Course Title Code Semester L+P (Hour) Credits ECTS
Ataturk's Principles and History of Turkish Revolution  II HIS102 2 2+0 NC 2
Language of Instruction English 
Course Level Bachelor (First Cycle)
Course Type Compulsory
Course Instructor  
Goals The aims of this course are to criticize the reasons of the Ottoman collapse, Balkan Wars, WWI, dynamics of the National Struggle, to get students to explain well the concepts like revolution and reform, to summarize political developments in completed phase of Turkish Revolution and establishment process of new state, Ataturk Revoluitons in the political and social fields.
Content The reforms in the political field, The foundation of the Progressive Republican Party, Sheikh Said Rebellion, declaration of the tranquility law and the attempted assassination of Atatürk, The foundation of the Free Republican Party, The rally of Izmir, closing the party, Menemen and Bursa events, The Constitution of 1924, other constitutions, the developments in the area of law, reforms regarding the regulation of social life and the process of secularization of the Republic of Turkey, Reforms related to education and Culture, İzmir Economic Congress, economic policies in the first years of the Republic, the World Economic Depression in 1929 and its reflection on the statist economic policy agenda of Turkey, and the I. Five-Year Development Program, Turkish foreign policy during the Atatürk period, Kemalist Thought System, its scope and principles, Turkey After Ataturk, Democratic Party’s rule, Turkey's entry to NATO, 27 May 1960 military intervention, Political developments in Turkey during the 1960s and '70s, Domestic political developments in Turkey from September 12 1980 to the present day, Foreign policy of Turkey from 1960 to the present, So-called Armenian genocide allegations and the facts.
Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Student will be able to explain important points in the establishment of Turkish State. 1,2,3,5,13 A,B
Student explains Atatürk's principles. 1,2,3,5,13 A,B
Students will be able to explain the effects on the development of the Republic of Turkey in Europe and worldwide. 1,2,3,5,13 A,B
Student explains the foreign policy pursued during the period of Atatürk. 1,2,3,5,13 A,B
Teaching Methods:  1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Drilland Practice, 5: Demonstration, 6: Motivations to Show, 7: Role Playing, 8: Group Study, 9: Simulation, 10: Brain Storming, 11: Case Study, 12: Lab / Workshop, 13: Self Study, 14: Problem Solving, 15: Project Based Learning, 16: Undefined
Assessment Methods:  A: Testing, B: Oral Exam, C: Homework, D: Project / Design, E: Performance Task,           F: Portfolio, G: Undefined
Week Topics Study Materials
1 The reforms in the political sphere.  
2 Foundation of Progressive Republican Party, Sheikh Sait Rebellion, Takrir-i Sükûn law and attempted assassination of Atatürk.  
3 Establishment of the Free Republican Party, Izmir meeting, closure of the bakery, Menemen and Bursa events.  
4 Constitution of 1924, other constitutions, the developments in the legal field, the process of secularization reforms and the Republic of Turkey relating to the regulation of social life.   
5 Reforms in the field of education and culture, developments in the field of health.  
6 İzmir Economic Congress, Economic policy in the first years of the Republic.  
7 İzmir Economic Congress, Economic policy in the first years of the Republic - continued.  
8 Definition and scope of Kemalist Thought System, Atatürk's Principles.  
9 Turkey After Ataturk.  
10 The Democratic Party's rule, Turkey's entry to NATO military intervention, 27 May 1960.  
11 Political developments in Turkey during the 1960s and 70s.  
12 September 12, 1980 from the present internal political developments in Turkey.  
13 Turkey's foreign policy since 1960, the so-called Armenian genocide allegations and the facts.  
14 An overview  
Textbook 1. Fatma ACUN, Atatürk ve Türk İnkılâp Tarihi
Additional Resources 1. Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK, Nutuk
2. Lord KINROSS, Atatürk
3. Mehmet ALPARGU, Atatürk İlkeleri ve Türk İnkılâp Tarihi, Gündüz Yayıncılık
4. Fahir ARMAOĞLU, 20. Yüzyıl Siyasî Tarihi, Timaş Yayınları
5. Şevket Süreyya AYDEMİR, Tek Adam, C. II-III, Remzi Kitapevi
6. Falih Rıfkı ATAY, Çankaya, Pozitif Yayınları
7. Sinan MEYDAN, Cumhuriyet Tarihi Yalanları
Documents 1-8 Weeks  
Exam Questions  
9-14 Weeks  
Assignments Homeworks  
Exams Date of Exams  
Date of Quizzes  
Mid-terms 1 40
Quiz 0 0
Assignments 0 0
Projects 0 0
Total 40
Total 100
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 Knowledge on mathematics, science and basic engineering areas and ability to transform this knowledge to application 1
2 Knowledge on the basic principles of computer engineering and ability to identify, model and solve the problems on this area 1
3 Knowledge on information Technologies and ability to actively use these technologies 1
4 Ability to design experiment, to collect data, to conduct experiments, to analyze and review the results of the experiments in his/her area 1
5 Ability to use modern engineering tools and methods in problem solutions and applications 1
6 Ability to design a system and a system component or a process to meet required specifications and ability to apply this design 3
7 Ability to work in teams from his/her area or in multidisciplinary teams 4
8 Ability to explore the resources to access the information, to use the databases and other information sources 4
9 Awareness for the requirement of life-long learning and ability to renew himself/herself by the application of life-long learning   4
10 Have information about project management, risk management, change management entrepreneurship, and innovation  3
11 Ability to be effective in communication 5
12 Acquisition of specialties as professional self-confidence, behaving independently and creativity 2
13 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility 3
Contribution: 1: Very-Low, 2: Low, 3: Mid, 4:High, 5:Very-High
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload (Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Assignments 0 0 0
Prject 0 0 0
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Performance Task (Laboratory) 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 2 2
Total Work Load 68
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 2
ECTS Credit of the Course 2