Short Story (ELIT213) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Short Story ELIT213 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, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives In this course, the students will learn about the genre and the traits that differentiate it from longer narratives as novella and novel. Throughout the course the students will be learning about elements of fiction, such as plot, setting, character, and point of view, tone, among others.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn about the elements of fiction
  • Are be able to recognize the elements of fiction in a literary work
  • Are able to employ elements of fiction when analyzing literary texts
  • Get acquainted with numerous short stories from around the world
Course Content Elements of fiction, definition of short-fiction and analyses of several works.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Elements of Short Fiction
3 Elements of Short Fiction- Philosophy of Composition Edgar allan Poe
4 The Tell-Tale Heart E.A. Poe
5 A Hanging, George Orwell
6 The Lottery, Shirley Jackson
7 Rocking-Horse Winner, D.H. Lawrence
8 Midterm
9 Araby James Joyce
10 A Clean Well-Lİghted Place, ernest Hemingway
11 Catbird Seat, James Thurber
12 Rape Fantasies, Margaret Atwood
13 Midterm
14 A Goodman is Hard to Find, Flannery O'Connor
15 Sudden Story, Robert Coover
16 Final


Course Book 1. Fiction 100: An Anthology of Short Stories, James H. Pickering

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 7 100
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 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 4 3 12
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 123