Turkish Language and Literature
Department endorses an educational strategy that avoids rote learning, favoring
instead innovative ideas and new pedagogical developments to be incorporated
into teaching methods. At the same time, the course of study in Turkish language
and literature, in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, fully conforms
with the guidelines of the Turkish Board of Higher Education (Y÷K).
As regards language component of
the program, Turkish and all related dialects and varieties are examined from
both synchronic and diachronic perspectives.
As regards literature component,
the program covers all periods of Turkish literature. In addition, folk
literature, world literature, and literatures of newly established Turkish
states as well as that of the Turkish Cypriots from part of the curriculum.
In order to pave the way and
form a sound foundation to the understanding of Turkish with its language and
literature, courses such as Written and Oral Communication, different types of
texts, and Ottoman Turkish are offered during the freshman year.
English, computer courses and
other electives are also offered to enable the students to keep abreast with the
demands of the new century.
Students can apply to the
graduate program at the beginning of every semester.
AND LITERATURE (M.A)
The Department of Turkish
Language and Literature aims to provide a comprehensive education in Turkish
Language, literature culture and folklore. The graduate program has been
designed in accordance with the most recent international trends in literary
studies. Students who are admitted to the graduate program undertake
comprehensive instruction in a variety of fields which include Turkish
linguistic, literature and the developing history of the language itself.
Students will also be introduced to proper research methods in order to prepare
them for independent research. Students who undertake the departmentís graduate
program will be suited to employment in the teaching world, in either the
private or public sectors which involve cultural activity, in the publishing
field or (due to their knowledge of Ottoman history language and script) in
archive, library and research institutions.