Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2400451
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: Prof.Dr. FERDAN ERGUT
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course explores the theoretical and methodological contributions of major figures in social sciences to historical studies. In critically analyzing the works of these scholars, the focus is on how they bring theoretical concerns and historical evidence to bear upon one another, and on the different aspects of `social change`. The issues that are covered range from the processes of state formation to revolutions; from the origins of democracy and totalitarianism to the development of citizenship; from the debates on the origins of capitalism to the transformative role of wars in history.