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Faculty of Letters - German Language and Literature - First Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Department of German Language and Literature at Ege University aims to enable students to reach their full intellectual potential through a liberal arts education. Studying literature, language, and related humanistic disciplines equips students with the necessary skills to understand not only the ideas, attitudes, and values of their own culture but those of others as well. The Department of German Language and Literature was established in 1979 in response to Turkey's growing need for education that conforms to international standards. The objective of the program is to develop students' ability to make critical analysis in many areas of social sciences and to be able to express their ideas orally and in written form. As the importance of borders and boundaries has diminished in this era of internationalization and the Internet, it has seemed appropriate to bring the related disciplines of literary and cultural studies together. In an age of globalization, the department offers a wide choice of courses offering insight into both the American and the international agenda. The result of this curriculum is to encourage a comparative perspective on the world.
Qualification Awarded
The Bachelor's Degree in German Language and Literature ( first cycle in German Language and Literature ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.
Level of Qualification
First Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The general requirements explained in “General Admission Requirements” of Information on the Institution part are applied for admission of students.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their educaiton to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University and hence of the Department is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS).
Profile of The Programme
The department of German 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 German philology. The BA programme consisting of a total of 8 semesters in 4 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
The graduates enjoy productive careers in the public and private sectors of Turkey and countries abroad, in such fields as business finance, government, international relations, education, the media, technology, and the arts, to name only a few.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programmes at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students must attend classes, practices and examinations. Students' attendance is followed by the Instructor concerned. For almost all required and technical elective courses there are written examinations, in which most cases student must solve selected problems by calculation. One midterm examination is given during each semester. Dates of midterm examinations are announced by the Department in the first month of the semester. In addition to midterm examinations and other work, students are required to take a final examination. Final examinations are held at the appropriate place and hour as decided and announced by the Department. Students are given a make-up examination for any examination which they have not attended if it is accepted by the Faculty Administrative Comittee that there exist genuine and valid reasons for this. The semester grades are determined by adding fourty percent of the midterm exam and sixty percent of the final exam grade. The type and contribution of the educational activities such as reports, homeworks, quizzes, seminar presentations or individual oral discussions, and performance in laboratory work on the assessment are announced by the instructor at the beginning of the semester. In the new assessment system which has been introduced since the academic year of 2004-2005, the semester grades are assessed through Relative Assessment System. The success states of the students are specified by Grade Point Averages (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) computed at the end of each term. (GPA) is the weighted grade average of the term the student is enrolled in. CGPA is the weighted grade average of the students computed by considering all the courses in the course plan of the enrolled department or program starting from the entrance to the university. (GPA) and (CGPA) are computed with the weighted grade averages. Weighted grade average is obtained by dividing the sum of the product of course credits and the weight coefficients equivalent of the letter grades to the total credit. Both (GPA) and CGPA are determined by adding all the grades students get from credit courses ranging from (AA) to (FF) to assessment. Students whose CGPA value is at least 2.00 are considered successful on condition that no course has been marked as (FF), (FD). Students whose CGPA values are below 2.00 are considered failure. Starting from the end of the second term, Students’ GPAs have to be at least 1.80 to be able to take classes of the upper terms. For the assessment of success of the students enrolled in before the academic year of 2004-2005, if the final exam and the semester grades exceed 60 or be equal to 60 , the student will be successful from this course. Courses which do not require midterm and/or final examinations are determined by the course teacher. Under these circumstances, the semester grade is given by evaluating the work done throughout the semester. In the nontechnical optional courses, students and lecturer arrange the method of evaluation. The student’s success in these courses is awarded by “successful” in the transcript of records.
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
Prof. Dr. Nergis Pamukoğlu Daş (Bölüm Başkanı / Institutionsleiterin), Edebiyat Fakültesi, Ege Üniversitesi, 35100 Bornova/ İzmir. Email: nergis.pamukoglu.das@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Department resources include classrooms with audio-visual electronic devices and a computer lab open to student use.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Ability to communicate orally and in written way by using proper German and terminology competently as it is required by the field.
