TURK 202 / BASIC TURKISH II
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 11:30-12:45

Targets students with basic knowledge of Turkish to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Enables them to understand basic words/phrases about their families and their surroundings, reading and writing about the same subjects, giving information about where they live. Complies with the second half of level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

TURK 204 / BASIC TURKISH IV
Term: Spring 2019Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 13:00-14:15

Continuation of TRK 203 for advanced beginners; aimed for students to understand the main idea of a discussion in Turkish; reading simple texts dealing with their interests; talking about hobbies/spare times and writing texts with simple sentences and structures. Complies with the second half of level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

UNIV 111 / PILATES
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: MONTimes: 14:30-15:45

Designed to improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, posture and balance. Relaxation techniques. Knowledge of Pilates positions and benefits associated with Pilates in order to incorporate Pilates into their lifetime fitness regime.

UNIV 111 / PILATES
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: TUESTimes: 14:30-15:45

Designed to improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, posture and balance. Relaxation techniques. Knowledge of Pilates positions and benefits associated with Pilates in order to incorporate Pilates into their lifetime fitness regime.

UNIV 112 / ADVANCED PILATES
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: WEDTimes: 14:30-15:45

Improving muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, posture and balance. Knowledge of the advanced principles of Pilates. Breathing, center, control, concentration, precision and flow/rhythm. Incorporating Pilates into their lifetime fitness regime.

UNIV 113 / TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: WEDTimes: 16:00-17:15

This course is design to improve muscular strengthten the muscles and increase flexibility by targeting the while body at once. The exercises uses the step platform for warm up and also for hip, thigh and leg conditioning. The diffuculty of the exercises gradually increases to ensure fat burning. Music accompanied working out is designed to warm up and then to enchance the muscular strength and increase flexibility.

UNIV 114 / GROUP FITNESS
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: TUESTimes: 16:00-17:15

This course is design to improve muscular strength and increase flexibility by targeting the whole body at once. The exercises use the step platform and dumbbells for warm up as well as for hip, thigh and leg conditioning. The difficulty of the exercises gradually increases to ensure fat burning. Music accompanied work-out is designed to warm up and then to enhance the muscular strength and increase flexibility.

UNIV 117 / YOGA
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: TUESTimes: 17:30-18:45

Yoga course has been arranged to promote students’ physical health, mental discipline and spiritual wellbeing as a whole.The word «Yoga» is used to refer to the «Original Yoga System». The course follows the “Original Yoga System”. In other words, all stages of Yoga, consisting of eight limbs, are applied during the course by staying true to the original Sanskrit Yoga texts. Only when practiced in its original form can yoga develop and create positive effects on the entire human organism. > Yoga is not only a theoretical discipline, but also a practical one. The course objective is to demonstrate the positive and holistic effect of yoga on physical health, mental control and spiritual peace within a practice-based structure, and thereby ensure that students adopt this life style during and after their university studies. > Yoga is an extremely effective personal development tool for increasing self-awareness, strengthening focus, elevating self-confidence, and developing emotional control. > In addition to poses and bodily control called Asana in Sanskrit, breath control, energy control, concentration and meditation stages will be practiced during the course, and the student will embark on an inner journey from the body towards the mind, from the mind towards the intellect and from the intellect towards the essence.

UNIV 118 / YOGA II
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: THURSTimes: 11:30-12:45

The course objective is to demonstrate the positive and holistic effect of yoga on physical health, mental control and spiritual peace within a practice-based structure, and thereby ensure that students adopt this life style during and after their university studies. Accordingly, UNIV 118 course consists of dynamic postures as well as higher-level postures where flexibility is experienced more deeply. The practice of postures in a dynamic manner is called Karana. While Karana is being practiced, instead of motionless standstill in a posture, there is a flow from one posture to another attending to the rhythm of the breath. The muscles, joints and whole body become flexible as the postures are practiced in a dynamic way. Blood circulation and metabolism increase, energy blockages are removed, oxygen intake improves, lungs strengthen, digestive and urinary systems become active. Slow and rhythmic movements calm, soothe and balance the nervous system. Prior to its practical sessions, the course would give detailed theoretical information on the stages of Yoga science covering the philosophy of Yoga.

UNIV 119 / BALLET(Beginner)
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: MONTimes: 14:30-15:45

Training in the basic skills of ballet technique. Practice of ballet positions and fundamental ballet exercises, accompanied by classical music. Floor, barre and center exercises. Development of posture, coordination, control, alignment, flexibility, balance, muscle strength, musicality, sense of rhythm and of aesthetics.

UNIV 119 / BALLET(Beginner)
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: WEDTimes: 16:00-17:15

Training in the basic skills of ballet technique. Practice of ballet positions and fundamental ballet exercises, accompanied by classical music. Floor, barre and center exercises. Development of posture, coordination, control, alignment, flexibility, balance, muscle strength, musicality, sense of rhythm and of aesthetics.

