Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The department aims to train future historians, either as teachers or academicians or prospective functionaries in the various walks of life. Thus the philosophy of the curriculum is to enrich the general culture of the student and to increase his intellectual capacity in historical studies. The curriculum is so arranged that the subjects other than Ottoman-Turkish are taught in English, enabling the students to use and read literature in both languages.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HIST101 CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION OF GREECE & ROME I 3 3 0 6.0
HIST107 OTTOMAN TURKISH I 3 3 0 7.0
HIST113 READINGS IN HISTORY I 3 3 0 7.0
HIST151 HISTORY OF EASTERN AND WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS I 3 3 0 6.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK101 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HIST102 CLASSICAL CIVILIZATION OF GREECE & ROME II 3 3 0 6.0
HIST108 OTTOMAN TURKISH II 3 3 0 7.0
HIST114 READINGS IN HISTORY II 3 3 0 7.0
HIST152 HISTORY OF EASTERN AND WESTERN CIVILIZATIONS II 3 3 0 6.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK102 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HIST207 OTTOMAN PALEOGRAPHY&DIPLOMATICS I 4 4 0 7.0
HIST231 THE RISE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE 3 3 0 6.0
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HIST208 OTTOMAN PALEOGRAPHY & DIPLOMATICS II 4 4 0 7.0
HIST224 MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN HISTORY 3 3 0 6.0
HIST232 THE DECLINE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE 3 3 0 6.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HIST307 METHODOLOGY IN HISTORY I 3 3 0 6.0
HIST321 MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY 3 3 0 6.0
HIST331 OTTOMAN MODERNIZATION I 3 3 0 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HIST308 METHODOLOGY IN HISTORY II 3 3 0 6.0
HIST332 OTTOMAN MODERNIZATION II 3 3 0 6.0
ENG311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HIST401 READINGS IN THE HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 3 3 0 6.0
HIST407 CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY I 3 3 0 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HIST402 READINGS IN THE HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 3 3 0 6.0
HIST408 CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY II 3 3 0 6.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week