INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR101 WORLD HISTORY I

Course Code: 3140101
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. EBRU BOYAR
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to give the students a basic introduction to major themes in world history from the rise of the Ottoman empire to the 19th century.

Course Content

The course examines the rise and fall of great powers as political, military and economic entities, with reference to economic and political relations of large states like the Ottoman Empire, France, Great Britain, Austrian-Hungarian Empire, Prussia as well as the two great powers, the United States and Russia, within the framework of European Balance of Power and the traditional isolationist foreign policy of the U.S. in the last century. The course includes an analysis of the World War I.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the students are expected to have a basic knowledge of world history and to be able to analyse the interactions between different cultures and states. By the end of the course they should have a conceptual understanding of history. The course also encourages students to develop their ability to express their ideas orally and in writing.