Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
190301501100INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LITERATURECompulsory115
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims to introduce the literary, historical and cultural background of English Literature starting from Anglo-Saxon Period. This course enhances cultural literacy and awareness of relevant issues in the humanities. It also aims to enhance the student’s ability to think critically on canonical texts.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Asya Sakine UÇAR
Learning Outcomes
1To identify the cultural, historical and literary characteristics of the major periods of English Literature.
2To identify the cultural, historical and literary characteristics of the major periods of English Literature.
3 To identify major writers and their works.
4 To identify major writers and their works.
5To define the historical and cultural background of major texts
6To define the historical and cultural background of major texts
7 To differentiate the literary genres and periods.
8 To differentiate the literary genres and periods.
9To think critically and analytically.
10To think critically and analytically.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
none
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Anglo-Saxon Period, Anglo-Norman Period, The Medieval Period, major writers and their works, literary concepts and genres.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1The Anglo-Saxon Period (AD. 450-1066)Introduction Reading, lecture
2Analysis of; "Caedmon’s Hymn” "The Dream of the Rood"Reading, Question-Answer, discussions
3Analysis of elegies "The Wanderer" "the Seafarer"Reading, Question-Answer, discussions
4Epic Poetry BeowulfReading, question-answer, discussion
5Analysis of Beowulf continued.reading, question answer, discussion
6Anglo Norman Period, historical backgroundreading, question answer, discussion
7Arthurian legends What is romance?reading, question answer, discussion
8midterm
9Analysis of Sir Gawain and the Green Knightreading, question answer, discussion
10A brief look at Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.reading, question answer, discussion
11Analysis of Piers Plowman reading, question answer, discussion
12Mystery and Morality Plays A brief analysis of Everymanraeding, question answer, discussion
13Analysis of Morte d'Arthurreading, question answer, discussion
14final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Makeup Examination111
Attending Lectures14114
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination155
Performance1010100
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)141
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