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 Monday 11.00-12.50; Wednesday 10.00-11.00
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Vesna Suljic Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail vsuljic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
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; Old English Literature "The Dream of the Rood", Beowulf
Week 3 Middle English Literature Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales, Langland: Piers Plowman
Week 4 Medieval Romance; Medieval Drama Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; mystery plays, morality plays
Week 5 The Renaissance: social, polit., hist. background; 17th century poetry; Elizabethan Poetry Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, Spenser; Shakespeare
Week 6 Elizabethan Drama; ; Review Marlowe, Jonson, Shakespeare
Week 7 Midterm exam
Week 8 Early 17th Century, social, polit., hist. background; 17th Century Poetry Metaphysical Poets, Cavalier Poets
Week 9 17th Century Poetry Milton
Week 10 Restoration and 18th Century; Restauration Drama
Week 11 18th Century Poetry Dryden, Pope
Week 12 18th century Prose __A Modest Proposal_, Gulliver's Travels
Week 13 18th century: Rise of the novel Richardson, Defoe,
Week 14 Novel Fielding
Week 15 Revision; preparation for final exam
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
In-term exam 1 30 1,2,3
Presentation 1 10 1,2,3
Quizzes 2 20 1,2
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 In-term exam study 10 2 20
Quizzes and Assignments 6 2 12 Final exam study 10 3 30
Home study 3 14 42 Presentation 4 1 4
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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