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FILM STUDIES AND POPULAR CULTURE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ELL326 FILM STUDIES AND POPULAR CULTURE 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. MEHMET SELÇUK USLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course provides students an in-depth study of specific, regional, cultural and political developments in film and it aims to analyze the basic patterns and pillars of popular culture as they are used and revealed in certain examples from American and world cinemas to present to masses the basic institutions of popular culture.
Contents of the Course Unit: This course covers cinematic narratives and styles, cultural texts, practices and industries, expression of cultural identities and gender.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

compare and contrast differences between conventional films and art films in term of plot, film language and structure.
develop an analytical perspective on film both as an art and a medium.
distinguish the director’s point of view in terms of gender.
compare and contrast a novel and its film adaptation.
argue how cultural identities are being expressed through films.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the Course Goals, Assignments, Schedule, Criteria, Policies Lecture
2 Reading the Material Assigned "Strangers on a train" Alfred Hitchcock, 1951 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
3 Reading the Material Assigned “Hiroshima, Mon Amour” Alain Resnais, 1959 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
4 Reading the Material Assigned "Daisies" Vera Chytilová, 1966 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
5 Reading the Material Assigned “Personal Shopper” Oliver Assayas, 2016 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
6 Reading the Material Assigned “Florida Project” Sean Baker, 2017 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
7 Reading the Material Assigned “Tout Va Bien” Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972 " Letter to Jane" Godard & Gorin Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the Material Assigned "Call me by your name" Luca Guadagnino, 2017 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
10 Reading the Material Assigned “Two Days, One Night” Jeanne-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, 2014 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
11 Reading the Material Assigned “The Wolf Of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese, 2013 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
12 Reading the Material Assigned “Fish Tank” Andrea Arnold, 2009 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
13 Reading the Material Assigned "You Were Never Really Here" Lynne Ramsay, 2017 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
14 Reading the Material Assigned "F for Fake" Orson Welles, 1973 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
15 Reading the Material Assigned "Blade Runner" Ridley Scott, 1982 Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Cardullo, B. (1984). The symbolism of “Hiroshima, mon amour”. Film Criticism, 8(2).
Horkheimer, M. Adorno, T. (1972). Dialectic of enlightenment. New York: Herder and Herder.
Benjamin, W. (1969) Illumination. New York: Schocken Books.
Hall, S. (1992). Race, culture, and communications: looking backward and forward at cultural studies. Rethinking Marxism, volume 5(1), 10-18.
Eitzen, D. (1995). When is a documentary?: documentary as a mode of reception. Cinema Journal, 35(1), 81-102.
Brecht, B. (1964). The modern theatre is the epic theatre. London: Methuan.
Aciman, A. (2009) Call me by your name. Great Britain: Atlantic Books.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the theories, concepts and principles of the basic and sub-fields of business.
2
Explain business functions and processes based on current scientific sources.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate internationally valid business cases with the theories and concepts of other social sciences.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the current events and facts in his / her field analytically and systematically based on advanced knowledge and skills he / she has.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the theoretical and factual knowledge in business for occupational practices.
2
Solve individual and organizational problems in business life.
3
Use computer programs (SPSS, R, Excel, Stata) efficiently against the complex business problems.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan research and work using knowledge and skills gained in the field of business.
2
Organize the activities for organizational goals and purposes independently.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Criticize advanced knowledge and skills in the field with a critical approach.
2
Develop the existing knowledge and skills with a critical point of view under the impact of scientific, technological and current developments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Express his/her knowledge, thoughts and solutions on business to related stakeholders in written and verbal ways.
2
Use the information and communication technology software and equipment required for business.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values at the stages of collection of data, their implementation, interpretation and announcement of results in the field of business.
2
Relate the concepts of social rights, occupational safety, employee health, quality management and sustainability with the cases in business life.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 3 39
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 2 10 20
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 15 15
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 10 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 33 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0