INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2016-2017

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 423 Teaching and Studying Novel Undergraduate 4 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 4 3 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. İ. Murat Öner Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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This course is designed to give a selection of novels and examples of short fiction produced in the first half of the twentieth century in the United States. Reading sequence is thematically and chronologically divided into four major sections, each novel representing one. The experience of the first World War is reflected in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, and of the Lost Generation in Fitzgerald’s short fictions in The Diamond as Big as Ritz & Other Stories, and of the Great Depression and the futile pursuit of the American Dream in Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, and of the second World War, death, loss and love in Salinger’s short fictions in Nine Stories.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
1. To familiarize students with the most prominent authors of the period 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.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Week 1 (20-24 Feb) - Introduction of the Course
  2. Week 2 (27-03 Feb/Mar) (01 Mar-non-working day) Earnest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms (Book I)
  3. Week 3 (06-10 Mar) Earnest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms (Book II)
  4. Week 4 (13-17 Mar) Earnest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms (Book III)
  5. Week 5 (20-24 Mar) Earnest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms (Book IV-V)
  6. Week 6 (27-31 Mar) F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz & Other Stories- “The Cut-Glass Bowl” (1920) & “May Day” (1920)
  7. Week 7 (03-07 Apr) F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz & Other Stories- “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz” (1922) & “The Rich Boy” (1926)
  8. Week 8 (10-14 Apr) F. Scott Fitzgerald\'s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz & Other Stories- “Crazy Sunday” (1932), “An Alcoholic Case” (1937) & “The Lees of Happiness” (1922)
  9. Week 9 (17-21 Apr) Midterm Exam
  10. Week 10 (24-28 Apr) F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Diamond as Big as the Ritz & Other Stories- “The Lost Decade” (1939) & “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (1922)
  11. Week 11 (01-05 May) (01 May-non-working day) John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men (1937)
  12. Week 12 (08-12 May) John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men (1937)
  13. Week 13 (15-19 May) J. D. Salinger’s Nine Stories (1953) “A Perfect Day for Bananafish” (1948), “Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut” (1948) & “Just Before the War with the Eskimos” (1948)
  14. Week 14 (22-26 May) J. D. Salinger’s Nine Stories (1953) “The Laughing Man” (1949), “Down at the Dinghy” (1949), “For Esmé—with Love and Squalor” (1950)

  1. Week 15 (29-02 May/June) J. D. Salinger’s Nine Stories (1953) “Pretty Mouth and Green My Eyes” (1951), “De Daumier-Smith\'s Blue Period” (1952), “Teddy” (1952)

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Assignments
    • Case Studies
    • Guest instructor
    • Use of educational films
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Final Exam150
    Total: 50
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • 1. Earnest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms (1929)
      • 2. F. Scott Fitzgerald The Diamond as Big as the Ritz & Other Stories
      • 3. John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men (1937)
      • 4. J. D. Salinger Nine Stories (1953)
      • 5. William Faulkner As I Lay Dying (1930)
      • 6. E. M. Forster Aspects of the Novel (1927)

      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