HIST202 History of the Balkans

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
HIST202 History of the Balkans 3 0 6 Tuesdays 13:00-15:00 / Thursdays 11:00-11:50
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Aliye Fatma Mataraci Office Hours Schedule Tuesdays 16:00-17:00 / Thursdays 10:00-11:00
E-mail amataraci@ius.edu.ba
Phone 38733957480 Office / Room No A F2.18
Assistant
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Course Objectives This course provides a thematic historical survey of the formative processes of political, social and economic change which have played paramount roles in shaping the evolution and development of the Balkans. The main themes covered include: geographical and linguistic conceptions of the Balkans; the Balkans in ancient, medieval and early modern times; the legacies of Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire; the impact of the region’s powerful Russian and Germanic neighbours; the emergence of the Eastern Question; the emergence of Balkan national states.
Textbook Bideleux & Jeffries, R. & I. (2007). A History of Eastern Europe: Crisis and Change. New York: Routledge. Barbara Jelavich. History of the Balkans: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Vol. 1, Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1983
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explain and discuss both primary and secondary sources related with the history of Balkans
  2. Analyze Balkan history in historical, socio-economic, cultural and religious contexts
  3. Explain history of the Balkans; its main events and themes
  4. Discuss the impacts of the legacies of Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire and the Habsburg Empire on the Balkans
  5. Explain the emergence of the Eastern Question and the Balkan national states
Teaching Methods Lectures, class discussions, quizzes, screenings, written assignments and class presentations
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to the course, expectations and requirements
Week 2 Geographical and Linguistic Conceptions of the Balkans Textbook, Introduction, Section 1
Week 3 The Balkan Peninsula in the Graeco-Roman Period Textbook, Part 1, Section 2
Week 4 The Byzantine Ascendancy and Its Impact, AD 395-1204. Student Presentations Textbook, Part 1, Section 3
Week 5 The Crusades, the Emergence of South Slav Polities and the Decline of Byzantium, 1095-1453. Quiz 1. Textbook, Part 1, Section 4
Week 6 The Rise of the Ottoman State in the Balkans, 1326-1453. Student Presentations. Textbook, Part 1, Section 5
Week 7 The Balkans during the Heyday of the Ottoman Power, 1453-1686. Student Presentations. Textbook, Part 1, Section 6
Week 8 Midterm Exam
Week 9 The Balkans during the Waning of the Ottoman Power, 1687-1921. Student Presentations Textbook, Part 1, Section 7
Week 10 The Balkans during the Waning of the Ottoman Power (cont.) Student Presentations Textbook, Part 1, Section 7
Week 11 The Emergence of Balkan National States, 1817-1913. Quiz 2 Textbook, Part 1, Section 8
Week 12 The National Issue in the Habsburg Empire. Student Presentations. Barbara Jelavich, Chapter 6
Week 13 The Great Powers and the “Eastern Question”. Student Presentations Barbara Jelavich, Chapter 7
Week 14 The Cataclysmic Impact of War on the Balkans, 1912–18.Written assignment Textbook, Part 1, Section 9
Week 15 Review and discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term Exam 1 30
Response Paper 1 10
Presentation 1 10
Quiz 2 20
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 In-term Exam Study 15 1 15
Written Assignment 5 1 5 Final Exam Study 20 1 20
Quiz 5 2 10 Presentation 10 1 10
Home Study 3 15 45
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 08/10/2019
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