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ACL 101 Effective Writing

Type of Course: Lecture and workshops
Year: 1
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3  (3 + 0 + 0)
Instructor:Asst. Prof. Dr. Mary Lou O’Neil, Dr. Bronwyn Mills

Objective: To help students develop the writing skills necessary to succeed in their college careers and beyond. Students learn to develop a critical awareness of rhetorical writing and thinking skills.

Contents: Students will learn the basic steps of the writing process: generating ideas, writing, organizing, and editing.  Students then explore essential components of the basic paragraph structure: topic sentence, controlling idea, support, unity and coherence. Students will analyze and write narrative, descriptive, and expository paragraphs. Finally, students will learn to develop one idea at length in the form of an argumentation or expository essay.

Recommended Reading: Smally, Regins L., Mary K Rutten, Joann Rishel Kozyrev.  (2000). Refining

Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar, 5th. Ed. Boston: Heinle & Heinle
Teaching Methods: Lecture, group work, independent projects.
Assessment Tools :Writing assignments, quizzes, homework, participation, and oral presentation.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 103 Argumentation and Public Speaking I

Type of Course Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3 + 0 + 0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Selhan S. Endres

Objective: To study and practice speaking in English in both formal and informal presentations, including oral presentations, debates and extemporaneous speaking. A secondary focus will be the presentation of arguments and the rebuttal of argumentative points.

Contents: Preparations for oral presentations, oral presentations and critical discussions concerning oral presentations

Recommended Reading: No texts
Teaching Methods:Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools:Attendance, participation, oral presentation evaluation and exams
Instruction Language:English

ACL 111 Introduction to Poetry and Fiction I

Type of Course:Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Fall
Credits 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Selhan S. Endres

Objective: The major aim is to emphasize analyzing literary and cultural meaning, knowledge, and values through the examination of a variety of the texts of some prominent literary genres: short fiction and poetry.
Contents:
The course  is designed to introduce students to some key terms, trends, and ideas in the study of short stories and poems to help them develop critical skills essential to a full-appreciation of literature in universal terms.
Recommended Reading: Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Ed. X. J. Kennedy. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.
A Handbook to Literature. (MacMillan)
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussions, workshops
Assessment Tools:Class participation; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language:English

ACL 113 Mythology

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Lecturer Mel Kenne

Objective: To understand mythological systems and how they relate to societies and cultures
Contents: Sumerian, Egyptian, Jewish, Greek and Mayan myths
Recommended Reading: Classical Mythology, The Norton Anthology of World Literature
Teaching Methods:Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Exams, analytical essays and participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 115 Survey of Western Civilization

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. John Drabble

Objective: To understand the origins of and major developments in European civilization
Contents: Discussion and analysis of readings from western canon
Teaching Methods:Lecture, discussion
Assessment Tools: Quizzes, examinations, participation
Instruction Language: English

TD 121 Türk Dili-1

Type of Course  :Lecture
Year:1
Semester : Fall
Credits  : 2 (2+0+0)
Instructor : Lecturer Esra Dicle

Contents : Dil kuramları, dillerin doğuşu ve dil-kültür ilişkisi; Türkçe’nin dahil olduğu Ural-Altay dil ailesine özel bir vurgu yapılarak dillerin sınıflandırılması; dilbilimin dört temel dalı olan sesbilim, biçimbilim, söz dizimi ve anlambilimin incelenmesi; Türkçe’nin ses yapısı, sözcüklerin yapısı (ek, kök, gövde, vs.), cümle yapısı; deneme, şiir, roman, öykü gibi seçilmiş kitapların incelenmesi.
Textbook/Recommended Reading: Çağdaş Türk Dili, Suer Eker
Teaching Method : Lecture
Assessment Tools: Two midterms, homeworks, final exam.
Instruction Language: Turkish.