2Ability to translate any text from German into Turkish and from Turkish into German
3Ability to comprehend and interpret texts and cultures belonging to german speaking countries (german, swiss, austria)
4Ability to use communication skills in order to be a link between cultures
5Ability to combine the concept culture with literature, language, translation and related areas and have a intercultural point of view.
6Ability to develop skills in analytical approach and critical opinion in terms of literary and cultural criticism.
7Ability to raise awareness about differences and similarities in order to empathize and interpret relationships tolerant
8Ability to raise awareness about the sense and sensibility of reading books
9Ability to critical thinking and imagine alternatives
10Comprehension that the learning process is a lifelong learning process
11To raise awareness about social responsibility and to organize projects and activities for the social environment
12Ability to use German language skills in order to obtain information and to communicate with colleagues about philology, culture and translation
13Ability to forward opinions, present a certain subject and to predict the perception
14Ability to self awareness and ability to build self confidence
15To gain skills in order to work successfully as a communication specialist in different areas

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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SKILLS1
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COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
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4
5
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2

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 704001142007 COMPOSITION-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 704001352010 COMPUTER COURSE I Compulsory 3 0 0 3
3 704001172010 CONTRASTIVE GRAMMAR-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 704001312004 CULTURAL HISTORY-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 704001332007 HÖR-UND LESEVERSTAENDNIS-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 704001022006 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 704001152007 SELECTIONS FROM LITERARY TEXT-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
8 704001132007 TRANSLATION-I Compulsory 3 0 0 3
9 704001012006 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 20 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704001212007 AUFSATZ-II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 704001222007 AUSGEWAEHLTE TEXTE-II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 704001362010 COMPUTER COURSE II Compulsory 3 0 0 3
4 704001242010 CONTRASTIVE GRAMMAR II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 704001302004 CULTURAL HISTORY-II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 704001322007 LISTENING AND READING II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
7 704000942006 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 704001342011 TRANSITION INTO UNIVERSITY LIFE Compulsory 2 0 0 2
9 704001202007 TRANSLATION-II Compulsory 3 0 0 3
10 704000922006 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 22 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 10720401T11260 COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Compulsory 2 0 0 2
2 704002201997 COMPOSITION I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
3 EDEFAKORTAKHAVUZ1 FACULTY ELECTIVE I Elective - - - 2
4 704002151997 HISTORY OF LITERATURE I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 704002162007 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 704002191997 MYTHOLOGY I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 704002121997 TRANSLATION (G-T) I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 704002131997 TRANSLATION (T-G) I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
9 EDEALMSÇMDERS1 WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG I Elective - - - 6
Total 18 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704002321997 COMPOSITION II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 EDEFAKORTAKHAVUZ2 FACULTY ELECTIVE II Elective - - - 2
3 704002271997 HISTORY OF LITERATURE II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 704002282007 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 704002311997 MYTHOLOGY II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
6 704002241997 TRANSLATION (G-T) II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
7 704002251997 TRANSLATION (T-G) II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
8 EDEALMSÇMDERS3 WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG III Elective - - - 6
Total 16 0 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704003101997 HISTORY OF LITERATURE I Compulsory 2 0 0 5
2 704003132007 LINGUISTICS I Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 704003532007 TEXT ANALYSIS I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 704003121997 TRANSLATION (G-T) I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 704003111997 TRANSLATION (T-G) I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 EDEALMSÇMDERS5 WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG V Elective - - - 8
