ACL3098 Literary CriticismBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ACL3098 Literary Criticism Fall 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELİF BAŞ
Course Lecturer(s): Prof. Dr. GÖNÜL BAKAY
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The objective of this course is o study some of the significant developments and movements of twentieth century literary theory within their historical, cultural and philosophical contexts.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who succeed in this course will be able to:

1)use advanced, field specific theoretical and practical knowledge on literary theory
2) o define functions and meanings of social, geographical, historical and stylistic variations of the different literary theories
3)formulate interpretations of texts by the theories of various literary critics.
4)criticize and display creativity of thought in selected literary texts.
5)transfer theoretical knowledge and skills of literary citicism into the act of literary interpretation

Course Content

Literature, Theory and Criticism

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams Reading
3) Victor Shklovsky, ‘Art as Technique’ Reading
4) Ferdinand de Saussure, Course in General Linguistics Reading
5) Roland Barthes, ‘From Work to Text’ Reading
6) Paul Ricoeur, ‘Phenomenology and Theory of Literature’ Reading
7) V. N. Vološinov, ‘Marxism and the Philosophy of Language’ Reading
8) Review
9) M.M. Bakhtin, ‘Discourse in the Novel’ Reading
10) M.M. Bakhtin, ‘Discourse in the Novel’ Reading
11) Louis Althusser, ‘Ideology and the State’ Reading
12) Michel Foucault, ‘The Order of Discourse’ Reading
13) Elaine Showalter, ‘Towards a Feminist Poetics’ Reading
14) Bell Hooks, ‘Postmodern Blackness’ Reading
15) Final
16) Final


Course Notes / Textbooks: Modern Literary Theory: A Reader, 3rd edn. Philip Rice and Patricia Waugh, eds. London and New York: Arnold, 1996.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 16 % 10
Quizzes 2 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 7 98
Quizzes 2 2 4
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 148

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.