• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Cultural Studies, History, Middle East Studies, Central Asia Studies, European Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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Turkey is a country with a vibrant, diverse and dynamic culture and it was the centre to one of the most powerful Empires in history: the Ottoman Empire which controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and Northern Africa till early 20th Century. This course focuses on history and culture in Turkey starting from early-modern period to our time through interrelated themes in relation to the political, social and cultural life. The afterlife and legacy of the Ottoman Empire in the contemporary re-ordering of the nation-state will be assessed and the recent Ottoman revivalism will be contextualised. Weekly themes about contemporary Turkish society will provide a cross-disciplinary understanding of a multicultural, multi-layered and complex society with a rich history and heritage. The students will explore artefacts from Ottoman empire as well as contemporary popular culture case studies from music, soap operas, cinema and television advertisements in their assignments that are embedded in the tutorial discussions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. appraise social change and the vibrant and diverse cultural life that characterise contemporary Turkish society;
  2. identify and discuss the major issues and concepts that underlie Turkish politics, history, people and culture;
  3. utilise concepts of gender, class, ethnicity and religion to explain transition from the Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic;
  4. reflect on the transformation and the legacy of Ottoman state and its people within the wider historical perspective;
  5. research and analyse historical and contemporary artefacts that have relevance to Turkish history and culture.
  6. critically assess current knowledge about Turkey's history, people and society.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  2. Group wiki (500 words x 3) (20) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  3. E-portfolio (250 words x 5) (30) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  4. Review paper (3000 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

No

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed MEAS2003.

Prescribed Texts

None

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3752 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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