HSS Courses

Students who have started the Civil Engineering program in Fall 2017 or later may register to only the following four courses to satisfy the HSS requirements,starting with Spring 2019:

HUM 101 Cultural Encounters I

HUM 102 Cultural Encounters II

HIST 105 The Making of the Modern World I

HIST 106 The Making of the Modern World II


For students that have started the Civil Engineering program before Fall 2017, the following HSS list is valid until Fall 2021:

All undergraduate students are required to take either HUM 101 or HUM 102 as one of their HSS courses.

The second HSS course may be selected from amongst the following courses offered by various programs. (LAST UPDATE: 10/05/2017)


HIST 101-102 Historical Method and Thought I,II

HIST 111 Introduction to Western European, Mediterranean, and Islamic Civilizations (from Antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages)

HIST 112 Western Societies, Politics, and Cultures: Renaissance to Modern Era

HIST 221 Pre-Ottoman Turkish History

HIST 222 Ottoman History:The Classic Period

HIST 321 Late Ottoman History

HIST 322 History of Modern Turkey

HIST 401- 402 Historiography I,II

HIST 105 -106 Making of the Modern World I,II

HIST 203 -204 Introduction to Archaeology

HIST 211 -212 Ancient History

HIST 213 -214 Social and Economic History of Medieval Europe (500-1500)

HIST 231 -232 Islamic History and Civilization

HIST 310 History of the Americas, 1750 to the Present

HIST 311-312 European Social and Economic History

HIST 313 -314 History of Asian Civilization I,II

HIST 323 Intellectual History of the Late Ottoman Empire

HIST 325- 326 History of the Turkic Peoples

HIST 335 -336 History of the Byzantine Empire

HIST 403 History and Anthropology

HIST 404 History and Archaeology

HIST 407 History and Architecture

HIST 408 History and Urbanism

HIST 411 Nationalism and Imperialsm 1789-1914

HIST 412 History of War and Revolution 1900-1945

HIST 415 -416 Seminer in Ottoman History

HIST 421-422 Ottoman Social and Economic History

HIST 431-432 Chinese History

HIST 433-434 Japanese History

HIST 451 Ottoman Architecture

HIST 452 Architecture in Republican Turkey

HIST 455-456 History of Performing Arts in Turkey



PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy I

PHIL 104 Critical Thinking

PHIL 106 Philosophical Texts

PHIL 111 Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 112 Introduction to Modern Philosophy

PHIL 213 Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 214 Philosophy in the Middle Ages

