The Department of Turkish Language and Literature has a graduate program which requires an attendance of two years and leads to a Master of Arts degree in Turkish Language and Literature. Students who have successfully completed an undergraduate program in Turkish Language and Literature or in a related field are eligible for the M.A. program. The purpose of the program is to enable students to specialize in the area they have chosen. The program offers specialization and research in old Turkish literature, modern Turkish literature and Turkish language. Though following different options, all students will receive the same master degree in Turkish Language and Literature.
The requirements for this degree consist of 21 credit hours of course work in the first years and a thesis project in the second year. The total number of credits is composed of 12 credits of required courses and 9 from departmental elective courses. The departmental electives may be chosen from one of three different areas by the student: Old Turkish Literature, Modern Turkish Literature and Turkish Language. With the consent of the advisor, a maximum of 6 credits may be taken from other graduate programs in related departments such as History, English Literature, Linguistics, Philosophy or Sociology.
TKL 501 Classics of Divan Lit.
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TKL 532 Theories of Literature
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TKL 579 Graduate Seminar
TKL 690 Thesis
TKL 501 Classics of DivanLiterature (3+0+0) 3
(Divan Edebiyatı Klasikleri)
A study of the works of the major Divan poets such as Fuzuli, Baki, Nedim, Şeyh Galip with reference to the conventions of their time.
TKL 532 Theories of Literature (3+0+0) 3
A seminar designed to explore various theories of western literature, including whenever possible a comparative analysis of the literary and aesthetic concepts of Turkish literature.
TKL 533 Research Methodology (3+0+0) 3
Methods of preparing critical editions together with the scholarly analysis of certain themes.
TKL 579 Graduate Seminar (0+1+0) Non-credit
The widening of students perspectives and awareness of topics of interests to Turkish Language and Literature through seminars offered by faculty, graduating thesis students and invited guests from industry, government, business and academia.
TKL 690 M. A. Thesis (Yüksek Lisans Tezi)
Departmental Electives in Old Turkish Literature
TKL 534 Prose in Turkish Literature (3+0+0) 3
(Türk Edebiyatında Nesir)
A study of various texts from the early period up to the XIXth century taking into consideration the various influences acting upon the development of Turkish prose. Special attention given to different types of prose (plain, semi-artistic and artistic).
TKL 505 Verse Narratives in Turkish and Persian Literature (3+0+0) 3
(İran ve Türk Edebiyatında Manzum Hikâyeler)
A comparative study of verse narratives such as the love story of Leyla and Mecnun, The Heroic Story of İskendername and mystical masnavis.
TKL 506 Chagatay Literature (3+0+0) 3
A study of selected texts, in printed and manuscript forms in Chagatay Turkish, e.g. the works of Ali Şir Nevai and others. Special attention given to the language.
TKL 509 Studies and Critical Evaluations on Divan Literature (3+0+0) 3
(Divan Edebiyatı Üzerine Yapılmış Çalışmalar ve Değerlendirmeler)
A study of the leading literary historians' approaches to Divan literature, beginning with the Tanzimat period, (Namık Kemal, Şemseddin Sami, and others) and later scholars such as Fuad Köprülü, Abdülbaki Gölpınarlı, A. Nihat Tarlan, Fahir İz and contemporary researchers.
TKL 510 Books of Ethics (3+0+0) 3
A textual study of the books of ethics (siyasetnames, fütüvvetnames, nasihatnames) and the translations of the masterpieces such as Kelile ve Dimne, Kabusname.
TKL 580-586 Special Topics in Old Turkish Literature (3+0+0) 3
(Eski Türk Edebiyatında Özel Konular)
Textual analysis and bibliographical study of a selected topic or text from Old Turkish Literature.
Departmental Electives in Modern Turkish Literature
TKL 520 Servet-i Fünun Poetry (3+0+0) 3
(Servet-i Fünun Şiiri)
Poetry of the Servet-i Fünun period with consideration of the impact of the aesthetic concepts of western literatures; the new genres and themes in poetry, with special emphasis on the works of Tevfik Fikret, Cenap Şahabettin, Süleyman Nazif.
TKL 521 The Turkish Novel After 1970 (3+0+0) 3
(1970 Sonrası Türk Romanı)
A study of the Turkish novel in the last thirty years with emphasis on the works of novelists such as Adalet Ağaoğlu, Oğuz Atay and Orhan Pamuk.
TKL 522 Satire and Humor in Modern Turkish Literature (3+0+0) 3
(Yeni Türk Edebiyatında Hiciv ve Mizah)
A study of satire and humor in modern Turkish literature, and an analysis of the modern period in the light of this study.
TKL 523 Literary Criticism in the Republican Period (3+0+0) 3
(Cumhuriyet Döneminde Eleştiri)
A study of the history of literary criticism in the Republican Period and of critics such as Nurullah Ataç, Fethi Naci and Berna Moran.
TKL 587-593 Special Topics in Modern Turkish Literature (3+0+0) 3
(Yeni Türk Edebiyatında Özel Konular)
Textual analysis and bibliographical study of a selected topic or text from Modern Turkish Literature.
Departmental Electives in Turkish Language
TKL 540 Old Turkish Inscriptions (3+0+0) 3
(Eski Türk Yazıtları)
A study of the phonological, morphological, syntactical, and semantic features of the Old Turkish Inscriptions (Orkhun, Ongin, Suci, Şine Usu, Yenisey, Çakul) with examples from these inscriptions.
TKL 541 The Proto-Turkish Period (3+0+0) 3
(İlk Türkçe Dönemi)
Contrastive analysis of texts chosen from the languages of The Huns and various Turkish tribes within the Hun league (Sabirs, Avars, Pecheneks, Bulgarian Turks, Danube Bulgars, Volga Bulgars).
TKL 542 Anatolian Dialects (3+0+0) 3
A study of the formation of the Anatolian dialects and their phonological, morphological, syntactical, and semantic features.
TKL 543 Purification Movements in Turkish (3+0+0) 3
(Türkçede Sadeleştirme Hareketleri)
A study of the purification movements based on sample texts from the pre-Tanzimat period to contemporary Turkish.
TKL 544 Linguistic Debates in Turkish (3+0+0) 3
(Türkçede Dil Tartışmaları)
Analysis of the works on language matters such as purification in the language, problems relating to grammar and debates on the mother tongue, on the spoken and written language.
TKL 594-599 Special Topics in Turkish Language (3+0+0) 3
(Türk Dilinde Özel Konular)
Textual analysis and bibliographical study of a selected topic or text from Turkish Language.