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, origins and characteristics of myth; classical, biblical, Norse and Celtic mythology; 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; English history; British society and culture; American literature; world literature, and theory and practice of criticism. The courses which emphasize class practice, exercise and drills are composition, translation, reading and oral interpretation, and research techniques.

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 109  Translation I (English-Turkish)  3    3  6
ELIT 115  Oral Expression Discussion and Presentation  3    3  4
ELIT 139  Appreciation of Literature  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
MATH 103  Introductory Mathematics  3    3  6
TURK 101  Turkish I      2  2

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
CS 123  Introduction to Computing and Programming  3  2  3  6
ELIT 112  Translation II (Turkish-English)  3    3  4
ELIT 114  Critical Reading  3    3  6
ELIT 130  Selections from English Literature (to the Restoration)  3    3  5
ENG 102  English and Composition II  5    3  6
ENG 118  Advanced English Grammar II  3    3  4
TURK 102  Turkish II      2  2

SECOND YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 209  Topics in Literary and Cultural Studies  3    3  6
ELIT 217  Research and Writing Techniques for Literary Essays  3    3  6
ELIT 265  Introduction to the Novel  3    3  6
ELIT 281  The Short Story  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 222  Introduction to Theory and Criticism  3    3  6
ELIT 242  Introduction to Drama  3    3  6
ELIT 262  The English Novel (19th Century)  3    3  6
ELIT 270  Poetry  3    3  6
GE 251  Collegiate Activities Program II      1  1
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 351  Shakespeare I (Comedies, Romances, Problem Plays)  3    3  7
ELIT 355  Renaissance Literature  3    3  6
ELIT 361  Modern British Fiction I (to the 1950s)  3    3  7
HUM 111  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas I  3    3  6
  Non Technical Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 352  Shakespeare II (Tragedies, Roman Plays, Histories)  3    3  7
ELIT 356  Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Literature  3    3  6
ELIT 362  Modern British Fiction II (1950s to present)  3    3  6
HUM 112  Cultures Civilizations and Ideas II  3    3  6
  Non Technical Elective      3  6

FOURTH YEAR

Autumn Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 423  Theory and Practice of Criticism  3    3  6
ELIT 443  British Drama  3    3  6
ELIT 457  Major Writers of the Victorian Period  3    3  6
ELIT 471  Romantic Poetry  3    3  6
  Non Technical Elective      3  6

Spring Semester

Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS
Credit
Lec. Other
ELIT 463  Post-Colonial Literature  3    3  6
ELIT 474  Twentieth Century Poetry  3    3  6
ELIT 490  Senior Project  3    3  6
ENG 312  Introduction to Creative Writing  3    3  6
  Non Technical 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 mythology, as 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 242  Introduction to Drama  3    3  6
ELIT 265  Introduction to the Novel  3    3  6
ELIT 270  Poetry  3    3  6
ELIT 281  The Short Story  3    3  6
  ELIT Course Electives (2)      6  12


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