The School of Foreign LanguagesGuneyKuzeySaritepeTurkishYADYOK

Coordinator: Pýnar Maytalman

Academic Staff: Modern Language Unit

Armenian
French
German
Italian Italian
yadyok Korean
Portuguese
Romanian
Spanish
russian
Russian

Location : South Campus - John Freely Building

Contact :
(00 90) 212 359 7066

Classes:

 Armenian
 French
 German
 Korean
 
Romanian
 
Spanish

Barcelona, Paris, Berlin

yadyok Elective courses in second and third languages are offered by this unit.

yadyok Besides studying the culture and literature of these languages students come to a level at which they can do translations.

yadyok Senate decision taken on 15.01.2014:

Certificate in German as A Foreign Language: Students have to complete 7 of the GER courses offered in the catalogue, of which at least one has to have a  400 code.  The average of these 21-credit courses must be a minimum of  “2.50”.

Certificate in French as a Foreign Language: Students have to complete 7 of the FR courses offered in the catalogue, of which at least one has to have a  400 code.  The average of these 21-credit courses must be a minimum of “2.50”.

Course Descriptions:

German

GER 101 Elementary German I (2+2+2) 3
Introduction to German with equal emphasis on reading, writing and speaking.

GER 102 Elementary German II (2+2+2) 3
Basic knowledge of German grammar and structure; reading, writing and speaking.

GER 201 Intermediate German I (2+2+2) 3
Consolidating GER 102; detailed approach to German grammar and structure; further emphasis on reading, writing and speaking.
Prerequisites: GER 101, GER 102 or consent of instructor.

GER 202 Intermediate German II (2+2+2) 3
Consolidating GER 201; emphasis on reading, writing and speaking.
Prerequisites: GER 201 or consent of instructor.

GER 301 Advanced German I (2+2+2) 3
Practice on grammar, reading, writing and speaking; introduction to German literature and culture.
Prerequisites: GER 201, GER 202 or consent of instructor.

GER 302 Advanced German II (2+2+2) 3
Enhancement of grammar and vocabulary to faciliate writing term papers.
Prerequisite: GER 301 or consent of instructor.

GER 321 German Civilization I (2+0+2) 3
Enchancement of written and spoken German through media and literary texts. Study of German language-based cultures through extant information sources.

GER 322 German Civilization II (2+0+2) 3
Further enchancement of the written and spoken German through media and literary texts. Study of German language-based cultures through extant information tools.

Germany

GER 401 20th Century German Literature I (3+0+0) 3
Reading and discussion of works selected from 20th century German and Austrian authors.

GER 402 20th Century German Literature II (3+0+0) 3
Further enchancement of the reading and discussion of works selected from 20th century German and Austrian authors.

GER 411 Translation I (3+0+0) 3
Translation of texts, selected from various journals, newspapers and works of literature from German into and from Turkish.

GER 412 Translation II (3+0+0) 3
Further enchancement of translation of texts on current issues, selected from various magazines, newspapers and works of literature from German into and from Turkish.

GER 421 Modern German Literature I (3+0+0) 3
Reading and discussion of works selected from modern German and Austrian authors.

GER 422 Modern German Literature II (3+0+0) 3
Further enchancement of the reading and discussion of works selected from modern German and Austrian authors.

French

FR 101 Elementary French I (2+2+2) 3
Introduction to French with equal emphasis on reading, writing and speaking.

FR 102 Elementary French II (2+2+2) 3
Basic knowledge of French grammar and structure; emphasis on reading, writing and speaking.

FR 201 Intermediate French I (2+2+2) 3
Consolidating FR 102; further emphasis on grammar and structure.
Prerequisites: FR 101, FR 102 or consent of instructor.

France

FR 202 Intermediate French II (2+2+2) 3
Consolidating FR 201; further emphasis on grammar and structure.
Prerequisites: FR 201 or consent of instructor.

FR 301 Advanced French I (2+2+2) 3
Practice on grammar, reading, writing and speaking; introduction to French literature and culture.
Prerequisites: FR 202 or consent of instructor.

FR 302 Advanced French II ) (2+2+2) 3
Enchancement of grammar and vocabulary to facilitate writing term papers.

FR 321 French Civilization I (2+0+2) 3
Enhancement of the written and spoken French through usage of media and literary texts. Observation of French language-based civilization and cultures through available information tools.

FR 322 French Civilization II (2+0+2) 3
Further enhancement of the written and spoken French through usage of media and literary texts. Observation of French language-based civilization and cultures through available information tools.

