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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Turkish World Studies - Turkish World Studies (Turkish History) - Third Cycle Programme

General Description
Establishment: Founded in 1992, operating under Turkish World Research Institute the as a Department of Turkish History.‘ It has been established to investigate thousands of years of history of Turkish World, from the earliest times to the present. Turkish history, took place in a vast geography stretching especially from Turkestan, Caucasus, the Middle East, Anatolia, the Balkans and Central Europe is tried to be examined not only political and military aspects, also social, cultural and economic aspects with planned research. Theses at postgraduate level, it is planned to expande to cover Turkish World entirely. In our department, we have professor, an assistant professor, an associate professor,a doctor and a doctorate two research assistants in the ongoing..
Qualification Awarded
Turkish History Doctor
Level of Qualification
Third Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Master's Degree and willing to enroll in the Doctorate programme may apply to the Directorate of 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 55 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 55. The candidates holding Bachelor's or Master's Degree taught totally in English are exempted from English proficiency requirement. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 15% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) 10 % of academic success in the master's programme and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 60 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 65 at least are accepted into the Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 Doctorate 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 doctorate programme consists of a minimum of seven courses, with a minimum of 21 national credits, a qualifying examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation. The period allotted for the completion of the Doctorate programmes is normally eight semesters (four years). However, while it is possible to graduate in a shorter time, it is also possible to have an extension subject to the approval of the graduate school. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 240 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 Doctorate course load and credits. The PhD students are required to take the Doctoral Qualifying Examination, after having successfully completed taught courses. The examination consists of written and oral parts. The Doctoral Qualifying Committee determines by absolute majority whether a candidate has passed or failed the examination. Students who fail the Qualifying Examination may retake the examination the following semester. Students failing the Examination a second time are dismissed from the program. 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 dissertation supervisor who must hold the minimum rank of assistant professor is appointed for each PhD student. When the nature of the dissertation topic requires more than one supervisor, a joint-supervisor may be appointed. A joint-supervisor must hold a doctoral degree. Periodic monitoring of research work by a thesis monitoring committee is required to be awarded the Doctoral degree. 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 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 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to two may be selected from another Department or another University. The co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. Thesis defense by the candidate is open to all audience and a jury decides to grant/deny the Doctoral degree. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to six months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
Program living in Central-Asia, the Itil-Ural, the Caucasus and the Balkans Turkish communities and their relations with other peoples in the region and the political formation of courses and seminars related to the programs implemented. Courses taught attendees method. Provided to the student active participation in the classes, first-hand analysis of the movement and use of resources trying to understand historical events examined.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of our program of Turkish History departments can be a research assistant of universities. In addition, able to serve in the field of Social Sciences, research centers, institutes, museums are. For example, two students completed the masters degree program at a state university currently serves as a research assistant.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who succesfully completed doctorate degree may apply to both in the same or related disciplines in higher education institutions at home or abroad to get a position in academic staff or to governmental R&D centres to get expert position.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The students, must attend practices and examinations. The student is monitored by a faculty member for more. Almost all of the required and elective courses, students are subject to the written exam. Sometimes, instead of seminars and term papers counted istead of the exam. The ninth week of the semester, midterms are all done. Each semester, a midterm exam for each course . Midterm date and date of the program and the program begins in the first month semester will be announced by the department. Each course is a final exam in addition to mid-term exam. Shall comply with the University's academic calendar, date and place of final examsare announced by the department. If a student can not attend the exam, due to a problem declared in case of a valid excuse for the decision of the Board of Directors of Social Sciences may be given the right make-up examination Reports for each class, assignments and seminar is evaluated according to student’s performance of presentations shouts of 100 each semester for each course at least one midterm examination is given. Written exam, the student to enter a course of at least 70% of the course, applications should continue to be at least 80%. A doctorate course grade, GPA midterm exam, final exam with 40% of the sum of 60%. About the course the student to be successful, this notice must be at least 75.
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
Head of Department of Turkish History: Prof. Dr. Turan Gökçe Tel::0 232 311 10 10 ECTS Koordinator: Yard. Doç. Dr. Abdullah Temizkan Ege Üniversitesi, Türk Dünyası Araştırmaları Enstitüsü 35100 Bornova/İzmir TÜRKİYE Tel: 0 232 388 40 00/2096/123 Fax:0 232 342 74 96
The department is located within the inter-disciplinary studies due to the structure of the institute has a proper character. For example,such departments as; Turkish Linguistics and Dialects, Folklore, such as the Turkish World Literature and Art History department was able to take advantage of the expertise of its branches, as formal as possible to take courses in these disciplines. In addition in the Institute the opportunity to benefit from the researcher who knows Russian, English, Greek, Czech, Polish, Farsi, Arabic languages. On the other hand, we as the Department of History of Turkish try to encourage students to learn language and to do research to help them work on this issue.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Mezunlar, alana/disipline ilişkin temel ve genel bilgilere sahip olur.
