Course Catalog


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. Combining the strengths of the humanities and social sciences, the MA Program in Cultural Studies seeks to become a unique center of research and debate on culture and politics in Turkey and the world. It also aims to contribute to the ongoing critical self-reflection of the humanities and the social sciences through local and international initiatives. Particular areas of research include Memory and Cultural Heritage; Conflict, Violence and Trauma; Media, Law and Public Spheres; Nationalism and Transnationalism; and Gender and Sexuality.

The Cultural Studies Program at Sabancı is actively involved in European Union Socrates exchange programs, allowing for the exchange of both faculty and students. There are currently agreements with universities in Denmark, Germany, Holland, Norway and Sweden.

Current projects involving faculty members and students include the TUBITAK-TUBA-YOK Funded Research Project "Gender-based Violence: Analyzing the Problem and the Struggle Against It" and the EU 6th Framework funded EUROSPHERES Project.


Course Category Min. ECTS Credits Min. SU Credits Min. Courses
Term Project 20 - 1
Required Courses 61 12 7
Area Electives 40 12 4
Free Electives 20 6 2
Total 141 30 14


Term Project

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     CULT 505 M.A. Term Project 20 0 FASS

Required Courses

  Course Name ECTS Credits SU Credits Faculty
     CULT 500 Core Issues in Cultural Studies 10 3 FASS
     CULT 501 Core Works in Cultural Studies 10 3 FASS
     CULT 502 Epistemological Foundations of Cultural Analysis 10 3 FASS
     CULT 503 Cultural Analysis Workshop 10 3 FASS
     GR 501S Academic Practices and Development 7 0 FASS
     GR 502S Academic Practices and Development 2 7 0 FASS
     GR 555S Academic Writing for Graduate Students 7 0 FASS

Area Electives

At least 4 courses from ANTH-CULT-LIT coded graduate courses or the course pool below.

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Free Electives

Maximum 6 SU (20 ECTS) credits from FASS and FMAN graduate courses by advisor's approval.

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**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.

***Undergraduate courses are not listed in graduate 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.