SOC 315 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
History of Revolutions
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
SOC 315
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The basic purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the socioeconomic and political aspects of the ideologies, social movements and revolutions in the World History and examine political transformations and structures stemmed from the revolutions and offer critical views through anlaytical approaches.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to explain the basic terms and conceptions peculiar to the discipline of history and sociology.
  • will be able to explain the ideologies social movements, and revolutions theoretically.
  • will be able to analyze socio-political transformations and structures by causality the developments within the Social Change in the framework of causality and in a comparative perspective.
  • will be able to synthesize the sociological and historical data they obtain directly and objectively.
  • will be able to evaluate the economic, socio-cultural,and political dynamics of the modern world by taking their historical consideration in a comparative approach.
Course Content The course deals with the theories and definitions of Revolutions and covers the ideologies and revolutions in the World History by a comparative approach.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction: The definitions and theories of Revolutions Jack A. Goldstone ed., Revolutions: Theoritical, Comparative and Historical Studies, 2nd. ed, 2002
2 Classic Approach: Manifesto of the Communist Party; The French Revolution and the Growth of the State; Bureaucracy and Revolution Jack A. Goldstone ed., Revolutions: Theoritical, Comparative and Historical Studies, 2nd. ed, 2002
3 The Debate on Modernizaiton: Revolution and Political Order Jack A. Goldstone ed., Revolutions: Theoritical, Comparative and Historical Studies, 2nd. ed, 2002
4 Multicausal Analyses of Revolutions: Peasants and Revolutions; A structural Analysis; Revolutions in Modern Dictatorship Jack A. Goldstone ed., Revolutions: Theoritical, Comparative and Historical Studies, 2nd. ed, 2002
5 The Origins of Revolutions: The French Revolutions Jeremy D. Popkin, A Short History of French Revolution, 5th. Ed., 2009 Jack A. Goldstone ed., Revolutions: Theoritical, Comparative and Historical Studies, 2nd. ed, 2002
6 Midtermexam I
7 The Russian Revolution; Michael D. Richards, Revolutions in World History, 2004
8 The English Revolution Michael D. Richards, Revolutions in World History, 2004
9 The American Revolution: Declaration of Independence Effects of the Revolution Gordon S. Wood, The American Revolution: A History, 2002
10 The Cuban Revolution: Economy and social classes; Revolutionary Cuba; Chronology of major events James Defronzo, Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements, 2nd. ed., 1996
11 II. Midtermexam
12 The Iranian Revolution: Structural Causes of the Iranian Revolution Micheal D. Richards, Revolutions in the World History, 2004 Jack A. Goldstone ed., Revolutions: Theoritical, Comparative and Historical Studies, 2nd. ed, 2002
13 The East European Revolutions of 1989 Jack A. Goldstone ed., Revolutions: Theoritical, Comparative and Historical Studies, 2nd. ed, 2002
14 The consequences of the Revolutions Jack A. Goldstone ed., Revolutions: Theoritical, Comparative and Historical Studies, 2nd. ed, 2002
15 Review of the semester
16 Final exam

 

Course Textbooks the related chapters in the books mentioned
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
60
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
178

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data. X
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them. X
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology X
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field. X
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems. X
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms. X
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines. X
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1) X
9 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance X
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives. X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest