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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. ŞENOL DURGUN
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 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 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