Τμήμα Βαλκανικών, Σλαβικών και Ανατολικών Σπουδών
Σχολή Οικονομικών και Περιφερειακών Σπουδών

Program of studies




BSOS - General program of studies
[Semester 1] [Semester 2] [Semester 3] [Semester 4] 
BSOS - Economics and International Business
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8] 
BSOS - Politics and International Relationships
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8] 

BS - General Program of Studies
[Semester 3] [Semester 4] 
BS - Language and Culture
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8] 
BS - Economics and Politics
[Semester 5] [Semester 6] [Semester 7] [Semester 8] 

Semester 5
Study Direction: BSOS - Economics and International Business   


COMPULSORY MODULES
[1] CONVERGENCE OF TO THE EUROPEAN MARKET ECONOMYMakris Georgios
[2] INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONSKyrkilis Dimitrios


CHOICE MODULES
[1] ADVERTISINGPanopoulos Anastasios
[2] APPLICATIONS OF GAME THEORYDelipalla Sofia
[3] ARABIC LANGUAGE I
[4] ARMENIAN LANGUAGE I
[5] BULGARIAN LANGUAGE IFilipova-Mertzimeki Stefania
[6] DEMOCRACY AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIPAkrivoulis Dimitrios
[7] ECONOMETRICSMichailidis Panagiotis
[8] ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL ANTHROPOLOGYTsibiridou Fotini
[9] ELECTRONIC MASS MEDIA IN THE BALKANSVlasidis Vlasios
[10] ENTREPRENEURSHIP MANAGEMENTSarri Aikaterini
[11] FORCED MIGRATION IN EAST AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE (Erasmus Course)Voutira Eftichia
[12] GOVERNANCE, INSTITUTIONS AND CORRUPTION IN SE. EUROPE AND THE BALKANS (Erasmus Course)Paraskevopoulos Christos
[13] GREEK FOREIGN POLICYChristidis Yorgos
Dordanas Stratos
Lagani Irene
[14] GREEK LANGUAGE ADVANCED LEVEL I (Erasmus Course)Dimitriadou Despina
[15] GREEK LANGUAGE ADVANCED LEVEL II (Erasmus Course)Dimitriadou Despina
[16] GREEK LANGUAGE BEGINNERS LEVEL I (Erasmus Course)Dimitriadou Despina
[17] GREEK LANGUAGE BEGINNERS LEVEL II (Erasmus Course)Dimitriadou Despina
[18] GREEK LANGUAGE MEDIUM LEVEL I (Erasmus Course)Dimitriadou Despina
[19] GREEK LANGUAGE MEDIUM LEVEL II (Erasmus Course)Dimitriadou Despina
[20] HEBREW LANGUAGE I
[21] INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONSZaikos Nikolaos
[22] INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTSZaikos Nikolaos
[23] INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS THEORY IIAkrivoulis Dimitrios
[24] INUSTRIAL ORGANISATIONConstantatos Christos
[25] INVESTMENT APPRAISAL (Erasmus Course)O' Donnell Owen
[26] ISSUES OF RUSSIAN GRAMMAR IN COMPARISON TO THE GREEKMamaluy Svetlana
[27] MARKET RESEARCH - CONSUMER BEHAVIORPanopoulos Anastasios
[28] MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES IN EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN EUROPEVoutira Eftichia
[29] MODERN TURKISH LITERATURELiazos Nicolaos
[30] MONUMENTAL ARCHITECTUREGavra Eleni
[31] POLITICS AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS IN THE CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIAKaragiannis Manos
[32] POLITICS AND SOCIETY IN THE POST-YUGOSLAV SPACEArmakolas Ioannis
[33] ROMANIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE (20th CENTURY)Suciu Ciprian-Lucretius
[34] ROMANIAN LANGUAGE IMichail Lacrima-Madilena
[35] SERBIAN LANGUAGE IYelich-Koumbouridou Maritsa
[36] SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGERIAL ECONOMICSSarri Aikaterini
[37] THE BALKANS SINCE THE END OF THE COLD WARChristidis Yorgos
[38] THE ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSKyrkilis Dimitrios
[39] THE GREEK ECONOMY (FROM 1945 ONWARDS)Nikas Christos
[40] TURKEY IN THE 20th CENTURYStamatopoulos Dimitrios


