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

General Description
Founded in 1982., Turkish Language and Literature Department, one of the 27 main science branch of the Institute of Social Sciences was established under the presidency of deceased Prof. Dr. Selahattin Olcay . The department, which accepted its students in the same year, soon began to form its staff 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 among us anymore, 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 semesters and different hours of work in the department until today. Moreover; Turkish Language and Literature Department which has 6 branches of science still continues to give master’s and doctoral education.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Turkish Language and Literature (New Turkish Language) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled 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 gives education in the department branches of Old Turkic, Old Turkish Literature, Modern Turkish Literature, Modern Turkish Language, Turkic Dialects and Literatures,. Modern Turkish Language Department, examines contemporary literary texts of Turkish written language in a comparative way. In this research, literary texts of contemporary Turkic written Languages are studied at the same time within graduate level. After two semester of courses, students prepare a thesis based on the information identified in this phase of the program.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduate students have opportunities for working in different kinds of academic fields in universities as "Turkish Language Lecturer", "Research Assistant" and " Turkish Language Specialist".also, they can find opportunity to work in government foundations like ministry of public education, Ministry of Culture and TRT as well as private institutions in the field 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
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
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
President of program: Prof. Dr. Mustafa Öner, Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü, 35100, Bornova - İZMİR, TEL: +90232 3113909, E-mail: Coordinator of AKTS/DS: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hatice Şirin USER, Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi, Türk Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümü, 35100, Bornova - İZMİR, TEL: +90232 3113091, E-mail: hatice.sirin@ege
In the department, there are 11 academic members and 1 lecturer. But Modern Turkish Language Department, there are two academic members also; students can get benefit from academic members of other departments of faculties. Courses are given at Education Support Unit of Faculty of Education which is opent to services of all branches. In each of the classes, which has the capacity of ten persons, there are computers and projection machines. In the department there is also a rich archive-seminarlibrary which consists of donation books and as well as undergraduate students, especially postgraduate students also benefit from this library. In addition to this, in 2007 the archive of author and intellectual Azerbaijani Hüseyinzade Ali Turan was donated to our department and presented to researchers' interests.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to comprehend the bibliography of the Old Turkic period with its general aspects.
2To be able to analyze the texts written in various alphabets used in the Old Turkic period.
3To be able to comprehend the characteristics of sound, form, sentence and meaning in the Old Turkic period
4To be able to analyze thoroughly and comparatively the Old Turkic and its successors which are the other historical and modern Turkic writing languages
5To be able to comprehend social and political analysis of the language geography of what is called the Old Turkic Period
6To be able to analyze the language characteristics of Turkic communities outside Turkey by using their literary texts
7To be able to comprehend the characteristics of writings by comparing alphabets used by Modern Turkic communities.
8To be able to comprehend sound, sentence, form and meaning basis differences between Turkish and modern Turkic written language
9To be able to analyze the connections and differences between Turkic historical periods and today’s written languages on text basis.
10To be able to comprehend the relations of Modern Turkic dialects to one another outside language (social, economic and cultural).

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 YTD2015SDG1 Elective - - - 21
2 9201445132016 Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9201445492016 Research Methods and Ethics (E) Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 5 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YTD2015SDG2 Elective - - - 18
2 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
3 9201445422015 Turkic Languages Around The Black Sea and The Caspian Sea-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
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