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English Language and Literature programme combines a survey of the subject, from the medieval period to the present day - Shakespeare and Milton, Austen and the Brontës - with a range of innovatory approaches to specific topics. The objectives of the programme are:

*Acquire in-depth knowledge of English and American Literature from selected sources, develop critical abilities, see how Literature depicts human nature, relationships, social and political developments and the world around us.

*Introduce students to a wide range of literary texts and to make them enthusiastic and responsive readers enable students to analyse and argue persuasively, and to become independent and self-motivated scholars equip students with the skills required for further research or for those professions (including teaching, the public sector, the media and business) which require critical and analytical skills, powers of communication and an awareness of the broad meanings of culture.

*Be able to work in different contexts: individually, within seminars and as members of small groups with collective responsibility for producing oral or written analysis.

Our department promotes a research-intensive environment to promote humanistic inquiry and exchange by supporting innovative scholarly projects and by creating opportunities for interaction among scholars, students and lifelong learners. We aim to ensure that students acquire the analytical skills, historical depth, and appreciation of diverse cultures needed to assume leadership roles as responsible, ethical, and path-breaking scholars, cultural workers, creative artists, policy makers and professional communicators. We prepare our students to be thoughtful and engaged citizens in a global world.



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5. Semester
6. Semester
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8. Semester

CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

ELIT101 
Speaking Skills I 

ELIT103 
Reading Skills I 

ELIT105 
Grammar I 

ELIT107 
Writing Skills I 

ELIT113 
Turkish: Writing 

BUS103 
Introduction to Computers 

Total
 
 
 
18


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

ELIT102 
Speaking Skills II 

ELIT104 
Reading Skills II 

ELIT106 
Grammar II 

ELIT108 
Writing Skills II 

ELIT110 
British History 

Total
 
 
 
15


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

ELIT201 
Critical Reading 

ELIT203 
Literary Theory and Criticism I 

ELIT205 
Introduction to Literature 

ELIT207 
Life and Society in Britain 

ELIT209 
Literary Research Techniques 

NH001 
National History I 

Total
 
 
 
15


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

ELIT202 
American History and Culture 

ELIT204 
Literary Theory and Criticism II 

ELIT206 
Mythology 

ELIT208 
The Short Story 

NH002 
National History II 

 
Elective I 

Total
 
 
 
15


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

ELIT301 
British Poetry and Prose I 

ELIT303 
British Novel I 

ELIT305 
British Drama I 

ELIT307 
Translation I 

ELIT309 
American Drama 

 
Elective II 

Total
 
 
 
18


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

ELIT302 
British Poetry and Prose II 

ELIT304 
British Novel II 

ELIT306 
British Drama II 

ELIT308 
Translation II 

 
Elective III 

Total
 
 
 
15


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

ELIT401 
British Poetry and Prose III 

ELIT403 
British Novel III 

ELIT405 
British Drama III 

ELIT407 
American Poetry 

 
Elective IV 

Total
 
 
 
15


CODE
COURSE NAME
T
P
C

ELIT402 
British Poetry and Prose IV 

ELIT404 
British Novel IV 

ELIT406 
British Drama IV 

ELIT408 
American Novel 

 
Elective V 

Total
 
 
 
15




+-Course Descriptions

COM 103 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

An understanding of the need for the management of data as an organizational resource. Introduction to the fundamental concepts of data processing. Students’ skills in the application of computers and their knowledge of hardware and software are enhanced.

 

ELIT 101 SPEAKING SKILLS I

The aim is to improve the students’ listening and speaking skills through different activities; such as, exposure to authentic texts, reading comprehension, speaking; listening to poetry; speaking tasks through active student participation.

 

ELIT 102 SPEAKING SKILLS II

The course aims to introduce activities to improve the students’ listening and speaking skills; Students will be expected to produce speaking activities and oral presentations.

 

ELIT 103 READING SKILLS I

The aim is to improve the students’ reading comprehension skills through exposure to authentic texts and help them establish the link between vocabulary, language structure and meaning.

