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Course Code: 
CPLT 509
Semester: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
8
Course Language: 
English
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
To develop students’ awareness of themselves as scholars. Successful writing at Masters level requires the students’ becoming familiar with both the forms of scholarly writing and their use. Students will be assessed in the practical business of scholarly presentation as well as their ability to demonstrate an informed sense of selection and evaluation in the process of information retrieval and collection.
Course Content: 

The suggested texts for reading, discussing, presenting and writing on, from a comparative perspective, cover some important ancient texts and their modern re-writings. The area is the Mediterranean basin, and the period the twelve hundred years from, roughly, 800 B.C. to A.D. 400. In this space and time the intellectual and religious foundations which would later on determine and influence the Western outlook, were laid.  

Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case Study
Assessment Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Class Performance, C: Homework, D: Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Develop students’ knowledge and expertise in using research resources 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
2) Recognise the importance in their own writing of scholarly conventions 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
3) Carried out an indicative literature search on a research topic 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
4) Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of identifying references central to their particular research topic 1-4, 5-10  

1,2,3

B,C,D

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION  
2 Gilgamesh  
3 Homer-Iliad and one of the following:

The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Cassandra by Crista Wolf

Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren

The Memoirs of Helen of Troy by Amanda Elyot

Helen of Troy by Margaret George

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

 
4 Homer-Iliad and one of the following:

The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley

Cassandra by Crista Wolf

Inside the Walls of Troy by Clemence McLaren

The Memoirs of Helen of Troy by Amanda Elyot

Helen of Troy by Margaret George

Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

 
5 Homer-Odyssey and one of the following:

The Penelopiad by Margret Atwood

The Robber Bride by Margret Atwood

Homer’s Daughter by Robert Graves

The Lost Books of the Odyssey.  A Novel by Zachary Mason

The World’s Desire by Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang (a sequel to Odyssey)

Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy

 
6 Homer-Odyssey and one of the following:

The Penelopiad by Margret Atwood

The Robber Bride by Margret Atwood

Homer’s Daughter by Robert Graves

The Lost Books of the Odyssey.  A Novel by Zachary Mason

The World’s Desire by Rider Haggard and Andrew Lang (a sequel to Odyssey)

Ithaca by Constantine P. Cavafy

 
7 Vergil-Aeneid and Lavinia by Ursula LeGuinn  
8 Ovid- Metamorphoses and one of the following:

Metamorphoses by Franz Kafka

Metamorphoses  -play by Mary Zimmerman

 
9 Ovid- Metamorphoses and one of the following:

Metamorphoses by Franz Kafka

Metamorphoses  -play by Mary Zimmerman

 
10 Euripides- Medea and one of the following:

Medea by Anne Stevenson

Medea by Crista Wolf

 
11 Euripides- Medea and one of the following:

Medea by Anne Stevenson

Medea by Crista Wolf

 
12 Sophocles-Oedipus the King and one of the following:

Iokaste: The Novel of the Mother Wife of Oedipus by Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

 
13 Sophocles-Oedipus the King and one of the following:

Iokaste: The Novel of the Mother Wife of Oedipus by Victoria Grossack and Alice Underwood

Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence

 
14 CONLUSION I  
15 CONCLUSION II  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook  
Additional Resources 1. Farb, Nigel, and Alan Durant, How to Write Essays and Dissertations; A Guide for English Literature Students, 2nd edition (Harlow: Pearson, 2005)

2. Altick, Richard, and John J. Fenstermaker, The Art of Literary Research, 4th edition (New York and London: Norton, 1993)

3. Eliot, Simon, and Owens, W.R., (eds.), A Handbook to Literary Research (London: Routledge and the Open University, 1998)

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Presentation 1 30
Class Performance 1 30
Final Paper 1 40
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL PAPER TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 The ability to apply knowledge of English and world literature and social sciences to topics including culture, society, ethics, politics etc.     X      
2 The ability to review, analyse and apply the relevant literature.         X  
3 The ability to carry out interdisciplinary reading and analysis.       X    
4 The ability to utilise the basic concepts and issues of literary theories in developing life strategies     X      
5 Awareness of professional ethics and responsibility         X  
6 Effective communication skills.         X  
7 A sufficiently broad education to understand the global and social impact of literary movements.       X    
8 An awareness of the importance of lifelong learning and the ability to put it into practice.       X    
9 A knowledge of issues in contemporary literature and of the cultural issues of the period.       X    
10 The ability to use sources and modern tools in order to carry out research in the areas of literature and aesthetics.         X  

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 6 90
Presentation 1 20 20
Final Paper 1 45 45
Total Work Load     200
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     8.0
ECTS Credit of the Course     8