• Turkish
  • English
Course Code: 
TLL 293
Semester: 
Fall
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
Turkish
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is to provide students with sufficient knowledge in Ottoman Turkish to be able read texts written in Ottoman Turkish, explain such texts in modern Turkish and acquire the skills to use the information they draw from such texts in their own research
Course Content: 

The rules of Arabic and Persian grammar borrowed in Ottoman Turkish are taught; those rules are illustrated and studied in detail through texts from Divan Literature and from the literature of the pre-Republic era

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) read relatively simpler texts in Ottoman Turkish which are not complicated with Arabic and Persian compounds

1, 2

A

2) identify disciplines that are related to Ottoman Turkish literature such as history, sociology, anthropology, geography, among others

1, 2

A

3) recognize Ottoman Turkish words that display special ortographic characteristics of Arabic and Persian

1, 2

A

4) analyze poems for syllabic meter

1, 2

A

Learning Outcomes

 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) read relatively simpler texts in Ottoman Turkish which are not complicated with Arabic and Persian compounds

1, 2

A

2) identify disciplines that are related to Ottoman Turkish literature such as history, sociology, anthropology, geography, among others

1, 2

A

3) recognize Ottoman Turkish words that display special ortographic characteristics of Arabic and Persian

1, 2

A

4) analyze poems for syllabic meter

1, 2

A

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction

 

2

Reading Arabic compunds on the basis of Shamsi and Kameri letters; Reading Persian complex compunds; Reading texts

 

3

Identifying sentence constituents in poems from Ottoman Turkish; Practice

 

4

Identification of dates dropped through alphabetical account (‘ebced hesabı’) in poetry; Determining syllabic meter in poems

 

5

Reading of handwritten literary texts 

 

6

Information on handwriting styles in literary texts with an emphasis on Rik’a style

 

7

Midterm Exam

 

8

Studies on simplifiying difficult texts  

 

9

Getting acquainted with the literary and cultural history of Turkish

 

10

Reading of handwritten letters and other types of texts written by literary people, scholars, historians

 

11

Reading through material rehabilitation of handwritten texts

 

12

Reading texts with two languages: Ottoman Turkish-Persian

 

13

Reading texts with multiple languages: Ottoman Turkish-Persian-Arabic

 

14

TBA

 

15

General review

 

16

Final exam

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kanar, Osmanlı Türkçesine Giriş

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kanar, Çözümlü Osmanlı Türkçesi Metinler

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kanar, Arap Harfli Alfabetik Osmanlı Türkçesi Sözlüğü

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kanar, Etimolojik Osmanlı Türkçesi Sözlüğü

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Kanar, Osmanlı Türkçesi Yazım Kılavuzu

Additional Resources

Textbooks and practice books on Ottoman Turkish published by experts on Turkish Language and Literature; photocopies of handwritten manuscripts; display of manuscripts through a projector; display of rare Ottoman works to students.

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 

 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-term

1

40

Assignment

1

60

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

identify the linguistic units of the each component of the Turkish grammar including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.  

 

 

x

 

 

2

demonstrate skills in using Turkish effectively.

 

 

x

 

 

3

analyze and critically evaluate the literary texts of Turkish produced in various

periods of history using the perspective of philology and the

contemporary studies of linguistics and literature. 

 

 

x

 

 

4

recognize the impact of relevant disciplines in forming the basis of the contemporary theories of literature and linguistics.

 

x

 

 

 

5

present basic knowledge and skills (such as computer software and information and communication technologies) in their field of study that would assist them in conducting academic research.

 

 

 

 

x

6

work independently or assume responsibility as a team member to solve problems encountered in the field of Turkish Language and Literature.

 

 

x

 

 

7

demonstrate awareness of professional ethics and responsibility.

 

 

 

 

x

8

use (in educational institutions as well as in public and private sectors) the theoretical and practical information they acquire throughout their undergraduate education. 

 

 

 

 

x

9

organize or take part in organizing scientific, cultural or artistic events such as workshops, conferences, colloquia.   

 

 

 

 

x

10

adopt a positive approach to lifelong learning.

 

 

 

 

x

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

4

60

Mid-term exam

1

10

10

Assignment

1

5

5

Final exam

1

10

10

Total Work Load

 

 

130

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

150/25: 5.2

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6