INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR102 WORLD HISTORY II

Course Code: 3140102
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. EBRU BOYAR
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

This course intends to provide first year students with an introduction to World History from the 19th century to the present. Social, political and economic developments during this period are examined from a holistic perspective by paying attention to the specificities of and dependencies among the so-called first, second and third worlds.

Course Content

This course intends to examine the developments in Europe and U.S. since 1919 until today, dealing with World War I and the new political structure after 1918, World War II and the involvement of the U.S. in European affairs, Cold War, Sovietization of Eastern Europe and the emancipation of the Third World countries, and relations between industrial and non-industrial countries in political, economic and military fields with respect to global developments.

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.