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Faculty of Letters - American Culture and Literature - First Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The Department of American Literature and Culture at Ege University aims to enable students to reach their full intellectual potential through a liberal arts education. Studying literature, language, and related humanistic disciplines equips students with the necessary skills to understand not only the ideas, attitudes, and values of their own culture but those of others as well. The Department of American Culture and Literature was established in 1992 in response to Turkey's growing need for education that conforms to international standards. The objective of the program is to develop students' ability to make critical analysis in many areas of social sciences and to be able to express their ideas orally and in written form. As the importance of borders and boundaries has diminished in this era of internationalization and the Internet, it has seemed appropriate to bring the related disciplines of literary and cultural studies together. In an age of globalization, the department offers a wide choice of courses offering insight into both the American and the international agenda. The result of this curriculum is to encourage a comparative perspective on the world.
Qualification Awarded
The Bachelor's Degree in American Culture and Literature ( first cycle in American Culture and Literature ) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum
Level of Qualification
First Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The general requirements explained in “General Admission Requirements” of Information on the Institution part are applied for admission of students.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their educaiton to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University and hence of the Department is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS).
Profile of The Programme
The department of American Culture and Literature aims to educate philologists who have adopted ethical values, who are aware of the realities of the world, who have adopted the importance of life long learning, equipped with the knowledge, skills and approaches necessary to serve in all areas of English/American culture and philology. The BA programme consisting of a total of 8 semesters in 4 years, aims to provide students with an advanced level of language skills, core knowledge in literary terms, literary history, literary theory and criticism, culture, and vocational competence in language, literature, criticism and cultural studies.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
The graduates enjoy productive careers in the public and private sectors of Turkey and countries abroad, in such fields as business finance, government, international relations, education, the media, technology, and the arts, to name only a few.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programmes at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
Students must attend classes, practices and examinations. Students' attendance is followed by the Instructor concerned. For almost all required and technical elective courses there are written examinations, in which most cases student must solve selected problems by calculation. One midterm examination is given during each semester. Dates of midterm examinations are announced by the Department in the first month of the semester. In addition to midterm examinations and other work, students are required to take a final examination. Final examinations are held at the appropriate place and hour as decided and announced by the Department. Students are given a make-up examination for any examination which they have not attended if it is accepted by the Faculty Administrative Comittee that there exist genuine and valid reasons for this. The semester grades are determined by adding fourty percent of the midterm exam and sixty percent of the final exam grade. The type and contribution of the educational activities such as reports, homeworks, quizzes, seminar presentations or individual oral discussions, and performance in laboratory work on the assessment are announced by the instructor at the beginning of the semester. In the new assessment system which has been introduced since the academic year of 2004-2005, the semester grades are assessed through Relative Assessment System. The success states of the students are specified by Grade Point Averages (GPA) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) computed at the end of each term. (GPA) is the weighted grade average of the term the student is enrolled in. CGPA is the weighted grade average of the students computed by considering all the courses in the course plan of the enrolled department or program starting from the entrance to the university. (GPA) and (CGPA) are computed with the weighted grade averages. Weighted grade average is obtained by dividing the sum of the product of course credits and the weight coefficients equivalent of the letter grades to the total credit. Both (GPA) and CGPA are determined by adding all the grades students get from credit courses ranging from (AA) to (FF) to assessment. Students whose CGPA value is at least 2.00 are considered successful on condition that no course has been marked as (FF), (FD). Students whose CGPA values are below 2.00 are considered failure. Starting from the end of the second term, Students’ GPAs have to be at least 1.80 to be able to take classes of the upper terms. For the assessment of success of the students enrolled in before the academic year of 2004-2005, if the final exam and the semester grades exceed 60 or be equal to 60 , the student will be successful from this course. Courses which do not require midterm and/or final examinations are determined by the course teacher. Under these circumstances, the semester grade is given by evaluating the work done throughout the semester. In the nontechnical optional courses, students and lecturer arrange the method of evaluation. The student’s success in these courses is awarded by “successful” in the transcript of records.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Head, Prof. Dr. Atilla Silku Tel :+90 232 388 40 00/1687 E-mail :atilla.silku@ege.edu.tr ECTS Co-ordinator, Research Assistant Dr. Melis Mulazimoglu Erkal Tel :+90 232 343 40 00/3948 E-mail :melis.mulazimoglu@ege.edu.tr Address Ege University, Faculty of Letters, Department of American Culture and Literature, Bornova - IZMIR Tel : +90 232 388 01 10 Fax : +90 232 388 11 02
Facilities
LLP-Erasmus, (Double)Major-Minor Fields of Study, Pedagogical Formation Certificate, Foreign Language Education, International Cultural Studies Symposium, International Symposium of Undergraduate Students, Annual Film Festival, Publications: JAST and Interactions

Key Learning Outcomes
1ability to develop the capacity to argue and internalize the concepts and ideas, facts and approaches, critical methods and comprehension that concern English and American culture and literature.
