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Graduate School of Social Sciences - Turkish World Studies - Turkish World Studies (Turkish Folklore) - Second Cycle Programme with Thesis

General Description
Department of Turkish Folklore was founded in 1992 at Institute of Turkish World Studies The purpose of this department is to provide researches on the social science and provide ability to students about analytic and philosophical thinking; scientific information, curiosity, and to solve the problems with specialist point of view. This department has 3 Professors, 2 Dean Assisted and 2 Research Assistant.
Qualification Awarded
The Master’s Degree in Turkish World Studies (Turkish Folklore) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully fulfilled all programme requirements.
Level of Qualification
Second Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The applicants who hold a Bachelor's Degree and willing to enroll in the Master's programme may apply to the Directorate of the 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 50 out of 100 from ÜDS (University Language Examination conducted by OSYM) or TOEFL or IELTS score equivalent to UDS score of 50. The candidates fulfilling the criteria outlined above are invited to interwiev. The assessment for admission to masters programs is based on : 50% of ALES, 25% of academic success in the undergraduate programme (cumulative grade point average (CGPA) ) and 25% of interview grade. The required minimum interview grade is 50 out of 100. The candidates having an assessed score of 60 at least are accepted into the Master's 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 Master's 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 Master's 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 programme consists of a minimum of seven courses delivered within the graduate programme of the department and in related fields, one seminar course, and thesis, with a minimum of 21 local credits. The seminar course and thesis are non-credit and graded on a pass/fail basis. The duration of the programme is four semesters. The maximum period to complete course work in a masters program with thesis is 4 semesters. However, with the approval of their advisors, students can in subsequent semesters take additional departmental courses with or without credits. The total ECTS credits of the programme is 120 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 Master's course load and credits. 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 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 Master's 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 3 to 5 faculty members. Of the appointed jury members, up to one may be selected from another Department or another University. In case the jury consists of 3 members, the co-supervisor cannot be the jury member. A majority vote by the jury members determines the outcome of the thesis or examination. The vote can be for "acceptance", "rejection" or "correction". The Department Chairperson will inform the Director of the Graduate School, in writing, of the jury's decision within 3 days. To correct or change a thesis found incomplete and/or inadequate by the jury, the jury must specify in its report that such corrections are necessary. A student may be given, by a decision of the Administrative Committee of the Graduate School, up to three months to complete the corrections. The student must then retake the thesis examination.
Profile of The Programme
In this course students can search: Turkey, Turkic republics and communications folklore Their scientific research, interpretation, explanation Some similarity and difference between cultures Work on relations about cultures throughout history. Lessons are planned as a 2 semester and after course students can work on their thesis nearly about two years
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates can work as folklore teachers at the schools or Institutes, as researchers or open air museum specialist at the Minister Culture and Tourism
Access to Further Studies
Graduates who successfully completed the Master's Degree may apply to doctorate (third cycle) programmes in the same or in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students are required to take a mid-term examination and/or complete other assigned projects/homework during the semester and, additionally, are required to take a final examination and/or complete a final project for course evaluation. The final grade is based on the mid-term examination grade, the final examination grade and/or evaluation of final project, with the contributions of 40% and 60%, respectively. To pass any course, a Master's student must receive at least 70 out of 100. Students must repeat courses they have failed or may substitute courses the Department accepts as equivalent. The assessment for each course is described in detail in “Individual Course Description”.
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
Türk Halk Bilimi Anabilim Dalı Başkanı: Prof. Dr. Metin EKİCİ, Tel: 0 232 3111010-2096 AKTS/DS Koordinatörü: Doç. Dr. Pınar FEDAKAR,, Ege Üniversitesi, Türk Dünyası Araştırmaları Enstitüsü 35100 – Bornova - İZMİR TELEFON: 0 232 3111010 - 2096
Instıtute has a Fikret Türkmen Library for students and they can benefit from language courses.

Key Learning Outcomes
1Graduates of Turkish Folklore Department are capable of setting cause and effect relation in creation, transfer and execution of folklore products.
2Graduates have all the necessary information on the theoretical and methodological problems in Turkish Folklore discipline and they are capable of providing solutions for these problems in an analytical and methodological way.
3Graduates are capable of reading texts in Turkish dialects (at least one or two) and they are capable of using the dialects in their academic studies.
4Graduates are likely to gain the ability of providing original and interdisciplinary studies and they can lead these studies.
5As a result of their original studies, graduates are likely to reach scientific outcomes which are “new” to the discipline of Turkish Folklore.
6Graduates are capable of following and analyzing the scientific publications on Turkish Folklore in Turkey and all over the world.
7Graduates of Turkish Folklore Department gain the basic and main knowledge on the related field.
8Graduates are capable of giving education professionally on the related field/discipline in all education and training institutions.
9Graduates of Turkish Folklore Department gain the behavior of life-long learning.
10Graduates have the understanding of occupational and ethical responsibility.

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 920505502017 Folklore Theories I Compulsory 3 0 0 8
3 9205055191982 Sufism in Turkish Literature I Compulsory 3 0 0 7
Total 6 0 0 31
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
2 9205055021982 Folklore Theories II. Compulsory 3 0 0 3
3 9205055262017 Scientific Research Methods and Ethics (E) Compulsory 3 0 0 3
4 YLSEM590 Seminar Compulsory 0 0 0 6
Total 6 0 0 27
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 YLUAD591 Specialization Field Compulsory 0 0 0 4
2 YLTEZ592 Thesis Study Compulsory 0 0 0 26
Total 0 0 0 30
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