FR 401 Modern French Literature I (3+0+0) 3
Study of the leading 20th century French innovative poets and writers with special attention to developments in contemporary French literature (Apollinaire; Dada and surrealism: Breton, Eluard, Desnos, etc.; Gide; Proust; Valéry; Prévert). Improvement of written and oral expression in French through presentations and written assignments.

FR 402 Modern French Literature II (3+0+0) 3
Study of the leading 20th century French modernist poets and writers with special attention to developments in contemporary French literature (Sartre and existentialism; Camus and the philosophy of the Absurd; Absurd Theatre: Beckett, Ionesco; Nouveau Roman: Robbe-Grillet, Butor; Nouvelle Critique: Barthes and others; French literary semiology and the Paris School: Greimas and others). Improvement of written and oral expression in French through presentations and written assignments.

FR 403 French Through Historical Texts (3+0+0) 3
Analysis of historical texts in French. Use of letters, memoirs, pamphletes, newspaper and journal articles on Turkish-French relations. Furthering students' understanding of French through specialized texts. Extensive class discussions.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

FR 404 French for Social Sciences (3+0+0) 3
Development of the French social science concepts and terminology through the critical study of selected texts within a historical framework.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

FR 411 French-Turkish/Turkish-French Translation I (2+0+3) 3
Techniques of translation from and into French. Translational analysis of texts covering such diverse topics as philosophy, social sciences, translation theory and the EU, with related translation exercises. Problems of terminology in translation and comparative work on translated texts.

FR 412 French-Turkish/Turkish-French Translation II (2+0+3) 3
Techniques of translating from and into French. Translational analysis of texts covering such diverse topics as poetry, the story, literary criticsm and art history, with related translation exercises. Problems of terminology in translation and comparative work on translated texts.

FR 421 French Culture I (3+0+0) 3
Enhancement of the written and spoken French through broadcast and narrowcast media. Study of French language-based cultures through extant information sources.

FR 422 French Culture II (3+0+0) 3
Further enhancement of the language skills and knowledge of French culture through texts and similar material on the French intellectual history.

FR 431 French in Press (3+0+0) 3
Study of the basic concepts of print media in the French language. Analysis of the structure of journalistic text. Use of newspapers, magazines and web pages in French as educational tools. Production of print media texts.

FR 441 Advanced French Language Skills (3+0+0) 3

Advanced French grammar and reading skills. Study of more complex syntactic structures. Developping French Language competence through literary texts and articles.

Spanish

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (2+2+2) 3
A course for beginners; familiarization of students with basic grammar and vocabulary; introduction to reading, writing and speaking skills.

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II (2+2+2) 3
Consolidation of basic grammar and vocabulary; further emphasis on reading, writing and speaking of simple Spanish.
Prerequisite: SPA 101 or consent of the instructor.

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (2+2+2) 3
Detailed approach to grammar and structure of the language; reinforcement of reading and writing skills; special emphasis on basic conversation.
Prerequisite: SPA 101-102 or consent of the instructor.

Spain

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (2+2+2) 3
Aimed to research a more advanced level of grammar; consolidation of reading and writing skills; further improvement of conversational skills.
Prerequisite: SPA 201 or consent of the instructor.

SPA 301 Advanced Spanish I (2+2+2) 3
Continuing emphasis on practicing advanced writing and reading; reinforcement of grammar forms; strengthening of conversational skills acquired during earlier courses; introduction to Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures.
Prerequisite: SPA 201-202 or consent of the instructor.

SPA 302 Advanced Spanish II (2+2+2) 3
Further advancement in complex writing and reading; additional reinforcement of grammar; attainment of fluency in conversational skills; introduction of more advanced examples of Spanish and Latin American literatures.
Prerequisite: SPA 301 or consent of the instructor.

SPA 321 Hispano-American and Spanish Culture I (2+0+2) 3
Enhancement of written and spoken Spanish through literary texts and media material; introduction to Hispano-American and Spanish culture through literature.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

SPA 322 Hispano-American and Spanish Culture II (2+0+2) 3
Emphasis on written and spoken Spanish through literary texts and media material; specific analysis and comprehension of Spanish and Latin American literature.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

SPA 401 Spanish and Latin American Literature of the 19th&20th Centuries I (3+0+0) 3
Reading and comprehension of selected works from Spanish and Latin American authors; discussion sessions based on students' term papers.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

SPA 402 Spanish and Latin American Literature of the 19th&20th Centuries II (3+0+0) 3
Advanced reading and comprehension sessions; seminars on selected topics from Spanish and Latin American literature.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

SPA 411 Translation I (3+0+0) 3
Translation of texts on current issues; selected from magazines and newspapers in Spanish; classroom analysis of student assignments of text translations from Spanish and into Spanish.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

SPA 412 Translation II (3+0+0) 3
Advanced seminar on translation of complicated texts from Spanish into Turkish and vice versa.
Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

Armenian

ARM 101 Armenian for Beginners I (3+0+0) 3 (ECTS:5)

An introductory course in modern Western Armenian: the Armenian alphabet, elementary vocabulary and simple grammatical forms. Elementary readings.

