Shakespeare I (ELIT204) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Shakespeare I ELIT204 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Field Trip, Team/Group, Brain Storming, Role Play.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Evrim Dogan Adanur
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To analyse Shakespeare's comedies and romances.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • know the different dramatic genres in the Shakespearean canon
  • know Shakespeare's comedies and romances
  • can analyze Shakespearean plays
  • have knowledge on early-modern English theatre
  • have knowledge on the historical and cultural background of the era in which Shakespeare lived and produced.
Course Content Shakespeare's plays in dramatic, historical, cultural, and political context; his comedies and romances, close readings of a selection of plays.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Shakespearean Drama -
2 Shakespearean comedy -
3 Comedy of Errors Read Comedy of Errors
4 Comedy of Errors
5 Romantic Comedy--A Midsummer Night's Dream Read A Midsummer Night's Dream
6 A Midsummer Night’s Dream
7 Problem Play--The Merchant of Venice Read The Merchant of Venice
8 The Merchant of Venice
9 Midterm Exam Review
10 Measure for Measure Read Measure for Measure
11 Measure for Measure
12 Shakespeare's Romances--The Tempest Read The Tempest
13 The Tempest
14 Shakespeare's History Plays--Richard III Read Richard III
15 Richard III
16 Final Exam Review


Course Book 1. The Riverside Shakespeare
2. Arden Shakespeare
Other Sources 3. Terry Eagleton, Shakespeare
4. Russ MacDonald, The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare
5. Stanley Wells, The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare Studies
6. Stanley Wells and Michael Dobson, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing X
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature. X
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts X
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects X
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres. X
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures X
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field X
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking X
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research X
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production X
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English X
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects X
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language X
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 5 5
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125