The modernization of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the spread of nationalism, and the revolutionary changes in Ottoman institutions and society that led to the Empire’s demise, the transitional period from the Empire to the national state and the foundation of the Turkish Republic following the national struggle led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

The foundation of Turkish Republic, Principles of Atatürk and major events and changes that have taken place in politic, society, economy, and culture as a results of revolution for reorganization of state and society

The modernization of the Ottoman Empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth century’s, the spread of nationalism, and the revolutionary changes in Ottoman institutions and society that led to the Empire’s demise, the transitional period from the Empire to the national state and the foundation of the Turkish Republic following the national struggle led by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

The foundation of Turkish Republic, Principles of Atatürk and major events and changes that have taken place in politic, society, economy, and culture as a results of revolution for reorganization of state and society

Definition of the language and the place and importance of language as a social institution in life, relationship with culture-language, language-society and thought-language, place among the world languages of Turkish, exchange of words between languages, vocabulary, basic grammatical features and evaluated the current status of present state

Turkish writing expression, identification, discussion and practical training for oral and written expression

Turkish sound knowledge of basic level, simple sentence structures, establish a dialogue, introducing yourself

A study on the simple sentence structure of Turkish with tenses, possessive suffixes with -e, -de, -den, or -(y)i and certain structures necessary for fluent communication

This course is designed to introduce the students to written and oral communications in engineering. It provides the students with an overview of the communication skills that are essential to a successful career in engineering. Through realistic contextualized topics the course helps the students develop communication strategies necessary to meet professional requirements in work-life as professionals.

The purpose of this course is to support and guide students to plan and determine their careers in accordance with their abilities, skills, competencies, personalities, and knowledge. The course aims to introduce the students to different career paths, different working environments, different worklifes in various sectors-public corporations and institutions, private sector, academy, non-governmental organizations (NGOs)- and the variety of career opportunities in each different disciplines. Therefore, along with lectures, guest speakers are invited from among professionals in the private sector, public sector, academia, NGOs, as well as among entrepreneurs.  


Through the principles of painting and drawing art, with the methods of drawing and sketching practices, making applied studies directed to the three dimensions perceptive as part of basic purposes of art and aesthetics

Drawing and painting methods and technics with the principles of painting art, doing applied studies

Three-dimensional practices with the fundamental principles of sculpture art, to produce artistic products with suitable materials

Basic artistic ceramic production and design techniques, combination method techniques

Gaining the ability to use mobile photography via learning camera settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), light, and composition. Being able to shoot and edit properly by applying different tasks over different branches of photography. Being aware of mobile cameras and types. Learning basic photography rules.  Enhancing expression skills through photographic techniques.

An overview of the factors those influencing the processes of creation and perception of the music and creating the criteria of aesthetics; Pythagoras and the music of the planets, “Ethos” in music, Gothic period, church and music, opera, Baroque period, Classical period, Wagner, interaction of classical and jazz music, approaches to music in the 20th century, analysis of works depending on the periodical approaches of aesthetic

Individual instrumental studies; fundamentals of music; chords; vocal techniques

Basic theory of harmony; major-minor scales; modes; harmonic and melodic scales; individual instrumental studies; notes form knowledge; toning; fundamentals of music; circle of fifths

Sitting and hand positions; basic musical elements; exercises for both hands, hand coordination, whole and half steps,intervals; C major and Aminor scales; sharp,flat,natural signs, Gmaj.and E min.sacales; D maj./B min,A maj./F sharp min.scales; repertoire performances,Fmaj./D min.,B flat maj/Gmin,E flat maj./C min.scales; C-G-D-F-B flat and E flat maj. Triads in root positions; I-IV-V-I chord progression in maj. and min. scales; sight reading and transpositions exercises in all maj. and min. scales;simple improvisation exercises.

Definition of dance, its importance and historical development; basic practice in dance technics

Introducing general informations ( figure, music, rhythm, traditional clothing, instruments ) about Traditional Dances in Turkey that parts of important subjects of Turkish Folklore.

