Course Title : Introduction to Literature
Code Course
Type
Regular
Semester
Lecture
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Seminar
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Lab
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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
WeekTopics
1Introduction to the Course, Critical Thinking, How to write an essay
2Literature, Theory and Criticism
3What is Literature? Literary periods and Genres
4Poetry – the Basics
5Poetry – A Closer Look - Figurative Language
6Poetry – Tone, Mood, Atmosphere
7Drama - Introduction
8Midterm Exam
9Drama - Luigi Pirandello
10Drama - Luigi Pirandello
11Prose – the Basics
12Prose – The Short Story and the Novel
13Dickens – A Christmas Carol
14Dickens – A Christmas Carol
15Writing about literature. The literary essay.
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
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
Midterms120
Quizzes110
Projects00
Term Projects140
Laboratory00
Attendance00
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade70
Contribution of final examination to overall grade30
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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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
ECTS 5

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