The Faculty of Arts and Sciences was established in 1991, just a year after our university was founded in Lefke, one of the naturally richest and beautiful corners of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The Faculty today houses three major departments, the Department of Turkish Language and Literature, the Department of History and the Department of Psychology.
Setting out from the notion that mankind is a “social and cultural creature” and adopting the universally accepted missions of Arts and Science Faculties, the EUL’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers the means to acquire knowledge, carry out academic studies and research in the field of social sciences. More importantly it aims to raise young generations equipped with the knowledge and knowhow of using the information they have acquired.
In addition, the faculty constantly updates its institutional structure to accommodate the demands and needs of changing times. Departments operating under the Arts and Science Faculty periodically attend and contribute to scientific congresses, symposiums and conferences, both at the national and international level.
As for the education activities of our respective departments, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History is the first amongst the universities in the TRNC. The Department which first commenced classes during the 1998-1999 academic year has since thrived to create a contemporary history ecole, bringing to life various lasting projects. The country’s rich historical heritage has naturally allowed the creation of a distinguished tradition and accumulation of knowledge within the history department.
The Department of Turkish Language and Literature which too commenced its classes during the 1998-1999 academic year provides a unique and rich education as described by the famous poet Fazıl Hüsnü Dağlarca in one of his poems “The Turkish language is our linguistic flag” ?. Students are offered an education in both the Turkish classics and contemporary literature works, bringing them together with their writers and authors. The department with both its undergraduate and graduate programmes raises the linguists, literature experts and writers of the future. Intensive efforts to open a new graduate program on Contemporary Turkish Dialects are also continuing.
The Psychology Department, with a strong team of academic staff is the newest addition to the Faculty having started offering classes at the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year. The department aims to raise competent psychologists in the field. Moreover the Psychology Department’s counseling services project which aims to provide psychological counseling to all students enrolled at the university, should it be required, is one of the university’s many social responsibility projects.
In addition to the education programmes offered by the respective faculty department, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences offers elective courses such as Turkish Literature for students from other faculties.
The “Atatürk Principles and Revolutionary History” a mandatory course for all Turkish speaking students at the university and the “The History of Turkey and Cyprus” and “Turkish” courses which all on-Turkish speaking students are required to take shows just how important the faculty is for the university.
Welcome to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, one of our oldest and finest established faculties, where you will feel at home.
Through the knowledge and skills you will acquire from our experienced academic staff you will be able to set sail to new horizons, equipped with the competences required by the globalizing world. You will be able to expand on the knowledge and skills you have acquired at our faculty in line with the unending process of learning, earning yourselves a distinguished place in the ever increasing competitive global job market. We have made it our motive to keep in contact with you, our most precious commodities, even long after you graduate.
Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Öğuz