PHIL 222 Philosophy of Science

PHIL 251 Special Topics in Logic

PHIL 273 Epistemology

PHIL 284 Free Will and Determinism

PHIL 301 Problems of Contemporary Philosophy

PHIL 302 Continental Philosophy

PHIL 313 History of Modern Philosophy I

PHIL 314 History of Modern Philosophy II

PHIL 339 Philosophy of Logic

PHIL 341 Ethics

PHIL 342 The Problem of Perception

PHIL 351 Philosophy of History

PHIL 354 Social and Political Philosophy

PHIL 357 Philosophy of Socaial Sciences

PHIL 361 Natural Philosophy

PHIL 371 Philosophical Logic

PHIL 372 Philosophy of Language

PHIL 375 Philosophy of Mind

PHIL 380 Philosophy of Action

PHIL 382 Ontology

PHIL 390 Philosophical Schools

PHIL 400 Current Issues in Philosophy

PHIL 412 Advanced History of Philosophy

PHIL 420 Advanced Philosophy of Science

PHIL 431 Inductive Logic

PHIL 451 Human Rights and Philosophy of Law

PHIL 461 Esthetics

PHIL 470 Philosophy of Mathematics

PHIL 490 Philosophy of Physics

PHIL 491 History of Turco-Islamic Thought



PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

PSY 102 Essentials of Psychology

PSY 228 Cognitive Psychology

PSY 338 Psychology of Adolescence

PSY 241 Social Psychology

PSY 242 Social Influences

PSY 351 Psychology of Personality

PSY 377 Physiological Psychology

PSY 411 Theories in Psychology

PSY 427 Advanced Learning

PSY 448 Practical Applications in Psychology

PSY 463 Abnormal Psychology

PSY 464 Clinical Psychology

PSY 493- 494- 495- 496-497- 498 Selected Topics in Psychology I-IV



SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology

SOC 106 Sociological Perspectives

SOC 221 Social Change and Development

SOC 227 Sociology of Small Groups

SOC 272 Culture and Society

SOC 281 Social Anthropology

SOC 282 Peasant Studies

SOC 284 Economic Anthropology

SOC 285 Family and Kinship

SOC 320 Sociology of Organizations

SOC 340 Economy and Society in Camparative Perspective

SOC 341 Advanced Industrial Societies

SOC 342 Political Sociology

SOC 343 State and Society in Comparative Perspective

SOC 360 Society and Environment

SOC 368 Sociology of Health

SOC 371 History of Sociology Theory

SOC 373 Issues in Sociological Theory

SOC 387 Urban Antropology

SOC 430 Sociological Thought in Turkey

SOC 435 Contemporary Issues in Turkey

SOC 453 Communication and Media Studies

SOC 455 Post-Industrial/Post-Modern Debate

SOC 462 Sociology of Gender

SOC 465 Selected Topics in demography

SOC 471 Advanced Issues in Social Theory

SOC 472 Contemporary Social Theories

SOC 480- 481 Issues in Contemporary Anthropology I, II

SOC 482 Sociology of Religion

SOC 485- 486 Regional Studies I,II

SOC 490-496- 497- 498- 499 Directed Research and Readings, I,II,III, IV, V

SOC 491- 492- 493- 494-495 Specialization Seminar I,II,III, IV, V



AL 201Survey of American Literature

AL 301 American Poetry-Bradstreet to Dickinson

AL 302 Twentieth Century American Poetry

AL 304 The American Novel

AL 305 The Modern American Novel

AL 499 Special Topics in American Literature

CL 103 Classical Literature

CL 211 Introduction to the Novel and The Short Story

CL 300 The Epic

CL 301 The Medieval World

CL 302 Folk Literature

CL 303-304 The European Novel I, II

CL 311 Mythology

CL 401- 402 Literary Criticism I,II

CL 499 Special Topics in Comparative Literature

CL 451 Narrative Forms and Techniques

CL 452 Analysis of Poetry

CL 453 Satire

DRA 202 Introduction to Drama

DRA 204 Modern Drama

DRA 301 The Drama of Greece and Rome

DRA 304 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Drama

DRA 311 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

DRA 401 American Drama

DRA 451 Tragedy and Comedy

EL 101-102 Survey of English Literature I,II

EL 112 Cultural History of England

EL 202 The Sixteenth Century

EL 205 The English Novel

EL 301 The Seventeenth Century

EL 302 The Augustan Age

EL 304 The Earlier English Romantics

EL 307 Modern English Novel

EL 309 The Later English Romantics

EL 310 Chaucer

EL 311-312 Shakespeare in his Age I,II

EL 401 Studies in Shakespeare

EL 499 Special Topics in English Literature

EL 405 Victorian Poetry and Prose

EL 408 Modern English Poetry

ENGL 201 Structure of Modern English

ENGL 302 Sources and Development of Modern English

ENGL 311 History of The English Language I

FA 343- 344 Cinema as Art Form and Communication Medium I,II

FA 201Anatolian Arts and Cultures from Prehistoric Times to the End of the Classical Ages I

FA 202 Anatolian Arts and Cultures from Prehistoric Times to the End of the Classical Ages II 

FA 311 A General History of European Painting and Sculpture I

FA 312 A General History of European Painting and Sculpture II

FA 323- 324 History of Turkish Painting I,II

FA 325 Western Painting in the Nineteenth Century

FA 326 Western Painting in the Twentieth Century

FA 351- 352 The Play and the Stage I,II

FA 341- 342 Art of Our Times: The History and Criticism of Recent International Art

FA 343-344 Photography in the Artistic Context: History and Criticism I,II

FA 441- 442 History of Painting and Sculpture in the U.S.A. I,II



EC 210 Evolution of World Economy

EC 211 Contemporary World Economy (20th Century)

EC 312 Comparative Schools of Thought in Economics

EC 475 European Union, The Costums Union and Turkey

EC 310 Economic History of Europe

EC 311 Economic History of the Ottoman Empire

EC 315 Economic History of Turkey



POLS 101 Introduction to Political Science

POLS 102 Constitutional and Administrative Law

POLS 201 History of Political Thought I

POLS 202 History of Political Thought II

POLS 306 contemporary Political Ideologies

POLS 217 Diplomatic History I

POLS 218 Diplomatic History II

POLS 245 Introduction to Turksih Politics

POLS 315 Comparative Political Siystems

POLS 316 Comparative Politics

POLS 332 Political Sociology

POLS 341 Introduction to International Relations

POLS 348 Problems and Issues in Turkish Politics

POLS 413 Comparative Party Systems and Interest Groups

POLS 420 International Political Economy

POLS 251 Introduction to Political Economy

POLS 252 Social Policy

POLS 261 Politics and Law

POLS 304 Development of Contemporary Democracies

POLS 305 Politics of Nationalism and Ethnicity

POLS 308 Politics in Developing Countries

POLS 313 American Politics and Society Through Literature

POLS 317 Politics and Society in the Middle East

POLS 320 Politics in Asia and the Pacific

POLS 322 Japanese Politcal and Economic Dynamics

POLS 405 Communications and Politic

POLS 409 Comtemporary American Politics

POLS 410 Political Behavior

POLS 411 American Government

POLS 417 From Weimar to Berlin

POLS 419 Eastern European Politics

POLS 421 Comperative State and Bureaucracy

POLS 423 Comparative Political Economy

POLS 425 Politics of Caucasus and Central Asia

POLS 426 Balkan Politics

POLS 427 Environment and Politics

POLS 433 Public Policy

POLS 453 Comparative and International Politics of the Middle East

POLS 468 Comparative Politics of Small States

POLS 338 Turkish Foreign Policy

POLS 346 International Organizations

POLS 435 Issues In Turkish Foreign Policy

POLS 437 Diplomatic Correspondence

POLS 438 Diplomatic Negotiations

POLS 439 Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Analysis

POLS 440 Current Issues In World Politics

POLS 442 Theories of International Relations

POLS 443 Strategic Studies

POLS 444 Middle East In World Politics

POLS 445 European Integration

POLS 446 European Security

POLS 447 Soviet Successor States In World Politics

POLS 449 International Conflict Analysis

POLS 454 The Black Sea In World Politics

POLS 455 North-South Relations

POLS 463 International Law

POLS 464 The Law of International Institutions

POLS 312 Major Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Politics

POLS 328 Classical Social Theory

POLS 336 Great Theoristis and Political Theory

POLS 337 Sociology of Law

POLS 404 Religion And Society

POLS 408 Democratic Theory

POLS 415 Political Psychology

POLS 416 Literature and Politics

POLS 466 Human Rights: Theory and Practice

POLS 471 Current Debates in Social and Political Theory

POLS 473 Philosophy of Social Sciences

POLS 474 Islam and Politics

POLS 475 Gender and Politics

POLS 483 Selected Topics In Political Theory

POLS 247 Administrative Law

POLS 309 Political Economy of Contemporary Turkey

POLS 318 State And Bureaucracy In Turkey

POLS 451 Ottoman Political And Social Institutions

POLS 480- 481 Field Research Workshop I,II



GER 401- 402 20th Century German Literature I,II

GER 421 Modern German Literature I

GER 422 Modern German Literature I,II

FR 401 Modern French Literature I

FR 402 Modern French Literature II

FR 421 French Civilization I

FR 422 French Civilization II



PA 393 Art and Architecture of Historical Capitals

PA 395 Art and Architecture of Historical Capitals

PA 396 Art and Architecture of Ancient Anatolia



ATA 501 Sources, Methods and Approaches in Turkish History

ATA 502 Legal Reforms in Turkish History

ATA 510 Economic and Social History of Turkey.

ATA 513 Turkish Social and Political Thought

ATA 515 Economic and Social History of the Middle East since 1800

ATA 516 The Contemporary Turkic World

ATA 517 Political Modernization in Turkey: the Late Ottoman Background

ATA 518 Political Modernization in Turkey: the Republican Era

ATA 520 Political Economy of the Middle East and Central Asia

ATA 524 Foreign Policy of the Republic

ATA 526 History of the Balkans from the Ottoman Period to the Present

ATA 527 Current Issues in the Balkans and Turkey

ATA 528 Imperial Russia 1725-1917

ATA 529 19th Century Russian Intellectual History

ATA 530 History of the Soviet Union

ATA 531 Social History of Late Ottoman/Turkish Art and

ATA 532 Social History of Art and Literature in the Republican Era

ATA 533 History of Eastern Europe