FACULTY OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

Department of Psychology

GEAR 220 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Fine and Applied Arts from the Ottoman Era to Contemporary Turkey
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 220
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Case Study
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The course aims to introduce the history of Turkish visual culture from the earliest days of the Ottoman Empire up to the present; to make students familiar with the most important concepts, objects and figures of this history; to present a critical approach to the study of Turkish culture
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will recognize the visual culture of Turkey.
  • Students will be able to the complex layers of meaning and historical particularity evident in the existing historic artifacts.
  • Students will be able to evaluate significant artifacts and art movements, even into the contemporary era, that form the cultural heritage of Turkey.
  • Student will be able to develop their own ideas related to historic Turkish cultural movements within a broader regional and international context.
  • Student will be able to recognize important figures who contributed to Turkish culture.
Course Description The course will focus on three phases of Turkish culture. The Ottoman era - from its beginning, showing various influences such as Persian Selcuk and Byzantine - up to the effective dissolution of the empire including late court artistic expressions. The Modernist period - examining the influence of internationalist styles in the 19th and 20th centuries from the development of a Turkish impressionist movement, through the republican period and up to the late formalism of the 60s and 70s. The contemporary period - examining the advent of conceptual art in Turkey, the development of contemporary art institutions and the manner in which major contemporary issues have influenced current art practice in Turkey.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the class.
2 Lecture 1. An examination of early Turkic art in Central Asia. The Seljuks of Rum The golden era of Ottoman culture Mimar Sinan. Iznik ceramics. Ottoman Civilization 2. Edited by Halil Inalcik and Günsel Renda. Turks 600-1600. The book of the Exhibition The Royal Academy of Arts London 2008 ISBN: 978-903973-56-1 Ottoman Civilization 2. Edited by Halil Inalcik and Günsel Renda. Turks 600-1600. The book of the Exhibition The Royal Academy of Arts London 2008 ISBN: 978-903973-56-1
3 Lecture 2. Opening up to European influences. The Tulip period and Ottoman baroque. The City's Pleasures: Istanbul in the 18th Century. Shirine Hamadeh. University of Washington Press. 2009 ISBN: 9780295986678 0295986670
4 Lecture 3. The Turkish courts integration into the Beaux Art culture of Europe. Turkish Orientalism. Turkish Art Nouveau. The development of traditional art schools and museums in the 19th century.
5 Lecture 4. Early stirrings of modernist culture in Turkey. Turkish Impressionists and links with European movements. The early republic and its cultural relationship to the Ottoman past. Defining a new direction. SUBMIT 1 NUMBER FILM / DOCUMENTARY REVIEW (QUIZZES)
6 STUDENT SLIDE EXAMINATION 01 (MIDTERM) face to face, 1 hour
7 Lecture 5. Modernist Turkish artists and social realism. New Works New Horizons Istanbul Modern Museum Book of the exhibition 2009 Çağdaş Türk Sanati. Sezer Tansuğ Remzi Kitabevi 2008 ISBN: 978-975-6167-37-3
8 Lecture 6. Modernist Turkish artists, formalism, abstraction and postmodernism. SUBMIT 1 NUMBER FILM / DOCUMENTARY REVIEW (QUIZZES)
9 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS 01
10 STUDENT SLIDE EXAMINATION 02 (MIDTERM) face to face, 1 hour
11 Lecture 7. The development of the contemporary art institutions in Turkey. SUBMIT 1 NUMBER FILM / DOCUMENTARY REVIEW (QUIZZES) Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey. Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi 2009 ISBN: 978-0-500-97702-6 New Works New Horizons Istanbul Modern Museum Book of the exhibition 2009 Çağdaş Türk Sanati. Sezer Tansuğ Remzi Kitabevi 2008 ISBN: 978-975-6167-37-3
12 Lecture 8. Turkey and conceptual Art.
13 Lecture 9. Contemporary art in Turkey and socio\polıtical issues. Identity gender and institutional critique. SUBMIT 1 NUMBER FILM / DOCUMENTARY REVIEW (QUIZZES)
14 STUDENTS PRESENTATIONS 02 Artists’s talk
15 Semester Review
16 FINAL EXAM

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Ottoman Civilization 2. Edited by Halil Inalcik and Günsel Renda. Turks 600-1600. The book of the Exhibition The Royal Academy of Arts London 2008 ISBN: 978-903973-56-1

Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey. Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi 2009 ISBN: 978-0-500-97702-6

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
2
10
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
30
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
10
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
7
14
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
8
8
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
3
7
21
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
9
18
Final Exam
1
10
10
    Total
119

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

2

To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.

3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9

To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.

10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11

To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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