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PhD PROGRAMS

Medium of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

4 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GNO 3.00/4.00 or 76.66/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL English 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name  Theory  Practice Credit ECTS
MAN 681 Advanced Research Methods I 3 0 3 15
MAN 601 History of Management Thought 3 0 3 15
MAN … Elective 3 0 3 15
MAN … Elective 3 0 3 15
Total 12 60
2nd Semester
Code Course Name  Theory  Practice Credit ECTS
MAN 682 Advanced Research Methods II 3 0 3 15
MAN 602 Theoretical Perspectives and Research in Strategic Management 3 0 3 15
MAN … Elective 3 0 3 15
MAN … Elective 3 0 3 15
Total 12 60
2nd Year
Code Course Name  Theory  Practice Credit ECTS
MAN 600 Seminar 0 0 0 15
MAN 697 Ph.D Proficiency Exam 0 0 0 25
MAN 698 Ph.D Thesis Proposal 0 0 0 20
Total 0 60
3rd & 4th Year
Code Course Name  Theory  Practice Credit ECTS
MAN 699 Ph.D Thesis 0 0 0 120
Total 0 120
Grand Total 24 300
COMPULSORY COURSES
Code Course Name  Theory  Practice Credit ECTS
MAN 600 Seminar 0 0 0 15
MAN 681 Advanced Research Methods I 3 0 3 15
MAN 601 History of Management Thought 3 0 3 15
MAN 682 Advanced Research Methods II 3 0 3 15
MAN 602 Theoretical Perspectives and Research in Strategic Management 3 0 3 15
ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Name  Theory  Practice Credit ECTS
MAN 603 Organization Theory 3 0 3 15
MAN 604 Theoretical Perspectives and Research in International Business 3 0 3 15
MAN 605 Special Topics in Organizational Behavior 3 0 3 15
MAN 623 Marketing Theory 3 0 3 15
MAN 631 Capital Markets and Portfolio Theory 3 0 3 15
MAN 632 Selected Topics in Corporate Finance 3 0 3 15
MAN 633 Selected Topics in Islamic Finance 3 0 3 15
MAN 634 International Financial Markets and Derivatives 3 0 3 15
MAN 662 Management of Innovation and Technology 3 0 3 15
MAN 664 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 0 3 15
MAN 668 Special Topics in Information Systems 3 0 3 15
MAN 683 Advanced Multivariate Data Analysis 3 0 3 15
MAN 684 Econometrics for Finance 3 0 3 15

Course Content

MAN 681 Advanced Research Methods I

This course provides an introduction to the research process in the social and behavioral sciences as applied to research in business administration. It is designed for doctoral students who intend to conduct empirical research in scholarly journals. The objective of the course is to help students gain competence in initiating and conducting empirical studies in the different applied areas in business management. We will draw on applied research that has disciplinary foundations in business, psychology and sociology. The course is designed so that, in their own areas, students will learn how to proceed from having a basic research question to a testable research design and methodology. The course will offer broad exposure to research methods in diverse areas such as organizational management, strategy, finance, marketing, international business and supply chain management. Topics covered include theory development, selection and framing of research questions, measurement development, reliability, validity, relevant statistical techniques, and the writing and the publication process of a research paper. Although some basic knowledge of statistics would help understand the above topics, this introductory course does not require advanced knowledge about statistical techniques.

MAN 601 History of Management Thought

This course is designed to give doctoral students in business management, organization and  related disciplines a broad overview of evolutionary theories of management and organization. One of the key objectives is to learn how to construct a sound evolutionary argument in the social sciences. The main focus of the course is, then, on a critical and analytical review of the history of management theory. Students are encouraged to compare and contrast management theories and to examine them in the critical light of practical experience. A central skill of a good scholar is to write well. The course will pay a lot of attention to how successful scholars craft their arguments and present them in written form. Through the preparation of literature research papers, a major emphasis will be placed on the development of dissertation-supporting literature-review skills of students.

MAN 682 Advanced Research Methods II

The objective of this follow-up course is to develop knowledge and understanding of scientific research methods and to provide skills to design and accomplish a research project, performing analyses using qualitative and quantitative research methods and to communicate the results. Furthermore, the students should be able to reflect on research outcomes based on methodological and philosophical approaches.

MAN 602 Theoretical Perspectives and Research in Strategic Management

This course is designed to provide doctoral students with a comprehensive understanding of strategy including its foundational theory, research and implementation. Strategic management starts with a central question of why some firms are more profitable than others are. Based on the assumption that strategic challenge is creating a fit between the organization and its environment, the course discusses the significance of goals and values, resources and capabilities, and structure and system, and explores market forces including competitors, customers, and suppliers. It includes measuring and responding to industry attractiveness at corporate level and building a sustainable competitive advantage at business level. Because of the applied nature of the field of strategic management, theoretical foundation, empirical research and case studies from real business life walk arm in arm. The topics include areas such as the market- and resource-based view of the firm, balanced scorecard, sources of competitive advantage, diversification and vertical integration, technology-based industries, global strategies and multinationals. For each section besides an article accepted as pioneer of the field, the cutting-edge approaches and successful strategy implementations from different industries are introduced.

MAN 695 Seminar

The purpose of this course is to expose doctoral students to a variety of cutting-edge research in business management in order to help them to define and advance their research interests. This course offers: in-depth discussion of important topics in business research by experts in respective areas; exposure to tools and methodologies required for conducting research in those areas; exposure to various business faculty, research styles, and presentation styles; the opportunity to experience on-going research being presented and discussed, rather than just experiencing finished-and-polished research products through manuscripts or publications. The format is that of a seminar or workshop, discussing on-going and other yet-unpublished research. The focus of each seminar is a research presentation by a different faculty member at Ibn Haldun School of Business or another academic/research institution.

MAN 683 Advanced Multivariate Data Analysis

The goal of this course is to develop skills with a range of procedures and programs for multivariate data analysis. The focus will be on practical issues such as selecting the appropriate analysis, preparing data for analysis, menu-driven and syntax programming, interpreting output, and presenting results of a complex nature. Possible topics to be covered include canonic correlation analysis, multiple discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, multidimensional scaling, confirmatory factor analysis, path analysis, structural equation modeling, hierarchical linear modeling, and meta analysis. Topics for coverage are also somewhat driven by student interests.

MAN 604 Theoretical Perspectives and Research in International Business

This doctoral course provides an in-depth overview of the evolution of MNEs and reviews the major theoretical approaches and empirical literature in MNE activity. One of the key objectives is to expose candidates to core theoretical concepts in international business research. These strands of analysis include inter alia market power, internalization, resource-based theory, eclectic paradigm and institutional perspective. Drawing upon this theoretical background, the course then reviews the key areas of recent research focus. These new research issues comprise the pattern and location of foreign direct investment (FDI)/MNE activity in international business, the strategy and organization of MNEs, cross-border alliances, mergers and acquisitions. The course also involves an analysis of the evolving MNE environment along with an assessment of the role of methodological design and prospective new directions in international business research.

MAN 603 Organization Theory

The primary objective is to survey some of the major theoretical perspectives and issues studied in organization theory research, including both classic and contemporary scholarship and both theoretical and empirical contributions. One goal is to provide students with the opportunity to gain a solid background in the field, such that it will inform and enrich their own research, whether or not they become an organization theorist. A second goal is to support students in drafting a paper that incorporates one or more of the topics covered in class with their own research interests and to help them learn in a hands-on manner about review and revision processes.

MAN 623 Marketing Theory

The course provides the conceptual foundations of the marketing discipline, and introduces students to the development of research ideas in the different areas of marketing. It has three specific goals: introducing the epistemology of causal modeling in marketing; understanding the different approaches to research in marketing; and stimulating the conceptual development of research proposals.

MAN 662 Management of Innovation and Technology

The objectives of the course are: to provide participants with an understanding of the key concepts of technology and innovation, their relationship with economics and with the organizational environment, and their overall impact on management and organizations; equip participants with the conceptual frameworks and analytical tools needed to do research on themes and topics of the innovation and technology management field; expose participants to a hybrid set of methods to understand the wide array of approaches to do research in the field of innovation and technology management.

MAN 664 Operations and Supply Chain Management

Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) is at the heart of daily activities and strategic decisions intended to create value for firm at each stage of supply chain. Accordingly, the course focuses on contemporary topics in operations management, process design, supply chain management, and logistics network design. It covers recent analytical approaches in operation and supply chain domain as well as their managerial aspects. The core topics include, but not be limited to, issues such as: Planning and control of operational activities in firm; new concepts on design and analysis of production lines; application examples of lean philosophy in production and service sector; design of sustainable supply chains taking care of environmental aspects with a focal point on reverse logistics; recent approaches to model and solve location analysis; and capacity planning and logistics network design problems.

MAN 684 Econometrics for Finance

Quantitative methods play a pivotal role in especially empirical studies on finance. The objective of this course is to provide the student with knowhow and skills about modelling financial data, analysis of financial time series by using certain statistical techniques,  usage of ARMA and ARIMA models, stationary time series, conditional variance models (ARCH, GARCH), vector autoregression models, and panel data analysis via software such as E-views, and STATA. In this respect, each subject will be handled with sample implementation of various techniques to financial data.

MAN 631 Capital Markets and Portfolio Theory

This course will cover topics such as efficient market hypothesis, portfolio theory, portfolio construction techniques, principles of portfolio diversification, risk-return optimization,  capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing model, information asymmetry and behavioral finance. In addition, development and structure of the capital markets and instruments will be introduced together with the factors to be considered when investing in international markets.

MAN 634 International Financial Markets and Derivatives

Under the context of financial globalization, this course will provide an analysis of the structure and operation of international financial system.  In this respect, international monetary system, international securities and foreign exchange markets, international fund flows and risks that may be faced in international financial markets will be covered. Moreover, derivative instruments, pricing of futures and options, sensitivity measures of the parameters affecting the price of the derivatives (the Greeks), utilization of derivatives for hedging purposes, risk mitigation and arbitrage strategies in organized as well as over-the-counter markets are to be introduced.

MAN 632 Selected Topics in Corporate Finance

This course will cover both theoretical and empirical aspects of the subjects such as firm valuation, issues related to mergers and acquisitions, optimal capital structure, methods for investment evaluation, project finance, real options, different borrowing methods, dividend policy, opportunities provided by capital markets, factors to be considered when valuing capital market instruments, corporate governance and sustainability.

MAN 668 Special Topics in Information Systems

This doctoral course consists of basic introduction to data structures and algorithms, big data analytics, distributed computing and blockchain technology concepts. To analyze and compare different algorithms in order to choose the most effective algorithm for the problem is very crucial. Therefore,  students must study most useful fundamental algorithms and analyze their complexity. Those algorithms must be used for analyzing big data. The topics of big data systems that address the needs for structured and unstructured data include the NoSQL storage systems, Hadoop Map-Reduce, data analytics platforms, search and indexing platforms, and messaging infrastructures. Blockchain research is one of the more vibrant areas of computer science, with the potential of revolutionizing how our society deals with trust. This course gives design and modelling approaches for distributed technologies, more specifically blockchain structure.

MAN 633 Selected Topics in Islamic Finance

Modern Islamic finance institutions and instruments have developed significantly in recent years as an alternative financing method. In this course, special topics in Islamic finance such as Islamic banking, capital market institutions and instruments, Islamic insurance, microfinance, crowdfunding, indexation, governance, and compliance with Islamic principles will be covered and the students will be provided with the opportunity to make theoretical as well empirical readings and research on those topics.

MAN 605 Special Topics in Organizational Behavior

This doctoral seminar is designed to focus on special topics of interest to those students who have a reasonable level of familiarity with the basic areas of organizational behavior. Drawing on theory and research in psychology, social psychology, and organizational behavior, we shall explore individual, interpersonal, and group processes in work organizations. Our emphasis will be on the development of theory and research. It is critical that students read the required readings before class and spend some time thinking about the research implications of the readings, both individually and as a group. These readings will be used to gain a sense of the important perspectives and approaches in the field, not just as a set of findings that are to be digested or summarized. The class will also explore more current research topics in organizational behavior published in top tier journals.

APPLY

Medium of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

2 Years

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GNO 3.00/4.00 or 76.66/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL English 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 601 Advanced Microeconomics 3 0 3 8
ECON 603 Advanced Research Methods 3 0 3 8
ECON … Elective 3 0 3 8
ECON … Elective 3 0 3 8
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 602 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 0 3 8
ECON 604 Advanced  Econometrics 3 0 3 8
ECON … Elective 3 0 3 8
ECON … Elective 3 0 3 8
Total 12 32
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 697 PhD Proficiency Course 0 0 0 45
ECON 600 Seminar 0 0 0 15
Total 0 60
4th Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 699 PhD Thesis 0 0 0 60
Total 0 60
3rd & 4th Year
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 699 PhD Thesis 0 0 0 60
Total 0 60
Grand Total 24 244
ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 510 International Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 511 Inovation Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 512 Game Theory 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 513 Monetary Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 514 Industrial Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 515 Energy Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 516 Public Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 517 Time Series Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 518 Panel Data and Cross Section Models 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 519 Environmental Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 520 Development Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 521 Transport Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 522 Real Estate and Urban Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 523 Islamic Economics and Finance 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 524 Labor Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 525 History of Economic Thought 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 526 Law and Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 545 Current Issues in Turkish Economics 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 546 Economic History of Modern Turkey 3 0 3 7.5
ECON 550 Special Topics in Economics 3 0 3 7.5

Course Content

ECON 601 Advanced Microeconomics

The aim of this course is to provide students an ability to command of the basic concepts, theories and applications of microeconomics and to apply this knowledge to practical problems. For this purpose, first of all, under the topic of individual decision; consumer theories, demand theory, production theory and uncertainty will be discussed. The course will continue with the examination of issues such as information asymmetry, reverse selection, principal-agent problem which provide the markets to operate effectively. Continuing with game theory, this course will end with analysis of Pareto optimality, Walrasian equilibrium and general equilibrium. 

ECON 602 Advanced Macroeconomics

This course will start with the definition of the main topics of macroeconomics within the framework of different economic schools and then continue with endogenous growth model such as Solow. Afterwards, topics such as dynamic aggregate demand and aggregate supply, IS-LM models, monetary and fiscal policies, investment and consumption decisions, macroeconomic decisions in open economies will be explained in more detail in terms of the functioning of money and foreign exchange markets and methods of struggling against inflation in an open economy.

ECON 603 Advanced Research Methods

In this course, students will be able to distinguish between the use of these techniques and models and the ability to interpret the results obtained by considering advanced research methods, analysis techniques and models used in the field of economics. In this direction, topics suh as classical linear regression, generalized least squares (GLS) estimation, instrumental variable (IV) estimation, maximum likelihood (ML) estimation, asymptotic test procedure will be investigated and the generalized method of moments (GMM) estimation, nonlinear least squares (NLS) estimation; basic concepts of asymptotic theory; asymptotics for integrated processes; model selection; AIC, SBC; trend- and difference-stationary time series models; tools for unit root econometrics will be analyzed. 

ECON 604 Advanced Econometrics

Theoretical and practical studies on basic econometric tests, models and techniques will be carried out in this course designed for the purpose of acquiring advanced econometric analysis skills. In this context; Autoregressive Moving Average (ARMA) models and stationarity; estimation of autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) models; residual based tests for cointegration; Estimation of  Vector Autoregressive (VAR) models will be worked on. Additionally, the topics such as modeling discrete choice; Least Squares Dummy Variable approach and discrete choice methods in pane data; limited dependent variable models; parametric and nonparametric duration and survival analysis; measurement errors in panel data models will be examined. 

Elective Courses

ECON 510 International Economics

In this course, students will learn about the mechanism of international economic and commercial activities, the main reasons for the emergence of these relations, and the main theories trying to explain these relations. It will also touch upon the economic policies developed to make international economic activities and trade more effective and to develop them, the factors that determine foreign exchange prices, the basic components of balance-of-payments balance, the factors determining foreign trade, basic shapes and determinants of capital flows between countries and how globalization affects the international economy.

ECON 511 Innovation Economics

This course mainly analyzes the relationship between economic development and knowledge-based economic structure and the impact of innovation on competitiveness. The role of creativity in the process of achieving sustainable competitive advantage is analyzed by examples from individuals, companies and countries. In addition, current applications and case studies are addressed, using global data clusters, in which the theoretical models of research and development, intellectual property rights and patent economics are passed on to the students through the innovation indicators.

ECON 512 Game Theory

This course, which based on the game theory frequently used in economic theory applications, will provide basic information about games under different assumptions and their equilibrium conditions. In this context, normal and consecutive games in which there is no co-operation between the participants will be explained on the basis of whether participants have complete and perfect knowledge of the competitions and conditions of the game. How these games are used in economic theory and applications will be addressed through examples. Further topics such as experimental game theory and Markov-perfect equilibrium will also be discussed.

ECON 513 Monetary Economics

In this course, we will focus primarily on the fundamental functions of money in an economy and the factors that affect money demand. Then, the issues such as money supply, the basic components of monetary policy, the role of central banks in the economy, and the process of determining policy and market interest rates will be discussed. Different concepts and models of the monetary transmission mechanisms used to explain the real economy effect of monetary policy will be explained and the problems such as how to determine the optimal institutional and operational monetary policy will be addressed. Additionally, some disruptions that may arise in financial markets and macro-financial links will be touched upon.

ECON 514 Industrial Economics

This course will be based on possible disruptions to the market and will use different models of optimization and game theory to model different market structures outside of the full competition market such as monopoly, oligopoly, and card, as well as models of various price and price strategies of companies operating in such market structures . Antitrust regimes and competition policies to prevent social welfare losses that may arise from such market structures will be studied with a global perspective.

ECON 515 Energy Economics

In this course, the theoretical and empirical approaches of the main energy sources such as oil, natural gas, coal and electricity will be examined and the theoretical and empirical approaches of the processes in the spot and future markets will be examined. Additionally, impacts of the usage of energy and natural resources on economic development will be discussed.

ECON 516 Public Economics

The main theme of this course are the basic concepts of fiscal policy, finance policy applications, comparative analysis of market economy with public economy, public goods. Issues such as decision-making processes of public finance in the framework of models such as voting, contract and game theory, economic analysis of bureaucracy, local and central budgets, budgeting process, development of public expenditures, public incomes and welfare will also be discussed.

ECON 517 Time Series Econometrics

In this course, not only qualitative advanced forecasting methods are addressed, but also different time series modeling approaches, regression analysis and econometric modeling are explained. In the content of the course, the characteristics of the time series will be emphasized, and the model selection will be taught to make the best guess for the structure of the given data. Software programs, namely E-views and RATS, will be used during the course work.

ECON 518 Panel Data and Cross Section Models

In addition to the course on the analysis of time series, this course aims to acquire the skill of developing different models for understanding the relations between economic variables. In the course, different approaches used in modeling of panel data, problems encountered in estimating these models and related econometric methods are explained. In the course, applications will be made using STATA, statistical software program.

ECON 519 Environmental Economics

This course based on the mutual interaction between environment and economics, will discuss how economic operation should be regulated optimally in order to achieve a balance between economic activities and other social objectives. Using generally microeconomic theories and practices, this course  has the main theme of how to optimize economic efficiency and productivity with sustainable environmental policies.

ECON 520 Development Economics

In this course, basic definitions, concepts and theories about participatory development will be explained. In this framework, various indicators of economic development and growth will be addressed, as well as criticisms of different economic theories attempting to explain economic development, as well as criticisms of the concept and theories of development. With this basic information, the structural transformations of economies, industrialization, agricultural transformation and environment, development policies and market relations will be discussed from an empirical point of view.

ECON 521 Transport Economics

The aim of the course is to provide the students who are interested in this area as a whole with the ability to make economic analysis of the transportation sector and to understand the contributions of the transportation sector to the economic development. The course also seeks to develop an understanding of various analytical techniques of managerial economics that facilitate decision-making in the areas of production and costs, demand, pricing, investment and government regulation and intervention in the transport sector. 

ECON 522 Real Estate and Urban Economics

The aim of this course is to examine the economic activities in the real estate, construction and building sectors from an academic point of view and to analyze urban economics. At the beginning of the course, economic models and applications for the housing sector and financing are covered, followed by the construction and operation economics of commercial real estate. This model of models and applications of real estate products in banking and capital markets is studied in detail, with simulations and calculations of some of these products. This course also focuses on the financing dimension of the issues such as smart urbanization, urban transformation and green building, and its impact on economic growth.

ECON 523 Islamic Economics and Finance

This course is an introduction to understand the Islamic economics and finance. The aim of the course is to teach the main theories and practices of Islamic economics and finance using basic concepts. Starting from the origins and historical background of Islamic Economics and finance to understand the paradigm, this course then examines the Islamic rule system and financial instruments. In the main part of the course, Islamic capital markets and the banking sector are emphasized. This course also focuses on Turkey’s experience and shows how Islamic economics and finance is positioned within the Turkish financial sector.

ECON 524 Labor Economics

This course aims to provide a theoretical and empirical examination of the labor market addressing important questions such as: How are wages determined? What is unemployment and why do we observe it?  What are the links between demographics and labor market outcomes? Is it worth investing in education? What is the immigration’s impact on wage earnings?  Why does an informal labor market arise in economies? In addition to these, important aspects of the US and Turkish labor markets will be discussed during the course. 

ECON 525 History of Economic Thought

In this course, economic ideas and doctrines are discussed, that is, how people perceive and understand the economic world around them. These debates are handled in a comparative way, taking into account the perspectives of the Eastern and Western civilizations. On the other hand, it takes into account the fact that ideas and doctrines arise from the assumption that they are not independent and that the ideas emerged and discuss the economic conditions in the time and place, and thus establish an interest in the history of economics.

ECON 526 Law and Economics

This course is based on the claim that economic analysis methods are applied in the field of law. In particular, it aims to examine the legal rules and legal institutions from the perspective of economic efficiency. It tries to guide rulemakers and judges by examining how much the legal order and practices such as property, law, compensation, peace and jurisprudence overlap with the principle of efficiency of the economy.

ECON 545 Current Issues in Turkish Economy 

In this course, by using current economic data, structural features of Turkey’s economy are examined in depth while discussing the current economic issues. Economics and financial institutions are analyzed on the overall functioning of Turkey’s economy and major companies are discussed on business life in Turkey. Economic growth, unemployment, international trade, focused on the major economic issues such as privatization policies also in this course, banking and capital markets out of the current problems of the financial sector in Turkey are analyzed.

ECON 546 Economic History of Modern Turkey

As discussed in the course of historical development of Turkey’s economy, the transition to modernity in the economy are structural and institutional change analysis. In this course, economic politics of the last period of the Ottoman Empire, transition to and after the Republic, post-Great Depression, post-Second World War developments, import substitution politics, liberal politics after 1980 are examined.

ECON 550 Special Topics in Economics

The aim of this course is to develop the knowledge and competence of the participants on selected topics related to the economy.

Medium of Instruction

The program is taught mainly 70% in Turkish, and partially 30% in English.

Program Duration

4 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GNO 3.00/4.00 or 76.66/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 60/100 or TOEFL 72/120
  • YDS Arabic 60/100 or Ibn Haldun University Arabic Test 60/100
  • Tömer C1 or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Year
1st Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 601 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 15
BIS XXX Elective 3 0 3 15
BIS XXX Elective 3 0 3 15
BIS XXX Elective 3 0 3 15
Total 60
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 600 Seminar 3 0 0 15
BIS XXX Elective 3 0 3 15
BIS XXX Elective 3 0 3 15
BIS XXX Elective 3 0 3 15
Total 60
2nd Year
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 697 Proficiency exam 35
BIS 698 Thesis statement 25
Total 60
3rd and 4th Year
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 699 Thesis 0 0 0 120
Total 120
G.Total 300

FALL TERM ELECTIVE COURSES

Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 631 History of Tafsir 3 0 3 15
BIS 633 Riwaya Tafsir 3 0 3 15
BIS 635 Tafsir Problems 3 0 3 15
BIS 637 Ahkâm al-Qur’an 3 0 3 15
BIS 641 Criticism of the Chain of Narrators 3 0 3 15
BIS 643 Ulûm al-Hadith 3 0 3 15
BIS 645 Islamic School of Ulûm al-Hadith 3 0 3 15
BIS 647 Contemporary Hadith Discussions 3 0 3 15
BIS 651 Fuqaha Legal Thought 3 0 3 15
BIS 653 Islamic Family Law 3 0 3 15
BIS 655 Ahkam al-Sultaniyyah 3 0 3 15
BIS 657 Ottoman Law System 3 0 3 15
BIS 661 Concept of Knowledge in Kalam 3 0 3 15
BIS 663 Concept of Cosmos in Kalam 3 0 3 15
BIS 665 Mutazilite Kalam 3 0 3 15
BIS 667 Criticisms Directed to Kalam 3 0 3 15
BIS 681 The Methodology of History of Sufism 3 0 3 15
BIS 683 Sufism and Sufi Orders in Anatolia 3 0 3 15
BIS 685 Reading Fusus al-Hikam 3 0 3 15
BIS 687 Ottoman Sufi Thought 3 0 3 15

SPRING TERM ELECTIVE COURSES

Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 632 History of Qur’an 3 0 3 15
BIS 634 Dirâya Tafsir 3 0 3 15
BIS 636 Thematic Tafsir 3 0 3 15
BIS 638 Contemporary Approaches to Tafsir 3 0 3 15
BIS 642 Textual Criticism of Hadith 3 0 3 15
BIS 644 Ikhtilâf al-Hadith 3 0 3 15
BIS 646 Hadith Commentaries 3 0 3 15
BIS 648 Contemporary Hadith Works 3 0 3 15
BIS 652 Mutakallimūn Legal Thought 3 0 3 15
BIS 654 Islamic Theory of Contract (‘Aqd) 3 0 3 15
BIS 656 Maqasid al-Shari’ah 3 0 3 15
BIS 658 Contemporary Fiqh Issues 3 0 3 15
BIS 662 God’s Divinity in Kalam 3 0 3 15
BIS 664 Prophethood and Afterlife in Kalam 3 0 3 15
BIS 666 Faith Problems in Our Age 3 0 3 15
BIS 668 Kalam Studies in West 3 0 3 15
BIS 682 Sufism in Non-Anatolian Geographies 3 0 3 15
BIS 684 Persian Sufi Texts 3 0 3 15
BIS 686 Contemporary Sufi Movements 3 0 3 15
BIS 688 Criticism for Sufism 3 0 3 15

Course Content

BIS 601 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics

The objective of this course is to explain the principles of thesis preparation, interpretation and writing techniques, preparation of research report, bibliography forming techniques, the scientific article writing principles, data collection methods and analysis techniques which is (are) necessary for scientific research. In addition to this, it takes (deals with?) the ethical rules that must be followed in scientific publications, citation procedures, plagiarism and other issues should be avoided. Further, students gain an understanding of the importance of research in the development of communication strategies.

BIS 600 Seminar

This course provides a forum for students to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of applied social research. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and solve problems on selected issues. In the research seminar, the students are given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in the program.

BIS 699 Dissertation

The program culminates in an individual piece of research in which learning on the program is applied to an appropriate topic of interest/specialization, under the guidance of a supervisor.

ELECTIVE COURSES

BIS 631 History of Tafsir

In this course the position of Prophet Mohammed against the Qur’anic revelation revealed to him, the Qur’anic exegetical activities of the first three-generation starting from Sahabe; Makka, Medina and Iraq tafsir schools, transfer character and codification of tafsir material, formation process of the first written works about tafsir, transition to the first comprehensive texts of tafsir, the character of the tafsir works in terms of riwâya and dirâya, the effect of commentators’ faith and thought world to commentary works, classification of commentators according to different criteria, the commentators according to Islamic lands and geography, commentary in the Ottoman period, the nature of commentaries made at the end of 19th century and during the 20th century are examined.

BIS 633 Riwaya Tafsir

In this course the nature and character of the narrations in terms of Qur’anic commentary that conveyed from the Prophet, Sahabah, and Tabi’ûn; the well-being (authenticity?) of the narrations, the weak points in the narrations; the way the exegetes use narrations in commentaries and their approach to narrations; concepts of “riwaya” and “diraya” in tafsir; purely narrated tafsir, narrative predominant tafsir woks and its characteristics; the use of narration in diraya tafsir; the importance of narrations in understanding the Qur’an are dealt with. 

BIS 635 Tafsir Problems

In this course, the interpretation of some of the verses and narrations related to the revelation of the Qur’an, repeated revelation, abrogation, mutashabihat, the tale of Gharânîk, mushkil al-Qur’ân, eternality of the hell, verses about women, jihad verses, verses about miracles, penalty verses, scientific commentary, reincarnation which are discussed in the classical and modern periods are examined. 

BIS 637 Ahkâm al-Qur’an

In this course firstly the commentators of the judicial verses of the Qur’an and their works are introduced, and then examples from the judicial verses of the Qur’an are dealt with in terms of language and content. Finally the interpretations and analyzes of the commentators of judicial verses are examined.

BIS 641 Criticism of the Chain of Narrators

The course presents the development of the methodology of criticizing hadith narrations throughout the centuries, and the conditions for a hadith to be considered accepted with respect to its chain of narrators. It focuses on the efforts of the Companions and the scholars of hadith in setting and applying the standards for accepting hadith. The course studies the development of the methodology of al-sanad (chain of narrators) criticism throughout history, and discusses the efforts of Muslim scholars to develop the ability to understand and evaluate chains of narrators. The course addresses the definition of al-sanad and its significance, conditions for a chain of narrators to be accepted, and the sciences related to the criticism of the chain of narrators. It introduces the literature of al-jarh wa al-taadil, its history and level of narrators, and the names of narrators and their countries of origin.

BIS 643 Ulûm al-Hadith

The course focuses on key issues such as the historical development of this science, the problems of setting its terminology, differences among scholars about its concepts, its impact on Islamic jurisprudence, its impacts on hadith literary. The course also addresses the important contributions to this scientific tradition in the modern period. It details the different Islamic schools of thoughts’ relations with the methodology, means of compilation and preservation of hadith, methodology of dealing with fabricated reports in Islamic classical books, and the occasion and context of hadith (sabab wurud al-hadith) and its impact on hadith interpretations. The classical methodology will be studied comparatively with modern critiques.

BIS 645 Islamic School of Ulûm al-Hadith

This course examines different Islamic Schools of Thought’s contributions to sciences of hadith such as Mu’tazilet, Kharijite and particularly Shia. Shia school has nearly 200 million followers in today’s world. This school developed its own methodology in regard of hadith sciences based on a strong madrasa tradition. The course studies the system of hadith evaluation of the Schools via comparative study, in which the outcome would reveal similarities and differences and its impact on the hadith literature. Inductive, analytic, critical and comparative methods are adopted

 BIS 647 Contemporary Hadith Discussions

This course examines the nature of contemporary debates about hadith in the modern world, the epistemology on which it is based, relations of the allegations proposed with the classical times of Islamic history, its dimensions related to nature of modern period. It focuses on the fact that true perception of Islam cannot be realized without the sound perception of hadith. The consistency of the hadith criticism of the modern era is investigated by analyzing its sources through the subjects which are based on preliminary acceptance and discusses ways of the solution. In this regard, it covers many issues such as the absolute and the relative, trustworthiness of the Companions, recited and unrecited revelation, religious value of the Prophet’s behaviors, objections of Shia School, etc.

