ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Ayşe Çelikkol, Ph.D., Chair

Academic Staff
Part-time Academic Staff
Courses

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

Through a study of major authors, literary works and movements, the undergraduate program in English Language and Literature helps students to achieve a mature understanding of themselves and the world, and to learn to read critically and analytically, write clearly and persuasively, reason soundly and express themselves intelligently in English. In addition to giving a solid foundation in English Literature and Culture, the curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, communication skills and intellectual growth.

The department curriculum comprises the analysis, study, and discussion of various types of literature, literary terms and movements; periods of English literature from Old and Middle English literature through Renaissance, 17th C., 18th C., the Romantic period, the Victorian age, to the present; theory and practice of criticism.

Apart from department courses, students will be able to take elective courses from a wide variety of subjects offered by the other departments of the University, notably in foreign languages, social sciences, computer programming, and fine arts. This wider distribution of courses will provide the students with opportunities to broaden their culture, contribute to a desirable balance of intellectual interests, and prepare them for more specialized studies in the future.

CURRICULUM

FIRST YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 139  Appreciation of Literature  3    3  6
ELIT 143  Literature in its Contexts  3    3  6
ENG 101  English and Composition I  5    3  6
ENG 117  Advanced English Grammar I  3    3  4
GE 100  Orientation  1    1  1
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  2

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 152  Research and Writing Techniques  3    3  6
ELIT 164  Concepts in Literary Studies  3    3  6
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  6
ENG 118  Advanced English Grammar II  3    3  4
MATH 103  Introductory Mathematics  3    3  6
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  2

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 123  Introduction to Computing and Programming  3  2  3  6
ELIT 227  Poetry and Poetics  3    3  6
ELIT 273  Medieval and Renaissance Literature  3    3  6
GE 250  Collegiate Activities Program I      -  1
HIST 200  History of Turkey  4    4  8
SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology  3    3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 230  Fiction and Narrative  3    3  6
ELIT 246  Drama and Performance  3    3  6
ELIT 256  Civil War, Restoration,Revolution  3    3  6
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  1
PHYS 200  Physics for Poets  3    3  5
POLS 104  Introduction to Political Science II  3    3  6

THIRD YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 290  Summer Training      -  6
ELIT 359  Shakespeare  3    3  7
ELIT 377  Romantic Literature  3    3  6
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I  3    3  6
  Non Technical Elective      3  6
  Restricted Electives (2)      6  12

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 366  Victorian Literature  3    3  6
ELIT 392  Literary Theory  3    3  6
ENG 312  Introduction to Creative Writing  3    3  6
HUM 112  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II  3    3  6
  Non Technical Elective      3  6
  Restricted Elective      3  6

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 421  Literature and Modernity  3    3  6
ELIT 463  Postcolonial Literature  3    3  6
  Non Technical Elective      3  6
  Restricted Electives (3)      9  18

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 478  Post-War Literature  3    3  6
ELIT 490  Senior Project  3    3  6
  Non Technical Electives (2)      6  12
  Restricted Elective      3  6

MINOR PROGRAM

The Minor Program in English Language and Literature aims at providing a wide range of courses which deal with various topics in English literature, history and culture. In-depth analysis and discussion of literary genres, terms and movements form the basis of the program. Current trends in literature can be studied, but courses also cover various periods in English Literature, from Middle English literature to the Renaissance, the seventeenth century, the Neoclassical Age, the Victorian and Romantic periods and the present. Since our courses emphasize writing and speaking skills, students will gain fluency in English as well as good understanding of the texts within their historical and social contexts. One of the ultimate aims of the program is to consider the place of British culture and literature in relation to the formation of world literatures.

Prerequisite Courses:

  • A minimum grade of B- in ENG 102

CURRICULUM

Courses

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 164  Concepts in Literary Studies  3    3  6
ELIT 227  Poetry and Poetics  3    3  6
ELIT 230  Fiction and Narrative  3    3  6
ELIT 246  Drama and Performance  3    3  6
  ELIT Course Electives (2)      6  12


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