Course Title : Introduction to Literature
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 101-1 A 1 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description An introduction to short story from British and American Literature and Novels. Analysis of use of setting, character and theme and voice in literature, with author and cultural studies background.
Objectives To improve English written and reading skills. To improve analysis of literature. To become acquainted with various forms of British and American literature. To analyze literature structure, style and genre. To critically write on exams analysis of vocabulary, metaphor, style, meaning and prose.
Course Outline
1Responding to literature and reading drama. Sophocles, Oedipus Rex considered
2Sophocles Oedipus Rex continued
3“Reading Poetry”; Robert Browning, “My Last Duchess”; Thomas Hardy, “The Ruined Maid”
4William Blake, “The Chimney Sweeper”; John Keats, “On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer”; Gerard Manley Hopkins, “Spring and Fall”; A.E. Housman, “When I Was One-and-Twenty”; Stevie Smith, “Not Waving but Drowning”
5“Reading Fiction” and Hemingway, “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”
6“Reading Essays” and Langston Hughes, “Salvation”
7Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener”
8Midterm Exam.First Essay Due
9Wordsworth, “The World Is Too Much with Us”; Claude McKay, “If We Must Die” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”
10Henrik Ibsen, “A Doll’s House”
11Looking Deeper, From History to Literature/ Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
12William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily”; Alice Walker, “Everyday Use”
13Second Essay Due/ Kate Chopin, “The Storm” /Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper"
14John Donne, “Death Be Not Proud”; Emily Dickinson, “After great pain, a formal feeling comes”
15Ambrose Bierce An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge/ Dylan Thomas, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage -
Other -
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Introduction to the genres and the writings of British and American Literature
2Improvement of the spoken and written skills in English
3Enhancement of the analytical skills , and promotion of the knowledge on the authors, characters and cultural backgrounds
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects115
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade55
Contribution of final examination to overall grade45
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
Total Workload
Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 2510
Midterms 155
Final examination 11313
Other 248
Total Work Load 126
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.04

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