Total 13 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704003211997 HISTORY OF LITERATURE II Compulsory 2 0 0 5
2 704003242007 LINGUISTICS II Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 704003522007 TEXT ANALYSIS II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 704003231997 TRANSLATION (G-T) II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 704003221997 TRANSLATION (T-G) II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 EDEALMSÇMDERS7 WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG VII Elective - - - 8
Total 13 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704004412002 APPLIED LINGUISTICS I Compulsory 2 0 0 5
2 704004102000 HISTORY OF LITERATURE I Compulsory 2 0 0 5
3 704004122000 LITERARY TEXTS I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 704004162000 LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 704004112010 TRANSLATION STUDIES I Compulsory 3 0 0 4
6 EDEALMSÇMDERS9 WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG IX Elective - - - 8
Total 13 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704004462002 APPLIED LINGUISTICS II Compulsory 2 0 0 5
2 704004422002 HISTORY OF LITERATURE II Compulsory 2 0 0 5
3 704004242000 LITERARY TEXTS II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 704004282000 LITERATURE OF THE 20TH CENTURY II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 704004442010 TRANSLATION STUDIES II Compulsory 3 0 0 4
6 EDEALMSÇMDERS11 WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG XI Elective - - - 8
Total 13 0 0 30
 
FACULTY ELECTIVE I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 701002532012 POETRY IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
2 702002552012 HISTORY OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Elective 2 0 0 2
3 703002372007 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMY Elective 2 0 0 2
4 705002772012 MYTHOLOGY AND CULTURE Elective 2 0 0 2
5 706002752012 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Elective 2 0 0 2
6 707002432012 BASIC PSYCHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
7 707002452012 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
8 708002452007 GENERAL SOCIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
9 710002532012 HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
10 712002552014 ART HISTORY Elective 2 0 0 2
11 713002232007 MYTHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704002452002 GERMAN LYRICS I Elective 2 0 0 3
2 704002472002 GERMAN PROSE I Elective 2 0 0 3
3 704002552007 GERMAN NOVELLA I Elective 2 0 0 3
FACULTY ELECTIVE II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 701002542012 NOVEL AND STROY IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
2 702002562012 HISTORY OF THE MODERN AND CONTENPORARY AGE CIVILIZATIONS Elective 2 0 0 2
3 703002362007 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 2
4 705002782012 MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
5 706002762012 PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPY Elective 2 0 0 2
6 707002482012 HUMAN DEVELEMENT Elective 2 0 0 2
7 708002422007 MODERN SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES Elective 2 0 0 2
8 710002522012 CULTURAL STUDIES Elective 2 0 0 2
9 712002542012 ART HISTORY Elective 2 0 0 2
10 713002402012 ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANATOLIA Elective 2 0 0 2
WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG III
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704002442002 GERMAN LYRICS II Elective 2 0 0 3
2 704002462002 GERMAN PROSE II Elective 2 0 0 3
3 704002542007 GERMAN NOVELLA II Elective 2 0 0 3
WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG V
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704003142007 AUSTRIAN LITERATURE I Elective 2 0 0 4
2 704003152005 GERMAN DRAMA I Elective 2 0 0 4
3 704003492002 LITERATURE AND FILM Elective 2 0 0 4
WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG VII
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704003252007 AUSTRIAN LITERATURE II Elective 2 0 0 4
2 704003262005 GERMAN DRAMA II Elective 2 0 0 4
3 704003482002 SHORT STORIES Elective 2 0 0 4
WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG IX
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704004132007 GERMAN-SWISS LITERATURE I Elective 2 0 0 4
2 704004372002 ART AND LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 4
3 704004432007 ENGLISH III Elective 2 0 0 4
4 704004492007 ITALIAN III Elective 4 0 0 4
5 704004512007 VERGLEICHENDE LITERATURWISSENSCHAFT -I Elective 2 0 0 4
WAHLFREIE VORLESUNG XI
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 704004252007 GERMAN-SWISS LITERATURE II Elective 2 0 0 4
2 704004402002 WOMEN AND LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 4
3 704004482007 ENGLISH-IV Elective 2 0 0 4
4 704004542007 ITALIAN-IV Elective 2 0 0 4
5 704004562007 VERGLEICHENDE LITERATURWISSENSCHAFT II Elective 2 0 0 4
 
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