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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

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



General Description
History
The Department of Turkish World Literature was founded in 1992 under the Institute of Turkish World Studies, Ege University. The main goal of the department is to identify, compile, evaluate literary works produced in Turkey and other Turkish Republics and to undertake studies on these fields.
Qualification Awarded
The Doctorate's Degree in Turkish World Literature awarded to the graduates who have successfully full filled all programme requirements.
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
Research, analysis and synthesis of literary works produced in Turkish states mainly in Central Asia, Caucasia and Balkans. Active involvement of student is required.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates may apply to Departments of Turkish Language and Literature, particularly Modern Turkish Dialects and Literature in universities as a doctor. Graduates from other Turkish Republics may also take the opportunity to study comparative literature in universities of their countries.
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
One midterm and one final exam for each course in a term. Students may be assigned other additional tasks such as presentations, projects and seminar. 40 % of midterm exam and 60% of the final exam is used to calculate the term GPA. Minimum 70 points constitute a pass.
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
Head of Department of Turkish History: Prof. Dr. Metin Ekici; ECTS Koordinator: Doç. Dr. Ali Erol Ege Üniversitesi, Türk Dünyası Araştırmaları Enstitüsü 35100 Bornova/İzmir TÜRKİYE Tel: 232 311 10 10, Fax: 0 232 342 74 96, mekici@yahoo.com
Facilities
The Deparment of Turkish World Literature is under the Insitute of Turkish World Studies which provides the opportunity for close colloboration with Departments of Turkish Language and Dialects, Turkish Folk Studies, Turkish History and Turkish Art in the Institute; interdisciplinary work is also possible. TÖMER (Turkish Learning Centre) organises Turkish courses for foreign students. The institute offers Russian, Greek and Chinese language courses as well. The institute is proud of accommodating Prof. Dr. Fikret Türkmen Library containing ample resources in Turkish studies for the use of all departments.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Essential, advanced and topical knowledge of Turkish World Literature
2Ability to read and analyse literary works of Turkish World Literature
3Ability to express knowledge and experiences orally or in writing
4Ability to put forward new opinions and comments regarding Turkish World Literature
5Capacity to make, schedule and complete academic projects
6Willingness to cooperate with other disciplines, make use of interdisciplinary team work
7Ability to work independently on research material , take initiative and develop new projects based on new knowledge
8Ability to extend knowledge of popular subjects to the society and share knowledge by way of various activities and events
9Willingness and ability to follow national and international resources of Turkish World Literature and related disciplines.
10Observe scientific ethical values in doing researches and have professional responsibility
11Ability to use information and communication technologies in doing researches.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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KNOWLEDGE1
2
SKILLS1
2
3
4
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
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 9205066212017 Contemporary Azerbaijani Literature I Compulsory 3 0 0 7
2 SBE-TDA-SDG3 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 5
3 9205066232017 The Grammar of Altai Compulsory 3 0 0 8
Total 6 0 0 20
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9205015882016 Compulsory 2 0 0 2
2 9205066222017 Contemporary Azerbaijani Literature II Compulsory 3 0 0 7
3 SBE-TDA-SDG4 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 15
4 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 5 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 25
Total 0 0 0 30
 
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
 
 
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