Academic Catalog

HIST230 CONTEMPORARY TURKEY:HISTORICAL PERSP.OF POLITCS&CULTURE

Course Code: 2400230
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: History
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. HNER TUNCER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

A survey of contemporary Turkish history designed specifically for METUs exchange and visiting students. It covers the historical, political and cultural developments of modern Turkey from the late 19th century Ottoman Empire to the present. The course introduces historical and socio-political reasons for the establishment of the nation state and economic progress in Turkey and deals with issues of cultural exchange, religion, industrialisation and education.