Department of Business Administration

Western Civilisation in the 20th Century(G320)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
G320 Western Civilisation in the 20th Century 6 3 0 0 3 5
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Marco BOSCHELE m.boschele@yahoo.co.uk (Email)
Assistant
Objective 1. An understanding from a global perspective of how the developments in economics, politics, arts and sciences as well as the intellectual sphere in the twentieth century have created our present world.
2. Examine the key features and building blocks of this “new” world that the “new” human has been brought into.
3. Present a glimpse into the world of literature, music, art and architecture as an enriching factor in personal development.
Content The course focuses on the issues and features of the twentieth century and analyzes their social and intellectual repercussions along with key historical events and transformations that have shaped our present world. The Twentieth Century will be visualised not solely from the aspect of economic and political affairs - but a wide range of perspectives from the Cold War to Keynesian policies, feminism, the New Left, the Generation of 1968, the sexual revolution, jazz and Woodstock, in short aspects that have shaped the spirit of the century will be covered. A bird’s eye view of the century will be revealed in order to provide an understanding of the global perspective under these headings: Overture - Sacrificial Dance - Vienna prepares for Doomsday - New Realities, Different Representations - The Sign from St. Petersburg - A Shot is Fired In Sarajevo - The Stock Market Collapses in New York - Revolutionaries of the Counter-Revolution - The End of The Road in Berlin – What Have We Done – A World Divided - Balance of Terror - On the Wings of Affluence - Spring in Paris - Summer in Woodstock A New Identity for Women – Afro-Americans Are On Stage – An Ending of Old Relationships - What You See Is What You Get - Less is a Bore - The Postmodern Condition – A World Without Counterpoint.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Framework for developing an understanding of historical insight.
2. Building a theoretical and conceptual thought process.
3. Ability to present a multi-disciplinary perception and explanation of current affairs.
4. An expanded perspective on events that will enable coping with continuous change and paradox.
5. Developed text reading, understanding, examining, researching and writing skills.
6. Resources to hold an argument and self-criticism
7. Ability to perceive what is seen, understand what is heard, comprehend what is read and finally, question what is comprehended.
Teaching and Learning Methods The teaching method in this course is not one of presenting documents in digital format with detailed bibliography for source material whereby “transplanting” knowledge to the students. Rather, the teaching method is in the form of a presentation (by way of clips from radio bulletins, documentaries, sound, music and visuals from leading composers, artists, architects, directors and visionaries) that will arouse the need in students to willfully pursue this knowledge on their own accord.
References Eric Hobsbawm, “Age of Extremes: Short Twentieth Century 1914-1991”, Abacus.
Mark Mazower, “Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century”, Penguin.
Selected basic resources, films and audio CD’s related to fine arts, music, architecture and philosophy.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Overture - Sacrificial Dance
2 Sacrificial Dance
3 Vienna prepares for Doomsday - New Realities, Different Representations
4 New Realities, Different Representations
5 The Sign from St. Petersburg - A Shot is Fired In Sarajevo
6 The Stock Market Collapses in New York - Revolutionaries of the Counter-Revolution
7 The End of The Road in Berlin – What Have We Done
8 A World Divided - Balance of Terror
9 On the Wings of Affluence
10 Spring in Paris
11 Summer in Woodstock - A New Identity for Women
12 Afro-Americans Are On Stage – An Ending of Old Relationships
13 What You See Is What You Get - Less is a Bore
14 The Postmodern Condition – A World without Counterpoint
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
9 Field Trip to Istanbul Archeological Museum
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 30
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 70
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 30
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 1 30
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The acquisition of high-level knowledge of the functions of production management and marketing, management, accounting and finance; the skill of using this knowledge.
2 The acquisition of basic conceptual knowledge about scientific fields related to professional life, such as law, economics, sociology, psychology, social psychology and quantitative methods.
3 The ability to work effectively in a team; the ability to pass on knowledge to other members of the team.
4 The competence to use his/her knowledge on the field, to analyze and interpret the data obtained, to identify the problems encountered, to provide appropriate solutions and scientifically defend these solution suggestions when necessary.
5 The competence to determine the aims and objectives of the company or institution in which he/she is employed by taking into account the needs, the competitive dynamics of the market and by calculating the risks incurred; the ability to engage in entrepreneurship and establish and manage a business.
6 Awareness of constantly updating his/her professional knowledge and skills; the ability to adapt to change and innovation; the competence to evaluate critically the information he/she has acquired.
7 Basic knowledge of information and communication technologies required for professional life; the ability to use core office programs at an advanced level; expertise in data processing and report writing in the IT environment.
8 Ability to follow current information in his/her field in both English and French and to communicate in writing and verbally with stakeholders in both languages.
9 The ability to conduct researches and studies taking into account the market, dynamics of competition, organizational and global factors and scientific methods; contribute to projects, take responsibility in projects, display competence to make innovative and effective decisions.
10 Ability to develop strategies, find creative solutions to management problems by building relations with other areas of the social sciences and take the responsibility of these decisions.
11 Consciousness of taking into account ethical values, when making decisions and being involved in business life.
12 Awareness of the impact of practices related to his/her field on the global and social dimensions (universality of social rights, social justice, cultural values, environmental problems, sustainability, etc.) and their legal consequences.
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 0 0 0
Working Hours out of Class 0 0 0
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 0
Total Workload / 25 0,00
Credits ECTS 0
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