Cultural History Final

TOROS UNIVERSITY DEPT. of TRANSLATION & INTERPRETATION

 

MTB 107 HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION I

2019 FALL

 

Prof. Dr. Mustafa Aksan

 

COURSE OUTLINE

 

Date Topic
Sep. 11 Introduction, course objectives
Sep. 18 Human origins
Sep. 25 The foundations of civilization
Oct. 02 Ancient civilizations
Oct. 09 The great empires, East and West
Oct.16 The Medieval World
Oct. 23 The signing of Magna Carta
Oct. 30 The early modern Era
Nov. 06 Midterm Exam
Nov. 13 Plantations and slavery
Nov. 20 Changing societies
Nov. 27 The Gettysburg address
Dec. 04 The modern world
Dec. 11 The cultural revolution
Dec. 17 Review of the course topics

 

 

Coursebook : The History Book, London: Penguin Random House, 2016.

Contributors: Reg Grant, Fiona Coward, Thomas Gussans, Joel Levy, Philip Parker, Sally Regan and Philip Wilkinson

 

This is a two-term course. The Fall term will cover significant eras of civilization and their impact on our current understanding of human culture.

The Spring term will introduce fundamental texts of civilization that had played an important role in the course of cultural evolution.