GEHU 209 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
History of Civilizations I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 209
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The basic purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the basic evolutionary developments in the History of Western Civiliziaitons and to enable them to analyze these developments, through a comparative perspective, in the economic, sociopolitical, cultural and scientific field for understanding the dynamics of the modern world.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to explain the basic terms, conceptions and definitions peculiar to the discipline of history.
  • will be able to define and explain the first socio-economic, cultural, religious and political formations and structures in the history of mankind by the way of exemplification.
  • will be able to evaluate the important historical facts and devolopments in the framework of causality and in a comparative perspective.
  • will be able to synthesize the data which they obtain directly and objectively from the historical sources.
  • will be able to criticise the dynamics of the modern world by taking their first instances into consideration.
  • will be able to express their thoughts and knowledge written and orally.
Course Content the content of the course starts with the Prehistoric Ages and deals with the first civilizations, Ancient Greek and Roman cultural and political developments, the Byzantine Empire and the basic important developments in Europe during the Medieval Age.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to History of Civilizaiton: Discussion on Basic Historical concepts and terms M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
2 From Homo Habilis to Modern Mankind: foodgatherer and hunter communities; the invention of agriculture and sedentarizaiton M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
3 The first civilizations: urbanization with its sociocultural values; religious and judicial order: Polytheism and Henotheism (emergence of Judaism) and the Codification of Laws. M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
4 Ancient Greek world: Political evolution from monarchy to democracy and its social aspects; Mythology, religion and philosophy in ancient Greece; Reformative Athens versus conservative Sparta M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
5 Alexandros the Great and Hellenistic Cosmopolitanism M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
6 1st midterm exam
7 Ancient Roman World: Rome from the Republican period to the ımperial age: politics, culture amd life M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
8 Christianity : its emergence and development as a theology M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
9 Byzantine Empire M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
10 Medieval Age: The Dark Age of Europe; Feudalism M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
11 Church and State with its political and social aspect M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
12 Economic Revival in Europe; the emergence of Bourgeoisie M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
13 2nd midterm exam
14 Technological developments in Europe; the Printing with its social and cultural effects M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
15 Review of the semester M. Kishlansky, P. Geary, P. O’Brien. Civilization in the West, 6th ed. New York: Pearson Inc., 2006
16 Final exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

the related chapters of the books mentioned

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
50
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
15
Final Exam
1
23
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest