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Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Graduate School of Social Sciences - English Language and Literature - Third Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Department of English Language and Literature at Ege University was founded in 1976, as the Department of English Language and Literature of the Faculty of Social Sciences. In the 1982-1983 academic year, the programme was run for the first time under the Department of Western Languages and Literatures, until 22 February 1994, when it became an independent department once again. The first graduates of the department were those of the year 1979-1980. Today, the department of English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Letters offers both graduate and postgraduate (MA and PhD) education.
Qualification Awarded
Graduates who complete the programme successfully are awarded a PhD in English Language and Literature and qualify as philologists.
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
The department of English Language and Literature aims to educate philologists who have adopted ethical values, who are aware of the realities of the world, who have adopted the importance of life long learning, equipped with the knowledge, skills and approaches necessary to serve in all areas of English philology. The PhD programme consisting of a total of 6 semesters in 3 years, aims to provide students with an advanced level of language skills, core knowledge in literary terms, literary history, literary theory and criticism, culture, and vocational competence in language, literature, criticism and cultural studies.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Graduates of English Language and Literature will find vocational opportunities in publishing houses, magazines, literary and cultural journals, newspapers, film studios, various public institutions (such as the Turkish Radio and Television Institution - TRT, the Foreign Office, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of National Education etc.), international institutions, as well as European Community projects and institutions. Graduates can also focus on areas of translation that require specific terminology and specialise as translators and/or interpreters in fields such as medicine, economy, archaeology, automotive and law. Job opportunities are also available in tourism. They can enter the teaching profession at public or independent schools after having gained a Teaching Certificate. Furthermore, graduates may pursue an academic career by taking up scientific study at universities (at Master’s and Doctorate levels).
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
Marking and assessment methods for courses are provided in detail in each “Course Syllabus”.
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
Programme Chair Prof. Dr. Dilek Direnç E.U. Faculty of Letters Department Chair of the Department of English Language and Literature Bornova/Izmir Turkey 35100 Tel: +90-232-311 3905 Fax: +90-232-388 1102 E-mail: dilek.direnc@ege.edu.tr ECTS Coordinator Lecturer Züleyha Çetiner Öktem E.U. Faculty of Letters Department of English Language and Literature Bornova/Izmir Turkey 35100 Tel: +90-232-311 5052 E-mail: zcoktem@gmail.com zuleyha.cetiner.oktem@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
With a total of 11 teaching staff, the department offers a comprehensive programme for 350 undergraduate and 20 postgraduate students. The undergraduate programme encompasses the periods of English Language and Literature from the very beginning to today. Certain literary texts are analysed within the scope of literary theories, with reference to the periods they were written in. Alongside social and cultural activities such as student seminars, festivals and sports events, every two years in the month of May, the department of English Language and Literature organises an International Cultural Studies Symposium, in collaboration with the department of American Culture and Literature. Department resources include classrooms with audio-visual electronic devices, a computer lab open to student use, and a student library.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Upon completing the doctorate programme, graduates are expected to: Have gained expertise in a specific area of English Language and Literature
2Have a command of literary and cultural theory and approaches at doctorate level and be able to use this knowledge in analysing literary and cultural texts in social and historical contexts
3Be able to use comparative and interdisciplinary approaches in textual analysis
4Be able to write essays, argumentative and analytical in structure
5Be able to use the necessary research methods in finding an original subject for their dissertation topic, and formulate valid and high quality arguments by applying the processes of analysis, synthesis and evaluation effectively
6Develop the capacity to work autonomously
7Generate original and critical ideas
8Be able to conduct a research project and present the project orally at a seminar
9Participate in national and international academic events in the area of their study
10Be able to present, both in writing and orally, the knowledge they have gained in their area of study and research outcomes
11To have developed a world view that is aware and critical of elements such as language, religion, gender, cultural and sexual identities and diversities
12To be able to make use of the knowledge and skills they have obtained in awareness of their professional and ethical responsibilities, and develop independent operative skills by taking initiative.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
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COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
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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 9201166512015 Critical Theory I Compulsory 3 0 0 7
2 İNG-DİLİ-DOK-SDG1 ELECTIVE COURSES 1 Elective - - - 16
3 9201166532015 Studies in British Literature I Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 6 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 9201166542017 Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 9201166522017 Critical Theory II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 İNG-DİLİ-DOK-SDG2 ELECTIVE COURSES 2 Elective - - - 16
4 9201166862016 Research Techniques and Ethics Compulsory 2 0 0 2
5 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 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
 
 
Ege University, Bornova - İzmir / TURKEY • Phone: +90 232 311 10 10 • e-mail: intrec@mail.ege.edu.tr