BIS 651 Fuqaha Legal Thought

Usūl al-fiqh, which was established to determine the methods that scholars use as the basis for reaching jurisprudential conclusion, has continued its development through two basic methods, Fuqahā ( jurists) and Mutakallimūn (Islamic theologians).  The main axis of this course is the elaborate presentation of the characteristics, historical development, boundaries and methodology of jurists’ thought of usūl. In addition, in order to establish a substantial knowledge about the literature, the important texts of jurists’ thought of usūl such as al-Fusûl fi al-usûlKashf al-AsrārMajami’ and Mirqat al-wusûl will also be covered and analyzed linguistically and contextually. By these means, this course will provide the students the ability to grasp the particulars of jurists’ literature and a panaromic look at the fabric of ideas of those times through these texts.

 BIS 653 Islamic Family Law

The family, as the smallest building unit of the society and in which people are born and raised, includes important legal and ethical rules. This course aiming to reveal the provisions of the family law is structured in two basic sections. In the first section, marriage contract and its legal consequences will be covered. The elements and conditions of marriage contract, the obstructions in marriage, the issue of equivalence, mahr and alimony in the context of women’s financial rights, muwaqqat and mut’a marriages and its consequences within the scope of void marriages will be discussed in details. In the second section, the termination of the marriage contract, the types of divorce, situations where there is no internal will, the legal consequences of divorce such as iddah waiting, alimony and inheritance will be covered in general. In addition, while these issues are examined, the ways in which these topics are taken up and processed in the relevant sections of the furū’ fiqh literature will be analyzed by considering the historical process.

 BIS 655 Ahkam al-Sultaniyyah

Al-Ahkam al-Sultaniyyah is used in the classical Islamic law literature in the sense of “provisions concerning state administration”. In this course, the subjects related to public law will be covered in the context of Islamic law considering the historical process in which these issues took place. It will also focus on the theories that Abu’l Hasen al-Mawerdî, Ebu Ya’la al-Ferra and Ibn Khaldun put forward in their prominent works al-Ahkam al-Sultaniyyah and al-Muqaddimah. Thus, the provisions on state administration in terms of Islamic law will be analyzed and discussed in detail.

 BIS 657 Ottoman Law System

The strategic position of the Ottoman state, together with the fact that it had a diversity of subjects from different nations and the strong representation of Islamic geography, had made it possible for its legal system to develop. A cross-cultural law motif based on customary and religious base having been followed until the beginning of the nineteenth century makes the Ottoman legal system and its detailed analysis even more important. This course will cover the structure and function of state in the Ottoman period, the application of various branches of law such as punishment, debts, family, foundation and inheritance by mentioning the distinction between religious and customary law. In addition, the breakdown and the changes after the Tanzimat (Ottoman reform movement) period will be referred together with the history of the Majalla and Declaration of Family Law.

 BIS 661 Concept of Knowledge in Kalam

In this course, theory of knowledge which is one of the epistemological problems of ilm al-kalam will be included and after searching for an answer to the question of “what is knowledge?”, topics like problem of defining knowledge, possibility, source and types of knowledge, ways of knowledge (asbab al-ilm), power of mind and its limits, kashf, value of ilham (divine inspiration) and dream as knowledge, knowledge of senses and their value, evidence and its types will be dealt with.

BIS 663 Concept of Cosmos in Kalam

This course deals with topics of classical period of theological natural philosophy as formation of the universe, universe designs, creation theories, attributes, substances, matters, aql and nafs that are amongst the cosmological problems of ilm al-kalam and the relationship between atomic universe model in kalam and modern scientific cosmological developments will be revealed.

BIS 665 Mutazilite Kalam

In this course, topics that both form the main principles of Mu’tazili school and among al-uṣūl al-khamsa which expresses the five principles of faith such as “tawhid”, “al-adl”, “al-wa’d and al-wa’id”, “al-manzilah bayna al-manzilatayn”, “the enjoining of right and prohibition of wrong” will be addressed within the scope of Sharḥ al-Uṣūl al-Khamsa, work of Qadi Abd al-Jabbar who is a prominent Mutazili theologian of Basra Mu’tazilism.

BIS 667 Criticisms Directed to Kalam

The criticisms that are directed to kalam from inside and outside in terms of their methodology and aims will be dealt in this course and within this context criticisms of the scholars as Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (d. 855), Abdullah al-Ansari al-Herawi, Ibn Khazm (d. 1064), al-Ghazzali (d. 1111), Ibn Rushd (1198), Ibn Taymiyyah (d. 1328), Ibn Khaldun (d. 1406), Muhammad Iqbal (d. 1938) and Fazlur Rahman (d. 1988) directed to ilm al-kalam and the ideas that are propounded in the reconstruction of kalam will be discussed.

BIS 681 The Methodology of History of Sufism

Studies of the history of Sufism are studies that need to use the methodologies of history and Islamic studies together. It is the main goal of this course to acquire a field scanning formation that includes primary sources, archives, manuscripts and current studies.

BIS 683 Sufism and Sufi Orders in Anatolia

The sufi orders in Anatolia differ from the orders in the other parts of the Islamic world in some aspects. In particular, the period of Islamization of Anatolia is completely unique. This course aims to examine the Sufism of these orders and their backgrounds.

BIS 685 Reading Fusus al-Hikam

This lesson (course?) is an introduction to Ibn Arabi’s thought through his groundbreaking work, offering an opportunity for young researchers to recognize Ibn Arabi terminology, his followers, and Fusus commentators.

BIS 687 Ottoman Sufi Thought

The Sufi thought, which we have seen since the establishment of the Ottoman Empire, has deepened and enlarged over time by bringing new formations and thinkers to the Sufi area. The course aims to introduce the main names and founding works of Ottoman Sufi thought.  

SPRING SEMESTER 

BIS 632 History of Qur’an

In this course revelation of Qur’an, its memorizing (memorization?), writing, mutual reading, compilation, reproducing, arranging, punctuation and vowelizing, translation, orientalists’ allegation of falsification are examined.

BIS 634 Dirâya Tafsir

In this course, the concept of ‘dirâya’ in tafsir, the relation of dirâya tafsir to the ra’y and ictihâd, the main elements of dirâya tafsir, the dirâya tafsir books, the effect of sectarian and practical views on dirâya tafsir, the relation of scientific, social, mystic interpretation to the dirâya tafsir are dealt with.

BIS 636 Thematic Tafsir

Thematic tafsir chooses one of the topics which are mentioned in various verses and surahs of the Qur’an, evaluates the related verses in a certain systematic way and tries to reveal the opinion of the Qur’an in that subject. The subject examined may relate to belief, social or individual life or philosophical field.

BIS 638 Contemporary Approaches to Tafsir

In this course, issues such as language-centered approach, the semantic approach, the historical approach, the hermeneutic approach, the thematic approach, the approach of those who adopt feminist discourse, and the approach of those who emphasize the discourse of Qur’anic Islam are criticized.

BIS 642 Textual Criticism of Hadith

Text critique of hadith means to evaluate it by comparing its content to information obtained through other sources of knowledge, which delivers certainty or a high level of doubt, such as reason, human senses or observation, and information derived from other Quranic verses or other prophetic narratives. During this course, students will discuss and analyze with the course instructor the sayings of the earlier Muhaddithiyn (e.g. al-Shafei, al-Khatib al-Baghdadi and others), rules developed by Usuliyyiyn which deals with the criticism of the Sunnah, standards developed by late scholars in this regard, topics and questions raised by Muslim writers on this issue, and critiques of orientalists towards the Muhaddithiyn on this aspect.

BIS 644 Ikhtilâf al-Hadith

Ihtilaf in hadith literature occurs when a Prophetic hadith seems to conflict or real(ly?/ actually) conflict with another authentic hadith and sometimes with other Islamic rulings. It is natural to have differences between certain hadiths as they address different people and subject matters in divergent historical, social and cultural contexts. For instance, some hadiths were said during war, famine, and various other extraordinary circumstances. In short, this discipline aims to understand what was said (hadith) by placing it in its historical, sociological and real context and it prevents hadiths from being rejected by pure literal criticism. away from purely literal understanding.

BIS 646 Hadith Commentaries

This course examines the historical factors behind writing self-contained commentaries of the hadith, and hadith interpretation activities in the earlier days of Islam. It addresses the role played by geographical, historical, methodological, and sectarian factors in shaping the methodologies of these systematic commentaries on hadith. The course also highlights the role of such commentaries in understanding hadith, provides information about outstanding works and authors, and aims reading studies (who studies?) texts selected from major works.

BIS 648 Contemporary Hadith Works

Western scholars who study Islam have developed their own genres. Their studies in major Western languages have not only affected the West, but have also influenced hadith studies in the Muslim world. This subject deals with issues such as Orientalism, its origin, various stages of its development, its objectives, its means (methods?), its approach, most prominent orientalists in the field, and their main arguments against the authenticity of hadith and its critiques.

BIS 652 Mutakallimūn Legal Thought

Mutakallimūn legal thought constitutes one of the main veins of the usūl al-fiqh. This course covers the characteristics of the usūl thought of mutakallimūn and its historical process. High-level texts of usūl thought of mutakallimūn from different periods such as al-Lum’a, al-Burhan, al-Mustasfâ, ve al-Jam al-Jawami’ will be analyzed. Thus, the young researchers following this course will be familiar with the primary sources of usūl thought of mutakallimūn and have a holistic perspective regarding the linguistic and contextual features of these texts.

BIS 654 Islamic Theory of Contract (‘Aqd)

The basic element of the legal process is the declaration of will directed to the legal outcome. In this course, the theoretical structure and practical results of the contracts which require multiple statements of will rather than unilateral ones will be analyzed. The theories of contract in Islam will be examined as a whole and various stages of contract such as in’iqad will be covered. This course will provide the young researchers a sound understanding of the nature of the theory of contract which the Qur’an, sunnah and Islamic law rely on.

BIS 656 Maqasid al-Shari’ah

This course will cover the foundations of maqāsid idea, its conceptualization and its place in the literature, in addition to analyzing the importance and function of maqāsid by focusing on the basic concepts and issues.  A critical evaluation of makāsid al-shari’ah which has become one of the key concepts of Islamic law in the reform and update efforts will be made and the relevance of the concepts used in these discourses will be tested.

BIS 658 Contemporary Fiqh Issues

The rapid progress of technological developments in the modern era brings with it many problems. Science and technology are not only related to epistemologically objective knowledge, but also closely related to our world of values. This course will analyze the jurisprudential issues that the Muslims have met in the last centuries and the proposed solutions comparatively. It aims at providing a critical perspective by analyzing modern problems that arise especially in fields of health, economics and food.

BIS 662 God’s Divinity in Kalam

In this course main problems related to God’s divinity as God’s existence (ithbat al-wacip) and oneness (tawhid), God’s attributes (self-affirmative, effective-khabari), the problem of name and the thing named, kalamullah and Qur’anic createdness problem, that are among the theological problems of ilm al-kalam will be addressed.

BIS 664 Prophethood and Afterlife in Kalam

In this course problems that are related to prophethood and topics which are among the eschatologic problems of ilm al-kalam as possibility of prophethood and its necessity, revelation, attributes of prophets, miracle, karamat and supernatural wonders, mahdi- masih faith, angel, satan, gin, divine books, signs of the day of judgment, punishment of the grave, al-ba’s (resurrection), hashr (gathering), mahshar, hasab, sual, al-mizan (the scale), al-sirat, a’raf, salvation, heaven, hell, repentance will be addressed.

BIS 666 Faith Problems in Our Age

In this course possible solutions that Islam offers to the physics, biology, spirit, epistemology based criticisms and anti-criticisms as Agnosticism, Atheism, Deism, Darwinism, Freudism, Materialism, Positivism, Spiritualism, Nihilism, Polytheism, Reincarnation, Satanism and to the modern problems as Problem of evil, Women’s rights, Human rights and Democracy, Religion-Science Relation, Religion-Mind Relation will be dwelled on the purpose of evaluating modern thought problems in Islamic world with the perspective of ilm al-kalam.

BIS 668 Kalam Studies in the West

In this course, the studies that have been done in the West on Islamic theology will be examined and the works of western philosophers as W. Montgomery Watt, A. Stanley Tritton, De Lacy O’Leary, H. Austryn Wolfson, Louis Gardet and Georges Anawati will be evaluated and discussed.

BIS 682 Sufism in Non-Anatolian Geographies

This course, which deals with mystic orders and Sufism in non-Anatolian geographies such as Middle East, Khorasan, Far East, Maghrib, Africa, will offer an opportunity to recognize less studied orders in our country. 

BIS 684 Persian Sufi Texts

This course aims to examine the texts produced in Persian, one of the main languages of Sufi literature, and offers an opportunity to get acquainted with the Sufi thought of Iran, Anatolia and Khorasan regions.

BIS 686 Contemporary Sufi Movements

The course will deal with Sufi movements in the contemporary world, especially the new formations in the West. The young researcher will find opportunities to recognize these trends, their main figures and their works, some of them originating from the Islamic world and the mainstream and some of them formed by the synthesis of various religions and mystical movements.

BIS 688 Criticism for Sufism

There have been some criticisms of Sufism and responses of these criticism since the early days of Sufi history. These criticisms, which are sometimes based on doctrinal, sometimes practical, and sometimes modern science (scientific) and philosophy (philosophical), will be the subject of this course.

APPLY

Language of Instruction

Turkish.

Program Duration

4 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GNO  3.00/4.00 or 76.66/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 55/100 or TOEFL 66/120
  • Tömer C1 or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1

Special Requirements

Having a bachelor degree in law.

Course Program

1st Semester
Course Code Course Name Credit/Theory/ECTS
HUK 601 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 3            /  3  /10
HUK Field elective 3            /  3  /10
HUK Field elective 3            /  3  /10
HUK Field elective 3            /  3  /10
HUK Field elective 3            /  3  /10
2nd Semester
Course Code Course Name Credit/Theory/ECTS
HUK 600 Seminar 0            /  1/  10
HUK Field elective 3            /  3  /10
HUK Field elective 3            /  3  /10
HUK Field elective 3            /  3  /10
 
3rd and 4th Semester  
Course Code Course Name Credit / ECTS
HUK 697 PhD Proficiency Exam 0/40
HUK 698 PhD Proposal 0/20
Third and Forth Year
Course Code Course Name Credit/ ECTS
HUK 699 PhD Thesis 0/120

 

Courses
Course Code Course Name Credit Theory ECTS
HUK 600 Seminar 0 1 10
HUK 601 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 3 3 10
HUK 602 Collateral law 3 3 10
HUK 603 Consumer Law – I 3 3 10
HUK 604 Freedom of Union and Union Rights 3 3 10
HUK 605 Death-related Savings and Reduction 3 3 10
HUK 606 Consumer Law – II 3 3 10
HUK 607 Current Developments in International Private Law 3 3 10
HUK 608 International Investments and International Investment Arbitration 3 3 10
HUK 609 Current Issues of Arbitration Law 3 3 10
HUK 610 Current Issues of Execution and Bankruptcy Law 3 3 10
HUK 611 Intellectual property law – I 3 3 10
HUK 612 Intellectual property law – II 3 3 10
HUK 613  Effects of Technological Developments on Labor Law 3 3 10
HUK 614 Personal Data Protection of Workers 3 3 10
HUK 615 Atypical Employment Contracts 3 3 10
HUK 616 Public Activities of Private Legal Persons 3 3 10
HUK 617 Fundamental Principles of Air Law 3 3 10
HUK 618 Foundation Law 3 3 10
HUK 619 Public Private Partnership (PPP Contracts) 3 3 10
HUK 620 Notice Law 3 3 10
HUK 621 Untitled Contracts in the Obligations Law 3 3 10
HUK 622 According to the Law No. 6102 Limited and Stock Company 3 3 10
HUK 623 Current Issues of Competition Law 3 3 10
HUK 624 Public Procurement Contracts 3 3 10
HUK 625 Energy Law as Comparative with European Union Legislation I 3 3 10
HUK 626 Energy Law as Comparative with European Union Legislation II 3 3 10
HUK 627 Warranty and Surety Contarcts 3 3 10
HUK 628 Electronic Communication Law 3 3 10

 

Course Content

Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics

To provide students with knowledge about methods and techniques of scientific research. In a study using Scientific Research Method, what should be done, how to proceed, how to identify the problem, how to determine the correct method for the research, how to develop the test materials, how to transfer the references and how the results will be discussed and how to find the results. Analysis of various articles about the development of research methodology. Publication Ethics, Education and Ethics, Ethical Justification and Basics.

Notice Law I-II

The aim of this course is to give general information about the law of law, which is the starting point for the solution of the legal dispute, to teach the basic information about this law field.

Consumer Law I-II

The Council of the European Union has adopted a number of directives to protect consumers. As all of these directives have been transposed by the EU member states into domestic law, many legal arrangements have been made in Turkey in order to harmonize the legal arrangements in the field of consumer law with the EU. For this purpose, the Law on the Protection of Consumers No. 6502 and various regulations were enacted for the implementation of the Law. In this course, the legal regulations adopted by the EU for the protection of the consumer will be examined comparatively with the Turkish law.

Fundamental Principles of Air Law

In this course, the formation of the air law, the historical development process and the current point will be discussed. After that, the main sources of air law and the international and national characteristics of these sources will be examined. Considering the international and national aspects of air law, the relationship between the international conventions providing the formation of air law and the civil aviation legislation of the countries will be determined. Thus, in the context of international law, the basic principles determined by the contracts related to air law will be examined and in the context of comparative law, civil aviation legislation of foreign states will be compared within the scope of the basic principles of air law.

Current Issues of Arbitration Law

Many problems with arbitration law have been resolved over time. However, in addition to the unchanging problems of developing arbitration law, there are problems that arise in the light of developments. The aim of this course is to examine current problems related to developing arbitration law.

IP Law I-II

The protection of intellectual property rights under the European Union Law has an important place in the acquis communautaire. In this context, various directives and regulations on intellectual property are applied in EU Law. Even though our country is not a member of the EU, these regulations affect our law when the Customs Union and the EU membership process are taken into consideration. Within this framework, regulations such as Information Society Directive, Implementation directive and decisions of the community court about these regulations and comparative examination of Turkish intellectual property rights constitute the course content.

Effects of Technological Developments on Labor Law

In this course, the comparative analysis of the current issues arising from technological developments, particularly the effects of personalized internet access in the workplace, social media sharing of the workplace, electronic surveillance applications, the right not to be reached out of business hours, and the effects of the Personal Data Protection Law on labor law, are aimed to be discussed.

Current Developments in International Private Law

The aim of this course is to evaluate the developments in Turkish International Private Law in terms of foreign law with respect to comparative court decisions and comparative law. The topics to be examined in this course include international family law, international conventions and law applied to non-contractual relations, international inheritance law.

Personal Data Protection of Workers

In this course, legislation and practices related to the protection of personal data in general and the identity, address, ethnicity, physical characteristics, health, education, work status, individual or family life of the worker will be examined.

Public Activities of Private Legal Persons

Within the scope of the course, the legal status of foundations and associations established by the law and their legal status and position in terms of administrative law will be discussed and the public activities carried out by these bodies will be examined. In addition, the course content will include procedures for conducting public services by private legal persons.

Freedom of Union and Union Rights

In this course, the historical development of the right of the union, positive and negative union freedom, trade union assurances, such as union law concepts and institutions related to the Turkish Labor Law, International Agreements and the German Law in particular is aimed at examining. In this framework, students who are successful in the course are expected to do researches by means of library and electronic databases, to systematize the resources found, to use research methods in the frame of scientific ethics by using citation methods.

International Investments and International Investment Arbitration

The aim of this course is to teach the sources and development of international investment law and to evaluate international investment dispute resolution methods in terms of current problems. In this context, the cases regarding investment disputes which Turkey and Turkish investors are party to will be investigated in our lesson.  Topics to be covered in this course include mediation and arbitration of international investment disputes, and in particular issues related to the ICSID arbitration, problems in the ICSID arbitration proceedings and enforcement of the ICSID arbitral awards.

Current Issues of Execution and Bankruptcy Law

Execution and Bankruptcy Law is one of the most interesting law fields today. The amendments to the Execution and Bankruptcy Law are carried out. A new regulation on concordatia has been recently adopted. The aim of this course is to examine current problems related to Execution and Bankruptcy Law.

Activities of Administration under Private Law

The legal relations established by the administration within the framework of equal rights and obligations with the private law persons will be discussed especially within the scope of the contracts of the administration subject to private law. In addition, the way in which industrial and commercial public services are carried out will have an important place in the course content.

Atypical Employment Contracts

In this course, the types of employment such as the fixed-term employment contracts, partial-term employment contracts and remote work etc, which are out of the typical form of employment as employment contracts for indefinite duration or full-time employment contracts, are aimed to examine comparatively in the context of Turkish Labor Law and European Union Labor Law and to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this type of employment against typical employment.

APPLY

Language of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

4 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GNO 3.00/4.00 or 76.66/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120

Special Requirements

Being a graduate of Bachelor degree in LAW.

Course Plan

TUR 501 Basic Modern Turkish I

TUR 502 Basic Modern Turkish II

TUR 503 Intermediate Modern Turkish I

TUR 504 Intermediate Modern Turkish II

TUR 505 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish I

TUR 506 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish II

TLL 501 Basic Ottoman Turkish I

TLL 502 Basic Ottoman Turkish II

TLL 503 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I

TLL 504 Advanced Ottoman Turkish II

TLL 505 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica

TLL 506 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts

 

ARA 501 Basic Arabic I

ARA 502 Basic Arabic II

ARA 503 Intermediate Arabic I

ARA 504 Intermediate Arabic II

 

PERS 501 Basic Persian I

PERS 502 Basic Persian II

PERS 503 Intermediate Persian I

PERS 504 Intermediate Persian II

TS 500 MA Pro-Seminar

TS 501 Research Methods and Academic Ethics

TS 595 MA Graduation Project

TS 599 MA Thesis

TS 600 PhD Pro-Seminar

TS 699 PhD Thesis

 

HIST 500 MA Pro-Seminar

HIST 501 Research Methods and Academic Ethics

HIST 595 MA Graduation Project

HIST 599 MA Thesis

HIST 600 PhD Pro-Seminar

HIST 699 PhDThesis

 

HIST 502 Peasant Economies and Societies

HIST 503 World History I

HIST 504 World History II

HIST 505 World Historiography I

HIST 506 World Historiography II

HIST 507 Readings in Historical Thought

HIST 508 Oral History

HIST 509 Introduction to Orientalism and Oriental Studies

HIST 510 History of Inner Asia

 

HIST 511 Early Islamic History: A Survey (to AD 1100)

HIST 512 Islamic History: the Middle Period (c.945-1500)

HIST 513 History of Islamic Political Thought

HIST 514 Three Gunpowder Empires

HIST 515 History of the Modern Middle East (to the 1920s)

HIST 516 History of the Contemporary Middle East (1918 to the present)

HIST 517 Judaism and Christianity

HIST 518 A History of Anatolia (250 BC to AD 1400)

HIST 519 Mediterranean Cities (1400-1800)

HIST 520 Formations and Constructions of Europe

 

HIST 521 Introduction to Ancient History

HIST 522 The Roman Empire (to c.500)

HIST 523 Byzantium: A Survey (400-1453)

HIST 526 The Middle Ages: An Economic and Social History

HIST 527 A History of the Medieval Balkans and Central Europe

HIST 528 The Ottoman Empire and the Balkans

HIST 529 Caucasia and its Hinterland: Clans, Ethnicities and nations in Imperial Borderlands

HIST 530Nations and Boundaries in the Middle East, the Balkans and the Caucasus

 

HIST 531 History of Ottoman Institutions

HIST 532 History of Ottoman Political Thought

HIST 533 Religion in the Ottoman Empire

HIST 534 Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire

HIST 535 History of a City I: From Byzantion to Constantinople

HIST 536 History of a City II: Ottoman Istanbul

HIST 538 Islamic and Ottoman Material Culture

HIST 539 Reading Evliya Çelebi

 

HIST 541 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1300-1600

HIST 542 Frontier Societies and the Early Ottoman Community

HIST 551 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1600-1800

HIST 561 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1789-1908

HIST 562 Modernization and Reform in the Ottoman Empire

HIST 563 The Eastern Question, 1768-1923

HIST 564 Nationalist Projects in Southeast Europe

HIST 565 History of Feminism

HIST 566 Women and Gender Questions in Ottoman and Modern Turkish History

HIST 567 Gender Issues in Muslim Women’s Literature

 

HIST 571 From “Far Asia” to the Mediterranean: Turkish History, Turkey’s History

HIST 572 From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State

HIST 573 Proto-Fascism in Europe and the Ottoman Empire

HIST 574 Sources and Methods for Modern Turkish History I (1908-1950)

HIST 575 Sources and Methods for Modern Turkish History II (1945-2002)

HIST 576 Sources and Methods for Contemporary Turkish History (from 2000 to the present)

HIST 577 Interwar Dictatorships and the One Party Era

HIST 578 Religion and Society in Modern Turkey

HIST 579 Minority Questions in Contemporary Turkey

 

HIST 581 Renaissance Art and Society

HIST 582 The European Reconnaissance

HIST 583 The Wars of Religion

HIST 584 The Scientific Revolution

HIST 585 The Military Revolution and the Birth of the Modern State

HIST 585 The Enlightenment

HIST 586 General Economic History

HIST 587 Revolutions in History

HUM 588 The 19th Century Through Art and Literature

HUM 589 The 20th Century Through Art and Literature

HIST 590 Contemporary History (from 1945 to the present)

HIST 591 Russian History I: Tsarist Russia (from the 17th Century to 1914/17)

HIST 592 Russian History II: The Soviet Union and After (from 1917 to the present)

HIST 593 Historical Marxism I: 19th Century Socialism

HIST 594 Historical Marxism II: Communism and Post-Communism

 

HIST 601 Ottoman Historians and Chroniclers

HIST 602 Research Seminar in Islamic and Ottoman Legal Culture

HIST 603 Research Seminar in Islamic and Ottoman Material Culture

HIST 641 Research Seminar for Ottoman History, 1300-1600

HIST 651 Research Seminar for Ottoman History, 1600-1800

HIST 661 Research Seminar for Ottoman History, 1789-1908

HIST 662 Muslim Women Writers in the Late Ottoman Empire (1789-1908)

 

HIST 672 Texts and Constructions of National Memory I: Varieties of Early Turkish Nationalism

HIST 673 Texts and Constructions of National Memory II: Reading the Republican Historians

HIST 681 Research Seminar for Modern Turkish History I (1908-1950)

HIST 682 Research Seminar for Modern Turkish History II (1945-2002)

 

HIST 705 Literature Survey: Historiography

HIST 726 Literature Survey: The Middle Ages in Europe

HIST 727 Literature Survey: The Early Modern Era

HIST 728 Literature Survey: Modern and Contemporary History

HIST 731 Literature Survey: Modern Balkan History, 1800 to the Present

HIST 736 Literature Survey: Inner Asian and Turkic History

HIST 741 Literature Survey: Ottoman History, 1300-1600

HIST 751 Literature Survey: Ottoman History, 1600-1800

HIST 761 Literature Survey: Ottoman-Turkish History, 1789-1908

HIST 771 Literature Survey: Recent Turkish History, 1908 to the Present

HIST 791 Literature Survey: Cultural History

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Language of Instruction

Turkish.

Program Duration

4 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GNO 3.00/4.00 or 76.66/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120

Special Requirements

Having a master degree in Clinical Psychology or Psychology of Health or Applied Pschology

MASTER PROGRAMS

Medium of Instruction

English

Program Duration

2 Years (Thesis Program).

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL English 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 55/70

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
MAN 503 Contemporary Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 502 Marketing Management 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
TUR 501 / ARA 501 Language Course* 1 4 0 8
Total 12 40
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
MAN 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers 3 0 3 8
MAN 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
TUR 502 / ARA 502 Language Course* 1 4 0 8
Total 12 43
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 599 Master Dissertation 0 0 0 30
TUR 501 / ARA 501 Language Course* 1 4 0 8
Total 0 38
4th Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 599 Master Dissertation 0 0 0 30
TUR 502 / ARA 502 Language Course* 1 4 0 8
Total 0 38
Grand Total 24 159
COMPULSORY COURSES
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
MAN 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
MAN 502 Marketing Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 503 Contemporary Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers 3 0 3 8
MAN 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3 8
TUR 501 / ARA 501 Language Course* 1 4 0 8
TUR 502 / ARA 502 Language Course* 1 4 0 8
*may be exempted based on the language exam
ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
MAN 510 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 0 3 8
MAN 511 Managerial Economics 3 0 3 8
MAN 512 Operations Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 513 Data Analysis and Decision Making 3 0 3 8
MAN 514 Human Resources Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 515 Management Information Systems 3 0 3 8
MAN 516 Global Business Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 517 Global Marketing 3 0 3 8
MAN 518 Multinational Business Strategies 3 0 3 8
MAN 519 Consumer Behavior 3 0 3 8
MAN 520 Brand Communication and Strategic Brand Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 521 Supply Chain and Logistics Management 3 0 3 8
MAN 522 Business Process Analysis 3 0 3 8
EFIN 510 Capital Markets and Institutions 3 0 3 8
EFIN 512 Globalization and International Financial Markets 3 0 3 8
EFIN 513 Derivative Markets 3 0 3 8
EFIN 514 Risk Management in Financial Institutions 3 0 3 8
EFIN 515 Alternative Finance Channels 3 0 3 8
ECON 523 Islamic Economics and Finance 3 0 3 8

Course Content

Compulsory Courses

MAN 501 Contemporary Management

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and skills required of individuals (managers and non-managers) in today’s changing organizations by analyzing the characteristics of successful managers and organizations. This process will also develop an awareness of the environmental conditions and pressures facing today’s managers and organizations. Some of the topics covered in this course include as follows: management, the environment of management, managing decision making and planning, managing organizational architecture, managing individuals and groups.

MAN 503 Research Methods

This course is organized around the research process where students learn how to formulate a research question and define a research problem, decide upon a research design, assess data collection methods, define a sampling frame, determine types of data analyses, interpret data appropriately, and prepare a research report. Further, students gain an understanding of the importance of research in the development of communication strategies. An examination of specific methods used for communication research. Each section will focus on a different method, including focus groups and in-depth interviewing, polling and content analysis, survey research, and online research.

MAN 502 Managerial Economics

The course emphasizes the role of economic analysis in a wide variety of practical business situations. The course is designed to study how the application of micro economic principles can improve decision-making process of the business firm. This goal is realised by the following subjects; demand, production and cost, market structure, pricing decisions, risk and capital budgeting, business decision and government.

MAN 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers

This course provides managers and executives with the information they need to understand essential accounting principles, from vocabulary and financial statements to cash flow and valuation. Covering balance sheets, income statements, reporting measures, and even essential ratios, this practical course provides a one-stop, reference for all aspects of finance and accounting, and will help managers take essential steps toward making informed decisions based on the numbers they face every business day. The course aims specifically to teach the effective and efficient use of fiscal resources in health care institutions. Financial planning, investment decisions, debt and credit management, and techniques of financial analysis in healthcare institutions are also included within the context of the course.

MAN 506 Strategic Management

The field of strategic management examines how organizations (both for-profit companies and not-for profit agencies) gain sustainable competitive advantages systematically and consistently. To be succesful, the organization’s strategy must permeate all departments and functional areas. As such, this course integrates knowledge and skills gained from your studies in the functional areas of business. In drawing on these tools, a general management point of view will be applied – decisions and strategies will be analyzed in light of the total enterprise. By the end of the course students will be able to: (i) explain the elements of the strategic management process; (ii) analyze industry structure and environmental trends to assess industry potential; (iii) assess a firm’s resources for their potential to generate a competitive advantage; (iv) be knowledgable about new business models and strategies for the internet economy.

MAN 590 Seminar

This course provides a forum for students to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of applied social research. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and solve problems on selected issues. In the research seminar, the students are given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in the program.

