Turkish Studies Courses

Turkish Language Courses; We offer 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year Turkish. 

MENA 277A -- History of the Middle East  (3 units)
Description:   Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Approved as: General Education Tier Two - Humanities .
Identical to:   HIST 277A, RELI 277A.

MENA 379 -- The Ottoman Turkish Empire  (3 units)
Description:   A survey of Ottoman history noting its expansion into Europe and the Middle East and its political and social institutions.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:   HIST 379.

TURK 410/510 -- Topics in Turkish Language, Literature, Culture, History and Society  (1-5 units)
Description:  Course content varies by semester. Focus topics may include Ottoman Turkish, and other areas in Turkish language, literature, culture, history and society.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Consent of instructor.
May be repeated:  for credit 35 times (maximum 36 enrollments).
May be convened with:  TURK 510.
Usually offered:  Fall.

TURK 411/511 -- Topics in Turkish Language, Lit, Culture, History & Society II  (1-5 units)
Description:  Course content varies by semester. This is the second semester sequel to TURK 410/510. TURK 410/510 is not always a prerequisite, contact instructor. Focus topics may include Ottoman Turkish, and other areas in Turkish language, literature, culture, history and society.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Consent of instructor.
May be convened with:  TURK 511.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MENA 454/554 -- Structure of a Middle Eastern Language  (3 units)
Description:   This course examines the grammatical structure, linguistic usage, and sociolinguistic status of a particular language from the Near East. The language covered changes each each year, but may include varieties of Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, and other languages of the region.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):   LING 201 or a year of Study in the Language for undergraduates. LING 300 or LING 315 are recommended but not required.
May be repeated:   for credit 3 times (maximum 4 enrollments).
Identical to:   LING 454; LING is home department.
May be convened with:   NES 554.

MENA 459A/559A -- Turkey: Culture, Power and History  (3 units)
Description:  Question of East and West through study of Turkey: emergence of Turkey from Ottoman Empire; social, political, religious and economic reforms; modernization of institutions; identity; politics of history; gender; nationalism; development; liberalization; globalization.
Grading:  Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Prerequisite(s):  Junior or senior standing, or consent of instructor.
Identical to:  ANTH 459A; ANTH is home department.
Usually offered:  Spring.

MENA 463/563 -- Gender Issues and Women's Literature in the Middle East  (3 units)
Description:   This course introduces Middle Eastern women's issues through a critical reading of literary works written by women in the major languages of the Near East (Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish) that are available in translation. Readings include poetry, short stories, and novels all analyzed within their social context.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:   W S 463.
May be convened with:   MENA 563.

HIST 479/579 -- The Ottoman Empire to 1800  (3 units)
Description:   History of Ottoman Empire from its origins through the direct Western European impact, focusing on the political and social history of the empire in Europe and Asia.
Grading: Regular grades are awarded for this course: A B C D E.
Identical to:   MENA 479.
May be convened with:   HIST 579.