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PSYCHOLOGY OF FILM PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
PSI333 PSYCHOLOGY OF FILM 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
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. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to enable students to relate the basic concepts of psychology and life by means of movies that are symbolic or directly addressed by various themes related to human relations and human psychology. In this general framework, the course also aims to improve students' knowledge-based observation, analysis and interpretation skills.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as case studies with psychological movies and situation evaluations.

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

Interpret the expression of the basic concepts of psychology through the movies (Bloom's 3)
Relate the dynamic knowledge of the various fields of practice of psychology. (Bloom's 4)
Psychologically analyze characters in movies psychologically. (Bloom's 4)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Positive Psychology Film: Erin Brockovich Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
2 Literature review Positive Psychology Film: Beautiful Mind / Life is beautiful Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
3 Literature review Psychology of adulthood and senility Film: Amour/ Benjamin Button Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
4 Literature review Humain Relations (Family and Culture) Film: Persepolis/The pursuit of happyness/The Shining Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
5 Literature review Human Relations (Family-Child Relations) Movie: Majority/ We Need to Talk About Kevin/ Where the Wild Things Are/ Don’t Let Them Shoot the Kite Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
6 Literature review Educational psychology Film: Entre Les Murs/Detachement/Dead poets Society Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
7 Literature review Social domination and discrimination Film: Dogville, La Journée de la jupe Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature review Presentation Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
10 Literature review Social Psychology Movie: Experience/Run for Money/ Carlito’s Way/Melancholy/American Psycho/Fahrenheit 451 Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
11 Literature review Psychopathology and psychotherapy Film: One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
12 Literature review Psychopathology and psychotherapy Film: Good Will Hunting / Patch Adams / I am Sam Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
13 Literature review Forensic Psychology Film: 12 angry men Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
14 Literature review Forensic Psychology (rape, child abuse, prison etc.) Film: Police Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
15 Literature review Sex Discrimination Movie: Mine / Desert Flower Lecture, Question and Answer, Exemplification, Demonstration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

NIEMIEC, N.M. & WEDDIND, D.(2016). Sinema ve Akıl Sagligi. Kaknus Publications.
YOUNG, S.D.,(2012). Psychology at the Movies. Wiley Blackwell.

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 basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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 0 0 0
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 25 25
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 20 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0