ACL 102 Writing and Research

Type of Course: Lecture and workshops
Year: 1
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mary Lou O’Neil, Dr. Bronwyn Mills

Objective: Students will develop a subject in-depth by drawing upon outside sources and acknowledging these sources appropriately. Students take a step-by-step approach to ensure comprehension of the research writing process.
Contents: The focus of this course is to produce a research paper in the documentation style of the Modern Language Association (MLA). A strong emphasis is put on the development of solid research skills.
Recommended Reading: Smally, Regis L., Mary K Rutten, and Joann Rishel Kozyrev. (2000). Refining Composition Skills: Rhetoric and Grammar, 5th Ed. Boston: Heinle & Heinle,
Teaching Methods: Independent study, lecture, and group work
Assessment Tools: Writing assignments, quizzes, homework, oral presentation, and participation.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 104 Argumentation and Public Speaking II

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Selhan S. Endres

Objective: A further study of practicing speaking in English in both formal and informal presentations, including oral presentations, debates and extemporaneous speaking. A secondary focus will be the presentation of arguments and the rebuttal of argumentative points.
Contents: Preparations for oral presentations, oral presentations and critical discussions concerning oral presentations
Recommended Reading: No texts
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Attendance, participation, oral presentation evaluation and exams
Instruction Language:English

ACL 112 Introduction to Poetry and Fiction  II

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Selhan S. Endres

Objective: The major aim is to emphasize analyzing literary and cultural meaning, knowledge, and values through the examination of a variety of the texts of some prominent literary genres: drama and poetry.
Contents: The course  is designed to introduce students to some key terms, trends, and ideas in the study of plays and poems to help them develop critical skills essential to a full-appreciation of literature in universal terms.
Recommended Reading: Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Ed. X. J. Kennedy. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.
A Handbook to Literature. (MacMillan)
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussions, workshops
Assessment Tools: Class participation; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 114  The Classical Tradition I

Type of Course:Lecture
Year: 1
Semester:Spring
Credits:3 (3+0+0)
Instructor:Asst. Prof. Dr. Matthew Gumpert

Objective:To understand the Homeric tradition as a basis of European literature
Contents: Students read Homer's Iliad and Odyssey and related texts
Recommended Reading: Homer, Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, Sappho, Catullus, Ovid, Horace
Teaching Methods:Lecture, discussion
Assessment Tools: Quizzes, examinations, participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 122 British Literature

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Spring
Credits:3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Howlett

Objective: Students acquire an introduction to the major British authors
Contents: Readings of selected texts from Chaucer to Virginia Woolf.
The Norton Anthology of English  Literature. The Major Authors. Seventh Edition. W.W. Norton & Company, 2003
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussions
Assessment Tools: Class participation; quizzes, midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

TD 122- Türk Dili-2

Type of Course: Lecture
Year  :1
Semester : Spring
Credits:2 (2+0+0)
Instructor :Lecturer Esra Dicle

Contents   : Türkçe yazımında ifade etme, tanımlama, tartışma ve anlatıma yönelik uygulamalı eğitim; noktalama ve yazımın temel kuralları, örnekler; yazım ve kompozisyon teknikleri; klasik ve çağdaş Türk yazarlarının kitapları; öğrencilerin kompozisyonlarında görülen anlatım bozukluklarının ve noktalama hatalarının düzeltilmesi; rapor, makale gibi bilimsel yazı türlerine örnekler; konferanslarda ve tartışmalarda pratik kazandırmaya yönelik sözlü çalışmalar ve uygulamalar; deneme, şiir, roman, öykü gibi seçilmiş kitapların incelenmesi.
Textbook/Recommended Reading: Çağdaş Türk Dili, Suer Eker
Teaching Methods : Lecture
Assessment Tools  : Two midterms, homeworks, final exam.
Instruction Language : Turkish.

ACL 211 The Classical Tradition II

Type of Course:Lecture
Year: 1
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Matthew Gumpert

Objective: A continuation of ACL 114.  This semester moves from classical
Greek culture, with an emphasis upon Athenian tragedy and comedy  to    Roman culture, with an emphasis on poetry.
Contents: Catullus, Horace, Ovid, Propertius and epic (Virgil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s
Metamorphoses).
Recommended Reading: Primary texts.
Teaching Methods: Lecture, discussion
Assessment Tools: Quizzes, examinations, participation
Instruction Language:English

 

ACL 221 World Literature I

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 2
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Lecturer Mel Kenne

Objective: The study of various works of literature from throughout the world.
Contents:Jewish, Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Italian literature.
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of World Literature
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Exams, essays and participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 241 Survey of American Literature I

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 2
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Cliff Endres

