ECTS - Cultural History of Britain

Cultural History of Britain (ELIT106) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Cultural History of Britain ELIT106 3 0 0 3 7
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)
  • Instructor Dr. Sibel İzmir
Course Assistants
Course Objectives In this course social, political, cultural, intellectual and economic aspects of England, from the Anglo-Saxon period to our day are studied for the students to appreciate the context of English Literature. This course also provides strong basis for valid and useful comparisons in culture.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • acquire knowledge about the history of Britain
  • Learn about the culture of Britain
  • learn about British institutions
Course Content An understanding and knowledge of political, cultural, social, intellectual and economic history of Britain from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the 20th century.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Romano-Celtic Britain and Anglo-Saxon Britain The Norman Conquest and the Angevin Empire
3 The Norman Conquest and the Angevin Empire Late Medieval England
4 Late Medieval England Tudor England
5 Tudor England The Stuarts
6 The Stuarts The 18th Century
7 The 18th Century Social Change in the 18th Century England
8 Midterm Review
9 Social Change in the 18th Century England Society and Economy in Victorian England
10 Society and Economy in Victorian England The British Empire. Victorian Foreign Policy
11 The British Empire. Victorian Foreign Policy Scotland, Wales and Ireland in the 19th and early 20th centuries
12 Scotland, Wales and Ireland in the 19th and early 20th centuries Post WWII Britain
13 Post WWII Britain Contemporary Britain
14 Contemporary Britain
15 Contemporary Britain
16 Final Exam Review


Course Book 1. David McDowall, An Illustrated History of Britain
6. John Oakland, British Civilization
7. The Cambridge Cultural History
Other Sources 2. David McDowall, Britain in Close-Up
3. Ernest Woodward, History of England
4. F. E. Halliday, England: A Concise History
5. The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 2 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
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 5 70
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 2 10 20
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 178