Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
English Literature II ELT 202 4 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 primary objective of ELT 202 English Literature II is to familiarize the students with the leading names of American Literature, and in this way, help them acquire an overall appreciation of the field. Thanks to the course, the students will value subjective viewspoints held while reading literary pieces and gain the skill of textual analysis. By having a look at various reading experiences through separate perspectives, they contsruct an understanding of the nature of reading.

Course Content

The present course is a continuation of ELT 201 – English Literature. It’s designed to familiarize students with the milestones of American Literature through a close analysis of selected pieces ranging from novel to poetry. Comparing to 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. The students are encouraged to produce their own interpretations of the reading experience.
The pieces are intentionally selected to provoke questioning and lateral thinking, which are the distinctive abilities of human beings though they are deliberately knocked out of the individuals attempting to gain a foothold in a vicious circle. Therefore, the course with such a social mission gets you to question even the mostly well-accepted norms dictated by the mainstream. Furthermore, you are also invited to approach the materials technically and come up with some different –in a way professional- perspectives.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Discussion, Testing,
2 Discussion, Question-Answer, Testing,
3 Discussion, Lecture, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Identification of the Course / Syllabus Review / Discussion of Principles Survey of American Literature. “What is a Nation?” by E. Renan
2 “Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America” “Declaration of Independence”
3 American Transcendentalism: “Self-Reliance” R.W. Emerson
4 Close Reading of the Selected Quotes from the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain
5 Close Reading of the Selected Quotes from the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Twain
6 "O Captain! My Captain!" and "For You O Democracy!"
7 Gothic Fiction: “Ligeia” Edgar Allan Poe
8 Midterms
9 “My Life Closed Twice before Its Close” and “The Soul Selects Her Own Society” E. Dickinson
10 “Mending Wall” and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
11 Confessional Turn, Personal to Political: “Lady Lazarus” by Sylvia Plath
12 Peter Orr's Interview with Palth & Plath's biography and its relation to her pieces
13 The Authorial vs. Textual Meaning: “The Death of the Author” by R. Barthes
14 Revision
Course Notes
Course Resources

·      Alexie, Sherman, and Ellen Forney. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. New York, NY: Little, Brown, 2007.

·      Emerson, R. Waldo. “Self-Reliance.” (Any editions.)

·      Glaspell, Susan. TriflesThe Norton Anthology of American Literature. Shorter 6th ed. Ed. NinaBaym. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003. 1893-1903. Print.

·      Salinger, J.D. The Catcher in the Rye. London: Penguin Popular Classics, 2010. Print.

·      Twain, Mark. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. London: Penguin Popular Classics, 2012. Print. (Only the Selected Parts!)

·      Other documents compiled by the instructor. Please look at “Tentative Schedule.”

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. X
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. X
3 As a foreign language teacher, knows the legislation concerning the duties, rights and responsibilities and behaves in compliance with the legislation. X
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. X
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. X
10 Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
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. X
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. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Kısa Sınav 5
2. Kısa Sınav 5
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 2 1 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Performance Task (Seminar) 14 1 14
Total Workload 100
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4
dersAKTSKredisi 4