COMPULSORY CHOICE MODULES
 
[1] RUSSIAN LANGUAGE VTrakadas Antonios
[2] TURKISH LANGUAGE VLiazos Nicolaos


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Panopoulos Anastasios     
Το μάθημα έχει ως στόχο να εξετάσει τη σχέση μεταξύ της Στρατηγικής Διαφήμισης και της Στρατηγικής Μάρκετινγκ και να βοηθήσει τους φοιτητές στην κατανόηση των εργαλείων που είναι απαραίτητα για μία αποτελεσματική διαφημιστική εκστρατεία. Έμφαση δίνεται στον στρατηγικό σχεδιασμό, την ανάπτυξη και εφαρμογή της Διαφήμισης. Μερικά από τα θέματα που εξετάζονται είναι: λειτουργίες της διαφήμισης, έρευνα διαφήμισης, δημιουργική στρατηγική και εκτέλεση, τάσεις στη διαφήμιση.


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Delipalla Sofia     
Game theory studies strategic interaction. This course is an introduction to game theory focusing on its applications in economics but also politics and everyday life. We avoid formal arguments and use applications to illustrate the process of translating a strategic decision problem into a formal game. We discuss the basic concepts and tools. We define the normal form representation of a game as well as the extensive form. To solve a game, first the dominance argument is discussed. Then, and for most of the applications, the Nash equilibrium analysis is used. We consider static games; sequential games; repeated games. At the end we briefly look at games of asymmetric information.


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The curriculum here includes part A and B. Part A deals with the Arabic letters, vowels, their intonations ( spirits ) and the letters that are not joined from left, the solar and lunar letters, double accents, al - Hamza and Santa. By the end of this part, the student is able to read every Arabic word, whether knows what the word means or not.
The second part contains texts, simple verbs and reading with a main goal that the student will get used to Arabic letters and he’ll be able to know how to use verbs while speaking.


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Filipova-Mertzimeki Stefania     
The curriculum includes the 1st part of grammar and vocabulary of the Bulgarian language. What is emphasized is the understanding of texts about everyday life and the production of relevant vocabulary. The curriculum is carefully divided in units-lessons, which contain phonetic and grammar exercises so that the student has easy access while fully understands the course material. The goal of the course is the assimilation of basic grammar rules and the familiarity with the everyday environment vocabulary. The assessment of the students is through exams written (75%) and oral (25%).


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Makris Georgios     
This course aims to investigate the evolution of the Eastern and Southeastern Europe’s economies since the collapse of the planned economy system and its transition to the free market economy. In particular, the convergence of these economies to the economies of the European Union is examined from the point of view of the short and mid-term macroeconomic equilibrium, as well the as the satisfaction of the conditions for economic development. The experience of the transmission in 2009 of the recent world economic crisis in the region is also studied.


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Akrivoulis Dimitrios     
The course focuses on the political nature of leadership in pluralist political systems and its paradoxical relation to democracy, with a particular emphasis on contemporary Balkan politics. Drawing its theory from Political Philosophy, Political Theory, and International Relations Theory, the course examines the historically and culturally specific character of democratic leadership and its normative content.


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Michailidis Panagiotis     
 


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Tsibiridou Fotini     
This course is looking for the connection of the economic with the political field in the common frame of the social one and the historical context of the beginning of capitalism and colonialism to the recent economic globalization and post-colonial condition. We are paying attention to particular fields and concepts of economic anthropology, such as ‘exchange’ and ‘gift’, ‘production’, ‘market’, ‘commodities/services’, ‘consumerism’, and ‘work’. We are examining political systems and power relations in different paradigms of stateless and state societies. We are examining in particular the concepts of violence, power, prestige, hegemony and authority. We are looking for the limits from below of resistance/submission, social movements and migration.


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Vlasidis Vlasios     
This course aims to improve the knowledge of students on electronic media (Radio stations, TV stations , broadcasting in general, news agencies, Internet sources) to get knowledge about the specific conditions in each Balkan country and points of coincidence or divergence from the other Balkan countries, of Western Europe and Greece. Except these students will get direct contact with the media by visiting particular media in Thessaloniki.
At the same time , students have the opportunity to provide a thesis for a particular Balkan media Balkan, to participate in the process of digitizing old newspapers and magazines of Macedonia and help in conducting the research and survey on the relationship between media (print and electronic) and the public in Macedonia.


