HIST 206 – History of Civilizations

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HIST 206 – History of Civilizations; Weekly hours: 2+1, ECTS: 5
The fundamental purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the history of civilizations comparatively. During the course, the questions like how the civilizations are evolved, what makes the civilizations etc. will be tried to be answered? The major world civilizations from the start up to the modern period will be studied. Students will be expected to have a general perspective about both the development of human civilization in general and the emergence of distinct traditions, namely the Middle Eastern, the Indian, the Chinese and the Greek-European traditions. The course will provide the students with concise information on which they could build up their advanced courses in later years. Early Civilizations and Their Myths, Mesopotamia – Sumerian civilization, Persian civilization, Ancient Civilizations and Their Philosophies, Indus civilization, Monotheistic Religions, Medieval Ages and Renaissance, The Age of Revolutions, French Revolution, The Age of Industry and Reform, Industrial Revolution, National Revolutions of 1848, The Twentieth Century, Information Age and 21st Century.