HIST 101 – HISTORY OF REPUBLIC OF TURKEY I (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Tarihi I) (2-0 2)
Political, economic and sociological dimensions of the Ottoman reform era; the problems of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 18th and "long" 19th century; conservative and reformist groups, defeats, political and economic instability; new world order, the Great Powers, separatist nationalism; Concert of Europe and the Ottomans; modernization agenda: military, bureaucratic, legal, financial, economic and social reforms; the contradictions between the old and new institutions, modernization / desire to become modern; Constitutional Era, Abdülhamid II, 1908 Revolution; historical background of the rise of the new Republic.
HIST 102 – HISTORY OF REPUBLIC OF TURKEY II (Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Tarihi II) (2-0 2)
Balkan Wars and the First World War; nationalism; Nationalist Resistance in Anatolia: resistance groups, alliances, leaders; Republican Turkey: politics and society; inter-war period: the Great Depression, state and statehood; Second World War and its aftermath; multiparty era, Turkey and the world; social movements in the 1960s and 1970s; the role of military in the Republic; 1980s, neoliberalism, and market economy.
HIST 103 -- TÜRKİYE CUMHURİYETİ TARİHİ I (Türkçe) (2-0 2)
Osmanlı reform döneminin siyasi, iktisadi ve sosyolojik boyutları; Osmanlı İmparatorluğu’nun 18. yüzyıl sonu ve “uzun” 19. yüzyıldaki sorunları; tutucu ve reformist gruplar, yenilgiler, siyasi ve iktisadi istikrarsızlıklar; yenidünya düzeni, Büyük Güçler, ayrılıkçı milliyetçilikler; Avrupa Devletler Sistemi ve Osmanlılar; modernleşme gündemi: askeri, bürokratik, hukuki, mali, iktisadi ve sosyal reformlar; eski ve yeni kurumlar arasındaki çelişkiler, modernleşme /modern olma arzusu; I. Meşrutiyet, II. Abdülhamit, II. Meşrutiyet; Cumhuriyet'in tarihsel arka planı.
HIST 104 -- TÜRKİYE CUMHURİYETİ TARİHİ II (Türkçe) (2-0 2)
Balkan ve Birinci Dünya Savaşları; milliyetçilik; Milli Mücadele Dönemi: direniş grupları, ittifaklar, önderler; Cumhuriyet Türkiye’si: siyaset ve toplum; Savaşlar Arası Dönem: Büyük Buhran, devlet ve devletçilik; 2.Dünya Savaşı ve sonrası; çok partili dönem, Türkiye ve Dünya; 1960'lar ve 70'lerde toplumsal hareketler; Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'nde ordunun rolü; 1980'ler, neoliberalizm ve pazar ekonomisi.
HIST 110 – HISTORY OF CIVILIZATIONS (Uygarlık Tarihi) (3-0 3)
Short history of the origins, development and interaction of world civilizations; change and continuity; western and non-western civilizations; state, government and forms of legitimacy; diplomacy, war, technology, migration, social stratification systems; cultural and intellectual development; revolutions, nations and national movements; mass democracy and its problems; views on globalization.
TRH 110 – UYGARLIK TARİHİ (Türkçe) (3-0 3)
Dünya medeniyetlerinin kökenleri, gelişimi ve birbirleriyle etkileşiminin kısa tarihi, sonrasında modern dünyanın oluşumu: değişim ve süreklilik, batı ve batı dışı modernleşmeleri, devlet, hükümet ve yeni meşruiyet biçimleri; diplomasi, savaş, teknoloji, göçler, sosyal tabakalaşma sistemleri; kültürel ve entelektüel gelişme; kesişen devrimler, uluslar ve ulusal hareketler; kitle demokrasisi ve sorunları; küreselleşme.
PHIL 101 – INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (Felsefeye Giriş) (3-0 5)
Human nature, questions about reality, theories on truth and knowledge, the relationship between mind and body, human freedom, moral values.
HIST 201 - HISTORY OF MODERN EUROPE, 1648-1945 (Modern Avrupa Tarihi, 1648-1945) (3-0 5)
This course offers a broad survey of modern European history, from the end of the Thirty Years' War to the aftermath of World War II. Along with the consideration of major events and figures, attention will be paid to the experience of ordinary people in times of upheaval and transition. The period will thus be viewed neither in terms of historical inevitability nor as a procession of great men, but rather through the lens of the complex interrelations between demographic change, political revolution, and cultural development. Textbook accounts will be accompanied by the study of exemplary works of art, literature, and cinema.
HIST 301 – OTTOMAN SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY (Osmanlı Toplumsal ve Ekonomik Tarihi) (3-0 5)
This course will cover Ottoman social and economic history in the classical period up to the end of the 19th century. The peculiarities of the Ottoman economic mind prevalent from the 16th century till the end of the 18th century and its differences from the Western European mercantilist model will be the main foci of the course. The backbones of the Ottoman economic organization, such as 'iltizam', 'malikane', 'esham', 'esnaf', 'lonca', etc., will be also touched upon. This course will especially focus on gender relations in the Ottoman society. The dynamics bringing about Ottoman modernity will be discussed. The course will conclude with the radical changes that the Ottoman economic mind went through in the 'long 19th century' including the changes in the manufacturing sector.
HIST 401 – HISTORY OF EMOTIONS (Duyguların Tarihi) (3-0 5)
The objective of this course is to demonstrate that emotions are not only personal, but also historical and political, creating meaning for individuals but also contributing to an overarching emotional culture shaped by reigning systems of power. The course will use material on the emotions not only from history, but also from anthropology, social and cultural theory, philosophy, sociology, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies that will serve as a cross-disciplinary perspective.
