ELIT202 Survey of English Literature I

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ELIT202 Survey of English Literature I 3 0 6 Tuesday 11:00-12:50 Thursday 10:00-10:50
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Office Hours Schedule Wednesday 14:00-17:00 Thursday 14:00-17:00
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Course Objectives The aim of this course is to give students a basic chronological survey of English literature, from its early beginnings to the end of the 18th Century. Students will learn about the social, political, historical, philosophical and cultural characteristics, and the prominent and important literary types, artists and works of each historical period. They will read excerpts from various literary works that characterize each period
Textbook The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Vol 1. W. W. Norton and Co. (any edition is fine)
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify major writers and works of English literature and locate them within their historical, cultural and literary context
  2. Form connections between different literary periods and movements
  3. Show an understanding of how historical conditions shape literature and how literature shapes our understanding of historical conditions
  4. Analyse literary works, especially in connection to the literary movements and historical periods to which they belong
Teaching Methods lectures, presentations, discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction to the course the syllabus
Week 2 The Middle Ages social, polit., hist. background
Week 3 Old English Literature "The Dream of the Rood", Beowulf
Week 4 Middle English Literature Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales, Langland: Piers Plowman
Week 5 Medieval Romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Week 6 Medieval Drama mystery plays, morality plays
Week 7 The Renaissance social, polit., hist. background
Week 8 Elizabethan Poetry Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, Spenser
Week 9 Midterm exam; Review
Week 10 Elizabethan Drama Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare
Week 11 Early 17th Century, 17th Century Poetry social, polit., hist. background
Week 12 17th Century Poetry Metaphysical Poets, Cavalier Poets
Week 13 Restoration and 18th Century; 18th Century Poetry Dryden, Pope
Week 14 18th Century Prose Swift: "A Modest Proposal", Gulliver's Travels
Week 15 Restoration Drama, Rise of the Novel Richardson, Defoe, Fielding
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term exam 1 30 1,2,3,4
Presentation 1 10 1,2
Quizzes and Assignments 4 20 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 In-term exam study 12 1 12
Quizzes and Assignments 2 6 12 Final exam study 16 1 16
Home study 4 15 60 Presentation 5 1 5
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 07/10/2019

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