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CULTURAL STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM (BACULT)

  Diploma Area Advisor: Faik Kurtulmu,Ayegl Altnay,Hlya Adak

The Cultural Studies Program is committed to addressing the critical relations between culture, power, and history through multi-disciplinary engagement, innovative research, methodological openness, and critical pedagogical practice. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars with a commitment to fostering new ways of analyzing and participating in contemporary cultural dynamics in Turkey and the world at large.

The program covers a wide range of topics and theories, but is particularly strong in gender and sexuality, nationalism and transnationalism, globalization, violence and trauma, memory, law, popular culture, and new media technologies.

Since the program's inception, Cultural Studies at Sabanci University has been at once an intellectual endeavor and a medium of public involvement and engagement, occasioning various opportunities for faculty and students to participate in social and political debates both on- and off-campus. The program's unique focus on critical pedagogical practice affords students the opportunity to carry out original research/writing projects.

SUMMARY OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
University Courses 75 46 -
Required Courses 27 12 -
Core Electives 30 15 5
Area Electives 42 21 7
Free Electives 66 33 11
Faculty Courses - - 5
Total 240 127 -

 

University Courses

From the University Courses listed below, 18 courses and 46 SU credits and75 ECTS credits must be completed.

- All freshman courses (1XX coded courses, including PROJ 102) and SPS 303 are required.

- Only two of the HUM coded courses listed below are required.

(Please visit Foundations Development Directorate web site (fdd.sabanciuniv.edu) for general information about University Courses.)


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     MJC 100 Majors: Informative Course 1 0 FASS
     CIP 101 Civic Involvement Projects I 2 0 CIAD
     ENG 101 Freshman English I 3 3 SL
     MATH 101 Calculus I 6 3 FENS
     NS 101 Science of Nature I 6 4 FENS
     SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 6 3 FASS
     TLL 101 Turkish Language and Literature I 3 2 SL
     ENG 102 Freshman English II 4 3 SL
     MATH 102 Calculus II 6 3 FENS
     NS 102 Science of Nature II 6 4 FENS
     PROJ 102 Project Course 2 3 FENS
     SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 6 3 FASS
     TLL 102 Turkish Language and Literature II 3 2 SL
     HIST 191 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution I 3 2 FASS
     HIST 192 Principles of Atatrk and the History of the Turkish Revolution II 3 2 FASS
     HUM 201 Major Works of Literature - Myths and Archetypes 5 3 FASS
     HUM 202 Major Works of Western Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 203 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 5 3 FASS
     HUM 204 Major Works of Classical Music 5 3 FASS
     HUM 205 Major Works of the Cinema 5 3 FASS
     HUM 206 Major Works of Drama 5 3 FASS
     HUM 211 Major Works of 20th Century Literature 5 3 FASS
     HUM 212 Major Works of Modern Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 214 Major Works of the Opera 5 3 FASS
     HUM 221 Major Works of the Novel 5 3 FASS
     HUM 222 Major Works of Architecture 5 3 FASS
     HUM 224 Major Works of 20th Century Music 5 3 FASS
     HUM 231 Major Works of Poetry 5 3 FASS
     HUM 232 Major Works of Asian Art 5 3 FASS
     HUM 241 Major Works of Short Fiction 5 3 FASS
     SPS 303 Law and Ethics 5 3 FASS
 

Required Courses

All the other courses below are required.

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     ANTH 214 Anthropology as Cultural Critique 6 3 FASS
 * 
CULT 341 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men 6 3 FASS
 * 
LIT 212 Analyzing Text and Context 6 3 FASS
     PROJ 300 Project and Internship 3 0 FASS
 * 
SOC 201 Social Theory 6 3 FASS
 

Core Electives

5 courses from the pool. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Area Elective Course requirements.


  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
 * 
ANTH 255 Local Cultures, Global Forces 6 3 FASS
     CULT 361 Oral History 7 3 FASS
     CULT 391 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 6 3 FASS
     CULT 401 Honors Project 6 3 FASS
     CULT 432 Modernism/Postmodernism 6 3 FASS
     LIT 334 Literary Theory 6 3 FASS
     PHIL 301 Philosophy of Social Sciences 6 3 FASS
 * 
PSY 340 Social Psychology 6 3 FASS
     SOC 300 Sociology of Science 6 3 FASS
 * 
VA 315 Visual Culture 7 3 FASS
 

Area Electives

A minumum of 7 courses from ANTH - CULT - LIT - SOC - FILM coded undergraduate and graduate courses, and courses from the list. At most 2 graduate courses can be taken in the senior year with the advisor's and instructor's approvals. The extra courses taken from this pool are directly counted towards Free Elective Course requirements.

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Free Electives

11 courses offered by the university (excluding "University Courses"). At most 2 of the Begining / Basic level language courses can be used to fulfill the requirements for this area.

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Faculty Courses

  • At least 5 courses should be completed from FENS, FASS and SOM Faculty Courses,
  • At least three of these courses must be from the pool of FASS Faculty Courses,
  • These five courses must be distributed over at least three areas: the FENS and SOM pool of faculty courses counting as seventh and eighth in addition to the six FASS areas.
  • These courses may have been taken while fulfilling the other degree requirements for the program.
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    * Faculty Courses

    **Courses in more than one areas are listed in the area according to order of appearence in Summary of Degree Requirements list. That is, if a course is both area elective and core elective,then it is listed in core elective courses list.

    ***Graduate courses are not listed in undergraduate area requirements even if they are among them.

    ****Since graduation requirements may change dependent to the enrollment year to the University, we advise our students who enrolled at SU in previous years and still continue their education, to track their graduation requirements completion via Information System - Degree Evaluation.