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||Prof.Dr. AHMET NURİ YURDUSEV
The basic purpose of this undergraduate course is to introduce the students to the history of civilisations through a comparative perspective. The course starts with a conceptual analysis of the term 'civilisation' and deals with the basic questions in definition and civilising process. Its departing point is that there is a common human civilising process and also a plurality of human civilisations. Having examined how civilisation came into being, it then proceeds to analyse major world civilisations from the beginning to the modern period. The course concludes by pointing out the emerging cosmopolitanism of human civilisation in our present age
The basic purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the history of civilizations through a comparative perspective. The course starts with a conceptual analysis of the term civilization and deals with the basic questions in definition and civilizing process. Its departing point is that there is a common human civilizing process and also a plurality of human civilizations.
students will be expected to have a general perspective about both the development of human civilizaition in general and the emergence of distinct civilizational traditions, namely the Middle Eastern, the Indian, the chinese and the Greek-european traditions. The course will provide the students with a concise information on which they could build up their advance courses in later years.