Courses for Spring 2020

  • Introduction to Turkish

    This is the second semester of a proficiency oriented introductory course to Turkish Language and Culture. It adopts an integrated skills approach and is designed for students who have taken Turkish 0100 or have placed into the class after consultation with the instructor or a placement exam.The course combines an emphasis on the development of communicative competences with an understanding of language structures and grammar as well as insights into Modern Turkish society and culture.
    TKSH 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ozdemir
  • Intermediate Turkish II

    TKSH 0400 is designed for students who have taken TKSH 0300 and already studied Turkish language to develop proficiency at an advanced level. New students can place into it, after special arrangements with the instructor. The course places equal emphasis on further developing four skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing) at an advance proficiency level as well as advanced compound and subordinate structures in grammar. It combines an emphasis on the development of communication skills with an understanding of the language and insights into Modern Turkish society and culture. There will be one additional hour TBD in consultation with the instructor and students.
    TKSH 0400 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ozdemir
  • Istanbul, Global Metropolis Seminar in English

    This course will introduce Istanbul as a global metropolis, by examining a wide range of issues and challenges facing the city and its people. Each week, we will focus on a single aspect such as: a brief historical outline of the city; the Istanbulites; the power distribution between elites and underdogs; the effects of urbanization and rapid economic development; the uniqueness and interconnection of Istanbul’s neighborhoods; cultures and their politicization; social movements and city squares as symbols of social resistance; the city’s architectural masterpieces; the representation of Istanbul in cinema and Turkish TV Series; and imagining Istanbul in modern Turkish literature.
    TKSH 1100B S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ozdemir