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Contemporary Turkish Studies Certificate Program

The Certificate of Contemporary Turkish Studies may be earned in conjunction with a BA or BS degree, or post-baccalaureate. We encourage you to consider using your Turkish skills and interest to complete this certificate. As a student completing this certificate, you may simultaneously complete requirements for the Global Studies Certificate or the Certificate in Middle East Studies. 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).

Adviser 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 Turkish Studies Program Adviser at or (503) 725-3455 or (503) 725-3257.


History and Political Economy:

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

Study Abroad: Cyprus in Transition: Conflict Transformation in Ethically Divided Cyprus (summer term), (4)

HST 485 The Ottoman World (4) 

HST 486 Modern Turkey (4) 

HST 385 Modern Middle East I (4) 

HST 386 Modern Middle East II (4) 

HST 495 Islam and Modernity (4)

INTL 247 Middle East Studies (4) 

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) 

PS/INTL 460 Political Development in Modern Turkey (online) (4)

PS/INTL 452 European Union (4) 

PS 454 International Political Economy (4) 

SOC 483U Sociology of the Middle East (4)

Language and Culture:

ARH 457 Byzantine Art (4) 

FL/INTL331U Women in the Middle East (4) 

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

TUR 330U Topics in Turkish Culture: Popular Culture

TUR 331U Women and Gender in Turkey (4) 

TUR 341U Turkish Literature in Translation (4)

TUR 361U Turkey through Film (4) 


Special Topic:

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