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Selim Sirri Kuru
TKISH 454
Seattle Campus

Turkish Literary Genres: Prose

Major genres, styles, and themes of Turkish art-prose from Ottoman times to present; creation of stylistic and critical norms. Prerequisite: TKISH 423.

Class description

This class is for developing Turkish language skills, with a focus on reading and writing. Students are supposed to have a good grasp of Turkish grammar. A special section of the class will focus on Ottoman Turkish language texts. See instructor for more on this special section.

Student learning goals

To develop tools for reading Turkish texts in different genres easily.

To develop Turkish writing skills

To learn more about Turkish history through unedited selections in different genres from different periods.

General method of instruction

Students will respond to reading selections through writing and through class discussions.

Recommended preparation

Students should do the readings as instructed. Reading selections will be short, however, they will be unedited and according to the genre, may be challenging for all levels of students.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly reading assignments. Weekly writing assignments. Students will keep a poetry book, where they will keep very short poems that they will memorize throughout the quarter.Students will also keep their notes on the reading selections in a different notebook. One part of the notebook will be a vocabulary list. These two notebooks will be evaluated weekly in class. There will be a midterm, part of which will be in the form of a take home assignment. There will be a final paper in Turkish.


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: 06/09/2012