First Cycle - Faculty of Arts and Sciences - German Language and Literature
Y : Year of Study S : Semester
Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Y S ECTS
TDE393 Turkish Literature I Compulsory 3 5 3
Objectives of the Course
Dividing Turkish literature into its periods, introducing writers of 19. Century through the texts and within the framework of literary movements.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1 Graduates gain understanding of ethic behaviors.
2 Graduates are able to use the knowledge and apply it. They can also make comparative studies within the period and with earlier periods.
3 Graduates can explain the periods of Turkish literature and their features.
4 Graduates are able to recognize and explain the problems of Turkish literature and language
5 Graduates are able to teach as professional teachers in educational institutions.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Turkish novels, plays and poems of 19. Century are studied starting from Şinasi, Namık Kemal, Abdülhak Hâmid, Ahmet Midhat Efendi, Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil and Mehmet Rauf.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1 Compilation of Turkish literature, Classification of New Turkish literature (1860-2000) according to its periods
2 Information on Western literary movements
3 Classical theater and Şinasi’s play Şair Evlenmesi
4 Romanticism and Namık Kemal’in Romantizm anlayışı
5 Analysis of Namık Kemal’s poems Hürriyet Kasidesi and Vaveyla
6 Romanticism and Abdülhak Hâmid’s poems
7 Mentalities in Turkish literature: Ahmet Midhat Efendi’s novel Felâtun Bey ile Rakım Efend
8 Revision Week
9 Midterm
10 Romantic and realistic elements in Ahmet Midhat Efendi’s literary world
11 Debate of Romanticism-Relaism in Turkish literature
12 First realistic Turkish novels
13 Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil’s novels and novel-
14 Halit Ziya’s novels Mai ve Siyah, Aşk-ı Memnu.
15 The first Turkish psychological novel: Mehmet Rauf’s Eylül
16 The novel Eylül
17 Final
Recommended or Required Reading
XIX. Asır Türk Edebiyatı Tarihi by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Şiir Tahlilleri 1 by Mehmet Kaplan, Yeni Türk Edebiyatı Tanzimat’tan Cumhuriyet’e by İnci Enginün, and texts mentioned in the content of the course.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Face to face education, description and lecture with discussion.
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Exam1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Exam1100
Language of Instruction
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Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Pre Class Self Study 1 14 14
Post Class Self Study 1 14 14
Midterm Preparation 1 14 14
Final Preparation 2 14 28
Total 5 56 70
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