Graduation Project (ELIT406) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Graduation Project ELIT406 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, Drill and Practice, Brain Storming, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Sibel İzmir
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to help students write a graduation project using research techniques in the humanities.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Preparing a graduation project using research techniques
  • Writing a paper within academic integrity rules
  • Presenting an academic paper
Course Content Conducting an academic research with the tools gained in ELIT 405 Seminar course with relevant research and academic integrity rules.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction; What is literary research?
2 MLA Style Manual; Exercises; Library research MLA Style Manual 1.1-1.4
3 MLA Style Manual, Exercises, Library research MLA Style Manual 1.4-1.6
4 MLA Style Manual; Exercises; Library research MLA Style Manual 1.6-1.8
5 MLA Style Manual; Exercises; Library research MLA Style Manual 1.8-2 Formatting and editing of a previous paper
6 MLA Style Manual Plagiarism and Academic Integrity MLA Style Manual Chapter 2
7 Outline and bibliography Outline and bibliography due
8 Final outline and bibliography Final outline and bibliography due
9 Preparing the first draft of the research paper First draft of the research paper due
10 Editing
11 Preparing the second draft Second draft due
12 Preparing the final paper and bibliography Final Paper and Bibliography due
13 Presentations of papers
14 Presentations of papers


Course Book 1. Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.7th ed. New York: MLA, 2009
2. Tyson, Lois. Critical Theory Today. New York: Routledge, 2006
3. Altick, Richard D. and John J. Fenstermaker. The Art of Literary Research. 4th ed. New York: WW Norton, 1993.
Other Sources 4. Gibaldi, Joseph, ed. Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures. 2nd ed. New York: MLA, 1992.
5. Guerin, Wilfred L., et al. A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature. New York: Oxford UP, 2011
6. Harner, James L.. Literary Research Guide. New York: MLA, 1993
7. Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1996

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application 2 20
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation 1 20
Project 1 40
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 6 100
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
Application 2 4 8
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 20 20
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 2 4 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury
Total Workload 132