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Course Code: 
EDTR 131
Course Type: 
Area Elective
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
This course is a survey of Turkish Literature. It aims to give an overview of the Turkish Literature in a historical order, beginning with the Orkhon inscriptions.
Course Content: 

Theoretical concept of history of literature.

Relations between civilization and literature. Variations of literature according to difference of civilizations.

Introducing the prominent figures of literature through history.

Introducing the literary genres through history of Turkish literature.

Introducing the general bibliography of Turkish literature.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Case study 3. Discussion 4. Demonstration 5. Group work 6. Microteaching 7. Problem solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A. Classical exam B. Multiple-choice test C. Incomplete D. True-False E. Oral exam F. Portfolio G. Performance type H. Report

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Learns the notion of history of literature  1 A
Understands the relations between literature and civilization.      1 A
 Understands the historical periodization of literature.  1 A
Learns the common knowledge of Turkish literature through centuries.   1 A



Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Notion of history of literature, relations with literature, history and civilazition.  
2 Turkish literatures before Islamic era.  
3 Oral tradition  
4 Turkish epics  
5 Beginning of written literature.  
6 Orkhon Inscriptions.  
7 Islamic era.  
8 First literature pieces in Islamic era.  
9 Ottoman divan poetry and poetic tropes, devices.  
10 Beginning of Ottoman divan poetry (13th and 14th centuries).  
11 Ottoman divan poetry, 15th century  
12 Ottoman divan poetry, 16th century  
13 Ottoman divan poetry, 17th century  
14 Ottoman divan poetry, 18th century  



Recommended Sources

Required Banarlı, Nihat Sami, Resimli Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi I,II, İstanbul: Millî Eğitim Bakanlığı Yayınları, 1971.

Gömeç, Saadettin, Türk Destanlarına Giriş, Ankara: Akçağ Yayınları, 2009.

Şentürk, Ahmet Atillâ-Kartal, Ahmet, Eski Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi, İstanbul: Dergâh Yayınları, 2007.

Recommended İslâm Ansiklopedisi



Material Sharing

Documents Additional course notes delivered by the lecturer.




Mid-term 1 40
Total   100



COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses



Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution  
1 2 3 4 5    
1 To have the necessary knowledge about “History of Turkish Language” as a part of teaching Turkish language and literature curriculum in high schools.        X        
2 To have the necessary knowledge about “Turkey Turkish” and “Modern Turkish Grammar” as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.        X        
3 To have the necessary knowledge about historical lexicology and philological evolution of Turkish language.     X        
4 To have the necessary knowledge about the stages of acculturation and oral / written sources of Turkish language.     X        
5 To have the necessary knowledge about modern Turkish dialects and their literatures.     X        
6 To have the necessary knowledge about “History of Turkish Literature” as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.            X    
7 To have the necessary knowledge about all major figures of Turkish literature (writer, poet, critic, academic, etc.) as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.                 X    
8 To have the necessary knowledge about oral / written sources of medieval and early modern Turkish literature.         X    
9 To have the necessary knowledge about modern Turkish literature from Tanzimat to Republic period throughout the history.   X          
10 To instruct students to synthesize the dynamics of Turkish modernization with the content of Turkish Language and Literature teaching and to have critical attitudes with historiography of Turkish literature.    X          
11 To instruct students to make critical readings of worldwide / national classics listed by Ministry of National Education .       X    
12 To instruct students to synthesize their common knowledge of literary genres, forms and literary history with the theoretical frameworks about construction of national history.          X    
13 To have ability to design original materials for field education and develop new projects.         X  
14 To have the necessary knowledge about paleography, research and presentation techniques using in Humanities.         X  
15 To have a critical and comparative perspective about Turkish literature among world literatures.   X        




Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 6 90
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final 1 3 3
Total Work Load     140
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5.6
ECTS Credit of the Course     6