Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
The Formation Of Turkish Islamic Literature ITS 523 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. KENAN MERMER
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

To apprehend Turkish Islamic Literature by analyzing the works of Kara-Khanid Khanate and Seljuk Dynasty eras.

Course Content

This course is designed to analyze the language and content of the archetypes produced in Kara-Khanid Khanate and Seljuk Dynasty eras.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Have knowledge about the effects of Pre-Islamic believes on the oral tradition. Lecture, Question-Answer, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
2 Analyzes the new process began with conversion to Islam of Turks. Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
3 Perceives that Kutadgu Bilig was the first example of Turkish Islamic Literature. Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
4 Comments the effects of the Alp-Eren tradition on religion and literature by using the literary works. Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Six Hat Methods, Testing, Homework,
5 Apprehends the role of the work Makalat about transference of sufistic perception. Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
6 Knows the utility of Mawlana Rumi and Yunus Emre about the formation of Turkish Islamic Literature period and construe this by using the literary works Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The connection between religion and literature in Turkish Pre-Islamic Literature -The role of Shamanism and Buddhism in oral tradition-
2 How the conversion to Islam for Turks transformed the literature: The basic characteristics of Turkish Literature in Kara-Khanid era
3 Studying Kutadgu Bilig -Yusuf Khass Hajib´s work- in terms of language and content
4 Divanu Lugati´t-Turk in terms of literature and folklore
5 Atabetu´l-Hakayık in terms of religion, etiquette, and literature
6 The tradition of Alp-Eren and Hikmats of Khoja Ahmad Yassawi
7 The formation of Turkish Islamic Literature in Anatolia (General characteristics of Seljuk Dynasty Literature)
8 Makalat in term of the connection of literature and Sufism
9 Masnavi-i Ma´navi in terms of language and content
10 Rubaiyat of Rumi in the context of religion and literature
11 Diwan-i Shams-i Tabrizi in the context of rhetoric
12 Diwan-i Yunus Emre in terms of language and meaning
13 Risaletu´n-Nushiyye in terms of religion and literature
14 The interpretations of the poem ?Çıktım Erik Dalına?
Course Notes
Course Resources

1. Reşit Rahmeti Arat (1951), Atabetü´l-Hakâyık, İstanbul.
2. ------------------------- (1991), Kutadgu Bilig I (Metin), Ankara.
3. Mehmet Kara (1990), Bir Başka Açıdan Kutadgu Bilig, Ankara.
4. Besim Atalay (1992), Divânu Lugâti´t-Türk Tercümesi, Ankara.
5. İbrahim Hakkulov (1995), Ahmet Yesevî (Hikmetleri), İstanbul.
6. Cemal Kurnaz-Mustafa Tatçı (2000), Türk Edebiyatında Şathiyye, Ankara.
7. Mustafa Tatçı (2005), Yunus Emre Divân´ı, İstanbul.
8. İsmail Güleç (2012), İsmail Hakkı Bursevî´nin Mesnevî Şerhi, İstanbul.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain skill for data collection, consultation of the literature and analysis in relevant area X
2 To become skilled at knowledge of methods for the process of scientific research X
3 To gain the skill to make contribution to science, at least in one of the theoretical, methodic or practical areas, in the scientific researches X
4 To gain thorough competence in critical evaluation and synthesis X
5 To gain the skill for production of new ideas X
6 To have the capability of interdisciplinary study and gain the skill for adaptation of theory, method and applications of different branches to relevant branch X
7 To follow technical, scientific developments and information technologies in relevant area X
8 To publish at least an academically work related to the writing of history X
9 To gain the skill for communication with the national or international circles of the relevant branch X
10 To have behavioral and ethic sensitivity in accordance with academic life
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 55
1. Ödev 15
2. Ödev 15
3. Ödev 15
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 5 5
Assignment 3 15 45
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 151
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.04
dersAKTSKredisi 6