Department of Turkology

History of the Department

Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University is an international university and institution that aims to gather students from Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and other countries under one roof and educate them according to modern standards so that they can become the professionals and leaders of tomorrow. In line with this, the Department of Turkology was opened as part of the Faculty of Humanities in 1997. 

Objectives, Goals, and Mission

The goal of the Department is to create a place for Turkish and Kyrgyz literature and languages in the world arena, and to showcase the special features of these languages as well as their development. We also aim to educate professionals who can carry out research in analyzing language and spreading the knowledge they learned in university with others. The Department of Turkology differs from Departments of Kyrgyz Language and Literature in Kyrgyzstan and from Departments of Turkish Language and Literature and Modern Turkish Language in Turkey because students study both languages and their literature, as well as other Turkic languages. Students also study General Turkology. 

Subjects

The main subjects of the Department are Kyrgyz language and literature, Turkish language and literature, historical periods of the Turkish language, and other Turkic languages and literature. Classes are held in both Kyrgyz and Turkish, and cover both theoretical and practical knowledge. Thus, students are able to find work in various institutions such as museums, libraries, and literary foundations. 

1 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
TUR-109 PHONOLOGY I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-115 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
BES-111 PHYSICAL EDUCATION III 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
ING-111 ENGLISH I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-103 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
MAT-100 MATHEMATICS 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
RSC-103 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-100 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-111 INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL PHILOLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-113 INTRODUCTION TO FOLK LITERATURE 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-117 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-119 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN PHILOLOGY 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
2 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
TUR-109 PHONOLOGY I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-115 INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
BES-111 PHYSICAL EDUCATION III 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 0 MC Download
ING-111 ENGLISH I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-103 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
MAT-100 MATHEMATICS 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
RSC-103 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE I 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-100 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-111 INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL PHILOLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-113 INTRODUCTION TO FOLK LITERATURE 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-117 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-119 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN PHILOLOGY 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
3 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
EGT-201 PSYCHOLOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
FLS-200 PHILOSOPHY 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
ING-201 PRACTICAL COURSE OF ENGLISH I 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-203 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE III 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
RSC-203 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE III 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
TAR-251 HISTORY OF KYRGYZSTAN 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-213 OTTOMAN LANGUAGE I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-215 HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-217 TURKIC FOLK EPICS II (TERM PAPER ASSIGNMENT) 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-219 LEXICOLOGY I 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-221 INTRODUCTION TO OLD TURKISH LITERATURE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-223 SOCIOLOGY OF LITERATURE 2 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
4 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
CEV-200 KYRGYZSTAN GEOGRAPHY 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
DES-202 - 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
EGT-202 PEDAGOGY 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
FLS-210 WORLD AND TURKIC CIVILIZATIONS 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
ING-202 PRACTICAL COURSE OF ENGLISH II 0 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
KGZ-204 KYRGYZ LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE IV 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
RSC-204 RUSSIAN LANGUAGE IV 1 ( 0 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
TAR-252 HISTORY OF REPUBLIC OF TURKEY 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-200 MANAS STUDIES 0 ( 2 - 0 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-214 OTTOMAN LANGUAGE II 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-216 NEW TURKISH LITERATURE I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-218 LEXICOLOGY II 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-220 CLASSIC TURKISH LITERATURE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
5 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
TUR-323 MEDIEVAL TURKIC LANGUAGE (TERM PAPER ASSIGNMENT INCLUDE 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-325 CHAGATAY LITERATURE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 MC Download
TUR-327 MORPHOLOGY I 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-329 NEW TURKISH LITERATURE II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 MC Download
TUR-331 PRACTICAL TRAINING OF ORAL AND WRITTEN LANGUAGE SKILLS 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-333 FOLK LITERATURE II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
TUR-335 OTTOMAN LANGUAGE III 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
TUR-337 TURKIC ONOMASTICS 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
TUR-339 BARDIC LITERATURE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
6 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
STJ-302 INTERNSHIP I (PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS) 0 ( 0 - 0 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-324 GENERAL LINGUISTICS (TERM PAPER ASSIGNMENT INCLUDED) 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-326 MORPHOLOGY II 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-328 INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY KYRGYZ LITERATURE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-330 TEACHING METHODS 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-332 FOLK LITERATURE III 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
TUR-334 OTTOMAN LANGUAGE IV 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
TUR-336 OLD ANATOLIAN TURKISH LANGUAGE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
TUR-338 OLD UYGHUR LANGUAGE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
TUR-340 NEW TURKISH LITERATURE III 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 4 EC Download
7 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
TUR-401 CONTEMPORARY TURKIC LANGUAGES I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 MC Download
TUR-403 CONTEMPORARY KYRGYZ LITERATURE I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 5 MC Download
TUR-405 MAJOR LANGUAGE (SYNTAX I) 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-407 CHAGATAI LANGUAGE 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-409 CHAGATAI LITERATURE I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-411 FOLKLORE I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-413 DIALECTOLOGY I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-415 CONTEMPORARY TURKIC LITERATURES I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-421 MODERN THEORIES OF CRITICS I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-419 NOVEL IN KYRGYZ LITERATURE AND CHINGHIZ AITMATOV I 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-423 NEW TURKISH LITERATURE III 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
8 Semester
Code Name Credits ECTS Course Type* Syllabus
TUR-402 CONTEMPORARY KYRGYZ LITERATURE II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 MC Download
TUR-404 MAJOR LANGUAGE (SYNTAX II) 3 ( 2 - 2 ) 4 MC Download
TUR-406 PRAC. C. OF THE MAJOR LANG. II(TEXT TRAN.TR. TO KYRG.) 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-408 PRAC. C. OF THE MAJOR LANG. III(TEXT TRAN.KYRG. TO TR.) 2 ( 1 - 2 ) 2 MC Download
TUR-410 CONTEMPORARY TURKISH LANGUAGES II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-412 CHAGATAI LITERATURE II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-414 FOLKLORE II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-416 DIALECTOLOGY II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-418 CONTEMPORARY TURKIC LITERATURES III 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-420 CONTEMPORARY TURKIC LITERATURES IV 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-422 NOVEL IN KYRGYZ LITERATURE AND CHINGHIZ AITMATOV II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-424 MODERN THEORIES OF CRITICS II 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
TUR-426 NEW TURKISH LITERATURE IV 3 ( 3 - 0 ) 3 EC Download
* MC - Must Course, EC - Elective Course

Projects Executed by the Department of Turkology:

  1. Articles By and About Chingiz Aitmatov (Professor Laili Ukubaeva)
  2. The Art of Improvisation in the Turkic World (Professor Mehmet Aydin)
  3. Collection of Works from the Turkic World (Professor Orhan Kemal Tavukcu)
  4. 100 Poems for the 100th Anniversary of A. Osmonov (Dr. Halit Aslar)

Research and Opportunities

Research at the university is carried out at the Institute of Social Sciences and the Center for Turkic Civilization, where graduate students can work on their dissertations in the field of Turkology and Turkic civilization. These two institutions are closely related with the field of Turkology. Along with dissertations and research work carried out at the Institute of Social Science, student can also carry out research in the broader world, based on contacts with similar institutions in Turkey, Kyrgyzstan, and in other countries.