Department of Business Administration

History of Civilization (G325)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
G325 History of Civilization 5 3 0 0 3 3
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Emine Nilüfer PEMBECİOĞLU niluferpembecioglu@gmail.com (Email)
Assistant
Objective 1. Provide an account of the building blocks of modern civilization which will help develop an understanding of the interconnectedness of key political and economic events, thought processes, the evolution of art as well as scientific discoveries that have shaped the west.
2. Create the groundwork for an understanding of the new technology-based global world economy.
3. Enable new generations to expand their world view perspective in order to meet the multi-faceted responsibilities of management environments.
4. To adopt the course content as lifelong learning objectives for students.
5. Present a glimpse into the world of literature, music, art and architecture as an enriching factor in personal development.
Content This course follows a historical process from the early middle ages up to the end of the nineteenth century. This path will introduce the development of modern civilization under these headings: Medieval Prelude - The Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Gothic Spires - Giotto di Bondone - The Black Death - Autumn of the Middle Ages - Late Medieval Culture - Northern Realism - Out of Italy - The Artist and His Art - Italian Humanism - Early Renaissance - A Time of Geniuses - Beyond Human Dimensions - Dreams of a Titan - From Venice To Rome - Humanism Baptized - Demonic Images - The Golden Age of Polyphony - Emergence of a World Economy - Lutheran Upheaval - The Spread of Protestantism - For the Glory of God - Dare to Know - New Method for the New Science - And All Was Light - The French Way of Enlightenment - Britain Enlightened – Germany Lingers - The Great Transformation - The Industrial Revolution – Listening to Hegel, Reading Beethoven - Interlude
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Ability to present a multi-disciplinary understanding and explanation of current affairs.
2. Power to challenge shallow, rote learning-based notions.
3. Build a theoretical and conceptual thought process.
4. Develop text reading, understanding, examining, researching and writing skills.
5. Skills 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 documentaries, sound, music and visuals from leading composers, artists, architects and visionaries) that will arouse the need in students to willfully pursue this knowledge on their own accord.
References Judith G. Coffin, Robert C. Stacey, Robert E. Lerner; “Western Civilizations”, W.W.Norton
Bryan Magee, “The Story of Philosophy”, Dorling Kindersley.
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 Medieval Prelude - The Kingdom of Jesus Christ
2 Gothic Spires - Giotto di Bondone - The Black Death
3 Autumn of the Middle Ages - Late Medieval Culture - Northern Realism
4 Out of Italy - The Artist and His Art - Italian Humanism
5 Early Renaissance - A Time of Geniuses - Beyond Human Dimensions
6 Dreams of a Titan - From Venice To Rome
7 Humanism Baptized - Demonic Images - The Golden Age of Polyphony
8 Emergence of a World Economy - Lutheran Upheaval
9 The Spread of Protestantism - For the Glory of God
10 Dare to Know - New Method for the New Science
11 And All Was Light - The French Way of Enlightenment
12 Britain Enlightened – Germany Lingers
13 The Great Transformation - The Industrial Revolution
14 Listening to Hegel, Reading Beethoven - Interlude
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
4 Field Trip to Istanbul Chora and Hagia Sophia Museums
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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