MAN 599 Dissertation

The program culminates in an individual piece of research in which learning on the program is applied to an appropriate topic of interest/specialization, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Elective Courses

MAN 510 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students acquire awareness of entrepreneurial innovation sources, structures and dynamics. Students will develop individual and group skills for generating innovative ideas and find ways to apply these ideas to address current issues and problems in different industries and settings. Topics include entrepreneurial thinking, innovation management, opportunity spotting and evaluation, industry and market research, business strategy, business models and business plans, financial forecasting and entrepreneurial finance, pitching to resource providers and negotiating deals, and launching new ventures.

MAN 511 Principles of Marketing Management

The module introduces marketing as the principal mechanism for the provision of choice in free markets. It goes on to consider the core philosophy of marketing and lays the foundations for marketing management. It evaluates fundamental marketing precepts; the application of marketing concepts, and elements of marketing management. The module examines these elements within a variety of organizations and contexts. In doing this, it provides the opportunity for students to assimilate, synthesize and apply key marketing concepts and techniques. The module provides students with a grounding in the discipline and practice of marketing that enables them to underpin the knowledge required for interacting with marketing in an organisational context or for further study in the marketing domain. The module will include coverage of the following issues: the role of marketing – marketing as a social and managerial system for the provision of choice, a mechanism of exchange and a means of constructing cultural meaning; marketing philosophies – the evolution of marketing as an academic discipline and its development and application within different organizational forms; the customer-marketing interface – the decision-making process; influence of social factors, personal factors and marketing interventions on customer behaviour; core notions within marketing – branding, the role of segmentation, targeting and positioning, the marketing mix and its elements.

MAN 512 Operations Management

As a primary business function, along with marketing and finance, the operations function provides goods and services directly to the company’s customers. Through models and methods, this course explores how the operations function plays a vital role in achieving a company’s strategic plans and is a major determinant of a company’s financial performance. The content of the course includes: Forecasting, design, inventory management, facilities planning, location, and supply chain issues.

MAN 513 Data Analysis and Decision Making

In order to facilitate management decision-making process, the course covers the introduction to analytical modeling and statistical inference. A unifying element of the course is the use of computer software to perform various kinds of analysis. Major topics include decision analysis, statistical inference, regression, linear programming and simulation. The course also develops required background material in probability.

MAN 514 Human Resources Management

This course covers topics such as theoretical developments in organizational learning and human resource development; identifying, analyzing and developing effective human resources; designing training programs for human resource development in various settings; developing policies and procedures for training in organizational perspective; methods for conducting needs assessment, defining training objectives, determining and organizing content, formulating instructional and evaluation strategies.

MAN 515 Management Information Systems

Fundamentals underlying the design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of modern, computer-based information systems for business data processing, office automation, information reporting, and decision making. EDI, Supply Chain Management, and Global Information Systems, Decision Support and Geographic Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Risks, Controls, and Security Measures.

MAN 516 Global Business Management

Globalization and the new economy have created exciting new opportunities for managers to leverage resources worldwide. However, these phenomena require managers to be able to deal with enormous complexity in the competitive environment, in their strategy and in their organizations.  This course will focus on the strategic and organizational issues involved in managing activities across borders. Some of the topics covered in this module include: Historical evolution of international business, environment of international business, political risk analysis, new forms of foreign involvement, global strategic alliances, multinational enterprises and corporate planning.

MAN 517 Global Marketing

This course is designed to provide students a fundamental understanding of marketing in a multicultural, multinational environment. Some of the major topics include global economic environment, social, cultural and political environments, global market entry strategies and the global marketing mix. Emphasis is on the strategic implications of competition in different country markets. The course provides an approach and framework for identifying and analyzing the important cultural and environmental uniqueness of any nation or global region.

MAN 518 Multinational Business Strategies

This module considers the impact of internationalization on industry structure and competition within national markets and the influnce of national factors on a firm’s potential for competitive advantage in international markets. The module is designed to study the extent and pattern of foreign activities by multinational enterprises (MNEs), the determinants of MNE activity on technology, employment, the balance of payments and the market structure. Through lectures, seminars, workshops and case studies, it investigates alternative international strategies, the structures and control systems of MNEs. Special emphasis is also placed on Western MNEs’ direct investment activity in Turkey.

MAN 519 Consumer Behavior

The need for marketers to understand why consumers act as they do in the marketplace is the crux of this course. Students are equipped with theoretical and conceptual knowledge of consumer behavior, drawing heavily on both psychological and sociological viewpoints. This includes the psychology of individual decision-making and choice, patterns of behavior exhibited by aggregate groups of consumers, and also the sociological and cultural influences on consumer attitudes and behavior. The course prepares students for making informed decisions about how to manage and respond to the needs and wants of consumers. The course comprises subjects such as consumer oriented culture in marketing, importance of consumer behavior in marketing, developing consumer satisfaction and loyalty, concept of consumption, consumer purchase behavior and decision patterns.

MAN 520 Brand Communication and Strategic Brand Management

This course stresses the importance of the role of the brand in integrated marketing communication strategies. Students will learn about why brands are important, what they represent to consumers, and what should be done by organizations to manage them properly. Students will learn how brand equity can be created, how to measure brand equity, and how to use brand equity to expand global business opportunities. Students will learn through exams, a brand simulation, readings, and class discussions.

MAN 521 Logistics Management

Logistics Management is exciting course and promises to invigorate supply chain management courses, by examining traditional logistics issues within the context of the supply chain. This course provides a solid foundation that clearly describes the role of logistics within the supply chain, portraying a complete view of the subject and going farther to show how all the pieces fit together.

MAN 522 Business Process Analysis

This course is designed to make the students familiar with the fundamentals of business process analysis. Business processes are all over the places in the enterprises and cross many functional departments.  Although the concept of business processes is deceptively simple, the complexity lies in the details and myriad of different ways in which companies structure these processes.  After looking at the business process analysis concepts initially, the major emphasis of the course will be on how the underlying information technology supports the management of business process innovation.

EFIN 512 Capital Markets and Capital Market Institutions

The aim of this course is to provide the participants with a basic knowledge about capital markets and capital market institutions together with the skills to make research on and analyze the developments in this realm. In this context, subjects such as stock market business in the World and in Turkey, different capital market instruments, trading and pricing in capital markets, indexation and the analyses of indices and the regulation and supervision of capital markets will be covered. In addition, the roles of various global and domestic capital market institutons will be discussed.

EFIN 514 Globalization and International Financial Markets

The aim of the course is to introduce the participants to key issues related to the international financial markets which became much more integrated due to the globalization process and to develop the skills of the participants to understand and interpret the behavior of financial institutions and the operation of global markets within the framework of modern finance theory. The content of the course includes topics such as the structure and functioning of equity, bond markets and foreign exchange markets. It also focuses on specific topics that include raising capital in domestic and international equity and bond markets, project finance and the microstructure of major financial markets. In addition, the course will cover the impact of globalization on markets, asset allocation and the real economy. The theoretical framework will be supported by empirical evidence and by analysis of real-world financial instruments and financial policy issues.

EFIN 516 Derivatives

The course delivers the concepts and models underlying the analysis and pricing of financial derivatives. The main aim of the course is to provide the participants with basic skills to understand operation of derivative products and markets and to teach them how to use these products for different purposes. During the course, special emphasis will be given to the derivative products which are most commonly traded in World markets. The content of the course also includes basic properties of forwards, futures and options contracts and various product strategies that might be developed using those derivatives contracts. In addition, topics such as Black and Scholes Model, The Binomial Model, Arbitrage and Risk-Neutral Pricing, Greeks and Hedging Schemes, American Options, Exotic Options, Structured Products, Historical and Implied Volatility will be covered.

EFIN 517 Alternative Finance Channels

This course covers alternative financial intermediation systems which are defined as non-bank and other than basic capital market instruments. In this context, financing types such as microfinance, angel investments, venture capital, private equity, crowd funding, and Islamic finance instruments like Mudharabah / Musharakah that can be used for financing entrepreneurs will be covered by referring to some real practices.  The Private Market operating at Borsa Istanbul will also be analysed as an alternative way of fund raising for start-ups.

EFIN 518 Islamic Finance

In this course, the main principles and contract types of Islamic finance which has grown at a remarkable pace in recent years will be covered by referring to various financial sectors and institutions in comparison to conventional finance. The main aim of the course is to increase the awareness of the participants about Islamic finance as an alternative financing model for both Turkey and for the World. The course will include contract types such as Musharakah, Ijarah, Musharabah, Musharakah, Salam and Istisna together with their usage, management, their risks. Furthermore, Islamic capital market instruments ans institutions suh as Sukuk and Islamic investment funds will be explained. The challenges for the further development of Islamic finance will also be discussed.

EFIN 519 Risk Management in Financial Institutions

This course will examine the way in which businesses make an assessment of, control and transfer risk. The goal is to engage the participants in active discovery of risk management principles. Students will be prepared to function in a business environment, developing an awareness of the challenges, the tools, and the process of designing and implementing a risk management program. The risk management process involves identification of risks and associated potential costs, analysis of the causes of financial loss, determination of various strategies to treat risk, selection of strategies appropriate to the goals and objectives of the business, implementation of the selected strategies, management and monitoring of results.

Medium of Instruction

Turkish

Program Duration

2 Years

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA 2.00/4.00 or 53,33/100
  • TÖMER C1 level or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1 level

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
ISL 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
ISL 502 Marketing Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 503 Contemporary Management 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
ISL 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
ISL 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers 3 0 3 8
ISL 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 35
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
ISL 599 Master Dissertation 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
ISL 599 Master Dissertation 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Grand Total 24 127
COMPULSORY COURSES
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
ISL 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
ISL 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
ISL 502 Marketing Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 503 Contemporary Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers 3 0 3 8
ISL 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3 8
ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
ISL 510 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3 0 3 8
ISL 511 Managerial Economics 3 0 3 8
ISL 512 Operations Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 513 Data Analysis and Decision Making 3 0 3 8
ISL 514 Human Resources Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 515 Management Information Systems 3 0 3 8
ISL 516 Global Business Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 517 Global Marketing 3 0 3 8
ISL 518 Multinational Business Strategies 3 0 3 8
ISL 519 Consumer Behavior 3 0 3 8
ISL 520 Brand Communication and Strategic Brand Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 521 Supply Chain and Logistics Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 522 Business Process Analysis 3 0 3 8
ISL 523 Organizational Behaviour 3 0 3 8
ISL 524 Metropolitan Municipalities 3 0 3 8
ISL 525 Financing Entrepreneurship 3 0 3 8
ISL 526 Legal Perspectives on Innovation 3 0 3 8
ISL 527 Data Analytics and Innovative Marketing 3 0 3 8
ISL 528 Communication and PR in Municipal Administrations 3 0 3 8
ISL 529 Financing Methods and Asset Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 530 Strategic Leadership and Communication in Municipal Administrations 3 0 3 8
ISL 531 Negotiation Methods 3 0 3 8
ISL 532 Municipalities and Cultural Policies 3 0 3 8
ISL 533 Budgeting in Municipalities 3 0 3 8
ISL 534 Corporate Governance and Sustainability 3 0 3 8
ISL 535 Project Management 3 0 3 8
ISL 536 Capital Markets and Institutions 3 0 3 8
ISL 537 Financial Statements Analysis 3 0 3 8
ISL 538 Globalization and International Financial Markets 3 0 3 8
ISL 539 Derivative Markets 3 0 3 8
ISL 540 Risk Management in Financial Institutions 3 0 3 8
ISL 541 Alternative Finance Channels 3 0 3 8
ISL 542 Islamic Economics and Finance 3 0 3 8

Course Content

Compulsory Courses

MAN 501 Contemporary Management

The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of the roles, responsibilities, and skills required of individuals (managers and non-managers) in today’s changing organizations by analyzing the characteristics of successful managers and organizations. This process will also develop an awareness of the environmental conditions and pressures facing today’s managers and organizations. Some of the topics covered in this course include as follows: management, the environment of management, managing decision making and planning, managing organizational architecture, managing individuals and groups.

MAN 503 Research Methods

This course is organized around the research process where students learn how to formulate a research question and define a research problem, decide upon a research design, assess data collection methods, define a sampling frame, determine types of data analyses, interpret data appropriately, and prepare a research report. Further, students gain an understanding of the importance of research in the development of communication strategies. An examination of specific methods used for communication research. Each section will focus on a different method, including focus groups and in-depth interviewing, polling and content analysis, survey research, and online research.

MAN 502 Managerial Economics

The course emphasizes the role of economic analysis in a wide variety of practical business situations. The course is designed to study how the application of micro economic principles can improve decision-making process of the business firm. This goal is realised by the following subjects; demand, production and cost, market structure, pricing decisions, risk and capital budgeting, business decision and government.

MAN 504 Accounting and Finance for Managers

This course provides managers and executives with the information they need to understand essential accounting principles, from vocabulary and financial statements to cash flow and valuation. Covering balance sheets, income statements, reporting measures, and even essential ratios, this practical course provides a one-stop, reference for all aspects of finance and accounting, and will help managers take essential steps toward making informed decisions based on the numbers they face every business day. The course aims specifically to teach the effective and efficient use of fiscal resources in health care institutions. Financial planning, investment decisions, debt and credit management, and techniques of financial analysis in healthcare institutions are also included within the context of the course.

MAN 506 Strategic Management

The field of strategic management examines how organizations (both for-profit companies and not-for profit agencies) gain sustainable competitive advantages systematically and consistently. To be succesful, the organization’s strategy must permeate all departments and functional areas. As such, this course integrates knowledge and skills gained from your studies in the functional areas of business. In drawing on these tools, a general management point of view will be applied – decisions and strategies will be analyzed in light of the total enterprise. By the end of the course students will be able to: (i) explain the elements of the strategic management process; (ii) analyze industry structure and environmental trends to assess industry potential; (iii) assess a firm’s resources for their potential to generate a competitive advantage; (iv) be knowledgable about new business models and strategies for the internet economy.

MAN 590 Seminar

This course provides a forum for students to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of applied social research. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and solve problems on selected issues. In the research seminar, the students are given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in the program.

MAN 599 Dissertation

The program culminates in an individual piece of research in which learning on the program is applied to an appropriate topic of interest/specialization, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Elective Courses

MAN 510 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students acquire awareness of entrepreneurial innovation sources, structures and dynamics. Students will develop individual and group skills for generating innovative ideas and find ways to apply these ideas to address current issues and problems in different industries and settings. Topics include entrepreneurial thinking, innovation management, opportunity spotting and evaluation, industry and market research, business strategy, business models and business plans, financial forecasting and entrepreneurial finance, pitching to resource providers and negotiating deals, and launching new ventures.

MAN 511 Principles of Marketing Management

The module introduces marketing as the principal mechanism for the provision of choice in free markets. It goes on to consider the core philosophy of marketing and lays the foundations for marketing management. It evaluates fundamental marketing precepts; the application of marketing concepts, and elements of marketing management. The module examines these elements within a variety of organizations and contexts. In doing this, it provides the opportunity for students to assimilate, synthesize and apply key marketing concepts and techniques. The module provides students with a grounding in the discipline and practice of marketing that enables them to underpin the knowledge required for interacting with marketing in an organisational context or for further study in the marketing domain. The module will include coverage of the following issues: the role of marketing – marketing as a social and managerial system for the provision of choice, a mechanism of exchange and a means of constructing cultural meaning; marketing philosophies – the evolution of marketing as an academic discipline and its development and application within different organizational forms; the customer-marketing interface – the decision-making process; influence of social factors, personal factors and marketing interventions on customer behaviour; core notions within marketing – branding, the role of segmentation, targeting and positioning, the marketing mix and its elements.

MAN 512 Operations Management

As a primary business function, along with marketing and finance, the operations function provides goods and services directly to the company’s customers. Through models and methods, this course explores how the operations function plays a vital role in achieving a company’s strategic plans and is a major determinant of a company’s financial performance. The content of the course includes: Forecasting, design, inventory management, facilities planning, location, and supply chain issues.

MAN 513 Data Analysis and Decision Making

In order to facilitate management decision-making process, the course covers the introduction to analytical modeling and statistical inference. A unifying element of the course is the use of computer software to perform various kinds of analysis. Major topics include decision analysis, statistical inference, regression, linear programming and simulation. The course also develops required background material in probability.

MAN 514 Human Resources Management

This course covers topics such as theoretical developments in organizational learning and human resource development; identifying, analyzing and developing effective human resources; designing training programs for human resource development in various settings; developing policies and procedures for training in organizational perspective; methods for conducting needs assessment, defining training objectives, determining and organizing content, formulating instructional and evaluation strategies.

MAN 515 Management Information Systems

Fundamentals underlying the design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of modern, computer-based information systems for business data processing, office automation, information reporting, and decision making. EDI, Supply Chain Management, and Global Information Systems, Decision Support and Geographic Information Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Risks, Controls, and Security Measures.

MAN 516 Global Business Management

Globalization and the new economy have created exciting new opportunities for managers to leverage resources worldwide. However, these phenomena require managers to be able to deal with enormous complexity in the competitive environment, in their strategy and in their organizations.  This course will focus on the strategic and organizational issues involved in managing activities across borders. Some of the topics covered in this module include: Historical evolution of international business, environment of international business, political risk analysis, new forms of foreign involvement, global strategic alliances, multinational enterprises and corporate planning.

MAN 517 Global Marketing

This course is designed to provide students a fundamental understanding of marketing in a multicultural, multinational environment. Some of the major topics include global economic environment, social, cultural and political environments, global market entry strategies and the global marketing mix. Emphasis is on the strategic implications of competition in different country markets. The course provides an approach and framework for identifying and analyzing the important cultural and environmental uniqueness of any nation or global region.

MAN 518 Multinational Business Strategies

This module considers the impact of internationalization on industry structure and competition within national markets and the influnce of national factors on a firm’s potential for competitive advantage in international markets. The module is designed to study the extent and pattern of foreign activities by multinational enterprises (MNEs), the determinants of MNE activity on technology, employment, the balance of payments and the market structure. Through lectures, seminars, workshops and case studies, it investigates alternative international strategies, the structures and control systems of MNEs. Special emphasis is also placed on Western MNEs’ direct investment activity in Turkey.

MAN 519 Consumer Behavior

The need for marketers to understand why consumers act as they do in the marketplace is the crux of this course. Students are equipped with theoretical and conceptual knowledge of consumer behavior, drawing heavily on both psychological and sociological viewpoints. This includes the psychology of individual decision-making and choice, patterns of behavior exhibited by aggregate groups of consumers, and also the sociological and cultural influences on consumer attitudes and behavior. The course prepares students for making informed decisions about how to manage and respond to the needs and wants of consumers. The course comprises subjects such as consumer oriented culture in marketing, importance of consumer behavior in marketing, developing consumer satisfaction and loyalty, concept of consumption, consumer purchase behavior and decision patterns.

MAN 520 Brand Communication and Strategic Brand Management

This course stresses the importance of the role of the brand in integrated marketing communication strategies. Students will learn about why brands are important, what they represent to consumers, and what should be done by organizations to manage them properly. Students will learn how brand equity can be created, how to measure brand equity, and how to use brand equity to expand global business opportunities. Students will learn through exams, a brand simulation, readings, and class discussions.

MAN 521 Logistics Management

Logistics Management is exciting course and promises to invigorate supply chain management courses, by examining traditional logistics issues within the context of the supply chain. This course provides a solid foundation that clearly describes the role of logistics within the supply chain, portraying a complete view of the subject and going farther to show how all the pieces fit together.

MAN 522 Business Process Analysis

This course is designed to make the students familiar with the fundamentals of business process analysis. Business processes are all over the places in the enterprises and cross many functional departments.  Although the concept of business processes is deceptively simple, the complexity lies in the details and myriad of different ways in which companies structure these processes.  After looking at the business process analysis concepts initially, the major emphasis of the course will be on how the underlying information technology supports the management of business process innovation.

EFIN 512 Capital Markets and Capital Market Institutions

The aim of this course is to provide the participants with a basic knowledge about capital markets and capital market institutions together with the skills to make research on and analyze the developments in this realm. In this context, subjects such as stock market business in the World and in Turkey, different capital market instruments, trading and pricing in capital markets, indexation and the analyses of indices and the regulation and supervision of capital markets will be covered. In addition, the roles of various global and domestic capital market institutons will be discussed.

EFIN 514 Globalization and International Financial Markets

The aim of the course is to introduce the participants to key issues related to the international financial markets which became much more integrated due to the globalization process and to develop the skills of the participants to understand and interpret the behavior of financial institutions and the operation of global markets within the framework of modern finance theory. The content of the course includes topics such as the structure and functioning of equity, bond markets and foreign exchange markets. It also focuses on specific topics that include raising capital in domestic and international equity and bond markets, project finance and the microstructure of major financial markets. In addition, the course will cover the impact of globalization on markets, asset allocation and the real economy. The theoretical framework will be supported by empirical evidence and by analysis of real-world financial instruments and financial policy issues.

EFIN 516 Derivatives

The course delivers the concepts and models underlying the analysis and pricing of financial derivatives. The main aim of the course is to provide the participants with basic skills to understand operation of derivative products and markets and to teach them how to use these products for different purposes. During the course, special emphasis will be given to the derivative products which are most commonly traded in World markets. The content of the course also includes basic properties of forwards, futures and options contracts and various product strategies that might be developed using those derivatives contracts. In addition, topics such as Black and Scholes Model, The Binomial Model, Arbitrage and Risk-Neutral Pricing, Greeks and Hedging Schemes, American Options, Exotic Options, Structured Products, Historical and Implied Volatility will be covered.

EFIN 517 Alternative Finance Channels

This course covers alternative financial intermediation systems which are defined as non-bank and other than basic capital market instruments. In this context, financing types such as microfinance, angel investments, venture capital, private equity, crowd funding, and Islamic finance instruments like Mudharabah / Musharakah that can be used for financing entrepreneurs will be covered by referring to some real practices.  The Private Market operating at Borsa Istanbul will also be analysed as an alternative way of fund raising for start-ups.

EFIN 518 Islamic Finance

In this course, the main principles and contract types of Islamic finance which has grown at a remarkable pace in recent years will be covered by referring to various financial sectors and institutions in comparison to conventional finance. The main aim of the course is to increase the awareness of the participants about Islamic finance as an alternative financing model for both Turkey and for the World. The course will include contract types such as Musharakah, Ijarah, Musharabah, Musharakah, Salam and Istisna together with their usage, management, their risks. Furthermore, Islamic capital market instruments ans institutions suh as Sukuk and Islamic investment funds will be explained. The challenges for the further development of Islamic finance will also be discussed.

EFIN 519 Risk Management in Financial Institutions

This course will examine the way in which businesses make an assessment of, control and transfer risk. The goal is to engage the participants in active discovery of risk management principles. Students will be prepared to function in a business environment, developing an awareness of the challenges, the tools, and the process of designing and implementing a risk management program. The risk management process involves identification of risks and associated potential costs, analysis of the causes of financial loss, determination of various strategies to treat risk, selection of strategies appropriate to the goals and objectives of the business, implementation of the selected strategies, management and monitoring of results

Medium of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 65/100 or TOEFL 78/120 or İbn Haldun English Test 53/70

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 501 Research Methods 3 0 3 8
ECON 503 Microeconomic Analysis 3 0 3 8
ECON 505 Macroeconomic Analysis 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 9 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 504 Microeconomic Theory 3 0 3 8
ECON 506 Macroeconomic Theory 3 0 3 8
ECON 508 Econometrics 3 0 3 8
ECON 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 35
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 599 Master Dissertation 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 599 Master Dissertation 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Grand Total 21 127
COMPULSORY COURSES
Fall Term
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 501 Research Methods 3 0 3 8
ECON 503 Microeconomic Analysis 3 0 3 8
ECON 505 Macroeconomic Analysis 3 0 3 8
Spring Term
ECON 504 Microeconomic Theory 3 0 3 8
ECON 506 Macroeconomic Theory 3 0 3 8
ECON 508 Econometrics 3 0 3 8
ECON 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
ECON 510 International Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 511 Innovation Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 512 Game Theory 3 0 3 8
ECON 513 Monetary Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 514 Industrial Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 515 Energy Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 516 Public Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 517 Time Series Econometrics 3 0 3 8
ECON 518 Panel Data and Cross Section Models 3 0 3 8
ECON 519 Environmental Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 520 Development Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 521 Transportation Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 522 Real Estate and Urban Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 523 Islamic Economics and Finance 3 0 3 8
ECON 545 Current Issues in Turkish Economy 3 0 3 8
ECON 546 Economic History of Modern Turkey 3 0 3 8

Course Content

ECON 503 Microeconomic Analysis

The aim of this course is to provide students an ability to command of the basic concepts, theories and applications of microeconomics and to apply this knowledge to practical problems. For this purpose, first of all, under the topic of individual decision; consumer theories, demand theory, production theory and uncertainty will be discussed. Continuing with game theory, this course will end with analysis of free market structure, public goods and economic externalities.

ECON 504 Microeconomic Theory

This course, which is the continuation of the course in the first semester of the program, will start with the analysis of different market structures and will continue with the examination of issues such as information asymmetry, reverse selection, principal-agent problem which provide the markets to operate effectively. In this framework, the possible effects of these problems on social welfare will be discussed. In the last part of the course, which will be covered by the General Balance Theory, topics such as collective decision making, bargaining based on certain axioms and economic mechanism design will take place.

ECON 505 Macroeconomic Analysis

This course will be started within the first semester and will start with the definition of the main topics of macroeconomics within the framework of different economic schools and then continue with national income accounting. Afterwards, topics such as dynamic aggregate demand and aggregate supply, IS-LM models, monetary and fiscal policies, investment and consumption decisions, macroeconomic decisions in open economies, exchange rate and interest rates will be covered in the framework of neoclassical and Keynesian economics.

ECON 506 Macroeconomic Theory

This course, which is the continuation of the course in the first semester, will be explained in more detail in terms of the functioning of money and foreign exchange markets and methods of struggling against inflation in an open economy. In this frame, Marshall-Lerner condition, Keynesian Theory, the function of money and capital markets in open and closed economies, macroeconomic models and rational expectations in these models, politics effectiveness and dynamics of macroeconomic modeling will be discussed.

ECON 510 International Economics 

In this course, students will learn about the mechanism of international economic and commercial activities, the main reasons for the emergence of these relations, and the main theories trying to explain these relations. It will also touch upon the economic policies developed to make international economic activities and trade more effective and to develop them, the factors that determine foreign exchange prices, the basic components of balance-of-payments balance, the factors determining foreign trade, basic shapes and determinants of capital flows between countries and how globalization affects the international economy.

ECON 511 Innovation Economics 

This course mainly analyzes the relationship between economic development and knowledge-based economic structure and the impact of innovation on competitiveness. The role of creativity in the process of achieving sustainable competitive advantage is analyzed by examples from individuals, companies and countries. In addition, current applications and case studies are addressed, using global data clusters, in which the theoretical models of research and development, intellectual property rights and patent economics are passed on to the students through the innovation indicators.

ECON 512 Game Theory 

This course, which based on the game theory frequently used in economic theory applications, will provide basic information about games under different assumptions and their equilibrium conditions. In this context, normal and consecutive games in which there is no co-operation between the participants will be explained on the basis of whether participants have complete and perfect knowledge of the competitions and conditions of the game. How these games are used in economic theory and applications will be addressed through examples. Further topics such as experimental game theory and Markov-perfect equilibrium will also be discussed.

ECON 513 Monetary Economics 

In this course, we will focus primarily on the fundamental functions of money in an economy and the factors that affect money demand. Then, the issues such as money supply, the basic components of monetary policy, the role of central banks in the economy, and the process of determining policy and market interest rates will be discussed. Different concepts and models of the monetary transmission mechanisms used to explain the real economy effect of monetary policy will be explained and the problems such as how to determine the optimal institutional and operational monetary policy will be addressed. Additionally, some disruptions that may arise in financial markets and macro-financial links will be touched upon.

ECON 514 Industrial Economics 

This course will be based on possible disruptions to the market and will use different models of optimization and game theory to model different market structures outside of the full competition market such as monopoly, oligopoly, and card, as well as models of various price and price strategies of companies operating in such market structures . Antitrust regimes and competition policies to prevent social welfare losses that may arise from such market structures will be studied with a global perspective.

ECON 515 Energy Economics 

In this course, the theoretical and empirical approaches of the main energy sources such as oil, natural gas, coal and electricity will be examined and the theoretical and empirical approaches of the processes in the spot and future markets will be examined. Additionally, impacts of the usage of energy and natural resources on economic development will be discussed.

ECON 516 Public Economics 

The main theme of this course are the basic concepts of fiscal policy, finance policy applications, comparative analysis of market economy with public economy, public goods. Issues such as decision-making processes of public finance in the framework of models such as voting, contract and game theory, economic analysis of bureaucracy, local and central budgets, budgeting process, development of public expenditures, public incomes and welfare will also be discussed.

ECON 517 Time Series Econometrics 

In this course, not only qualitative advanced forecasting methods are addressed, but also different time series modeling approaches, regression analysis and econometric modeling are explained. In the content of the course, the characteristics of the time series will be emphasized, and the model selection will be taught to make the best guess for the structure of the given data. Software programs, namely E-views and RATS, will be used during the course work.

ECON 518 Panel Data and Cross Sectional Models 

In addition to the course on the analysis of time series, this course aims to acquire the skill of developing different models for understanding the relations between economic variables. In the course, different approaches used in modeling of panel data, problems encountered in estimating these models and related econometric methods are explained. In the course, applications will be made using STATA, statistical software program.

ECON 519 Environmental Economics 

This course based on the mutual interaction between environment and economics, will discuss how economic operation should be regulated optimally in order to achieve a balance between economic activities and other social objectives. . Generally using microeconomic theories and practices, this course  has the main theme of how to optimize economic efficiency and productivity with sustainable environmental policies.

ECON 520 Development Economics 

In this course, basic definitions, concepts and theories about participatory development will be explained. In this framework, various indicators of economic development and growth will be addressed, as well as criticisms of different economic theories attempting to explain economic development, as well as criticisms of the concept and theories of development. With this basic information, the structural transformations of economies, industrialization, agricultural transformation and environment, development policies and market relations will be discussed from an empirical point of view.

ECON 521 Transport Economics 

The aim of the course is to provide the students who are interested in this area as a whole with the ability to make economic analysis of the transportation sector and to understand the contributions of the transportation sector to the economic development. The course also seeks to develop an understanding of various analytical techniques of managerial economics that facilitate decision-making in the areas of production and costs, demand, pricing, investment and government regulation and intervention in the transport sector.

ECON 522 Real Estate and Urban Economics 

The aim of this course is to examine the economic activities in the real estate, construction and building sectors from an academic point of view and to analyze urban economics. At the beginning of the course, economic models and applications for the housing sector and financing are covered, followed by the construction and operation economics of commercial real estate. This model of models and applications of real estate products in banking and capital markets is studied in detail, with simulations and calculations of some of these products. This course also focuses on the financing dimension of the issues such as smart urbanization, urban transformation and green building, and its impact on economic growth.

ECON 523 Islamic Economics and Finance 

This course is an introduction to understand the Islamic economics and finance. The aim of the course is to teach the main theories and practices of Islamic economics and finance using basic concepts. Starting from the origins and historical background of Islamic Economics and finance to understand the paradigm, this course then examines the Islamic rule system and financial instruments. In the main part of the course, Islamic capital markets and the banking sector are emphasized. This course also focuses on Turkey’s experience and shows how Islamic economics and finance is positioned within the Turkish financial sector.

Language of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA  2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 55/70

Special Requirements

None.

