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Course Code: HIST643 Course ID: 4377 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course investigates the roots of the Ottoman people, the development of their empire, the spread of their culture and their impact on early modern Europe. Students examine the reasons why the Ottoman Empire was one of the most successful empires in the history of the world. Starting in a corner of Anatolia with Byzantine and Seljuk lands in the 13th century, the emphasis is on how the Ottomans managed to expand their authority until they controlled territory on three continents: Asia, Europe and Africa until its demise after World War I.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the roots of the Ottoman Empire
  • Analyze the slow success of the Ottomans as they filled a gap created by the weaknesses of the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum
  • Examine how the broader western world reacted to the firm planting of Ottoman power in the Mediterranean after the fall of Constantinople in 1453
  • Consider how the reactions of the European powers to that takeover influenced Ottoman- European relations for centuries
  • Discuss how the rise of the Ottoman Empire was influenced by contacts with the European powers as both entered the modern era
  • Analyze how the fall of the Ottoman Empire was influenced by changing political realities at home and in Europe prior to World War I

A.Weekly Forum Posts (40 percent):

I will post questions and issues for your consideration in some Discussions, while others may be introduced by comments only. You should post comments on the assignment as if you were in a face-to-face seminar, responding intelligently to the readings and the instructor’s remarks. The minimum number of posts per Discussion is three posts—your initial post and replies to two of your classmates’ posts. Reply posts should be substantive (meaning that you should grapple with the questions, issues, previous responses, and use critical thinking skills that reach far beyond the simple “I agree” or “good post”), and engage the topics and challenge colleagues critical thinking skills. They do not have to be negative comments, but should be academically critical. If you are unsure what I mean, contact me. There is no harm in admitting that you do not know something and you can ask questions.

I will reply to some of your postings; those replies will be visible to all students. I may also make comments to you through email, which is for you alone. You must provide shortened citations in your postings and quiotation marks for quoted material. However, you MUST use correct citations and formats in your essay and term paper! Also, if outside readings are referenced, let us know where you get your information.

NOTE: You must enter the appropriate group under the Forum button on the left navigation bar. Post your initial posting in the forum area for your classmates to read and respond to the postings of other classmates.

Please note the due dates for your Forum posts:

  • Your initial forum post is due by Thursday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time.

  • Your responses peers and professor are due by Sunday at 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time

It is expected that everyone to meet those deadlines and late posts will be subject to a reduction in grade. However, if circumstances beyond your control may make it impossible for you to post on time, contact the instructor, preferably ahead of time, so that those circumstances can be taken into consideration when grading your posts.

B.Research Proposal (24 percent):

Your research proposal serves an "advance draft"/planning document that will get you started toward completing your final research paper due Week Eight. For planning purposes, read the assignment instructions for the final Research Paper; to include realizing that your final paper should be between ten and twelve pages (body length, not shorter or longer; which does NOT include your title page [required] and your bibliography [also required]). Key elements to develop in your proposal include: a focused thesis statement; draft structure including issues or lines of support that you intend to research, and a working bibliography, properly formatted, per Chicago style, of seven to ten scholarly resources.

The proposal is due Sunday night of Week Three at 11:55 p.m.

C.Research Paper (36 percent):

The paper will be 8-12 text pages and will include proper notes and bibliography according to the Chicago style (consult MSOE Documentation and Style Guide for guidance). Consult with the instructor regarding your topic and sources.

The paper is due by Sunday night of Week 8 at 11:55 p.m.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the roots of the Ottoman Empire
  • Analyze the slow success of the Ottomans as they filled a gap created by the weaknesses of the Byzantine Empire and the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum
  • Examine how the broader western world reacted to the firm planting of Ottoman power in the Mediterranean after the fall of Constantinople in 1453
  • Consider how the reactions of the European powers to that takeover influenced Ottoman- European relations for centuries
  • Discuss how the rise of the Ottoman Empire was influenced by contacts with the European powers as both entered the modern era
  • Analyze how the fall of the Ottoman Empire was influenced by changing political realities at home and in Europe prior to World War I
Book Title:Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire (Ebook available through the APUS Online Library)
ISBN:9780465023974
Publication Info:Basic Books, Inc. Lib
Author:Finkel, Caroline
Unit Cost:$24.39
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.