2abilty to comprehend the relationship among the various disciplines which are included in the American culture and literature (sociology, psychology, politics, history, art history, linguistics, literature, geography, philosophy and theology) in order to produce the academic researches in such a multidisciplinal frame.
3ability to obtain information about American socio-cultural structure (ethnic and regional discrepancy, intercultural interaction, pluralistic point of view, political structure, democratic development, domestic and foreign politics, and intellectual movements), economy and politics.
4ability to analyze different historical periods and compare them in the context of history, politics, culture, art, especially literature, and to deduce about their ideological structures.
5ability to raise awareness about the general Western culture and its history and this acquired knowledge should be applied comparatively to the Turkish culture and literature as well.
6ability to read literary, cultural and artistic works/texts (novel, poem, story, survey, movie, magazine, newspaper, commercial, play, picture, statue, music, architecture, folklore and sport) using cultural critical approaches and then analyze those cultural texts and all developing and changing statements that are related to them.
7ability to develop skills in analytical approach and critical opinion in terms of literary and cultural criticism.
8ability to communicate orally and in written way by using proper English and terminology competently as it is required by the field.
9ability to comprehend methodology and pedagogical approaches of education in English.
10ability to work, alone or with a group, on an academic research or a project and should acquire knowledge and skills while doing this.
11ability able to present orally or in written way academic researches, project reports, creative writing works all of which should be written according to the MLA rules.
12ability to use communication skills and technologies competently.
13ability for improvement in translation of any text, especially literary ones.
14ability to use acquired knowledge and skills with conscious of the professional and ethical responsibility.
15ability to transform the acquired knowledge, critical point of view and its flexibility that was learned from American culture and literature into other spheres and professional levels (teaching, lectureship, guidance, interpreting, international relations, and editorship)
16ability to acquire skills in using tools, appliances and materials (while learning and teaching) which should be chosen appropriately according to the context-material.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
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COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
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Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 0710001392013 AMERICAN HISTORY-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 710001352004 COMPUTER Compulsory 3 0 0 3
3 710001152010 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIT.I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 710001162010 HISTORY OF ENG.LIT.I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 710001432016 INTRO.TO WESTERN THOUGHT-I Compulsory 3 0 0 3
6 710001171997 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY STUDIES Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 710001332007 MYTHOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 710001022006 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
9 710001012006 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
10 0710001412013 WRITING SKILLS Compulsory 2 0 0 4
Total 22 0 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 0710001402013 ADVANCED WRITING SKILLS Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 0710001422013 AMERICAN HISTORY-II Compulsory 2 0 0 4
3 710001232010 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIT.II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
4 710001242010 HISTORY OF ENG.LIT.II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
5 710001442016 INTRO.TO WESTERN THOUGHT-II Compulsory 3 0 0 3
6 710000942006 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 710001342007 READINGS IN CLASSICAL LIT. Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 710001252010 TEXTUAL ANALYSIS Compulsory 3 0 0 3
9 710001362011 TRANSITION INTO UNIVERSITY LIFE Compulsory 2 0 0 3
10 710000922006 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 22 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 0710002552013 ASPECTS OF AMERICAN CULTURE-I Compulsory 2 0 0 4
2 10721001T11250 COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 EDEAMEKÜLSÇMDERS1 ELECTIVE I Elective - - - 3
4 EDEFAKORTAKHAVUZ1 FACULTY ELECTIVE I Elective - - - 2
5 0710002572013 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIT.III Compulsory 2 0 0 4
6 0710002592013 INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL-I Compulsory 3 0 0 4
7 710002121997 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY-I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 710002101997 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE-I Compulsory 2 0 0 3
9 0710002612013 U.S. HISTORY-I Compulsory 3 0 0 4
Total 18 0 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710002272007 ASPECTS OF AMERICAN CULTURE-II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
2 EDEAMEKÜLSÇMDERS2 ELECTIVE II Elective - - - 5
3 EDEFAKORTAKHAVUZ2 FACULTY ELECTIVE II Elective - - - 2
4 0710002542013 HISTORY OF AMERICAN LIT.IV Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 0710002562013 INTRODUCTION TO NOVEL-II Compulsory 3 0 0 3
