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Curriculum of BA Program in History

 

I. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 2 2 3 5
HUM 101 The World Through Art and Literature I 2 2 3 5
HIST 101 History of Modern Turkey I 2 2 3 5
TLL 101 Modern Turkish Literature I 2 2 3 5
SPS 103 Comparative Theories and Methods I 2 2 3 4
NS 101 Nature and Science I 2 2 3 5
GE 100 Introduction to University Life 1 0 1 1
Total 19 30

II. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 2 2 3 5
HUM 102 The World Through Art and Literature II 2 2 3 5
HIST 102 History of Modern Turkey II 2 2 3 5
TLL 102 Modern Turkish Literature II 2 2 3 5
SPS 104 Comparative Theories and Methods II 2 2 3 5
NS 102 Nature and Science II 2 2 3 5
Total 18 30

III. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
HIST 201 Introduction to Historical Thought and Method 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Core Elective 3 0 3 5
Track Specific Language I 1 4 3 5
Faculty Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

IV. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Core Elective 3 0 3 5
Core Elective 3 0 3 5
Track Specific Language II 1 4 3 5
Faculty Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

 V. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
HUM/HART Elective 3 0 3 5
Track Specific Elective I 3 0 3 5
Faculty Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

VI. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
HUM/HART Elective 3 0 3 5
Track Specific Elective II 3 0 3 5
Faculty Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

VII. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
HIST 405 World Historiography I (Antiquity to 1800) 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
LIT/HUM Elective 3 0 3 5
Track Specific Elective II 3 0 3 5
Faculty Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

