Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
History Of Civilization SBK 441 7 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. İRFAN HAŞLAK
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asisst. Elif MADAKBAŞ
Course Category Other
Course Objective The objective of this course is to gain insight into the concept of civilization, other concepts related with it (such as culture) and different civilizations; to look through civilizations within teir own world views, systems and institutions rather than bringing a hierarchial perspective; to analyze contemporary conditions regarding historical background of civilizations.
Course Content
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 S/he knows about historical background in the word of "civilization", its roots and related concepts. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
2 S/he analyzes how cultural practices turn out to rise of civilizations and which conditions pave way for the fall of them. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
3 S/he has knowledge about classifications on civilizations and s/he deals with classifications in a critical way. The same perspective goes for discussing the civilization-culture relations in detail. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
4 S/he analyzes different civilizations and their interactions throughout the history. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
5 S/he discusses how different civilizations make contributions to different understandings on "knowledge", "science" and social sciences. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
6 S/he interprets institutions of the contemporary world, globalization and new social movements regarding the history of civilizations. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: Objective and schedule of the course
2 A General Outlook on the Concept of Civilization: Its etymology and Civilization-Culture Relations
3 Emergence of Civilizations and Civilization-Culture Relations
4 The Ancient Greeks, Romans and Hellenism in the Antiquity
5 Persian, Indian, Chinese Civilizations and Nomads
6 Civilizations of Europe in the Medieval Age
7 Islam Civilization in the Medieval Age
8 Mesoamerican Civilizations in the Medieval Age
10 Modernity and Developments in the West: Enlightenment Era, Reform and Renaissance
11 Europe in the Modern Age: Industiral Revolution
12 Islam World in the Modern Age: Arab World, Middle East and Turkey
13 African Civilizations and Contemporary Cultural Issues in Africa
14 General Evaluation
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have knowledge on public administration (e.g. administrative sciences, bureaucracy, Turkish public administration, local government and comparative public administration), new management techniques (e.g. strategic management, performance management, human resource management), politics and sociology (e.g. political science, history of political thought, Turkish political life, sociology, social structure of Turkey, contemporary political movements and political parties), public law (e.g. Turkish constitutional law, administrative law) and private law, urbanization, environmental problems and environment legislation. X
2 Using fundamental statistical package programs, making researches on academic and occupational issues, and gripping research processes. X
3 Having potential and ability of development himself/herself on the career fields of public administration like governing, inspectorship and controllership. X
4 Predominant on public law as well as private law, follows changes of legislations, comments legislations and adapts it to practice.
5 Having qualities for varying positions of management (for instance human resources, public relations, finance and inspection) in public organizations, political institutions, private sector and non-profit establishments.
6 Having different views for issues, facts and cases, having capacity of proposing solutions, and preparing program and decision drafts.
7 Following theoretical and practical developments in the fields of administration, law, politics, urbanization and environmental issues at national and international levels. X
8 Following technologies of informatics, fundamental computer programs, information systems on administration and management field, and using them effectively. X
9 Compatible for team work, having ability of taking initiative, open for innovative ideas and analytical thought.
10 Using Turkish properly, expressing himself/herself accurately and has ability of empathy.
11 Know at least one foreign occupational language.
12 Awareness of professional and scientific ethical codes.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
3. Kısa Sınav 10
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 5 5
Quiz 3 2 6
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 96
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.84
dersAKTSKredisi 5