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Contemporary Turkish Studies Certificate Program

The certificate may be earned simultaneously with a BA or BS degree, or post-baccalaureate. Requirements for the Certificate in Contemporary Turkish Studies include:

A. Two years of college-level Turkish (TUR 100, 200 and/or 300 series) or equivalent proficiency (24 credits).

B. Adviser-approved area courses. (No specific courses are required; a student may choose from a large number of courses that may be of particular advantage and interest to the student - 28 credits).

Advisor Approved Area Courses:

28 credits selected from the following list of adviser-approved upper-division courses from two areas of concentration may be used to fulfill the requirements for the certificate. Students may choose to focus in one or the other area: Special courses (399, 410), seminars (407), and other area-related classes, as well as individualized reading and conference courses arranged with instructors may be substituted for specific area courses listed below. All such courses must be pre-approved by your adviser. Please direct all questions to the International Studies Program Advisor at or (503) 725-3455 or (503) 725-3257

History and Political Economy:

CR 410 Neighbors and Enemies: Cyprus, Greece, Turkey (4) - Harry Anastasiou

Study Abroad: Cyprus in Transition: Conflict Transformation in Ethically Divided Cyprus (summer term), (4) - Harry Anastasiou and Birol Yesilada

HST 485 The Ottoman World (4) - Jim Grehan

HST 486 Modern Turkey (4) - Jim Grehan or Laura Robson

HST 385 Modern Middle East I (4) - Jim Grehan or Laura Robson

HST 386 Modern Middle East II (4) - Jim Grehan or Laura Robson

HST495 Islam and Modernity (4) - Jim Grehan

INTL 247 Middle East Studies (4) - Jim Grehan

INTL 332U Islamic Movements in the Contemporary Muslim World (4)

INTL 407 Sem: Globalization and Islam (4)

INTL 410 Islamic Movements (4)

PS/INTL 460 Political Development in Modern Turkey (4) - Birol Yesilada

PS/INTL 452 European Union (4) - Birol Yesilada

PS 454 International Political Economy (4) - Birol Yesilada

SOC 483U Sociology of the Middle East (4)

Language and Culture:

ARH 457 Byzantine Art (4) - Anne McClanan

FL/Intl 331U Women in the Middle East (4) – Pelin Basci

HST 399 SPST: Women & Gender in Middle East (4) - Laura Robson

TUR 330U Topics in Turkish Culture: Popular Culture - Pelin Basci

TUR 331U Women and Gender in Turkey (4) - Pelin Basci

TUR 341U Turkish Literature in Translation (4)

TUR 361U Turkey through Film (4) - Pelin Basci


TUR 399 SPST: Turkish Topics (Credit TBA) - Pelin Basci

TUR 401 Research (4) - Pelin Basci

TUR 404 Cooperative Education/Internship (4) - Pelin Basci

TUR 410 Selected Topics (Credit TBA) - Pelin Basci

TUR 416 Readings in Turkish (2) - Pelin Basci