University Courses

What are University Courses?

Students who complete the Foundation Development Year (FDY) or who are eligible to skip through FDY continue their studies in the freshmen year. University Courses are the totality of courses obligatory for every student enrolled at Sabanci University to complete starting at freshmen level and throughout their bachelors .

University Courses constitute the core of education at Sabanci University and aim to build a foundation conducive to follow faculty courses, to develop the practice of critical thinking with respect to ethical and moral problems, to get to know more thoroughly the society students currently live in, the world at large, and themselves. Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and sub-fields related to these sciences are all combined in university courses which are thereby designed in a way to guide students in choosing their major program of study.

University Courses are composed of three groups.

1. Freshmen year university courses: These courses are automatically registered to the schedule of the student.

2. Sophomore year university courses:

(a) Major Works courses: Starting with the incoming students of 2015, FENS students must take one, FASS and FMAN students take two from the pool of these courses. Upon the completion of prerequisites, students can take these courses whenever they prefer.

(b) Project Courses: This is required only to students who entered the Sabanci University after 2017-18 Academic Year. The students have to take this course on freshman or sophomore year. 

3. Law and Ethics course: All students must take this course. Upon the completion of prerequisites, students can take these courses whenever they prefer.

By clicking the courses through the link below, you can access a detailed information on the course catalog.

Freshman Courses

Course Code Course Name SU Credits
AL 102 ** Academic Literacies 3
ENG 101 * Freshman English I 3
ENG 102 * Freshman English II 3
HIST 191 Principles of Atatürk and the History of the Turkish Revolution  I 2
HIST 192 Principles of Atatürk and the History of the Turkish Revolution II 2
IF 100 ** Computational Approaches to Problem Solving  3
MATH 101 Calculus I 3
MATH 102 Calculus II 3
NS 101 Science of Nature I 4
NS 102 Science of Nature II 4
SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 3
SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 3
TLL 101 Turkish Language and Literature I 2
TLL 102 Turkish Language and Literature II 2
CIP 101 * Civic Involvement Projects I 0
CIP 101N ** Civic Involvement Projects I 0
MJC 100 * Majors: Informative Course  0
PROJ 102 * Project Course 3

(*) This is required only to students who entered the Sabanci University before 2017-18 Academic Year.

(**) This is required only to students who entered the Sabanci University after 2017-18 Academic Year. 

 

Major Works Courses

Course Code Course Name SU Credits
HUM 201 Major Works of Literature - Myths and Archetypes 3
HUM 202 Major Works of Western Art  3
HUM 203 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
HUM 204 Major Works of Classical Music 3
HUM 206 Major Works of Drama 3
HUM 211 Major Works of 20th Century Literature   3
HUM 212 Major Works of Modern Art 3
HUM 214 Major Works of the Opera 3
HUM 221 Major Works of the Novel 3
HUM 224 Major Works of 20th Century Music  3
HUM 231 Major Works of Poetry 3
HUM 232 Major Works of Asian Art 3
HUM 241 Major Works of Short Fiction  3
HUM 261 Major Works of World Literature 3

 

Project Course

Course Code Course Name SU Credits
PROJ 201 *** Proje Dersi 1

(***) This is required only to students who entered the Sabanci University after 2017-18 Academic Year.

 

Law and Ethics 

Course Code Course Name SU Credits
SPS 303 Law and Ethics 3
English