ECTS - Major Topics in Literature

Major Topics in Literature (ELIT324) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Major Topics in Literature ELIT324 3 0 0 3 6
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 aim of this course is to familiarize students with the aims and characteristics of postmodern rewriting via selected texts.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn about postmodernism and rewriting.
  • Read and analyze several postmodern texts on a global scale
Course Content This course includes major topics and themes in literature.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction- Modernism, Postmodernism, Rewriting
2 Borges, The Garden of Forking Paths
3 Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
4 Margaret Atwood-The Penelopiad
5 Art Spiegelman MAUS
6 Inglorious Basterds
7 Midterm I
8 Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber
9 Angela Carter, Puss-in-Boots
10 Tony Kushner, Angels in America
11 Don DeLilo Falling Man
12 Midterm II
13 Ahab's Wife Sena Jeter Naslund
14 Ahab's Wife Sena Jeter Naslund
15 Review
16 Final


Course Book 1. Jorge Luis Borges, The Labyrinths
2. Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
3. Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad
4. Art Spiegelman, MAUS I,II
5. Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
6. Tony Kushner, Angels in America
7. Don Delilo, Falling Man
8. Ahab's Wife, Sena Jeter Naslund

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
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
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 126