Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007076

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 108
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. aEftimia Yiannopoulou
2. bEftimia Yiannopoulou
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
No prerequisites.
Learning Outcomes
Expected learning outcomes: •Familiarization of students with basic skills in the close reading of short fiction. •Familiarization with the basic critical terminology used in the analysis of fiction. •ability to connect literary texts to their social-historical context. •Training in the construction of a literary critical essay, providing a thesis with relevant examples.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course introduces students to the literary genre of fiction and to the critical concepts used to interpret narrative texts. It also teaches students how to construct a written interpretation of fictional works. Sample analyses of a range of short stories will be made in class with emphasis on the way meaning is constructed for each individual reader. Critical concepts such as point of view, plot, theme, allegory and symbolism, and realism versus fantasy, will be discussed within the context of individual readings of stories. In addition, students will be instructed and tested on how to construct a valid written interpretation of a work of fiction.
Fiction, narrative, reality, interpretation, reading, ideology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Students can use IT in a variety of ways: access to digital resources (ebooks and eJournals), in-class screenings, real-time feedback on student performance and communication with instructor via BigBlueButton, use of power point presentations for teaching, use of Moodle to set up interactive exercises in a virtual environment and to communicate with students.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work502
Interactive Teaching in Information Center100.4
Written assigments200.8
Student Assessment
Assessment methods: depending on the instructor a) Two in-class essays (20% +20%), class participation and class tasks (10%) and a final examination (50%) OR b) Two essays, one written as a mid-term test in class (20%) and the other written at home (with frequent consultation with the instructor, 20%),class participation and class tasks (10%), plus a final examination (50%).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour” William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily” Extract from Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Extract from Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary Katherine Mansfield, “Miss Brill” Elizabeth Bowen, “The Demon Lover” Ernest Hemingway, “Hills like Elephants” Extract from Henry Fielding, Tom Jones Extract from Andrea Levy, The Long Song Charlie Fish, “Death by Scrabble” Dorothy Richardson, “Death” Extract from Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse Guy de Maupassant, “Moonlight” Extract from Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Ernest Hemingway, “Cat in the Rain” Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings: A Tale for Children” Charles Perrault, “Little Red Riding Hood” Angela Carter, “The Company of Wolves” Extract from James Joyce, “The Dead” Εxtract from Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness Extract from Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre Robert Coover, “The Babysitter” Extract from Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia Jorge Luis Borges, “Borges and I” Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl” Kamila Shamsie, “Our Dead, Your Dead” John Updike, “A & P”
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