FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

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
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
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.
Learning Outcomes 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 Description 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
2 Human Evolution From Homo Habilis to Modern Man;Transition From Food Gathering into Food Producing: The First Examples of Sedentarization and Its Socio-Economic Reflections Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
3 Transitional Process to Urbanization with its Economic, Socio-Cultural and Political Dimensions (Mesopotamia) Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
4 Midterm Exam
5 Basic Aspects of Religion in Antiquity: Egyptian Polytheism and Hebrew Henothesim Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
6 Ancient Greek World: Political Evolution From Monarch to Democracy; Athens Versus Sparta Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
7 Mythology, Religion and Philosophy in Ancient Greece Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
8 Alexander the Great and Hellenistic Cosmopolitanism Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
9 Midterm Exam
10 Rome in Antiquity: From Rebublic to Empire Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
11 Rome in Antiquity: Culture, Society and Law Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
12 Emergence and Triumph of Christianity Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
13 Eastern Rome and the West Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
14 Byzantine Empire with its Social, Economic and Political Institutions Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
15 Shaping of the Christian West Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
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
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
30
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
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
0
Study Hours Out of Class
16
4
64
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
15
15
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
15
30
Final Exam
1
23
23
    Total
180

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign 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

 


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