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

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 102
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
1. aEffrosyni Botonaki
2. bEfthymia lydia Roupakia
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
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
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • 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
  • Book
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
Use of powerpoint presentations and multimedia for teaching; use of eLearning to set up interactive exercises in a virtual environment, to collect and assess students' work and to communicate with students.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work160.6
Reading Assigment150.6
Written assigments180.7
Student Assessment
Assessment methods: depending on the instructor a) Two in-class essays (20% +20%) and a final examination (60%) 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%), OR c) Two essays, one written as a mid-term test in class (20%) and the other written at home (with frequent consultation with the instructor, 30%), 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” James Joyce, "Eveline" Nadine Gordimer, "An Intruder" Edgar Allan Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart" Monica Wood, "Disappearing" Shirley Jackson, "The Lottery" Margaret Atwood, "Happy Endings" Katherine Mansfield, “Miss Brill” Elizabeth Bowen, “The Demon Lover” Ernest Hemingway, “Hills like Elephants” Charlie Fish, “Death by Scrabble” Guy de Maupassant, “Moonlight” 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” Robert Coover, “The Babysitter” Extract from Hanif Kureishi, The Buddha of Suburbia John Updike, “A & P”
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