About the Department
A country’s literary tradition can be better evaluated when compared with other literary traditions and by its relationship with other forms of art. The major goal of the Master’s Program Comparative Literature offered by the Department of Turkish Language and Literature is to provide students with a better understanding of Turkish literature through a comparison of the Turkish literary tradition with other literary traditions and cultures of the world. Educating students to become international researchers with a broad perspective, and educating teachers and teacher candidates to have a contemporary view of the field of literature are among the goals of the program. The interaction of literature with mythology, cinema, music, fine arts, among others, is featured in this Master’s program along with a special focus on the comparison of Turkish literature with Western literature, Persian literature and the Mediterranean literatures.
The Master’s Program Comparative Literature admits students who have a BA degree in Turkish language and literature as well as students who hold a degree from another field. Those students who have a background in a field other than Turkish language and literature are expected to attend a preparation program, whose content is designed on the basis of each student’s needs.
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By completing an MA Degree in the Comparative Literature program, students will be able to
- 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, and recognize the impact of relevant disciplines in forming the basis of the contemporary theories of literature and linguistics.
- work independently or assume responsibility as a team member to solve practical and theoretical problems encountered in the field of Turkish Language and Literature, and share the results of their research with other academics in national and international venues.
- use (in educational institutions as well as in public and private sectors) the theoretical and practical information they acquire throughout their undergraduate education.
- demonstrate basic knowledge and skills necessary for academic research; present basic knowledge and skills (such as computer software and information and communication technologies) in their field of study to assist them in conducting academic research; organize or take part in organizing scientific, cultural or artistic events such as workshops, conferences, colloquia; adopt a positive approach to lifelong learning.
The mission of the Comparative Literature program at Yeditepe University is to educate students as researchers who are capable of an interdisciplinary understanding of the main scientific and aesthetic tenets of literature, who possess a comparative projection, with diversified methodological inclinations to Turkish literature and the world literatures, and who possess the ability to link their theoretical background in literature with an analytical approach.
The vision of the program is to treat literature as a conceptual unit and to bring together the history, sociology, and the economics of the world that shape literature with the theoretical approaches in literature.
CONDITIONS, REQUIRED DOCUMENTS AND ASSESSMENT PERCENTAGES AND SCORES FOR STUDENT APPLICATION FOR POST-GRADUATION PROGRAM ON COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
1. *LETTER OF INTENT 25%
2. A TRANSCRIPT SHOWING THE GRADE POINT AVERAGE 15%
3. LANGUAGE CERTIFICATE 10% (minimum 55 scores) (any candidates failing the proficiency in English exam will attend the Preparation School)
4. ALES Result 50% (minimum 55 scores)
5. TWO REFERENCE LETTERS
6. BACHELOR’S DEGREE DIPLOMA FROM AN INSTITUTE IN THE COUNTRY OR FROM AN ACCREDITED INSTITUTE IN ABROAD
* The Letter of Intent should address the following questions:
- Why do you prefer this field of study?
- What is your research subject planned for the dissertation? Which sources have you read in relation with this subject matter?
- What do you plan to do after completing the program?
- In your opinion, how the program will contribute to your intellectual development?
- If you are applying from a different discipline, are you ready for the Scientific Preparation course? (Whether any students need to complete any “scientific preparation courses” will be decided based on the submitted documents.)
The Program is open for application every month.
Please submit your Application to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +90 216 578 00 00 (extension 3065) for any questions.
Once the documents received at the above given email address and confirmed for completion, the candidates will be invited for a preliminary interview. Please take an appointment for the preliminary interview from Ms. Nilay Karakoç.
0216 578 00-3065