Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 211 English Literature I Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 3 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. Alma Iman Milisic Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course is designed to give an overview of authors representative of Elizabethan Drama, Renaissance Literature, and Neoclassicism. We will be examining canonical texts, and more importantly what they have contributed to our understanding of the modern world as it is and our cultural contexts. The course is organized to introduce examples of principle genres: drama, fiction and poetry. The specific emphasis will be given to reading primary texts, secondary texts and class-discussions.

1. To familiarize students with the most prominent authors and their canonical works.
2. To help students develop critical reading skills and acquire analytical approaches to literary texts as cultural artifacts.
3. To help students practice and develop written discourse about literary texts.
4. To help students develop ways of translating old canonical texts into modern cultural practice and understanding.
5. To cultivate a love of reading in students.

  1. Introduction to English Literature I
  2. Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus (1589 or 1593)
  3. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) The Merchant of Venice (1596-1597) Part 1 (Act 1-2)
  4. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) The Merchant of Venice (1596-1597) Part 2 (Act 3-5)
  5. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Hamlet (1599-1601) Part 1 (Act 1-2)
  6. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Hamlet (1599-1601) Part 2 (Act 3-5)
  7. William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Othello (1603-1604)
  9. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Robinson Crusoe (1719) Part 1
  10. Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Robinson Crusoe (1719) Part 2
  11. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Gulliver’s Travels (1726) Part 1 (A Voyage to Lilliput)
  12. Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) Gulliver’s Travels (1726) Part 2 (A Voyage to Brobdingnag)
  13. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) The Rape of the Lock (1712) Part 1 (Canto 1-2)
  14. Alexander Pope (1688-1744) The Rape of the Lock (1712) Part 2 (Canto 3-5)


    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Student debates
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    • Guest instructor
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)140
    Term Paper110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      • Literary Movements: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Literary Movements. Second edition. Gale, Cengage Learning, 2009.
      • Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume 1. Sixth edition. M.H. Abrams, General Editor. WW Norton & Company, 1993.
      • The Merchant of Venice. Folger Shakespeare Library.
      • The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Folger Shakespeare Library. 2012.
      • The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice. Penguin Popular Classics. 2001.
      • Robinson Crusoe. Oxford World’s Classics. 2007.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0