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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department of Social Sciences

Courses in Ankara

Winter Semester

Joint Seminar I: Turkey and Germany

Lehrende: Fatma Umut Beşpınar; Claudia Matthes

Turkey and Germany, just as it is the case with other societies globally, face similar social, political, cultural and economic problems and challenges. This course aims to approach these problems and challenges from a comparative perspective to highlight differences and similarities. Particular attention will be paid to respective social transformations in each country as well as the bilateral relations, linkages, and potentials.

Modern Turkey: Social Transformations, Economic Development and Governance Structures

Lehrende: Ayça Ergun

This course aims to introduce students to the social transformation experience, economic development and governance structures in modern Turkey. Students will be offered both the historical context and a critical review of contemporary developments. The continuities and discontinuities of the transformation process will be discussed in an attempt to provide students with the toolkit to study and make sense of future challenges and prospects.

Seminar: Social Science Readings in German I

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary social science texts in German. Though a critical reading and discussion of the texts, the students will have a chance to develop intermediate reading and writing skills in the German language in the area of social sciences.

Seminar: Social Science Readings in Turkish I

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary social science texts in Turkish. Through a critical reading and discussion of the texts, the students will have a chance to develop advanced reading and writing skills in Turkish language in the area of social sciences.

Colloquium: Graduate Seminar I

Lehrende: Ayşe İdil Aybars

This course aims to introduce students to the basics of studying Turkey and Germany in a bilateral, regional and global perspective. Students will be exposed to different theoretical and methodical applications in an attempt to help develop a comparative and interdisciplinary outlook.

Summer Semester

Joint Seminar: Turkey and Germany

Lehrende: Helga Rittersberger-Tılıç; Gökhan Tuncer

Turkey and Germany, just as it is the case with other societies globally, face similar social, political, cultural and economic problems and challenges. This course aims to approach these problems and challenges from a comparative perspective to highlight differences and similarities. Particular attention will be paid to future challenges and transnational linkages within the European context.

Seminar: Turkey, Middle East and Eurasia

Lehrende: Ayça Ergun; Özlem Tür

This course aims to introduce students to Turkey in its geopolitical context with a particular focus on the Middle East and Eurasia. Students will be offered the basics of the political, economic and social transformations in these regions. There will be special emphasis on issues of security, energy, water, democratization and regional cooperation.

Seminar: Social Science Readings in German II

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary social science texts in German. Though a critical reading and discussion of the texts, the students will have a chance to develop intermediate reading and writing skills in the German language in the area of social sciences.

Seminar: Social Science Readings in Turkish II

This course introduces students to classical and contemporary social science texts in Turkish. Through a critical reading and discussion of the texts, the students will have a chance to develop advanced reading and writing skills in Turkish language in the area of social sciences.

Colloquium: Graduate Seminar II

Lehrende: Ayça Ergun

This course aims to introduce students to the basics of studying Turkey and Germany in a bilateral, regional and global perspective. Students will be exposed to different theoretical and methodical applications in an attempt to help develop a comparative and interdisciplinary outlook.