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LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ELL423 LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce students to the literary traditions associated with the diverse cultures of early and late medieval England together with the European literatures.
Contents of the Course Unit: This course covers many major genres, themes, and styles associated with the Old and Middle English literary periods as well as with the European literatures of the medieval era.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

discuss how feudality, astronomy, magic, and inquisition influenced medieval literature verbally or in a research paper.
explain chivalry and courtly love in the context of the medieval era verbally or in a research paper.
apply the ideas of the medieval philosophers (such as St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas) into his/her analysis while making an analysis of a literary text.
outline the similarities and differences between Italian medieval literature and English medieval literature verbally or in a research paper.
compare and contrast morality plays, epic, and romance in accordance with their distinctive features verbally or in a research paper.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the course and discussion on the topics of the following weeks Lecture & Discussion
2 Reading the Material Assigned Discussion on the following topics: feudality, astronomy, magic, the Catholic Church, the inquisition, chivalry, courtly love Lecture & Discussion
3 Reading the Material Assigned Discussion on the theoretical background of the Middle Ages: St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine, Ibn Rushd (Averroes) Lecture & Discussion
4 Reading the Material Assigned Selected cantos(chapters) from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy: Hell Lecture & Discussion
5 Reading the Material Assigned Selected cantos(chapters) from Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy: Hell Lecture & Discussion
6 Reading the Material Assigned Selections from Boccaccio’s Decameron Lecture & Discussion
7 Reading the Material Assigned Selections from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales Lecture & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the Material Assigned Selections from Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales Lecture & Discussion
10 Reading the Material Assigned Everyman Lecture & Discussion
11 Reading the Material Assigned Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Lecture & Discussion
12 Reading the Material Assigned Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Lecture & Discussion
13 Reading the Material Assigned Selections from Christine de Pisan’s The Book of the City of Ladies Lecture & Discussion
14 Reading the Material Assigned Selections from Christine de Pisan’s The Book of the City of Ladies Lecture & Discussion
15 Reading the Material Assigned Selections from Christine de Pisan’s The Book of the City of Ladies Lecture & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Greenblatt, S., & Abrams, M. H. (2006). The Norton Anthology of English Literature (8th ed., Vol. 1). New York: W.W. Norton.
Mack, M. (1997). The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces (7th ed., Vol. 1). New York: W.W. Norton &.
Kenny, A. J. (2005). Medieval Philosophy: A New History of Western Philosophy. Oxford: OUP Oxford.
Eco, U. (2002). Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages. New Haven: Yale Nota Bene.
Scanlon, L. (2010). The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Literature 1100-1500. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Krueger, R. L. (2010). The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Romance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 5 65
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 10 10
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 10 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 129
Total Workload of the Course Unit 129
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0