The course is designed to provide the familiarity and comprehension of English literary pieces. The students may not be familiar or well-versed in the various genres of literature prior to taking this course.  The course provides training and skills necessary to engage, understand, critically analyze, and enjoy the literary genres of literature: short story, poetry, novel and drama.


The students will explore the basic concepts of literary technique, narrative, poetic, and dramatic structures and innovations to engage with the more advanced cognitive aspects of literature. In addition to these theoretical skills, students will also read below the surface of the texts for their historical, ethical, psychological, social, and philosophical value by developing insights in how literature gives us a window into both the experiences of others and wider appreciation for the human condition. 

Course Contents:


1- Paradise Lost (897-959)

2-All World is a stage

3-My Last Duchess

4-The Leech Gatherer

5-Ode to Autumn


Short Stories:

1-The Necklace

2-The Woman who Had Imagination

3-Shadow in Rose Garden


1-My Tailor

2-Whistling of the Birds

One-Act Play:

1-Riders to the Sea


1-Animal Farm

Text Books:

  1. Kennedy, X.J. & Gioia, D. (2014). Literature: An introduction to fiction, poetry, drama, and writing. Boston: Pearson.

        2.     Mays, K. J. (2014). The Norton introduction to literature. New York: Norton

Course Evaluation:

1. Mid Term: 30 Marks

2.Finals: 25 Marks

3.Viva: 25 Marks

4.Sessional: 20 Marks

  • Presentation: 10
  • Assignment: 5
  • Attendance: 5

Time Table:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (8:00 am - 9;00 am)



Course Material