Undergraduate Program 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
The course covers 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
The myth of creation (Hesiod's Theogony), Titans and Olympians, The creation of humankind, Myths of love and adventure (Ovid's Metamorphoses: Cupid and Psyche, Pyramus and Thisbe, Orpheus and Eurydice, Ceyx and Alcyone, Pygmalion and Galatea, Apollo and Daphne), Flower Myths (Ovid's Metamorphoses, Aphrodite and Adonis, Narcissus, Hyacinth), Heroes (Hercules, Theseus, Perseus), The Quest of the Golden Fleece, The Royal House of Thebes, Daedalus, The House of Atreus, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

ELIT 105 - Research Techniques and Academic Writing
Types of Paragraph, Types of Essay, MLA Style, Research Techniques

ELIT 106 - Cultural History of Britain
Politics, Governance, International Relations, Education, Economy, Society, Religion, Media in Britain

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 110 - Spoken English and Presentation Skills
Getting over stage fright, impromptu speeches, choosing a topic, organizing the paper, Informative, Argumentative and Persuasive Speeches, Debates

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

ELIT 204 - Shakespeare I
Analysis of Shakespeare's comedies and romances in dramatic, historical, cultural, and political contexts.

ELIT 205 - Translation I
Basic methods of translation, use of dictionary, grammar, translation of complex sentence structures and texts from English to Turkish.

ELIT 206 - Translation II
Basic methods of translation, use of dictionary, grammar, translation of complex sentence structures and texts from Turkish to English.

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
Historical, Cultural and Literary Context from the early 19th century to the death of Queen Victoria. Reading and discussion of novels by major novelists of the period such as the Bronte sisters, Charles Dickens, George Eliot and Thomas Hardy.

ELIT 303 - Contemporary Drama
Major trends; background of contemporary drama and close analysis of contemporary plays

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 course covers the varieties, achievements and developments of literary criticism in the 20th century in chronological order.

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

ORY 400 - Participation in Social and Cultural Activities
Students must attend at least one social/cultural activity in each semester or at least two activities in each academic year. The activities are announced on the webpage of the departments. The students get an attendance certificate for the participation of each activity. To get a passing grade from this course, students should submit these certificates to their advisors.

Elective Courses

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
Introduction, charting the genre, paths to the real world, paths to the self, the Home Tour, travel writing in the nineteenth century, women’s travel writing, British travel writing in the twentieth century, postcolonial travel writing

ELIT 318 - The Gothic Tradition
Gothic literary tradition, Horace Walpole, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Louis Stevenson, Daphne Du Maurier

ELIT 322 - Topics in Fiction: Realism and Naturalism
Realistic and Naturalistic movements in selected novels.

ELIT 323 - Major Topics in Poetry
The themes of Death, Carpe Diem, Immortality, Love, Innocence and Experience, Time and Change, Marriage, Patriotism, Nature and Country Life, Industrialism and the City, War in poetry

ELIT 324 - Major Topics in Literature: 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
Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, e. e. cummings, Sylvia Plath

ELIT 336 - Drama and Performance
Analysis of theatre in performance.

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 341 - Literature and Film
Major literary works and their adaptations in film

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

ELIT 415 - Women Writers
The course covers the study of examples of different works by women writers to illustrate the development of women's literature.

ELIT 417 - Postmodernism in Literature
This course will explore ways in which writers of twentieth-century British and Irish fiction have sought to “make it new,” focusing on modes of innovation and experimentation that are the hallmarks of modernist as well as postmodernist British fiction. We will study the experimental, avant-garde impulse that manifests itself in the themes and techniques of key twentieth-century texts, relating that impulse to questions about the nature of identity, the role of gender and class in constituting the modernist and postmodernist subject, the limits of knowledge, and the socio-cultural functions of literature itself. We will also consider counter-trends—currents of traditionalism that coincide with, and help throw into relief, the impulse to innovate.

ELIT 420 - Literature of the Absurd
Existantialism, philosophy of the absurd, literary and dramatic examples

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

ELIT 429 - Literature and the City
The course, which is a comparative one, will 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 - Topics in Film Studies: 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

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

COMPE 103 - Introduction to Computers
Fundamentals of information systems, system and application software. Input, processing, storage, output and communication. Exploring the windows environment. Networking and communication. Internet applications. Use of applications software: word processing, and creating presentations, integrating and sharing information between applications.

HIST 101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST 102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

TURK 101 - Turkish Language I
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts.

TURK 102 - Turkish Language II
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts