WHAT CAN I DO AFTER I GRADUATE FROM THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT?
The History Department gives students a broad knowledge of history and a perspective on both Turkey and the world. The History Department provides history courses on Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey, Russia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Balkans in addition to Greek, Latin, and Ottoman languages. Students wishing to learn the Ottoman paleography are provided with the opportunity to participate in the Harvard-Koç University Summer School in Ayvalık. Students can take courses from the Department of Archeology and Art History in the areas of Mediterranean, European and Middle Eastern archeology, and the history of art and architecture. In addition, elective courses such as the history of ideologies, social gender, culture, and politics are also provided. Since many courses are joint courses with the Departments of Archeology and Art History, Sociology, Economics, and International Relations, History Department students have an easier time completing double major or minor programs. Students in the History Department can benefit from the rich library of the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED), participate in conferences and seminars, and learn from the expertise of researchers from foreign countries.
THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ACADEMIC:
Assoc. Prof. Alexis Rappas, Faculty Member of the History Department
My research focuses on two topics. The first is to explore the colonial policies of the United Kingdom, France and Italy in Cyprus, Syria and Rhodes. The second of my current research topics is the property management of these countries in their colonies. I particularly study European countries’ interpretations of Ottoman property law and the effect of these laws on colonial management. In my classes, I try to present history as a living science, since history is a branch of science that does not give ultimate answers, but invites critical analysis, and discovers powers that affect us through literature and media channels including movies. I see my classes as a meeting point with my future colleagues. It is very important for me to introduce various approaches to students and to help them develop an academic identity.
THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A GRADUATE:
Kerem Tınaz, 2010 Graduate from the Department of History
Although I continued my education at another university after graduation, I still say Koç University is “my university” and this is a sign of my bond with this school. My university was valuable for me for many reasons. The social opportunities it offered gave me new experiences and skills. Faculty members’ doors were always open for me, and they offered me educational opportunities that broadened my horizons. I had five wonderful years on a campus surrounded by nature. I completed my master’s degree in modern Middle Eastern studies in two years at Oxford University, and I’m continuing my PhD studies on the late Ottoman period in the same school. Looking back, I will always happily and gratefully remember every moment I spent at Koç University over those five years.
WORKING AREAS FOR DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY GRADUATES
The companies and industries above mentioned are the ones our Koç Üniversitesi History Department Graduates are currently working and has also the possibility to work
COMPANIES, CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS
The companies and industries above mentioned involves current and possible examples of Koç Üniversitesi History Department Graduates are currently working / continuing their education.
Possibilities are not limited within the list.