VIII. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
HIST 406 World Historiography II (1800 to the present) 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
LIT/HUM Elective 3 0 3 5
Track Specific Elective II 3 0 3 5
Faculty Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30
Final Total 145 240
HISTORY BA FACULTY ELECTIVES*
Course Code  Course Name Hours Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics 2 2 3 5
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 2 2 3 5
PHIL 101 Basic Questions of Philosophy 3 0 3 5
PHIL 436 Philosophy of History 3 0 3 5
POLS 101 Political Science 3 0 3 8
POLS 433 Comparative Political Thought 3 0 3 5
SOC 201 Thinking Sociologically 3 0 3 5
SOC 301 Classical  Sociological Theory 3 0 3 5
SOC 302 Contemporary Sociological Theory 3 0 3 5
* 6 Faculty Courses are compulsory to be graduated.
TRACK-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE COURSES
Course Code  Course Name Hours Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
FRE 301 Basic French I 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 302 Basic French II 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 303 Intermediate French I 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 304 Intermediate French II 1 4 3 5 **
GER 301 Basic German I 1 4 3 5 **
GER 302 Basic German II 1 4 3 5 **
GER 303 Intermediate German I 1 4 3 5 **
GER 304 Intermediate German II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 301 Basic Persian I 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 302 Basic Persian II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 303 Intermediate Persian I 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 304 Intermediate Persian II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 307 Intensive Basic Persian 2 8 6 10 **
PERS 308 Intensive Intermediate Persian 2 8 6 10 **
SPA 301 Basic Spanish I 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 302 Basic Spanish II 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 303 Intermediate Spanish I 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 304 Intermediate Spanish II 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 301 Basic Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 302 Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 303 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 304 Advanced Ottoman Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 305 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 306 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 307 Intensive Basic Ottoman Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
TLL 308 Intensive Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
** Approval of School of Languages
HISTORY BA CORE ELECTIVES
Course Code  Course Name Hours Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
HIST 202 Introduction to the History of Religions 3 0 3 5
HIST 203 Primitive or Tribal Society 3 0 3 5
HIST 204 Lords and Peasants 3 0 3 5
HIST 205 The City in History 3 0 3 5
HIST 206 Early Land Empires 3 0 3 5
HIST 207 Men, Ships, and the Sea 3 0 3 5
HIST 208 War and Society 3 0 3 5
HIST 209 Imperialism and Colonialism 3 0 3 5
HIST 210 Nations and Nationalism 3 0 3 5
HIST 211 History of the Nineteenth Century 3 0 3 5
HIST 212 History of the Twentieth Century 3 0 3 5
TRACK-SPECIFIC SUBJECT COURSES  I
Course Code  Course Name Hours Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
Ottoman and Modern Turkish History
HIST 310 History of Inner Asia 3 0 3 5
HIST 311 Early Islamic History: A Survey (to AD 1100) 3 0 3 5
HIST 312 Islamic History: the Middle Period (c.945-1500) 3 0 3 5
Islamic, Middle Eastern and Asian History
HIST 310 History of Inner Asia 3 0 3 5
HIST 311 Early Islamic History: A Survey (to AD 1100) 3 0 3 5
HIST 312 Islamic History: the Middle Period (c.945-1500) 3 0 3 5
Western (European and American) History
HIST 323 Byzantium: A Survey (400-1453) 3 0 3 5
HIST 325 Formations and Constructions of Europe 3 0 3 5
HIST 326 The Middle Ages: An Economic and Social History 3 0 3 5
TRACK-SPECIFIC SUBJECT COURSES II
Course Code  Course Name Hours Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
Ottoman and Modern Turkish History
HIST 341 Ottoman History 1 (1300-1600) 3 0 3 5
HIST 351 Ottoman History 2 (1600-1800) 3 0 3 5
HIST 361 Ottoman History 3 (1789-1908) 3 0 3 5
HIST 431 History of Ottoman Institutions 3 0 3 5
Islamic, Middle Eastern and Asian History
HIST 315 History of the Modern Middle East (to the 1920s) 3 0 3 5
HIST 316 History of the Contemporary Middle East (1918 to the present) 3 0 3 5
HIST 317 Egypt and the Mamluks 3 0 3 5
HIST 318 A History of Iran (1500 to the present) 3 0 3 5
HIST 319 India and the Mughals 3 0 3 5
HIST 414 Three Gunpowder Empires 3 0 3 5
Western (European and American) History
HIST 211 History of the Nineteenth Century 3 0 3 5
HIST 212 History of the Twentieth Century 3 0 3 5
HIST 491 Russian History I: Tsarist Russia (from the 17th century to 1914/17) 3 0 3 5
HIST 492 Russian History II: The Soviet Union and After (from 1917 to the present) 3 0 3 5
HART AND HUM ELECTIVES I
Course Code  Course Name Hours Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
HART 323 Byzantine Art and Architecture 3 0 3 5
HART 326 Medieval Art and Architecture 3 0 3 5
HART 336 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3 0 3 5
HART 431 Sinan and His Age 3 0 3 5
HART 432 Persian and Ottoman Miniatures 3 0 3 5
HART 481 Renaissance Art and Society 3 0 3 5
HART 485 Romanticism 3 0 3 5
HART 486 Impressionism 3 0 3 5
LIT AND HUM ELECTIVES II
Course Code  Course Name Hours Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Pratic
HUM 488 The 19th Century Through Art and Literature 3 0 3 5
HUM 489 The 20th Century Through Art and Literature 3 0 3 5
LIT 487 Literatures of Conquest and Empire: Jules Verne and Rudyard Kipling 3 0 3 5
LIT 488 Bourgeois France: Balzac, Stendhal, Flaubert 3 0 3 5
LIT 491 Russian Literature Before the Revolution 3 0 3 5
LIT 492 Soviet and Post-Soviet Literature 3 0 3 5

NOTES

1) According to the decision of the Senate dated 16.06.2017 about trilingual education, it is necessary to have at least B2 level of language proficiency in each of the Turkish, English and Arabic languages as a condition of graduation, in all the departments of our university.
a- Curriculum of BA program in History is designed in such a way that students can take Arabic courses for 4 semesters and international students can take additional Turkish courses for 4 semesters in order to meet these requirements. Enrolling only appropriate level of the language course will be provided by placement tests organized by school of languages.
b-Students who have the required level of language proficiency or who can reach that level before 4 semesters will take departmental electives stated in the curriculum instead of the Arabic courses coded ARA 301, ARA 302, ARA 303, ARA 304 and Turkish courses coded TUR 301, TUR 302, TUR 303, TUR 304.
2) All undergraduate courses in undergraduate curriculums of Ibn Haldun University (including language electives) can be taken as general electives.
3) In order to graduate from the BA program in History, 49 courses, of 145 credits and 240 ECTS in total, should be taken. 13 of them are university core courses and 16 of them are area courses.