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  • Locations: Izmir, Turkey
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Program Sponsor: University of Arizona 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Turkish Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student
Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Dormitory Program Type: study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
Arizona in Turkey is open to undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Arizona and other universities in the US.Students can earn University of Arizona credit for Middle East-related coursework in language and area studies.

Course options may include:

Turkish Language

    TURK 101/102 Beginning Turkish (I & II)
    TURK 401/2 Intermediate Turkish (I & II)
    TURK 405/6; 505/6 Advanced Turkish (I & II)
    TURK 407/8; 507/8 Fourth Year Turkish (I & II)

Turkish/Middle Eastern Studies

NES459A-SA: Turkey: Culture, Power, and History Is Turkey in Europe, or the Middle East? Is this a question of geography, history, politics or culture? Turkey is one of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority countries (with some 70 million people), is considered to be a functioning parliamentary democracy, and is also a member of NATO and a candidate for entry into the European Union. The country is not a post-colony, and the figures who established the Republic of Turkey in 1923 had been born and raised and began their careers in the Ottoman Empire, which existed for some 500 years in the Balkans, Anatolia, the Middle East and North Africa. This course explores why the Republic emerged from the Empire in the form it did, and then takes up several approaches to the history, culture, economy and politics of Turkey from the Republic’s founding in 1923 to the present. In the process we highlighting how the Turkish case furnishes material for thinking about the history of Europe and the Muslim world, relations between the so-called ‘East’ and ‘West,’ capitalism and its peripheries, modernization, historiography, and political culture. Themes we will explore include Muslim reform movements, nationalism, modernization theory, religion and secularism, gender, identity, minorities, political and economic liberalization, and the politics of history writing.

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