Undergraduate Programme Curriculum (as of 2016-2017 Fall Semester) Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

ELIT 101 - Survey of English Literature I
Old English Period Background, Middle English Period Background, 16th century Background, Sonnet Tradition, 17th century Background, John Milton.

ELIT 102 - Survey of English Literature II
Four literary periods: the Restoration, Romantic, Victorian, and the 20th century

ELIT 103 - Literary Terms and Movements
Fiction, non-fiction, prose, short story, novella, tale, fable, saga, legend, myth, romance, types of novel, drama, poetry, and definition of major literary movements

ELIT 104 - Mythology and the Epic Tradition
Ancient Greek and Roman Myths, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

ELIT 105 - Research Techniques and Academic Writing
General characteristics of academic paragraphs and essays that are coherent, cohesive and well-organized as well as the skills of doing research for a given topic and the basics of MLA citation rules.

ELIT 106 - Cultural History of Britain
An understanding and knowledge of political, cultural, social, intellectual and economic history of Britain from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the 20th century.

ELIT 107 - Advanced English Grammar and Writing I
Tenses, Modals, Passive Voice, Countable and Uncountable Nouns, Articles/ Writing paragraphs and essays

ELIT 108 - Advanced English Grammar and Writing II
Sentence Structure, Adverbial Clauses, Noun Clauses, Relative Clauses, Types of Sentences, Sentence Analysis /Types of the Essay

ELIT 203 - Introduction to Drama
Drama and theatre, the historical evaluation and dramatic elements of theatre, analysis of dramatic texts.

ELIT 204 - Shakespeare I
Shakespeare's plays in dramatic, historical, cultural, and political context; his comedies and romances, close readings of a selection of plays.

ELIT 205 - Translation I
Translation of various texts from English to Turkish; a comparative study of the source and the target languages, particularly from a grammatical perspective, complex sentence structures their comparison on a contextual basis.

ELIT 206 - Translation II
Translation of various texts from Turkish to English; a comparative study of the source and the target languages, particularly from a grammatical perspective; complex sentence structures and their comparison on a contextual basis.

ELIT 207 - Medieval English Literature
Works of Anglo Saxon Period: Epic, Works of Anglo Norman Period: Romance, Works of Late Middle Ages: Dream Poetry, frame-tales, hagiography, saints’ legends, fabliaux

ELIT 208 - 17th century English Literature
Background information about the 17th. century England

ELIT 209 - Renaissance English Literature
Poetry and prose by the outstanding writers and poets such as Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, Spenser and Shakespeare

ELIT 210 - Neoclassical Literature
The works of restoration and enlightenment writers and poets

ELIT 301 - 18th century Novel
The novel as a literary genre and representative 18th century English novels.

ELIT 302 - 19th century Novel
The historical, cultural and literary context of the 19th century Victorian era, analysis of novels by major novelists of the period

ELIT 303 - Contemporary Drama
Selected British dramatic texts written in the 20th century with a particular emphasis on the generic qualities and the theatre movements that each play belongs to.

ELIT 304 - Romantic and 19th century Poetry
Romantic Movement and Romantic poetry, Victorian Poetry

ELIT 305 - Shakespeare II
Analysis of Shakespeare's tragedies and histories in dramatic, historical, cultural, and political contexts.

ELIT 401 - 20th Century and Contemporary Poetry
The historical, cultural and literary context of the period from 1900 to the present; major poetic movements, trends, poets and poems in modern British poetry.

ELIT 402 - 20th Century and Contemporary Novel
Modernist and postmodernist novel.

ELIT 403 - Introduction to Literary Theory
Literary theory from antiquity to the early 20th century.

ELIT 404 - Modern Literary Theory and Criticism
The varieties, achievements and developments of literary criticism in the 20th century

ELIT 405 - Seminar
Research techniques and academic paper writing rules

ELIT 406 - Graduation Project
Conducting an academic research with the tools gained in ELIT 405 Seminar course with relevant research and academic integrity rules

HIST201 - History of Civilization
Culture, civilization, prehistoric and historical periods, social, historical, political structures, law, governments, religious, philosophical, political thoughts, cultural contributions.

TURK 401 -

Elective Courses

- General Elective Course

ELIT 202 - Selections from 17th and 18th century English Literature
Background Information about the 17th and 18th centuries: texts by such eminent authors of the period as Jonson, Donne, Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, Dryden, Bunyan, Swift, Johnson

ELIT 211 - Science Fiction and Fantasy
Historical background of science fiction and fantasy, Analysing several texts

ELIT 212 - Short Fiction
Elements of Fiction, Definition of short-fiction and Analyses of several works

ELIT 314 - Travel Writing
Definition and variations of travel writing and analysis of sample texts

ELIT 318 - The Gothic Tradition
The tradition of English gothic literature from the 18th century to the 20th century, analysis of selected literary works through theoretical framework

ELIT 322 - Topics in Fiction: Realism and Naturalism
Analysis of major literary movements in fiction

ELIT 323 - Major Topics in Poetry
Analysis of fundamental themes and terms in poetry

ELIT 324 - Major Topics in Literature: Rewriting
The aims and characteristics of postmodern rewriting

ELIT 331 - Major Topics in Cultural Studies: Representation of Violence
Şiddet temasını öykü, film, tiyatro gibi farklı edebi türlerde işleyen eserler.

ELIT 333 - American Drama
The historical development of American theater and the analyses of plays by major playwrights

ELIT 334 - American Studies
Selected American literary works written between the late 18th to 20th century with a particular emphasis on the historical, social and political circumstances.

ELIT 336 - Drama and Performance
British theatre from 1950s to 1990s

ELIT 339 - 17th century English Poetry
Background information: A close reading and analysis of selected poems by such leading poets of the period as B. Jonson, T. Carew, J. Suckling, R. Herrick, R. Lovelace, J. Donne, G. Herbert, H. Vaughan, A. Marvell

ELIT 412 - Postcolonial Literature
Analysis of literary texts related to the field of colonialism and the following movements of independence.

ELIT 415 - Women Writers
Analysis of literary works by women writers to illustrate the development of women's literature

ELIT 420 - Absurd Literature
Existentialism, philosophy of the absurd, literary examples

ELIT 427 - Comparative Literature
A comparison of various short stories by outstanding writers, both from western and non-western countries

ELIT 429 - Literature and the City
A focus on the city in such genres as novel, novella, short story, prose, and poetry.

ELIT 430 - Gender and Literature
Sex, gender, patriarchy, feminist critical approaches.

ELIT 433 - Humour
The concept of humour in British cinema and television; socio-political, cultural, and psychological perspectives through a selection of films and TV serials

ELIT 437 - Psychology and Literature
Analyses of short stories through psychoanalysis and application of Freud and Jung's theory and concepts to literary works.

GE1 - General Elective

GE2 - General Elective

GE3 - General Elective

TURK 402 -

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

CMPE105 - Introduction to Computers and Information Systems
Fundamentals of information systems, system and application software; input, processing, storage, output and communication; exploring the windows environment; learning management systems; internet applications; use of applications software: word processing, spreadsheets and creating presentations, integrating and sharing information between applica

HIST111 - Principles of Ataturk and History of Turkish Revolution I
A history of the foundation of the Turkish Republic in the light of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s principles and basic terms, concepts and events of modern Turkey history in a period covering 16‐20th centuries in comparison with world and global history in the same period of time.

HIST112 - Principles of Ataturk and History of Turkish Revolution II
A history of the foundation of the Turkish Republic in the light of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s principles and basic terms, concepts and events of modern Turkey history in a period covering 16‐20th centuries in comparison with world and global history in the same period of time.