Institute of Graduate Studies

Turkish Language and Literature


Turkish Language and Literature Master Program with Thesis; has a long history. It operates in line with the ideal of researching, interpreting, comparing and evaluating the rich knowledge of science, art and culture of Turkish language and literature with the teaching of scientific methods.
In this context, our objectives are:
To educate experts in the fields of Turkish language and literature in the world languages and literatures, development and evaluation of their works. to provide the best equipment to the future academicians in line with the transfer of our language and literature values from generation to generation;
To investigate the contributions of Turkish language and literature to universal science, culture and art;
To make studies that reveal the relationship between Turkish language and literature and Turkish history;
To make studies on aesthetics of Turkish literature; to investigate the possibilities of Turkish as a language of science;
Old Turkic Language, New Turkish Language, Old Turkish Literature and New Turkish Literature fields are mainly; The aim of the program is to educate literary or linguistic academicians and researchers who will continue their studies in other fields of social sciences such as comparative language and literature, folklore, contemporary Turkish dialects, history, philosophy and sociology.


Program Qualifications:
The competencies of the graduates of the program are as follows:


1. Correct and effective use of Turkish in written and orally at academic level.
2. To apply the scientific theories and concepts of Turkish language and literature in a different field of research.
3. To be able to conduct scientific research, analysis and evaluation in the fields of Turkish language and literature.
4. Interpreting, comparing and evaluating the texts of Turkish language and literature in academic field.
5. Taking responsibility individually and conducting independent studies in a scientific research in the field of Turkish language and literature.
6. To deal with all aspects of Turkish language and literature.
7. Reading, understanding, translating, interpreting and evaluating texts written in different alphabets of Turkish language.
8. Communicating with the Turkish world, conducting scientific research on contemporary Turkish dialects.
9. Revealing the values of Turkish language and literature, organizing projects and activities on the relationship between life and society.
10. To use the necessary information and communication technologies in the field of Turkish language and literature.
11. To be able to know, evaluate and use the scientific resources of the field of study.
12. To establish a relationship between Turkish language and literature and other social sciences.


Courses Plan:
PROGRAM TYPE: MASTERS WITH THESIS
Course Code Course Name Compulsory / Elective T + U Credit ECTS 1st Semester


TDE 501 Ottoman Turkish Prose Text Analysis E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 503 Orkhon Turkic E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 505 Old Uighur Turkic E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 507 Comparative Language Lessons I E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 509 Intellectual Sources of Classical Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 511 Ghazal in Classical Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 513 Genres in Classical Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 515 Translation in Classical Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 517 Scientific Research and Writing Methods C 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 519 Classical Persian I E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 521 Poetics in Modern Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 523 Theoretical Approaches to Modern Turkish Poetry E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 525 Sociology of Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 527 New Turkish Literature with Texts E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 529 Literature and Social Change E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 531 Word Groups E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 533 Diachronic Ottoman Turkish (13-15th century) E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 535 Dictionaries of Turkish E 3 + 0 3 6


PROGRAM TYPE: MASTERS WITH THESIS
Course Code Course Name Compulsory / Elective T + U Credit ECTS 2nd Semester


TDE 502 Ottoman Turkish Verse Text Analysis E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 504 Karakhanid Turkish E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 506 Sources and Working Methods of New Turkish Language Field E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 508 Comparative Language Lessons II E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 510 Qasida in Classical Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 512 Turn of Phrase in Classical Turkish Poetry E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 514 Biographical Resources in Classical Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 516 Divan Poetry in the Transition from Classical to Modern E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 518 Classical Persian II E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 520 New Turkish Literature Text Analysis E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 522 Literary Criticism- Methods and Applications E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 524 Postmodern Trends in Modern Turkish Literature E S 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 526 Literature and Place E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 528 Prose in Modern Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 560 Seminar C 0 + 2 0 4
TDE 530 Textlinguistics: Methods and Text Analysis E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 532 Comparative Phonetics of Historical Turkish Dialects E 3+0 3 6


PROGRAM TYPE: MASTERS WITH THESIS - SCIENTIFIC PREPARATION
Course Code Course Name Compulsory / Elective T + U Credit ECTS 1st Semester


TDE 803 Ottoman Turkish I C 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 809 Introduction to Modern Turkish Literature E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 801 Turkish Language Grammer I E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 805 History of Turkish Language I E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 807 Introduction to Classical Turkish Literature I E 3 + 0 3 6


PROGRAM TYPE: MASTERS WITH THESIS - SCIENTIFIC PREPARATION
Course Code Course Name Compulsory / Elective T + U Credit ECTS 2nd Semester


TDE 804 Ottoman Turkish II C 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 802 Turkish Language Grammer II E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 810 Text Analysis Methods E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 806 History of Turkish Language II E 3 + 0 3 6
TDE 808 Introduction to Classical Turkish Literature II E 3 + 0 3 6


TURKISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE MASTER PROGRAM WITH THESIS

Prof. Muharrem DAYANÇ
TDE 532
Comparative Phonetics of Historical Turkish Dialects

E Asst. Prof. Betül ÖZBAY
TDE 534
Runic Uighur Texts

E Asst. Prof. Hakan AYDEMİR
TDE 506
Sources and Working Methods of New Turkish Language Field

E Asst. Prof. Abidin KARASU
TDE 508
Comparative Syntax Studies

Doç. Dr. Ahmet Şefik ŞENLİK
TDE 530
Textlinguistics: Methods and Text Analysis

E Asst. Prof. Şermin KALAFAT
Mazmuns and Concepts in Classical Turkish Literature

E Asst. Prof. Esma ŞAHİN
Genres in Classical Turkish Literature

Prof. Sadık YAZAR
Prose in Classical Turkish Literature

E Asst. Prof. Güler DOĞAN AVERBEK
TDE 532
Metin İncelemeleri: Mesnevi

Prof. Dr. İsmail GÜLEÇ
TDE 518
Classical Persian

 Asst. Prof. Turgay ŞAFAK
TDE 522
Literary Criticism- Methods and Applications

Prof. Muharrem DAYANÇ
TDE 520
New Turkish Literature Text Analysis

Assoc. Prof. Turgay ANAR
TDE 524
Postmodern Trends in Modern Turkish Literature

Prof. Secaattin TURAL
Literary Theories

Assoc. Prof. Ahmet KOÇAK
TDE 528
Prose in Modern Turkish Literature