ACL1003 Essay Writing and Textual Analysis IBahçeşehir 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
ACL1003 Essay Writing and Textual Analysis I Fall 2 2 3 7
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): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELİF BAŞ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: Students will process literature through use of written assignments and will learn how to write essays concerning literature of differing genres.Course materials are both literary and rhetorical, and include poetry, fiction. Students practice a range of approaches to these genres, and learn to formulate original, cohesive, invested, well-supported arguments about them in the form of short close reading exercises and more extensive critical essays.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1-Demonstrate punctuation usage.
2-Describe types of essays.
3-write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
4-to become a more critical reader of your writing

Course Content

Literary Terminology and methods of
writing critical essays,, short stories, plays,
poetry, non-fiction selections and films.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to course. Outline of semester. Short writing assignment describing expectations and past experiences.
2) “Telling Stories” by Maeve Binchey and excerpt from “Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James. Writing about love and our concepts of what it means and how it is portrayed in the two stories. Reading.
3) “Goodbye Marcus, Goodbye Rose” by Jean Rhys. Our experiences in life prepare us for the future. How do our lives change after a hugely impactful experience? Writing assignment.
4) “Happy Endings” by Margaret Atwood. Writing about theme, characters, plot and mood. Example of summary and analysis of a short story. Reading.
5) “Whose Life Is It Anyway?” by Brian Clark. The nature of life. What is our responsibility to ourselves? To others? Essay.
6) “Moral Hazard” by Kate Jennings. The aging process and inconceivable choices. Is it possible or even acceptable to choose death over life? Essay.
7) Midterm Essay concerning the nature of love and marriage and death and the choices involved. How do the stories exemplify the themes? Reading.
8) Review.
9) “Crime and Punishment” by Dosteovsky. Using logic to make excuses for a criminal act. Essay.
10) “Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro. Prejudice and characters who must act against their better nature. Reading.
11) “The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas” by Ursula Le Guin. Is it ever acceptable to sacrifice someone for the greater good? Reading.
12) “The Joneses”. Capitalism and creating a desire and market. Background research.
13) Essay on consumerism and capitalism. What goods do we consider desirable and why? Research.
14) “First Confession” by Frank O’Connor. Comedy and plot. How does an author show theme through the use of humor? Reading.
15) Final.
16) Final.


Course Notes / Textbooks: Various short stories and poems.
Her dönem seçilecek belli kısa hikayeler ve şiirler.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 64 % 15
Quizzes 4 % 20
Presentation 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 15
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 16 64
Study Hours Out of Class 16 32
Presentations / Seminar 1 3
Homework Assignments 16 32
Quizzes 6 12
Midterms 1 10
Final 1 10
Total Workload 163

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.