Ottoman (OTTM)

* OTTM 310a, Introduction To Ottoman Turkish IOzgen Felek

This course studies the Turkish language written in the Arabic alphabet during the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923), which ruled for almost 700 years from North Africa to the Balkans, and the early years of the Turkish Republic established in 1923. The knowledge of Ottoman Turkish thus gives students an important advantage over experts on just one geographical and cultural area of the Muslim world. Students participating in the course develop skills that enable them to read Ottoman Turkish texts and pursue independent work in Ottoman studies. We work on building up a richer vocabulary, developing a good competence of Ottoman Turkish, and improving students’ reading skills. Since culture is an integrated part of the language, various cultural expressions are introduced through a variety of historical and literary Ottoman texts from the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries. 
TTh 4pm-5:15pm

* OTTM 320b, Introduction to Ottoman Turkish IIOzgen Felek

This courses studies the Turkish language written in the Arabic alphabet during the Ottoman Empire (1299-1923), which ruled for almost 700 years from North Africa to the Balkans, and the early years of the Turkish Republic established in 1923. The knowledge of Ottoman Turkish thus gives students an important advantage over experts on just one geographical and cultural area of the Muslim world. Students develop skills that enable them to read Ottoman Turkish texts and pursue independent work in Ottoman studies. We work on building up a richer vocabulary, developing a good competence of Ottoman Turkish, and improving students’ reading skills. Since culture is an integrated part of language, various cultural expressions are introduced through a variety of historical and literary Ottoman texts from the fourteenth to twentieth centuries.  Prerequisite: OTTM 310.
TTh 4pm-5:15pm