 

ELIT 104 READING SKILLS II

The course aims to improve the students’ skills in understanding and solving authentic English texts which are structurally and semantically more complex.

 

ELIT 105 GRAMMAR I

The aim is to improve the student’s ability to use the language; teach the language structure, show the relation between the structure and vocabulary and raise student awareness to get the meaning through the structure.

 

ELIT 106 GRAMMAR II

The course aims to improve the student’s language skills at the text and context level; It also aims to assist students in making a connection between context and text style, establishing language structures and to use them in context to produce a text.

 

ELIT 107 WRITING SKILLS I

Types of writing paragraphs and structure of paragraphs, writing techniques, analysing, making the plan of a paragraph, summarising comment and answering the exam questions as paragraphs.

 

ELIT 108 WRITING SKILLS I I

The course aims to improve the students’ skills in various types of paragraph and composition writing that include explanation, comparison and contrast and cause and effect relationships.

 

ELIT 110 BRITISH HISTORY

A study of the cultural history of England, in the context of Western civilization. In keeping with this, the development of the British society and literature from the early ages until the 19th century is covered through the study of major social, political and historical developments and their reflections in the literature of the relevant periods.

 

ELIT 201 CRITICAL READING

Gaining a deeper understanding of the reading texts. Backing statements and ideas with credible evidence, finding logical reasoning and arguments in a text, justfying the thesis statement. Evaluating texts critically.

 

ELIT 202 AMERICAN CULTURE & HISTORY

American history and culture from colonial to contemporary period with reference to social, political, philosophical and scientific developments are given by means of a thorough study of the several issues for demonstration.

 

ELIT 203 LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM I

A historical survey of literary theory and criticism: the classical tradition with emphasis on Aristotle, Renaissance and neoclassical criticism, humanism and classical realism, the development of modern criticism.

 

ELIT 203 LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM II

An overview of twentieth century literary and criticism starting off with Russian formalism, Marxism, reader responses to criticism, structuralism, post-structuralism, modernism and post- modernism.

 

ELIT 205 INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

Understanding the basic concepts in literature; analysis and criticism; introducing different ages and schools in literature, analysis of some samples of representative master pieces.

 

ELIT 206  MYTHOLOGY

Readingsin the major mythologies of the world. Examination of the nature of myth with emphasis on relevant anthropological considerations and on the use creative writers, past and present, have made of mythological themes

 

ELIT 207 LIFE AND SOCIETY IN BRITAIN

The social structure (class, nationalities and ethnic groups, identities), family structures, town and country cultures, customs and traditions, education system, National Health Service, working Britain (employment, unemployment, unions), and the forces of law and order (the police, the army, paramilitary organisations, the traffic administration) in contemporary Britain are explored.

 

ELIT 208 THE SHORT STORY

In this course, first, the origins of the short story from the Middle Ages to the beginning of the twentieth century is dealt with. Then, the characteristics of the short story as a modern genre is established through the works of Poe, Chekhov and Maupassant, the forerunners of this genre. Finally, along with representative texts by major twentieth century British writers, short stories by outstanding American, European writers are studied.

 

ELIT 209 LITERARY RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

Research techniques, its general terminology, the ways of using the library and electronic sources, as well as how to choose a topic (how to focus), conduct source research (bibliography technique), prepare a working bibliography (on bibliography cards), note cards, and an outline; and write a rough draft in the proper essay format (footnote, quotation, etc) by using the MLA style sheet constitute the main work in this course.

 

ELIT 301 BRITISH POETRY AND PROSE I

The brief survey of the historical,social, cultural and literary developments from the Anglo-Saxon period to the end or the Renaissance covering the exemplary poetry

 

ELIT 302 BRITISH POETRY AND PROSE II

The course aims at a detailed study of British poetry and prose writings within the literary and social contexts of the 17th and 18th centuries with reference to major literary figures and their works,. The course also aims at enabling the students to develop a critical approach to the texts studied.

