General Information

The University consists of six faculties. One of them is the Faculty of Humanities with three Departments and the Language Centre.

The Department of English Studies offers a degree programme in English Language and Literature and two minor programmes in English Literature and Linguistics. The programme offers a range of courses in language development, theoretical and applied linguistics, literature, history and culture, literary theory, research and teaching methodology. All courses are conducted in English.

The Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies Department deals with Turkish and other Turkic languages, history, literature and cultures, from the first written evidence of the Turkish language in the 8th century up to the present. Turcology, Ottoman Studies, Modern Turkish Studies and Islamic Studies are some of the areas covered by the programme. The Department's programme leads to a BA degree in Turkish Studies, with  one of two directions: a) History and Politics or b) Linguistics and Literature.

The Department of French  and European Studies offers a four-year programme of studies leading to a BA in French Language and Literature. All compulsory courses of the programme are taught in French. The programme of studies offers courses in Language, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, General and Comparative Literature, Culture and Teaching and Research Methodology. Graduates of the Department may continue their studies at the postgraduate level in various subjects including Literature, Linguistics, European Studies, Cultural Studies and Teacher Training.

The Language Centre provides resources and services for members of the University who need foreign language competency for their studies or personal interest and to enable students to satisfy the University's foreign language requirement. The programme currently offers five courses in English and French Language Studies and four courses in Italian, Spanish and German Language Studies. In addition, there are three courses of study in Turkish and Russian.