Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Historical Method and Criticism ILA 426 8 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SAİM YILMAZ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category General Training
Course Objective

To learn the methods required for historical studies

Course Content

Technique of historiography,
Internal and external criticism methods
Interpretation and writing of history

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To explain the description, topic and goal of history Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
2 To define main problems of historical studies Lecture, Self Study, Testing,
3 To recall the methods required to follow in historical studies Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
4 To tell the criticizing methods in historical metarials Lecture, Problem Solving, Testing,
5 To interpret historical materials Question-Answer, Problem Solving, Testing,
6 To explain the ability of writing of history objectively Lecture, Motivations to Show, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The Conception of History
2 The Subject Matter of History
3 The Conception of Historical Method
4 Some Methods in Historical Studies
5 The Conception of Source
6 Information About Primary Sources
7 Techniques of Using Sources
8 The Elements of Historical Criticism
9 Its Methodology
10 Internal Criticism
11 External Criticism
12 Synthesis
13 Interpretation
14 Writing History
Course Notes <p>[1] K&uuml;t&uuml;koğlu, M. (2001): Tarih Araştırmalarında Usul, İstanbul: Kubbealtı Yayınları.</p>
Course Resources

[2] Halkın, L. (2000): Tarih Tenkidinin Unsurları, Ankara: Türk Tarih Kurumu.
[3] Spencer, T. (1962): Tenkit Sanatı, İstanbul: Kaynak Yayınevi.
[4] Humphreys, R. Stephen (2004), İslam Tarih Metodolojisi, İstanbul: Litera Yayıncılık.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 S/he can recite the Quran properly and comment within the framework of scientific measurements.
2 S/he has knowledge of Arabic language at the level of understanding classical and modern texts in the field of Theology and uses it in expressing himself/herself in oral and written communication. S/he acquires a solid knowledge of a Western European Language at least at the level of B 1 of the European Language Portfolio, using it to follow the information in the field of Theology and communicate with colleagues.
3 S/he recognizes the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad and his physical and moral attributes and the historical process of the science of hadith, its methodology, problems, interpretation and its cultural value for the life of a Muslim. X
4 S/he can evaluate main topics of Islamic law (fiqh) which take place in classical and modern sources, comparing the Islamic law with other legal systems within the framework of comparative law.
5 Evaluates the principles of Islamic faith and problems of Theology within the framework of reason and authentic sources using scientific methods. X
6 S/he has an adequate knowledge of the old and new religious and political movements in islamic world in the past and today. X
7 S/he has a satisfactory knowledge of the history, concepts, institutions, philosophy and main figures of Sufism.
8 S/he uses the information obtained from Religious education history, religious and modern training methods in the field of religious education.
9 S/he is able to evaluate Religion and religious issues philosophically, sociologically and psychologically. X
10 S/he has knowledge about non-Muslim religions at the level of comparing.
11 S/he is able to evaluate issues related to the Islamic history, civilization and science with a critical point of view. X
12 S/he has general information about the Turkish-Islamic literature and arts. X
13 S/he takes in consideration scientific, cultural and ethical values in interdisciplinary research and studies in the field of Religious Studies. X
14 S/he is able to use information and communication technologies at a level required in the field. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 55
1. Kısa Sınav 15
2. Kısa Sınav 15
3. Kısa Sınav 15
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 6 6
Quiz 3 5 15
Final examination 1 4 4
Total Workload 121
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.84
dersAKTSKredisi 5