ECTS - Realism and Naturalism in Literature

Realism and Naturalism in Literature (ELIT317) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Realism and Naturalism in Literature ELIT317 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, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to give the students an overall view of realism and naturalism in English literature. The course covers the period from the 18th century to the 20th century. The course is going to analyse a number of texts which are considered the representatives of realism and naturalism in English literature.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who complete this course successfully are going to: - Have an overall view of Realism and Naturalism movements in literature, - Learn how these movements are represented in English Literature, - Examine the effects of Realism and Naturalism in English Literature through a number of texts that are the representatives of these movements.
Course Content Major topics in fiction: Realism and Naturalism.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Realism
2 Introduction to Realism
3 Realism in English Literature
4 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Analysis of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in terms of its realism
5 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Analysis of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in terms of its realism
6 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
7 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
8 Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
9 Midterm Exam
10 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
11 Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
12 Introduction to naturalism
13 Naturalism in English Literature
14 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
15 Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy The due date for the submission of the term papers.


Other Sources 1. Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. Fort Worth, San Diego, Philadelphia, New York, Orlando, Austin, San Antonio Montreal, Toronto, London, Sydney, Tokyo: Harcourt Brace College Publishers. 1981.
2. Kearns, Katherine. Nineteenth - Century Literary Realism through the Looking- Glass. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.1996
3. Levine, George. The Realistic Imagination English Fiction from Frankenstein to Lady Chatterley. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1983.
4. Lloyd, Tom. Crises of Realism Representing Experience in the British Novel, 1816-1920. Bucknell University Press. 1997.
5. Pizer, Donald.(Ed).The Cambridge Companion to American Realism and Naturalism: Howells to London. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1995.
6. Shaw, Harry E. Narrating Reality Austen, Scott, Eliot. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press.1999.
7. Walder, Dennis. Approaching Literature: The Realist Novel. London: Routledge, 1996.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 15
Project 1 15
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
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
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) 14 3 42
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 6 6
Project 1 6 6
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 30 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 40 40
Total Workload 124