ECTS - Renaissance English Literature

Renaissance English Literature (ELIT209) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Renaissance English Literature ELIT209 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 The objective of the course is to enable the students to be familiar with the renaissance English literature.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will have detailed knowledge about the works of the outstanding writers of the Renaissance period.
  • will have developed their skills to analyze literary works through the analysis of the literature of the period.
  • will have learned the significant concepts and historical processes that prepared the cultural and political backround of the period, such as Renaissance, Humanism, Reformation, Nationalism with their socio-cultural consequences, including the prominent forms of poetry such as the sonnet, pastoral, epic/romance, allegory and also significant prose works of the period.
Course Content Poetry and prose by the outstanding writers and poets such as Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, Spenser and Shakespeare.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 What is humanism? Text will be provided by the instructor
2 16th century background Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p. 413-463
3 16th century background Norton Anthology Vol. 1 Pages: 413-463
4 The sonnet: Wyatt Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p. 461-63
5 Surrey Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p. 473-74
6 Sidney Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p. 481-83
7 Sidney Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p. 481-83
8 Spenser Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p.528-562
9 Spenser Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p.528-562
10 Midterm Review
11 Shakespeare’s Sonnets Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p. 865-68
12 Shakespeare Norton Anthology Vol. 1, p. 865-68
13 Shakespeare Shakespeare
14 Thomas More Thomas More
15 Review Review
16 Final Exam Review


Course Book 1. The Norton Anthology of English Literature Vol. 1
Other Sources 2. Renaissance Literature and Culture by Lisa Hopkins. Continuum. 2006.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 15
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 25
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 4 100
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 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 5 5
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125