Course Title : English Literature II
Code Course
Credits ECTS
ELL 216-1 B 4 3 0 0 3.00 5
Lecturer and Office Hours
Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description The aim of this course is introducing students to English literature. It covers the period from the eighteenth century to the present day. In this course you will study texts from different literary genres such as poetry and prose.
Objectives To equip students with knowledge about the major works of English literature in chronological order. Students will be introduced to various writers in different literary periods and their most famous works. At the end of the semester students will submit themselves to the written exam to test not only the gained knowledge, but mainly the ability to use the knowledge in literary critical analysis and they will make a presentation about the authors of their own choice under the guidance of a professor.
Course Outline
1Introduction: An Overview of Literary Periods in English
2The Romantic Period (1785-1832)
3Romantic Poetry from W. Wordsworth and W. Blake
4Romantic Poetry from Lord Byron and J. Keats
5The Rise of Novel
6The Romantic Novel: Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice
7The Romantic Novel: Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice (continued)
9Introduction to Victorian Age (1832-1891):
10Victorian Novel: Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities
11Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities (continued)
12Introduction to the Modern Period
13Modernist literature: Virginia Woolf’s A room on One’s Own
14The Postmodern Period; Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
16Final Exam
Other References
Laboratory Work -
Computer Usage Presentation PPT
Other -
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Identify and trace the development of British literature from the beginning to the modern period by explaining key historical, philosophical, social, theological, and literary movements and exploring how these movements are reflected in the representative literature of the time.
2Demonstrate understanding of literary terms, major themes, and critical principles by using them to analyse specific works of British literature from the time period covered.
3Provide insight and understanding into the literature and culture of each time period studied through clear expository prose.
4Value literature, language, and imagination; develop a passion for literature and language; appreciate literature’s ability to elicit feeling, cultivate the imagination, and call us to account as humans.
5They will cultivate their capacity to judge the aesthetic and ethical value of literary texts–and be able to articulate the standards behind their judgments; appreciate the expressive use of language as a fundamental and sustaining human activity, preparing for a life of learning as readers and writers.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Term Projects00
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 000
Midterms 100
Final examination 12525
Other 11010
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5

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