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Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department's Mission

With its international academic staff and students, EMU embodies many similarities and differences. Therefore, it is a community which embraces differences and cultural variety and hence, an ideal environment for a democratic culture to flourish. In order to contribute to this atmosphere, the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, which was launched in 2009, strives to create an awareness of respect, tolerance and responsibility in students through its wide selection of elective courses (including philosophy, art, anthropology, archeology, law etc.) it offers every semester.

By acknowledging the value of multi-directional education in every educational field, EMU aims to provide students with undergraduate level knowledge on arts, aesthetics, humanities and social sciences as well as to provide a basis and understanding on anthropology, archaeology, museology and cultural heritage. Bringing creativity and analytical thinking into open while realizing the aim, our faith in our students contributing everything that is to have good impact on human values, societies and world empowers us.

Through our program and elective courses, we wish to contribute to the civilization by applying science and playing a part in resolving both regional and international problems by creating awareness with an integrated approach into arts, humanities and social sciences as well as an inter-disciplinary approach.

Departmental Facilities

Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has experienced academic staff comprising of academic members who are graduates of various reputable universities and are authors of many published books and articles.

Courses offered by the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences are conducted in Arts and Sciences Faculty in classrooms furnished with audio-visual equipment. Apart from the rich EMU library database, the books available in the library serve as a source for literature, history, archaeology and music. Student clubs run by the department, seminars and cultural tours organized also by the department contribute to the intellectual development of students taking courses from the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Thanks to our department’s collaboration with EMU – Eastern Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Research Center (EMU-DAKMAR), our students can partake in inter-disciplinary excavations or surface researches operated by the center. Adding more, students can benefit from The Kral Tepesi Preserving and Restoring Cultural Assets Laboratory, allowing them to actively work on cultural heritage preservation works.

Distinguishing Attributes

Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences comes from a rooted arts and social sciences tradition. Intrinsically, this inter-disciplinary department aims to offer various university elective courses including; philosophy, arts, aesthetics and museology, archeology, history, Mediterranean cultural heritage and history, etc. Our department embraces an approach that will enhance our students’ knowledge, revive their intellectual improvements, increase their interests on literature and culture and finally enable the variety of opinions. Therefore, courses taught in our department are designed in company with audio-visual materials that will contribute the creative thinking skills of our students. Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences also strives to encourage its students to participate in different inter-disciplinary projects and, to contribute the bringing up of young scientists.

Major Accomplishments

Apart from the courses offered by the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to its students, department also provide other students who are studying in different departments in EMU and are keen on studying history, archeology, history of arts, mythology and philosophy. With the national and international scientific projects operated under the roof of our department, important contributions are made with regards to the preserving, researching and restoring the World Cultural Heritage.

Quality of Graduates

Graduates of Eastern Mediterranean University will obtain an opportunity while starting their professional lives. EMU makes sure that its graduates are aware of the universal ethical and cultural values which will help them in both national and international professional environments. Today, the way people are perceived is closely linked with their achievements. For this reason, we aim to infuse cultural, artistic and universal values into our students, gain them intellectual skills and finally help them to become successful individuals and/or academic staff members.

Career Opportunities

A degree from the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences leads to a wide variety of job opportunities. Because of the comprehensive and inclusive scope of the disciplines, students are well-prepared to embark on careers ranging from archeology, history, anthropology, philosophy, teaching, cinema, advertising, politics, public relations, film, public relations, international relations to diplomacy and NGO’s.



 Address: Department of Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesDepartment of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Aristóteles StreetEastern Mediterranean UniversityFamagusta, North CyprusMersin 10 Turkey

Tel: +90 392 630 1251

Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Assoc. Prof. Dr. BÜLENT KIZILDUMAN Chair Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences AS309 2015
Dr. AYŞE CEREN EREL Senior Instructor Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. DEVRAN KAYA Faculty Member Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. SEREN SEVİM ÖĞMEN UYGUROĞLU Senior Instructor Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Sr. Instr. HAZAL DİNÇYÜREK Senior Instructor Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Sr. Instr. MERT YUSUF ÖZLÜK Senior Instructor Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Sr. Instr. ŞÜKRİYE ATASOY ÇİÇEK Senior Instructor Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

University Elective Courses

Our department have prepared courses for the other departments and faculties in order to contribute to the general cultural knowledge of our students and to increase their awareness in the fields of arts, humanities and social sciences. Our theoretical and practical courses enable our students to think creatively, and include exhibitions to demonstrate these aspects of our students at the end of the semester. Our related lessons are as follows.​​

