Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Turkish Studies

Ebru (Turkish marbling technique—decorative image)

The University of Texas at Austin offers the most developed program in Turkish studies in the South and Southwest. Students can learn Turkish at all levels and take a variety of courses on Turkey, the Ottoman Empire, and Central Asia. Undergraduate and graduate students who wish to concentrate on Turkish Studies have available a number of established programs, expert faculty, and a first rate research library, as well as Turkish publication series and special Turkish events.

Training in the Turkish language is accompanied by other course offerings. University of Texas faculty based in various departments offer courses and expertise in a number of areas, including Ottoman and modern Turkish history, Turkish music and folklore, the geography and urban development of Turkey, the Turkish economic system, the Turkic languages and cultures of Central Asia, Turkish minorities in the Balkans, and Turkish migrant workers in Europe. The Center periodically invites Turkish scholars to campus to teach courses in their fields of specialization.

Liberal Arts Abroad: Government Senior Travels to Izmir, Turkey

Elizabeth Nelson is a senior in the Government department minor is Turkish. In the Summer of 2017, she studied at Ankara University's language school in Izmir, Turkey. Upon graduation, she hopes to find a job that allows her to utilize her Turkish language skills and her love of travel.


Program Contacts:

Amber Ahmed
Undergraduate Adviser
(512) 471-5107
CAL 512


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