Turkish Language Courses


MENAS offers Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th Year Turkish. A BA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies and a minor in Turkish are offered.


MENAS offers Advanced and 4th Year Turkish at the graduate level.

In addition, Ottoman Turkish is offered from time to time under TURK 410/510, 411/511. Contact Linda Darling for questions regarding Ottoman Turkish.

Turkish Special Examination for Credit

There is special examination for credit for TURK 401 & 403.

To take a test, students need to complete the following steps in the order listed:


  1. Applications for Special Examination for Credit or Special Examination for Grade may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar: reghelp@arizona.edu(link sends e-mail)
  2. The application must be approved by the student's advisor.
  3. The examining instructor and the head of the examining department must determine eligibility and sign the application.
  4. The students must return the application to the Office of the Registrar, and pay the $21-per-unit fee at the Bursar's Office (University Services Bldg104). A special examination cannot be scheduled until the Office of the Registrar is notified by the Bursar's Office that the fee has been paid.
  5. The examination is scheduled by the examining instructor normally during the same semester in which the application is made.
  6. Exam and awarding of credit will be forwarded to the Office of the Registrar by the examining instructor. The grade ("CR" or letter grade) is reported to the Office of the Registrar. The examination, together with your graded examination paper and any appropriate evaluations of oral performance or projects, is then filed with the department for at least one year.

Please contact Debbie Marlow (dmarlow@arizona.edu), the MENAS Undergraduate Advisor, or Dr. Ahmet Okal (@okal@arizona.edu) for more info.

Study Abroad

Turkish Faculty

Linda Darling

Professor of History

Social Sciences Room 219

Benjamin Fortna

Director, School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies

Professor, History of Modern Middle East & Ottoman Empire

  • The Ottoman Empire and Turkey
  • Modern history
  • Biography and education

Ahmet Okal

Assistant Professor of Practice, Turkish Language

Brian Silverstein

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Emil W. Haury Building, Room 126

Andrew Wedel

Professor of Linguistics