Course Program

1st Semester
Code Code Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
EFIN 501 Research Methods 3 0 3 8
ECON 503 Microeconomic Analysis 3 0 3 8
EFIN 505 Corporate Finance 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Code Code Name Theory Practice Credit AKTS
ECON 506 Macroeconomic Theory 3 0 3 8
EFIN 506 Financial Econometrics 3 0 3 8
EFIN 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
…. … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 35
3rd Semester
Code Code Name Theory Practice Credit AKTS
EFIN 599 Master Dissertation 3 0 0 30
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Code Name Theory Practice Credit AKTS
EFIN 599 Master Dissertation 3 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Grand Total 24 127
COMPULSORY COURSES
Fall Term
Code Code Name Theory Practice Credit AKTS
EFIN 501 Research Methods 3 0 3 8
ECON 503 Microeconomic Analysis 3 0 3 8
EFIN 505 Corporate Finance 3 0 3 8
Spring Term
ECON 506 Macroeconomic Theory 3 0 3 8
EFIN 506 Financial Econometrics 3 0 3 8
EFIN 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
ELECTIVE COURSES
Code Code Name Theory Practice Credit AKTS
EFIN 510 Capital Markets and Institutions 3 0 3 8
EFIN 511 Financial Statements Analyses 3 0 3 8
EFIN 512 Globalization and  International Financial Markets 3 0 3 8
EFIN 513 Derivative Markets 3 0 3 8
EFIN 514 Risk Management in Financial Institutions 3 0 3 8
EFIN 515 Alternative Finance Channels 3 0 3 8
EFIN 516 Market Microstructure and Trading 3 0 3 8
EFIN 517 Selected Topics in Financial Economics 3 0 3 8
MAN 506 Strategic Management 3 0 3 8
ECON 513 Monetary Economics 3 0 3 8
ECON 512 Game Theory 3 0 3 8
ECON 523 Islamic Economics and Finance 3 0 3 8

Course Content

EFIN 501 Bilimsel Araştırma Teknikleri ve Yayın Etiği   

Bu dersin amacı, öğrencilerin bilimsel araştırma yöntemleri ve teknikleri hakkında bilgi sahibi olmalarını sağlamaktır. Ders kapsamında; araştırma süreci ele alınmakta ve bu süreçte öğrencilerin bir araştırma konusunu nasıl formüle edecekleri, problemi nasıl tanımlayıp, nasıl bir araştırma yapmaları gerektiği, veri toplama yöntemlerinin değerlendirilmesi, örnekleme yapılması, farklı veri analiz yöntemleri, toplanan verinin nasıl doğru anlanıp okunacağı ve bir araştırma projesinin nasıl hazırlanacağı ele alınmaktadır. Ayrıca, araştırma sonucunda ortaya çıkan çalışmanın yazım aşamasında izlenmesi gereken usul, atıfların ne şekilde yapılması gerektiği yayın etiği çerçevesinde anlatılmaktadır. Bu çerçevede; grup çalışması, mülakat, içerik analizi gibi kalitatif araştırma yöntemlerinin yanısıra anket çalışması, temel regresyon ve zaman serisi analizi gibi kantitatif araştırma yöntemlerine değinilmektedir

ECON 503 Mikroekonomik Analiz
Bu dersin amacı öğrencilerin mikroekonominin temel kavram, teori ve uygulamaları ile ilgili konulara hakim olmasını ve bu bilgileri pratik sorunlara uygulayabilme becerisini kazanmasını sağlamaktır. Bu amaç doğrultusunda derste öncelikle bireysel karar verme başlığı altında tüketici teorisi, talep teorisi, üretim teorisi ve belirsizlik altında seçim konuları ele alınacaktır. Oyun teorisi ile devam edecek olan ders serbest piyasa yapısının, kamusal malların ve ekonomik dışsallıkların analizi ile sona erecektir.

ECON 506 Makroekonomik Teori

İlk dönemdeki dersin devamı olan bu derste bir miktar daha detaya inilerek açık bir ekonomide para ve döviz piyasalarının işleyişi, enflasyonu ile mücadele yöntemleri gibi konular anlatılacaktır. Yine bu çerçevede, Marshall-Lerner koşulu, Keynesyen Teori, açık ve kapalı ekonomilerde para ve sermaye piyasalarının işleyişi, makroekonomik modeller ve bu modellerde rasyonel beklentiler, politikaların etkinliği ve makroekonomik modellemenin dinamikleri gibi konular ele alınacaktır.

EFIN 505 Kurumsal Finansman 

Bu ders kapsamında, şirketlerin yatırım yapacakları projeleri nasıl belirledikleri ve nasıl kaynak buldukları, pay piyasası,  borçlanma araçları piyasası ve diğer piyasaların hangi mekanizmalar üzerinden reel ekonomiyi etkilediği, kurumsal yatırım stratejilerinin nasıl belirlendiği analiz edilmekte, şirketlerin sermaye yapısını ve temettü politikasını belirlerken hangi faktörleri değerlendirdikleri incelemekte, şirket içinde ortaya çıkan çıkar çatışmalarının finansal kararları nasıl etkilediği ele alınmaktadır. Ders kapsamında incelenen diğer konular varlık fiyatlaması, belirsizlik altında sermaye bütçelemesi, piyasa etkinliği ve kurumsal yönetimdir.

EFIN 506 Finansal Ekonometri 

Bu ders, finansal ve ekonomik değişkenler arasındaki ilişkilerin araştırılmasında yardımcı olan ampirik analiz tekniklerini içermektedir. Ders kapsamında çok-değişkenli regresyon, maksimum ihtimal, moment tahmin yöntemleri, hipotez testi, ihmal edilen değişkenler ve modelin yanlış tanımlanması, asimtotik teori, ölçüm hatası, enstrümantal değişkenler, zaman serisi modelleri, varlık getirilerinin tahmini, olay analizleri, Sermaye Varlıkları Fiyatlama Modeli’ne ilişkin ekonometrik testler, çok-faktörlü modeller, değişkenlik modellemesi, genel momentler modeli gibi konular ele alınmaktadır.

EFIN 510 Sermaye Piyasaları ve Kuruluşları 

Bu dersin amacı, katılımcıların sermaye piyasalarına ve sermaye piyasalarında faaliyet gösteren kurumlara ve bunların çalışma esaslarına ilişkin bilgi sahibi olarak bu alanda araştırma ve analiz yapabilme yetkinliği kazanmalarını sağlamaktır. Bu çerçevede, dünyada ve Türkiye’de borsacılık faaliyetleri, işlem gören farklı sermaye piyasası araçları, sermaye piyasalarında işlem yapma, fiyat oluşumu, endeks oluşturma ve analizi, sermaye piyasalarının düzenlenmesi gibi konular işlenmektedir. Ayrıca gerek küresel gerekse yerel farklı kurumların sermaye piyasaları içerisinde üstlendikleri roller ve sermaye piyasalarının ülke ekonomisindeki yeri ele alınmaktadır.

EFIN 511 Finansal Tablo Analizi     

Bu ders, finansal tabloların nasıl okunması ve kullanılması gerektiğini, finansal analiz tekniklerini, finansal tablolarda verilen muhasebe bilgilerinin kısıtlarını ve bu bilgilerden çıkarılabilecek sonuçları, finansal tabloların sonuçlarının şirket değerlemesine olan etkilerini, finansal tablo dipnotlarının önemini, finansal tablolar kullanılarak nasıl projeksiyon yapılacağını ve bunun iş yapış şekline etkisini ve borsada işlem gören şirketler için mali analizin hangi parametrelere bakılarak yapılacağını ele almaktadır.

EFIN 512 Uluslararası Finans Piyasaları ve Küreselleşme 

Bu dersin amacı, katılımcıların küreselleşme süreci içerisinde birbiri ile daha ilintili hale gelmiş olan uluslararası finansal piyasalara ilişkin ana konular hakkında bilgi edinmesini sağlamak ve modern finans teorisinin çerçevesi içinde onlara finansal kurumların davranış biçimlerini ve küresel piyasaların işleyişini anlama ve yorumlama becerisi kazandırmaktır. Dersin içeriği, küresel borsalarda işlem gören pay piyasası araçları, borçlanma araçları, döviz piyasalarının işleyişi, uluslararası para ve sermaye piyasalarından sermaye temini, uluslararası proje finansman yöntemleri, finansal piyasaların mikroyapısı gibi konuları içermektedir. Ders işlenirken, globalleşmenin uluslararası piyasaları, varlıkların dağılımını ve reel ekonomiyi nasıl etkilediği gibi konular da ampirik örneklerle ele alınacaktır. Ayrıca finansal piyasaların düzenlenmesi alanında rol alan uluslararası kuruluşlara ve platformlara değinilecektir.

EFIN 513 Türev Piyasalar 

Bu ders, finansal türev araçların analizine ve fiyatlamasına etki eden kavramları ve modelleri ele almaktadır. Dersin amacı, katılımcılara türev piyasaların işleyişini anlamaya ve türev araçların hangi durumlarda kullanılabileceğine ilişkin yetkinlik kazandırmaktır.  Bu çerçevede dünya piyasalarında en çok işlem gören türev araçlar ele alınacaktır. Dersin içeriği forward, vadeli işlem (futures) ve opsiyon sözleşmelerini, bu sözleşmelerle geliştirilebilecek farklı stratejileri, Black & Scholes Modeli, Binom Modeli, arbitraj fiyatlaması, greeks farklı parametrelerin fiyatlamaya olan etkisi ve finansal riskten korunma yöntemleri, Amerikan opsiyonları, exotik opsiyonlar, yapılandırılmış ürünler, tarihsel volatilite ve zimni volatilite gibi konuları kapsamaktadır.

EFIN 514 Finans Kuruluşlarında Risk Yönetimi                

Bu ders, finansal kurumların ve işletmelerin riskleri nasıl değerlendirdiklerini, kontrol ettiklerini ve transfer ettiklerini incelemektedir. Dersin amacı, iş hayatında karşılaşabilecekleri riskler karşısında kaılımcılara kullanabilecekleri araçlar sunmak ve aktif olarak risk yönetim tekniklerini kullanabilmelerini sağlamaktır. Bu çerçevede dersin içeriği, risklerin tanımlanması ve tespiti, potansiyel maliyetlerinin ortaya konması, finansal kayba neden olan risklerin nedenlerinin analiz edilmesi, riskle başa çıkmak için farklı stratejiler geliştirilmesi ve bu stratejilerin şirketlerin hedefleri ve amaçları ile uyumlu olması, seçilen risk yönetim stratejilerinin uygulanması, yönetimi ve sonuçlarının takibi gibi konuları içermektedir.

EFIN 515 Alternatif Finans Kanalları 

Bu ders, küresel finansal arenada son dönemde ortaya çıkmış ve bankacılık ve temel sermaye piyasası araçları dışında kalan alternatif finansman sistemlerini içeren konuları ele almaktadır. Bu çerçevede mikrofinansman, melek yatırımcılar, girişim sermayesi, özel sermaye şirketleri, kitle finansmanı ve İslamî finans enstrümanı olan mudaraba/muşaraka finansmanı gibi müteşebbislerin finansmanında kullanılabilecek yöntemler örneklerle işlenecektir.  Alternatif finansmanın yeni bir örneği olarak Borsa İstanbul bünyesinde devreye alınan Özel Pazar örneği de derste değinilecek konular arasındadır.

EFIN 516 Piyasa Mikroyapısı ve Piyasa İşlemleri  

Bu dersin amacı, katılımcıların finansal piyasalarda işlemlerin teorik ve pratik perspektiften nasıl gerçekleştiğini anlamalarını ve bu bilgileri kullanarak piyasalara ilişkin analiz yapabilme yeteneği kazanmalarını sağlamaktır. Ders ayrıca piyasalarda işlem yapanların, aracıların ve diğer finansal piyasa katılımcılarının işlem yapma saikleri ve stratejilerini inceleme kabiliyetini kazanma imkanı da sunmaktadır. Ders içeriği; işlem yapma modelleri ve işlem stratejileri, finansal verinin ampirik analizi, ampirik piyasa mikroyapısı, piyasa volatilitesi, algoritmik işlemler, hızlı işlemler, arbitraj işlemleri gibi konuları kapsamaktadır.

EFIN 517 Finansal Ekonomide Seçilmiş Konular 

Bu dersin amacı, katılımcıların finansal ekonomi ile ilgili seçilmiş konularda güncel uygulamalara dayalı bilgi ve yetkinliklerinin geliştirilmesidir.

EFIN 599 Yüksek Lisans Tezi  

Finansal Ekonomi Yüksek Lisans Programı, öğrencinin programda öğretilenlerle ilgili uygun bir araştırma konusunda bir danışman rehberliğinde hazırlayacağı proje ile sonlanacaktır.

ECON 512 Oyun Teorisi 

İktisat teorisi uygulamalarında sıklıkla kullanılan oyun teorisini esas alan bu derste, katılımcılara farklı varsayımlar altında gerçekleşen oyunlara ve bunlara ilişkin denge koşulları ile ilgili temel bilgiler verilecektir. Bu çerçevede katılımcılar arasında işbirliğinin olmadığı normal ve ardışık oyunlar, katılımcıların rakipleri ve oyunun koşulları ile ilgili tam ve mükemmel bilgi sahibi olup olmamaları esas alınarak anlatılacaktır. Bu oyunların ekonomi teorisinde ve uygulamalarında ne şekilde kullanıldığına örnekler aracılığıyla değinilecektir. Ayrıca derste deneysel oyun teorisi ve Markov-mükemmel dengesi gibi ileri konular da tartışılacaktır.

ECON 513 Parasal İktisat  

Parasal iktisada ilişkin bu derste öncelikli olarak paranın bir ekonomideki temel işlevleri ile para talebini etkileyen faktörler ele alınacaktır. Sonrasında ise para arzı, para politikasının temel bileşenleri, Merkez Bankalarının bir ekonomideki rolleri, politika ve piyasa faiz oranlarının belirlenme süreçleri gibi konulara değinilecektir. Para politikasının reel ekonomiye etkisinin açıklamakta kullanılan parasal aktarım mekanizmalarına ilişkin farklı kavram ve modeller açıklanacak, optimal kurumsal ve operasyonel para politikasının nasıl belirlenebileceği sorunsalı ele alınacaktır. Yine bu minvalde finansal piyasalarda oluşabilecek kimi aksaklıklar ile makro-finansal bağlantılar üzerinde bilgi verilecektir.

ECON 523 İslam Ekonomisi ve Finansı  

Bu ders, İslami ekonomik ve finansal sistemi anlayabilmek için bir giriş mahiyetindedir.  Dersin temel amacı, temel kavramları kullanarak İslam Ekonomisi ve Finansı’ndaki başlıca teorileri ve uygulamaları öğretmektir. İslam’daki ekonomi paradigmasını anlayabilmek için İslam Ekonomisi ve Finansı’nın kökenlerinden ve tarihsel arka planından başlayan bu ders, daha sonra İslami kural sistemini ve finansal enstrümanları incelemektedir. Dersin ana bölümünde ise İslami sermaye piyasaları ve bankacılık sektörü üzerinde durulmaktadır. Bu ders ayrıca, Türkiye tecrübesi üzerinde de durmakta ve İslam Ekonomi ve Finansı’nın Türkiye ekonomisi ve finansal sistemi içerisinde nasıl bir yer edindiğini göstermektedir.

MAN 506 Stratejik Yönetim 

Stratejik Yönetim dersi, bütünleştirici bir ders olarak katılımcılara tepe yönetimin karşılaşacağı karmaşık problemleri doğru bir şekilde tanımlayabilmelerine ve çözüm üretebilmelerine yönelik bilgi ve becerileri kazandırmayı amaçlar. Derste, iş yaşamına ait gerçek örnek olay analizleri üzerinde durularak katılımcıların bugüne kadar diğer derslerden elde ettikleri tüm fonksiyonel yeteneklerini bir araya getirebilmeleri ve gerçek iş yaşamına ait örgütsel sorunlara çözümler üretebilmeleri hedeflenmektedir. Dersin sonunda öğrenciler şu kazanımları edinecektir: (i) stratejik yönetim sürecinin temel ögelerini açıklayabilecek. (ii) sektörün potansiyelini ölçebilmek için sektörün yapısını ve buna etki eden çevresel faktörleri analiz edebilecek. (iii) rekabet avantajı yaratabilmek için firma kaynaklarının nasıl değerlendirileceği; (iv) firmaların farklı iş alanlarında nasıl değer yaratabileceği ve (v) internet çağında yeni iş modelleri ve stratejileri hakkında bilgi sahibi olacaktır

Language of Instruction

The program is taught mainly 70% in Turkish, and partially 30% in English. Proficiency in the Arabic language is also required.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 55/100 or TOEFL 66/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 48/70
  • TÖMER C1 level or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1 level

Special Requirements

Being a graduate of Bachelor degree in LAW.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
BIS 503 Formation of Islamic Sciences 3 0 3 8
BIS … Elective 3 0 3 8
BIS … Elective 3 0 3 8
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 502 Usul Al-Fiqh 3 0 3 8
BIS 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
BIS … Elective 3 0 3 8
BIS … Elective 3 0 3 8
Total 9 32
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 599 Dissertation 3 0 0 30
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 599 Dissertation 3 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Grand Total 21 124
Compulsory Courses
Fall Term
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
BIS 503 Formation of Islamic Sciences 3 0 3 8
Spring Term
BIS 502 Usul Al-Fiqh 3 0 3 8
BIS 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
Elective Courses
Fall Term
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
BIS 531 Qur’anic Sciences 3 0 3 8
BIS 533 Classical Texts of Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir) 3 0 3 8
BIS 541 Hadith Literature 3 0 3 8
BIS 543 Sirah of the Prophet Muhammad 3 0 3 8
BIS 551 Islamic Law of Personal Status 3 0 3 8
BIS 553 Classical Texts of Islamic Law 3 0 3 8
BIS 561 Classical Logic 3 0 3 8
BIS 563 Classical Texts of Islamic Theology (Kalam) 3 0 3 8
BIS 571 History of Sufi Institutions 3 0 3 8
BIS 573 Classical Texts of Tasawwuf 3 0 3 8
Spring Term
BIS 530 Major Themes of the Qur’an 3 0 3 8
BIS 532 Contemporary Problems of Tafsir 3 0 3 8
BIS 540 Literature of Hadith Methodology (Usul al-Hadith) 3 0 3 8
BIS 542 Hadith Criticism 3 0 3 8
BIS 550 Islamic Law of Property and Obligations 3 0 3 8
BIS 552 History of Islamic Legal Schools 3 0 3 8
BIS 562 Modern Texts of Islamic Theology (Kalam) 3 0 3 8
BIS 560 Schools of Islamic Theology (Kalam) 3 0 3 8
BIS 570 Terminology of Tasawwuf 3 0 3 8
BIS 572 Ottoman Sufi Thought 3 0 3 8

Course Content

Compulsory Courses

BIS 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics

The objective of this course is to explain the principles of thesis preparation, interpretation and writing techniques, preparation of research report, bibliography forming techniques, the scientific article writing principles, data collection methods and analysis techniques which is necessary for scientific research. In addition to this, it takes the ethical rules that must be followed in scientific publications, citation procedures, plagiarism and other issues should be avoided. Further, students gain an understanding of the importance of research in the development of communication strategies.

BIS 503 Formation of Islamic Sciences

This course deals with the early development of Islamic Sciences . In the formative period of these sciences, they were intertwined. They shared a common history in the first century. Towards the middle of the second century, a process of separation began to run. The classic nature of Islamic sciences cannot be understood well without this historical background.

BIS 502 Usul al-Fiqh

The course deals with the general sources and methods of Islamic law such as Qur’an, Sunnah, Ijma, Qiyas, Istihsan, Masalih al-mursala, Sad al-zarai’, Orf, Istishab. Classification of legal provisions, the derivation methods of provisions from the revealed texts, general goals of sharia, the problems of intertextuality, the conditions of legal reasoning are delt with as well.

BIS 500 Seminar

This course provides a forum for students to discuss and generate ideas on issues related to a variety of applied social research. Students conduct an in-depth study of a research topic of their choice, discuss issues with experts in the field of research, work in discussion groups, debate and solve problems on selected issues. In the research seminar, the students are given an opportunity to integrate their knowledge, skills and practical experience gained in the program.

BIS 599 Dissertation

The program culminates in an individual piece of research in which learning on the program is applied to an appropriate topic of interest/specialization, under the guidance of a supervisor.

Elective Courses

BIS 531 Qur’anic Sciences

This course deals with the main issues concerning Quranic Sciences such as Asbab al-nuzûl (occasions of revelation), Nâsikh-Mansukh, Muhkem-Muteshabih; Hurûf al-Muqattaa, Fawatih al-suwar, Gharib al-Qur’an, Ijaz al-Qur’an, Aqsam al-Qur’an, Qasas al-Qur’an, Takrar al-Qur’an, Amsâl al-Qur’an, Haqiqa and Majaz, Mushkil al-Qur’an, Mujmal and Mubayyan, al-Wujuh wal-nazâir, Mubhamât al-Qur’an, Khalq al-Qur’an.

BIS 533 Classical Texts of Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir)

The purpose of this course is to analyze different types of classic Tafsir literature. The texts are chosen from both the exegeses of riwaya such as Tabari, Beghawi, Ibn Kasîr, and the exegeses of diraya such as the works of Maturidi, Fakh al-din al-Razi, Ebu Suud.

BIS 541 Hadith Literature

This course identifies the various genres of Hadisth literature. The significance of canonic works of hadith, their classification and hierarchy will be emphasized.

BIS 543 Sirah of the Prophetic Muhammad

The whole life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is closely studied. Since this period constitutes the nucleus of Islamic sciences, the phases such as pre-Islamic era, the beginning of revelation, the challenges during the birth, rise and spread of Islam in Maccan and Madinan periods are closely examined.

BIS 551 Islamic Law of Personal Status

General concepts and notions concerning the personal status such as birth, death, legal capacity, marriage, divorce, person’s lineage are studied with comparison to law of the land.

BIS 553 Classical Texts of Islamic Law

Classic literature of Islamic law is defined, and some parts of different works of various legal schools are selected and analyzed in order to equip the students with necessary skills to carry out academic research within the primary sources of Islamic law. Thus they could benefit from these sources while preparing their dissertations.

BIS 561 Classical Logic

This course focuses on logical structure of knowledge to create a methodological basis for the science of Kalam. In this regard the treatise of Isagoji is selected. All concepts of classical logic are studied through this text.

BIS 563 Classical Texts of Islamic Theology (Kalam)

Selected texts from some works of aqida such as Abu Hanifa’s al-Fiqh al-Akbar, Tahawi’s al-Aaida al-Tahawiyya, Semerqandi’s al-Sawad al-A’zam, Nasafi’s al-Aqide, Ushi’s Amali and from some classical works of systematic kalam such as Ash’ari’s al-Ibana, Maturidi’s Kitab al-Tawhid, Juwayni’s al-Irshad, Pazdawi’s Usul al-Din and Nasafi’s Tabsira al-Adilla will be studied.

BIS 571 History of Sufi Institutions

This course aims to help the students to grasp the historical framework of tasawwuf and its place within the general scheme of Islamic sciences. It deals with the history of tasawwuf since its formation as a science, its historical turning points, formation of Sufi orders and their development.

BIS 573 Classical Texts of Tasawwuf

The course aims to help the students to get acquaintance with literature of tasawwuf in general, its language, and the map of its concepts through examining the primary works, authorities, its terminology, and figurative language. In this regard, classical texts of the field are selected, examined, and discussed with a linguistic analysis of this literature.

BIS 530 Major Themes of the Qur’an

In this course, the major themes of Qur’an such as divinity, universe, human beings and their relationship with each other, revelation and holy books, prophecy and prophets, freedom of human agent and his responsibility, worship and systematic worship, social order, morals and life in hereafter will be examined and discussed.

BIS 532 Contemporary Problems of Tafsir

It examines the modern approaches and contemporary debates over interpretation of Qur’an and the source of controversy regarding the modern exegesis of Qur’an. In this regard, recently discussed topics such as historical elements of Qur’an, abrogation, mystical interpretation, the creation of woman are chosen as example issues to reassess the contemporary ideas.

BIS 540 Literature of Hadith Methodology

Hadith is probably the most difficult field of Islamic sciences. So it has a sophisticated history and literature. Since it constitutes the second source of religious knowledge, the sound reports should be determined from the weak ones. There are a huge bulk of reports going back either to the Prophet, Companions, or Successors. Indeed, they all differ in epistemological value. In this regard, there developed many sub-sciences relating to Hadith. Hadith methodology known as Usul al-hadith searches and improves the ways of using these reports in consistency. Literature of hadith methodology, which deals with the afore-mentioned aspects of the hadith texts are scrutinized in this course in order to acquire an awareness about the problematique of contradictory reports.

BIS 542 Hadith Criticism

The problems rising in the process of verbatim transmission, collection and compilation of the prophetic reports are examined to ensure their authenticity. The structure of any prophetic report consists of two parts: the first is sanad, i.e. chain of transmission, the second is matn, i.e. the main text of the report. Both parts of the report are examined by the science of Hadith criticism to determine its authenticity, thus sound reports become evident. Even the reports already enjoying the criteria of soundness are subjected to further examination if they pose any contradiction against either Qur’an, the corpus of prophetic reports or human reason. The scholars of the field developed many methods for this respect. In such cases, they look for a way of conciliation on a basis of reasonable intertextuality. If there is no way to fix the contradiction, such inconsistent reports are not considered in a valid interpretation, so they serve no longer as a point of reference for deriving afresh provision, awaiting apart from the whole body of authentic texts. Nevertheless, the traditional methods of criticism developed by Hadith scholars face recently some challenges. Some modern academicians in the West regard the prophetic reports as fabricated, due to lacking any recorded evidence vis-a-vis oral transmission in the first century of Islam. All these issues are covered by this course.

BIS 550 Islamic Law of Property and Obligations

The whole body of Islamic law is divided into three parts according to the taxonomy of Hanafi school such as ibâdâtmûâmalât and ‘uqûbât. Muâmalât is also divided into two parts as mâliyya and ghayr mâliyya. Civil transactions regarding economic rights constitutes the subject of the muâmalât mâliyya. This part of fiqh corresponds to law of property and law of obligations. So the concept of property with its various aspects is first analyzed, later on, the circulation of property rights among persons through contracts and other sources of obligations is examined. Meanwhile, a comparison between Islamic law and European Continental Law will be drawn, in spite of their different structure.

BIS 552 History of Islamic Legal Schools

Islamic law, soon after its formation, develops within the rubrics of legal schools. Since Muslim individuals and societies were ruled throughout history by certain legal schools, they deserve to be subjected to a close inquiry. In the second century of Islam, there developed two styles of interpretation among early Muslim scholars. The first circle focuses on the letter of revealed texts, while the other put emphasis on the spirit of the text. Those scholars who occasionally opined legal provisions basing on human reason have been called as Ashab al-ra’y or Ahl al-ra’y led by Abu Hanifa, while the other party has been called as Ashab al-hadith or Ahl al-hadith, led by Malik, Sufyan al-Sawri, Sufyan b. Uyayna, Ahmad b. Hanbal. There emerged, and developed soon a third way merging and synthesizing the tenets of both sides on the hand of al-Shafii. Four schools of Sunni Islam managed to survive up to now. Each of them has a very rich history and a huge literature. Without studying this history and literature, it is impossible to conceive the Islamic law. Maliki school of law was applied for more than six centuries in Andalus and Northern Africa, Hanafi school of law was applied in Ottoman Empire for more than five centuries, Shafii school of law was dominantly applied during Seljuqs, Ayyubids, and Mamluks. Even in the modern times, under secular rules, Muslim individuals still regulates their lives according to one of these schools. So political and social history of Muslim states and peoples cannot be thoroughly understood without a sound knowledge of legal schools. This course is arranged to meet this need.

BIS 560 Modern Texts of Islamic Theology (Kalam)

In this course, it will be discussed through examining the texts regarding New Ilmu’l-Kalam discourse on one hand, while theological debates of modern times and some other issues such as change in the content and method, the thoughts of leading authors of the period are studied. History of Kalam and research in systematic theology will be studied and evaluated, as well.

BIS 562 Schools of Kalam

All schools of Kalam such as Harijiyya, Qadariyya, Mu’tazila, Jabriyya, Murjia, Musabbiha, Shia, Salafiyya, Ashariyya and Maturidiyya are introduced. Their structure and principles will be determined and explained. Historical periods of each school will be studied and evaluated.

BIS 570 Terminology of Tasawwuf

The main subject of this course is sufi terminology which has been put into circulation since the formation of this discipline. This terminology has been exposed to some semantic change, while some terms remained stable, some others have been modified in magnitude of emphasis to a certain extent. In this course, it will be attempted a kind of doctrinal reading of tasawwuf through basic terms and concepts.

BIS 572 Ottoman Sufi Thought

It is aimed to assess the course of tasawwuf in Ottoman society through examining selected texts and distinguished figures. Such an approach will help the students to conceive the major Sufi orders, circles, and main classical works which constitute the general structure of Ottoman sufi life. This course examines and opens to discussion the main turning points of Ottoman Sufism since pre-formative period of Ottoman state till its demise.

Medium of Instruction

Turkish

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 55/100 or TOEFL 66/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 45/90
  • TÖMER C1 level or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1 level

Special Requirements

Candidates who don’t have Turkish test score can also apply. If these candidates become succesful in scientific exams, they will be offered language preparation program.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RLST 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 2 0 2 8
RLST … Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
RLST … Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
…. … General Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 11 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RLST 500 Seminar 1 0 0 3
RLST … Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
RLST … Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
RLST … Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
…. … General Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 35
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RLST 599 Dissertation 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RLST 599 Dissertation 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Grand Total 23 127
Compulsory Courses
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RLST 500 Seminar 1 0 0 3
RLST 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 2 0 2 8
Elective Courses
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
History of Religions
RLST 503 Introduction to Religious Studies 3 0 3 8
RLST 505 Study of The Bible 3 0 3 8
RLST 506 Judaism-Christianity 3 0 3 8
RLST 507 Guided Reading in History of Religions – English -I- 3 0 3 8
RLST 508 Muslim – Christian Relations 3 0 3 8
RLST 509 Guided Reading in History of Religions – Arabic -I- 3 0 3 8
RLST 510 Guided Reading in History of Religions – English -II- 3 0 3 8
RLST 512 Guided Reading in History of Religions – Arabic -II- 3 0 3 8
RLST 525 The Fundamental Issues of Philosophy and Its History 3 0 3 8
Psychology of Religion
RLST 511 Research Methodology in Psychology of Religion 3 0 3 8
RLST 513 Religion in Schools of Psychology 3 0 3 8
RLST 514 Religion and Mental Health 3 0 3 8
RLST 515 Theory of Faith Development 3 0 3 8
RLST 516 Selected Topics in Psychology of Religion – English 3 0 3 8
RLST 518 Spiritual Care and Counseling 3 0 3 8
RLST 526 Selected Topics in Social Psychology 3 0 3 8
RLST 527 Theories of Human Nature
RLST 528 Classic and Contemporary Readings in Psychology of Religion 3 0 3 8
Sociology of Religion
RLST 517 Anthropology of Islam 3 0 3 8
RLST 519 Sociology of Religion 3 0 3 8
RLST 520 The Etnography of Muslim Societies 3 0 3 8
RLST 522 Religion and Society in The Modern World 3 0 3 8
RLST 523 Colonialism and Post-Colonialism 3 0 3 8
RLST 524 Secularism and Religion 3 0 3 8

Course Content

RLST 501 SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND PUBLICATION ETHICS

The main objective of this course is to provide in-depth knowledge, experience and skills in the methodology of academic research and to train the student in critically reviewing academic literature and scientific writing. Thus, students will learn how to search and review literature; how to design research, collect and analyze data; and how to report, write and present scientific papers in the frame of academic ethical guidelines. By the end of the course, students are expected

  • to become familiar with the processes of academic research, especially in the context of religious sciences.
  • to learn how to set up a research study through developing scientific questions and hypotheses, research design, data collection, data analysis, interpretation and presentation.
  • to locate and perform critical literature review
  • to understand ethical issues in academia and to refer to and cite from scientific literature
  • to compare and contrast scientific literature and integrate his/her own view in relation to published studies in the field.

