Degree: Master of Arts

Duration: 2-3 years

Language: Turkish

Program Description: This program deals with the literature that the Turks have produced under the influence of the Islamic religion. Starting from Kutadgu Bilig, the earliest extant work in Turkish written in the 11th century during the Karakhanid dynasty by Yusuf Khass Hajib of Balasagun, Turkish-Islamic Literature has generated its own forms of literary production. The program focuses on different stages of literature such as Divan Literature, Folk Literature, and Tekke Literature. In addition, it offers courses on topics including the relation between religion and literature, the relation between Sufism and literature, the history of Turkish-Islamic literature, and primary sources in the field. Rıfkı Melül Meriç, Necati Lugal, Mahmud Esad Coşan, and Fevziye Abdullah Tansel are among the well-known professors who have contributed to the development of the Department.

Graduation Requirements: Master’s Degree Program with thesis consists of at least seven courses, one seminar, other educational activities and thesis that totals to a minimum of 21 National Credits and 120 ECTS. Students should take 60 ETCS from courses and seminar, and 60 ECTS from thesis. Non-thesis Master’s Degree Program consist of at least 10 courses and semester project that totals to a minimum of 30 National Credits and 90 ECTS. In order to be successful in a course, student’s grade must at least 2,75 out of 4.

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