Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
190301504100SHORT STORYCompulsory245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objective of this course is to examine short story in a detailed way as a literary genre. Students are expected to learn the traits of the genre, to become familiar with the short stories and short story writers both from English literature and American literature and thematically and structurally examine the short stories under discussion.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğretim Üyesi Zafer ŞAFAK
Learning Outcomes
1To know the chararcteristics of short story as a literary type.
2To know the chararcteristics of short story as a literary type.
3To comprehend the theoretical background and the terms/concepts of short story.
4To comprehend the theoretical background and the terms/concepts of short story.
5To able to examine the short story.
6To able to examine the short story.
7Being able to construct similiar fictional short stories in emulation of the authors from English and World literature.
8Being able to construct similiar fictional short stories in emulation of the authors from English and World literature.
9To be able to integrate the knowledge obtained from Short Story course with that of other courses.
10To be able to integrate the knowledge obtained from Short Story course with that of other courses.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Basic Literary Terms
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Students are expected to obtain the books; The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (Third Edition, by Peter Childs, Roger Fowler), Freytag’s Technique of the Drama: An Exposition of Dramatic Composition and Art (by Dr Gustav Freytag, An Authorized Translation from the Sixth German Edition by Elias J. MacEwan, Third Edition) and scrutinize the related subject matter given below: (From the First Book) Exposition, rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, crisis, catastrophe, denoument, (From the Second Book) Flashback, suspense, point of view, participant character, non-participant character, characterization, flat and round characters, stock character, protagonist, antagonist, anti-hero, foil, plot, sub-plot.
Course Contents
Course covers both signifcant terms to do mostly with short story to evaluate the genre better and notable short stories not only in British and American literature but also in World Literature.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction What is a short story ? Freytag's pyramid/triangle (of a fiction/dramatic play) Exposition, rising action, conflict, climax, falling action, crisis, catastrophe, denoument--
2Some Basic Terms Flashback, suspense, point of view, participant character, non-participant character, characterization, flat and round characters, stock character, protagonist, antagonist, anti-hero, foil, plot, sub-plot.--
3The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry/William Sidney Porter--
4The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe--
5The Haunted House by Virginia Woolf--
6The Lottery by Shirley Jackson--
7An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce--
8Mid-Term Exam--
9The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant--
10Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl--
11A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor--
12Kashtanka by Anton Chekhov--
13The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain--
14A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway--
Recommended or Required Reading
The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (Third Edition, by Peter Childs, Roger Fowler) Freytag’s Technique of the Drama: An Exposition of Dramatic Composition and Art (by Dr Gustav Freytag, An Authorized Translation from the Sixth German Edition by Elias J. MacEwan, Third Edition) The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations (by Georges Polti, James Knapp Reeve, 1924) Toward the End Closure and Structure in the American Short Story (by John Gerlach, The University of Alabama Press, 1985) A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (by David Malcolm, Cheryl Alexander Malcolm, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture) Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) The Cambridge Introduction to the Short Story in English (Cambridge Introductions to Literature, Adrian Hunter, 2007)
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)
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Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination12020
Final Examination13030
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion12020
Criticising Paper13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)142
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