ARM 102 Armenian for Beginners II (3+0+0) 3 (ECTS:5)

Basic knowledge of vocabulary, grammar and syntax. Reading of selected passages of Armenian texts. Prerequisite: ARM 101 or consent of instructor.

ARM 105 Readings in Turkish Language (3+0+0) 3 (ECTS:5)

Armenian Script Texts. Development of skills in reading texts written in the Armenian script in the Turkish Language. Study of selected texts.

Romanian

ROM 101 Elementary Romanian I (2+0+2)3

A course for beginners, exposition of basic grammar and vocabulary of Romanian; introduction basic reading, writing and speaking skills.

ROM 102 Elementary Romanian II (2+0+2)3

Consolidation of basic grammar and vocabulary, further emphasis on reading, writing and speaking skills of Romanian

Korean

KR 101 Beginner Korean I

This level is designed for students who have never studied the Korean language. Students will acquire knowledge of the Korean writing system, Hangeul, the phonological characteristics, vocabulary and basic expressions. Students will also be introduced to various aspects of Korean culture and manners. This course introduces vocabulary skills, decoding skills, and fundamental sentence structures in the present . Pronunciation, grammar, and everyday vocabulary are stressed as indispensable tools for comprehension and expression.

KR 102 Beginner Korean II

This course is the continuation of Korean 101. Using the natural approach, this course stresses vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the past and future indicative tenses and in the subjunctive mood. Basic aural and reading comprehension is developed. Students hold simple conversations and write short compositions about past and future actions. Readings of simplified texts and further study of Korean culture are included. This course is also designed for students who already have elementary comprehension and speaking skills in Korean and have minimum exposure to reading and/or writing in Korean.

KR 201 Intermediate Korean I

This class introduces a higher level of basic grammar, vocabulary and language structure, which allow the students to be more confident in speaking and writing Korean so they can easily become familiar with the language through the exercise of sentence patterns. This class covers most of the elements of teaching with impartiality to teach the language in both accuracy and fluency. Especially, this class emphasizes the improvement of conversational skills and the ability to manage the given situations through interactive activities.

With equal attention given to speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural aspects of the language, students will further develop their language skills for handling various everyday situations.

KR 202 Intermediate Korean II

This Intermediate II class is a continuation of Intermediate I class. The goal of the course is that students acquire intermediate communicative skills in Korean in all areas; listening, speaking, reading and writing and also develop cross-cultural skills. In this class, students will learn how to initiate and sustain conversations with native speakers. Students will also extend vocabulary to a wide range of topics by reading more complicated texts.

KR 301 Advanced Korean I

This course focuses on the further development of communication skills in Korean with emphasis on the expression of personal views and the training of argumentative strategies. The course will also engage students in critical reflections on various aspects of life in Korea and their own social environment. Students will be guided to analyze various types of data to support their views. They will learn how to express their wishes and aspirations using the appropriate registers.

KR 302 Advanced Korean II

It aims at leading students to a proficiency level comparable to the threshold from Level 2-3 of TOPIK(Test of Proficiency in Korean) thus making them “independent users” of Korean. To achieve this goal, students will be encouraged to work project-based through independent or collaborative work with their peers. At the end of this course students will have mastered the most important grammar features of Korean and be able to communicate effectively in a wide range of everyday situations and a number of professional contexts. They will be able to use their oral and written language skills to relate to, reflect on and analyze past and current issues involving the Korean-speaking societies.

All courses and course definitions of the Modern Languages Unit of the School of Foreign Languages may be seen under the undergraduate catalogue and/or graduate catalogue pages of Bogazici University. The links indicated below provide the most recent information about new courses or changes in course titles, definitions or credits as accepted by the university senate.Please check:

http://www.boun.edu.tr/en_US/Content/Academic/Undergraduate_Catalogue
http://www.boun.edu.tr/en_US/Content/Academic/Graduate_Catalogue