INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
English Language and Literature PhD
2013-2014

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 607 Interrelations between American Literature and English Literature Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 765 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Alpaslan Toker, Assist. Prof. Dr. Alpaslan Toker, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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COURSE OBJECTIVE
The aims of the course are:
• To familiarize the students with the idea of interrelations between the American the English Literatures and;
• To have students gain the ability to consider the literary work from a critical point of view.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. • British and American Literary canon in context
  2. • Emergence of Modernist Novel in Britain and USA
  3. • Henry James: The Portrait of A Lady
  4. • Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence
  5. • British and American theater and drama in UK and USA
  6. • Naturalist Drama in UK and USA
  7. • G.B. Shaw: St. Joan
  8. • Eugene O’Neill: Emperor Jones
  9. • Theater of the Absurd, Harold Pinter: The Birthday Party
  10. • Edward Albee: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  11. • Campus Novel David Lodge: Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses
  12. • Martin Amis : Money: A Suicide Note

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. • British and American Literary canon in context
  2. • Emergence of Modernist Novel in Britain and USA
  3. • Henry James: The Portrait of A Lady
  4. • Edith Wharton: The Age of Innocence
  5. • British and American theater and drama in UK and USA
  6. • Naturalist Drama in UK and USA
  7. • G.B. Shaw: St. Joan
  8. • Eugene O’Neill: Emperor Jones
  9. • Theater of the Absurd, Harold Pinter: The Birthday Party
  10. • Edward Albee: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  11. • Campus Novel David Lodge: Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses

  1. • Martin Amis : Money: A Suicide Note

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
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    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Total: 0
    Learning outcomes
    • Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to achieve: • The ability to demonstrate a critical understanding of and appreciation for literature when analyzing stories, poems, and plays.
    • • The ability to understand and appreciate figurative language (metaphors, similes, and the like) in poetry, fiction, and drama.
    • • The ability to understand, appreciate, and apply knowledge of literary concepts such as plot, character, imagery, theme, setting, irony, etc.
    • • The ability to develop a reasonable interpretation of a literary text and to support that interpretation with evidence.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • • Henry James, The Portrait of A Lady
    • • Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
    • • G.B. Shaw, St. Joan
    • • Eugene O’Neill, The Emperor Jones
    • • Harold Pinter, The Birthday Party
    • • Edward Albee, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
    • • David Lodge, Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses
    • • Martin Amis, Money: A Suicide Note

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)1445630
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)24590
    Final Examination(1 week)14545
    Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
    Preparation for Final Examination7,50
    Total Workload: 765
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 31