Major Topics in Poetry (ELIT323) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Major Topics in Poetry ELIT323 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 aim of this course is to teach students major concepts related to poetry. To this end, the course aims at enabling students to analyse sample poems in English literature with reference to some chosen themes and topics. A variety of poems will be studied in terms of such themes as childhood, death, nature, war, love and so on
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • gain knowledge on certain themes employed in different poetic movements
  • improve their ability to read, appreciate and analyse different poetic movements with reference to some chosen themes and topics
Course Content Analysis of fundamental themes and terms in poetry

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Poetry Norton Anthology
2 Introduction to Poetry Norton Anthology
3 Death Norton Anthology
4 Carpe Diem Norton Anthology
5 Immortality Norton Anthology
6 Love Norton Anthology
7 Innocence and Experience Norton Anthology
8 Time and Change Norton Anthology
9 Midterm exam Revision
10 Marriage Norton Anthology
11 Patriotism Norton Anthology
12 Nature and Country Life Norton Anthology
13 Industrialism and the City Norton Anthology
14 War Norton Anthology
15 General Review Review
16 Final Exam Review


Course Book 1. Abrams, M.H. (gen.ed.)The Norton Anthology of English Literature. 6th ed.New York. London: W.W.Norton&Company, 1993.Volume I& II.
Other Sources 2. Glancy, Ruth. Thematic Guide to British Poetry. London: Greenwood Press. 2002.
3. O’Flinn, Paul. How to Study Romantic Poetry, London: Macmillan, 2001.
4. Perrine, Laurence. Sound and Sense: An Introduction to Poetry. New York, Burlingame: Harcourt, Brace and Company. 1956.
5. Roberts, Neil. (Ed.). A Companion to Twentieth Century Poetry. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
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 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 7 14
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125