2Mezunlar, disiplini/disiplin kısmını profesyonel olarak eğitim-öğretim kuruluşlarında öğretebilirler.
3Tarihi olaylar arasında sebep sonuç ilişkisini ayırt edebilirler.
4Türk tarihi araştırmalarının problemlerini tanımlayabilip anlatabilirler.
5Mezunlar, Osmanlıca, Rusça, İngilizce yazılmış olan döneme ait metinleri okuyabilir, analiz edebilir ve akademik çalışmalarında kullanabilirler.
6Türk tarihinin evrelerini ve bunların ayırt edici siyasi, sosyal, ekonomik özelliklerini sıralayabilirler.
7Mezunlar tarih alanında ileri düzeydeki bilgileri özgün düşünce ve uzmanlık düzeyinde geliştirebilirler.
8Mezunlar yaptığı özgün akademik araştırmalarla Tarih Bilimine yenilik getirebilecek özgün sonuçlara ulaşabilir.
9Mezunlar kendi alanındaki yeni bilgilere metodolojik ve analitik bir şekilde yakalaşabilir ve tarih alanında uygulanan araştırma usul ve yöntemlerinde yüksek seviyede beceri kazanabilir.
10Bilgiyi uyguladığı eş zamanlı (senkronik), art zamanlı (tarihsel, diyakronik) veya karşılaştırmalı özgün çalışmalar hazırlayabilirler.
11Özgün ve disiplinler arası çalışmalara önderlik edebilen mezunlar araştırmalarında elde ettikleri tarihi ve sosyolojik verileri kuramlaştırabilirler.
12Mezunlar, yaşam boyu öğrenme davranışı edinirler.
13Mezunlar, tarihi konuları araştırabilme ve problem çözebilme yeteneğini kazanırlar.
14Mezunlar, mesleki ve etik sorumluluk anlayışına sahip olurlar.

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
2 9205016031982 Issues in the History of Turkish World Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9205018332016 Research Techniques and Ethics Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 30
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9205016282016 Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9205016041982 Issues in the History of Turkish World II. Compulsory 3 0 0 6
4 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 SOSDRYET790 Proficiency in PhD Compulsory 0 0 0 25
2 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 SOSDRTEZONE Thesis Proposal Compulsory 0 0 0 15
Total 0 0 0 20
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 DRUAD691 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 5
2 DRTEZ692 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 25
Total 0 0 0 30
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9205016222006 Rus İdaresinde Kırım ve Kafkasya Elective 3 0 0 6
2 9205016252016 Tarih, Dil ve Yorum – I Elective 3 0 0 6
3 9205016272016 Erken Dönem Türk Tarihi Araştırmaları:18. ve 19. Yüzyıllar Elective 3 0 0 6
4 9205016292016 Ottoman Archive Documents About Turkish World History I Elective 3 0 0 6
5 9205016412016 Osmanlı Himayesinde Kırım – I Elective 3 0 0 6
6 9205016472007 Sources of Medieval History I Elective 3 0 0 6
7 9205016542011 Northern Caucasus Muridism Elective 3 0 0 6
8 9205016552013 The Turkestan througt the Eyes of a Voyagers - I Elective 3 0 0 6
9 9205016612015 History of Russia - I Elective 3 0 0 6
10 9205016872014 Ortaçağ Yakındoğu Türk Tarihi I Elective 3 0 0 6
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9205016262016 Tarih, Dil ve Yorum – II Elective 3 0 0 4
2 9205016302016 Ottoman Archive Documents About Turkish World History II Elective 3 0 0 4
3 9205016422016 Osmanlı Hâkimiyetinde Kırım – II Elective 3 0 0 4
4 9205016432014 Çağdaş Kafkasya Tarihi Elective 3 0 0 4
5 9205016462007 Sources of Medieval History II Elective 3 0 0 4
6 9205016512009 Migration Movements to Anatolia in 19 th. Century Elective 3 0 0 4
7 9205016562013 The Turkestan througt the Eyes of a Voyagers - II Elective 3 0 0 4
8 9205016602015 History of Russia - II Elective 3 0 0 4
9 9205016862014 Ortaçağ Yakındoğu Türk Tarihi II Elective 3 0 0 4
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