Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201036042013Advanced Studies in American Literature IICompulsory128
Level of Course Unit
Third Cycle
Language of Instruction
English
Objectives of the Course
The course aims to analyze multi ethnic literatures of United States in the late twentieth and especially in the twenty first century. The study of contemporary works by multi ethnic experiences of various groups will create a new vision to the American identity of today. The multicultural identities of Chinese American, Indian American and Arab American experiences all share a common problem of being in between cultures. Therefore the course will try to exhibit their struggle for identities as the common pattern of these writings.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Esra ÖZTARHAN
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to define different multi ethnic groups of United States
2To be able to comment on various aspects of multi cultural literature of contemporary period.
3The abilty to comment on both similarities and differences of immigrant experience in United States.
4To be able to learn and study various cultural theories about identity, displacement, etc
5The ability to analyze narrative techniques of multi cultural writers like autobiography and memoirs.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Advanced Studies in American Literature I
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Chinese American, Indian American and Arab American Literatures
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Socio Cultural History of Being an Immigrant in United States Reading and Discussion/Presentation
2Theories on Immigrant, Hybrid and Diaspora Identities Reading and Discussion/Presentation
3Theories on Immigrant, Hybrid and Diaspora IdentitiesReading and Discussion/Presentation
4Indian American Experience and LiteratureReading and Discussion/Presentation
5Jhumpa Lahiri. NamesakeReading and Discussion/Presentation
6NamesakeReading and Discussion/Presentation
7Namesake Reading and Discussion/Presentation
8Arab American Experience and Literature Reading and Discussion/Presentation
9Midterm
10Diane Abu- Jaber. The Language of Baklava Reading and Discussion/Presentation
11The Language of BaklavaReading and Discussion/Presentation
12The Language of BaklavaReading and Discussion/Presentation
13Chinese American Experience and LiteratureReading and Discussion/Presentation
14Gish Jen. World and Town (2011) Reading and Discussion/Presentation
15World and Town (2011)Reading and Discussion/Presentation
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Jhumpa Lahiri. Namesake(2003) Diane Abu- Jaber. The Language of Baklava(2005) Gish Jen. World and Town (2011)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Practice14114
Discussion14228
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
Reading14570
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)243
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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