HUM 211 -- HISTORY OF SOCIALIST THOUGHT (Sosyalist Düşünce Tarihi) (3-0 5)
Students are provided with a detailed and critical account of the dominant schools and theorists of socialism.
HUM 212 -- HISTORY OF SOVIET UNION (Sovyetler Birliği Tarihi) (3-0 5)
This course traces the development of the Soviet Union from the Revolution, through the 1920s, the years of the New Economic Policies and into the Stalinist order.
HUM 213 -- ISTANBUL: CITY OF EMPIRES (İmparatorluklar Şehri İstanbul) (3-0 5)
This course aims to provide a background to Istanbul’s history and its topography as a city, to describe the salient characteristics of the city, and to evaluate Istanbul’s social, cultural and architectural transformation in years.
HUM 214 -- HISTORY OF SCIENCE (Bilim Tarihi) (3-0 5)
The course aims to provide a broad overview of some of the most salient developments in the history of science. These include the influence of Ancient Greek philosophy and Christian theology on the origins of modern scientific thinking, the development of the experimental method, of modern views on the nature of the cosmos, of Newtonian science, and of theories of biological evolution.
HUM 215 -- ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION (İslam Medeniyeti) (3-0 5)
This course traces the development of Islamic Civilization from the appearance of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century to the spread of this civilizational impulse throughout much of Eurasia and Africa by the 15th century.
HUM 216 -- SCIENCE AND SOCIETY (Bilim ve Toplum) (3-0 5)
The objective of this course is to evaluate the positions of science in and as society. Science in society refers to the increasingly important role that science plays in social structural arrangements, social change, and social interaction. Science as society refers to social aspects of the production of scientific knowledge.
HUM 221 -- WORLD MYTHOLOGIES (Dünya Mitolojileri) (3-0 5)
The purpose of this class is to introduce students to the origins and meaning of myths, and the major themes, stories, characters, and archetypes present in the mythologies of several different cultures. The course will concentrate on Greek and Roman mythology, but will also include material from Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, African, Eastern, and Native American mythology.
HUM 222 -- SELECTED TOPICS IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE (Modern Türk Edebiyatında Seçme Konular) (3-0 5)
The course examines literary works from different schools of Turkish writing in the 20th century. Thus the interaction between the literary and historical and political developments throughout the century is studied through selected texts.
HUM 223 -- SELECTED TOPICS IN MODERN WORLD LITERATURE (Modern Dünya Edebiyatında Seçme Konular) (3-0 5)
The course examines literary works from different schools of world literature in the 19th and 20th centuries. Thus the interaction between the literary and historical and political developments are studied through selected texts.
HUM 224 -- LITERATURE AND SOCIETY (Edebiyat ve Toplum) (3-0 5)
The objective of this course is to approach literary works as tools for societal analysis while theorizing about the society and trying to grasp social change in the past, present and the future.
HUM 231 -- MODERN IRAN (Modern İran) (3-0 5)
The goal of this course is to provide an early modern and modern history of Iran, focusing on the adoption of Shi'ism as the official religion in the 16th century, the role of the Safavids, Qajars, and Pahlavis in the context of modernization and westernization of Iran, and the impact of the 1979 Islamic Revolution on Iranian society.
HUM 232 -- NATION, EMPIRE, COLONIALISM (Ulus, İmparatorluk, Sömürgecilik) (3-0 5)
This course examines imperial conquests, rivalries, and strategies of domination, with an emphasis on how empires accommodated, created, and manipulated differences among populations.
HUM 233 -- ISRAEL-PALESTINE CONFLICT (İsrail-Filistin Çatışması) (3-0 5)
The objective of this course is to provide an in-depth understanding of the Israel-Palestine conflict and its evolution over time. The goal is to develop an appreciation of the complexities and dynamism of this conflict through an examination of its origins, the actors involved, and the key historical and political factors that have shaped it.
HUM 241 -- MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION (Medya ve İletişim) (3-0 5)
The objective of this course is to provide an understanding of the basic factors affecting mass communication and mass media, and multilayered analyses of society’s impact on the media and media’s impact on individuals and society.
HUM 251 -- WORLD MUSIC (Dünya Müziği) (3-0 5)
This course surveys traditional, folk, and pop genres from major musical traditions in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. We approach music as both aesthetic and social processes, and explore the relationship between music making and other domains of human experience.
HUM 261 -- INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE (Tiyatroya Giriş) (3-0 5)
This course provides a study of the theatre as an art form. The major emphasis is on introducing students to a broad spectrum of theatrical activity and opinion. Students are introduced to the components that comprise a theatre event including acting, directing, design, costuming, lighting and playwriting.
HUM 271 -- CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY (Çağdaş Felsefe) (3-0 5)
Students will become familiar with the arguments and ideas that have sought to describe and, in many cases, to shape the consciousness of the modern and postmodern epochs.
HUM 281 -- HISTORY OF TURKISH CINEMA (Türkiye’de Sinema Tarihi) (3-0 5)
The student will develop the ability to consider cinema critically and to understand films in the context of Turkey’s social, political and economic climate.
HUM 331 -- QUEER THEORY (Queer Kuramı) (3-0 5)
This course's main objectives are to understand the historical context and development of queer theory and to understand the basic questions, terms, and problems in queer theory.
HUM 432 -- POLITICS AND ARTS (Siyaset ve Sanat) (3-0 5)
The course aims to enable students to think critically about the intersection of politics, international affairs and the cultural domain.
HUM 434 -- SİYASET VE SANAT (Türkçe) (3-0 5)
Öğrencilerin siyaset, uluslararası olaylar ve kültürel alan arasındaki ilişkiyi irdeleyebilmelerini ve siyasi süreçlerin yeterince açığa çıkarılmamış boyutları hakkında kafa yormalarını sağlaması amaçlanmaktadır.