Turkish (TURK)

TURK Class Schedule

Courses

TURK 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 10 hours.

TURK 201   Elementary Turkish I   credit: 5 Hours.

Mastery of Turkish alphabet and phonetics; elementary formal grammar and the development of reading and writing skills; and conversation in the formal noncolloquial style. Participation in the laboratory is required.

TURK 202   Elementary Turkish II   credit: 5 Hours.

Continuation of TURK 201, with introduction of more advanced grammar; emphasis on more fluency in speaking, reading, and writing simple sentences in standard Turkish. Participation in the language laboratory required. Prerequisite: TURK 201 or equivalent.

TURK 270   Language and Culture in Turkey   credit: 3 Hours.

As a country located at the crossroads of Asia, Europe and Africa, Turkey has always been under the spotlight. In this course, we will study the dynamic relationship between language and culture in Ottoman and modern Turkey through a timely analysis of its transition from a long-lasting empire to a young "secular" nation-state. We will examine the complexities of Turkish modernity from a holistic perspective to better comprehend how central Asian and Middle Eastern cultural influences, continuities, and transformations gave birth to modern Turkish language. The course should help you not only in developing an understanding of the Turkish language within a cultural framework, but also in gaining insight into Turkey's history, politics, literature, and media. No former knowledge of Turkey or the Turkish language is required. Same as ANTH 272, GLBL 272, and SAME 272.

TURK 403   Intermediate Turkish I   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of TURK 202; emphasis on the development of appropriate reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills in Standard and Colloquial Turkish, with increased attention to ordinary written texts. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: TURK 202 or equivalent.

TURK 404   Intermediate Turkish II   credit: 4 Hours.

Continuation of TURK 403; emphasis on the development of better receptive and productive language skills in Standard and Colloquial Turkish, with increased attention to both written and spoken texts. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: TURK 403 or equivalent.

TURK 405   Advanced Turkish I   credit: 3 Hours.

Third-year Turkish with emphasis on conversational fluency and on increased ability in reading and comprehending texts, including newspaper prose and Turkish cultural materials. Course will also deal with the advanced level grammar found in such texts. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: TURK 404 or equivalent.

TURK 406   Advanced Turkish II   credit: 3 Hours.

Continuation of TURK 405 with increased emphasis on conversational fluency and comprehension of advanced level grammar in the reading of a variety of prose texts on current cultural issues. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: TURK 405 or equivalent.

TURK 490   Special Topics in Turkish   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Provides an opportunity to focus on various aspects of Turkish language, culture, and society. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in separate terms.