Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
190301504102LITERARY TERMS AND MOVEMENTSCompulsory245
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Students are expected to become familiar with the literary terms, literary movements and be able to analyze literary works with regard to the related movement.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğretim Üyesi Zafer ŞAFAK
Learning Outcomes
1Knowing the literary terms.
2Knowing the literary terms.
3Recognizing the literary movements.
4Recognizing the literary movements.
5Comprehending why any given literary movement emerges in any certain period.
6Comprehending why any given literary movement emerges in any certain period.
7Being able to make evaluations on the similarities, differences and opposing characteristics among the literary movements of the diverging periods.
8Being able to make evaluations on the similarities, differences and opposing characteristics among the literary movements of the diverging periods.
9To be able to write critical essays on the literary movements and the works they gave rise to.
10To be able to write critical essays on the literary movements and the works they gave rise to.
Mode of Delivery
Daytime Class
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Basic Literary Terms
Recommended Optional Programme Components
The participants are expected to have obtained A Glossary of Literary Terms (Seventh Edition, by M. H. Abrams Cornell University), The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms (Third Edition, by Peter Childs, Roger Fowler), A History of Literary Criticism From Plato to the Present (by M. A. R. Habib, 2005) scrutinize particularly the first and the third books, the related subject matter of which are given below.
Course Contents
The course covers specific and prominent literary terms and concepts, figures of speech, terms of non-fiction (non-imaginative literature), terms of elements of a narrative, terms of drama and literary genres and particularly the literary movements directing the course of literary genres in question.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction Literary Movements/Ancient Literature Classicism as a Literary Movement (c. 400 BC)--
2Literature/Literary Terms Imaginative Literature, Non-Imaginative Literature, Written&Oral Literature--
319th Century *Realism as a Literary Movement (c. 1860)--
4Literary Types/Genres Fiction, Prose, Short Story Novella, Story or Tale, Fable, Saga, Legend, Myth, Novel and Types of Novels Novel, Picaresque Novel, Epistolary Novel, Stream of Consciousness Novel, Nouveau Novel, Anti-Novel, Gothic Novel, Science Fiction--
519th Century *Naturalism as a Literary Movement (c. 1860)--
6Drama in Classical Literature, in the Middle Ages and in the Early Renaissance Period Classical Elements of a Dramatic Play The Unities, Hamartia, Tragic Flaw, Hubris, Nemesis, Catharsis, Anagnorisis Types of Dramatic Plays Tragedy, Senecan Tragedy, Revenge Tragedy, Domestic Tragedy--
720th Century *Modernism as a Literary Movement (c. 1900)--
8Mid-Term--
9Elements of Narrative Plot, Sub-plot, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, crisis, catastrophe, denoument, prologue, epilogue, in media res, flashback, conflict, Characters and Point of View Point of view, participant character, non-participant character, characterization, flat and round characters, stock character, protagonist--
10The Second Half of the 20th Century Absurdism as a Literary Movement (c. 1950)--
11Figures of Speech and Some Other Crucial Terms Figurative Language, imagery, symbol, simile, metaphor, conceit, personification, paradox, oxymoron, irony, dramatic irony or tragic irony, hyperbole, euphemism, alliteration, aside, soliloquy--
12The Second Half of the 20th Century Postmodernism as a Literary Movement (c. 1950)--
13The Second Half of the 20th Century Postcolonialism as a Literary Movement (c. 1960)--
14The Second Half of the 20th Century Magic Realism as a Literary Movement (c. 1940)--
Recommended or Required Reading
A Glossary of Literary Terms The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms/2001 Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory Literary Movements for Students/Gale Cengage Learning-Second Edition/2009 A Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory/2013 A History of Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present/2005 Literary Movements for Students/ Gale-Cengage Learning/2008.
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 Examination12020
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion12020
Criticising Paper14040
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)142
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