Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600008086

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 131
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
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 course prerequisites.
Learning Outcomes
The course introduces the students to the study of literature. It poses questions such as: what is literature?Why and how we read a literary text? How do we tell a story? How is a narrative connected to our daily life and how it can affect it? What is the connection of a narrative with the arts and the media? How does literature relate to society, gender, race, ideology, identity, history, technology? Through particular test cases we analyze text, intertext, hyper-text; this broader interdisciplinary approach to narrative practices and critical reading, his course will provide a basis which will reinforce the teaching of more specialized courses of literature in the freshman year.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course is structured by each individual instructor on the basis of the book The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (2nd edition, 2008) by Porter H. Abbott.
Literature, narration, theory, society
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
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.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Written assigments200.8
Student Assessment
Written exams (Two separate exams for Part I and Part II of the Course or final written exams for both parts)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Abbot, H. Porter. The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative. 2nd edition. Cambridge UP, 2008. Bennett, Andrew, and Nicholas Royle. This Thing Called Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing. Routledge, 2015. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Attridge, Derek. The Work of Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Barnet, Sylvan, Burto William, and William E. Cain, eds. An Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry, Drama. 13th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2004. Klarer, Mario. An Introduction to Literary Studies. London: Routledge, 2011. Kermode, Frank. The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction. London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Rabkin, Eric S. Narrative Suspense. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1973. Scholes, Robert. Elements of Fiction: An Anthology. Oxford University Press, 1981. Wingard, Joel. Literature: Reading and Responding to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and to the Essay. New York: Harper Collins College Publishers, 1996.
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