INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2015-2016

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
IRES 105 History of World Politics Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 2 + 1 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ešref Kenan Rašidagić, Assoc. Prof. Dr. prof.dr. Ešref Kenan Rašidagić Ešref Kenan Rašidagić, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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History of international relations from the French Revolution to the outbreak of the Second World War; with due emphasis on the development and changes in the European balance of power system, imperialism, and nationalism.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Acquainting students with the history of international relations from the birth of the modern states in the 17th century to the outbreak of the Second World War; with due emphasis on the development and changes in the European balance of power system, imperialism, and nationalism.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to history of the world
  2. The growth of European dominance starting with the late 15th century, which ushered in the birth of modern state
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  4. The French Revolution and its ramifications in the transformation of world politics
  5. The rise and development of colonialism/imperialism in world politics
  6. The 19th century arena of world politics: Industrial Revolution and its relevance
  7. The 19th century arena of world politics: nationalism and its consequences, with due reference to the German and Italian unification
  8. The 19th century arena of world politics: the developments beyond the central Europe
  9. The Bismarckian system of alliances in the late 19th century
  10. The arena of world politics in the early 20th century: the main characteristics of political changes on the road to the First Great War
  11. The causes and immediate consequences of the World War I
  12. The restructuring of the world of states and international politics after the War
  13. Inter-state relations and the efforts for preserving the peace in the interwar period
  14. Political developments on the road to the Second Great War
  15. The course of events during the World War II

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Quiz125
    Midterm Exam(s)110
    Term Paper25
    Final Exam140
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • Arrange equipping students with the knowledge on world history needed for an understanding of the later and ongoing course of international affairs
    • Analyze proper understanding of one\\\\\\\\
    • Analyze event shaping the world politics in the 20th century
    • Evaluate the causes and outcome of the First and Second World War
    • Provide the opportunity for students to study historical development of local and regional societies
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Steven L. Spiegel & Fred L. Wehling, World Politics in a New Era (Fortworth, TX: 2nd ed., Harcourt Brace College Publishers

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
    Final Examination(1 week) 0
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination 0
    Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 0
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0