ACL2001 Survey of American LiteratureBahçeşehir 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
ACL2001 Survey of American Literature Spring 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
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to offer the students a selection of literary movements,thoughts and literary works from The Colonial Period to the end of The Civil War in the 2nd half of the 19 century through the works of writers such as Crevecoeur,Jefferson,Poe,Hawthorne,Emerson,Thoreau and Dickinson.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
This couse will give the students the fundemental ingormation and perpective that will help them understand major literary movements if the later periods.

Course Content

American Literature from 17th cento 2nd half of 19th century

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Early American Literature and J.Crevecoeur Reading
2) Analysis of 'What is an American?' Reading
3) Introduction to T. Jefferson ,analysis of 'The Declaration of Independence' Reading
4) Introduction to American Literature from 1820 to 1865 with emphasis on Raalph Waldo Emerson Reading
5) Analysis/discussion of 'The American Scholar' Reading
6) 'The American Scholar' continued Reading
7) Introduction to N.Hawthorne,analysis/discussion of 'Young Goodman Brown' ve 'The Birthmark' Reading
8) Introduction to E.A.Poe, analysis/discussion of 'The Raven,and'The Philosopy of Composition' Reading
9) Introduction to Abraham Lincoln;analysis/discussion of 'Gettysburg Address' and'Second Inaugural Address'. Reading
10) Introduction to Henry David Thoreau ;analysis/discussion of 'Civil Disobeidance'. Reading
11) Anaysis/discussion of 'Walden, Chapter 2 and Conclusion'. Reading
12) Emily Dickinson and her philosophy of poetry Reading
13) Analysis/discussion of '712' and '754'. Reading
14) Overall discussion Reading


Course Notes / Textbooks: Selected texts from
The Norton Anthology of American Literature,
Volume I.
References: Heath Anthology o American Literature

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 16 % 0
Quizzes 3 % 30
Midterms 1 % 30
Jury 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Quizzes 3 20 60
Midterms 1 30 30
Final 1 40 40
Total Workload 172

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.