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Social and Cultural Perspectives on Turkey

  • 7.5 credits

This course examines the social and cultural diversity of Turkey. The focus is on the interplay between tradition and social and economic change from the end of the nineteenth century to the present.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

The following information is for students admitted to a course at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at Stockholm University. We are happy that you want to study with us!

Email to admitted students

If you have been admitted to a course or programme at our department you will recieve an email with information about your studies with us during the next semester.


When you have a university account, you must register online in Ladok. When you register you claim your place in the course and have the right to participate in lectures and examinations.

Ladok for students

Web registration is open from 5 August. In the email from the department you will find information about the registration period for your course. It is important that you registrer before the last date that is listed in the email.

If you are conditionally admitted, you must be able to show that you are eligible for admission no later than course start to claim your place in the course.

Learning platform

Once you register, you get access to the course page on Athena, where you can find important information and course materials.

In Athena you can:

  • See course plans and reading instructions
  • Receive messages from teachers and the department
  • Submit your exams and assignments
  • Find schedules
  • Find uploaded articles and course materials

In TimeEdit you can find your schedule by searching for course name or course code. You can subscribe to your schedule to get it directly in your mobile calendar.

Teaching and education autumn semester 2020

All teaching and examinations at the department will be web-based during the whole autumn semester 2020 because of the Coronavirus.

The decision is subject to change based on directives from the government, or the University and faculty boards.

More information can be found at the department's website:
Web-based education at the department during autumn semester 2020

More information about your studies at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies:

Student office at The Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies

At the Student Office you can register for courses (in cases where you can't register online) and obtain help with other administrative matters concerning your studies.


Phone: +46 (08) 16 10 35

Please note that the Student office is temporarily closed for visits because of Covid-19. During summer the student office is closed from 6 July to 3 August. You are welcome to contact us by phone or email.

Ordinary phone hours:
Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays: 9-12 am
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 13-15 pm

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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pecific issues to be addressed include: rural and urban life; family structure and kinship; Islam as belief and practice; gender roles; ethnic, religious and national identities within the context of nationalism and urbanization.

A thorough understanding of the history and present complexities of Turkish social and political life will serve as a springboard for discussing such important contemporary issues as the coexistence of democracy and authoritarian politics; the role of women in political and economic affairs; the rise of political Islam; and, as a thread pulled through all of these issues, the cultural context of political and economic life.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and seminars. The language of instruction is English.

    Course details and resources

    Course information, details and the literature list can be found in the learning platform Athena

    Please note that it is only registrered students that can access resources such as PDF documents in Athena.


    The course is examined on the basis of active participation in class, a oral group presentation, four smaller written assignments to be handed in continiously during the course, and a final written examination.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The literature list can be found in the learning platform Athena

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Middle Eastern and North Africa's Languages and Cultures?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Martin Säfström
    Room 104, Kräftriket 4B
    Phone: 08-16 29 43