Objective: To provide an overview of American Literature from the early colonial period through Whitman and Dickinson. Emphasis on Puritan writers, authors of the American Revolution, and the Transcendentalist movement.
Contents: Students will read from a wide selection of writers in the period.
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 1 & 2. Sixth Edition. W.W. Norton & Company.
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussion
Assessment Tools: Class participation; oral presentations and research papers; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 243 American History

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 2
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. John Drabble

Objective:To give a brief overview of U.S. history from the origins of the U.S. to the present, examining some of the reasons why the U.S. has developed as it has.
Contents:The origins of American nation up to the times that it is being redefined.
Recommended Reading: Primary source materials such as maps, diaries, letters, political flyers etc.
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussion
Assessment Tools: Class participation; oral presentations and research papers; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

AT 211 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkılap Tarihi-I

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 2
Semester : Fall
Credits: 2 (2+0+0)
Instructor: Lecturer Abdülkadir Özçelik

Contents  : Tanzimat Döneminden başlayarak yeni Türkiye Cumhuriyeti’nin         
kuruluşuna kadar olan önemli olaylar ve Atatürk İlke ve İnkılapları.
Recommended Reading: Türk Devrim Tarihi, Toktamış Ateş, Der Yayınları,  1993.
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussions.
Assessment tools  : Midterm exams, final exam
Instruction Language : Turkish.

ACL 272  Introduction to Philosophy

Type of CourseLecture
Year: 2
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Matthew Gumpert

Objective: Students acquire an introduction to the major questions of Western philosophy
Contents: Readings of selected texts by major philosophers from Aristotle to Appiah
Recommended Reading: Lovers of Wisdom, Daniel Kolak. Thomson Learning.
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Quizzes, examinations, journals, and participation
Instruction Language:English

ACL 222 World Literature II

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 2
Semester: Spring
Credits:3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Lecturer Mel Kenne

Objective: The study of critically selected literary works from thoughout the world, from the Renaissance until the present day.
Contents: Indian, French, Italian, Russian, American and Chinese authors and poets.
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of World Literature
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Exams, essays and participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 242 Survey of American Literature II

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 2
Semester:Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Clifford Endres


Objective: To provide an overview of American Literature from Emily Dickinson to the present
Contents: Students will read from a wide selection of writers in the period.
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 1 & 2. Sixth Edition. W.W. Norton & Company.
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussion
Assessment Tools: Class participation; oral presentations and research papers; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 244 American Myths, Traditions, and Folklore

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 2
Semester:Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. John Drabble


Objective:A study of American myths and archetypal patterns, and their influence on the institutions and ways of life in the USA.
Contents: The course  is designed to help students do detailed research on topics they will be assigned.
Recommended Reading: Primary texts and other critical texts.
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussion, workshops
Assessment Tools: Class participation; oral presentations and research papers; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 236 The City on Your Doorstep

Type of Course:Lecture
Year: 2
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3
Instructor: John Ash


Objective: To give the students the notion and consciousness of the enormous historical heritage of Istanbul.
Contents: The course  is designed to help students do detailed research on topics they will be assigned.
Recommended Reading: None.
Teaching Methods: Walking tours of the old city of Istanbul, along with lectures pertaining to the history and culture of the city, from Byzantine to Ottoman times.
Assessment Tools: Class participation; oral presentations and research papers.
Instruction Language: English

AT 212 Atatürk İlkeleri ve İnkılap Tarihi-II

Type of Course: Lecture
Year  : 2
Semester: Spring
Credits  : 2 (2+0+0)
Instructor : Lecturer Abdülkadir Özçelik


Contents: Kurtuluş ve Kuruluş başlıkları altında İstiklal Savaşı, bütün önemli olaylar, Cumhuriyeti’in ilanından başlayarak çeşitli alanlarda gerçekleştirilen reformlar.
Textbook/Recommended Reading: Türk Devrim Tarihi, Toktamış Ateş, Der Yayınları, 1993.
Teaching Methods: Lecture, class discussions.
Assessment tools: Midterm exams, final exam
Instruction Language : Turkish.

