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Code TUR 504
Term 201702
Title Advanced Readings in Turkish for Foreigners II
Faculty School of Languages
Subject Turkish(TUR)
SU Credit 5
ECTS Credit 10.00
Instructor(s) Engin K?l?c,
Language of Instruction Turkish
Level of Course Doctoral
Type of Course Click here to view.
(only for SU students)

This course is a continuation of TUR 403 and aims at students' understanding of modern Turkish texts, namely short stories, poems, articles, essays, and theses written from 1910s up to the present. Readings will cover topics in modern Turkish language, history, literature, society, and politics, and will support students' actual research in Turkish Studies or related fields. Assignments will include: reading of the daily course material; translations from and into Turkish; response papers and essays written in Turkish; work on vocabulary concentration and work on colloquial, idiomatic, and technical phrases.


To help students improve their comprehensive reading and writing skills in Turkish and support their actual research in Turkish Studies or related fields.

Learning Outcome

Students are expected to be able to:

- read and comprehend the selected texts written in various genres (literary works, academic articles, dissertations, chapters from books, newspaper articles, biographies, extracts from encyclopaedias and school textbooks, etc)

- explore the issues regarding the history of modern Turkey, Turkish literature, society, culture and politics

- use Turkish idioms, synonyms, antonyms, every day speech patterns, terminologies

- summarise, evaluate and write response papers in Turkish based on course readings

- translate from and into Turkish

- take part in class discussions by responding to input, listening to others and expressing their own opinions in Turkish

- select and analyze sources and formulate their own perspective in order to prepare a discussion-based presentation

Programme Outcomes
1 Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning
2 Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life.
3 Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs
4 Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments.
5 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English.
6 Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis.
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses.
1 Have knowledge of a comprehensive and integrated picture of contemporary Turkey, including all its promise and problems.
2 Have knowledge of an up-to-date grasp of the overall shape and basic outlines of the country?s history; the complexity of the multiple and often contradictory strands of its culture; the fundamental structures and emerging dynamics of its economy; and the basic setting, enduring legacies as well as shifting realignments of its politics.
3 Have a sensitive appreciation of the possible paths and choices it faces early in the 21st century.
4 Able to Respond to the international demand for knowledge about the history, culture, languages, politics and economy of Turkey.
5 Able to Independently formulate critical research questions, and pursue them into a deepening knowledge of the subject.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 20
Assignment 20
Participation 30