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FILM AND IDENTITY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ELL325 FILM AND IDENTITY 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. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Lecturer PINAR ASLAN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to explore the ways through which the issue of identity is constructed in a motion picture. Students will be introduced some basic concepts and issues in the study of the film and representation of identity along with an introduction to selected cinematic movements; thus it is aimed to develop an understanding of film analysis and diversity of ethnicity.
Contents of the Course Unit: This course is designed to look at how cultural identities are being expressed and negotiated through films, so it covers the most influential film movement of the time period, representation of ideology, power and identity in film art along with the writings and manifestos by Latin American artists/ filmmakers that specifically deal with questions related to cinema and its connection to culture and politics in any society and how racism, colonialism and imperialism find articulation.

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

identify the grammar of film language.
explain the major movements in world cinema.
criticise and develop arguments about films on identity.
evaluate film as an aesthetic art form by outlining its social, political and cultural background.
interpret the representation of ideology, power and identity in film art.

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 “ The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” directed by Robert Wiene, 1920, 1h 20m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
3 Reading the Material Assigned “Bicycle Thieves” directed by Vittorio de Sica, 1948, 1h 33m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
4 Reading the Material Assigned “Masculin Feminin” directed by Jean-Luc Godard, 1966, 1h 43m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
5 Reading the Material Assigned “The Third Man” directed by Carol Reed, 1949, 1h 33m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
6 Reading the Material Assigned “Strangers on a Train” directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1951, 1h 41m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
7 Reading the Material Assigned “Daisies” directed by Vera Chytilova, 1966, 1h 14m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the Material Assigned “Black Girl” directed by Ousmane Sembene, 1966, 1h 5m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
10 Reading the Material Assigned “Barravento” directed by Glauber Rocha, 1962, 1h 18m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
11 Reading the Material Assigned “Xala “ directed by Ousmane Sembene, 1975, 2h 3m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
12 Reading the Material Assigned “Cache” directed by Michael Haneke, 2005, 1h 57m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
13 Reading the Material Assigned “Soy Cuba” directed by Michail Kalatozov, 1964, 1h 48m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
14 Reading the Material Assigned “Cabaret” directed by Bob Fosse, 1972, 2h 4m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
15 Reading the Material Assigned “Alien” directed by Ridley Scott, 1979, 1h 56m Lecture & Discussion & Inquiry-based Learning
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Broadwell,D.Thompson,K.(2012). Film art: an introduction.New York: The McGraw-Hill Companies.
Sigfried, K.(1947). From Caligari to Hitler: a psychological history of the German film. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Stubbs,C J.(1975, April). Bicycle thieves. The Journal Of Aesthetic Education, 9(2), 50-61.
Benjamin, W. (1969) Illumination. New York: Schocken Books.
Mulvey, L. (1975, October). Visual pleasure and narrative cinema. Screen, volume 16(3),6-18.
Espinosa, G. (1969, December). For an imperfect cinema. Jump Cut: A Review Of Contemporary Media(20) 24-26.
Sontag, S. (1975). Fascinating fascism: 6 February 1975, http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1975/feb/06/fascinating-fascism/

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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 theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.

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 10 10
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 15 15
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