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Course Code: 
COMM 222
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The course aims to make students gain a critical understanding of the major social, economic, cultural, and political developments that occurred across the world in the 20th century, and to render them able to comprehend the today’s world from a historical perspective.
Course Content: 

This course surveys the major global political, social, economic and cultural developments from the 20th century. The topics covered include the legacy of the 19th century and of colonialism, the Russian Revolution of 1917, the First World War and the restructuring of the global political landscape, the economic and political crises of the 1920s and the 1930s in parallel to the rise of authoritarian regimes, the origins and results of the World War II, and the Cold War and its afterwards.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture; 2: Interactive Lecture; 15: Homework
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing; C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1. The student knows the major developments in modern world history. 

1, 3, 9, 10

1, 2, 15

A, C

2.  The student evaluates the major developments in modern world history from a critical perspective. 

1, 3, 9, 10

1, 2, 15

A, C

3. The student approaches contemporary social, cultural, economic, and political developments from a historical perspective.

2, 3, 5, 9, 10

1, 2, 15

A, C

4. The student approaches the development of public relations from a critical-historical perspective.

2, 3, 5, 9, 10

1, 2, 15

A, C

 
 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Industrial Revolution

Hobsbawm (1999), parts 1.1 & 1.2

2

French Revolution

Hobsbawm (1999), part 1.3

3

Legacy of the 19th Century

Hobsbawm (1999), parts 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, & 1.7

4

The Age of Imperialism

Hobsbawm (1987), parts 1, 2, &3

5

The Dawn of the 20th Century: Constitutionalist Revolutions in the East

Hobsbawm (1987), part 12

6

World War I: Reasons & Major Developments

Hobsbawm (1987),  part 13

7

World War I: Outcomes

Hobsbawm (1994), part 1.1

8

Midterm

 

9

1917 October Revolution

Hobsbawm (1994), part 1.2

10

The 1920s and Great Depression

Hobsbawm (1994), part 1.3

11

The Rise of Authoritarian Regimes and Fascism in the 1930s

Hobsbawm (1994), part 1.4

12

World War II: Reasons & Major Developments

Hobsbawm (1994), part 1.5

13

World War II: Outcomes

Hobsbawm (1994), part 1.7

14

Cold War

Hobsbawm (1994), part 1.8

15

Review and Wrap-up for the Final

 

16

Final

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

Hobsbawm, E. (1994). The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century (1914 – 1991). London: Abacus.

Hobsbawm, E. (1999). The Age of Revolution: Europe 1789-1848. London: Abacus.

Hobsbawm, E. (1987). The Age of Empire: 1875-1914. London: Wiedefeld & Nicholson.

Additional Resources

BBCC  BBC Documentary: History of the World, Episodes 6, 7, & 8.

 
 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Assignments

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Exams

 

 
 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Assignment

1

40

Midterm

1

60

Total

2

100

Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade

1

50

Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade

 2

50

Total

 3

100

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM OUTCOMES

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

S/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations

 

x

 

 

 

2

S/he knows the research methods and techniques that are related to the field of public relations.

 

x

 

 

 

3

S/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. He/she comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.

 

 

 

 

x

4

S/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.

x

 

 

 

 

5

S/he has the digital competencies that are required by the field.

 

 

x

 

 

6

S/he has the ability of creative thinking that is required by the field of public relations.

x

 

 

 

 

7

S/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessment that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.

x

 

 

 

 

8

S/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork. 

x

 

 

 

 

9

S/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.

 

 

 

 

x

10

S/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules.

 

 

 

 

x

 
 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration

14

3

42

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

14

4

56

Midterm

1

3

3

Assignments

1

15

10

Final examination

1

3

3

Total Work Load

 

 

114

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4.56

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5