Seminar (ELIT405) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Seminar ELIT405 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
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Brain Storming, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Evrim Doğan Adanur
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the Seminar course is to teach the students research techniques and the rules of academic writing
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • have developed an awareness of literary research
  • have acquired skills to prepare an outline and bibliography
  • have learned how to use the MLA style manual
Course Content Research techniques and academic paper writing rules.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Some Assumptions on the Meaning of Literature
3 literary research techniques
4 How to use the library
5 How to use electronic sources
6 MLA Style Manual
7 MLA Style Manual
8 MLA Style Manual
9 Midterm exam
10 What is a research paper, a presentation, a thesis, a dissertation?
11 Correction of and editing a previous paper
12 Choosing a subject, narrowing down the topic
13 Working on the outline and bibliography
14 Final outline
15 Final Bibliography


Course Book 1. Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.7th ed. New York: MLA, 2009
Other Sources 2. Altick, Richard D. and John J. Fenstermaker. The Art of Literary Research. 4th ed. New York: WW Norton, 1993.
3. Bennett, Andrew and Nicholas Royle. Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory. 3rd ed. Harlow, UK: Pearson, 2005
4. Guerin, Wilfred L., et al. A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature. New York: Oxford UP, 2011
5. Harner, James L.. Literary Research Guide. New York: MLA, 1993

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 1 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 2 30
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
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
Application 1 10 10
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 2 15 30
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 126