Turkish Language (TURK)

TURK 021 Elementary Turkish I

This is a course for beginners who have no previous knowledge of Turkish. Using a communicative approach, Elementary Turkish introduces basic vocabulary and grammar rules and focuses on building language competencies in listening, reading, speaking and writing. By the end of the course, students will be able to participate in simple conversations, to know daily expressions, and will understand simple dialogues in day-to-day context and will be able to count and tell time. Will be able to speak about events that happened in the past and express plans for the future. Students will also develop writing strategies that will allow them to write simple letters and fill in commonly-used forms.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 621

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 022 Elementary Turkish II

This course is a continuation of TURK 021 and is designed to strengthen and extend students' listening, speaking, reading and writing competence and to deepen an understanding of Turkish people in Turkey. By the end of this course, students will be able to handle a variety of day to day needs in Turkish-speaking settings and engage in simple conversations. Students can expect to be able to order food and drinks, purchase things, and to be able to be familiar with current social topics. Students will be able to talk about all tenses, present, future, past, past continuous, make comparisons, describe people and things in detail, make travel plans, make reservations in hotels and holiday resorts, write complaint letters. By the end of the course, students will be able to talk about their studies and their plans for the future. Also, students will develop reading strategies that should allow them to understand the general meaning of articles, and short literary texts. Students will learn practical life in Turkey and will explore Turkish culture on the internet.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 622

Prerequisites: TURK 021, Elementary Turkish I, or equivalent.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 023 Intermediate Turkish I

A continuation of elementary Turkish, with emphasis on grammar and reading. This course is for students who have previous knowledge of Turkish or students who have completed Elementary Turkish I and II. This course is designed to improve students' writing and speaking competence, to increase vocabulary, to deepen grammar usage and to help develop effective reading and listening strategies in Turkish, and in order give them cultural knowledge, students are exposed to authentic materials.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 623

Prerequisites: TURK 022 or equivalent.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 024 Intermediate Turkish II

Expands students writing and speaking competence in Turkish, increases vocabulary, and helps students' practice effective reading and listening strategies. Our in-class discussions are based on role-plays and weekly readings and news reports from TV and newspapers. We create discussion groups and let them communicate through, threaded discussions, chat rooms and skype. The review of grammar will not be the primary focus of the course. Students will, expand and deepen their knowledge of grammar through specific grammar exercises. They will have opportunity to practice and read about the cultural and historical issues and get prepared for an advanced level Turkish.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 624

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 025 Advanced Modern Turkish I

The study of modern Turkish at the advanced level; emphasis on grammar and reading, focusing on Business Turkish. Interviews with professionals from different business groups will take place, such as, education, medicine, business law and political science.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 625

Prerequisites: TURK 024, Intermediate Turkish II

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 026 Advanced Modern Turkish II

This course is designed to improve students writing and speaking levels through role plays, case studies, essays, interviews, reading articles from newspapers, analyzing books of contemporary Turkish authors such as Orhan Pamuk, Elif Safak, Ayse Kulin, Yasar Kemal and introduce students to Turkish poets such as Nazim Hikmet, Orhan Veli, Ozdemir Asaf, Murathan Mungan, Can Yucel. During each lesson, students will be asked to interview each other on given news articles about different subjects including economy, politics, sports, art, music and daily news. These conversations will take place on student's level of Turkish knowledge.

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 626

Prerequisites: TURK 025, Advanced Modern Turkish I, or equivalent

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 027 Advanced Spoken Turkish and Cinema I

In this course, we will look at differing degrees of interaction between literature and the films it inspires. Discussions of each novel will be followed by screening the related film, allowing us to explore themes such as the different forms of banditry (old school vs. organized), honor killings, the use of books in films, the problems of artistic representation. This course will give students the opportunity to improve significantly written and spoken discourse strategies and raise language competence to an academic register. Students work across Turkish Language, literary genres and media as they interpret and analyze cultural, political and historical moments in Turkish movies. Students will attempt to understand how political shifts over the past 20 years have impacted the current situation and cultural conception, religious and cultural norms and traditions. Contemporary Turkish authors' books will be analyzed and discussed in this course. We'll have sessions in Penn Museum related to exhibitions from Turkey and the region.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 627

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 028 Advanced Spoken Turkish and Cinema II

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 628

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 031 ELEMENTARY UZBEK I

Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities to facilitate the development of language learning. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to the Uzbek language and its culture, including a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials such as videos filmed in various regions of Uzbekistan.Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook contains one CD-ROM that includes authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text and integrated, interactive exercises and games, all in Flash format and all of which are keyed to the textbook. It includes a supplementary Cyrillic reader, an extensive glossary, and four-color illustrations and photographs throughout.

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 631

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 032 ELEMENTARY UZBEK II

Continuation of TURK 031, Elementary Uzbek I. Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities to facilitate the development of language learning. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to the Uzbek language and its culture, including a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials such as videos filmed in various regions of Uzbekistan.Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook contains one CD-ROM that includes authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text and integrated, interactive exercises and games, all in Flash format and all of which are keyed to the textbook. It includes a supplementary Cyrillic reader, an extensive glossary, and four-color illustrations and photographs throughout.

