THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: FOURTEENTH TO TWENTIETH CENTURIES

MDS3OTT

Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline

This Humanities subject combines the study of Ottoman and Turkish history with summer-semester foreign travel in the Marmara region of Turkey. Students choose between scores of topics exploring the cultural, architectural and political history of the Ottomans from the Fourteenth Century to the Kemalist Republic. At Marmara-region historic sites in Turkey -- including Gallipoli and the Ottoman capitals, Bursa, Edirne and Istanbul --students examine seven key periods of Ottoman history: the early Ottomans, the conquest of Constantinople, the era of Suleyman the Magnificent, the eighteenth-century 'Tulip Age', nineteenth-century Europeanization and reform, and the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 and its tragic aftermaths. Note: availability of this unit (to Australian students) may be subject to advice drawn from Commonwealth travel safety notices. Students enrol in the subject just like any other La Trobe subject, but they must also register their interest with the travel provider, Australians Studying Abroad and with the subject coordinator. Participants may qualify for a LTU Study-Abroad subsidy or OS-FEE-HELP.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of first year history or co-ordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS2OTT, HIS3OTT and MDS2OTT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject will only be offered with sufficient enrolments and may be cancelled at anytime if minimum enrolments are not met. A maximum 40 students may enrol in this subject,

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsA Social History of Ottoman IstanbulPreliminaryBoyar, E & Fleet, KCAMBRIDGE 2010
ReadingsOttoman empire and Islamic tradition,PreliminaryItzkowitz, N.PHOENIX 1980
ReadingsConstantinople - City of the World's DesirePreliminaryMansel, PJOHN MURRAY 1995
ReadingsThe Ottoman Empire - A Short HistoryPreliminaryFaroqhi, SMARCUS WEINER 2009

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assimilate historians' lines of arguments and use of visual and textual sources in relation a particular historical problem, placing all in their contexts.

Activities:
Two 2000-word essays, a 2-hour test, and two 7-minute oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

02. Discuss disciplinary skills as articulated in readings and as modelled in lectures.

Activities:
Two 2000-word essays, a 2-hour test, and two 7-minute oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

03. Identify some ways historians show continuity and change the contexts in a past.

Activities:
Two 2000-word essays, a 2-hour test, and two 7-minute oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

04. Investigate a small historical topic and frame a response in any one of a variety of history genres.

Activities:
Two 2000-word essays and two 7-minute oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

05. Present a properly-referenced talk or multimedia project using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past.

Activities:
Two 7-minute oral presentations
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

06. Write properly-referenced essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of a past, including an annotated bibliography.

Activities:
Two 2000-word essays, and a 2-hour test
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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