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
1Introduction to the Course. Reading understanding and interpreting literature. The author, the reader and the text.
2Literary genres. Prose, poetry and drama
3Critical strategies for reading. The Formalist, Historical and Marxist and Feminist approaches to literature
4Reading imaginative literature. Reading fiction. Kate Chopin Story of an hour and William Faulkner A Rose for Emily
5Setting, narrator, characters and plot in the short fiction. Charlotte Perkins Gilman Theyellow wallpaper, Tim O Brien How to tell a true war story and Ernest Hemingway A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
6Style ,diction, tone and irony.Flannery O Connor A Good man is hard to find
7Reading, understanding and interpreting essays. Langston Hughes Salvation
8Midterm Exam
9Analyzing and interpreting poetry. Wordsworth, “The World Is Too Much with Us”; Claude McKay, “If We Must Die” Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “Ulysses”, Dylan Thomas, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”
10Imagery and other elements of poetry John Donne, “Death Be Not Proud”; Emily Dickinson, “After great pain, a formal feeling comes”
11Looking Deeper, From History to Literature/ Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
12An introduction into the theatrical conventions. Henrik Ibsen, “A Doll’s House”
13Dramatic expression and dramatic structure Sophocles Oedipus
14The genre of non-fiction and nonfictional writing
15Writing about literature. The literary essay.
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
2Improve the spoken and written skills in English
3Enhance their analytical skills , and promote their knowledge on the authors, characters and cultural backgrounds
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade40
Contribution of final examination to overall grade60
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 155
Midterms 11414
Final examination 11111
Other 000
Total Work Load 120
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 4.8

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