ACL 311 Critical Approaches I

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Matthew Gumpert


Objective: The major aim is to explain the foundation of an American literary tradition by tracing the history and theory of literary criticism in the Western cultures. Thus, fundamental questions about the nature, function, and value of literary theory will be posed and a small number of strategically selected theoretical topics including exemplary literary works will be analyzed as preference points for discussion.
Contents: The course offers a survey of critical writing from Aristotle, Plato, Horace, and Longinus to Sidney, Dryden, Pope, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Arnold, Poe, James and T.S. Eliot.
Recommended Reading: Criticism: Twenty Major Statements. Ed. Charles Kaplan. San Fransisco: Chandler Publishing Company, 1981.
A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature. (Fourth Edition) Ed. Wilfred L. Guerin. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Teaching Methods: Lecture; class discussion; workshops
Assessment Tools: Class participation; oral presentations and research papers; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 321  18th and 19th Century Novel

Type of Course :Lecture
Year: 3                                   
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Lecturer Mel Kenne


Objective: An in-depth study of selected novels of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Contents: The Scarlet Letter, Huckleberry Finn, The Awakening and Daisy Miller
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of Literature, Volumes 1 and   2
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Exams, critical essays and participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 343 American Literature 1820-1860

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 3
Semester: Fall
Credits:3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Howlett


Objective: Students will broaden their understanding of the cultural and intellectual concerns of the "American Renaissance" through the close analysis of texts.
Contents: Students will read large selections from the major writers of the period. Recently canonized, minority writers will also be considered.
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 1.
Teaching Methods: Lecture and class discussion
Assesment Tools: Class participation; occasional quizzes; midterm and final exams; midterm and final short papers.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 351 Literary Translation

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 3 (3+0+0)
Semester: Fall
Credits:3
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Selhan Savcıgil Endres


Objective: The major aim of the course is to introduce students to key terms in literary translation and thus help them develop translation strategies as well as evaluate their translations.
Contents: Students will translate short stories and poetry from English into Turkish. Translations will be discussed in the light of translation theories in classroom. 
Recommended Reading: Translation Studies reader, V. Lenuti, Routledge.
Teaching Methods: Lecture; class discussion; workshops
Assessment Tools: Class participation; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English and Turkish.

ACL 312 Critical Approaches II

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor:Asst. Prof. Dr. Matthew Gumpert


Objective: The major aim is to explain the foundation of an American literary tradition by tracing the history and theory of literary criticism in the Western cultures. Thus, fundamental questions about the nature, function, and value of literary theory will be posed and a small number of strategically selected theoretical topics including exemplary literary works will be analyzed as preference points for discussion.
Contents: The course offers a survey of critical writing from Brooks, Iser, Trilling, Culler, and Frye to Donovan, Lacan, Eagleton, Derrida and Foucault.
Recommended Reading: Contexts for Criticism. (Third Edition) Ed. Donald Kesey. California: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1998.
Contemporary Literary Criticism. (Third Edition) Ed. Robert Con Davis. New York: Longman, 1994.
Teaching Methods: Lecture; class discussion; workshops
Assessment Tools:  Class participation; oral presentations and research papers; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 314 The Short Story

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 3
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Selhan S. Endres


Objective: To study critically various short stories from throughout the world
Contents: Short stories by American, Russian, Argentinian, Colombian, French, Czech, Japanese and British writers
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of American Literature and The Norton Anthology of World Literature
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment tools: Exams, essays and participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 344  American Literature 1860-1918

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 3
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Howlett


Objective: Students will broaden their understanding of the cultural and intellectual concerns of post-Civil War America through close analysis of the major texts
Contents: Large selections from the major authors of the period.  Recently canonized, minority writers will also be considered
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2. 
Teaching Methods: Lecture and class discussion
Assessment Tools: Quizzes, examinations, term papers and participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 362 The American Drama

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 3
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Dr. Bronwyn Mills


Objective: A critical study of the masterpieces of the American drama and the films which have been made from them. 
Contents: Includes authors such as O’Neill, Miller, Hellman, Williams, Albee, and Shepard.
Recommended Reading: Literature:An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Ed. X. J. Kennedy. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.
The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vols. 1 and 2. Fifth Edition. W. W. Norton & Company, 1998
Teaching Methods: Lecture; class discussion; workshops
Assessment Tools: Class participation; oral presentations and research papers; midterm and final exams.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 443  20th Century American Fiction

Type of Course Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mary Lou O’Neil