RLST 502 INTRODUCTION TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES

This is an introductory course in history of religions that deals with classical theories of religion, modern taxonomy of religions, difference between theology and history of religions. These issues will be discussed along with various theories of religion(s) such as that of Edward Burnett Tylor, James Frazer, Edward Evans-Pritchard, Sigmund Freud, William James, Emile Durkheim, Joachim Wach, Mircea Eliade. Also, evolutional, colonial and post-colonial approaches to religion will be addressed.

RLST 507 CHRISTIANITY

This course intends to provide an introduction to Christianity through examining trinity, revelation and theologies of revelation and history. In the course, Christian/Church history will be dealt with chronologically. In addition, main Christian sects with their geographical/historical distribution, foundations of Christian faith and terms employed in introduction of Christianity in Turkey will be discussed.

RLST 510 MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN RELATIONS

This course will primarily discuss the history of Muslim-Christian relations. Consequently, “A Common Word Between Us,” the new discipline of comparative theology and Scriptural Reasoning activities, all of which are examples of contemporary Muslim-Christian relations, will be discussed along with primary approaches to the “religious other.” This course will also cover the history of traditional Christian-Muslim polemics.

RLST 503 GUIDED READING IN HISTORY OF RELIGIONS-I (ENGLISH)

The objective of this course is to study the New Religious Movements through English texts. Thus, the students will obtain knowledge of New Movements from authentic primary sources while developing skills of academic reading by doing translations between English and Turkish.

RLST 504 GUIDED READING IN HISTORY OF RELIGIONS-II (ENGLISH)

This course is the advanced level of Guided Reading in History of Religions-I.  The aim of the course is to gain deeper insight in New Religious Movements through primary English texts. Thus, the students will obtain knowledge of New Religious Movements from authentic primary sources while developing skills of academic reading by doing translations between English and Turkish.

RLST 505 GUIDED READING IN HISTORY OF RELIGIONS-I (ARABIC)

This course offers Arabic readings in al-Milal wa al-Nihal, a classic work written by al-Shahrastani and considered to be one of the earliest examples of a history of religions both in the Muslim world and in the pre-modern era. Thus, the students will meet one of the primary classical texts of the History of Religions field while developing skills of academic reading by doing translations between Arabic and Turkish.

RLST 506 GUIDED READING IN HISTORY OF RELIGIONS-II (ARABIC)

This course offers an advanced level of readings in al-Milal wa al-Nihal, a classic work written by al-Shahrastani and considered to be one of the earliest examples of a history of religions both in Muslim world and in the pre-modern era.   Thus, the students will meet one of the primary classical texts of the History of Religions field while developing skills of academic reading by doing translations between Arabic and Turkish.

RLST 508 JUDAISM

This course intends to provide and introduction to Judaism including its history, eminent figures, sects, basic issues of faith, scriptures and mysticism. Main branches and sects within pre-modern and contemporary Judaism and their historical/geographical distribution will also be investigated.  Likewise, Judaism in Turkey, both in the early and modern periods, will be covered. Moreover, the popular concepts such as “anti-Semitism,” “Zionism” and “Isra’iliyyat” will be discussed.

RLST 509 STUDY OF THE BIBLE

The holy scriptures of Judaism (Tanah/Torah) and Christianity (The New Testament) will be studied from the Jewish and Christian perspectives. The course will also include fundamental concepts such as revelation, inspiration and prophethood in both traditions. Moreover, the Muslim approach to the Bible will be a part of the general discussion.

RLST 513 RELIGION IN THE SCHOOLS OF PSYCHOLOGY

This course covers major schools such as Psycho-dynamic theories, Behaviorism, Humanism and Cognitive theories in the science of psychology and their approach to religion, religious feelings, religious thinking and religious behaviors. The course aims to discuss direct and indirect implications that stem out of these major (and some other unconventional) theories and related research and evaluate how these theories and related research findings contribute to the study of religion.

RLST 514 THE THEORY OF FAITH DEVELOPMENT

This course focuses on the concept of “faith” as defined by the developmental theories and investigates how it develops from birth in terms of cognition, emotion and social interaction. The objective of the course is to provide the students with basic understanding and estimation skills of how faith is formed and trans-formed in each developmental stage, and its implications for religious growth and change.  

RLST 515 SPIRITUAL CARE AND COUNSELING

This course teaches how psychological counseling practice can be exercised in religious contexts, with religious counselee considering their personal and spiritual values. Thus, during the course students will gain knowledge and skills of combining psychological counseling with spiritual values in various support services.

RLST 511 RELIGION AND MENTAL HEALTH

This course approaches religiosity and psychological well-being on an objective and subjective level. The course addresses the general question of how religion and religiosity relate to mental health issues and includes topics such as crisis of faith, religious coping, mystical and conversion experiences.

RLST 512 RESEARCH METHODS IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION

The aim of this particular methodological course is to teach basic research techniques in the psychological study of religion and religious feelings, thoughts and behaviors. The course topics include empirical research design from beginning to the end; determining the research paradigm, selecting the sample, collection and analysis of data interpretation and reporting the findings.

INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES AND RELIGION

This course teaches factors that influence individual religiosity. Topics such as religious authoritarianism, fanaticism and fundamentalism will be addressed in the frame of personality, attitudes and perception.  Also, genetic factors and theories such as object-relations and attachment will be explored in order to understand psycho-social elements in the religious behaviors of individuals.

RLST 516 SELECTED TOPICS IN THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION (ENGLISH)

This particular course is designed for the graduate students who are eager to develop expertise in the psychological study of religion and will be instructed in English. Topics include history and disciplinary identity of the field, major theories and texts, religion and health, popular religiousness, religious cults and brain washing, religion and morality, islamophobia and religious extremism.

RLST 517 THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

In this course, systems and schools of Plato and Aristotle will be studied through selected texts. The course will also deal with the ways in which Aristotelian and Platonic systems changed and transformed into various other schools of philosophy. Also, medieval Church Fathers will be introduced within this course.

RLST 518 HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT

The objective of this course is to introduce modern and contemporary philosophies, i.e. the Enlightenment and the philosophies that emerged in the frame of it. Several Enlightenment philosophies such as the British, Scottish and Continental European Enlightenment and their representatives will be addressed. Moreover, modern and contemporary movements like modernity, post-modernity, deconstruction, orientalism and post-colonialism will be discussed.

RLST 524 RELIGION AND SOCIETY IN THE MODERN WORLD

This course discusses the relationship between religion and society, religion and family, religion and economy, and religion and politics in the East and the West from the 20th century to our day.

RLST 521 ANTHROPOLOGY OF ISLAM

Islam, being one of the most prevalent religions in the world, has shaped the social, cultural, economic, psychological, spiritual, political, judicial etc. aspects of various societies in different regions and continues to do so today. This course aims to participate in the arguments related to “the anthropology of Islam” or “Islamic anthropology” by providing criticism on sociological and anthropological research conducted on Islam and Muslims and to promote new epistemological, ontological and methodological analyses and deductions.

RLST 522 THE ETHNOGRAPHY OF MUSLIM SOCIETIES

Research has been done on Muslim societies and groups by many social scientists throughout history to this day. The aim of this course is to read and understand these theories and ethnographies of various sociologists and anthropologists, and also be able to provide theoretical and methodological criticism of their works.

RLST 523 THE SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION

This course aims at studying religions as social institutions. Birth of religions throughout history, their expansion, their institutionalization, different capacities of institutionalization of different religions and their relationship with other social institutions, opportunities and constraints caused by these differences, position of religions in the process of modernization, their effects on this process and the future of religion in relation to modernity and secularism will be main discussion topics of this course.

RLST 519 THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION AND ETHICAL ISSUES

This course will focus on one of the major topics of philosophy, i.e. ethics and main ethical issues such as liberties and universal morality. Meanwhile, philosophers and schools which have asserted a stance in the relevant topics will be discussed in relation to each other and contemporary examples will be provided.

RLST 520 APPROACHES TO RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY

This course will provide readings in contemporary issues in the philosophy of religion such as religious diversity and religious pluralism. After an introduction regarding what religious pluralism is and how it is perceived, the arguments of philosophers and scholars who take a pluralist approach will be discussed.

Medium of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 60/90

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
SOC 506 Ibn Khaldun and Contemporary Issues 3 0 3 8
SOC 503 Social Theory I 3 0 3 8
… … Departmental/General Elective Course 3 0 3 8
… … Departmental/General Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
SOC 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
SOC 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
SOC 504 Social Theory II 3 0 3 8
… … Departmental/General Elective Course 3 0 3 8
… … Departmental/General Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 35
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
SOC 599 MA Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
SOC 599 MA Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
Grand Total 24 127
Compulsory Courses
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
SOC 500 Seminar 3 0 0 3
SOC 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 3
SOC 503 Social Theory I 3 0 3 8
SOC 504 Social Theory II 3 0 3 8
SOC 506 Ibn Khaldun and Contemporary Issues 3 0 3 8
Departmental Elective Courses
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
ANTH 509 Ethnography of Muslim Societies 3 0 3 8
ANTH 512 Ethnography of Turkey 3 0 3 8
ANTH 513 Anthropology of Islam 3 0 3 8
ANTH 518 Ethnography of the State 3 0 3 8
ANTH 520 Political Border and Border Regions 3 0 3 8
ANTH 522 Anthropology of Emotions 3 0 3 8
CULT 510 Readings in Orientalism 3 0 3 8
CULT 517 Genealogies of Multiculturalism 3 0 3 8
HIST 508 Oral History 3 0 3 8
SOC 505 Political Sociology 3 0 3 8
SOC 507 Sociology of Religion 3 0 3 8
SOC 508 Religion in Modern Turkey 3 0 3 8
SOC 510 Gender and Society 3 0 3 8
SOC 514 Urban Sociology 3 0 3 8
SOC 515 Historical Sociology 3 0 3 8
SOC 516 Social Movements 3 0 3 8
SOC 521 Discourse Analysis 3 0 3 8
SOC 525 Modernity, Post-Modernity and Beyond 3 0 3 8
SOC 530 Sociology of Disaster 3 0 3 8

Course Content

Compulsory Courses

SOC 500 Seminar
This course is a non-credit one that aims to encourage students to re-interrogate and analyze sociological and ethnographic theories, ideas and methods through an example of their individual research projects. During the semester, it is also aimed to help students to draw a road map in their research projects, as well as to carry out discussions with regard to preparing, conducting and writing a sociological and ethnographic project. Students of the course are encouraged to get involved in productive discussions during which the the draft, raw data, field experiences or main frameworks of the projects to be carried out are exchanged amongst them.

SOC 503 Social Theory I

The purpose of this course is to examine  a wide-range of classical social theorists in Muslim world as well as in the West,  from Farabi to Ibn Khaldun to Marx and Weber . The main task is  to make classical social theories  relevant to  the present in  understanding of human society. In other words, the course’s  primary goal is to help students to develop a way of looking at past and contemporary issues “sociologically”.  In doing so,  theory  will  be  discussed  as a tool for organizing existing knowledge in the generation of  “new’ knowledge. Each theorist  will be understood within their own time so that   specific social and historical contexts, which gave rise to their particular theory,  can be thoroughly understood.

SOC 504 Social Theory II

The aim of this course is to recognize, interpret and criticize the current theories that are raised by different thinkers and social scientists, claiming to grasp, analyze and present solutions to the various problems encountered by different societies in the modern era. The post-modern, post-structuralist, colonial, post-colonial, post-Marxist theories that emerged in the last period constitute the main discussion topics. Globalization, orientalism- Occidentalism, ecological problems, political violence, changing social classes and structures, neo-colonial politics, the quest for new sovereignty and politics, and crises that are confronted in modern nation-states will be discussed through different theoretical approaches.

SOC 501 Research Methods in Social Sciences

The aim of this course is to provide students with the ability to participate and contribute to scientific research processes at an advanced level. The course consists of two sections. The first section will deal with basic scientific approaches. From positivism to Poperian falsification to Kuhn’s paradigm, to Feyerabend against method, approaches with their basic assumptions and realities based on those assumptions, will be discussed. In the second sections, qualitative and quantitative methods and their use will be thought.  Students taking this course will become competent about methodologies and the research techniques in social sciences and will be able to apply his or their own research design for a specific problem. In addition to research methods in social sciences, ethical principles to which research results and publications should be subject will be discussed.

SOC 506 Ibn Khaldun and Contemporary Issues

It aims to analyze contemporary sociological issues with the tools of analysis of Ibn Khaldun sociology. In this framework, modern social theories will be discussed in the light of concepts and approaches such as asabiyyah, badawah, hadarah, and umran developed by Ibn Khaldun. It is intended for students to acquire a deep understanding and analytical ability of such comparisons.

Elective Courses

SOS 505 Political Sociology

The aim of this course is to make students have advanced theoretical equipments in the analysis and understanding of society, politics, authority, power and power relations. Students in this course will have the opportunity to discuss various themes, such as, state structures, the emergence of nation states, the state’s relation to other social institutions, social movements, civil society and democracy. These discussions will be held in a historical perspective, supplemented by different examples.

SOC 510 Gender

The course aims to examine, discuss and analyze the phenomenon of gender within the framework theoretical debates, concepts and theories presented in this field with a critical perspective. Human sexuality and gender will be explored in different social and cultural settings. Family and marriage systems, expectations and norms will be investigated. The categories of gender and sexuality will be treated in an interrelated manner to understand social behavior. An anthropological approach will facilitate the discussions and students will be encouraged to study and present real-life case studies and their impact on political and social debates.

CULT 517 Genealogies of Multiculturalism

The aim of this course is to investigate the practice and social phenomenon of multiculturalism through different periods and geographies, and seeks to establish a genealogy of multiculturalism, particularly in Europe. Starting with approaches of contemporary social and political theory’s take on multicultural practices, it will then move on to its history. The course takes Islamic Spain as a starting point, and then moves on to medieval Venice, to Ottoman Empire and then to modern day London. Seeking the roots of multicultural practices of civilizations, there will be readings of foundational texts such as the Madina Charter, along with historical monographs that depict the social relations of the periods and geographies concerned. There will then be readings of fictional texts that re-imagine the different multiculturalism that have already been studied, to see what contemporary authors make of these historical experiences.

SOC 507 Sociology of Religion

The objective of this course is the study and discussion of religions as social institutions. The course consists of three sections. In the first section, the course will deal with the essence of religion as a sociological issue. In the second section, the course will discuss the origins of religions, their institutionalization, their organizational role in social and economic life, their ability to generate solidarity and conflict in society, their relations to other social institutions, the possibilities and limitations of these differences. In the last section, attention will be given to the position of religions in the process of modernization and the future of religions in the context of modernity and secularity, the roles of religions in the making of ethnic and religious social movements.

ANTH 509 Ethnography of Muslim Societies

Islam and Muslim societies and cultures have been some of the most attractive subjects for researchers in social sciences. Current continuation of this interest has expanded the literature in this area of research. Nevertheless, from past to present, the labor of production of knowledge on Islam and Muslim societies has carried out diverse epistemological, methodological and theoretical problems and concerns. The fact that these problems are seen not only in the works of foreign (outsider) ethnographers but also local (insider) researchers makes the issue more complicated. In spite of all these critical concerns and problems, a wide variety of researches on Muslim societies and cultures have been constantly put forward by the different social scientists. The aim of this course is to read, understand and at the same time criticize various theoretical, methodological and epistemological issues in those studies through come case studies.

HIST 508 Oral History

This course aims to inform students about oral history as a methodology and as a sub-discipline in history. Oral historians do not investigate and study only the past events through different types of narratives, they also analyze how these historical events are remembered and perceived through generations and today. Oral historians collect, preserve and interpret individual and collective life stories of unheard voices and give a space to those neglected in the process of history writing. The study of oral history enable us to know how memories and testimonies play a role in formation of identity and sense of belonging in diverse contexts. This course emphasizes the role of oral history studies in creation of multi-vocal histories and in democratization of history writing. At the same time, the question of how to organize and conduct an oral history project will be answered in this course. 

SOS 512 Ethnography of Turkey

Understanding of Turkey with its multi-cultural, lingual and religious structures as a legacy of the Ottoman requires a comparative, analytical, historical and inter-disciplinary perspective. From past to the present, there have been, changes, transformations, conflicts, breaking points, fragmentations and integrations with diverse politics in this heterogeneous social entity. The aim of this course is to explore modern Turkish history and society from different angles and to critically examine the sociological as well as anthropological studies that have emerged in this area. In addition, recognizing and understanding the different religious and ethnic identities of the Turkish society in terms of history, identity, language, belonging and social memory, and analyzing the dynamics generating this plural structure are among the objectives of this course.

ANTH 513 Anthropology of Islam

Islam has been one of the most prominent religions in the history of the world. It has shaped and determined social, cultural, economic, psychological-spiritual, political, legal and many other aspects of diverse societies in different geographies. That is why it has also captured gaze of many social scientists particularly sociologies and anthropologists. The aim of this course is to scrutinize sociological and anthropological studies on Islam and Muslims with a critical perspective through some selected theoretical and ethnographic works. It is aimed to participate in the former discussions of “Anthropology of Islam” and “Islamic Anthropology” and to encourage students to deal with new epistemological, ontological and methodological analyses and move toward new ways of critical thinking on the subject matter.

SOC 515 Historical Sociology

Historical sociological research examines the long-term social processes that have an impact on contemporary societies. It also comprises the study of many other issues such as modernization, social change, trends and effects of globalization, integration and separation, continuity and rupture, religious and cultural pluralism, and linking the global to the local. The theoretical and methodological tools necessary to understand all these issues will be introduced to students of this course.

SOS 516 Social Movements

This course aims to discuss social movements in terms of sociology. First, the key concepts of the field, theoretical approaches and methodological tools will be discussed through many examples. These critical issues will be particularly emphasized: democracy, religion, identity, globalization, civil rights, environmentalism, class, race and ethnicity. While the social movements in Turkey are processed in a more intensive way, the other major social movements around the world will also be the subject of this course.

SOS 514 Urban Sociology

Urban sociology works in the form of a specific social organization known as ‘city’ and its origins, its life and its future. In this course, the focus will be on the following areas: (1) the development of cities, (2) the internal structure and organization of cities, (3) the interaction between people living in cities, (4) the way cities affect regions and nations, (5) different social problem resulting from urbanization. In this course, Istanbul and Anatolian cities will be at the center of discussions. The history and emergence of these cities will be examined in the light of the different theoretical perspectives explaining these facts.

ANTH 518 Ethnography of the State

The Modern state has constantly reconstructing and re-producing its hegemony through use of diverse politics, structural mechanisms and apparatuses. This course examines the state mechanism and nation-state structures on the axis of political violence and hegemony. In this course during which the effort to understand the modern state building process through thinkers like Weber, Gramsci, Althusser, Foucault and Agamben will be revealed; thinkers such as Benjamin, Arendt, Sartre, Fanon and Asad will be included in the debate and archeology of how the phenomenon of political violence transforms into one of the basic means of the modern state will be carried out. This course, which will analyze different ethnographic studies on modern state, will encourage students to make new inquiries on concepts such as modern state, political violence, sovereignty and power.

ANTH 520 Political Borders and Border Regions

The making of national-political borders has resulted in emergence of stories of separation, loss, border crossing, smuggling and banditry in the everyday life of ordinary people in the border communities. The political borders have become sites and symbols of power and also concrete forms of boundaries of “imagined nation”. Contrary definition of political borders in the state discourse as fixed, durable, and inflexible entities, the practices of local portioned communities have subverted these borders as unstable, transitory and flexible constructions. Moreover, borders have been perceived as violent interventions of nation-states and therefore an entity to be challenged by these communities. In this course, the making and unmaking practices of political borders at borderlands by both modern nation-state and local (border) people are going to be scrutinized. This course will focus on how we might think anthropologically about political borders and the effects they created in diverse form on border communities. 

SOC 521 Discourse Analysis

This course deals with how the language differs according to the workplace, the social environment, the purpose of communication, and social roles and identities. It examines the different forms of speech and writing. Daily conversations, interviews, interrogations, public speaking, emailing, messaging, and the posts in social media can be mentioned as examples. In this course, the students will discuss the nature of the meaning, how the individuals actually convey what they say and write, the kind of courtesy in verbal communication and what makes a text consistent. They will also have the ability to analyze the characteristics of various texts, to characterize the interpersonal stances adopted by the speaker and the author, and to identify and classify different text styles that function in specific social settings.

ANTH 522 Anthropology of Emotions

One of the most important characteristics of the creation of human beings, emotion(s) has become one of the topics that have recently been missed in the social sciences and especially in sociology-anthropological circles. Emotions influence and shape diverse aspects of our personal and collective lives in everyday life and the social world we are born into effects our emotions in many ways. Are the emotions universal or do they show differences from culture to culture? Are emotions a cultural-collective phenomenon beyond psychological-individual aspects? This course aims to analyze emotions (love, hate, anger, faith, fear, etc.) not only as subjective but also as collective/social and cultural experiences with an anthropological perspective.

SOC 525 Modernity, Post-modernity and Beyond

The purpose of this course is to analyze, understand and make sense of the basic transformations of society since 1970s. The origins of modernity, the different reflections of the idea of enlightenment, discussions of modernism and modernity, globalization, post-industrial society, post-modernism and post-modernity theories will be discussed through their reflections on everyday life. Aspects of the postmodern in fields like architecture, music, politics and television and literature will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to the relationship between the modern and post-modern, the continuities and ruptures that define both concepts. This will then enable the discussion to move forward to conceptualizations of the aesthetics of the coming era.

SOC 530 Sociology of Disaster

The aim of this course is to give students the ability to examine sociological aspects of disasters. Disasters are natural phenomena. At the same time, they are social events that reflect the lives of our communities and groups as much as they are natural. Throughout the term,  the course attention will focus on  how culture, inequality, social structure and processes effect the  way how people face disasters, how they respond and the ways in which they recover or fail and how disasters may lead to rapid social change. Utilizing the theories of sociology of disaster, students will be able to examine the social, economic, geographical, political and cultural factors that place people at different risk levels before, during and after the disaster in the case of major natural disasters in our country.

Medium Of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

  • 2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirement

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 60/90

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 9 32
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 599 MA Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 599 MA Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
Grand Total 21 124
Required Courses
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
PHIL 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
Program Elective Courses
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
TUR-IS
PHIL 510-539
TURKISH AND ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 510 Islamic Philosophy I: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 511 Theories of Knowledge in the First Classical Period 3 0 3 8
PHIL 512 Theories of Knowledge in the Second Classical Period 3 0 3 8
PHIL 513 Suhrawardy and Ishraqi Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 514 Ethical Theories in Islamic Tradition 3 0 3 8
PHIL 515 Mutazilite Thinkers 3 0 3 8
PHIL 516 Farabi 3 0 3 8
PHIL 517 Ibn Sina 3 0 3 8
PHIL 518 Ghazali 3 0 3 8
PHIL 519 Tahafut Tradition 3 0 3 8
PHIL 520 Averroes And Averroism 3 0 3 8
PHIL 521 Major Andalusian Philosophers 3 0 3 8
PHIL 522 Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah 3 0 3 8
PHIL 523 Critical Philosophy in Islamic Thought 3 0 3 8
PHIL 524 Contemporary Islamic Thought: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 525 Akbarite School 3 0 3 8
PHIL 526 Classical Turkish Philosophy I: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 527 Classical Turkish Philosophy II: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 528 Kemalpaşazade 3 0 3 8
PHIL 529 Taşköprüzade 3 0 3 8
PHIL 530 Contemporary Turkish Thought: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 531 Early Turkic Thought And Mythology: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 532 Theories of Metaphysics in the First Classical Period 3 0 3 8
PHIL 533 Theories of Metaphysics in the Second Classical Period 3 0 3 8
PHIL 534 Islamic Philosophy II: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
ANC
PHIL 540-559
ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 540 Early Greek Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 541 Platos’s Earlier Dialogues 3 0 3 8
PHIL 542 Platos’s Middle Dialogues 3 0 3 8
PHIL 543 Platos’s Later Dialogues 3 0 3 8
PHIL 544 Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics 3 0 3 8
PHIL 545 Aristotle’s Metaphysics 3 0 3 8
PHIL 546 Plotinus 3 0 3 8
PHIL 547 Ethical Theories in Ancient Philosophy 3 0 3 8
WEST
PHIL 560-579
WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 560 Medevial Christian Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 561 Ethical Theories in Western Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 562 Descartes 3 0 3 8
PHIL 563 Leibniz 3 0 3 8
PHIL 564 Kant 3 0 3 8
PHIL 565 Hegel and Husserl in Phenomenology 3 0 3 8
PHIL 566 Hegel 3 0 3 8
PHIL 567 Hume 3 0 3 8
PHIL 568 Husserl 3 0 3 8
PHIL 569 Husserl’s Logical Investigations 3 0 3 8
PHIL 570 Husserl’s Ideas 3 0 3 8
PHIL 571 Husserl’s Cartesian Meditations 3 0 3 8
PHIL 572 Husserl: Inner Time Consciousness 3 0 3 8
PHIL 573 Heidegger 3 0 3 8
PHIL 574 Marxism and Critical Theory 3 0 3 8
PHIL 575 Rousseau and Philosophy of Enlightment 3 0 3 8
PHIL 576 German Idealism 3 0 3 8
PHIL 577 Continental Rationalists
PHIL 578 British Empiricists
DSTH
PHIL 580-598
DISCIPLINES AND THEMES IN PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 580 Theory of Knowledge: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 581 Metaphysics: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 582 Aesthetics 3 0 3 8
PHIL 583 Philosophy of Biology 3 0 3 8
PHIL 584 The Problem of Evil in the History of Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 585 Foundations of Democracy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 586 Philosophy Of Language: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 587 Philosophy of Civilization 3 0 3 8
PHIL 588 Pantheism 3 0 3 8
PHIL 589 Philosophy of Science 3 0 3 8
PHIL 590 Political Philosophy: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 591 Moral Philosophy: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 592 Historical Sources of Western Thought 3 0 3 8
PHIL 593 Philosophy of Religion: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 594 Issues in Science and Religion 3 0 3 8

Course Content

PHIL 500 SEMINAR

The aim of this course is to widen students’ perceptive and awareness of topics of interest to philosophy through seminars offered by faculty, graduating thesis students and invited guests from academia. Each graduate student who prepares to defend her/his thesis is expected to give a seminar related to his/her thesis topic.

PHIL 501 RESEARCH METHODS AND PUBLISHING ETHICS

This course aims to provide students with methods for carrying out a scientific research such as how to pursue scientific problem, how to use materials, how to discuss findings, how to make references in a paper etc.; the students will be knowledgeable about the topics such as publishing ethics, education and ethics, ethical justification.

ELECTIVE COURSES

TURKISH AND ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 510-539

PHIL 510 ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY I : ADVANCED COURSE

Islamic philosophy is one of major philosophical traditions. This course introduces theological back round, translations movements and main schools of Islamic philosophy in advanced level.

PHIL 511 THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE FIRST CLASSICAL PERIOD

We divide Islamic thought into two periods: The period of mutaqaddimeen and mutaakhireen. The first one is both period of formation and of becoming classic. What knowledge is, source of knowledge, possibility of knowledge, truth, intuition, concept, nafs are main themes of the course. We focus on the epistemological theories of philosophers such as al- Farabi,İbn Sina, QadiAbd al-Jabbar and Bakıllani.

PHIL 512 THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE SECOND CLASSICAL PERIOD

This course is about the second classical period of Islamic philosophy and close examination oftheories of knowledge of Juweinî, Ghazali, İbn Rushd, Fakhr al-Din  al-Razi, Sayyid Sharif al- Jurjanî and Qonawî.

PHIL 513 SUHRAWARDY AND ISHRAQI PHILOSOPHY

This course focuses on philosophical characteristics of Ishraqi philosophy and its important representatives such as Suhrawardy, Molla Sadra etc.

PHIL 514 ETHICAL THEORIES IN ISLAMIC TRADITION

This course discusses ethical theories in Islamic Tradition from different branches of Islamic thought. The literature of Islamic ethical thought consists of the works belong the various disciplines such as theology (kalam), sufism and philosophy. After dealing with, the relation between ethics and religion in the context of kalam, the concept of kamâl (perfection) in the context of sufism, we focus on the philosophical theories of the figures such as Nafsani, Abu Zayd el-Balkhî ve Abu Bakr Zakariya al-Râzi (Razes), Kindi, Avicenna, Ibn Miskawayh, Tusi.

PHIL 515 MUTAZILITE THINKERS

Mu’tazila is known as the Islamic school which founds kalam (Islamic theology). It is not only important for theology, but also for Islamic philosophy in general. This course introduces the school of Mu’tazila and examines philosophical and theological theories of its leadings figures such as Wasil bin Ata, Nazzam, Jahiz and Qadi Abd al-Jabbar.

PHIL 516 FARABI

Farabi is a major Islamic philosopher. This course focuses on his logic, ethics and metaphysics. Students read selected texts from his essential works.

PHIL 517 IBN SINA

Ibn Sina is one of greatest philosophers of all time. This course focuses on his theories ranged from ethics to metaphysics. Students read selected texts from his important works.

PHIL 518 GHAZALI

Ghazali is theologian, philosopher and a great Islamic scholar; he is the most famous critic of falasifa. This course introduces both his criticism of falasifa and his theoretical contributions to various fields of philosophy and theology.

PHIL 519 TAHÂFUT TRADITION

Tahâfut is a series of works of polemic spanning to centuries after Ghazali in Islamic World. Ghazali wrote a book entitled Tahafut al-Falasifa (The Incoherence of Philosophers) in order to show that philosophers erred in metaphysical matters. The writing of tahafut continued after Ghazali. This course examines these polemical works of various writers of tahâfut such as Ghazali, Averroes, Alaaddin Tûsi and Hocazade.

PHIL 520 AVERROES AND AVERREOISM

As B. Russell said, Averroes is a new beginning for West. His ideas about metaphysics, epistemology and the relation between religion and philosophy have been very crucial for the course and development of Western thought. This course examines both his philosophy and his influence on the schools of Paris, Bologna and Padua in Europe, which played very important role in the emergence of modern philosophy.

PHIL 521 MAJOR ANDALUSIAN PHILOSOPHERS

This course introduces leading philosophers of Anadalus such as Ibn Bajja, Ibn Tufail, Ibn Rushd etc. in focusing on their essential philosophical works.

PHIL 522 IBN KHALDUN’S MUQADDIMAH

Ibn Khaldun is one of the most important philosophers of Islam, the first historical thinker of the history of philosophy and arguably the founder father of modern social sciences. This course focuses only on Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah and explores his philosophical method and his theory of umran, his theory of knowledge, metaphysics, morality and his perspectives of economy in relation to his predecessors.

PHIL523 CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY IN ISLAMIC THOUGHT

This course focuses on the thinkers who had critical and negative attitude to falsafa in Islamic thought such as Ibn Taymıyya, Ibn Kayyım al Javziyya, Ghazali, Ibn Khaldun and some mystical thinkers.