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AHHS301Introduction to Creative Photography3
AHSS101World Civilization3
AHSS102History of the Mediterranean3
AHSS103Italian Culture in the Modern Era:History and Cinema3
AHSS105Istanbul: A Tale of Two Cities3
AHSS110Social History of Sports3
AHSS111The Ancient World and Cinema3
AHSS112Humanities - I3
AHSS113The Ancient World and Cinema3
AHSS114Interpretation of Stories and Films3
AHSS115Woman in Fairy Tales3
AHSS117Sexuality in the Ancient World3
AHSS133Music In Our World3
AHSS135Music In Our World3
AHSS147Great Discoveries in Archaeology3
AHSS149Great Discoveries in Archaeology3
AHSS151Cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean3
AHSS153Monuments and Sites of the Near East3
AHSS154Monuments and Sites of the Near East3
AHSS155Mythological Stories3
AHSS157Mythological Stories3
AHSS161Sexuality in the Ancient World3
AHSS162Anatolian Settlements3
AHSS163Settlements of Cyprus3
AHSS201History of The Mediterranean (1500 B.C.E-1571 C.E.)3
AHSS202Archaeology of Cyprus3
AHSS203Gender Studies3
AHSS204Gender Studies3
AHSS206Maps: A Gateway to Mediterranean History3
AHSS210Social History of Football3
AHSS211Humanities - II3
AHSS212Psychoanalysis and Film3
AHSS222Video Games,Art,History and Archaeology3
AHSS261Cultural History of Cyprus3
AHSS272Introduction to Clay Sculpture3
AHSS273Conceptual Sculpture3
AHSS301Introduction to Creative Photography3
AHSS401World of Art : A Survey for Translation Studies3
AHSS402World of Knowledge: Cosmopolitan Cities3
AHSS444Underweater Archaeolgy3
ARCY111Introduction to Archaeology3
ARCY112Archaeological Concepts - I : Methods3
ARCY205History of Technology3
ARCY223Ancient Civilizations3
ARCY234Archaeological Concepts - II : Analysis3
ARCY315Archaeology of South West Asia3
ARCY333Archaeology of the Medieval Near East3
ARCY336Archaeology of Cyprus3
ARCY356Archaeology of Anatolia3
ARCY401Aegean Prehistoric3
ARCY417Archaeological Concepts - III : Theories in Archaeology3
ARCY445Underwater Archaeology Theory and Methods3
ARTH121Introduction to Art3
ARTH122Arts Practice3
ARTH142Early Christian and Byzantine Art3
ARTH224Concepts in Art History - I : Methods3
ARTH243Renaissance and Baroque3
ARTH244Romanticism to Modernism3
ARTH325Concepts in Art History II : Analysis3
ARTH345Modern Art3
ARTH366Art History and Historiography3
ARTH386Postmodern to Contemporary3
ARTH433Museum Studies and Cultural Heritage Management - II3
ARTH481Orientalism in Art3
ENLH123Introduction to Humanities3
ENLH125Composition and Grammar - I3
ENLH126Composition and Grammar - II3
ENLH129Politics and Literature3
ENLH140Literature and Politics3
ENLH141Introduction to Literature and Literary History3
ENLH142Concepts in Literary Studies3
ENLH231Academic Writing for Humanities - I3
ENLH232Academic Writing - II3
ENLH242Literature and Classical Contexts3
ENLH251Cultural Studies for Arts and Social Sciences - I3
ENLH252Cultural Studies for Arts and Social Sciences - II3
ENLH261Philosophy and Literature3
ENLH262Introduction to Theatre3
ENLH271Literature and Gender Studies3
ENLH273Rhetoric and Forms of Argument3
ENLH281World Literature3
ENLH341Medieval Literature3
ENLH34218th Century Literature3
ENLH343Renaissance Literature3
ENLH34617th Century Literature3
ENLH348Semiotics and Textual Interdisciplinarity3
ENLH371Literary Theory and Criticism - I3
ENLH372Literary Theory and Criticism - II3
ENLH373Introduction to Theater3
ENLH382Contemporary Culture and Literature - Special Topics3
ENLH44020th Century and Contemporary Fiction3
ENLH44319th Century Literature3
ENLH44520th Century and Contemporary Poetry3
ENLH44620th Century and Contemporary Drama3
ENLH448World Literature - Special Topics3
ENLH451Literature into Film3
ENLH452Technology and Systems of Literature3
ENLH45320th Century and Contemporary Drama3
ENLH45420 th Century and Contemporary Cultural Contexts3
ENLH458Literature into Film3
ENLH471Rhetoric and Rhetorical Crticism3
ENLH477Introduction to Film3
ENVT212Human Ecology3
FELS240Philosophy and Literature3
KAAY501Approaches to Urban Archaeology and Techniques of Analytical Interpretation3
KAAY502Architectural Systems and their Development3
KAAY503Approaches to Research on Archaeological Finds3
KAAY504Archaeology of Turkey and the History of Civilisation3
KAAY505Archaeology of Urbanisation and Urban Communities3
KAAY506Turkish-Islamic Archaeology and Urban Architecture3
KAAY507Mediterranean Civilisations and Cypriot Archaeology3
KAAY509Iconography of Late Antiquity3
KAAY510A Historical&Theor. Approach to the Ottoman Arch.Art3
KAAY511Settlements in the Light of Material and Byzantine World3
KAAY513Music in the Context of Cultural Heritage3
KAAY599Term Project0
PHIL101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL201Nietzsche and Plato3
PHIL202Moral Philosophy3
PSYC205Sports and Human Behaviour3
SBSB101Museum and Child in the New Age3
SBSB114Interpretation of Stories and Films3
SBSB115Woman In Fairy Tales3
SBSB116XIX-XX Century Russian Culture3
SBSB118Art and Aesthetic3
SBSB120The Role of Archaeology in Forensic Studies3
SBSB122Art Practice3
SBSB124Archeology, Culture and Art Photography3
SBSB126Renaissance Art3
SBSB149Great Discoveries in Archaeology3
SBSB171World Theatre3
SBSB173Modern Theatre3
SBSB181Mythology and Iconography3
SBSB182Central Asia Mythology and Its Influence3
SBSB203Gender Studies3
SBSB214Interpretation Of Stories and Films3
SBSB224Digital Approaches in Social Sciences3
SBSB226Byzantine Culture and Art3
SBSB261Cultural History of Cyprus3
SBSB284Anatolian Civilizations3



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