TURKSH 1, Elementary Turkish 1, 5 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.
Elementary Turkish uses a communicative approach to introduce basic vocabulary and the fundamentals of modern Turkish grammar, sentence structure, and pronunciation. Language skills in listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking are taught by using audio-visual tools and interactive activities. The course prepares students to hold simple conversations and write short dialogs and compositions in modern Turkish. Aspects of Turkish culture, history and geography are covered as well. Students will be introduced to traditional Turkish arts such as the art of water marbling, Karagöz shadow play and Orta Oyunu Theater. This course is conducted primarily in Turkish except in cases of linguistic difficulty. Language lab is required.
Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.
Degrees and Certificates
Currently, there are no degrees or certificates offered in this discipline at Santa Monica College. Most students should plan to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education toward a degree in this discipline. Transferring students who wish to qualify for an Associate degree before leaving Santa Monica College should discuss their plans with a Counselor before selecting classes.