PHIL 524 CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC THOUGHT: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the problem of modernization – Westernization, the relationship between religion and modernization, the change in Islamic thought and the effect of this processes in Muslim societies as well as basic questions, concepts, ideas and schools in contemporary Islamic thought in relation to contemporary Turkish thought. It explores the evolving process of Islamic world from classical period in to modernity. This course examines the following thinkers: Said Halim Pasha, Babanzade, Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır, Muhammad İqbal, İzmirli İsmail Hakkı, Afgani, Musa Bigiyef, Malik Nabi, Abduh and Rashid Rida.

PHIL 525 AKBARITE SCHOOL

Akbariyyah is a sufi and philosophical school attributed to Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, also known as The Greatest Master. Ibn Arabi, especially with his view of unity of being (wahdah al-wujoud), has been very influential in Turkish thought throughout history. This course examines metaphysical theories of Ibn Arabi, his disciple Qonevi and Davud al-Kayserî.

PHIL 526 CLASSICAL TURKISH PHILOSOPHY I: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the quiddity of Turkish thought, its conceptual framework, the methods for studying it, its relation to Islamic thought as well as its process of development from Seljuqs, through Ottaman Empire, to the republic period. Sadraddin Qonevi, Davud al-Kaysari, Molla Fanari, Kafiyaji, Hocazadah are the philosophers as topics of the course.

PHIL 527 CLASSICAL TURKISH PHILOSOPY II: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the second half of the Ottoman Turkish thought until 19. century. Kemal Pashazadah, Tashkoprizadah, Qinalizadah, Galanbawi, Haji Khalifa, Yanyali Esad Efendi, Mehmed Shirvani are the thinkers as the topics of the course.

PHIL 528 KEMALPAŞAZADE

This course focuses primarily on two Ottoman Turkish thinkers Kamalpashazade, and explores his philosophical and theological ideas.

PHIL 529 TAŞKÖPRÜZADE

Taşköprüzade is a major Ottoman Turkish philosopher, who wrote extensively on metaphysics, division of sciences and morality. This course analyzes his ideas in the context of fundamental disciplines of philosophy.

PHIL 530 CONTEMPORARY TURKISH THOUGHT: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the philosophical and political ideas of the Turkish thinkers from 19-20. Century at the graduate level. Said Halim Paşa, Babanzade, Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır, Şehbenderzade Filibeli Ahmed Hilmi Efendi, İzmirli İsmail Hakkı, Mehmet Akif, Cemil Meriç, Nurettin Topçu, Sezai Karakoç, İsmet Özel.

PHIL 531 EARLY TURKIC THOUGHT AND MYTHOLOGY: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines pre-Islamic and early Islamic Turkic thought such as Tengrism, Turkic myths, toere (töre), Turkic thought of state and society and the thinkers such as Yusuf Has Hajib, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Ahmad Yasawi.

PHIL 532 METAPHYSICAL THEORIES IN THE FIRST CLASSICAL PERIOD

This course examines metaphysical theories formulated in the first classical period of Islamic philosophy in the framework of the problems such as meaning of being, the relationship between being and unity, potentiality and actuality, universals, ideas, causality, unity and multiplicity, emanation, the relationship between God and universe, nature and habit, origination and possibility, theories of creation, free will, the problem of evil. Students read selected texts from the works of Kindi, Farabi, Avicenna, Baqillani, Juweini, Qadi Abd al-Jabbar.

PHIL 533 METAPHYSICAL THEORIES IN THE SECOND CLASSICAL PERIOD

Ghazali is a cornerstone not only in kalam, but also in appropriation of heritage of muslim peripatetic philosophers such Kindi, Farabi and Ibn Sina by the later generations of thinkers. This course focuses mainly on the metaphysical theories of Ghazali, Razi, Sayyid Sharif Jurjani, on the one hand, and Ibn Rushd, Qonevi, on the other hand. The thinkers of this period discuss same problems (God, nature, essence and existence, causation, theories of creation, free will etc.), as the thinkers of first classical period. However, the theories and problems gained more specific and complex formulation in this period. Students read selected texts from Juweinî, Ghazali, Averroes, Fakhr al-Din  al-Razi, Sayyid Sharif al- Jurjanî and Qonawî.

ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 540-559

PHIL 540 EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPY

This course focuses on pre-Socratic philosophy from its beginning. The following figures are included: Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pythagaoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Zeno, Melissus, Democritus and Diogenes of Apollonia. Other Greek authors such as Hippocrates, Sophocles and Thucydides will be read as a requirement of the context.

PHIL 541 PLATO’S EARLIER DIALOGUES

Plato is arguably the greatest philosopher of all time. In order to trace Plato’s development of thought, we focus on his Socratic dialogues such Apology, Crito, Laches, Lysis, Charmides, Ion, and Eutyphro.

PHIL 542 PLATO’S MIDDLE  DIALOGUES

This course deals with his middle dialogues such as Meno, Phaidon, Republic, Symposium etc. Theory of forms and the problem of soul, morality, critique of art are main topics of the course.

PHIL 543 PLATO’S LATER DIALOGUES

This course focuses on Plato’s later dialogues such as Theaetetus, Sophist and Parmenides. The central problem of course is the problem of knowledge (episteme) and being.

PHIL 544 ARISTOTLE’S POSTERIOR ANALYTICS

This course focuses on Aristotle’s Posteriror Analytics. Aristotle’s other texts related to epistemology may be added to study. Aristotle is concerned with problem of knowledge and essence, which will be central themes of the course. Besides, the texts from Averroes’ commentary on Posterior Analytics are read.

PHIL 545 ARISTOTLE’S METAPHYSICS

Aristotle’ Metaphysics is one of the most influential works in the entire history of philosophy. This course gives a close reading of this monumental work.

PHIL 546 PLOTINUS

Plotinus is a Hellenistic philosopher known as the founder of neo-platonism. He influenced deeply the thinkers and philosophers from both Islamic and Christian philosophical tradition such as Farabi, Ibn Sina, Pseudo Dionysius, Erigena etc. This course focuses on his Enneads in order to explore his theory of emanation, beauty, goodness, truth etc.

PHIL 547 ETHICAL THEORIES IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY 

Human became a central problem of philosophy through the Sophists philosophers in Ancient Greek. This course examines relativistic ethical theories of Sophists, moral realism of Sokrates, heterogeneous ethical theories of Socratic schools, Plato’s theory of ethics which is based on his understanding of tripartite soul, Aristotle’s ethics of eudemonia, and the theories of Hellenistic schools such as Sceptics, Epicureans, Stoics.

WESTERN PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 560-579

PHIL 560 MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY

This course examines important theologians and philosophers of medieval Christianity such as Origenes, Augustinus, Boethius, Erigena, Abelardus Aquinas, William of Ockham and discusses its central problems such as problem of universals, God, problem of evil, divine attributes, divine foreknowledge and human free will, logic.

PHIL 561 ETHICAL THEORIES IN WESTERN TRADITION

This course examines major ethical perspectives in Western tradition such as Christian ethics, cultural relativism, deontological ethics, pragmatism, utilitarianism, existential ethics etc., and the theories of main figures such as Aquinas, Hume, Kant, Mill, Rawls, Nietzsche, Sartre.

PHIL 562 DESCARTES

Descartes is known as the founder of modern philosophy. This course focuses exclusively on Descartes’ philosophy through a close reading of his important works such as Meditations on First Philosophy, Principles of Philosophy etc.

PHIL 563 LEIBNIZ

We examine the constitutive elements of metaphysics of Leibniz, his understanding of physics, his criticism of Cartesianism, his position against Locke in the context of rationalism, empiricism debates, his teaching on monads, his views on pre-established harmony, theodicy and evil, small perceptions, God, mathesis universalis and reconciliation mission.

PHIL 564 KANT

This course enables students focus on Kant’s epistemology, ethics and his criticism of metaphysics through major works such as Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, Critique of Judgment etc.

PHIL 565 HEGEL AND HUSSERL IN PHENOMENOLOGY

Hegel and Husserl are two major philosophers of Western philosophy and formulated different phenomenologies. Husserl is not sympathetic to Hegel as a philosopher. However, there are some common points along with important discrepancies between their epistemological theories. This course compares their epistemological theories and explores how they developed different strategies in formulating their phenomenologies. Husserl’s Ideas and Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit are main texts of reading.

PHIL 566 HEGEL

This course dealt with Hegel’s system in focusing on his essential books such as Phenomenology of Spirit, Reason in History etc. in reference to the surrounding German philosophical tradition.

PHIL 567 HUME

This course deals with important themes in Hume’s philosophy such as problem of knowledge, causation, his philosophy of religion etc. Students read selected texts from his related works.

PHIL 568 HUSSERL

This course focuses on Husserl through his various works such as Logical Investigations, Ideas, On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time, Cartesian Meditations and Crisis of European Sciences. We analyze the selected texts from these works and examine certain issues of Husserl’s phenomenology such as temporality, inter-subjectivity and corporeality.

PHIL 569 HUSSERL’S LOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS

This course focuses primarily on Logical Investigations, which is one of Husserl’s major books. Logical Investigations has been very influential in the shaping of contemporary Continental philosophy in 20. century. The foundations of logic, the problem of knowledge, consciousness are main topics of the course.

PHIL 570 HUSSERL’S IDEAS

Ideas is characterized with Husserl’s transcendental turn. We focus on transcendental phenomenology with close reading of Husserl’s Ideas.

PHIL 571 HUSSERL’S CARTESIAN MEDITATIONS

This course focuses on reading and commenting Cartesian Meditations, which is very important for Cartesian formulation of phenomenology.

PHIL 572 HUSSERL: INNER TIME CONSCIOUSNESS

This course examines Husserl’s analysis of inner time consciousness, essential modes of consciousness such as time, perception, memory and imagination for disclosure and discussing the problems related to intentionality through phenomenological reflection.

PHIL 573 HEIDEGGER

Heidegger is one of most important philosopher of metaphysics in 20.century, who deepened Husserlian phenomenology in the context of question of being. This course analyzes the basic concepts of Heidegger’s philosophy and discusses his ideas about metaphysics, the relationship between phenomenology and ontology. Student read selected texts from Being and Time and his other important works.

PHIL 574 MARXISM AND CRITICAL THEORY

Critical Theory is a negative philosophy and one of the main philosophical tradition in Continental Philosophy. This course examines the writings of Karl Marx such as Manuscripts, the German Ideology, the Grundrisse, Capital and the important works of the leading figures of Critical Theory such as Horkheimer, Benjamin, Adorno and Habermas, who are inspired by Marx, although they are critical of him.

PHIL 575 ROUSSEAU AND PHILOSOPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT

The critics made by Rousseau, who is one of the preeminent Enlightenment philosophers, towards the modern society structure. Rousseau’s understanding of nature and culture. His perspective on the concepts of civilization and private property.  His theory of “natural man”. Influences inherited from Hobbes and Spinoza; his effect on Kant and Marx. The development of language, thought and civilization. His critics on the development of sciences and arts. The concept of inequality among mankind.  His views on education. Contractualist tradition and his suggestions.

PHIL 576 GERMAN IDEALISM

German Idealist tradition is one of most influential and richest philosophical tradition in history so that some compare it to Ancient Greek philosophical tradition. This course examines the German idealists such as Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel. The students read selected texts from Prologomena, Science of Knowledge, System of Transcendantal Idealism and Differenzschrift.

PHIL 577 CONTINENTAL RATIONALISTS

Rationalism and empiricism are two rival philosophical positions in Western philosophy. The former is characterized as an epistemological position attributed to the leading philosophers of the Continental Europe and the latter are characterized as an epistemological position attributed to the leading philosophers of Britain. Descartes is both the first representative of rationalism and the initiator of modern philosophy, which can be seen an attempt to answer the questions caused by Cartesian philosophy. This course focuses primarily on the epistemological and metaphysical theories of the Continental rationalist philosophers such as Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz. Students read selected texts from the major works of these philosophers.

PHIL 578 BRITISH EMPIRICISTS

This course focuses on British empiricist philosophers such as Locke, Hume and Berkeley. We discuss certain issues such as sources of knowledge, mind, perception, the role of reason in cognition, causality, ideas, truth, and foundation of logic.

DISCIPLINES AND THEMES OF PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 580-598

PHIL 580 THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE: ADVANCED COURSE

This course introduces main problems of knowledge in detail and gives close reading of the works of major philosophers from Ancient, Islamic and Western philosophical tradition.

PHIL 581 METAPHYSICS: ADVANCED COURSE

This course deals with major problem and themes such as what metaphysics is, existence, essence, God, substance, reason etc. in giving close reading of the texts from the works of major metaphysical thinkers such as Parmenides, Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, Ibn Sina, Heidegger etc.

PHIL 582 AESTHETICS

The course examines beauty and art works at the graduate level, and sheds light on the arts of different traditions. Students read selected texts from essential works of major philosophers such Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Avicenna, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Hartmann, Heidegger and Adorno.

PHIL 583 PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY

Philosophy of biology is a branch of philosophy of science which deals with various problems and issues raised by biology in relating biology to the issues such as causation and explanation, progress, history, reductionism. The issues are discussed in the context of ethics, epistemology and metaphysics. This course comprehensively studies philosophical matters of biological knowledge.

PHIL 584 THE PROBLEM OF “EVIL” IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Can “Evil” be defined, what are the challenges, can it be thought apart from “to agathon”? Is it possible to envision the good and the evil independent of the concepts of “Algos-hedone”? “Is there an Evil in itself / Absolute evil? Where does evil fall in the distinction of Aesthesis/noesis? Is the human soul prone to evil? When considered in the context of “To on – me on” problems, does the notion of “kakon” fall under the category of ethical ground, or does it have ontological and epistemological implications? Can philosophy alone answer the question of evil, or does it have to be nourished by resources such as religion, law, art etc.?

PHIL 585 FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRACY

Historical Background: the State and the tripartite society structure in Ancient Greece; pre-democratic era, formation of city states, slavery system, ancient economy, loan and interest problem, Solon period and reforms, formation of assemblies, the conditions that led to the coming of Peisistratos, the Peisistratos reforms and the establishment of democracy, similarities between the historical conditions in Ancient Greece and the English Magna Carta and the French Revolution.

Philosophical Background: Can the opinion of the majority be a criterion of truth? Sokrates’ struggle with ethical relativism. Apology of Socrates and his execution. Can democracy be seen as a type of “Western ideology”? Has democracy transformed into a new “religion”? Is democracy a final form? What are its metaphysical grounds? Is a perspective possible in terms of the Heraclitus-Parmenides conflict?

PHIL 586 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE: ADVANCED COURSE

This course surveys key topics such as meaning, the relationship between meaning and truth, usage, origin and nature of language in philosophy of language at the graduate level. The course will discuss the theories from Ancient, classical Islamic and Western, especially from Analytic philosophy in which philosophy of language became central.

PHIL 587 PHILOSOPHY OF CIVILIZATION

In this course, we examine the emergence of “civilization” as an idea, the concepts of “madinah”, “madaniyyah”, “umran” and the views of Farabi and Ibn Khaldun; Roman period and concepts of “cives”, “civitas”; perception of East and West, the myth of Babylon, “Homoios” and “heteros”; rediscovery of Antiquity and Humanism after the Middle Age; the myths of Lucifer and Prometheus, the effects of enlightenment philosophy, the critiques brought by Cemil Meriç. J.-P. Sartre, F. Fanon, Edward Said in terms of colonialism and post-colonialism; the theses of the end of ideologies and the clash of civilizations, Post-modernism and its ending.

PHIL 588 PANTHEISM

Pantheism is both philosophical and religious thought. This course examines different formulations of pantheism in the history of philosophy and religion. Students read the selected texts from pantheistic philosophers and religious texts. The works of Plotinus, Ibn Arabi, Qonevi and Spinoza are comparatively examined together with the texts from Eastern thought.

PHIL 589 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

This course examines basic concepts and problems of philosophy of science; the quiddity and trait of science, magic, how to differentiate it from other types of knowing, the structure of scientific development; the views of leading figures of philosophy of science such as Kuhn, Feyerabend, Popper.

PHIL 590 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: ADVANCED COURSE

This course will initially discuss the concept of politics, political science and political philosophy. For classical political philosophy, it will focus on Plato’s and Farabi’s philosophies. This will be followed by a discussion of the state of nature, social contract and emergence of government in Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. A separate discussion will be devoted to Ibn Khaldun’s concept of the state and politics. The course will then discuss various theories about justifying the state, namely social contract, tacit consent, hypothetical consent, Utilitarianism and Anarchism (which rejects the state). Further it will focus on the question “who should rule?”. This part will include ideas and practices of democracy, Plato’s fierce opposition to democracy, Rousseau’s concept of general will and his idea of the republic. Finally the course will discuss the concepts of liberty and freedom, the place of liberty, justifications of liberty, freedom of thought, liberalism, its critiques and Rawlsian theory of justice.

PHIL 591 MORAL PHILOSOPHY: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the main topics of moral philosophy at the graduate level. Students read selected texts from Ancient, Islamic and Western traditions together with contemporary issues caused by scientific and technological developments in present day.

PHIL 592 HISTORICAL SOURCES OF WESTERN THOUGHT

In this course, we trace Greek and Islamic roots of Western tradition in philosophy, literature and scientific thought. The works of Western philosophers, poets and man of letters are comparatively examined with the Muslim and Greek sources.

Medium Of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 60/90

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL … Departmental Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 9 32
3rd Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 599 MA Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 599 MA Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
Grand Total 21 124
Required Courses
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
PHIL 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
PHIL 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
Program Elective Courses
Code Course Name Hours  Credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
TUR-IS
PHIL 510-539
TURKISH AND ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 510 Islamic Philosophy I: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 511 Theories of Knowledge in the First Classical Period 3 0 3 8
PHIL 512 Theories of Knowledge in the Second Classical Period 3 0 3 8
PHIL 513 Suhrawardy and Ishraqi Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 514 Ethical Theories in Islamic Tradition 3 0 3 8
PHIL 515 Mutazilite Thinkers 3 0 3 8
PHIL 516 Farabi 3 0 3 8
PHIL 517 Ibn Sina 3 0 3 8
PHIL 518 Ghazali 3 0 3 8
PHIL 519 Tahafut Tradition 3 0 3 8
PHIL 520 Averroes And Averroism 3 0 3 8
PHIL 521 Major Andalusian Philosophers 3 0 3 8
PHIL 522 Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah 3 0 3 8
PHIL 523 Critical Philosophy in Islamic Thought 3 0 3 8
PHIL 524 Contemporary Islamic Thought: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 525 Akbarite School 3 0 3 8
PHIL 526 Classical Turkish Philosophy I: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 527 Classical Turkish Philosophy II: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 528 Kemalpaşazade 3 0 3 8
PHIL 529 Taşköprüzade 3 0 3 8
PHIL 530 Contemporary Turkish Thought: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 531 Early Turkic Thought And Mythology: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 532 Theories of Metaphysics in the First Classical Period 3 0 3 8
PHIL 533 Theories of Metaphysics in the Second Classical Period 3 0 3 8
PHIL 534 Islamic Philosophy II: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
ANC
PHIL 540-559
ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 540 Early Greek Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 541 Platos’s Earlier Dialogues 3 0 3 8
PHIL 542 Platos’s Middle Dialogues 3 0 3 8
PHIL 543 Platos’s Later Dialogues 3 0 3 8
PHIL 544 Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics 3 0 3 8
PHIL 545 Aristotle’s Metaphysics 3 0 3 8
PHIL 546 Plotinus 3 0 3 8
PHIL 547 Ethical Theories in Ancient Philosophy 3 0 3 8
WEST
PHIL 560-579
WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 560 Medevial Christian Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 561 Ethical Theories in Western Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 562 Descartes 3 0 3 8
PHIL 563 Leibniz 3 0 3 8
PHIL 564 Kant 3 0 3 8
PHIL 565 Hegel and Husserl in Phenomenology 3 0 3 8
PHIL 566 Hegel 3 0 3 8
PHIL 567 Hume 3 0 3 8
PHIL 568 Husserl 3 0 3 8
PHIL 569 Husserl’s Logical Investigations 3 0 3 8
PHIL 570 Husserl’s Ideas 3 0 3 8
PHIL 571 Husserl’s Cartesian Meditations 3 0 3 8
PHIL 572 Husserl: Inner Time Consciousness 3 0 3 8
PHIL 573 Heidegger 3 0 3 8
PHIL 574 Marxism and Critical Theory 3 0 3 8
PHIL 575 Rousseau and Philosophy of Enlightment 3 0 3 8
PHIL 576 German Idealism 3 0 3 8
PHIL 577 Continental Rationalists
PHIL 578 British Empiricists
DSTH
PHIL 580-598
DISCIPLINES AND THEMES IN PHILOSOPHY
PHIL 580 Theory of Knowledge: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 581 Metaphysics: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 582 Aesthetics 3 0 3 8
PHIL 583 Philosophy of Biology 3 0 3 8
PHIL 584 The Problem of Evil in the History of Philosophy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 585 Foundations of Democracy 3 0 3 8
PHIL 586 Philosophy Of Language: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 587 Philosophy of Civilization 3 0 3 8
PHIL 588 Pantheism 3 0 3 8
PHIL 589 Philosophy of Science 3 0 3 8
PHIL 590 Political Philosophy: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 591 Moral Philosophy: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 592 Historical Sources of Western Thought 3 0 3 8
PHIL 593 Philosophy of Religion: Advanced Course 3 0 3 8
PHIL 594 Issues in Science and Religion 3 0 3 8

 

Course Content

PHIL 500 SEMINAR

The aim of this course is to widen students’ perceptive and awareness of topics of interest to philosophy through seminars offered by faculty, graduating thesis students and invited guests from academia. Each graduate student who prepares to defend her/his thesis is expected to give a seminar related to his/her thesis topic.

PHIL 501 RESEARCH METHODS AND PUBLISHING ETHICS

This course aims to provide students with methods for carrying out a scientific research such as how to pursue scientific problem, how to use materials, how to discuss findings, how to make references in a paper etc.; the students will be knowledgeable about the topics such as publishing ethics, education and ethics, ethical justification.

ELECTIVE COURSES

TURKISH AND ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 510-539

PHIL 510 ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY I : ADVANCED COURSE

Islamic philosophy is one of major philosophical traditions. This course introduces theological back round, translations movements and main schools of Islamic philosophy in advanced level.

PHIL 511 THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE FIRST CLASSICAL PERIOD

We divide Islamic thought into two periods: The period of mutaqaddimeen and mutaakhireen. The first one is both period of formation and of becoming classic. What knowledge is, source of knowledge, possibility of knowledge, truth, intuition, concept, nafs are main themes of the course. We focus on the epistemological theories of philosophers such as al- Farabi,İbn Sina, QadiAbd al-Jabbar and Bakıllani.

PHIL 512 THEORIES OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE SECOND CLASSICAL PERIOD

This course is about the second classical period of Islamic philosophy and close examination oftheories of knowledge of Juweinî, Ghazali, İbn Rushd, Fakhr al-Din  al-Razi, Sayyid Sharif al- Jurjanî and Qonawî.

PHIL 513 SUHRAWARDY AND ISHRAQI PHILOSOPHY

This course focuses on philosophical characteristics of Ishraqi philosophy and its important representatives such as Suhrawardy, Molla Sadra etc.

PHIL 514 ETHICAL THEORIES IN ISLAMIC TRADITION

This course discusses ethical theories in Islamic Tradition from different branches of Islamic thought. The literature of Islamic ethical thought consists of the works belong the various disciplines such as theology (kalam), sufism and philosophy. After dealing with, the relation between ethics and religion in the context of kalam, the concept of kamâl (perfection) in the context of sufism, we focus on the philosophical theories of the figures such as Nafsani, Abu Zayd el-Balkhî ve Abu Bakr Zakariya al-Râzi (Razes), Kindi, Avicenna, Ibn Miskawayh, Tusi.

PHIL 515 MUTAZILITE THINKERS

Mu’tazila is known as the Islamic school which founds kalam (Islamic theology). It is not only important for theology, but also for Islamic philosophy in general. This course introduces the school of Mu’tazila and examines philosophical and theological theories of its leadings figures such as Wasil bin Ata, Nazzam, Jahiz and Qadi Abd al-Jabbar.

PHIL 516 FARABI

Farabi is a major Islamic philosopher. This course focuses on his logic, ethics and metaphysics. Students read selected texts from his essential works.

PHIL 517 IBN SINA

Ibn Sina is one of greatest philosophers of all time. This course focuses on his theories ranged from ethics to metaphysics. Students read selected texts from his important works.

PHIL 518 GHAZALI

Ghazali is theologian, philosopher and a great Islamic scholar; he is the most famous critic of falasifa. This course introduces both his criticism of falasifa and his theoretical contributions to various fields of philosophy and theology.

PHIL 519 TAHÂFUT TRADITION

Tahâfut is a series of works of polemic spanning to centuries after Ghazali in Islamic World. Ghazali wrote a book entitled Tahafut al-Falasifa (The Incoherence of Philosophers) in order to show that philosophers erred in metaphysical matters. The writing of tahafut continued after Ghazali. This course examines these polemical works of various writers of tahâfut such as Ghazali, Averroes, Alaaddin Tûsi and Hocazade.

PHIL 520 AVERROES AND AVERREOISM

As B. Russell said, Averroes is a new beginning for West. His ideas about metaphysics, epistemology and the relation between religion and philosophy have been very crucial for the course and development of Western thought. This course examines both his philosophy and his influence on the schools of Paris, Bologna and Padua in Europe, which played very important role in the emergence of modern philosophy.

PHIL 521 MAJOR ANDALUSIAN PHILOSOPHERS

This course introduces leading philosophers of Anadalus such as Ibn Bajja, Ibn Tufail, Ibn Rushd etc. in focusing on their essential philosophical works.

PHIL 522 IBN KHALDUN’S MUQADDIMAH

Ibn Khaldun is one of the most important philosophers of Islam, the first historical thinker of the history of philosophy and arguably the founder father of modern social sciences. This course focuses only on Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah and explores his philosophical method and his theory of umran, his theory of knowledge, metaphysics, morality and his perspectives of economy in relation to his predecessors.

PHIL523 CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY IN ISLAMIC THOUGHT

This course focuses on the thinkers who had critical and negative attitude to falsafa in Islamic thought such as Ibn Taymıyya, Ibn Kayyım al Javziyya, Ghazali, Ibn Khaldun and some mystical thinkers.

PHIL 524 CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC THOUGHT: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the problem of modernization – Westernization, the relationship between religion and modernization, the change in Islamic thought and the effect of this processes in Muslim societies as well as basic questions, concepts, ideas and schools in contemporary Islamic thought in relation to contemporary Turkish thought. It explores the evolving process of Islamic world from classical period in to modernity. This course examines the following thinkers: Said Halim Pasha, Babanzade, Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır, Muhammad İqbal, İzmirli İsmail Hakkı, Afgani, Musa Bigiyef, Malik Nabi, Abduh and Rashid Rida.

PHIL 525 AKBARITE SCHOOL

Akbariyyah is a sufi and philosophical school attributed to Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi, also known as The Greatest Master. Ibn Arabi, especially with his view of unity of being (wahdah al-wujoud), has been very influential in Turkish thought throughout history. This course examines metaphysical theories of Ibn Arabi, his disciple Qonevi and Davud al-Kayserî.

PHIL 526 CLASSICAL TURKISH PHILOSOPHY I: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the quiddity of Turkish thought, its conceptual framework, the methods for studying it, its relation to Islamic thought as well as its process of development from Seljuqs, through Ottaman Empire, to the republic period. Sadraddin Qonevi, Davud al-Kaysari, Molla Fanari, Kafiyaji, Hocazadah are the philosophers as topics of the course.

PHIL 527 CLASSICAL TURKISH PHILOSOPY II: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the second half of the Ottoman Turkish thought until 19. century. Kemal Pashazadah, Tashkoprizadah, Qinalizadah, Galanbawi, Haji Khalifa, Yanyali Esad Efendi, Mehmed Shirvani are the thinkers as the topics of the course.

PHIL 528 KEMALPAŞAZADE

This course focuses primarily on two Ottoman Turkish thinkers Kamalpashazade, and explores his philosophical and theological ideas.

PHIL 529 TAŞKÖPRÜZADE

Taşköprüzade is a major Ottoman Turkish philosopher, who wrote extensively on metaphysics, division of sciences and morality. This course analyzes his ideas in the context of fundamental disciplines of philosophy.

PHIL 530 CONTEMPORARY TURKISH THOUGHT: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the philosophical and political ideas of the Turkish thinkers from 19-20. Century at the graduate level. Said Halim Paşa, Babanzade, Elmalılı Hamdi Yazır, Şehbenderzade Filibeli Ahmed Hilmi Efendi, İzmirli İsmail Hakkı, Mehmet Akif, Cemil Meriç, Nurettin Topçu, Sezai Karakoç, İsmet Özel.

PHIL 531 EARLY TURKIC THOUGHT AND MYTHOLOGY: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines pre-Islamic and early Islamic Turkic thought such as Tengrism, Turkic myths, toere (töre), Turkic thought of state and society and the thinkers such as Yusuf Has Hajib, Mahmud al-Kashgari, Ahmad Yasawi.

PHIL 532 METAPHYSICAL THEORIES IN THE FIRST CLASSICAL PERIOD

This course examines metaphysical theories formulated in the first classical period of Islamic philosophy in the framework of the problems such as meaning of being, the relationship between being and unity, potentiality and actuality, universals, ideas, causality, unity and multiplicity, emanation, the relationship between God and universe, nature and habit, origination and possibility, theories of creation, free will, the problem of evil. Students read selected texts from the works of Kindi, Farabi, Avicenna, Baqillani, Juweini, Qadi Abd al-Jabbar.

PHIL 533 METAPHYSICAL THEORIES IN THE SECOND CLASSICAL PERIOD

Ghazali is a cornerstone not only in kalam, but also in appropriation of heritage of muslim peripatetic philosophers such Kindi, Farabi and Ibn Sina by the later generations of thinkers. This course focuses mainly on the metaphysical theories of Ghazali, Razi, Sayyid Sharif Jurjani, on the one hand, and Ibn Rushd, Qonevi, on the other hand. The thinkers of this period discuss same problems (God, nature, essence and existence, causation, theories of creation, free will etc.), as the thinkers of first classical period. However, the theories and problems gained more specific and complex formulation in this period. Students read selected texts from Juweinî, Ghazali, Averroes, Fakhr al-Din  al-Razi, Sayyid Sharif al- Jurjanî and Qonawî.

ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 540-559

PHIL 540 EARLY GREEK PHILOSOPY

This course focuses on pre-Socratic philosophy from its beginning. The following figures are included: Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Pythagaoras, Xenophanes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Zeno, Melissus, Democritus and Diogenes of Apollonia. Other Greek authors such as Hippocrates, Sophocles and Thucydides will be read as a requirement of the context.

PHIL 541 PLATO’S EARLIER DIALOGUES

Plato is arguably the greatest philosopher of all time. In order to trace Plato’s development of thought, we focus on his Socratic dialogues such Apology, Crito, Laches, Lysis, Charmides, Ion, and Eutyphro.

PHIL 542 PLATO’S MIDDLE  DIALOGUES

This course deals with his middle dialogues such as Meno, Phaidon, Republic, Symposium etc. Theory of forms and the problem of soul, morality, critique of art are main topics of the course.

PHIL 543 PLATO’S LATER DIALOGUES

This course focuses on Plato’s later dialogues such as Theaetetus, Sophist and Parmenides. The central problem of course is the problem of knowledge (episteme) and being.

