Turkish: Language, Literature, Culture (including courses in English)

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  • CAS LT 111: First-Semester Turkish
    Introduction to spoken and written Turkish and fundamentals of Turkish grammar, with oral drills and written exercises. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LT 112: Second-Semester Turkish
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LT 111; or equivalent.
    Completes introduction to modern Turkish grammar, with emphasis on development of aural and written comprehension, as well as writing and speaking abilities. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LT 211: Third-Semester Turkish
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LT 112; or equivalent.
    Further, intermediate-level, development of Turkish language skills through textbooks and readings including literary works, internet-based exercises, and Turkish audio and visual materials. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
  • CAS LT 212: Fourth-Semester Turkish
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LT 211; or consent of instructor.
    Completes presentation of structures of Turkish. Students achieve "intermediate-high" levels of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy. Effective Fall 2020, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, The Individual in Community.
    • The Individual in Community
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS LT 303: Advanced Turkish I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LT 212.
    Exploration of contemporary Turkish culture and society through an examination of the literature, music, film, and cuisine of Republican Turkey. Students will gain a deeper understanding of complex issues faced by Turkish people and society while improving their Turkish language skills. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy, Oral and/or Signed Communication.
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
    • Oral and/or Signed Communication
  • CAS LT 304: Turkey in the Middle East: A Content-Based Language Course
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LT 303; or consent of instructor.
    Students develop their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge, especially the ability to discuss topics of Turkish national and international interest, by studying the history and unique aspects of Turkish-Middle Eastern borders. Texts include Turkish media, films, songs, and historical documents.
  • CAS LT 388: World Cities: Istanbul
    An examination of Istanbul in the global imaginary as it transformed from the Capital of the Ottoman Empire to the cultural capital of the Republic of Turkey through critical analysis of visual and literary texts. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Historical Consciousness, Digital/Multimedia Expression, Research and Information Literacy.
    • Historical Consciousness
    • Digital/Multimedia Expression
    • Research and Information Literacy
  • CAS LT 491: Directed Study: Turkish
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of department and CAS Advising.
    Application form available in department.
  • CAS LT 492: Directed Study: Turkish
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: consent of department and CAS Advising.
    Application form available in department.