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Selim Sirri Kuru
TKISH 451
Seattle Campus

Readings in Turkish Literary History I: Modern

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.

Class description

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.

Vocabulary building.

General method of instruction

Lectures and presentations.

Recommended preparation

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.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Selim Sirri Kuru
Date: 05/15/2013