PHIL 544 ARISTOTLE’S POSTERIOR ANALYTICS

This course focuses on Aristotle’s Posteriror Analytics. Aristotle’s other texts related to epistemology may be added to study. Aristotle is concerned with problem of knowledge and essence, which will be central themes of the course. Besides, the texts from Averroes’ commentary on Posterior Analytics are read.

PHIL 545 ARISTOTLE’S METAPHYSICS

Aristotle’ Metaphysics is one of the most influential works in the entire history of philosophy. This course gives a close reading of this monumental work.

PHIL 546 PLOTINUS

Plotinus is a Hellenistic philosopher known as the founder of neo-platonism. He influenced deeply the thinkers and philosophers from both Islamic and Christian philosophical tradition such as Farabi, Ibn Sina, Pseudo Dionysius, Erigena etc. This course focuses on his Enneads in order to explore his theory of emanation, beauty, goodness, truth etc.

PHIL 547 ETHICAL THEORIES IN ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY 

Human became a central problem of philosophy through the Sophists philosophers in Ancient Greek. This course examines relativistic ethical theories of Sophists, moral realism of Sokrates, heterogeneous ethical theories of Socratic schools, Plato’s theory of ethics which is based on his understanding of tripartite soul, Aristotle’s ethics of eudemonia, and the theories of Hellenistic schools such as Sceptics, Epicureans, Stoics.

WESTERN PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 560-579

PHIL 560 MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY

This course examines important theologians and philosophers of medieval Christianity such as Origenes, Augustinus, Boethius, Erigena, Abelardus Aquinas, William of Ockham and discusses its central problems such as problem of universals, God, problem of evil, divine attributes, divine foreknowledge and human free will, logic.

PHIL 561 ETHICAL THEORIES IN WESTERN TRADITION

This course examines major ethical perspectives in Western tradition such as Christian ethics, cultural relativism, deontological ethics, pragmatism, utilitarianism, existential ethics etc., and the theories of main figures such as Aquinas, Hume, Kant, Mill, Rawls, Nietzsche, Sartre.

PHIL 562 DESCARTES

Descartes is known as the founder of modern philosophy. This course focuses exclusively on Descartes’ philosophy through a close reading of his important works such as Meditations on First Philosophy, Principles of Philosophy etc.

PHIL 563 LEIBNIZ

We examine the constitutive elements of metaphysics of Leibniz, his understanding of physics, his criticism of Cartesianism, his position against Locke in the context of rationalism, empiricism debates, his teaching on monads, his views on pre-established harmony, theodicy and evil, small perceptions, God, mathesis universalis and reconciliation mission.

PHIL 564 KANT

This course enables students focus on Kant’s epistemology, ethics and his criticism of metaphysics through major works such as Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, Critique of Judgment etc.

PHIL 565 HEGEL AND HUSSERL IN PHENOMENOLOGY

Hegel and Husserl are two major philosophers of Western philosophy and formulated different phenomenologies. Husserl is not sympathetic to Hegel as a philosopher. However, there are some common points along with important discrepancies between their epistemological theories. This course compares their epistemological theories and explores how they developed different strategies in formulating their phenomenologies. Husserl’s Ideas and Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit are main texts of reading.

PHIL 566 HEGEL

This course dealt with Hegel’s system in focusing on his essential books such as Phenomenology of Spirit, Reason in History etc. in reference to the surrounding German philosophical tradition.

PHIL 567 HUME

This course deals with important themes in Hume’s philosophy such as problem of knowledge, causation, his philosophy of religion etc. Students read selected texts from his related works.

PHIL 568 HUSSERL

This course focuses on Husserl through his various works such as Logical Investigations, Ideas, On the Phenomenology of the Consciousness of Internal Time, Cartesian Meditations and Crisis of European Sciences. We analyze the selected texts from these works and examine certain issues of Husserl’s phenomenology such as temporality, inter-subjectivity and corporeality.

PHIL 569 HUSSERL’S LOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS

This course focuses primarily on Logical Investigations, which is one of Husserl’s major books. Logical Investigations has been very influential in the shaping of contemporary Continental philosophy in 20. century. The foundations of logic, the problem of knowledge, consciousness are main topics of the course.

PHIL 570 HUSSERL’S IDEAS

Ideas is characterized with Husserl’s transcendental turn. We focus on transcendental phenomenology with close reading of Husserl’s Ideas.

PHIL 571 HUSSERL’S CARTESIAN MEDITATIONS

This course focuses on reading and commenting Cartesian Meditations, which is very important for Cartesian formulation of phenomenology.

PHIL 572 HUSSERL: INNER TIME CONSCIOUSNESS

This course examines Husserl’s analysis of inner time consciousness, essential modes of consciousness such as time, perception, memory and imagination for disclosure and discussing the problems related to intentionality through phenomenological reflection.

PHIL 573 HEIDEGGER

Heidegger is one of most important philosopher of metaphysics in 20.century, who deepened Husserlian phenomenology in the context of question of being. This course analyzes the basic concepts of Heidegger’s philosophy and discusses his ideas about metaphysics, the relationship between phenomenology and ontology. Student read selected texts from Being and Time and his other important works.

PHIL 574 MARXISM AND CRITICAL THEORY

Critical Theory is a negative philosophy and one of the main philosophical tradition in Continental Philosophy. This course examines the writings of Karl Marx such as Manuscripts, the German Ideology, the Grundrisse, Capital and the important works of the leading figures of Critical Theory such as Horkheimer, Benjamin, Adorno and Habermas, who are inspired by Marx, although they are critical of him.

PHIL 575 ROUSSEAU AND PHILOSOPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT

The critics made by Rousseau, who is one of the preeminent Enlightenment philosophers, towards the modern society structure. Rousseau’s understanding of nature and culture. His perspective on the concepts of civilization and private property.  His theory of “natural man”. Influences inherited from Hobbes and Spinoza; his effect on Kant and Marx. The development of language, thought and civilization. His critics on the development of sciences and arts. The concept of inequality among mankind.  His views on education. Contractualist tradition and his suggestions.

PHIL 576 GERMAN IDEALISM

German Idealist tradition is one of most influential and richest philosophical tradition in history so that some compare it to Ancient Greek philosophical tradition. This course examines the German idealists such as Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel. The students read selected texts from Prologomena, Science of Knowledge, System of Transcendantal Idealism and Differenzschrift.

PHIL 577 CONTINENTAL RATIONALISTS

Rationalism and empiricism are two rival philosophical positions in Western philosophy. The former is characterized as an epistemological position attributed to the leading philosophers of the Continental Europe and the latter are characterized as an epistemological position attributed to the leading philosophers of Britain. Descartes is both the first representative of rationalism and the initiator of modern philosophy, which can be seen an attempt to answer the questions caused by Cartesian philosophy. This course focuses primarily on the epistemological and metaphysical theories of the Continental rationalist philosophers such as Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz. Students read selected texts from the major works of these philosophers.

PHIL 578 BRITISH EMPIRICISTS

This course focuses on British empiricist philosophers such as Locke, Hume and Berkeley. We discuss certain issues such as sources of knowledge, mind, perception, the role of reason in cognition, causality, ideas, truth, and foundation of logic.

DISCIPLINES AND THEMES OF PHILOSOPHY

PHIL 580-598

PHIL 580 THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE: ADVANCED COURSE

This course introduces main problems of knowledge in detail and gives close reading of the works of major philosophers from Ancient, Islamic and Western philosophical tradition.

PHIL 581 METAPHYSICS: ADVANCED COURSE

This course deals with major problem and themes such as what metaphysics is, existence, essence, God, substance, reason etc. in giving close reading of the texts from the works of major metaphysical thinkers such as Parmenides, Heraclitus, Plato, Aristotle, Ibn Sina, Heidegger etc.

PHIL 582 AESTHETICS

The course examines beauty and art works at the graduate level, and sheds light on the arts of different traditions. Students read selected texts from essential works of major philosophers such Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus, Avicenna, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Hartmann, Heidegger and Adorno.

PHIL 583 PHILOSOPHY OF BIOLOGY

Philosophy of biology is a branch of philosophy of science which deals with various problems and issues raised by biology in relating biology to the issues such as causation and explanation, progress, history, reductionism. The issues are discussed in the context of ethics, epistemology and metaphysics. This course comprehensively studies philosophical matters of biological knowledge.

PHIL 584 THE PROBLEM OF “EVIL” IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Can “Evil” be defined, what are the challenges, can it be thought apart from “to agathon”? Is it possible to envision the good and the evil independent of the concepts of “Algos-hedone”? “Is there an Evil in itself / Absolute evil? Where does evil fall in the distinction of Aesthesis/noesis? Is the human soul prone to evil? When considered in the context of “To on – me on” problems, does the notion of “kakon” fall under the category of ethical ground, or does it have ontological and epistemological implications? Can philosophy alone answer the question of evil, or does it have to be nourished by resources such as religion, law, art etc.?

PHIL 585 FOUNDATIONS OF DEMOCRACY

Historical Background: the State and the tripartite society structure in Ancient Greece; pre-democratic era, formation of city states, slavery system, ancient economy, loan and interest problem, Solon period and reforms, formation of assemblies, the conditions that led to the coming of Peisistratos, the Peisistratos reforms and the establishment of democracy, similarities between the historical conditions in Ancient Greece and the English Magna Carta and the French Revolution.

Philosophical Background: Can the opinion of the majority be a criterion of truth? Sokrates’ struggle with ethical relativism. Apology of Socrates and his execution. Can democracy be seen as a type of “Western ideology”? Has democracy transformed into a new “religion”? Is democracy a final form? What are its metaphysical grounds? Is a perspective possible in terms of the Heraclitus-Parmenides conflict?

PHIL 586 PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE: ADVANCED COURSE

This course surveys key topics such as meaning, the relationship between meaning and truth, usage, origin and nature of language in philosophy of language at the graduate level. The course will discuss the theories from Ancient, classical Islamic and Western, especially from Analytic philosophy in which philosophy of language became central.

PHIL 587 PHILOSOPHY OF CIVILIZATION

In this course, we examine the emergence of “civilization” as an idea, the concepts of “madinah”, “madaniyyah”, “umran” and the views of Farabi and Ibn Khaldun; Roman period and concepts of “cives”, “civitas”; perception of East and West, the myth of Babylon, “Homoios” and “heteros”; rediscovery of Antiquity and Humanism after the Middle Age; the myths of Lucifer and Prometheus, the effects of enlightenment philosophy, the critiques brought by Cemil Meriç. J.-P. Sartre, F. Fanon, Edward Said in terms of colonialism and post-colonialism; the theses of the end of ideologies and the clash of civilizations, Post-modernism and its ending.

PHIL 588 PANTHEISM

Pantheism is both philosophical and religious thought. This course examines different formulations of pantheism in the history of philosophy and religion. Students read the selected texts from pantheistic philosophers and religious texts. The works of Plotinus, Ibn Arabi, Qonevi and Spinoza are comparatively examined together with the texts from Eastern thought.

PHIL 589 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

This course examines basic concepts and problems of philosophy of science; the quiddity and trait of science, magic, how to differentiate it from other types of knowing, the structure of scientific development; the views of leading figures of philosophy of science such as Kuhn, Feyerabend, Popper.

PHIL 590 POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: ADVANCED COURSE

This course will initially discuss the concept of politics, political science and political philosophy. For classical political philosophy, it will focus on Plato’s and Farabi’s philosophies. This will be followed by a discussion of the state of nature, social contract and emergence of government in Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau. A separate discussion will be devoted to Ibn Khaldun’s concept of the state and politics. The course will then discuss various theories about justifying the state, namely social contract, tacit consent, hypothetical consent, Utilitarianism and Anarchism (which rejects the state). Further it will focus on the question “who should rule?”. This part will include ideas and practices of democracy, Plato’s fierce opposition to democracy, Rousseau’s concept of general will and his idea of the republic. Finally the course will discuss the concepts of liberty and freedom, the place of liberty, justifications of liberty, freedom of thought, liberalism, its critiques and Rawlsian theory of justice.

PHIL 591 MORAL PHILOSOPHY: ADVANCED COURSE

This course examines the main topics of moral philosophy at the graduate level. Students read selected texts from Ancient, Islamic and Western traditions together with contemporary issues caused by scientific and technological developments in present day.

PHIL 592 HISTORICAL SOURCES OF WESTERN THOUGHT

In this course, we trace Greek and Islamic roots of Western tradition in philosophy, literature and scientific thought. The works of Western philosophers, poets and man of letters are comparatively examined with the Muslim and Greek sources.

Medium Of Instruction

English.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirements

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 50/100 or TOEFL 60/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 40/90

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Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
TS 500 MA Pro-Seminar 3 0 0 3
TS 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 3
POLS 505 Turkish Politics 3 0 3 8
TS … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
TS … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
TS … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 15 38
2nd Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
HIST 572 From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3 0 3 8
ECON 546 An Economic History of Modern Turkey 3 0 3 8
SOC 508 Religion in Modern Turkey 3 0 3 8
TS … Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 32
3rd Semester
Ders Kodu Ders Adı Teori Uygulama Kredi ECTS
TS … Elective Course 3 0 0 8
TS … Elective Course 8
TS 599 MA Thesis 30
Total 0 46
4th Semester
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
TS 599 MA Thesis 30
Total 0 30
Grand Total 27 146
Compulsory Courses
Fall Term
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
TS 500 MA Pro-Seminar 3 0 0 3
TS 501 Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
POLS 505 Turkish Politics 3 0 3 8
Spring Term
HIST 572 From Empire to Republic: Turkish Nationalism and the Nation-State 3 0 3 8
ECON 546 An Economic History of Modern Turkey 3 0 3 8
SOC 508 Religion in Modern Turkey 3 0 0 8
Elective Courses
Code Course Name Theory Practice Credit ECTS
Modern Turkish
TUR 501 Basic Modern Turkish I 3 0 3 8
TUR 502 Basic Modern Turkish II 3 0 3 8
TUR 503 Intermediate Modern Turkish I 3 0 3 8
TUR 504 Intermediate Modern Turkish II 3 0 3 8
TUR 505 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish I 3 0 3 8
TUR 506 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish II 3 0 3 8
Ottoman Turkish 3 0 3 8
TLL 501 Basic Ottoman Turkish I 3 0 3 8
TLL 502 Basic Ottoman Turkish II 3 0 3 8
TLL 503 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica 3 0 3 8
TLL 504 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 3 0 3 8
History
HIST 505 Introduction to Orientalism and Oriental Studies 3 0 3 8
HIST 508 Oral History 3 0 3 8
HIST 511 Early Islamic History: A Survey (to AD 1100) 3 0 3 8
HIST 512 Islmic History: The Middle Period (c.945-1500) 3 0 3 8
HIST 515 History of the Modern Middle East (to the 1920s) 3 0 3 8
HIST 533 Religion in the Ottoman Empire 3 0 3 8
HIST 536 History of a City II: Ottoman Istanbul, 1450-1900 3 0 3 8
HIST 540 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1300-1600 3 0 3 8
HIST 550 Sources and Methods for Ottoman History, 1600-1800 3 0 3 8
HIST 562 Modernization and Reform in the Ottoman Empire 3 0 3 8
HIST 571 From “Far Asia” to the Mediterranean: Turkish History, Turkey’s History 3 0 3 8
Political Science and International Relations
POLS 507 Turkey from 1980 to the Present 3 0 3 8
POLS 509 Identity and Ethnicity in Modern Turkey 3 0 3 8
POLS 512 Turkish Foreign Policy 3 0 3 8
Economics
ECON 545 Current Issues in the Turkish Economy 3 0 3 8
Sociology
SOC 511 Ethnography of Turkey 3 0 3 8
SOC 516 Social Movements 3 0 3 8
SOC 518 Urban Sociology 3 0 3 8
SOC 520 Political Frontiers and Frontier Regions 3 0 3 8
Anthropology
ANTH 519 Ethnography of the State 3 0 3 8
ANTH 522 Anthropology of Emotions 3 0 3 8

Medium Of Instruction

Turkish.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirement

  • GPA 2.00/4.00 or 53.33/100
  • TÖMER C1 level or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1 level

Special Requirements

None.

Course Plan

First Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
HUK 500 Seminar one 0 0 6
HUK 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
HUK… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
HUK… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 9 30
Second Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
HUK… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
HUK… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
HUK… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
HUK… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 32
Third Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
LAW 599 Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Fourth Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
LAW 599 Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Grand total 21 122
Compulsory Courses
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
HUK 500 Seminar one 0 0 6
HUK 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
Program Elective Courses
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
HUK 503 European Human Rights Law I 3 0 3 8
HUK 504 European Human Rights Law II 3 0 3 8
HUK 505 Protection of Human Rights in the United Nations System I 3 0 3 8
HUK 506 Protection of Human Rights in the United Nations System II 3 0 3 8
HUK 507 International Organizations I 3 0 3 8
HUK 508 International Organizations II 3 0 3 8
HUK 509 International Criminal Law within the Scope of Roman Status I 3 0 3 8
HUK 510 International Criminal Law in the Scope of Rome II 3 0 3 8
LAW 511 International Labor Law in the Framework of International Labor OrganizationILO Regulations I 3 0 3 8
HUK 512 International Labor Organization in the Framework of International Labor Organization (ILO) Regulations II 3 0 3 8
HUK 513 Consumer Law in the Framework of European Union Legislation I 3 0 3 8
HUK 514 Consumer Law in the Framework of European Union Legislation II 3 0 3 8
HUK 515 International Trade Law I 3 0 3 8
HUK 516 International Commercial Law II 3 0 3 8
HUK 517 Copyright Law of the European Union I 3 0 3 8
HUK 518 Copyright Law of the European Union II 3 0 3 8
HUK 519 International Commercial Arbitration Law I 3 0 3 8
HUK 520 International Commercial Arbitration Law II 3 0 3 8
HUK 521 Presidential Government System 3 0 3 8
HUK 522 Trade Union Rights and the Right to Collective Bargaining Agreement in the Framework of International Regulations 3 0 3 8
HUK 523 Basic Principles of Air Law 3 0 3 8
HUK 524 Turkish International Procedural Law 3 0 3 8
HUK 525 International Investment Law 3 0 3 8
HUK 526 ICC Arbitration and Practice 3 0 3 8
HUK 527 Public Service Procedures in the Ottoman Empire 3 0 3 8
HUK 528 Administrative Procedure in Comparative Law 3 0 3 8
HUK 529 Protection of Worker’s Personal Data 3 0 3 8
HUK 530 Ombudsman Institution in Comparative Law 3 0 3 8
HUK 531 Security Law I 3 0 3 8
HUK 532 Security Law II 3 0 3 8
HUK 533 Public Private Partnership (PPP Contracts) 3 0 3 8
HUK 534 Electronic Communication Law 3 0 3 8
HUK 535 Untitled Contracts 3 0 3 8
HUK 536 Property Regime Law 3 0 3 8
HUK 537 Current Problems of Competition Law 3 0 3 8
HUK 538 Joint Stock Company Law 3 0 3 8

Course Content

HUK 501 Scientific Research Techniques and Publication Ethics

This course; This includes the development of the research question, the definition of the research question or situation, the design of the research, the development of the data collection method, the creation of a sample frame, the determination of data analysis methods, the interpretation of the data and the writing of the research report. Students comprehend the importance of research in the development of communication strategies. After focusing on basic research concepts, each course will focus on topics such as focus groups, in-depth interviews, surveys and content analysis, and internet research.

HUK 503  European Human Rights Law I

The course will start with an overview of the historical development of human rights and will also address contemporary debates on cultural relativism and human rights. The universal and local protection systems of human rights will be discussed and the main framework of the course will be the European Human Rights Law. In this context, the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the ECtHR will be guiding.

HUK 504  European Human Rights Law II

The course will start with an overview of the historical development of human rights and will also address contemporary debates on cultural relativism and human rights. The universal and local protection systems of human rights will be discussed and the main framework of the course will be the European Human Rights Law. In this context, the European Convention on Human Rights and the case-law of the ECtHR will be guiding.

HUK 505 Consumer Law within the Framework of European Union Legislation I

The Council of the European Union has adopted several directives for the protection of consumers. As all of these directives have been transposed by the EU member states, many legal arrangements have been made in order to harmonize the legal regulations in the field of consumer law with the EU in our accession negotiations. For this purpose, Law No. 6502 on Consumer Protection has been put into force and various regulations have been issued for the implementation of the Law. In this course, legal regulations adopted by the EU for consumer protection will be examined in comparison with Turkish law.

HUK 506 Consumer Law within the Framework of European Union Legislation II

The Council of the European Union has adopted several directives for the protection of consumers. As all of these directives have been transposed by the EU member states, many legal arrangements have been made in order to harmonize the legal regulations in the field of consumer law with the EU in our accession negotiations. For this purpose, Law No. 6502 on Consumer Protection has been put into force and various regulations have been issued for the implementation of the Law. In this course, legal regulations adopted by the EU for consumer protection will be examined in comparison with Turkish law.

HUK 507  International Organizations I

The aim of the course is to comprehend the structures of international organizations and to gain knowledge about the place, functions and effects of international organizations. In this course, the emergence of international organizations and their role in today’s international relations and current globalization will be examined. Then, important IGOs ​​and NGOs and global and regional international organizations will be discussed in more detail, in particular the UN, NATO, WB / IMF (twins), Mercosur, APEC and the EU.

HUK 508  International Organizations II

The aim of the course is to comprehend the structures of international organizations and to gain knowledge about the place, functions and effects of international organizations. In this course, the emergence of international organizations and their role in today’s international relations and current globalization will be examined. Then, important IGOs ​​and NGOs and global and regional international organizations will be discussed in more detail, in particular the UN, NATO, WB / IMF (twins), Mercosur, APEC and the EU.

HUK 509  International Labor Law within the Framework of International Labor Organization Regulations I

In this course, the structure, strategic objectives and international working standards of the International Labor Organization (ILO), which is a specialized organization of the United Nations, will be examined. It is aimed to develop a perspective on the basic institutions and rules of international labor law and to evaluate their equivalents in Turkish Labor Law within the framework of a comparative working method through ILO Conventions and Recommendations, with particular emphasis on international conventions and other regulations to which Turkey is a party.

HUK 510  International Labor Law within the Framework of International Labor Organization Regulations II

In this course, it is aimed to develop a perspective on the basic institutions and rules of international labor law and to evaluate their equivalents in Turkish Labor Law within the framework of a comparative working method through ILO Conventions and Recommendations, with particular emphasis on international conventions and other regulations to which Turkey is a party.

HUK 511  Copyright Law of the European Union I

The protection of intellectual rights under European Union Law has an important place in the acquis communautaire. In this context, various directives and regulations on intellectual rights are applied in EU Law. Even though our country is not an EU member, these regulations affect our law when the Customs Union and EU membership process is taken into consideration. In this context, regulations such as Society Information Society Directive,, “Enforcement Directive ve and the decisions of the community court about these regulations are compared with the Turkish intellectual property rights.”

HUK 512  Copyright Law of the European Union II

Ders Information Society Directive,, “Enforcement Directive” and topluluk Enforcement Directive ve and the decisions of the community court about these regulations are examined in comparison with Turkish intellectual property rights. ”

HUK 513  International Criminal Law in the Scope of Rome I

In this course, the concept of international criminal law, International Criminal Law on crimes with foreign element, international legal aid in transboundary crimes, fight against international criminality, the establishment of ad-hoc criminal courts, international criminal courts and International Criminal Court, classification of these crimes, international crimes prosecution issues will be examined.

HUK 514  International Criminal Law in the Scope of Rome II

In this course, the concept of international criminal law, International Criminal Law on crimes with foreign element, international legal aid in transboundary crimes, fight against international criminality, the establishment of ad-hoc criminal courts, international criminal courts and International Criminal Court, classification of these crimes, international crimes prosecution issues will be examined.

HUK 523 Basic Principles of Air Law

In this course, the formation of air law, historical development process and the point it has reached today will be discussed. Then, the basic sources of air law and their international and national characteristics will be examined. Considering the international and national aspects of air law, the relationship between the international conventions that provide the formation of air law and the civil aviation legislation of the countries will be revealed. Thus, both the basic principles determined by the conventions on air law in the context of international law will be examined and the civil aviation legislation of foreign states in the context of comparative law will be compared under the basic principles of air law.

Medium Of Instruction

The program is taught mainly 70% in Turkish, and partially 30% in English.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirement

  • GPA 2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 55/100 or TOEFL 66/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 45/90
  • TÖMER C1 level or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1 level

Special Requirements

Those who don’t have a bachelor degree in a program from the school of communication will join 1 year scientific preparation program after they are accepted.

Course Plan

1st Semester
Coda Course Name hours  credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RTC 501 Scientific Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
RTC 503 Social Theory and Media Studies 3 0 3 8
RTC 508 Media Analysis 3 0 3 8
RTC… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
2nd Semester
Coda Course Name hours  credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RTC 500 Seminar 3 0 0 5
RTC 515 Digital Media Broadcasting 3 0 3 8
RTC 504 Power, Ideology and Media 3 0 3 8
RTC… Program / General Elective 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 9 29
3rd Semester
Coda Course Name hours  credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RTC 599 Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
4th Semester
Coda Course Name hours  credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RTC 599 Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total 0 30
Grand total 21 121
Required Courses
Coda Course Name hours  credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RTC 500 Seminar 3 0 0 5
RTC 501 Scientific Research Methods and Publication Ethics 3 0 3 8
RTC 503 Social Theory and Media Studies 3 0 3 8
RTC 504 Power, Ideology and Media 3 0 3 8
RTC 508 Media Analysis 3 0 3 8
RTC 515 Digital Media Broadcasting 3 0 3 8
Program Elective Courses
Coda Course Name hours  credit ECTS
 Theory  Practice
RTC 507 New Media and Social Movements 3 0 3 8
RTC 509 Sociology of Communication 3 0 3 8
RTC 510 Short Film Making 3 0 3 8
RTC 511 Social Change and Media 3 0 3 8
RTC 512 Documentary Film Production 3 0 3 8
RTC 513 Media Ethics 3 0 3 8
RTC 514 Radio and Television Broadcasting 3 0 3 8
RTC 516 TV Programming 3 0 3 8
RTC 517 Film Theories 3 0 3 8
RTC 518 Turkish Cinema 3 0 3 8
RTC 519 Radio Production 3 0 3 8
RTC 520 Political Cinema 3 0 3 8
RTC 521 Announcer and Presenter 3 0 3 8
RTC 522 Independent Cinema 3 0 3 8
RTC 523 Scenario and Writing Techniques 3 0 3 8
RTC 524 Media, Consumption and Youth 3 0 3 8

Course Content

RTC 500 Seminar

In this course, students learn the research steps such as preparing research proposal, literature review, resource management, research model development and reporting by examining researches in the field of communication.

RTC 503 Social Theory and Communication Studies (English)

The aim of the course is to evaluate media studies within the framework of general social theory and to provide a basis for a master’s degree in communication. Positivist methodology, criticisms and alternative approaches to positivism, early studies of media studies, concepts of cultural indicators and influence, critical theory, cultural studies, feminist approaches, technological determinism and hyperrealism and simulation constitute this deep content.

Students taking this course;

  1. Define the properties of positivist methodology.
  2. Evaluates the criticisms of positivist methodology.
  3. Define the characteristics of critical theory.
  4. Evaluate the differences between critical theory and positivist methodology.
  5. List early researches using positivist methodology in American media studies.
  6. Evaluates criticism of early research using positivist methodology in American media studies.
  7. Explain the “impact” paradigm in media studies.
  8. Evaluate the studies centered on the “impact” paradigm in media studies.
  9. Evaluate the work performed by Raymond Williams, Glasgow Media Group and Stuart Hall in the context of the British critical cultural and media studies tradition.
  10. Identifies “communicative” cultural studies and audience research, evaluates their methodological orientations that differ from previous studies centered on the parad impact paradigm “.
  11. Evaluates the methodological orientations of “communicative” cultural studies and audience research that differ from previous studies centered on the parad impact paradigm “.
  12. Evaluate the contribution of feminist methodology to media studies.

 RTC 505 Film Analysis I

The aim of the course is to gain knowledge and skills about the analysis of films made for different purposes for different audiences and audiences. Image analysis, film theories, text and narrative analysis in cinema, content and discourse analysis, narrative analysis, intertextuality, psychoanalytic and feminist analysis, historical and sociological analysis, television series analysis, commercial film analysis, short film and documentary analysis constitute the general content of the course. Students taking this course; analyze all kinds of films in the field of cinema, television and advertising; know theoretical approaches to film analysis, recognize film analysis techniques; have the ability to use film analysis tools; carry out scientific researches in which the text analysis method will be applied in the field of cinema and television.

RTC 501 Scientific Research Methods and Publication Ethics

Basic concepts in research; research methods, sampling and information gathering techniques; analysis, interpretation and evaluation of data; preparation of research proposals and reports. Theory Development and Methodology: Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Focus Group Interviews, Content Analysis, Case Studies, Qualitative Data Analysis, Validity and Reliability, Nature of Quantitative Research: Measurement and Scaling, Validity and Reliability Analysis, Systematic Review, Causality Studies and Experimental Design, Field Research Design Sampling Process-Theories-Number of Sample, Data Set Preparation and Preliminary Analysis, Hypothesis Testing1: Relationship and Difference Tests with Parametric Tests, Hypothesis Testing2: Relationship and Difference Tests with Nonparametric Tests, Presentation and Discussion of Research Drafts,

RTC 502 Film Analysis II

The aim of the course is to gain knowledge and skills about the analysis of films made for different purposes for different channels and audiences. Intertextuality, psychoanalytic and feminist analysis, historical and sociological analysis, television series analysis, commercial film analysis, short film and documentary analysis constitute the general content of the course. Students taking this course; analyze all kinds of films in the field of cinema, television and advertising; know theoretical approaches to film analysis, recognize film analysis techniques; have the ability to use film analysis tools, conduct scientific research in the field of film and television.

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ELECTIVE COURSES

RTC 507 New Media and Social Movements

The aim of the course is to make a theoretical introduction to the new social structures and the role of new communication technologies and processes in their formation. This course covers topics such as the concept of new media, digital cultures, networked sociality and politics, networked social movements and social media usage practices. These issues will be addressed by focusing on the past, present and future of digital communication technologies. Students taking this course; define the basics of today’s communication technologies in a historical perspective; use concepts such as network society, information society, new communication order, social media, social movements in the context of communication theories; discuss concepts such as social media, online public space, digital social movements within the framework of communication theories; compare the basic differences between modern and postmodern society; evaluate the basic characteristics of today’s information society and network society.

RTC 509 Sociology of Communication (English)

The aim of this course is to evaluate and examine the effects of mass media on people in terms of society and individuals. The course focuses on the effects of mass media on people within the framework of the history of communication research. Students taking the course; comprehend and evaluate the effects of mass media in terms of society and individuals within the cultural framework.

RTC 511 Social Change and Media

The aim of this course is to examine the transformation of communication, culture and media within the framework of different theories of social change, as well as the role of these elements in social change from a historical perspective. In this context, economic, cultural, technological, demographic, political developments and their reflections on cultural and media practices will be discussed. At the end of this course, the student; reviews the history of the world and Turkey in the framework of theories of social change; explain the impact of economic, cultural, demographic, political and technological developments on media and cultural practices; explain the relationship between communication, media and cultural practices and social change; comprehend current debates about cultural and media practices.

RTC 504 Power, Ideology and Media

The aim of this course is to comprehend the ideological background of the media, to analyze the relationship between capital and power, to analyze the texts through newspaper texts and to understand the discourse analysis. Topics such as ideology, reproduction, discourse analysis, press and media, Frankfurt School will be covered in the course. Students will be able to define the different meanings of ideology and understand its emergence, aims and effects, and the fourth power of mass media; critically distinguish the process of mass media / media transformation into media; critically evaluate the ways in which the media constructs and transmits ideology.

