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Sabancı University Turkish Studies M.A. program has renewed its curriculum and program requirements

The Turkish Studies MA program at Sabancı University is the first interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction. With a highly flexible curriculum which capitalizes on the intellectual and scholarly resources available at one of Turkey's leading private universities, the Turkish Studies MA program offers students a broad range of courses in History, Political Science, Economics, Conflict Resolution, European Studies, and Cultural Studies. In addition, the curriculum seeks to meet the needs of the next generation of scholars, policymakers, and practitioners by providing them with necessary skills to analyze, understand, evaluate, and make policies in key areas including foreign, environmental, energy, health, and welfare policies.

There are several possibilities concerning the career prospects of students enrolled in the renewed graduate degree program in Turkish Studies. Graduates of the program will be competitive candidates for Ph.D. programs in various fields of the Humanities and the Social Sciences. The MA degree in Turkish Studies will also enhance the career prospects of students for positions in the public sector (policy-making, bureaucratic, and diplomatic service),  private sector (international business, media, tourism, etc.), and national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).                                        

Within the framework of the said MA Thesis course, students are expected to research and write an MA thesis of around 70 pages on a previously submitted and approved topic.                                               

TS 590 - Internship

Students are expected to work in one of the centers or forums affiliated with Sabancı University, where they will be able to combine theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge about the making and application of public policies.

 

SUMMARY OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Course Category

Min. ECTS Credits

Min. SU Credits

Min. Courses

Master Thesis

30

-

1

Required Courses

78

12

10

Core Electives

40

12

4

Free Electives

10

3

1

Total

158

27

16

 

Master Thesis

An original thesis of around 70 pages on a previously submitted and approved topic is called for.

Course

Name

ECTS Credits

SU Credits

Faculty

TS 599

Master Thesis

30

0

FASS

                                              

Required Courses

The following courses are all required.

Course

Name

ECTS Credits

SU Credits

Faculty

GR 501S

Academic Practices and Development

7

0

FASS

GR 502S

Academic Practices and Development 2

7

0

FASS

GR 503S

Academic Practices and Development 3

7

0

FASS

GR 555S

Academic Writing for Graduate Students

7

0

FASS

HIST 589

From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State

10

3

FASS

POLS 529

Methods and Scope of Political Analysis

10

3

FASS

POLS 530

Quantitative Research Methods

10

3

FASS

POLS 550

Turkish Politics

10

3

FASS

TS 500

MA Pro-seminar

5

0

FASS

TS 590

Internship

5

0

FASS

 

Core  Electives

Course

Name

ECTS Credits

SU Credits

Faculty

CONF 502

Correlates of War and Peace

10

3

FASS

CONF 531

Conflict Resolution Practice

10

3

FASS

CONF 532

Managing Conflict in Organizations

10

3

FASS

CULT 542

Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence

10

3

FASS

CULT 544

Gender and Sexuality in Turkey

10

3

FASS

CULT 593

Thematic Approaches to Contemporary Turkish Culture

10

3

FASS

ECON 520

Public Economics

10

3

FASS

ECON 522

Health Economics and Policy

10

3

FASS

ECON 523

Economics of the Welfare State

10

3

FASS

ES 502

Turkey-EU Relations

10

3

FASS

ES 504

Energy Politics

10

3

FASS

ES 505

European Foreign Policy

10

3

FASS

HIST 517

Introduction to Orientalism and Oriental Studies

10

3

FASS

HIST 524

Issues in the Gender History of the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey

10

3

FASS

HIST 571

History of a City: Ottoman Istanbul 1450-1900

10

3

FASS

HIST 585

Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey

10

3

FASS

POLS 504

Turkish Social and Political Thought

10

3

FASS

POLS 510

Comparative Politics

10

3

FASS

POLS 531

Qualitative and Textual Research Methods

10

3

FASS

POLS 532

Survey Research Methods

10

3

FASS

POLS 537

Advance Research Methods and Data Analysis in Political Science

10

3

FASS

POLS 548

Conflicts in the Middle East

10

3

FASS

POLS 553

Current Issues in Turkish Politics

10

3

FASS

POLS 555

Turkish Foreign Policy

10

3

FASS

POLS 563

Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era

10

3

FASS

POLS 580

Political Economy

10

3

FASS

POLS 583

Ethnicity and Nationalism

10

3

FASS

POLS 598

Local Government in Turkey and the EU

10

3

FASS

PUBL 501

Governance, Politics and Public Policy

10

3

FASS

 

Free Electives

Max. 3 SU (10 ECTS)  credits from FASS graduate courses, subject to program coordinator's approval.