Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
English Literature I ELT 201 3 2 + 0 2 4
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. ALİ İLYA
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör. ALİ İLYA,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective

The present course is designed to familiarize the students with the basic concepts of different genres ranging from novel to poetry through a close analysis of selected pieces that are renowned for their literary merits. By comparison with other similar courses, it puts more emphasis on the field of literature itself rather than history of it. The reading materials are composed of works not only from different genres but also from different historical periods, therefore history is not excluded but it is inserted into the materials.
 

Course Content

It involves selected literary pieces from various periods and genres to introduce the main features of all the periods of the English Literature. It especially focusses on the contemporary pieces as the course aims to contribute to the development of the students´ critical and lateral thinking abilities rather than asking them to memorize the dates and names. That is, the materials expect the subjects to associate the themes and topics with their own lives and enhance their worldviews.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 The students will be able to define main genres of literary works. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
2 The student lists and explains the characteristics of different literary genres. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
3 The student tells the difference between main literary genres. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
4 The student recalls the historical period of the particular literary genre. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
5 The student recognizes the elements of literature. Lecture, Brain Storming, Testing, Performance Task,
6 Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Review of the Course Syllabus and a Brief Introduction to English Literature Thornley, G.C. and Gywneth Roberts. An Outline of English Literature. China: Longman, 2003. Print.
2 What is Reading? Reading as Communication Compiled Source
3 Intention, interpretation, and meaning making processes & Types of meaning & Questions and question types regarding the reading process Compiled Source
4 Elizabethan Drama, William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream Elements of Shakespearean Comedy Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. London: Penguin Popular Classics, 1994. Print.
5 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Psychoanalytical Criticism of the Play Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. London: Penguin Popular Classics, 1994. Print.
6 A Midsummer Night’s Dream The Structure of the Self: Id, Ego, Superego The Controlling Power of Society, and Freewill: The Clash Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. London: Penguin Popular Classics, 1994. Print.
7 The Age of Restoration “Can Life Be a Blessing?” by John Dryden 18th Century-Poetry “Ode on Solitude” by Alexander Pope Compiled Source
8 Midterm
9 18th Century-Prose “An Essay on Criticism” by Alexander Pope Compiled Source
10 Victorian Literature Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw Analysis of the Selected Extracts Shaw, George Bernard. Mrs. Warren’s Profession.
11 Victorian Literature Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw Analysis of the Selected Extracts Shaw, George Bernard. Mrs. Warren’s Profession.
12 The Turn of the Century: To the Modernism & T.S. Eliot, His Representative Views, Complex Issues in Literature “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” Compiled Source
13 The Turn of the Century: To the Modernism & T.S. Eliot, His Representative Views, Complex Issues in Literature “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” Compiled Source
14 Revision
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. London: Penguin Popular Classics, 1994. Print.

Shaw, George Bernard. Mrs. Warren’s Profession.  The copy I’ll provide for you.

Thornley, G.C. and Gywneth Roberts. An Outline of English Literature. China: Longman, 2003. Print.

Other documents compiled by me.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Explains the necessary theoretical, methodological and factual knowledge about foreign language (English) education and teaching profession and uses them to produce solution(s) to educational problems.
2 Uses language skills (reading, speaking, writing, listening skills) at a level that can communicate effectively by analyzing written and oral texts produced in foreign language (English) and mother tongue (Turkish) with a critical approach.
3 As a foreign language teacher, knows the legislation concerning the duties, rights and responsibilities and behaves in compliance with the legislation.
4 Uses the scientific methods and technologies required to follow the innovations in the field of foreign language teaching, to develop original activities and to find solution(s) to possible problems.
5 Plans the language learning process taking into account the diverse characteristics and life experiences of learners and organizes the appropriate environments and carry out the process effectively.
6 Analyzes and evaluates foreign language teaching programs in their own context by choosing appropriate approaches.
7 Prepares and implements appropriate assessment and evaluation tools for foreign language teaching and development of students.
8 Effectively uses intercultural communication skills in the process of foreign language (English) teaching and with his/her attitudes and behaviours becomes a role model for the students.
9 Actively uses the skills of learning to learn, self-regulation, lifelong learning, critical and creative thinking and redounds these skills to his/her students. Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher.
10 Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher.
11 At the end of the process of foreign language (English) education, prepares his/her students as individuals who can use foreign language as an effective communication medium in everyday life.
12 Knows the structure of the language to be taught, the rules and the various contexts in which it can be used, and uses the target language appropriately and compares it to other languages he/she has learned.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 85
1. Kısa Sınav 5
2. Kısa Sınav 5
3. Kısa Sınav 5
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 2 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Quiz 3 2 6
Final examination 1 5 5
Total Workload 98
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.92
dersAKTSKredisi 4