Selim Sirri Kuru
The development of modern Turkish literature and its ties to, and divergence from, the Ottoman tradition. Readings in modern and Tanzimat poetry, short story, drama, and novel.
This class is conducted in Modern Turkish for upper intermediate and advance Turkish students. The class includes two novels and short stories and presents historical development of Turkish literary cultures.
Student learning goals
Listening comprehension in Turkish.
Note taking and writing skills in Turkish
Better understanding of Turkish syntax.
General method of instruction
Lectures and presentations.
Keep a Turkish grammar with a detailed index of grammatical terms handy. Review Turkish sentence structures.
Class assignments and grading
There will be weekly homework assignments and one short paper in Turkish. Students will write brief responses in their response books about each reading assignment in Turkish. According to the level of student homework assignments may be altered, arrange a meeting with the instructor ahead of time.
Attendance and homework assignments will be the basis for grading than Turkish skills. Grading will be based on student's development of her individual skills.