Master of Arts Program

This program aims to offer students the theoretical and analytical tools with which to read culture critically. It is designed to enable them to analyze a wide range of cultural texts and practices in the light of contemporary cultural and critical theories. It also allows students to pursue their particular interests within an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural framework. Students are required to take CCS 501-502 Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory I, II and CCS 504 Methodology and Research. (It is possible to substitute CCS 504 with a similar graduate course on methodology offered in a related field.) In addition they will be asked to choose four graduate courses from a pool of courses in related fields subject to the consent of their advisor, and to write an M.A. thesis. Students whose undergraduate degrees are not in English Literature are required to take at least one elective course from the English Literature pool.

Graduate Courses

Must Courses 

  • CCS 501 Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory I (4+0+0) 4
    (ElestiriveKulturKuramlarinaGiris I)

    An introduction to current themes and issues of cultural studies in the light of contemporary critical theory focusing on themes such as the definition of culture, production of cultural meanings and identities, the relationship between high and mass cultures, role of cultural forms in creating and maintaining power relationships and social boundaries.
  • CCS 502 Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory II (4+0+0) 4
    (ElestiriveKulturKuramlarinaGiris II)

    An analysis of gender, ethnicity, race, and class relations from the vantage point of such theoretical perspectives as poststructuralism, postcolonialism, feminism, Marxism and psychoanalysis.
  • CCS 504 Methodology and Research (YontemveArastirma) (4+4+0) 4
    Theory construction, the rules of argumentation, data collection and analysis, qualitative/quantitative research methods and writing a research proposal. CCS 504 Course Syllabus
  • CCS 579 Graduate Seminar (LisansustuSeminer) (1+0+0) 0
  • CCS 580-589 Special Topics in Critical and Cultural Studies (4+0+0) 4 ECTS 10
    (ElestiriveKulturKonularındaOzelCalismalar)
    Extensive reading, discussion and research in the field of critical and cultural studies. Topics vary from year to year.
  • CCS 690 MA Thesis (YuksekLisans Tezi)
MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAM IN CRITICAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAM
FIRST SEMESTER

CCS 501 Int. to Critical and Cultural Theory I / 4 Credits

CCS 501 Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory I (4+0+0) 4
(ElestiriveKulturKuramlarinaGiris I)

An introduction to current themes and issues of cultural studies in the light of contemporary critical theory focusing on themes such as the definition of culture, production of cultural meanings and identities, the relationship between high and mass cultures, role of cultural forms in creating and maintaining power relationships and social boundaries.

--- Elective / 3/4 Credits

— Elective / 3/4 Credits

--- Elective / 3/4 Credits

— Elective / 3/4 Credits

--- Elective / 3/4 Credits

— Elective / 3/4 Credits

SECOND SEMESTER

CCS 502 Int. to Critical and Cultural Theory II / 4 Credits

CCS 502 Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory II (4+0+0) 4

(ElestiriveKulturKuramlarinaGiris II)

An analysis of gender, ethnicity, race, and class relations from the vantage point of such theoretical perspectives as poststructuralism, postcolonialism, feminism, Marxism and psychoanalysis.

CCS 504 Methodology and Research / 4 Credits

CCS 504 Methodology and Research (YontemveArastirma) (4+4+0) 4

Theory construction, the rules of argumentation, data collection and analysis, qualitative/quantitative research methods and writing a research proposal.

--- Elective / 3/4 Credits

— Elective / 3/4 Credits

CCS 579 Graduate Seminar

CCS 579 Graduate Seminar (LisansustuSeminer) (1+0+0) 0

Total: (minimum) 24 Credits.