ECTS - Psychology and Literature

Psychology and Literature (ELIT437) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Psychology and Literature ELIT437 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 The objective of the course is to enable the students to be familiar with Freudian and Jungian psychoanalytic concepts and terms as reflected in literary works.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • know how to analyse literary works, short stories in particular, from Freudian and Jungian psychoanalytic perspective.
Course Content Analyses of short stories through psychoanalysis and application of Freud and Jung`s theory and concepts to literary works.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Freudian Psychoanalytic theories Text will be provided by the instructor.
2 Jung'un kuramına giriş Text will be provided by the instructor
3 Psychoanalytic criticism, sample analysis E. A Poe- "Black Cat" Shirley Jackson "Charles"
4 Freud: Creative Writers and daydreaming 20th century Literary Criticism, pp. 36-42
5 Jung: Psychology and Literature 20th century Literary Criticism, pp. 174-188
6 Kate Chopin "The Storm", James Joyce "Araby" Fiction, pp.49-53, Dubliners, pp. 29-36
7 D.H. Lawrence- "Horse Dealer's Daughter" Fiction, s.130-144
8 D.H. Lawrence "Rocking Horse Winner" The Portable Lawrence, p. 147-166
9 Midterm Review
10 Alice Munroe "Wild Swans" Fiction, pp. 253-261
11 Doris Lessing- "A woman on a Roof" Fiction, p. 253-261
12 Alice Walker- "Everyday use" Fiction, pp. 314-321
13 Charles Perrault- "Blue Beard" "Blue Beard"
14 Angela Carter- "The Courtship of Mr. Lyon" Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, pp. 43-55
15 Ernest Hemingway- "The Short Happy Life of Mr. F. Macomber" Worlds of Fiction, s. 484-505
16 Final exam Review


Other Sources 1. Gwyn, R.S., Fiction: A Harper Collins Pocket Anthology. Harper Collins College Publishers, 1993.
2. Trilling, Diana.The Portable Lawrence. Penguin, 1977.
3. Carter, Angela. Bloody Chamber and Other Stories. Vintage, 2006.
4. Rubestein and Wilson, Worlds of Fiction. Macmillan Publishing Company, 1993.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
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 1 10 10
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 22 22
Total Workload 123