General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

LITR 395 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

LITR 421 / CONTEMPORARY WORLD LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Critical examination of major trends in contemporary world literature. Focus on select works from Latin America, Africa, and Asia, with attention to current theoretical approaches.

LITR 422 / TOPICS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE OF WRITING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Brings together critical approaches and creative practices to provide students with a deeper understanding of the process of writing and the impact of the written word. While students will be introduced to a wide array of theoretical issues, they will also practice writing across diverse genres, from poetry to non-fiction prose. Particularly designed for students considering a career in writing, editing, or journalism.

LITR 430 / FEMINIST NARRATIVES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Critical examination of major ideas and interventions in current feminist thought through a variety of media and artifacts such as literary texts, film, theoretical writings, multimedia, and oral narratives. Particular focus on how gender critiques challenge established notions of femininity, masculinity, identity, and behavior.

LITR 431 / MIGRATION AND NARRATIVE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Focuses on the representation of different types of migration at different geographical scales in literature, film and documentary. Examines the ways in which national, cultural, racial, linguistic, and gender identities are re-iterated, challenged or re-configured as a result of spatial flows. Familiarizes students with the contemporary critical debates in the field and the terminology that will be useful in analyzing different patterns of migration.

LITR 432 / POSTCOLONIAL THEORY AND PRACTICE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Reading- and writing- intensive study of imperialism and colonialism. Examination of literary texts from Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East in the light of theoretical works by Spivak, Fanon, Said and Ngugi. Particular focus on key issues in postcolonial theory such as nationalism, language, race, subjectivity, and diaspora.

LITR 440 / TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Reading- and writing-intensive study of a major topic in American literature. Works are placed in their historical and theoretical contexts.

LITR 441 / MODERN EUROPEAN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In-depth study of major European literary works written between late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. Critical examination of different literary genres produced during the two world wars and the post-war period. Close reading of works that investigate the relationship between literature and philosophy, and explore such issues as crisis of faith, uncertainty, responsibility, and freedom through formal and linguistic experimentation.

LITR 442 / READINGS IN CRITICAL THEORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: LITR. 111 or consent of the instructor

Reading- and writing-intensive study of major topics and figures in the history of critical theory. We will question some commonly held assumptions about the acts of reading and writing and call attention to changing conceptions of textual representation and interpretation. Particular course emphases, texts, and topics will vary from semester to semester. While open to all students who meet the prerequisite requirements, this course is mandatory for students pursuing the Honors Program in Comparative Literature.

LITR 443 / THE NOVEL IN COMPARATIVE CONTEXT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Critical examination of the novel from its rise in the 18th century to its modernist and postmodernist phase in the 20th century with attention to theories of the novel and different national traditions. Selection of texts varies with offering.

LITR 450 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 451 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 452 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 453 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 454 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 455 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 456 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 457 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 458 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 459 / SELECTED TOPICS IN LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Topics will be announced when offered.

LITR 490 / INDEPENDENT STUDY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

LITR 495 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

LITR 499 / HONORS THESIS SEMINAR
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: LITR. 442

Work on the research proposal resulting from LITR 442, culminating in a research paper suitable for presentation. Limited to students in the Honors Program in Comparative Literature.

CPAP 100 / COMPUTER PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

CPAP is a program to improve computer proficiency. CPAP is not a regular course; it aims to measure, evaluate and develop the skills of the students in Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications. Students can study from the on-line video lectures provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/lecnotes.html Undergraduate students must pass CPAP's proficiency test in order to fulfill the degree requirements. They can register to the scheduled tests by registering to one of the classes of CPAP100 using KUSIS Course Planner. More information is provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/..