Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201015542010Intercultural Literature Studies IIElective125
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the seminar of Intercultural Literary Studies is to examine the different conditions, opportunities and relations between German and Turkish cultures by interdisciplinary investigations and thus attempting to change the perception between these two cultures, to enable the students to realise intersections between the “own” and the “other” culture and to set a common ground in order to increase tolerance and knowledge. Nowadays we are confronted with intercultural and interdisciplinary studies as one of the most important subjects of cultural thought and cultural change. The aim of this seminar is the attempt to expose “common” features by studying “differences”. The interaction of different cultures and their literatures will be set into the center of this study by studying the German language and its literature.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assist. Prof. Dr. Yücel Aksan
Learning Outcomes
1Ability to evaluate actual events regarding historical facts
2Ability to recognize cultural, social and communal events
3Ability to interpret and evaluate written theoretical texts and produce as a result literary texts
4The skill to transform a historical event or an idea into an authentic text
5Ability to create verbal and written academic texts by implementing the advanced skills and knowledge attained on comparative literary studies
6A multidimensional improvement for M.A. students regarding German history, society, science, technology, art and culture
7Comprehending the connection between two cultures
8Ability to interpret knowledge based on common historical ground between two cultures regarding comparative literary studies
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Our attempt will be to facilitate an overview on interdisciplinary studies by samples of literary texts, especially of German authors with Turkish origin. The seminar of Intercultural Literary Studies aims to examine models and conceptions in this area and to introduce relevant fundamental knowledge. The abundance of models and projects especially in this domain is a necessity to perform this seminar.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introducing the course and setting the aim Course Introduction
2Theory and Conception Controversial subject analysis
3Difference, Awareness Controversial subject analysis
4Literature in intercultural perspective and Theory of Culture Practical text interpretation
5HermeneuticsPractical text interpretation
6 Critical TheoryControversial subject analysis
7 DeconstructionControversial subject analysis
8Midterm Exam
9Zafer ŞenocakControversial subject analysis
10Emine Sevgi Özdamar Controversial subject analysis
11Feridun ZaimoğluPractical text interpretation
12Individual or team presentations of studentsControversial subject analysis
13Individual or team presentations of studentsPresentation and controversial subject analysis
14Individual or team presentations of studentsPresentation and controversial subject analysis
15Individual or team presentations of studentsPresentation and controversial subject analysis
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
-Michael Hoffmann, Interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft, Wiesbaden 2006 -Carmine Chiellova von Metzler, Interkulturelle Literatur in Deutschland, 2007 -Nobert Mecklenburg, Das Mädchen aus der Fremde, 2008 Carmine Chiellino(Hrsg.), Interkulturelle Literatur in Deutschland Kader Konuk, Identitäten im Prozeβ Wolfgang Kaschuba, Kulturen-Identitäten-Diskurse
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination133
Criticising Paper8324
Individual Study for Mid term Examination4416
Individual Study for Final Examination4624
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1  4555
LO2   5 3
LO3  53 5
LO4  5535
LO5  53 5
LO6  5435
LO7   5 3
LO8  5555
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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