This course provides an introduction to know about Turkish tradition according to differences in many parts of Turkey. It also introduces students to Turkish folklore that includes traditional dances, rhythms, costumes, musics ect. which are the main effects of dances. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to learn one specific Dance from all over the Turkey.( All kinds of Traditional Turkish Folk Dances.) and types of Turkish Dances.

Comparing differences and similarities between Traditional Turkish Dances and dances from different cultures regarding to figurative and rhythmic terms, instruments and staging. Teaching common dance figures.

Introducing the concepts, theories and types of painting art based on its principles. Being aware of the importance of paint art, a branch of fine arts on personal development and interdisciplinary communication.  Developing visual communication skills and a multifaceted perspective. Gaining knowledge about painting art by learning the concepts and the theoretical basic level of methods and techniques of painting art.  Learning basic level editing principles and elements of painting art. Comprehending painting art types according to techniques and structures and understanding the logic and main cultural structure in these painting types.

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Introduction to Innovation Economics and Innovation Studies. Concepts and tools necessary to understand and analyze innovation and technological change processes. Role, impact and policies of patents and other protection mechanisms. Knowledge flows, learning processes, and innovative collaboration networks. Innovation and technology policies, the role and effects of governments on innovation processes. Diffusion of technologies and technological standardization processes.

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Concepts of philosophy; philosophers and their texts; elated works of art and science

To introduce fundamental concepts and issues of social anthropology and to provide a relativistic view of human diversity

Using Turkish correctly and effectively, pronunciation problems, improving the skills of public speaking

The course is designed to offer students a comprehensive overview of the historical and theoretical development of Cultural Studies up to the present, with a particular emphasis on key concepts and issues within the field. Cultural Studies is an academic movement that transcends disciplinary boundaries and national contexts. Through a diverse selection of readings and discussions, students will engage with the commonalities and divergences among various approaches, while also confronting prominent debates and controversies within the discipline.

The Classical period of the Ottoman Empire, from 1300 to 1600. The course studies the economic, social, political and religious institutions, and the Ottoman economic system

The Ottoman Empire from its peak in the1600 until 1808 the end of the reign of Selim III; the aspects of 17th and 18th centuries: examines the transformation of the Ottoman Empire in terms of its political and administrative structures, its social structures and its economy, as well as its relationship with Europe and its responses of the change

This course is designed to equip students with an ethical perspective on intercultural communication, fostering competence to evaluate and analyze their interactions in diverse cultural contexts. 

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Development writing skills in Turkish, types of written expression, written expression applications

This course aims to conduct a preliminary analysis through the lens of modern state formation, capitalist development, underdevelopment, colonialism, modernization, and post-modern critique, focusing on the political, economic, social, and cultural transformations that have been influential in shaping the modern world, particularly from the 15th to the 21st century.

Ancient mythology, Greek mythology and comparative study with world myths; logic of myth and its structure, language and historical roots of myths

Morphology of Fairy Tale; classification; function of the main personages; historical roots of fairy tale; psychological aspects; ideas of the famous contributors for understanding fairy tale: Vl.Propp, J.G.Frazer, L.Levy-Bruhle, C.G.Yung, M.L.von Franz, V.Turner, C.Levy-Strauss

Visual art and its terminology for description; prehistoric art; Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman art; description and analysis of ancient sculpture

Visual history of European art, description of terminology; Early Christian, Byzantine, Gothic art; Italian and Northern Renaissance; Baroque style in Europe

Important concepts of European Art from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, including especially the main abstract tendencies of the twentieth century

Studies on reading, understanding and interpreting different sample texts selected from contemporary Turkish poems and stories.

Causes and consequences of the Turkish Language Reform and language debates

The course focuses on the application of critical thinking and reading via selected literary texts and media content from well-known novels to popular TV shows and to blockbuster films. Critical reading practices will be designed around various themes such as alienation, tradition-modern dichotomy, class, gender, ethnicity and race, individual and society, technology and biopolitics, migration and so on.

Ways of maintaining successful relationships in various organizations, by introducing the structure, function and dynamics of social groups

What is the sociology of work?  Key terms and concepts; theoretical foundations: Marx, Durkheim & Weber; labor process & employment relations; occupational differentiation & professions; education and careers; equality of opportunity; gender and work; race and ethnicity; immigration, diversity, discrimination; culture of poverty; labor market and welfare system institutions; social movements

The course introduces the students to an overview of visual story-telling and the various ways in which a visual material is created and represented in visual culture (in illustrated periodicals,  digital media, advertising material, photographs and films). After an introduction of the basic visual components and terminology, the course examines visual representations in their relations to the symbolic realm and as mediated reality in the light of Visual Communication Theories.

Introducing physiological and psychological mechanisms of visual perception by using samples from art objects and art history. Gaining basic knowledge of perception mechanisms and structures of visual art. Being aware of the diversity of visual perceptions leads to understanding a completely new culture of visual perception. Being familiar with, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating various visual images as well as art.

With the aim of contributing to the development of the students’ democratic and participatory identity, the course is designed about bringing students together with the social groups of different characteristics outside the university campus and along with various “civic involvement” projects and their stages.

Arabic alphabet, reading and writing of letters, readings and writings of Turkish words, reading and writing of Arabic and Persian words

Continuation of Ottoman Turkish I Arabic and Persian elements used in Ottoman Turkish, transcription

This course covers the communication of hearing-impaired individuals, the importance of Turkish Sign Language, and communication methods with hearing-impaired individuals.

History of Latin Language; the Latin alphabet; phonology, morphology and syntax of Latin Language; translation technics in Latin

Vocabulary, morphology and syntax of Latin Language; translation technics in Latin

Occurrence of disasters such as earthquakes and fire, pre-disaster risk-reducing strategies, research and rescue activities after disasters, first-aid,  damage detection, the relationship between disasters and architectural/structural design, effects of disasters in terms of planning, structured environment and economy.

The concept of sustainability will be explained from the perspective of different disciplines such as architecture, city and regional planning, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, energy systems engineering, civil engineering, economics, sociology, anthropology, and communication sciences.

This course is designed to evaluate the profound impacts of technological advancements on political and societal structures, daily life, and power dynamics throughout history. In essence, the ultimate goal of this course is to analyze technology not merely as technical progress but as a phenomenon with significant social, economic, and political dimensions, using a historical and sociological perspective. Particularly, it aims to impart a comprehensive understanding of how technological innovations, from the Middle Ages to contemporary artificial intelligence, have continually reshaped societies.

This course offers students the opportunity to explore various aspects of urban culture and everyday life. It aims to equip students with the ability to critically interpret the dynamics of urban life, issues of spatial discrimination, social exclusion, urban rights, and memory through a theoretical knowledge of everyday life stemming from social theories. Additionally, the course enhances students’ skills in analyzing the social and cultural structures of urban spaces and everyday life through case studies from urban ethnographies. Students will develop critical analysis and critical thinking skills within an interdisciplinary framework, utilizing theoretical discussions and methodological approaches.

Organization and planning the project; controlling time, cash, and risk; qualified, successful management in project

Main concepts of creativity and innovation; importance to individuals, teams, organizations, and the entrepreneurial process; tools and practices for creative/innovative processes

Proving a broad view of the management functions, organization types and basic organizational operations. Gaining a general perspective on business and work-life through case studies about governance, management concepts and applications. Being aware of internal operations and their inputs /outputs relationship with its environment, reliabilities of business, ethical discussions, basic economics, and financial knowledge with free-market dynamics through the journey of being a professional.

Recruitment process, organisational structure and culture, developing communication and management skills, customer relations management and ethical issues in a global world and growing economies

Interest and money-time relationships; methods of comparison of alternatives by using present worth, annual equivalent and rate of return techniques; depreciation and replacement analysis, economic life problems, cost-benefit analysis, break-even analysis, payback period, effect of inflation

Basic marketing concepts are introduced. Marketing mix 4P’s product, price, promotion, and place are introduced and local and worldwide current applications are discussed.  Being aware of topics such as marketing strategies, marketing research and pricing strategies.

A familiarity with current topics in management science, awareness of the functions of management and the role of managers in organizations, the ability to use contemporary concepts of management and organizations in real-world situations and dynamically changing environmental conditions.

Elements of entrepreneurship, fundamentals of small scale business, business idea, innovation, basic functions of an economic establishment

What is storytelling in a project, why it is necessary? The knowledge, talent and specifications of a story teller; Critical View: Aesthetize (W.Benjamin, Faucault et al); Focus on narrative techniques for a strategy and improve the message; What is a project synopsis and synopsis preparation; What is a project script? The use of visuals to reinforce narrative; Interaction studies (i.e. question/survey, brainstorming, team work); Developing a script on student’ projects; Pitching Techniques; Quality of a written and verbal communication and pitching in 3-slide.

Introduction to law, the principles of law, concepts of civil law of obligation, business law, commercial law, law and securers law

Industrial property rights, patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, geographical signs, the topography of integrated circuit

Proving information about quality management principles regarding the design, development, production and delivery of products and services. Intoducing quality concepts, philosophy and systems. Being aware of case studies and examples of quality systems applications in corporate organizations.

Conditions that encourage creativity, the basis of creativity through the biographies of various artists and scientists, creative thought in the context of a short history of art/science, the philosophy of walking in the context of enriching creativity, the definition of thinking differently, the positivity of creating space.

This course is an introduction to major media characteristics, a basic understanding of advertising techniques and strategy and an overview of specialized areas of advertising.

Game rules: single and double competitions; equipment; pitch sizes; explanation of technical terms: forehand, backhand, forehand volley, backhand and service

Game rules, single and double competitions: repetition of shot techniques, forehand, backhand, service; practices of shooting: forehand volley, backhand volley, smash lob and service, graduated tournaments; 1st degree, 2nd degree, classification tournaments, general information about refereeing.

Game Rules; equipment: racket, ball, net, clothes, badminton pitch and posts; techniques of shooting and running; racket handling, basic standing s fields and shooting types: high service, short service, swipe service, smash, up-forehand shooting, down-forehand shooting, down-backhand shooting, drive, game on the net; running techniques and directions; education of shooting and running

Modern basketball; education via basketball; rules; pitch and equipment; warm-up exercise and stretching; practicing with the ball; techniques playing with the ball; ball handling, standing with the ball, running with the ball, passing, stopping, turnings, drive, shoot, rebound; techniques without ball: standing fundamentals, defending steps, jumping, box out; personal offence and defense techniques; team defense and offence

Materials used in table tennis; development of the technique of table tennis

Conscious exercises; properties and structure of the muscles; effect of exercises on the body; cardio-vascular, circulation and respiratory system; the importance of stretching, warming and cooling exercises; exercises according to muscle groups

Coordination development of breath, arms, legs and body and technical education skills of free and backstroke styles

Adaptation to water. Being able to stay comfortably in water without motion, changing direction as wanted, basic stamp movement, ensuring coordination of stamp, technical breath and arm coordination skills.

In the course subjects; kitesurfing, windsurfing, wingsurfing and paddle surfing. These sports are trending and spreading to the masses all around the world and also many of these sports have become Olympic Sports as well. Detailed information are provided about surfing sports’ learning skills, equipment details, race types, and useful training information. Applied sessions are present in the lessons since IYTE’s geographical conditions are suitable and very rare worldwide.  Environmental friendly features of individual water sports and performed without engines are emphasized and energy transformation from natural forces is discussed.

Improving speaking and writing skills of foreign students, presentation techniques, official correspondence.


Individual growth and learning; educational psychology; physical, mental, affective, sexual and social development of students and how to evaluate them in education

Education programs and new approaches and developments in teaching; studies in deferent program planning and evaluation; practicing modern teaching methods and strategies in classroom

Grammar types in archeological and architectural research area; using of standard dictionary, vocabulary indexes, readings of sample text; epigraphs from the excavations of Izmir and Aegean region; readings from Classic, Middle Age and modern Latin