FACULTY OF EDUCATIONDEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION


M.A. with thesis in English Literature

Program Description:

The  M.A. program in English Literature is designed to provide students with a thorough and critical knowledge of English literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Our courses focus on both canonical and non-canonical texts of English Literature, locating them within relevant historical, cultural, philosophical and psychological contexts. Our program aims to enable students to read and intrepret texts from different theoretical vantage points; to make students acquainted with the characteristics of various genres of literature; to enable students to outline the major lines of critical argument around literary and cultural texts and write insightful papers on different literary topics.

 

The graduates of our M.A program in English Literature can work as instructors of English in prep-schools of various universities and in private language schools. They can also work as cultural researchers and consultants in public and international relations departments of national and international companies and institutions. Some of our graduates work as academics in Humanities and Social Sciences Departments of various universities.

 

Possible Fields of Study:

Medieval, Early Modern, Modern and Postmodern English Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Ancient and Modern Literary Theory


Required Course Load: 7 Courses (1 Must Course + 6 Electives) + 3 NC Must Courses

 

Must Course:

 

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

ELIT525

RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN LITERARY STUDIES

3

3

0

8.0

 

Electives: (6 Courses to Choose from the List Below)

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

ELIT503

MILTON

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT504

SPENSER

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT505

20TH CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL I

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT506

20TH CENTURY BRITISH NOVEL II

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT507

20TH CENTURY BRITISH DRAMA

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT508

SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT509

APPROACHES TO LITERARY CRITICISM

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT510

THE RISE&DEVELOPMENT OF THE ENG.NOVEL

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT511

THE ROMANTIC PERIOD

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT512

POSTCOLONIAL THEORY AND LITERATURE

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT513

20TH CENTURY BRITISH POETRY

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT514

CHAUCER

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT515

THE VICTORIAN NOVEL

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT516

LITERATURE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT517

LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT518

LITERATURE IN THE 17TH CENTURY

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT519

LIT. IN THE RESTORATION&THE 18TH CENTURY

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT520

THE VICTORIANS

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT521

LITERATURE IN THE 20TH CENTURY

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT522

BACKGROUNDS OF MODERN CRITICISM

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT523

HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

3

0

8.0

ELIT529

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF LITERATURE

3

3

0

8.0

 

NC Must Courses: (all 3)

Course Code

Course Name

METU Credit

Contact (h/w)

Lab (h/w)

ECTS

ELIT590

SEMINAR IN ENGLISH LITERATURE NC

0

0

0

10.0

ELIT599

MASTER'S THESIS NC

0

0

0

50.0

ELIT801-850

SPECIAL STUDIES NC

0

0

0

10.0

 

Note: Students are required to select a thesis supervisor by the end of their FIRST semester in the program.