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

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 424 American Literature Undergraduate 4 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 6 1 + 2 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Murat Öner, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

This course is designed to give an overview of American literature from WW1 to WW2. We will be examining most important authors of this American Literature period known as American Literary Modernism and their 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 principle genres: poetry and fiction. The specific emphasis will be given to reading primary texts, secondary texts and class-discussions.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
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.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. American Literature between the Wars (1914-1945)
  2. Robert Frost “The Pasture,” “Mending Wall,” “After Apple-Picking,” “The Road Not Taken,” “Birches”
  3. Sherwood Anderson From “Wineburg, Ohio”
  4. Carl Sandburg “Chicago”
  5. T. S. Eliot “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”
  6. Claude McKay “The Harlem Dancer,” “Harlem Shadows,” “The Lynching,” “If We Must Die,” “Africa,” “America,” “Outcast,” “Moscow”
  7. Zora Neale Hurston “The Eatonville Anthology,” “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” “The Gilded Six-Bits”
  8. MIDTERM EXAM
  9. F. Scott Fitzgerald “Winter Dreams”
  10. F. Scott Fitzgerald “Babylon Revisited”
  11. William Faulkner “Barn Burning”
  12. Earnest Hemingway “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”
  13. Kay Boyle “The White Horses of Vienna”
  14. John Steinbeck “The Leader of the People”
  15. Richard Wright “The Man Who Was Almost a Man”

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Interactive Lectures
    • Presentation
    • Discussions and group work
    • Assignments
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)140
    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) 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