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Sarri Aikaterini     
This course is an introductory approach to the subject and the role of entrepreneurship in economic, social and personal level. It combines the basic concepts and theory with practical business case studies focusing on the case of Greece. In this context, students are invited to propose their own business idea after preparing the relative viability study.


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Voutira Eftichia     
The course introduces students to the causes and consequences of voluntary and forced migration both from the standpoint of the host states and the forced migrants' experiences of displacement and search for protection. It examines: a) the historical experiences of major refugee movements and the evolution of the various ''solutions'' to the problem of refugees on the institutional level (ie. integration to first asylum country, third-country resettlement and repatriation) from the beginning of the 20th century till today, b) the development of Western, East European asylum and immigration policies and social exclusion practices, c) the role of the international organizations in defining a common immigration and asylum policy (for host states), d) regional variations (Eastern Europe, Balkans, Middle East) to forced migrant integration strategies. It uses the case study method of presentation and institutional and situational analysis.


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Paraskevopoulos Christos     
Governance and institutions; Rational choice theory; New institutionalist approaches; Corruption and systems of governance in comparative perspective (EU, America, Central- Eastern Europe and the Balkans).


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Christidis Yorgos    Dordanas Stratos    Lagani Irene     
How well Greece’s foreign policy has coped with the new challenges posed by the end of the Cold War and the wider geopolitical changes that took place after 1990; Has Greece managed to find a new role following the end of bipolarism in international relations; In order to provide answers to these and other questions, Greece’s main foreign policy issues, such as the “Macedonian question” and its relations with Turkey, are being examined, as well as the development of its bilateral relations in a wider regional context that includes the European Union, south-eastern Europe, eastern Mediterranean, Russia, and the United States.


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Dimitriadou Despina     
 


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Dimitriadou Despina     
 


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Dimitriadou Despina     
 


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Dimitriadou Despina     
 


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Dimitriadou Despina     
 


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Dimitriadou Despina     
 


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Kyrkilis Dimitrios     
The aim of the course is to introduce the concepts and theories that analyze and interpret the economic relations between national economies, the intervention policies governments use for regulating the international economic relations, and both the role and the impact of international organizations in streamlining the international economic relations. More specifically, the course examines the balance of payments, the theoretical models and determinants of international trade, the international movements of capital and the international finance at large, the commercial and foreign exchange policies, and the coordination of these policies through international accords and organizations, the theory of regional integration including currency zones.


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Zaikos Nikolaos     
The course discusses the institutional framework governing international organisations, their legal nature and their fields of activity. The role of the international organisations regarding the observation of international law and security, the enhancement policies of cooperation, dispute resolution and the promotion of the rule of law constitute are the main axes running through the course. International developments characterising the new era, the UN, OSCE or the Council of Europe, undertake the task to secure peace, cooperation and stability, and constitute the catalytic power of these efforts. On the contrary, in many cases, securing peace and democracy has gone hand in hand with the application of violence. The course will thus take a critical approach to the role and functioning of the major international organisations.


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Zaikos Nikolaos     
This course is an introduction to the law of human rights protection. The topics examined include: Meaning and classification of human rights; international protective mechanisms; political significance of human rights in contemporary international relations; practice of international institutions on human rights at the universal (United Nations) and at the regional (e.g. Council of Europe) levels.


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Akrivoulis Dimitrios     
The course delves into a series of themes relevant to International Relations Theory and its relation to the practice of global politics, with a special emphasis on the Balkans. The lectures are divided into two broad sections: In the first, the course examines contemporary theoretical approaches to specific structures and processes of international politics, such as war, security, international political economy, international regimes and the United Nations. In the second section, the course examines the contribution of International Relations Theory to the study of international issues, such as terrorism, nationalism, culture, human security, human rights, and humanitarian intervention.


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Constantatos Christos     
Introduction, mainstream industrial organization theory, concentration, market concentration, determinants of concentration, concentration indices, oligopolly theory, Cournot-equilibria with homogenous products, Betrand equilibria with homogenous products, Cournot and Betray equilibria with differentiated commodities, Stachelberg leadership and the advantages of moving first, competition over time.