6 710002211997 INTRODUCTION TO POETRY-II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
7 710002191997 INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE-II Compulsory 2 0 0 3
8 0710002582013 RHETORICAL SKILLS Compulsory 2 0 0 3
9 0710002602013 U.S. HISTORY-II Compulsory 3 0 0 4
Total 18 0 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710003101997 AMERICAN ART-I Compulsory 3 0 0 5
2 710003092007 AMERICAN DRAMA-I Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 710003082009 AMERICAN NOVEL-I Compulsory 3 0 0 5
4 710003072007 AMERICAN POETRY-I Compulsory 3 0 0 5
5 EDEAMEKÜLSÇMDERS3 ELECTIVE III Elective - - - 5
6 710003392016 REGIONS IN AMERICAN CULTURE I Compulsory 2 0 0 5
Total 17 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710003181997 AMERICAN ART-II Compulsory 3 0 0 5
2 710003172007 AMERICAN DRAMA-II Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 710003162009 AMERICAN NOVEL-II Compulsory 3 0 0 5
4 710003152007 AMERICAN POETRY-II Compulsory 3 0 0 5
5 EDEAMEKÜLSÇMDERS4 ELECTIVE IV Elective - - - 5
6 710003362016 REGIONS IN AMERICAN CULTURE II Compulsory 2 0 0 5
Total 17 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710004092009 AME.INTELLECTUAL HIST.&CRITICISM-I Compulsory 3 0 0 5
2 710004082009 AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE I Compulsory 2 0 0 5
3 710004272008 AMERICAN SHORT STORY I Compulsory 2 0 0 5
4 710004102009 AMERICAN THEMES AND ISSUES-I Compulsory 3 0 0 5
5 EDEAMEKÜLSÇMDERS5 ELECTIVE V Elective - - - 5
6 710004072007 US.GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS-I Compulsory 3 0 0 5
Total 15 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710004162009 AMERI.INTELLEC.HIST.& CRITICISM-II Compulsory 3 0 0 5
2 710004152009 AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE II Compulsory 2 0 0 5
3 710004282008 AMERICAN SHORT STORY II Compulsory 2 0 0 5
4 710004172000 AMERICAN THEMES AND ISSUES-II Compulsory 4 0 0 5
5 EDEAMEKÜLSÇMDERS6 ELECTIVE VI Elective - - - 5
6 710004142007 US.GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS-II Compulsory 3 0 0 5
Total 16 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710002151997 TRANSLATION-I Elective 2 0 0 3
2 710002161997 LITERARY STUDIES-I Elective 2 0 0 3
3 710002412002 FOREIGN LANGUAGE-I (GERMAM-I) Elective 3 0 0 3
4 710002452006 ITALIAN I Elective 3 0 0 3
FACULTY ELECTIVE I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 701002532012 POETRY IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
2 702002552012 HISTORY OF ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS Elective 2 0 0 2
3 703002372007 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMY Elective 2 0 0 2
4 705002772012 MYTHOLOGY AND CULTURE Elective 2 0 0 2
5 706002752012 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY Elective 2 0 0 2
6 707002432012 BASIC PSYCHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
7 707002452012 INTRODUCTION TO EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
8 708002452007 GENERAL SOCIOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
9 710002532012 HISTORY OF WORLD LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
10 712002552014 ART HISTORY Elective 2 0 0 2
11 713002232007 MYTHOLOGY Elective 2 0 0 2
ELECTIVE II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710002251997 TRANSLATION-II Elective 2 0 0 5
2 710002261997 LITERARY STUDIES-II Elective 2 0 0 5
3 710002402002 FOREIGN LANGUAGE-II(GERMAN-II) Elective 3 0 0 5
4 710002442006 ITALIAN II Elective 3 0 0 5
FACULTY ELECTIVE II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 701002542012 NOVEL AND STROY IN MODERN TURKISH LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
2 702002562012 HISTORY OF THE MODERN AND CONTENPORARY AGE CIVILIZATIONS Elective 2 0 0 2
3 703002362007 CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY Elective 2 0 0 2
4 705002782012 MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
5 706002762012 PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPY Elective 2 0 0 2
6 707002482012 HUMAN DEVELEMENT Elective 2 0 0 2
7 708002422007 MODERN SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES Elective 2 0 0 2
8 710002522012 CULTURAL STUDIES Elective 2 0 0 2
9 712002542012 ART HISTORY Elective 2 0 0 2
10 713002242007 MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE Elective 2 0 0 2
11 713002402012 ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANATOLIA Elective 2 0 0 2
ELECTIVE III
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710003112009 U.S. INTER. RELATIONS Elective 3 0 0 5
2 710003412016 MODERNISM IN AMERICAN LITERATURE Elective 3 0 0 5
3 710003432016 LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM Elective 3 0 0 5
ELECTIVE IV
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710003232009 HISTORY OF TURK.AMER.RELATIONS Elective 3 0 0 5
2 710003382016 POSTMODERN LITERATURE Elective 3 0 0 5
3 710003402016 LITERARY HORROR:FROM POE TO KING Elective 3 0 0 5
ELECTIVE V
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710004132008 COMMUNICATION AS CULTURE I Elective 2 0 0 5
2 710004252005 CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE-I Elective 2 0 0 5
3 710004312016 ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERATURE I Elective 3 0 0 5
ELECTIVE VI
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 710004202008 COMMUNICATION AS CULTURE II Elective 2 0 0 5
2 710004262005 CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN LITERATURE-II Elective 2 0 0 5
3 710004322016 ETHNIC AMERICAN LITERATURE II Elective 3 0 0 5
 
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