Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
190301502102LITERARY TEXT ANALYSISCompulsory125
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning how to study, analyse and discuss a literary text.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Asya Sakine UÇAR
Learning Outcomes
1Introducing and discussing the characteristics of poetry, drama, and prose. Closely reading, analysing, and criticising the literary texts and visual materials Developing an awareness of the characteristics of poetry such as rhythm, rhyme scheme, and metaphor. Developing the skills to comment on the dramatic techniques.
2Introducing and discussing the characteristics of poetry, drama, and prose. Closely reading, analysing, and criticising the literary texts and visual materials Developing an awareness of the characteristics of poetry such as rhythm, rhyme scheme, and metaphor. Developing the skills to comment on the dramatic techniques.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The aim of this course is to teach students how to analyse a literary text. The lectures will relate to the readings, paintings, and films assigned for each class; however, they will also cover outside sources. Students are expected to read/watch the assigned material in time, to participate in class discussions, and to take a midterm and a final exam. In the exams students will be responsible for all course material and class discussions.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Textual analysis: poetry Introduction to poetryReading, Question-Answer, discussions
2Understanding poetry, poetic language, poetical devices Dylan Thomas- “Do not go gentle into that good night” W.H. Auden- “Lady Weeping at the Crossroads”Reading, Question-Answer, discussions
3*Looking at Pictures-Visual works of art and interpreting them Rewriting example-Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "Short Story on a Painting of Gustav Klimt *Examining examples like “Rodin’s Danaide” and “Titian’s Flaying of Marsyas” with excerpts from Byatt’s The Virgin in the Garden (p. 104) and Babel Tower (p. 249)reading, question answer, discussion
4Textual analysis: drama - The definition and history of Drama - Elements of Drama - Definition of Tragedy  Aristotle's Poetics: Five Elements of Tragedy & The Three Unitiesreading, question answer, discussion
5Greek Tragedies: Oedipus Rex by Sophoclesreading, question answer, discussion
6Oedipus Rex continuesreading, question answer, discussion
7edebi metin inceleme: kısa hikayereading, question answer, discussion
8midterm
9Short story example: Doris Lessing- A Woman on a Roofreading, question answer, discussion
10modern drama:A.S. Byatt-Sanat İşireading, question answer, discussion
11Textual analysis: novel Muriel Spark- The Prime of Miss Jean Brodiereading, question answer, discussion
12The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie continuesreading, question answer, discussion
13revision
14final exams
Recommended or Required Reading
Aristotle's Poetics, Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "Short Story on a Painting of Gustav Klimt, A.S. Byatt's "Matisse Stories", Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
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
English
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Makeup Examination111
Attending Lectures14114
Self Study14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010
Performance1010100
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)151
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