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SOCIAL MEMORY AND DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
THY424 SOCIAL MEMORY AND DOCUMENTARY 5 4 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. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the students with the basic knowledge and skills to design the relationship between memory and documentary cinema and to design their own documentary projects.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include topics such as the history of documentary film, main approaches to documentary film, main documentary genres, documentaries such as historical, political, propaganda, mockumentary, docudrama, the relationship between memory and documentary, and counter-memories.

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

Discuss reality and documentary cinema relation.
Explain documentary cinema types and forms.
Evaluate documentary cinema development in Turkey.
Compare documentarian responsibility and the problem of objectivity in documentary.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Discussion on courser, Determining predicted studies for student projects. Lecture
2 Reading Relations between Memory and Reality Memory and Recalling Practice Memory and Forgetting Practice Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
3 Reading & Visual Literature Review Social Memory and Oral History Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
4 Reading & Visual Literature Review Relations between Social Memory and Power counter-memory, confrontation and reckoning Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
5 Reading & Visual Literature Review: Film: Nanook of the North (1922) Robert Flaherty Rise of Documentary Cinema English Documentary Cinema School Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
6 Reading & Visual Literature Review: Film: Man with the Movie Camera (1929) Dziga Vertov Film: Chronicle of a Summer (1960) Jean Rouch&Edgar Morin Perspectives of Dziga Vertov and Cinema-Verite Direct Cinema and Cinema Verite Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
7 Reading & Visual Literature Review: Film: Jaguar (1967) Jean Rouch Responsibility of documentarian and objectivity New approaches to documentary types: Texture-Drama Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading & Visual Literature Review: Film: Tower (2016) Keith Maitland. Film: This is Spinal Tap (1984) Rob Reiner Etno-fiction Mockumentary Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
10 Reading & Visual Literature Review: Film: Triumph des Willens (1935) Leni Riefenstahl Propaganda and Documentary Cinema Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
11 Reading & Visual Literature Review Situation of Documentary Cinema in Turkey: Representation in Documentary Cinema Others in Documentary Cinema Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
12 Reading & Visual Literature Review Memory Place Documentary Cinema: Trauma, Memory and Image Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
13 Reading & Visual Literature Review: Film: Safrabolu’da Zaman (1976) Suha Arın Film: Hitit Günesi (1956) Sabahattin Eyuboglu Turkish Documentary Cinema Samples Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
14 Reading & Visual Literature Review Discussion on the projects of students Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
15 Reading & Visual Literature Review Discussion on the projects of students Lecture & Case Study & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Rotha, P. (1995). Belgesel Sinema. Istanbul: Sistem Publications.
Susam, A. (2015). Toplumsal Bellek ve Belgesel Sinema. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Publications.
Balkaya, F. (1993). Turkiye’de Belgesel Film Calismalari. Ankara: Basim Grafik Publications.
Aitken, I. (1998). The Documentary Film Movement: An Anthology Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Adali, B. (1986). Belgesel Sinema: Belgesel Sinemanın Dogusu, Ingiliz Belgesel Okulu, Turk Belgesel Sinemasi. Istanbul: Hil Publications.
Halbwachs, M. (2018). Kolektif Bellek. Istanbul: Pinhan Publications

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
Explain the basic concepts of Social Service, working fields and application frameworks.
0
2
Uses up-to-date information on Social Service field by associating it with the theory and application information of Social Service.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Establish the link between the application frameworks of Social Service.
0
2
Evaluate the developments in the field of migration, globalization and human rights in the new world by using the theoretical knowledge in the field.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the research methods related to the field of Social Service, concludes scientific conclusions about social problems.
0
2
Examine the spatial legislation of Social Service and develop new strategies for implementation.
0

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Solve the problems specific to the field of Social Service according to scientific data.
0
2
Conduct trainings for individual, family and society by using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Service.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop his / her competence in this area by taking the leadership role in working with individuals, groups and society and taking responsibility as a team member.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describes a life worthy of dignity of the person who is the subject of social service science.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Configures the communication between institutions in order to solve the problems.
0
2
Uses the educational role in the social service area.
0
3
Produces projects that will increase the consciousness level of the society.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Collaborate with other professionals in the work team through an interdisciplinary approach at the stage of Social Service intervention
1
2
Acts as a social worker in accordance with the laws, regulations and professional ethics rules.
0
3
Organize their work in accordance with their rights and responsibilities as an individual.
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 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 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 2 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0