Academic Catalog

ELIT525 RESEARCH METHODS AND ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN LITERARY STUDIES

Course Code: 8210525
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: English Literature
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NURTEN BRLK
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course focuses on ways of doing effective research and writing good research papers articles in the field of literary studies. The course consists of theoretical readings on research and scholarship in literary studies as well as practical examples of completed research, which the students are expected to assess in the light of the research principles discussed throughout the course. students are also expected to work on their own research paper article throughout the term. This work involves not only planning, drafting and revising the research paper in line with the principles of literary research but also reflecting critically on ones own evolving understanding of and approach to research and writing.