COURSE INFORMATION
Course Title: POLITICAL AND DIPLOMATIC HISTORY
Code Course Type Regular Semester Lecture Recit. Lab Credits ECTS
PIR 133 B 1 - - - 3 5
Lecturer and Office Hours: Niuton Mulleti
Teaching Assistant(s) and Office Hours: -
Language: English
Compulsory/Elective: Compulsory
Classroom and Meeting Time: N/A
Course Description: -
Course Objectives: This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to European history with a particular emphasis on the period until the end of the Cold War.
COURSE OUTLINE
Week Topics
1 General outline of the course. Discipline of political history. American struggle of independence.
2 French Revolution and its effects (1789-1815).
3 Congress of Vienna, the Concert of Europe, aftermath of the Congress of Vienna.
4 1830 and 1848 Revolutions. Unification of Germany and Italy. QUIZ
5 Imperialism and Colonialism. European Diplomacy before World War I.
6 Holiday
7 Origins of World War I and its effects
8 MIDTERM
9 October Revolution. Great Depression. Collective security and the role of the League of Nations. Hitler and the demise of the Treaty of Versailles.
10 World War II and its effects on world politics.
11 Beginning of Cold War. Containment policy.
12 Suez crisis. Hungarian revolution. Vietnam War.
13 Detente and its effects on world politics.
14 Collapse of Communism and end of the Cold War.
Prerequisite(s): No
Textbook: Kissinger, Henry. Diplomacy. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1994. Hobsbawn, Eric. The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848. London: Peter Smith Pub Inc., 1999.
Other References: Hobsbawn, Eric. The Age of Capital: 1848-1875. New York: Vintage Books, 1996. Hobsbawn, Eric. The Age of Empire: 1875-1914. New York: Vintage Books, 1989. Hobsbawn, Eric. The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century, 1914-1991. New York: Vintage Books, 1994
Laboratory Work: N/A
Computer Usage: N/A
Others: No
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
1 Use the knowledge from the various recent scientific sources in the subject of Political and Diplomatic History.
2 Evaluate the concepts, ideas and data about the Political and Diplomatic History by scientific methods.
3 Designate and analyze the complex events, progresses and subjects related with the Political and Diplomatic History.
4 Develop suggestions based on cases and investigations in accordance with the issues related with Political and Diplomatic History.
5 Analyze the gathered knowledge and idea about the recent subjects and issues with its historical, social and cultural dimensions.
COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO... PROGRAM COMPETENCIES
(Blank : no contribution, 1: least contribution ... 5: highest contribution)
No Program Competencies Cont.
COURSE EVALUATION METHOD
Method Quantity Percentage
Midterm Exam(s)
1
25
Quiz
1
15
Final Exam
1
50
Attendance
10
Total Percent: 100%
ECTS (ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD)
Activities Quantity Duration(Hours) Total Workload(Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2.5 40
Mid-terms 1 17 17
Assignments
Final examination 1 20 20
Other 0
Total Work Load:
125
Total Work Load/25(h):
5
ECTS Credit of the Course:
5