Courses for Fall 2019

  • Introduction to Turkish Language and Culture I

    This is a proficiency oriented introductory course to Turkish Language and Culture. It adopts and integrated skills approach and is designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Turkish. 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. The aim is to introduce students to basic linguistic structures and develop the ability to comprehend and produce text, as well as to speak and understand speech, in a variety of contexts and registers. Enrollment limited to 18.
    TKSH 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ozdemir
  • Intermediate Turkish

    This course is the continuation of TKSH 0200 designed for students who are interested in learning about other cultures and languages. New students can place into it, after special arrangements with the instructor. The course places equal emphasis on the development of the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. It combines an emphasis on the development of communication skills with an understanding of language structures and grammar and insights into Modern Turkish society and culture. There will be one additional hour TBD in consultation with the instructor and students.
    TKSH 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ozdemir
  • Understanding Modern Turkey Through Film, Literature, and Media

    This course introduces students to modern Turkey and offers a wide range of perspectives on its society and culture. Themes include family and gender in Turkish society; Turkish social classes; Istanbul and its neighborhoods; Turkey’s role within Europe; ethnic identities and their recognition by Turkish society; Turkish media and entertainment; modernism and political Islam; important events in the very recent history of Turkey including the Hrant Dink assassination, terror attacks, and the 2016 coup d’état; education and academic freedom; modern literature; specific cultural practices and rituals; foreigners’ perspectives on Turkish society; and modern Turkish sensory experiences including music and cuisine.
    TKSH 1100A S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ozdemir