Course Title Course Code Program Level
Comparative Literature ELTE019 English Language Teaching B.A. / B.Sc.

Course Term
(Course Semester)
Teaching and Learning Methods
Theory Practice Lab Projects/Field Work Seminars/Workshops Other Total Credits ECTS Credits
28 - - - - 90 118 2 4

Teaching Staff Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Muhittin Şahin
Language of Instruction İngilizce (English)
Type Of Course Elective
Recommended Optional Programme Component
Course Objectives This course aims to introduce students to a selection of literary works, from the early 19th Century to the early 21st Century, across various cultural and linguistic boundaries.
Course Content Through close reading of a variety of texts, students will discuss these works in terms of their unique socio-cultural contexts, narratives and stylistic compositions, as well as their role as 'world literature'. In addition, students will apply these principles through creative practice when writing poetry, prose, or creative nonfiction.
Learning Outcomes (LO) 1. Students analyze how ideas are represented, interpreted, or valued in various expressions of human culture. 2. Students examine relevant primary source materials as understood by the discipline and interpret the material in writing assignments.
Mode of Delivery Face to face
Course Outline
Week Topics
1. Week Introduction to the discipline
2. Week Origins of the discipline
3. Week Literary terms and tools such as literariness, text, metaphor, image, symbol, fiction, author, reader, theme, plot
4. Week Comparative literature in the world
5. Week Comparative literary practice: poetry
6. Week Comparative literary practice: poetry
7. Week Comparative literary practice: narrative traditions
8. Week Midterm
9. Week Comparative literary practice: narrative traditions
10. Week Modern and postmodern trends in comparative literature
11. Week Modern and postmodern trends in comparative literature
12. Week Modern and postmodern trends in comparative literature
13. Week Conclusion: Comparative literature today
14. Week Final
Mid-term (%) 40
Quizes (%)
Homeworks/Term papers (%)
Practice (%)
Labs (%)
Projects/Field Work (%)
Seminars/Workshops (%)
Final (%) 60
Other (%)
Total(%) 100
Course Book (s) and/or References 1. Bassnett, Susan. “How Comparative Literature Came into Being.” Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1993. 12 –30. 2. Jost, Francois. “The meaning of World Literature.” Introduction to Comparative Literature. Indianapolis; New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974. 14 – 20.
Work Placement(s)
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