Major Works of Literature: The Modern World (HUM 321)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Humanities(HUM)
3
5
Kelly Todd Brewer brewer@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
HUM201 HUM202 HUM207 SPS101 SPS102
Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

The course introduces students to a few major works of literature that have influenced their own times and continue to have an impact on our understanding of the modern world and its cultures. The works selected for the course have significantly shaped methodologies used by literary scholars to approach, evaluate and understand other works of literature. Although written in different geographies, depicting diverse situations, the following works are all variants of literary genres associated with the modern world. This course aims to afford students an opportunity to learn broader critical reading strategies and ways to approach texts.

OBJECTIVE

The course introduces students to a few major works of literature that have influenced their own times and continue to have an impact on our understanding of the modern world and its cultures. The works selected for the course have significantly shaped methodologies used by literary scholars to approach, evaluate and understand other works of literature. Although written in different geographies, depicting diverse situations, the following works are all variants of literary genres associated with the modern world. This course aims to afford students an opportunity to learn broader critical reading strategies and ways to approach texts.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Have broad range of knowledge of various modes of realist fiction and the writers associated with the movements
  • Understand the interdependent relationship between literature, politics and ideology
  • Have an understanding of how humanity and the ?human condition??both good and bad?are interconnected on a global scale
  • Demonstrate comprehension of the materials through a series of short papers.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES


1. Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 4

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5

3. Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 5

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 3

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 2


1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 5

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 5

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 3

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Midterm 20
Quiz 35
Assignment 30
Participation 15

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

Leo Tolstoy--The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Chinua Achebe--Things Fall Apart
Gabriel Garcia Marquez--Erendira and Her Heartless Grandmother
Isabel Allende--House of Spirits