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Course Code: 
TKL 201
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
2
ECTS: 
2
Course Language: 
Turkish
Course Objectives: 
The course aims at helping students improve their skill in written and oral narration, by teaching them features and rules of the language.
Course Content: 

A general information about language in general and world languages, the historical evolution of Turkish and its relationship with other languages, phonetical and morphological characteristics of Modern Turkish, applying/practicing rules of orthography and punctuation

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture, 2. Case Study, 3. Discussion, 4. Demonstration, 5. Groupwork, 6. Microteaching, 7. Problem Solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A. Classical Exam, B. Multiple-Choice Test, C. Incomplete, D. True-False, E. Oral Exam, F. Portfolio, G. Performance Type, H. Report

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Aims at helping students use punctuation marks and orthography correctly. 1,3,4 A
2) Aims at helping students understand basic features of language and  criteria for classifying languages. 1,3,4 A
3) Aims at helping students remember the evolution of Turkish. 1,3,4 A
4) Aims at teaching students features of Turkish and how to apply them. 1,3,4 A
5) Aims at improving students’ skills in written and oral narration. 1,3,4 A

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction, Discussion of the course and syllabus. Related  readings
2  Definition of language, features of language, language-consciousness, language-culture relationship. Related readings
3 Languages and language families in the world. The place and adventure of Turkish among these languages. Orkhon Inscriptions. Related readings
4 Orkhon Inscriptions review Related readings
5 Written language applications (1): Sentence, "tweet", paragraph, text. Related readings
6 Written language applications (2): Petition, report, official report (accident report). Related readings
7 Midterm Exam Related readings
8 Determining the debate teams. Discussion of the Safsatalar:  Aklın Kırk Haramisi. Basic Concepts: Logic, Proposition, Premise, Inference, Argument, Formation. Fallacy and Its Types: Formal Fallacies and Informal Fallacies. Ad Hominem, Ad Verecundiam, Bandwagon, Ad Populum, Straw-Man. Related readings
9 Ad Ignorantiam, Slippery Slope, Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc / Hence, then so, Uncertainty Fallacies, Category Fallacies, False Analogy, Black or White Fallacy (Black & White), Petitio Principii. Related readings
10  Debate Related readings
11  Debate Related readings
12 Debate Related readings
13 Debate Related readings
14 Debate Related readings

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Required Aksan, Doğan. “Anadili”. Türk Dili,31/285. s. 423-434. 1975.

Aksan, Doğan. Her Yönüyle Dil, Ana Çizgileriyle Dilbilim. 3 cilt , Ankara. 1987.

Aksan, Doğan, Türkiye Türkçesinin Dünü, Bugünü, Yarını, Ankara, Bilgi Yayınevi. 2000.

Alpay, Yalın. Yalanın Siyaseti: Yalanın Meşrulaştırılması, Hakikatin Önemsizleşmesi ve

Hileli Akıl Yürütme Teknikleri… İstanbul: Destek Yayınları, 2017.

Eden, Sinan. İklim Krizi ve Yaptırmamak. İstanbul: Doruk Yayınları, 2015.

Ergin, Muharrem. Orhun Abideleri. İstanbul: Boğaziçi Yayınları, 2017.

Uyar, Tevfik. Safsatalar: Aklın Kırk Haramisi. İstanbul: Destek Yayınları, 2019.

Tekin, Talât. Orhon Yazıtları: Kül Tigin, Bilge Kağan, Tunyukuk. İstanbul: Bilgesu Yayıncılık,

2017.

Tokar, Brian. İklim Adaletine Doğru. Çev. Sezgin Ata. İstanbul: Öteki Yayınevi, 2014.

Kuran, Evrim. Telgraftan Tablete: Türkiye’nin Dört Kuşağı. İstanbul: Destek Yayınları, 2018.

McKibben Bill. Doğanın Sonu. Çev. Berna Göl ve İlksen Mavituna. İstanbul: Everest

Yayınları, 2015.

Russel, Bertrand. Aylaklığa Övgü. Çev. Mete Ergin. İstanbul: Cem Yayınevi, 2018.

Vassaf, Gündüz. Cehenneme Övgü: Gündelik Hayatta Totalitarizm. Çev. Zehra Gençosman

ve Ömer Madra. İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları, 2019.

“Crash Course YouTube Kanalı”, “How To Argue – Philosophical Reasoning”:

https://youtu.be/NKEhdsnKKHs

“Crash Course YouTube Kanalı”, “How To Argue – Induction & Abduction”:

https://youtu.be/-wrCpLJ1XAw

https://defterarkasi.com/2017/09/24/ad-hominem-nedir-ne-degildir/

İFA Youtube Kanalı, Safsata Savar Programı

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1Z9sJhCrPk&list=PL4sLdg6opbB6hikq23...

https://yalansavar.org/2014/08/26/safsatalar/2

https://yalansavar.org/yalansavar-safsatalar-listesi/

https://yalansavar.org/2016/03/28/podcast-4-safsatalar-ve-sofistler/

Leo Murray, “Uyan Kafayı Ye, Sonra da Aklını Başına Topla”.

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents Xerox copies given to students before class.

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 50
Quizzes    
Attendance    
FINAL 1 50
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   50
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   50
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To have the necessary knowledge about “History of Turkish Language” as a part of teaching Turkish language and literature curriculum in high schools.         X  
2 To have the necessary knowledge about “Turkey Turkish” and “Modern Turkish Grammar” as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.          X  
3 To have the necessary knowledge about historical lexicology and philological evolution of Turkish language.         X  
4 To have the necessary knowledge about the stages of acculturation and oral / written sources of Turkish language.         X  
5 To have the necessary knowledge about modern Turkish dialects and their literatures.       X    
6 To have the necessary knowledge about “History of Turkish Literature” as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.       X    
7 To have the necessary knowledge about all major figures of Turkish literature (writer, poet, critic, academic, etc.) as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.      X      
8 To have the necessary knowledge about oral / written sources of medieval and early modern Turkish literature.       X    
9 To have the necessary knowledge about modern Turkish literature from Tanzimat to Republic period throughout the history.   X        
10 To instruct students to synthesize the dynamics of Turkish modernization with the content of Turkish Language and Literature teaching and to have critical attitudes with historiography of Turkish literature.           
11 To instruct students to make critical readings of worldwide / national classics listed by Ministry of National Education .   X        
12 To instruct students to synthesize their common knowledge of literary genres, forms and literary history with the theoretical frameworks about construction of national history.       X        
13 To have ability to design original materials for field education and develop new projects.   X        
14 To have the necessary knowledge about paleography, research and presentation techniques using in Humanities.   X        
15 To have a critical and comparative perspective about Turkish literature among world literatures.   X        

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 2 30
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 1 15
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Term Paper 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     50
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     2
ECTS Credit of the Course     2