 

ELIT 303 BRITISH NOVEL I

Students will read and discuss works by canonical and sub-canonical authors and innovators of the novel during the semester. Through so doing we will study not only the important figures in the novel`s development but also the main novel genres produced as the novel developed. This course aims at developing the students` interpretive strategies of early English novel.

 

ELIT 304 ENGLISH NOVEL II

The development of the British novel from the early 20th century to the 1900s is studied through the appreciation of novels by major British novelists ranging from Virginia Woolf to George Orwell and William Golding in the light of the social, political, scientific and philosophical developments of the period.

 

ELIT 305 BRITISH DRAMA I

After providing an introduction to the rise of theatre in England, the characteristic dramatic seen in the Middle Ages, that is mystery, miracle and morality plays, are handled with reference to representative works. Next, the Elizabethan period, and the developments in drama and theatre are dealt with. The examination of the Jacobean period  and finally, the Restoration period and developments in drama and theatre are explored.

 

ELIT 306 BRITISH DRAMA II

British plays written between the 19th  century and the 1960s and their critical awareness of drama.

 

ELIT 307 & 308 TRANSLATION I & II

The aim of the course is to introduce the students to preliminary principles of translation and to develop their translation skills through the translation of various texts with the help of different sorts of dictionaries. In addition, the course also aims at improving the students’ command of English and Turkish.

 

ELIT 309 AMERICAN DRAMA

An intensive thematic and technical study of representative texts from the 1920s to the present by writers like E. O’Neill (Desire Under the Elms), T. Williams (The Glass Menagerie), T. Wilder (The Skin of Our Teeth), A. Miller (All My

Sons), L. Hellman (The Children’s Hour), L. Hansberry (A Raisin in the Sun), E. Albee (The Zoo Story) and S. Shepard (The Curse of the Starving Class) will be carried out within the framework of relevant literary theories.

 

ELIT 401 BRITISH POETRY AND PROSE III

This course studies major samples of poetry and prose from Romantic and Victorian periods within the context of the historical, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds of both periods.
 

ELIT 402 BRITISH POETRY AND PROSE IV

The course aims to offer a comprehensive knowledge of 20th Century British poetry and prose through the study of works representative of the literary  achievements of the time, and also to enable the students to develop a critical approach to the texts studied.

 

ELIT 403 BRITISH NOVEL III

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the philosophical, cultural, and social developments of the first half of the 20th century as well as the aesthetic and literary movements that influenced the emergence of the Modern novel in Britain.

 

ELIT 404  BRITISH NOVEL IV

This course aims to teach English novel from the 1950s to the present with an analytical approach for understanding the contemporary British novel. Major technical innovations, writing modes and themes that have emerged in the novel,

especially after the 1960s, will be introduced within the context of post modern social  formations, fictional and theoretical developments and cultural debates in England. The course aims to develop the students` analytical ability to interpret the texts of contemporary novels.

 

ELIT 405 ENGLISH DRAMA III

British plays written between 1960 -1980 and their critical awareness of drama.

 

ELIT 406 ENGLISH DRAMA IV

The course is concerned with the study of major developments in British drama from the 1980s to the present times with reference to specific dramatists and their works.

 

ELIT 407 AMERICAN POETRY

This course studies the poetry of major American poets who have influenced the development of American poetry to teach the students important characteristics of American poetry and its development from the beginnings to the present.

 

ELIT 408 AMERICAN NOVEL

The aim of the course is to introduce the changing attitudes in American novel by explaining the changes in the American cultural background and the changes in the novel techniques.

 

NH001 NATIONAL HISTORY

The history of the establishment of the Republic of Turkey after the defeat and collapse of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 1914-18 World War I.Teaching of the Principles of Atatürk; the chronological account of the Republican Revolution in the light of these principles.

 

TDE 103 TURKISH I: WRITING

The teaching of writing, sentence structure and grammar of the language. Organization of paragraphs. Special emphasize on writing styles.