* TUR 305 (LA)
Advanced Turkish: Selected Readings in Historical and Literary Texts
This course introduces a wide variety of reading material (newspaper, memoir, letter, short story, diary etc.) to strengthen students' abilities in understanding and evaluating modern Turkish texts. Information on selected authors and their works will provide a general view on the Ottoman/Turkish cultural, literary and historical panorama. The analysis and discussions of the texts in class will serve to build fluency.
Sample reading list:
Sine Ergun, Hayat Bazen
Ubeydullah Efendi / A. T. Alkan, ed., Ubeydullah Efendi'nin Amerika Hatiralari
Hagop Mintzuri, Istanbul Anilari
Orhan Kemai, Nazim Hikmet'le Uc Bucuk Yil
Nigar Binti Osman, Hayatimin Hikayesi
Tevfik Biren, II. Abdulhamid, Mesrutiyet ve Mutareke Devri Hatiralari
Reading requirement will vary according to the difficulty of the assigned texts ranging between 10-40 pages each week. Three-page-long papers comprising of evaluation, discussion and/or translation of the material in the reading list is expected every two weeks and a ten-to-fifteen page long term paper on a theme or author of choice will be prepared to count for the final exam.
Paper in lieu of Final - 40%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Students are expected to have a sufficient command of Turkish language (intermediate/upper intermediate level) to fulfill the reading and writing assignments. See instructor for further information.
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