19th Century Novel (ELIT302) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
19th Century Novel ELIT302 3 0 0 3 6
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)
  • Prof. Dr. Belgin Elbir
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course is designed to study, within a historical, cultural and literary context, the main trends and developments in the nineteenth century English novel. The course will focus on novels by prominent Victorian novelists and examine them in detail.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • are acquainted with the variety of forms and subgenres that constitute the early nineteenth century and Victorian Novel
  • are able to relate the nineteenth century novels they study to their context
  • understand the development of the British novel as a literary genre in the early nineteenth century and the Victorian period.
  • improve their ability to read and analyse novels
Course Content Historical, cultural and literary context from the early 19th century to the death of Queen Victoria; reading and discussion of novels by major novelists of the period such as the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction: Historical, Cultural and Literary Context "The Romantic Period (1785-1830)",The Norton Anthology of English Literatüre, Vol. II
2 Historical, cultural and literary context "The Victorian Age (1830-1901", The Norton Anthology of English Literature Vol. II
3 Charlotte Bronte and her work Jane Eyre
4 Reading and Discussion: Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
5 Reading and Discussion: Jane Eyre Jane Eyre
6 Charles Dickens and his work David Copperfield
7 Reading and Discussion: David Copperfield David Copperfield
8 Reading and Discussion: David Copperfield David Copperfield
9 Midterm Revision
10 George Eliot and her work The Mill on the Floss
11 Reading and Discussion: The Mill on the Floss The Mill on the Floss
12 Reading and Discussion: The Mill on the Floss The Mill on the Floss
13 Reading and Discussion: The Mill on the Floss The Mill on the Floss
14 Thomas Hardy and his work "On the Western Circuit"
15 Reading and Discussion: "On the Western Circuit" / Overall Evaluation "On the Western Circuit"
16 Final Exam Revision


Other Sources 1. Abrams, M.H., A Glossary of Literary Terms
2. Gilmour, Robin. The Victorian Period: The Intellectual and Cultural Context of English Literature 1830-1890.
3. Kettle, Arnold. An Introduction to the English Novel
4. Showalter, Elaine. A Literature of Their own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing.
5. Thomas, Jane (ed.) Guides to English Literature: Victorian Literature: From 1830 to 1900.
6. The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol. II
Course Book 7. Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre
8. Dickens, Charles. David Copperfield.
9. Eliot, George. The Mill on the Floss.
10. Hardy, Thomas,"On the Western Circuit",The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol.II

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 50
Percentage of Final Work 50
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 4 56
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 154