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O' Donnell Owen     
The aims of the course are to introduce the student to the basic theory that underpins investment appraisal and, to a greater extent, to provide practice in application of the principles of the approach. The second objective is realised through the completion of hands-on appraisal exercises using Excel and through case studies of actual investment appraisals that have been conducted in countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and the Middle East. By the end of the course, the student will know the basic principles of investment appraisal, be able to apply these to a simple example using Excel and have experience in criticising real-life appraisals.


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Mamaluy Svetlana     
The main objective of the course is the development and proper use of spoken and written language, with emphasis on understanding the differences in the structure of Russian and Greek language.
The students will:
- read various journalistic and literary texts of descriptive and narrative character with elements of reflection,
- show proficiency in understanding dialogues of everyday life,
- write the plan, the positions and the summary of the text they have read,
- continue the dialogue with the specified conversation (initiation, clarification questions)
- recount an event and express their opinion on it,
- analyze a problem in conversation.


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Panopoulos Anastasios     
Το μάθημα έχει ως στόχο να μελετήσει τις επιδράσεις που ασκούν η ψυχολογία και η κοινωνιολογία στον καταναλωτή κατά τη διάρκεια της διαδικασίας λήψης αγοραστικής απόφασης καθώς και το αποτέλεσμα αυτής της απόφασης. Παράλληλα, στο μάθημα εξετάζεται ο ρόλος και η σημασία της Έρευνας Αγοράς όπως αυτή εφαρμόζεται στη μελέτη των θεμάτων της Συμπεριφοράς του Καταναλωτή. Στόχος είναι να δημιουργηθεί το απαραίτητο θεωρητικό υπόβαθρο για την καλύτερη κατανόηση του πελάτη – καταναλωτή, το οποίο οδηγεί στον καλύτερη ανάπτυξη των Προγραμμάτων Μάρκετινγκ.


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Voutira Eftichia     
The course introduces students to the causes and consequences of voluntary and forced migration from the standpoint of the host states. It examines: a. the historical evolution of the various "solutions" to the problem of refugees (integration to first asylum country, third-country resettlement and repatriation) from the beginning of the 20th century till today, b. Western and East European asylum and immigration policies, c. the role of the international organizations in defining a common immigration and asylum policy (for host states), d) regional variations to international practice.


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Liazos Nicolaos     
The course “The modern Turkish Literature” deals with literary works that were written between 1923 – 1950. Every literary text is analyzed ideologically within political, historical and social context of modern Turkey.


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Gavra Eleni     
Exploration of the concept and the properties of a monument over time, emphasizing on our geographic region of reference, the Balkans and the Black Sea area. Presentation of monumental architecture (through specific examples) in the reference region shaping factors (endogenous and exogenous). The institutional framework for the protection and management of monuments and monumental ensembles in the Balkans today. The principal academic goal of the course is the investigation, analyzing and the comparative commentary on the current situation of the monumental architecture in SE Europe, in terms of content / potential, intentions / policies, as well as of the potential prospects for improvement in this specific geographical area of reference.


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Karagiannis Manos     
This course will cover the modern history of the two southern regions of the former Soviet Union which obtained independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. These include the present states of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia in the Caucasus, and Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. It will focus on the foreign policies of great powers, enery geopolitics, the Islamic resurgence, and regional conflicts.


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Armakolas Ioannis     
The course is an introduction to the political and social issues and trends, whether at national or cross-national level, in the area from the former Yugoslavia. The course starts with a historical overview, with a special emphasis on the periods of the first and second Yugoslavia. The course then demonstrates how the process of the collapse of the Yugoslav Federation, the subsequent wars, and the internationalization of the problem conditioned the current political, social and economic circumstances in the region. Among others, the course analyses issues of political stability, democracy and political status, reforms and politico-economic change, rule of law and state building, transitional justice, religion and identity, memory of war et.al. The course analyses both cross-national trends and problems specific to certain countries and societies. Apart from lectures, the course includes also the showing of documentaries that help illuminate the political and social conditions of the last two decades in the area of the former Yugoslavia.


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Suciu Ciprian-Lucretius     
The aim of the course is to familiarize with key representatives of the Romanian culture through an anthology of selected texts. As one part of the course deals with extracts from major Romanian writers, it teaches students about some key features acquired by the Romanian culture over the centuries.
Students also will detect messages and important issues directly related to the culture of the Romanians: codification of the modern Romanian language, a passage from the main religious to secular literary works, folk creation, currents and characteristics of literary works, roots and awakening the nation etc.
The practical part of the course is about free translation of texts in Greek Language and vice versa.


