations are taken into account, the program facilitates the adaptation and success of the graduating students in the master programs abroad.

     

×

 

3

Through the information they acquire in the field of Law and Public Administration, students enhance their inter-disciplinary analysis ability and talent.

         

4

By enhancing their advanced level French language capacities, students develop their strength of competition in the field they will work.

   

x

   

5

By learning the Turkish political system and the functioning of domestic and international politics, the students develop their capacity to analyse more concretely the political and social events.

         

6

Students internalize the models of attitudes and behaviors of the states in the international system with a more realistic perspective. 

   

X

   

7

By learning the functioning of the international economic system the students develops their skills in business and administration.

         

8

The students develop themselves as modern individuals with ethical values shaped through the principles and revolutions of Atatürk.

         

9

The students are apt to perform a multi-dimensional analysis of the problems emerging in the international system.

   

x

   

10

The students enlarge their working field by learning a second foreign language.

         
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

2

32

Mid-terms

1

2

2

Homework

0

0

0

Final examination

1

2

2

Total Work Load

 

 

84

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

3,36

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3