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 632

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 033 Intermediate Uzbek I

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 633

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 034 Intermediate Uzbek II

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 634

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 121 Advanced Turkish Culture & Media I

This course is for students who are from all different levels of Turkish knowledge. They are expected to write and talk about Turkish movies, culture, politics according to their own level and pace. They will talk to Turkish visitors and interview them. Turkish movies will be the part of the course and once a month, students will watch a Turkish movie and analyze it. Discussions will take place and students will write essays about the movie. This course is designed with a technology-rich, project based approach. The materials will go beyond instruction in grammar and vocabulary to support the acquisition of socio-cultural pragmatics, and intercultural learning.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 521

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

TURK 122 Advanced Turkish Culture & Media II

Similar to TURK 212, Advanced Turkish Culture & Media I, in this course students also will have exposure to social Turkish clubs and to establish their own. They will arrange their Turkish tea parties and learn about Turkish cuisine. Expose Turkish daily news and interview Turkish business people in Turkish. Team spirit or ethics with those of the United States. Students will present and prepare a drama. Mainly students will create and decide their activities and discussions and the instructor will just monitor them most of time. They will continue watching Turkish movies and expose to Turkish culture through these films. After each movie discussions and essay writings will be expected.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 522

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

TURK 229 Ottoman Turkish I

This course is an introduction to Ottoman Turkish with basic characteristics. Ottoman Turkish through readings in printed selections will be exercised with different techniques. Students will learn Persian and Arabic effects on Ottoman Turkish. They will be able to read simple texts at the end of this course. General information on Ottoman Turkish will be given to students during this course. This course will be offered one semester during the school year. Not open to auditors

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: TURK 629

Prerequisites: Two semesters of Turkish and two semesters of Arabic or Persian OR four semesters of Turkish or equivalent

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

TURK 329 Adv Rdgs Ottoman Texts

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: TURK 729

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

TURK 521 Advanced Turkish Culture & Media I

This course is TURK 121 for graduate students.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 121

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

TURK 522 Advanced Turkish Culture & Media II

This course is TURK 122 for graduate students.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 122

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

TURK 621 Elementary Turkish I

This course is TURK-021 for graduate students. Introduction to the spoken and written language of contemporary Turkey.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 021

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 622 Elementary Turkish II

This course is TURK 022 for graduate students.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 022

Prerequisites: TURK 621, Elementary Turkish II or equivalent.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 623 Intermediate Turkish I

A continuation of TURK 622, with emphasis on grammar and reading. This course is TURK 022 for graduate students.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 023

Prerequisites: TURK 622, Elementary Turkish II, or equivalent.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 624 Intermediate Turkish II

This course is TURK 024 for graduate students.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 024

Prerequisites: TURK 623, Intermediate Turkish I or equivalent.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 625 Advanced Modern Turkish I

The study of modern Turkish at the advanced level; emphasis on grammar and reading, focusing on business Turkish. Interviews with professionals from different business groups will take place, such as, education, medicine, business, law, and political science. This course is TURK 025 for graduate students.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 025

Prerequisites: TURK 024, Intermediate Turkish II or equivalent

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 626 Advanced Modern Turkish II

This course is TURK 026, Advanced Modern Turkish II for graduate students.

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 026

Prerequisites: TURK 625, Advanced Modern Turkish I, or equivalent.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 627 Advanced Spoken Turkish and Cinema I

In this course, we will look at differing degrees of interaction between literature and the films it inspires. Discussions of each novel will be followed by screening the related film, allowing us to explore themes such as the different forms of banditry (old school vs. organized), honor killings, the use of books in films, the problems of artistic representation. This course will give students the opportunity to improve significantly written and spoken discourse strategies and raise language competence to an academic register. Students work across Turkish Language, literary genres and media as they interpret and analyze cultural, political and historical moments in Turkish movies. Students will attempt to understand how political shifts over the past 20 years have impacted the current situation and cultural conception, religious and cultural norms and traditions. Contemporary Turkish authors' books will be analyzed and discussed in this course. We'll have sessions in Penn Museum related to exhibitions from Turkey and the region.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 027

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 628 Adv Spkn Turk/Cinema II

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 028

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 629 Ottoman Turkish I

This course is an introduction to Ottoman Turkish with basic characteristics. Ottoman Turkish through readings in printed selections will be exercised with different techniques. Students will learn Persian and Arabic effects on Ottoman Turkish. They will be able to read simple texts at the end of this course. General information on Ottoman Turkish will be given to students during this course. This course will be offered one semester during the school year.

Taught by: Hatiboglu

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: TURK 229

Prerequisites: Two semesters of Turkish and two semesters of Arabic or Persian OR four semesters of Turkish or equivalent

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

TURK 631 ELEMENTARY UZBEK I

Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities to facilitate the development of language learning. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to the Uzbek language and its culture, including a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials such as videos filmed in various regions of Uzbekistan.Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook contains one CD-ROM that includes authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text and integrated, interactive exercises and games, all in Flash format and all of which are keyed to the textbook. It includes a supplementary Cyrillic reader, an extensive glossary, and four-color illustrations and photographs throughout.

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: TURK 031

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 632 ELEMENTARY UZBEK II

Continuation of TURK 631, Elementary Uzbek I. Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities to facilitate the development of language learning. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to the Uzbek language and its culture, including a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials such as videos filmed in various regions of Uzbekistan.Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook contains one CD-ROM that includes authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text and integrated, interactive exercises and games, all in Flash format and all of which are keyed to the textbook. It includes a supplementary Cyrillic reader, an extensive glossary, and four-color illustrations and photographs throughout.

Taught by: Saff

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 032

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 633 Intermediate Uzbek I

Also Offered As: TURK 033

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 634 Intermediate Uzbek II

Course usually offered in spring term

Also Offered As: TURK 034

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

TURK 729 Adv Rdgs Ottoman Texts

Also Offered As: TURK 329

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit