ECTS - Science Fiction and Fantasy

Science Fiction and Fantasy (ELIT211) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Science Fiction and Fantasy ELIT211 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.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims to familiarize students with the historical development of science fiction and fantasy as literary genres. Besides, it aims to introduce them to these genres through the exploration of novels and short stories of such major writers as Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, among others.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Have an in depth knowledge about the genres of fantasy and science fiction
  • Analyze major works of science fiction and fantasy
  • Are able to tell the difference between the two genres
Course Content Historical background of science fiction and fantasy, Analysing several texts

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction, the historical development of fantasy and science fiction genres, differences and common characteristics
2 Types of Fantasy, Types of Science Fiction ( from myth to fairy-tale etc; from time travel to cyborgs)
3 Frankenstein "the ur science fiction novel"
4 H.G. Wells The Island of Dr. Moreau
5 A comparative analysis of Frankenstein and The Island of Dr. Moreau-- the mad scientist, playing god, first cyborgs, female characters-the abscence and silence thereof, etc
6 The evolution of the genres of utopia and dystopia and characteristics
7 Goerge Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four
8 Nineteen Eighty-Four
9 Midterm
10 Woman on the Edge of Time, Marge Piercy, Feminism, postcolonialism, fantasy and science fiction
11 Blade Runner- Movie Screening
12 Androids, Cyborgs, Robots, etc. What it means to be human? The repercussions of cyborgization and virtual reality-class discussions
13 The Girl Who Was Plugged In, "I'd rather be a cyborg than a goddess?"
14 The genre of Metaphor- Fantasy The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
15 The Hobbit
16 Final


Other Sources 3. James, Edward. The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
4. Allen, Judy. Fantasy Encyclopedia. London: Kingfisher Publication, 2005.
Course Book 5. Mary Shelly Frankenstein, or Modern Prometheus
6. H.G. Wells The Island of Dr. Moreau
7. George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four
8. J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit
9. James Tiptree Jr. "The Girl Who was Plugged In"
10. Marge Piercy Woman on the Edge of Time

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 25
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 35
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 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 126