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Second Cycle Programmes (Master's Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - Turkish World Studies - Turkish World Studies (Turkish Languages and Dialects) - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis



General Description
History
Aegean University Turkish World Research Institute was fouded in 1992 and is composed of Department of Turkish Folk Science,Department of Turkish World Literature, Department of Turkic Language and Dialects, Department of Turkish Art, Department of Turkish History, Department of Turkish World Social, Economic and Political Relations.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Turkish World Studies (Turkish Languages and Dialects) 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
The courses in the programme are arranged for 2 half-years. Each year at least 1 mid-term and final exam are performed. In the end of the course, thesis is prepared in the given period by the regulations.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
They can work as a researcher and a lecturer in universities and researh institutes and work as a teacher in the secondary education associations.
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 )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
The Head of the Department of Turkic Language and Dialects Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaymaz, zeki.kaymaz@ege.edu.tr Phone: 0 232 311 10 10 – 2096/137 The Coordinator of ECTS Address: Aegean University, The Instıtute of Turkish World Researches 35100 Bornova, Izmir, TURKEY Phone: 0 232 311 10 10 – 2096/2958 Fax: 0 232 3427496 E-mail: tdae@mail.ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Air-conditioned classrooms, speacialization library, conference room, canteen

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be capable of comprehending language and understanding its specific rules.
2To be capable of comprehending studies, schools and fields of linguistic, done on the branch of linguistic.
3To be capable of comprehending studies of comparative linguistic and language families in these studies.
4To be capable of comprehending the emerging of Altaistic, importance of Altaic language theory and the studies on these areas.
5To be capable of comprehending and progressing Altaic languages and the last studies on the place of Turkish in Altaic languages.
6To be capable of understanding the progressing stages of Turkish dialects and the studies on the classification of Turkish.
7To be capable of analyzing the features of historical Turkish dialects and to be capable of reading and understanding the texts of historical Turkish dialects.
8To be capable of analyzing the lingusitic features of historical Turkish dialects and to be capable of reading and understanding the texts of historical Turkish dialects.
9To be capable of noticing the problems of contemporary Turkish dialects and to be capable of finding solution about these problems.
10To be capable of being interested in the issues about language, history, geography, culture of societies speaking Turkic languages closely and to be capable of monitoring the progresses in these lands.
11To be capable of getting sophisticated information about one or several branches of Turcology.
12To be capable of understanding and using the sources written in dialects.
13To be capable of getting every kind of sources, information, documents in the area of expertise; to be capable of determining the problems and making original contribution in the area of expertise
14To be capable of using the accepted technics and terminology in Turcology.
15 To be capable of making discipliner and interdiscipliner, individual and collective studies.
16To be capable of holding the ability of independence in taking decision, expressing the verbal and written ideas plainly.
17To be capable of holding the professional and moral responsibility.
18To be capable of using the information and ability of informative materials like bibliographic repertories, archieval inventories, electronic references.
19To be capable of holding the ability of using the necessary specific means about the documents belonging to Turcology’s specific eras (like microfilm, epigraphy).
20To be capable of holding the ability of using the computer and internet sources about Turcology productive and efficiently.
21To be capable of studying about Turkish dialects in the area of expertise and if needed studying comparatively via other languages.
22To be capable of holding the ability of getting efficient results via usuing the methods of the social science branches (history, archeology, history of art, folklore, etc.) related with the area of expertise closely.
23To be capable of holding the ability of determining information sources and using them in accordance with the scientific methods (bibliography, documents, verbal testimony).
24To be capable of classifying the sophisticated linguistic data via specific methods in the area of expertise and concluding logical results.
25To be capable of holding the ability of publishing the studies via uniform expression.
26To be capable of comprehending the necessity and importance of dialectological studies and studying on this area.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
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4
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2
3

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 TDA-TDL14-YL-SDG1 Elective - - - 15
2 9205035211982 Ancient Turkish Grammar (The Period of Köktürks) Compulsory 3 0 0 7
3 9205035191982 Comparative Turkish Grammar I Compulsory 3 0 0 8
Total 6 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 TDA-TDL14-YL-SDG2 Elective - - - 12
2 9205035202015 Comparative Turkish Grammar II Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9205035302016 Research Methods and Ethics (E) Compulsory 3 0 0 2
4 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 26
 
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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