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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

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

General Description
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
Students who completed all courses in the curriculum and successfully defended their thesis will get a title of Doctor of Science at the end of the PhD Programme.
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
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 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
Students are obliged to attend courses, seminars and examinations. Attendance of students is monitored by the instructor involved. Students are subject to written exams for almost all of the compulsory and elective courses. Sometimes, seminars and term projectscan be counted as written exam. All the midterm exams are done in the ninth week of the semester. In each semester, a midterm examination is given for each course. Midterm date and the programme are announced by The Department during the first month the term starts. In addition to midterm examinations, a final exam is done for every course. Only if complying with The University’s academic calender, date and place of final exams will be announced at The Department. Students who could not attend exam due to their excuse can be given a right to take make-up examination given by The Board of Directors of The Institute of Social Sciences only if they have a valid excuse. Reports, projects and seminars regarding every course are assessed according to student’s performance in their presentation. In thecourses that they have midterm and final exams, the success point is calculated with the 40% of the midterm exam and the 60%of the final exam. In the evaluation carried out in accordance with this basis, for a student to be accepted successful, she/he has to have 75 pts min in Doctorate Programme.
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
The Head of the Department of Turkic Language and Dialects Prof. Dr. Zeki Kaymaz, 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:
Air-conditioned classrooms, speacialization library, conference room, canteen

Key Learning Outcomes
1Mesleki ve ahlaki sorumluluk bilincine sahip olabilme.
2Bilgisayar ve internet kaynaklarını Türkoloji çalışmalarında verimli ve etkin kullanma becerisi (istatistik veya veritabanları oluşturma vb.)
3Çalışmalarını düzgün bir anlatımla bilimsel yayın haline getirme becerisi.
4Türkolojinin bir veya birden fazla alanı hakkında ayrıntılı bilgi edinebilme.
5Lehçelerle yazılmış kaynakları anlama ve kullanabilme becerisi geliştirme.
6Uzmanlaştığı alanla ilgili her türlü kaynağa, bilgi ve belgeye ulaşabilme; alanıyla ilgili sorunları tespit ederek alanına özgün katkılarda bulunabilme.
7Türkoloji alanında kabul edilmiş terminoloji ve teknikleri kullanabilme.
8Disiplin içi ve disiplinler arası bireysel ve grup çalışmaları yapabilme.
9Bağımsız karar verebilme kabiliyetine sahip olarak fikirlerini sözlü ve yazılı olarak açık ve öz bir şekilde ifade edebilme.
10Bibliyografik repertuvarlar, arşiv envanterleri, elektronik referanslar gibi bilgi erişim araçlarını kullanma bilgi ve becerisi.
11Türkolojinin belirli dönemlerine ait belgeleri çalışmak için gerekli olan spesifik araçların kullanımının bilgi ve becerisi (mikrofilm, epigrafya gibi).
12Çalıştığı alanla ilgili olarak alanına yakın diğer beşeri bilimlerin (tarih, arkeoloji, sanat tarihi, folklor, vs.) yöntem ve araçlarını kullanarak hedeflediği çalışmadan etkin sonuç alabilme bilgi ve becerisi.
13Bilgi kaynaklarını belirlemek ve bunlardan bilimsel çalışma yöntemlerine uygun olarak yararlanmak becerisi (bibliyografya, dokümanlar, sözlü tanıklıklar, vs.)
14Kendi alanındaki karmaşık dil verilerini belirli bir yöntemle sınıflandırabilme ve tutarlı bir şekilde sonuca varabilme.
15Kendi alanındaki karmaşık dil verilerini belirli bir yöntemle sınıflandırabilme ve tutarlı bir şekilde sonuca varabilme.
16Diyalektoloji çalışmalarının önemini ve gerekliliğini kavrayabilme ve bu alanda çalışmalar yapabilme.
17“Dil” denen olguyu kavrayabilme, onun kendine özgü kurallarını anlayabilme
182. Dilbilimi alanında yapılan çalışmaları, ekolleri ve dilbiliminin alanlarını kavrayabilme.
193. Karşılaştırmalı dilbilimi çalışmalarını ve bu çalışmalar içindeki dil ailelerini kavrayabilme
20Altayistiğin ortaya çıkışını, Altay dil teorisinin önemini ve bu alanda yapılan çalışmaları kavrayabilme.
21Altay dilleri ve bunun içinde Türk dilinin yeri konusunda yapılan son çalışmaları kavrayıp geliştirebilme.
22Türk lehçelerinin gelişim evrelerini ve Türk dilinin sınıflandırılması çalışmalarını anlayabilme.
23Tarihi Türk lehçelerinin dil özelliklerini tahlil edebilme ve metinlerini okuyup anlayabilme.
24Çağdaş Türk lehçelerinin dil özelliklerini tahlil edebilme ve metinlerini okuyup anlayabilme.
25Tarihi ve çağdaş Türk lehçelerinin sorunlarını görüp bu sorunlara çözüm üretebilme.
26Türk dilli halkların dil, tarih, coğrafya, kültür konularıyla yakından ilgilenme, bu coğrafyadaki gelişmeleri takip edebilme.

