DEPARTMENT OF FRENCH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
Department of French Language and Literature continued education since the foundation of Faculty of Languages, History and Geography in 1936.
Several professional academicians such as world-renowned scholar of French Literature, Prof. Dr. Georges Bonneau, Prof. Dr. A.J.Greimas, who is accepted as the founder of “semiotics” in linguistic, and former Dean of Faculty of Literature in Dijon University, Prof. Dr. Jacques Huré have contributed to education in our department.
Prestigious scientists of Turkey such as former Minister of National Education and Turkish National Commission for UNESCO Director Prof. Bedrettin Tuncel, Prof. Lamia Kerman and Yusuf Tavat contributed in the education of literate student generations.
Today, almost two hundred students study at Department of French Language and Literature. Training staff includes two professors, four associate professors, one instructor, three research assistants and one contracted foreign specialist.
A preparatory class was initiated as of 1994-1995 academic year. Teaching French language has an important place in the first two years of undergraduate programme. “”Business French” lessons have been taught in order to train students in line with Turkey’s needs in terms of language during recent years. Students are certificated by an exam, which is annually held by French Culture Center upon their wish. French Literature, which is privileged amongst world literatures, is studied in detail in its historical progress from Medieval Age to today.
Postgraduate students are offered a programme on specialization in French Literature field and the researches are supported with interdisciplinary studies.
Education programme of Department of French Language and Literature provides subjects in order to train both teachers and researchers. The objective of the department is providing a multidirectional education to the students.
Department of French Language and Literature of Ankara University Faculty of Languages, History and Geography, which constitutes the most important building blocks of our Faculty and resource of French Departments in Turkey, must preserve its current structure in line with objectives which were defined when it was established in 1936.