Requirements for the Minor in Turkish

The minor in Turkish requires a minimum of six courses, at least one of which must be a core course in Turkish Studies taught in English. Students who stop at the intermediate level of Turkish language will be required to take three courses in Turkish Studies, and thus seven courses in total, in order to earn the minor. Students who begin their study of Turkish beyond the beginning level may substitute additional electives in Turkish Studies with approval of the program director.

Study Abroad would be counted toward the minor if resulting in an equivalent to the coursework at Georgetown.

Language Courses

Intensive Beginning Turkish (1 year, 12 credits)

Intermediate Turkish (1 year, 6 credits)

Advanced Turkish (1 year, 6 credits)

Media Turkish (3 credits)

Turkish Translation (3 credits)

Ottoman Turkish (3 credits)

CONTENT CLASSES

Turkish Studies Core: 1 class (if 3 years of language study) or 2 classes (if 2 years of language study) or three classes if only finishing through the Intermediate level

From courses regularly taught by Agoston, Aksakal, Onder, and Ciddi

Ottoman History

Modern Turkish History

Contemporary Turkish Culture

Turkish Politics

Second course may be from Electives  (taught by visiting faculty, as available)

Turkish Film

Turkish Literature (in English or Turkish, as available)

Turkish-EU Relations and Issues of Migration

Central Asian Cultures

Some Typical Paths to the Minor:

Student A: College Undergraduate discovers Turkish in second year, takes:

2nd year: Intensive Beginning Turkish 2 classes, 12 credits

3rd year: Intermediate Turkish 2 classes 6 credits and 1 class in Ottoman History 3 credits

4th year: Advanced Turkish 2 classes and 6 credits

Turkish Minor: 7 classes, 27 credits (through Advanced Turkish)

 

Student B: SFS Undergraduate, took Turkish in High School through NSYLI

1st year: Intermediate Turkish 2 classes, 6 credits; 1 class in Turkish Politics 3 credits

2nd year: Advanced Turkish 2 classes, 6 credits; 1 class in Turkish Culture 3 credits

3rd year: Media Turkish 1 class, 3 credits

Turkish Minor: 7 classes, 21 credits (Beyond Advanced Turkish)

 

Student C: College Undergraduate, discovers Turkish in junior year:

3rd year: Intensive Beginning Turkish 2 classes, 12 credits, Ottoman Empire in WWI 1 class, 3 credits

Summer Study of Turkish, 8 week program, DOES NOT place into Advanced upon return

4th year: Intermediate Turkish 2 classes, 6 credits, Turkish-EU Relations 1 class, 3 credits, Turkish Culture 1 class 3 credits

Turkish Minor: 7 classes, 27 credits at Georgetown (Through Intermediate Turkish)

 

Student D: College Undergraduate, discovers Turkish in junior year:

3rd year: Intensive Beginning Turkish 2 classes, 12 credits, Ottoman Empire in WWI 1 class, 3 credits

Summer Study of Turkish, 8 week program, places into Advanced upon return

4th year: Advanced Turkish 2 classes, 6 credits, Azerbaijani Regional Politics 1 class, 3 credits

Turkish Minor: 6 classes, 24 credits at Georgetown (Through Advanced Turkish)