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Michail Lacrima-Madilena     
During the 1st exam students come into contact with Romanian language. Through simple dialogues based on every day subjects we teach, step by step, vocabulary and elements of grammar like: the noun, the definite article, the numbers, the personal pronouns, the adjectives and the verb (infinitive and present time).


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Trakadas Antonios     
Grammar: Morphology. (Use of cases. Verbs of mothion with and without prefixes. Indefinite and negative pronouns and adverbs). Syntax. (Simple sentence).
Oral and written speech: Development of oral and written skills on matters of everyday life. (The city. At the restaurant. In the department store. Means of transportation.).


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Yelich-Koumbouridou Maritsa     
Lectures include the material intended for the Beginner Level 1 – A1 level:
- spelling and pronunciation: the basics of pronunciation of all phonemes of standard Serbian; Cyrillic and Latin script;
- grammar: present tense, past tense, nominative, genitive, accusative and locative cases – singular and plural, basic meanings and use; personal, possessive and demonstrative pronouns; adjectives, comparison of adjectives;
- vocabulary: food and drink, money and shopping, clothes, family;
- communication: introducing yourself and others; making a phone call; in the supermarket, exchange office and restaurant.


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Sarri Aikaterini     
This course aims to introduce students in the world of business through familiarizing them with the environment in which economic organizations operate, the forms of business organizations, how a business operates and which business functions procedures and practices are needed in any business enterprise and the use of various tools related to the above areas. Through the study and analysis of real business cases students will be encouraged to enhance their critical and analytical skills.


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Christidis Yorgos     
The course seeks to examine a series of factors that have affected the ex-communist Balkan states from 1990 onwards, factors such as the so-called post-communist transition, the ethnic conflicts in former Yugoslavia, the issue of security for the wider region, and the policies of the USA, EE and individual European powers followed in the region.


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Kyrkilis Dimitrios     
The aim of the course is to introduce the student to the economic analysis to the internationalization of capital and entrepreneurial activity. The syllabus is divided in three broad themes: First, the analysis of structures, functions, and trends of the capitalist system that form the basis of economic internationalisation. Second, the history of internationalisation, the phases the phenomenon has gone through, and the distinctive characteristics of each phase. Third, the economic theory related to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) that is the modern dominant mode of internationalisation including costs and benefits for both host and home countries.


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Nikas Christos     
This course analyzes the postwar developments in the Greek economy.
In the post World War II period the development characteristics as well as the role of Greece in the international division of la-bour were clarified. After a long and difficult reconstruction peri-od Greece failed to induastrialize, exported labour and imported capital, and managed to develop only one competitive activity, tourism through a policy of debt-led growth.
This course helps students realize what went wrong in terms of economic policies and how we were led to the current economic crisis.


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Stamatopoulos Dimitrios     
This course examines the contemporary political system of Turkey. First of all explores the influence of the Ottoman Empire’s legacy on the nation-building process of the modern Turkey. Secondly, studies the influence of major institutions such as the kemalist ideology, the Turkish army and the religion (Islam) in the political system. Thirdly, explores issues related to ultranationalist right, non-turkish minorities etc. Fourthly, examines the role of the Turkish media in Turkey. Fifthly, studies the Turkish political system and the parliamentary elections. Finally, studies the development of the Turkish economy since the establishment of the kemalist state.


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Liazos Nicolaos     
The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge on the structure and functions of the Turkish language, and on how language is used as a social practice.
One or more texts in Turkish are taught in each unit, with morphosyntactic annotation. The texts selected cover a wide range of topics and style variations, such as biographies, descriptive texts, poems, electronic and written articles, recipes, etc.
The students are required to build sentences using the phenomena taught:.
Expressing obligation
Suffixes: -li, -lik, -ir –mez, -(y)ken, -irken, -e göre, -dikçe, -erek, -e....-e (-mek/-mey-i, meğ-i / –mey-e, meğe / mek-te, mek-ten) + verb
Active and passive voice
Reflexive pronouns, reflexive verbs
Reciprocal verbs
Transitive & intransitive verbs
Relative clauses
Compound tenses
If-clauses