Objective: To study selected works of fiction in the 20th. Century and examine the change in literary style over that period
Contents: Students will read a wide variety of writers in the period.
Recommended Reading: Primary texts and other critical texts
Teaching Methods: Lecture; class discussions
Assessment Tools: Class participation; midterm and final exams; term papers

Instruction Language: English

ACL 447 African-American Studies

Type Of Course:Lecture
Year:4
Semester:Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Howlett


Objective: Students will learn about the cultural and political history of African-Americans through the close examination of historical and literary texts, music, and film.
Contents: Students will read prose and poetry written by African-Americans from the 18th-century to the present.  Jazz and film (documentary and other) will supplement the literature.
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vols. 1 and 2. Fifth Edition. W.W. Norton & Company, 1998
Teaching Methods: Lecture and class discussion
Assessment Tools: Class participation; midterm and final exams; midterm and final papers.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 445 Post-Colonial Studies

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Dr. Bronwyn Mills


Objective: A study of post-colonial writers and critics, including such authors as Said, Bhaba and Spivak.
Contents: Students will read both primary and critical post-colonial texts; i.e, both theoretical and literary works.
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Vols.1 and 2. Fifth Edition. W.W. Norton & Company, 1998
Orientalism. E. Said
East, West. S. Rushdie
The Colonizer and the Colonized. Memmi
Black Skin, White Masks. Fanon
Discourse on Colonialism. Cesaire
Teaching Methods: Lecture and class discussion
Assessment Tools: Class participation; midterm and final exams; midterm and final papers.
Instruction Language: English

ACL 461 Shakespeare

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 3
Semester: Fall
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Prof. Dr. Clifford Endres


Objective: To study selected plays by Shakespeare in context with other period works
Contents: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, A Mid-summer Night’s Dream, A Winter’s Tale and Richard II. Films of the above plays, plus works by Marlowe, Webster and other writers of the period.
Recommended Reading: Arden editions of the previously mentioned plays, along with The Norton Anthology of English Literature.
Teaching Methods: Lecture and class discussion
Assessment Tools: Class participation; occasional quizzes; midterm and final exams; midterm and final short papers.
Instruction Language: English
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Quizzes, examinations, journals, and participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 412 The Romantic Era

Type of Course: Lecture
Year:4
Semester:Spring
Credits 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Howlett


Objective: Students will broaden their understanding of the cultural and intellectual concerns of the Romantic period through close analysis of the major texts.
Contents: Large selections from the major authors of the period
Recommended Reading: Norton Anthology of British Literature
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Quizzes; examinations; term papers; participation
Instruction Language: English

ACL 444 20th Century American Poetry

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3
Instructor: Lecturer Mel Kenne


Objective: An in-depth study of major American poets of the Twentieth Century
Contents: Reading and study of such poets as Frost, Pound, Williams, Cummings, Eliot, Crane, Stevens, Jeffers, Ashbery, O’Hara, Ginsburg and Wright
Recommended Reading: The Norton Anthology of American Literature Vol.2
Teaching Methods: Lecture and discussion
Assessment Tools: Exams, essays and oral presentations
Instruction Language: English

ACL 446 Special Topics in American Literature

Type of Course: Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Selhan S. Endres


Objective: A translation seminar, the topic of which will be announced each semester, that will enable students to focus on an individual author or a particular aspect of American literature.
Contents: The course is designed to help students do detailed research on topics they have studied before.
Recommended Reading: Primary and secondary sources will vary in accordance with topics.
Teaching Methods: Lecture; class discussions; workshops
Assessment Tools: Class participation; midterm and final exams; midterm and final papers
Instruction Language: English

ACL 422  Women’s  Studies

Type of Course:Lecture
Year: 4
Semester: Spring
Credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Instructor: Asst. Prof. Dr. Mary Lou O’Neil


Objective: The study of gender from a multidisciplinary perspective, examined in terms of social behavior and symbolic representation. Topics selected from the historical, economic, political, and artistic realms.
Contents: The course  is designed to introduce students to some key terms, trends, and ideas in the study of works by and works on women to help them develop critical skills essential to a full-appreciation of women’s literature in universal terms.
Recommended Reading: Primary texts and other critical texts
Teaching Methods: Lecture; class discussions; workshops
Assessment Tools: Class participation; midterm and final exams; midterm and final papers
Instruction Language: English