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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Turkish Language and Literature - Turkish Language and Literature (Modern Turkish Literature) - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Turkish Language and Literature Department of Ege University, which is one of four department of recent Faculty of Literature established as a Faculty of Social Sciene in 1976, was founded under the presidency of deceased Prof. Dr. Selahattin Olcay. Dr.Tunca Kortantamer, Dr. Güler Güven, Dr. Fuat Bozkurt, Ö. Faruk Huyugüzel, Şevket Toker and Kemal Yüce began their career as an assistant near Selahattin Olcay that day in department. The department, which took students in the same year, began to form its staff soon and gave first graduates in 1980. Apart from Prof. Dr. Harun Tolasa, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akalın, Prof. Dr. Tunca Kortantamer, Dr. Güler Güven, Dr. Fares Hariri who are not with us, Prof. Dr. Fuat Bozkurt, Prof. Dr. Halil Ersoylu, Prof. Dr. Fikret Türkmen, Prof. Dr. Günay Karaağaç, Prof. Dr. Ömer Faruk Huyugüzel, Prof. Dr. Rıza Filizok, Prof. Dr. Metin Ekici, Prof. Dr. Kamil Veliyev (Azerbaijan), Prof. Dr. Gurbandurdu Geldiyev (Turkmenistan), Prof. Dr. Hayati Develi, Prof. Dr. Nezahat Öztekin, Prof. Dr. Atabey Kılıç, Oya Adalı, Dr. Nazım Muradov, Dr. Mustafa Aksoy, Dr. Ayşen Uslu and Bayram Orak have worked in different kinds of term and different hours of work in the department until today. Also, 33 annual department stil carrying out teching in undergraduate, master and doctorate programs has a national refereed journal which is published by the department.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Turkish Language and Literature (New Turkish Language) awarded to the graduates who have successfully full filled all programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the Graduate School with the documents: 1-Sufficient score (at least 55 out of 100) from the Academic Staff and Graduate Study Education Exam (ALES) conducted by Student Selection and Placement Center (OSYM) or GRE Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score equivalent to ALES score of 55. 2-English proficiency (at least 70 out of 100 from the Profiency Exam conducted by Ege University Foreign Language Department, or at least 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's programme. The results of the evaluation are announced by the Directorate of Graduate School.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. A student who is currently enrolled in a Master's Degree programme in the same discipline at another institution and has successfully completed at least one semester, upon submitting all required documents before the deadline, may transfer to the Master's Programme at EGE University upon the recommendation of the department administration and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The decision taken will also include eligibility for exemption from some course requirements of the graduate program. Students who transfer from another university must be successful in the EGE University English Proficiency Exam or in an equivalent English examination. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University is not an exception to this.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
The programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 ECTS. A student may take undergraduate courses on the condition that the courses have not been taken during the undergraduate program. However, at most two of these courses may be counted to the Master's course load and credits. Students must register for thesis work and the Specialization Field course offered by his supervisor every semester following the semester, in which the supervisor is appointed. A student who has completed work on the thesis within the time period, must write a thesis, using the data collected, according to the specifications of the Graduate School Thesis Writing Guide. The thesis must be defended in front of a jury. The Master's thesis jury is appointed on the recommendations of the relevant Department Chairperson and with the approval of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School. The jury is composed of the thesis supervisor and 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Ege University Turkish Language and Literature Department, which has been educating since 1976, has given education in the department branches of Old Turkic Language, Old Turkic Literature, New Turkic Literature, New Turkic Language, Turkic Dialects and Literatures, Folklore. objective of course is to raise a qualified individual who has an ability of researching in the fields of Turkic Language, Literature, Folklore and Culture, to make different research and investigations and introduce them as a means of publication, conferences and seminars etc. Informations about basic literary authors and their masterpieces which have been placed in the development line of Turkic written language from beginning until today are given in the courses given according to subjects of branches in the department, and examples from historical and contemporary Turkic dialects written with different kinds of alphabets are introduced. thus, language and literature examples of Turkish societies living out of Turkey are tackled, as well.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduate students have opportunities for working in different kinds of academic fields in universities as "Turkic Language Lecturer", "Research Assistant" and " Turkic Language Specialist".also, they can find opportunity of working in government foundations like ministry of public education, Ministry of Culture and TRT as well as private institutions in the area of publication and advertisement
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The way of assessment and evaluation carried out for each course is detaly defined in teaching course plan
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Program Director: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Öner, Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü, 35100, Bornova - İZMİR, TEL: +90232 3113909, E-mail: Coordinator of ECTS/DS: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hatice ŞİRİN USER, Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü, 35100, Bornova - İZMİR, TEL: +90232 3113091, E-mail:
In the department there are 11 academic members, 1 lecturer and 5 research assistants There are 2 classrooms; one of them is 100 persons capacity and the other one is 50 persons capacity.There are computers and projection machines in both classrooms; besides there is one smart board in one classroom. In the department there is also a rich archive-seminarlibrary which is composed of donation books and as well as undergraduate students, especially postgraduate students benefit from this library. also, in 2007 the archive of author and intellectual Hüseyinzade Ali Turan was donated to our department and presented to researchers' interests.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Tanzimattan Cumhuriyet'e kadar Türk şiirinin geçirdiği evreler
2Tanzimattan Cumhuriyet'e kadar Türk hikâye ve romanının geçirdiği evreler
3Cumhuriyet dönemi Türk romanının görünümü hakkında bilgi edinme
4Cumhuriyet dönemi Türk eleştirisinin hangi aşamalardan geçtiğini öğrenme
5Tanzimat'tan Cumhuriyet'e kadar Türk tiyatrosunun geçirdiği evreler

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 yenitürk_edebiyetı Elective - - - 21
2 9201425052016 Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9201445512016 Compulsory 3 0 0 3
Total 6 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 yeni_türkedebiyatı Elective - - - 18
2 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
3 9201425042015 Turkish Novel from the Tazminat to the Republic II Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 3 0 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: