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CULTURAL STUDIES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SOS380 CULTURAL STUDIES 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. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the emergence, historical development and method of cultural studies which is an interdisciplinary research area. In addition to this, it is aimed to provide students to comprehend the intersection points of fields such as cinema, sociology and history which see culture as a research object
Contents of the Course Unit: Content of the course includes the history of cultural studies, fundemental research areas, British cultural studies, different approaches to the concept of culture, Frankfurt School, political economy and critical approach, popular culture, method discussions, Stuart Hall, ideology and culture, cultural identity, cultural studies in Turkey, social media and culture, cinema and visual culture.

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

Summarizes Stuart Hall's contributions to cultural studies as a pioneer.
Analyzes the relationship between cinema and culture through concrete examples.
Supports the knowledge of cultural studies with examples from different disciplines.
Distinguishes the importance of cultural studies as a research area.
Distinguishes the main importance of the concept of ideology in cultural studies.
Argues over history and future of cultural studies in Turkey.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to cultural studies Lecture Q & A Discussion
2 Reading source First discussions in cultural studies; British example Lecture Q & A Discussion
3 Reading source Theoretical approaches in cultural studies; culture theory Lecture Q & A Discussion
4 Reading source Theoretical approaches in cultural studies; Frankfurt School and culture industry Lecture Q & A Discussion
5 Reading source Theoretical approaches in cultural studies; Popular culture Lecture Q & A Discussion
6 Reading source Theoretical approaches in cultural studies; economic policy approach, critical approach Lecture Q & A Discussion
7 Reading source Method in cultural studies Lecture Q & A Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading source Stuart Hall and ideology concept Lecture Q & A Discussion
10 Reading source Discussions on cultural identity I Lecture Q & A Discussion
11 Reading source Discussions on cultural identity II Lecture Q & A Discussion
12 Reading source Cultural studies in Turkey Lecture Q & A Discussion
13 Reading source Social media and culture Lecture Q & A Discussion
14 Reading source Cinema and culture Lecture Q & A Discussion
15 Reading source Visual Culture Lecture Q & A Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Smith, Philip. (2005). Kültürel kuram. İstanbul: Babil Yayıncılık.
Hall, Stuart. (1990). The Emergence of Cultural Studies and the Crisis of the Humanities. Cambridge: The MIT Press
Hall, Stuart. (2003).Söylem ve İdeoloji. İstanbul: Su Yayınları
Turner, G. (2005). British cultural studies. Routledge.
Parsa, A. F. (2007). İmgenin gücü ve görsel kültürün yükselişi. Fotografya Dergisi, 19, 1-10.

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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
0
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
4
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
5
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
3
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
0
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
5

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
5
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
5
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
1
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
4
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
0

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 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 4 48
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 6 6
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0