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Turkish Language and Literature

About the Department

The Turkish Language and Literature Undergraduate Program trains qualified individuals who can educate themselves in the field of Turkish Language, Culture, and Literature in line with the mission of Cyprus International University. The department aims to provide students for the benefit of the country and society by sharing the knowledge that it has with the education and training to be able to successfully represent the university. Various trips and social activities are organized to ensure the students' divisional social adaptation. Conferences, panels, etc. are organized on a regular basis. Through academic meetings, our students have the opportunity to meet and talk with experts working in their own field and in different fields. During national memorial days, activities are organized with the contributions of the students. Furthermore, foreign language learning is encouraged. The Undergraduate Program has been accredited by FEDEK for five years as of 2017-2018. 


Educational Opportunities

In our program, besides the lessons of the main branches of science, are courses such as; Turkish Folk Literature, New Turkish Literature, Old Turkish Literature and Turkish Language, Western Literature, World Literature, Turkish Cypriot Literature, Turkish Culture History, Thought History, Aesthetics, Children's Literature, and Mythology. In the course of Turkish Folk Literature and Folklore, students gain the skills of analyzing and interpreting Turkish folk culture. In addition to studying the literary trends of Tanzimat in the course of the New Turkish Literature  students develop skills of critical thinking built on a scientific basis and with the examination of selected texts in the light of contemporary art movements, literary theories, and criticism methods. In old literary teaching; Classification of Turkish Literature History, Sources of Turkish Literature, Decomposition of People, Divan and Tekke-Sufi Literature, Starting from Pre-Islamic Process XII. 


Career Areas

Graduates of the Department of Turkish Language and Literature can teach Turkish Language and Literature in secondary education within the framework of the relevant legislation. They can make program productions, become news editors or presenters in radio and television broadcasting organizations. Those who develop themselves in the field of Ottoman Turkish may be directed to libraries and archival institutions. They can edit Turkish in the media. They can work in various private and official institutions in the field of folklore. The field of artistic production of literature is also a bright and interesting undertaking for our students. The lessons given to the Turkish World provide broad business opportunities for those seeking to work in the Central Asian Turkic Republics and to work there. If students continue on from our graduate programs, they can graduate from a Ph.D. degree in science, working at various universities as teaching staff.



Cyprus International University
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Education and Humanities Center, EH113
99258 Nicosia/TRNC
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2601
Faculty E-mail:  secretary-fas@ciu.edu.tr

Head of Department: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gürkan Gümüşatam
Head of Department  E-mail: ggumusatam@ciu.edu.tr

Last updated: 23-01-2019