UNC Turkish Studies Program 2012 Course Offerings

Turkish Studies Program, Department of Asian Studies 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Instructor: Dr. F. Cangüzel Zülfikar

Spring 2012 Office Hours
T – Th 8:30 – 9:30am and / or by appointment

Spring 2012 Courses
TURK 102 Beginners Turkish - Türkçe 102
M –Th 11:00 – 11:50am in 207 Campus Y Building

TURK 204 Intermediate Turkish - Türkçe 204
M – Th 10:00 – 10:50am in 207 Campus Y Building

Asia 222 Turkey: Beyond Tradition and Modernity
T – Th 12:30 – 1:45pm in 215 Hanes Art

Asia 62 First Year Seminar: Women and Spirituality in Turkey
T – Th 3:30 – 4:45pm in 210 Graham Memorial Hall

Summer 2012 Study Abroad in Istanbul Program
Program will begin in Istanbul on May 18, 2011 to June 29, 2012
In this six week program, students will receive UNC-Chapel Hill graded credit for two 3-credit courses. These courses will fulfill both General Education and Elective course requirements.

ASIA 243: Turkish Culture and History

ASIA 244: History of Istanbul

Fast Facts
• Language of instruction: English
• Language prerequisite: None
• Terms: Summer
• Undergraduate exchange: No
• Eligibility (minimum): Rising sophomore
• GPA requirement: 2.75
• Non-UNC may apply? Yes
• When can I apply: Beginning December 1 prior to any summer following your freshman year
• Application deadline for Summer 2012: February 9, 2012
• Study abroad advisor: Lori Rezzouk

Ecospiritual Ethics of Samiha Ayverdi

Presented "The Ecospiritual Ethics of Samiha Ayverdi" at the 2010 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Religion.

Panel Theme: Islam and Ecology: A Reassessment Ten Years After the Earth Charter

Study of Islam Section and Contemporary Islam Group

October 31, 2010 - Atlanta

Review of The Feats of the Knowers of God: Manaqeb Al-Arefin

Review of Shams al-DinAhmad Aflaki, The Feats of the Knowers of God: Manaqeb Al-Arefin, translated by John O’Kane. (Brill Publication, 2002), Religious Studies Review, forthcoming in 2010.

Kenan Rifai's Understanding of Women

"A Contemporary Sufi, Ken'an Rifai's Understanding of Women and Samiha Ayverdi" (pp. 174-189)

In Woman and Tasawwuf,Istanbul: Nefes Publications, 2008.

This book has been published by Turkish Women's Cultural Association in commemoration of late Samiha Ayverdi's 100th birth date. 

Conference on Rumi

Presented "From Rumi (1207-1273) To Kenan Rifai (1867-1950): Women in the Sufi Concept"

Conference titled: "Sehnucht nach dem andern Ende der Welt: Studientag zur Islamischen Mystik" and sponsored by:
- Dialog Forum zur Förderung des kulturellen Austausches und der Integration
- Christlich- Islamischer Dialog
- Haus am Dom

October 27, 2007
Frankfurt, Germany

Please click here to see the activities at Haus am Dom.

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