RTC 506 Media, Consumption and Youth

The aim of this course is to question the place of young people in consumption culture in today’s usage of media. Topics such as popular culture, technology addiction, virtual gossip, virtual reality, Generation Y, postmodernism, social networks are the main topics of the course.

RTC 508 Media Analysis

The aim of this course is to examine the current analysis techniques in text analysis and to examine the methods of analyzing different texts. Different analysis methods such as content analysis, interpretative analysis, thematic analysis, discourse analysis and ideological analysis constitute the content of the course. At the end of the course, the student will be able to analyze written, visual, audio and multimedia texts, collect data and evaluate them.

RTC 513 Media Ethics (English)

The main objective of this course is to enable students to realize ethical problems in media and develop solutions. More specifically, it is aimed to internalize ethical regulations related to journalism and to recognize and criticize unethical examples. The aim of this course is to analyze the reasons for the emergence of unethical practices in the media.

RTC 515 Publishing Techniques in New Media

The aim of this course is to teach basic research techniques of social media together with the main issues that shape today’s online and social media research. Within the scope of the course, online research scale, the reasons of rapid development will be examined and research methods in new media will be covered.

RTC 517 Film Theories

The aim of this course is to teach the main theories and theorists who have examined the cinema in terms of structural and functional aspects since the beginning and to provide a broader perspective on cinema. Students taking this course develop the art of cinema; learn about basic cinema theories and important theorists; learn the reasons for the emergence of cinema theories, see why and how cinema is used; comprehend the development of cinema language.

RTC 510 Short Film Production

This course focuses on current video production techniques and aesthetics. The course aims to introduce students to technical equipment and give a basic history of technical developments in this field. Workshops on camera and television systems, camera support systems, lenses and editing will be conducted during the course.

RTC 512 Documentary Film Production

This course is designed as an introduction to the world of non-narrative cinema products. The course will provide a critical insight into the historical development of non-narrative film products, from the early period to the present, mainly on documentary and ethnographic films, but also on experimental films. The course will cover documentary theory and criticism, ethical issues, presentation problems, developing ideas, research methods, writing project proposals, budgeting and distribution rights. In addition, students will realize a non-narrative film project from pre-preparation to editing.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to;

  1. Students will be able to watch and interpret long and short documentaries
  2. Students will experience how to express an event or emotion visually
  3. Students will be involved in the production process of a documentary film and will shoot
  4. They will prepare synopsis and treatment project files for their short documentary film project.
  5. Discuss various conventions and orientations of documentary cinema.

RTC 514 Radio Television Broadcasting

This course in radio and television broadcasting of social history, radio and television broadcasting in Turkey, radio – television broadcasting in the structure and functioning of the international radio and television broadcasting, terrestrial broadcasting, satellite television broadcasting, IPTV and internet publishing, will be processed mobile television broadcasting issues.

Students taking this course explain the social history of radio and television broadcasting, explain the technological development of radio and television broadcasting chronologically, compare the broadcasting technologies used in radio and television broadcasting with each other.

RTC 516 TV Programming

The aim of Radio and Television Programming course is to provide students with the necessary institutional knowledge about television programs, to manage radio and television programming processes, to produce and broadcast various programs.

RTC 519 Radio Production

The aim of the course is to enable the student to gain competence in radio programming and radio program preparation. 

RTC 521 Announcer and Presenter

In this course, it is aimed to teach the use of sound in effective speech and to gain the ability to use the language correctly in addition to the transfer of proper speech and presentation techniques. In addition, the students are expected to work as a newscaster and program presenter in the field of cinema and television.

RTC 523 Screenwriting and Writing Techniques

The aim of this course is to comprehend the scenario writing techniques (classical method, American method) and to be able to use them in practice, detailed film story, synopsis, treatment, scenario writing theoretical and technical transfer, stage, plan, sequence, plan-sequence distinctions, dramatic structure, character analysis, plot, dialogue, theoretically understanding of the concepts, aims to obtain the basic information about scenario writing. The distinction between story, literary story and film story, film story, synopsis, theoretical information, treatment, scenario writing techniques, theoretical and practical comparison of stage, plan, sequence, plan-sequence distinctions, theoretical analysis of dramatic structure, theoretical analysis of dramatic structure and theoretical analysis of character structuring.

RTC 518 Turkish Cinema

This course is designed by taking in the historical development of Turkish cinema, cinema of political, economic, explain establish their relations with the industry, is a student of cinema to realize that passed through what stages of development in Turkey of practice and that they can evaluate how he creates a cinematic tradition of these exceed. Students taking this course; Define the main characteristics of Turkish cinema, explain the relationship between political and Turkish cinema, explain how Turkish cinema works, analyze production conditions and possibilities, analyze distribution conditions and possibilities, establish a relationship between Turkish cinema and other cinemas. explain the specific aspects and the conditions in which they arise, Define the distinctive genres of Turkish cinema and explain the conditions under which they emerge, define the distinctive aesthetic traditions of Turkish cinema. Describes the distinctive aesthetic traditions of Turkish cinema, compares the relationship between the aesthetic traditions of Turkish cinema and the traditions that emerge in other country cinemas, compares the relation between the aesthetic traditions of Turkish cinema and the traditions that emerge in other cinemas of the country, and shows the main lines of their development by comparing the differences that emerge in different historical periods. evaluate differences in narrative structure and their reasons, explain the differences in thematic development and the factors affecting these differences,

RTC 520 Political Cinema

To understand the relationship between the transformation of political factors into aesthetic approaches and aesthetic and political analysis. In this course, the possible relationships between the two values ​​that are considered to be different from each other will be discussed. In this respect, the relationship between aesthetics and politics will be re-examined within the framework of human, nature and products of humanity.

RTC 522 Independent Cinema

This course examines the aesthetics, history and culture of independent cinema with special emphasis on changing practices in the digital age. It explores the contemporary trends of independent cinema in order to solve the confusion between fiction and non-fiction narratives.

Medium of Instruction

Turkish.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirement

  • GPA  2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 70/100 or TOEFL 84/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 60/90
  • TÖMER C1 level or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1 level

Special Requirements

Must have a bachelor degree in Psychology or in Counseling Psychology.

Course Plan

I. Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
PSY 501 Research Methods and Ethics in Clinical Psychology 3 0 3 8
PSY 521 Advanced Psychopathology 3 0 3 8
PSY 531 Clinical Interview and Counseling Skills 3 0 3 8
PSY… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 12 32
II. Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
PSY 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
PSY 508 Statistics in Clinical Psychology 2nd 2nd 3 8
PSY 542 Biological Treatments of Psychopathology 3 0 3 8
PSY… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Language Courses
Total 9 32
III. Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
PSY 535 Clinical Practice and Supervision I 0 2nd one 6
PSY 599 Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total one 36
IV. Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
PSY 537 Clinical Practice and Supervision II 0 2nd one 6
PSY 599 Thesis 0 0 0 30
Language Courses
Total one 36
Grand total 23 136
Compulsory Courses
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
PSY 500 Seminar 3 0 0 8
PSY 501 Research Methods and Ethics in Clinical Psychology 3 0 3 8
PSY 508 Statistics in Clinical Psychology 2nd 2nd 3 8
PSY 521 Advanced Psychopathology 3 0 3 8
PSY 531 Clinical Interview and Counseling Skills 3 0 3 8
PSY 535 Clinical Practice and Supervision I 0 2nd one 6
PSY 537 Clinical Practice and Supervision II 0 2nd one 6
PSY 542 Biological Treatments of Psychopathology 3 0 3 8
Program Elective Courses
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
PSY 511 Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy I 3 0 3 8
PSY 512 Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy II 3 0 3 8
PSY 518 Advanced Psychotherapy Theories 3 0 3 8
PSY 520 Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents 3 0 3 8
PSY 522 Positive Psychotherapy 3 0 3 8
PSY 523 Group Therapy 3 0 3 8
PSY 524 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology 3 0 3 8
PSY 525 Clinical Positive Psychotherapy 3 0 3 8
PSY 526 Game Therapy 3 0 3 8
PSY 528 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 3 0 3 8
PSY 529 Acceptance and Dedication Psychotherapy 3 0 3 8
PSY 530 Narrative Therapy 3 0 3 8
PSY 533 Clinical Measurement and Evaluation 3 0 3 8
PSY 534 Psychological Evaluation in Children and Adolescents 3 0 3 8
PSY 537 Clinical Practice and Supervision III 3 0 3 8
PSY 540 Psychotherapy and Culture 3 0 3 8
PSY 543 Sexual Disorders and Treatment 3 0 3 8
PSY 545 Addictions and Treatment 3 0 3 8
PSY 546 Couple Therapies 3 0 3 8
PSY 547 Family Therapies 3 0 3 8
PSY 548 Psychological Trauma and Treatment 3 0 3 8

Course Content

PSY 500 Seminar

In this course, students are required to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to form a scientific and technical background for their graduation thesis. In addition, students are provided with the necessary environment and support for identifying their thesis topics, searching literature, and planning their thesis in detail.

PSY 521 Advanced Psychopathology

Bio-psycho-social model of psychological health is taught. Biological and social tendencies are explained in the framework of diathesis-stress model. General psychopathology and diagnostic categories in DSM-IV classification system are taught, diagnosis and differential diagnosis are discussed in case studies. In this context, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, post-traumatic disorders and mood disorders are examined.

PSY 531 Clinical Interview and Counseling Skills

Basic features of psychotherapy interviews are taught. Organizing the interview environment, meeting the client, unconditional positive acceptance, respect, empathy, transparency, response and direction, first interview techniques, evaluation interviews, principles of counseling and assistance are taught and skills are gained through role playing techniques.

PSY 511 Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy I

In addition to the basic concepts and methods of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, philosophy and human model are taught.

PSY 501 Research Methods and Ethics in Clinical Psychology

This course includes detailed teaching of various methods used in experimental research and statistical techniques used in the analysis of findings. In this course, parametric and non-parametric techniques are examined along with various experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

The ethical principles and standards of APA and EFPA, which determine the world norms related to the profession of psychology, are reviewed, ethical standards related to professional practice, education and research activities are taught and discussed through examples of ethical violations.

PSY 512 Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy II

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy’s specific approach to each psychopathology and practical features are taught.

PSY 524 Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

This course provides a general knowledge about the etiology of child and adolescent psychology. The course aims to provide a theoretical background on assessment methods and different therapy approaches that can be used when working with children and adolescents and their families.

PSY 508 Statistics in Clinical Psychology

In this study, students will have an advanced level of descriptive and inferential statistics and learn to use it in their research.

PSY Psychological Assessment

Theoretical and practical features of psychological assessment methods are taught. Theoretical and practical knowledge and skills are gained in the application and interpretation of psychometric scales.

PSY 535 Clinical Practice and Supervision I

It includes a supervised practice in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on developing various skills related to therapy, diagnosis and evaluation.

PSY 537 Clinical Practice and Supervision II

It includes a supervised practice in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on developing various skills related to therapy, diagnosis and evaluation.

PSY 538 Clinical Practice and Supervision III

It includes a supervised practice in a clinical setting. Emphasis is placed on developing various skills related to therapy, diagnosis and evaluation.

PSY 542 Biological Treatments of Psychopathology

Biological approaches explaining psychopathologies and drugs used to support psychotherapy are introduced and pharmacological properties are taught.

Elective Courses

PSY 523 Group Therapy

The theoretical background of group therapy and the contents of theories are taught, while the principles and processes used in group therapy are also taught.

PSY 540 Psychotherapy and Culture

The effects of cultural features on psychopathologies and psychotherapy are taught.

PSY 525 Clinical Positive Psychotherapy

Basic principles of positive psychological approach, human model and application examples are taught.

PSY 543 Sexual Disorders and Treatment

Sexual problems, sexual dysfunctions and sexual therapy are taught through cognitive behavioral therapy.

PSY 545 Addictions and Treatment

Theories about addiction, addiction cycle, addiction criteria are taught. Information is provided on how to establish and maintain a therapeutic relationship with the dependent client.

PSY 526 Game Therapy

The basic principles of play therapy and application processes are taught.

PSY 518 Advanced Psychotherapy Theories

Historically, theories of psychotherapy are discussed. Comparative studies are conducted on the general human and mind models of psychotherapy theories, the focus on change, the position of the therapist, the roles and responsibilities of the therapist and the interviewer in the change.

PSY 528 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Basic principles of psychodynamic psychotherapy approach, human model and application examples are taught.

PSY 546 Spouse and Family Therapies

Spouse and family therapies and models are taught. Therapy applications are performed under supervision supervision.

PSY 520 Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents

Psychotherapy is taught to children with diffuse developmental disorders or gifted children.

PSY 534 Psychological Evaluation in Children and Adolescents

Students are taught how to use and interpret psychological assessment tools frequently used in children and adolescents.

PSY 522 Positive Psychotherapy

Positive psychology school psychotherapy approach, pathology and treatment perspective and clinical applications are taught.

PSY 530 Narrative Therapy

History of narrative therapy, basic concepts, approach to human and pathology, and how it is applied to specific topics such as trauma-family are taught.

PSY 529 Admission and Dedication Therapy

The course covers the history, basic concepts, treatment approach and the method of treatment of acceptance and commitment therapy.

PSY 548 Psychological Trauma and Treatment

Psychological effects of trauma and basic techniques which are proven effective in treatment of trauma are taught.

Medium of Instruction

The program is taught mainly 70% in Turkish, and partially 30% in English.

Program Duration

2 Years.

Minimum Application Requirement

  • GPA  2.50/4.00 or 65/100
  • YDS/EYDS/YÖKDİL 55/100 or TOEFL 60/120 or Ibn Haldun English Test 40/90
  • TÖMER C1 level or Ibn Haldun Turkish Test C1 level

Special Requirements

Having a bachelor degree from the faculty of education or having a pedagogical formation/training. For Higher Education track, having a degree in education or having a form of pedagogical formation/training is NOT a requirement.

Course Plan

I. Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 501 Research Methods and Educational Management Applications 3 0 3 8
EDU 514 Change Management in Education 3 0 3 8
EDU… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
EDU… Program Elective Course 3 0 3 8
Total 12 32
II. Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 500 Seminar 3 0 0 5
EDU 502 Education Policies 3 0 3 8
EDU 504E Human Relations in Management 3 0 3 8
EDU… E Compulsory Group II Course 3 2nd 4 8
EDU… Program Elective / General Elective 3 0 3 8
Total 13 37
III. Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 599 Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
IV. Semester
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 599 Thesis 0 0 0 30
Total 0 30
Grand total 25 129
Compulsory Courses I
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 500 Seminar 3 0 0 5
EDU 501 Research Methods and Educational Management Applications 3 0 3 8
EDU 502 Education Policies 3 0 3 8
EDU 504E Human Relations in Management 3 0 3 8
EDU 514 Change Management in Education 3 0 3 8
Compulsory Courses II
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 524E Build Your Dream School 3 2nd 4 8
EDU 540E Build Your Dream University 3 2nd 4 8
Common Elective
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 510 Organizational Theory and Learning Organizations 3 0 3 8
EDU 511 Data Based Management 3 0 3 8
EDU 512 Organizational Behavior 3 0 3 8
EDU 513 skill management 3 0 3 8
EDU 515 Adaptive Leadership 3 0 3 8
EDU 516 Quantitative Methodology: Statistical Research 3 0 3 8
EDU 517 Qualitative Methodology: Discourse Analysis 3 0 3 8
EDU 518 Management Sciences and Processes 3 0 3 8
First and Secondary Education Oriented Elections
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 520 Current Issues in Educational Administration 3 0 3 8
EDU 521 Good Examples in Educational Administration 3 2nd 4 8
EDU 522 Strategic Management in Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 523 Measurement and Evaluation as a Tool for Improving Learning and Teaching 3 0 3 8
EDU 525 Special Education Policies and Applications 3 0 3 8
EDU 526 Education Economics 3 0 3 8
Elective Focused on Higher Education
Lesson code Course name Watches Credit ECTS
Theory Application
EDU 530 Approaches in Higher Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 531 Current Issues in Higher Education Administration 3 0 3 8
EDU 532 Strategic Planning and Management in Higher Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 533 Legal Issues in Higher Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 534 Governance and Decision Making in Higher Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 535 Student Affairs in Higher Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 536 Innovations in Higher Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 537 Diversity and Justice in Higher Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 538 Mission and Money: Institutional Development in Higher Education 3 0 3 8
EDU 539 Marketing Management and Public Relations 3 0 3 8

Course Content

EDU501 Research Methods and Educational Management Applications

In this course, the nature of scientific research, basic concepts, historical and philosophical foundations, steps, ethical codes and types will be emphasized and qualitative, quantitative and mixed method research will be examined in comparison with the examples presented in the field of educational management. Topics covered in the course will enable students to develop research proposal and plan, conduct, analyze, interpret, evaluate and report educational research.

EDU502 Education Policies

This course will examine the role of education in the modernization process in Turkey. Early modernization initiatives, basic education laws since the Ottoman Empire, international expert reports on Turkish Education System, National Education Councils and the structure, function and work of the Board of Education will be discussed within the scope of this course. In addition, high school transition models and university entrance exams will be covered.

EDU518  Management Sciences and Processes

  • The Management Sciences and Processes course within the scope of the Master’s Program in Educational Institutions Management will firstly provide the students with the theoretical framework of the field of Management and Organization, and then introduce the managerial processes that most potential managers will need in daily life.
  • Organizational theory, history of management thought and the functions of management constitute the theoretical background; The course will be enriched with one-to-one applications of management planning, organization, leadership and control functions.
  • Beyond the theoretical knowledge transfer, the course will provide students with the opportunity to prepare students for the problems they will face in daily life through selected case studies from the field of educational management.

EDU521  Good Practices in Educational Administration

 This course will enable students to meet and work with experts in the field. The aim of the course is to share the best examples of educators and create new platforms that will allow them to work in collaboration. In addition to good sample presentations, discussions enriched with problem-solving workshops; it will provide a basis for dialogue where students will have the opportunity to discuss face to face on different issues related to education.

Each week, new approaches, concepts and reform movements in education around the world will be explored and discussed. In summary, this course covers research and practices related to educational leadership and trainer work with school principals and experts with different experiences, examining trends in professional and student development in current educational policies.

EDU541 Change Management in Education

The organizers basically ask three questions: who are the people I am addressing, what are these people’s challenges and how they turn their resources into power to address them. In this course, students accept the responsibility of organizing a “constituency için in order to achieve an output by the end of the semester. As a practitioner of their own campaign / struggle, students learn: building relationships dedicated to common goals; transforming values ​​into motivated action through expression; formulate a strategy to turn resources into power to achieve outcomes; produce effective moves and establish leadership and cooperation structure.

EDU504  Human Relations in Management

This course deals with the behavior of an individual working in an organization. Organizational Behavior discipline examines the individual’s behavior at three different levels. The first level is the individual dimension that includes personality, emotions, motivation and decision-making. Organizational Behavior tries to understand group behavior at the second level. Topics such as communication, power and politics, group decision making are examined at this level. The last level is related to the reflections of the individual’s behavior at the organizational level. Topics such as organizational culture, leadership, conflict and change are areas of study at the third level.

Human Relations in Management course examines human behavior at three different levels but with a holistic approach. This holistic approach aims both to improve the performance of the organization by improving the individual behavior and to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary for the management of the individual in a way that is worthy of human dignity.

EDU524 Build Your  Dream School

This course; It is designed to study various issues related to the philosophy, planning, management and sustainability of non-traditional schools. Particularly for students with significant experience as teachers or managers and for those who want to be school leaders or policy designers. Students are expected to reflect their own experiences as material for the analysis they will apply in class discussions and writings. This course includes a compulsory internship for certain students.

EDU525 Special Education Policies and Applications

In this course, special education policies issued by the state will be examined. In particular, (1) how students are identified for special education, (2) how students with disabilities are educated at school, (3) how students with disabilities are included in accountability systems. Information on the problems encountered in special education policy and practice, including over-representation of minority students in special education, their access to schools, and appropriate assessment and evaluation of students with disabilities will be learned. It will also explore possible solutions, including response to intervention and universal design for learning.

EDU503 School Administrator as an Education Leader

Education Leadership course aims to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies who want to be the school principal or to take managerial positions in educational institutions. Educational leadership means not only managing the educational institution, but also managing the individual and the education itself.

Within the scope of the course, basic leadership theories (property, behavior and situation approaches) will be introduced in the historical development of the course. Leadership theory training will be supported by case studies and examples selected from the field of education. This will not only bring theory together with practice, but it will also provide an insight into the problems facing today’s educational leaders.

EDU510 Organizational Theory and Learning Organizations

The aim of this course is to introduce the theoretical and conceptual foundations of the concept of organization. In addition to classical and neo-classical organization theories, modern organization theories will be discussed. After a comprehensive introduction to organizational theory, the specific structures of educational institutions will be examined.

It is very important that the institutions carrying out educational activities learn themselves. From this point; Horizontal organization, empowerment of employees, knowledge sharing and culture, and Learning Organizations are the second main dimensions to be examined in this course.

EDU511 Data Based Management

This course is an introduction to the process of data wisdom development, a new approach in data analysis, to improve teaching techniques applied in schools and increase student achievement. In this course, it is aimed to learn the skills of preparing, presenting and discussing the results obtained from the data with the help of various analyzes. In addition, students develop concrete reasoning skills such as (1) a common commitment to action, assessment and adaptation, (2) intentional cooperation, and (3) continuous focus on evidence to improve their reasoning skills. opportunities. Students will analyze the challenges and achievements of various school leaders through case studies, small group discussions and presentations.

This course is designed to provide students with the basic concepts of improvement theory as well as common approaches used in formative assessment such as developmental and theory-based assessment.

Students will gain practical skills such as understanding and graphing logic models in communicating with key stakeholders and generating relevant evaluation questions.

EDU512 Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior which arises from the interaction of management, psychology and social psychology; understanding individual, interindividual, group and organizational processes in organizations. This understanding will enable individuals taking the Organizational Behavior course to gain the knowledge, skills and competence to manage social structures appropriately.

In addition to topics such as personality, values, motivation, learning, diversity, group solidarity, topics such as creativity, moral behavior, organizational culture are also examined within the scope of Organizational Behavior studies. In addition, the process and nature of organizational change, internal conflict and its resolution will be studied in detail.

EDU513  Talent Management

This course aims to discuss the basic problems of human resource management from the perspective of educational institutions. Human Resources Management field; job qualification, employment, recruitment, layoffs, promotion processes, performance evaluations, in-service trainings, wage policies, performance-based wage system, pension, pensions and other gains. The course will examine the problems that may arise in the processes listed above, as well as new approaches in human resources management.

EDU515 Adaptive Leadership

How do group dynamics and social identity interact with leadership? What are the apparent or implicit dynamics that influence the ability to access power, lead, and followership in different groups? How can we learn to identify these dynamics and then improve the effectiveness of our leadership actions in different groups? This course will provide an opportunity to explore the above questions in depth and to learn the basic patterns emerging in groups that affect progress. Students will have the opportunity to explore, investigate and examine these questions through a variety of methods that are personally visible, depending on their leadership aspirations and organizational environments.

EDU516 Quantitative Methodology: Statistical Research

This course is designed for the introduction and applications of statistics applied in educational research. The course will provide students with a basic understanding of common statistical techniques and practices and statistical concepts, including appropriate interpretation and analysis. The course is conceptual rather than formula-oriented. Does not require advanced math or statistical knowledge ahead. This course covers the basic principles of primary education statistics and provides a good basis for students who want to do more studies and research involving the use of statistical analysis. Basic descriptive topics: sampling and sample size estimation; testing differences between tools, correlation and correlation measures; techniques for the analysis of categorical data; Summarizing and presenting statistical results. Emphasis will be placed on the application of basic statistical concepts to a wide range of problems in education and policy research. The focus of the course will be on understanding how to apply and interpret statistical procedures commonly used in quantitative research. Computer packages used in data analysis will be applied throughout the course. In addition to the basic concepts covered in the classroom, a graduation project involving various homework and data analysis and a number of problems related to the interpretation and reporting of the research results will be included in the course. understand how to apply and interpret commonly used statistical procedures in quantitative research. Computer packages used in data analysis will be applied throughout the course. In addition to the basic concepts covered in the classroom, a graduation project involving various homework and data analysis and a number of problems related to the interpretation and reporting of the research results will be included in the course. understand how to apply and interpret commonly used statistical procedures in quantitative research. Computer packages used in data analysis will be applied throughout the course. In addition to the basic concepts covered in the classroom, a graduation project involving various homework and data analysis and a number of problems related to the interpretation and reporting of the research results will be included in the course.

EDU517 Qualitative Research Methodology

This course has been developed with the aim of conducting educational research considering the cultural and social context developed by the individual and shaped by the interaction of effective educational practice. This course demonstrates qualitative methods for analyzing how meaning is managed and how experience makes sense through dialogue and interpretation in the cultural context. The course will introduce students to major epistemological discussions around textual material analysis. Students will use natural and interview-based materials and literary sources (including film) to investigate a range of methods. In this course, there will be three weekly weekly sessions covering topics and class work. With the assignments, students will work on analyzing appropriate materials. Texts or data can be obtained from any appropriate source and in the appropriate format or from students’ own research. In the second half of the course, there will be a group of activities for in-depth analysis.

EDU520 Current Issues in Educational Administration

Reading, discussion, field research and extensive manuscripts will examine how issues such as culture, migration, race, language, poverty, social change, urban pressures and rural isolation affect the functioning of schools and other educational institutions in our country and around the world.

ED522 Strategic Management in Education

Strategic management is to create a harmony between the internal building blocks of the organization (the purpose, resources and structure of the organization) and the external environment (competitors, customers and suppliers). The strategic management process starts with a thorough analysis of both the internal structure stones and the external environment, and continues with the transformation of resources into the most competitive competitive advantage. In this course, how to analyze internal structure and external environment and how to create a sustainable competitive advantage will be discussed. Theoretical knowledge will be associated with practice through case studies selected from the education and training sector.

Determination of key performance indicators and performance evaluation is another important subject of this course. Balanced Scorecard application will be examined in detail, since it is a system that measures both service fields, financiers, internal processes and in-house training and development in relation to each other instead of a one-dimensional evaluation.

Entrepreneurship and innovation are also among the main topics covered in this course. It will be discussed how entrepreneurial and innovative strategies pave the way for fast and accurate moves in developed and developing markets.

EDU523  Measurement and Evaluation as a Tool for the Development of Learning and Teaching

Decision-making processes are vital to many scientific disciplines. The aim of the course is to answer the question of how the data collected in educational institutions with various purposes and methods can be used to improve educational activities and thus increase student achievement.

Annual comprehensive tests, periodic process evaluations, daily student assignments, classroom applications and project evaluations can be evaluated within a wide range of data sources of educational institutions.

Decision making processes and data use are two main dimensions of this course. After acquiring theoretical knowledge about decision-making processes, students will learn the techniques of data-based analysis, presentation and discussion in a practical and interactive format, and thus will be able to see the impact of data on decision-making processes.

EDU526 Educational Economics

In this course, students will be familiar with the basic concepts, outcomes and trends related to primary and secondary education and higher education: the driving forces of school and university income sources and expenditures, the roles of financial assistance, discussions on admission policies, efforts to improve student insistence and degree completion, ranking systems. impacts and increased competition and discussions on higher education responsibility include analysis of schooling, economic outcomes, how schooling and students’ family histories affect student performance in schools, including analysis of teacher labor markets (including issues such as teacher incentives).
Topics: the use of university and postgraduate degrees and highly educated graduates; faculty labor markets, career and workload: costs and pricing; discount, merit assistance and access to higher education; sponsored research; academic medical centers; and technology and efficiency. The focus of the course is on theoretical frameworks, policy issues and the concept of higher education as a public interest, stratification by gender, race and social classes.

EDU530 Approaches and Legislation in Higher Education

Introduction to the history and philosophy of higher education. The focus of the course is on the interaction between the goals of the university and the demands of society on higher education. In this course; The laws in Higher Education Legislation (2547, 2809, 2914, 4483, 2923, 1416, 5978, 5746, 6735, 3843, 5102, 3628, 4857, 5510, 6114, 657), decree laws (124, 78, 7100), Decisions of the Council of Ministers, regulations, regulations, establishment of the boards and their duties are generally handled in terms of understanding the university and legislation.

Beginning of education at foundation universities, formal education in higher education, dual education, distance education, open education, associate degree, undergraduate and graduate (master, doctorate) department / program opening works, audit works, correspondence rules, filing archive. budget preparation, international cooperation, protocol, legislation (preparation of regulations, directives and guidelines), YÖKSİS.

EDU531 Current Issues in Higher Education Administration

The curriculum examines the key issues facing higher education management, including governance, finance and mission.

EDU532 Strategic Planning and Management

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills for a department, organization, school and / or school district in more effective planning for ever-changing internal and external environments. Emphasis will be placed on strategic planning and implementation components and discipline. Through classroom workshops supported by lectures, presentations, readings, assignments and other activities, students will learn the entire strategic planning and implementation process, and develop and develop concepts and skills that they learn in their own practice as leaders or develop leaders.

EDU533 Legal Issues in Higher Education

Using the case study method, this course examines the problems that arise in the management of higher education institutions and the ethical and legal principles appropriate to their solution.

EDU534 Governance and Decision Making in Higher Education

This course focuses on the decision-making process in higher education and, historically, describes the changing roles of trustees, faculty, administrators and students in the governance process, including examining how external factors influence decisions on campus level. Evaluation of governing bodies and decision-makers will be discussed.

EDU535 Student Affairs in Higher Education

In this course; In higher education institutions, especially the Law No. 2547, the law related to education, decree, regulation and principles in the provision of the law are handled.

Formal education, dual education, distance education, open education in higher education. Opening of associate, undergraduate and graduate (master, doctorate) departments / programs. Inspection works. Student services; registration, attendance monitoring, transfers, double major, minor, exemption and adjustment, health and social services, examinations, disciplinary affairs, graduation and diploma procedures are explained.

EDU536 Innovations in Higher Education

This course examines the impact of technology, public policy, non-profit organizations and social change, and the role faculty and administrators play in driving innovation and reform in the field of higher education.

EDU537 Diversity and Justice in Higher Education

This course discusses how schools, colleges, and other educational settings are affected by the growing pluralism of our society; examines the tension between diversity and the preservation of common goals. It includes integration and separate development strategies, as well as improvement and enrichment issues.

EDU538 Mission and Money: Institutional Development in Higher Education

This module provides a conceptual and practical overview of the institutional advancement function of universities, with special emphasis on the role of institutional progress in shaping and implementing a comprehensive campus strategy. Three key components of sound progress (funding, alumni relations and communication) will be considered. Through the use of case studies, part of the course will best explore institutional progress, highlighting how resource development activities will complement and strengthen the larger campus strategic priorities and objectives. In-class student discussions will also be held, focusing on current discussions in institutional progress. The module will only benefit from examples and practices from the higher education sector.
Course focus: This course will be useful for students interested in positions in various fields of higher education administration (academic affairs, student services, finance and management, development and alumni relations, etc.).

EDU539 Marketing Management and Public Relations

The aim of the course is to provide the participants with the basic knowledge and skills in the marketing of educational services. In addition to the basic principles of marketing that will be introduced at theoretical level, real life examples and case studies will also be discussed.

In this course, Public Relations which is accepted as a part of marketing will be examined in detail. Public relations in educational institutions, basic principles and models in public relations, functions of public relations, public relations process and organization, tools and methods to be used in public relations, new technologies, internet and media are some of the topics to be covered.

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