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English Language And Literature

Program Objectives Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee International Cooperations
Establishment Tuition Fee Occupational Profiles Of Graduates
Qualification Awarded Double Major–Minor Programs Access to Further Studies
Language of Instruction Internship Departmental Facilities
Mode of Education Grading Scheme Program Activities
Admission and Registration Requirements Graduation Requirements Contact Information


Program Objectives

The Master of Arts in English Literature provides a theoretical basis for an advanced study of literature in English while permitting students to pursue their individual interests through elective courses. Students develop their understanding of literary history and literary genres, strengthen their grasp of critical approaches to literature and culture, and sharpen their analytic, interpretive and communicative skills. Graduates of the programme are prepared to pursue a doctoral degree in English; to teach at higher education institutions as instructors; or work in diverse job environments outside the academy, where their knowledge of the field, their linguistic, interpretive, and research skills are in demand.

 





Establishment

The M.A programme in English Language and Literature began in 2000-2001. Initially the programme consisted of English literature and  English language teaching modules. Later in 2005-2006 the programme was revised as an English language and literature graduate programme. As a part of the ongoing Bologna process, the M.A programme in English Language and Literature has been updated.

 





Qualification Awarded

Master of Arts (MA) in English Language and Literature.

 





Language of Instruction

English.





Mode of Education

Full-time.





Admission and Registration Requirements

 
Entry Specifications and Assessment   • Candidates need to hold a BA degree in English Language and Literature, American   Culture and Literature, Comparative Literature, English Language Teaching, Translation Studies or in a related field in the humanities.     • Unless they have sufficient content knowledge to pursue the M.A Programme, students may be required to follow remedial courses from the undergraduate programme of the department of English Language and Literature.   • This programme consists of 60 credits of course work including a seminar  followed by a dissertation of around 20000 words on an approved  topic.   Candidates are required to take a subject evaluation exam (both written and oral) which is prepared by the Department of English Language and Literature.   Candidates need to supply the following documents:   • ALES score with a minimum VERBAL score of 55. • BA diploma and transcript. • Candidates need to pass the language proficiency exam prepared by the university or obtain the listed scores in one of the following recognized English Language proficiency exams:   - ÜDS/KPDS 85-90 - IELTS Academic Module 6.5-7.0 - Cambridge CAE C1 - TOEFL Paper 550-587 - TOEFL IBT 79-95 - TOEFL CBT 213-240  





Fellowships and Discount in Tuition Fee

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Tuition Fee

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Double Major–Minor Programs

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Internship

Not applicable.





Grading Scheme

Students are granted one of following letter grades and/or symbols by instructor of the course for each academic year they are enrolled.

A

A-

B+

B

B-

C+

C

C-

D+

D

D-

FD

FF

4.0

3.7

3.3

3

2.7

2.3

2.0

1.7

1.3

1.0

0.7

0.0

0.0

G: Not sat for semester-end exam

P: Course continues

R: Repeated

E: Incomplete semester studies

T: Transfer

V: Withdrawal

Student who got one of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C grades as success grade, shall be considered as being succeeded that course. Student who got one of C-, D+, D, D- grades for a course, shall be considered as being succeeded that course conditionally. In the event that student must repeat the semester in which he got these grades, student shall be considered as being failed these courses. Student who got FD and FF grades for any course shall be considered as failed that course. Student who attended but not succeeded the course is granted FD grade; student who didn’t fulfill the attendance condition is granted FF grade. Procedures and principles applicable to enrollment, education and examinations carried out at the level of bachelor’s degree and associate degree have been determined by Regulations of Istanbul KulturUniversity Associate Degree and Bachelor’s Degree Education.







Graduation Requirements

To obtain a MA degree in English Language and Literature, students should complete the required credits (120 ECTS) with a  minimum of 2.70 GPA over 4.0.
Students must complete 60 credits of course work including a seminar and write a dissertation of around 20000 words on an approved topic.
 

 





International Cooperations

The Department of English Language and Literature has Erasmus partnerships with the following Universities:

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Universitè De Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), France

 





Occupational Profiles Of Graduates

Graduates of the programme are prepared to pursue a doctoral degree in English; to teach at higher education institutions as instructors; or work in diverse job environments outside the academy, where their knowledge of the field, their linguistic, interpretive, and research skills are in demand.





Access to Further Studies

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So long as they meet the requirements of acceptance to the PhD program, MA graduates of English Language and Literature Department can pursue their education at any university they prefer, at home or abroad.






Departmental Facilities

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Program Activities

The Sixth International IDEA Conference


   The Sixth International IDEA Conference was held at Istanbul Kültür University, Istanbul Turkey on 13 – 15 April 2011.
   The Conference was jointly hosted by The Department of English Language and Literature of Istanbul Kültür University and The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).
   
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Representations of Food In British Literature


   The Conference was held at Istanbul Kültür University by the Department of English Language and Literature on 15-16 November 2007. The plenary speakers of the Conference were Professor Michael Alexander (University of St. Andrews, Scotland) and Dr. Sarah Sceats (Kingston University, England). The objective of this international conference was to examine, explore and widen awareness of the representations of food in British Literature throughout time.

Uluslararası Antik Çağ Sempozyumları


Uluslararası II. Antik Çağ Konferansları (2 - 5 Mayıs 2007)
Uluslararası III. Antik Çağ Sempozyumları (16 - 18 Nisan 2008)

BRITISH DRAMA: From Page To Stage


   The Symposium was held at Istanbul Kültür University by the Department of English Language and Literature on 17 May 2006. It addressed the processes of the translation of the ‘text’ into ‘performance’ by exploring a variety of perspectives and approaches comprising the literary, performative, popular, linguistic, social, historical, political, cultural sites. 

 





Contact Information

Head of English Language and Literature Department
Professor Sevda Çalışkan
 

Tel: 0212 498 43 30

Fax: 0212 465 83 10

E-mail: sevda.caliskan@iku.edu.tr

Adress: TC İstanbul Kültür Üniversitesi
Faculty of Science and Letters
E5 Karayolu Üzeri Bakırköy/34156 İstanbul Turkey