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 9205035211982 Ancient Turkish Grammar (The Period of Köktürks) Compulsory 3 0 0 7
2 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 9205035222016 Ancient Turkish Grammar (Old Uighur Turkish) Compulsory 3 0 0 7
2 9205035202015 Comparative Turkish Grammar II Compulsory 3 0 0 8
Total 6 0 0 30
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 TDİL-LEH-LSDG1 Elective - - - 15
2 9205036031982 Altaistic I. Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 SOSDRYET790 Proficiency in PhD Compulsory 0 0 0 25
4 9205036151982 Yakut, Chuvash and Khalaj Turkish Dialects and Grammars Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 6 0 0 55
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 TDİL-LEH-LSDG2 Elective - - - 15
2 9205036322017 Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 9205036041982 Altaistic II Compulsory 3 0 0 6
4 DRSEM690 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 33
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
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9205035071982 Texts Of Turkish Dialects Elective 3 0 0 5
2 9205035252011 Karşılaştırmalı Tarihi Türk Lehçeleri I Elective 3 0 0 5
3 9205035272010 Onomasiology Elective 3 0 0 5
4 9205036212013 Altay Türkçesi Metin İncelemeleri I Elective 3 0 0 5
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9205035142015 The History of Turkish Language Elective 3 0 0 5
2 9205035242015 Text Analyses on Uzbek Turkish Elective 3 0 0 5
3 9205035262015 Comparative Historical Turkish Dialects II Elective 3 0 0 5
4 9205036232015 Altay Türkçesi Metin İncelemeleri II Elective 3 0 0 5
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9205036051982 New Uighur Turkish Grammar Elective 3 0 0 5
2 9205036091982 Yenisey Türkçesi Elective 3 0 0 5
3 9205036171982 Modern Kıpchak Turkish Language and Grammar I Elective 3 0 0 5
4 9205036252004 Comparative Anatolian and Rumeli DialectsI Elective 3 0 0 5
5 9205036292017 GENERAL LİNGUİSTİCS Elective 3 0 0 5
6 9205036312017 METHODS OF TEXT ANALYSİS I Elective 3 0 0 5
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9205036161982 Reading Manuscripts In Mani and Syrian Elective 3 0 0 4
2 9205036181982 Modern Kiphchak Turkish Languages and Grammar II Elective 3 0 0 4
3 9205036202017 Anlatıbilim Elective 3 0 0 4
4 9205036222017 Metin İnceleme Yöntemleri II Elective 3 0 0 4
5 9205036242017 Sözcük Anlambilim Elective 3 0 0 4
6 9205036262004 Compatarive Turkish Dialects in Turkey and Balkans II Elective 3 0 0 4
7 9205036282005 Texts Analysis on Turkmen Turkish Elective 3 0 0 4
8 EBB6832017 Planning and Assesment in Education Elective 3 2 0 6
9 EBB6852017 Development and Learning Elective 3 0 0 4
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