UNIV 120 / BALLET (PRE-INTERMEDIATE)
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: MONTimes: 16:00-17:15

Continued training in the basic skills of ballet technique. Practice of fundamental ballet exercises, accompanied by classical music. Footwork, upper body movements, turns and jumps. Development of coordination, body control, agility, flexibility, balance, muscle strength, musicality, sense of rhythm and of aesthetics.

UNIV 121 / EFFECTIVE SPEAKING
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: TUESTimes: 13:00-14:15

This class aims to help students use the right organs (i.e. diaphragm) and the right points in order to make an effortless speech which is at the right tone. Exercises to improve speech capability will be conducted in the light of phonetic science that forms basis of many languages. By the end of the semester, students are expected to express themselves more professionally; have a broader vocabulary, make better choices for words and express emotions congruent with words. This course will provide the opportunity to be an effective speaker by intensive experience. Breathing exercises, impromptu and prepared speeches, articulation practices are a few methods to be used throughout the course. The course is offered in Turkish.

UNIV 122 / EFFECTIVE SPEAKING 2
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: TUESTimes: 14:30-15:45

The aim of this course is to advance skills gained in UNIV 121 course. We will cover fundamental topics such as use of voice, stress, intonation and have practices related to reading of complex text and improvisational speech. Moreover; Fundamentals of communication, acting and rhetoric will be introduced to improve students’ understanding of effective speaking

UNIV 125 / CHESS
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: MONTimes: 16:00-17:15

To develop the ability to focus for an aim and struggle to reach that aim; to establish and develop logical,fictional and critical thinking abilities; to establish and develop imagination and innovative thinking abilities,and to develop decision making skills among many options; to establish the culture of accepting the results after a wrong decision; to establish the responsibility of independent,self-decision making and executing that decision; to develop skills to project ,forecast and foresee the results after a taken decision; to increase self-motivation; to develop the best decision making abilities and to establish and develop optimization culture; to internalize winning and losing concepts and to explore in which conditions winning situations occur and which conditions cause losses; to develop thinking,searching,exploring and decision making abilities; to teach to be patient , to increase planning and analysis capabilities; to reveal and develop this potential.

UNIV 125 / CHESS
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: THURSTimes: 17:30-18:45

To develop the ability to focus for an aim and struggle to reach that aim; to establish and develop logical,fictional and critical thinking abilities; to establish and develop imagination and innovative thinking abilities,and to develop decision making skills among many options; to establish the culture of accepting the results after a wrong decision; to establish the responsibility of independent,self-decision making and executing that decision; to develop skills to project ,forecast and foresee the results after a taken decision; to increase self-motivation; to develop the best decision making abilities and to establish and develop optimization culture; to internalize winning and losing concepts and to explore in which conditions winning situations occur and which conditions cause losses; to develop thinking,searching,exploring and decision making abilities; to teach to be patient , to increase planning and analysis capabilities; to reveal and develop this potential.

UNIV 127 / INTERMEDIATE CHESS
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: MONTimes: 17:30-18:45

The main objective of this course is to improve the ability to approach a specific goal, to set a goal, and to develop the ability to struggle to achieve the goal in the field of Chess. To gain logical, imaginary , critical thinking skills and decision-making skills. To endure the results of a given decision. to make decisions on their own and to give them the responsibility to implement this decision. To be able to predict the outcome of decisions, and to gain ability to predict results. To increase intrinsic motivation. improve the best decision making ability. to improve the optimization skills. To learn the concepts of winning and losing. To be able to inquire under which conditions you can be successful, and for what reason you will lose. To develop critical thinking, analyzing and decision making skills. Deeply concentration skills and to be patient are other important skills should be developed. To increase planning ability and analysis ability. To raise the potentials about a possible chess skill. Unlike the beginner level, the following topics will be processed in the middle level: General Culture Information about Chess, Double Attack strategies, Introduction to Pin, Discovered attacks, Removing Defenses and Deflection, Beam (x-ray) Theme and Back Rank Weakness, Open line, Intermediate Movement, Blockage and Zugzwang, Mixed Test for Tactical Concepts, checkmate in two moves, Development of Central pieces and Security of the King, Planning Initiatives, Location and Function of pieces, Variant Calculation and Future Thinking Exercises, Thematic Match Analysis

UNIV 131 / BRIDGE I
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: TUESTimes: 16:00-17:15

An introductory course to bridge playing. Basic concepts and principles of bridge along with the hand evaluations, opening bids, responses to opening bids, rebids, and various declaration conventions. Planning declarer?s play, defending against declarer, and card signaling.

UNIV 131 / BRIDGE I
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: WEDTimes: 16:00-17:15

An introductory course to bridge playing. Basic concepts and principles of bridge along with the hand evaluations, opening bids, responses to opening bids, rebids, and various declaration conventions. Planning declarer?s play, defending against declarer, and card signaling.

UNIV 132 / BRIDGE II
Term: Spring 2019Units 1Days: TUESTimes: 17:30-18:45

Intermediate card play, endplays, squeezes, advanced level defense, low & high level competitive bidding, slam bidding.