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TURKISH MYTHOLOGY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
TDE316 TURKISH MYTHOLOGY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of this course is to ensure students to have the knowledge about mythology and a general understanding of the Turkish mythology. In addition to providing the significant elements in Turkish mythology through texts, the course also aims to teach the students how to relate those with other cultural elements.
Contents of the Course Unit: Basic concepts about mythology, mythological schools and theories, Turkish mythology, limits of the Turkish mythology, its sources, and information about important aspects in Turkish mythology such as numbers, colors and animals.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Define the scope of mythology.
Relate Turkish mythology with other mythologies.
Examine the texts of mythology.
Compare the relationships between mythology and daily life, beliefs and customs.
Explain the cultural setting of Turkish mythology.
Interpret how to handle the texts about Turkish Mythology.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Concepts related with myth and mythology Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
2 Literature review Mythological studies Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
3 Literature review Classification of myths Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
4 Literature review Relation between myth and religion Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
5 Literature review Turkish mythology, history of research on Turkish mythology Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
6 Literature review Shamanism and Turkish mythology Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
7 Literature review Characteristics of Turkish mythology Distinguishing characteristics of Turkish mythology Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature review Mythological texts, Myths of Creation Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
10 Literature review Myths of Derivation Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
11 Literature review Turkish mythology and Totemism Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
12 Literature review Turkish mythology and nature Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
13 Literature review Turkish mythology and animals Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
14 Literature review Turkish mythology and colors Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
15 Literature review Turkish mythology and numbers Narration, Discussion, Question and Answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bayat, F. (2007), Mitolojiye Giriş, İstanbul: Ötüken Neşriyat.
Çoruhlu, Y. (2002), Türk Mitolojisinin Anahatları, İstanbul: Kabalcı Yayınevi.
Campbell, J. (1992) İlkel Mitoloji, İstanbul: İmge Yayınevi.
Eliade, M. (2001) Mitlerin Özellikleri, Çeviren: Sema Rifat, Om Yayınevi.
Levi-Strauss, C. (2002) Yaban Düşünce, İstanbul: Yapı Kredi Yayınevi.
Ögel, B. (2014) Türk Mitolojisi I, II, Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayınları.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 5 65
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 10 10
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 10 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 129
Total Workload of the Course Unit 129
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0