Students are required to take 10 courses, and up to 4 courses may be completed over the summer. Students are strongly encouraged to take an additional summer of language study overseas, rather than attempting to place out of third year Turkish. This means that many Turkish Flagship students actually take the equivalent of 12 courses (10 language, 2 topics).
Required Courses + Proficiency Goals
- Introductory Turkish
- Regular academic year course or intensive IU course in Spring or Summer – Goal: ILR 0+ to 1 (ACTFL Novice-High to Intermediate-Low)
- Intermediate Turkish
- Regular academic year course or intensive IU course in Summer – Goal: ILR 1 to 1+ (ACTFL Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High)
- Advanced Turkish
- Regular academic year course or intensive overseas course in Summer – Goal: ILR 1+/2 (ACTFL Intermediate-High to Advanced-Low)
- 4th Year Courses: Advanced Readings and Communications, Media Turkish or Ottoman Turkish
- Flagship courses at IU - Goal: ILR 2/ 2+ (ACTFL Advanced-Mid to Advanced-High)
- Two Topics/Content Courses
- Academic year courses offered at IU and taught in English
- Capstone Year
- Take language and culture courses at Azerbaijan University of Languages and participate in a part-time spring internship – Goal: ILR 3 or ILR 3+ (ACTFL Superior)
Topics courses are taught by experts in the fields of Turkish society, culture, history, religion, and politics. They are offered in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, as well as through other IU schools and departments. Topics courses may include such topics as "Contemporary Turkey," "Islam, Islamism and Modernity in Turkey," "From Multiethnic Empire to Nation-state: The Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic (1789-1950)," "Istanbul through the Ages," and "Topics in Business: Turkey as an Emerging Market." Most semesters, one topics course will be taught in conjunction with a 1-credit language course taught in Turkish, specifically designed to complement and enhance the content knowledge with the linguistic knowledge specific to that field of study. These courses can accommodate students with varying levels of Turkish proficiency, and can be taken at any time during a student's academic plan. However, students are encouraged to take at least one topics course the year prior to attending Capstone. It should also be mentioned that the second lecturer we will be hiring will design new topics courses and he or she will be given a primary role in the curriculum enhancement.