Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Missionary Activities In The Middle East (En) ODC 646 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. FURKAN HALİT YOLCU
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Course Objective

Bu ders Avrupa ve Amerika Birleşik Devletleri’nde kurulan misyoner teşkilatların Ortadoğu’daki faaliyetlerine odaklanarak misyonerlik faaliyetlerinin bilhassa 19. ve 20. yüzyıllarda Ortadoğu’daki tarihsel serüvenini incelemeyi amaçlamaktadır.

Course Content

Missionary Boards established in the USA and Europe
Catholic Missionary Activities in the Middle East
Protestant Missionary Activities in the Middle East
Orthodox Missionary Activities in the Middle East
Missionary Activities in the Middle East in the 20th century

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Learns the "mission" and "missionary" means
2 Analyze the missionary activities in the Middle East
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 What is mission and who is missionary?
2 Beginning of the Western Missionary Activities in the Middle East
3 Catholic Missionary Activities in the Middle East in the 19th century
4 Protestant Missionary Activities in the Middle East in the 19th century
5 Orthodox Missionary Activities in the Middle East in the 19th century
6 British Missionary Activities in the Middle East
7 American Missionary Activities in the Middle East
8 Missionary Schools in the Middle East
9 Missionary Hospitals in the Middle East
10 Missionary publications in the Middle East
11 Bibliography of Famous Missionaries
12 Repercussions of Missionary Activities in the Middle East
13 Missionary Activities in the Middle East in the 20th century
14 Concluding Discussion
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Course Resources

1. Doğan, Mehmet Ali. “Evangelizing “the Jews”: Western Missionaries and their Encounters with the Sabbatean/Dönme Community in the Ottoman Empire,” International Journal of Turcologia 9:18 (Autumn 2014): 65-82.
2. Doğan, Mehmet Ali and Heather J. Sharkey (eds.). American Missionaries and the Middle East: Foundational Encounters (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2011).
3. Murre-van den Berg, H. L. (ed.). New Faith in Ancient Lands: Western Missions in the Middle East in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Leiden: Brill, 2006).
4. Tejirian, Eleanor Harvey and Reeva Spector Simon (eds.). Altruism and Imperialism: Western Cultural and Religious Missions in the Middle East (New York: Middle East Institute, Columbia University, 2002).
5. Doumato, Eleanor Abdella. “An ‘Extra Legible Illustration’ of the Christian Faith: Medicine, Medical Ethics and Missionaries in the Arabian Gulf,” Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 13:4 (October 2002): 377-390.
6. Cragg, Kenneth. “Being Made Disciples, the Middle East,” in Kevin Ward and Brian Stanley (eds.) The Church Mission Society and World Christianity, 1799-1999 (Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans, 2000).
7. Smith, Jane I. “Christian Missionary Views of Islam in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries,” Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 9:3 (1998): 357-373.
8. Makdisi, Ussama. “Reclaiming the Land of the Bible: Missionaries, Secularism, and Evangelical Modernity,” The American Historical Review 102:3 (June 1997): 680-713.
9. Akgün, Seçil Karal. “Mormon Missionaries in the Ottoman Empire,” Turcica, vol.28 (1996): 347-358.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
3 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge
4 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
5 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
6 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Ödev 70
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 22 22
Assignment 1 24 24
Final examination 1 24 24
Total Workload 150
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6
dersAKTSKredisi 6