INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2017-2018

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 117 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary I Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. Eldin Milak, MA Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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In the first part of Advanced Reading and Vocabulary, you will be reading a variety of texts ranging in structure, style, and genre, with the aim of improving your reading skills and expanding your already existing vocabulary. Through assigned and in-class reading and extensive discussions in class, you will sharpen your skills of critical reasoning and argumentation, while familiarizing yourself with basic concepts in the analysis of literary texts.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
You will be able to demonstrate your acquired skills through a series of response papers and an end-of-semester book report, as well as through active participation in class. Advanced Reading and Vocabulary I will not only help you become a better reader, but a better student as well.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Some preliminary questions: What is an author? Who is a reader? What is reading?
  2. Techniques of reading: meaning formation and interpretation
  3. Reading micro-fiction
  4. Reading micro-fiction, cont.
  5. Reading short stories: The Lottery, Shirley Jackson
  6. Reading short stories: A&P, John Updike
  7. Reading short stories: Hunters in the Snow, Tobias Wolff
  8. MIDTERM EXAM
  9. Reading novellas: Sonny’s Blues, James Baldwin
  10. Reading novellas: Animal Farm, George Orwell
  11. Reading novellas: Animal Farm, George Orwell
  12. Reading poetry: Home burial, Robert Frost, Digging, Seamus Heaney
  13. Reading poetry: Dulce et Decorum est, Wilfred Owen
  14. Elements of Criticism
  15. FINAL EXAM

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Homework110
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Term Paper110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)

        ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
        Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
        Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)15230
        Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)15115
        Midterm Examination (1 week)111
        Final Examination(1 week)111
        Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
        Preparation for Final Examination13030
        Assignment / Homework/ Project11010
        Seminar / Presentation11818
        Total Workload: 125
        ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5