FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Business Administration

GEAR 220 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Fine and Applied Arts from the Ottoman Era to Contemporary Turkey
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 220
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The course aims to introduce the history of Turkish visual culture from the earliest days of the Ottoman Empire up to the present; to make students familiar with the most important concepts, objects and figures of this history; to present a critical approach to the study of Turkish culture
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will appreciate the visual culture of Turkey
  • Students will be able to develop ideas related to the complex layers of meaning and historical particularity evident in the existing historic artifacts.
  • Students will be able to evaluate significant artifacts and art movements, even into the contemporary era, that form the cultural heritage of Turkey.
  • Student will be able to develop their own ideas related to historic Turkish cultural movements within a broader regional and international context.
  • Student will be able to evaluate important figures who contributed to Turkish culture
Course Description The course will focus on three phases of Turkish culture. The Ottoman era - from its beginning, showing various influences such as Persian Selcuk and Byzantine - up to the effective dissolution of the empire including late court artistic expressions. The Modernist period - examining the influence of internationalist styles in the 19th and 20th centuries from the development of a Turkish impressionist movement, through the republican period and up to the late formalism of the 60s and 70s. The contemporary period - examining the advent of conceptual art in Turkey, the development of contemporary art institutions and the manner in which major contemporary issues have influenced current art practice in Turkey.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the class. Film viewing
2 Lecture 1. An examination of early Turkic art in Central Asia. The Seljuks of Rum The golden era of Ottoman culture Mimar Sinan. Iznik ceramics. Ottoman Civilization 2. Edited by Halil Inalcik and Günsel Renda. Turks 600-1600. The book of the Exhibition The Royal Academy of Arts London 2008 ISBN: 978-903973-56-1 Ottoman Civilization 2. Edited by Halil Inalcik and Günsel Renda. Turks 600-1600. The book of the Exhibition The Royal Academy of Arts London 2008 ISBN: 978-903973-56-1
3 Lecture 2. Opening up to European influences. The Tulip period and Ottoman baroque. The City's Pleasures: Istanbul in the 18th Century. Shirine Hamadeh. University of Washington Press. 2009 ISBN: 9780295986678 0295986670
4 Lecture 3. The Turkish courts integration into the Beaux Art culture of Europe. Turkish Orientalism. Turkish Art Nouveau. The development of traditional art schools and museums in the 19th century. SUBMIT 1 NUMBER FILM / DOCUMENTARY REVIEW (QUIZZES)
5 STUDENT SLIDE EXAMINATION 01 (MIDTERM) (Written if face to face, 1 hour, plus film viewing. Oral 3 hours if online)
6 Lecture 4. Early stirrings of modernist culture in Turkey. Turkish Impressionists and links with European movements. The early republic and its cultural relationship to the Ottoman past. Defining a new direction. New Works New Horizons Istanbul Modern Museum Book of the exhibition 2009 Çağdaş Türk Sanati. Sezer Tansuğ Remzi Kitabevi 2008 ISBN: 978-975-6167-37-3
7 Lecture 5. Modernist Turkish artists and social realism.
8 Lecture 6. Modernist Turkish artists, formalism, abstraction and postmodernism. Student presentations from lecture 7 SUBMIT 1 NUMBER FILM / DOCUMENTARY REVIEW (QUIZZES)
9 STUDENT SLIDE EXAMINATION 02 (MIDTERM) (Written if face to face, 1 hour, plus film viewing. Oral 3 hours if online)
10 STUDENT PRESENTATIONS 01
11 Lecture 7. The development of the contemporary art institutions in Turkey. Slide show exam 2 Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey. Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi 2009 ISBN: 978-0-500-97702-6 New Works New Horizons Istanbul Modern Museum Book of the exhibition 2009 Çağdaş Türk Sanati. Sezer Tansuğ Remzi Kitabevi 2008 ISBN: 978-975-6167-37-3
12 Lecture 8. Turkey and conceptual Art. Student presentations from lecture 9
13 Lecture 9. Contemporary art in Turkey and socio\polıtical issues. Identity gender and institutional critique. Student presentations from lecture 10 and 11 SUBMIT 1 NUMBER FILM / DOCUMENTARY REVIEW (QUIZZES)
14 STUDENTS PRESENTATIONS 02 Artists’s talk
15 Semester Review
16 FINAL EXAM (2 PARTS – SLIDE EXAM 03 AND GENERAL EXAM) (written, 2 hours) FINAL EXAM. SUBMIT SEMESTER WORKSHEET WITH EXAM (HOMEWORK)

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Ottoman Civilization 2. Edited by Halil Inalcik and Günsel Renda. Turks 600-1600. The book of the Exhibition The Royal Academy of Arts London 2008 ISBN: 978-903973-56-1

Unleashed: Contemporary Art from Turkey. Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi 2009 ISBN: 978-0-500-97702-6

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
10
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
3
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
20
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
15
80
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
20
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
2
5
10
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
13
13
Presentation / Jury
3
7
21
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
9
18
Final Exam
1
10
10
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to solve problems with an analytical and holistic viewpoint in the field of business administration.

2

To be able to present the findings and solutions to the business problems in written and oral formats.

3

To be able to interpret the application of business and economic concepts, and philosophies at the national and international levels.

4

To be able to use innovative and creative approach for real-life business situations.

5

To be able to demonstrate leadership skills in different business situations.

6

To be able to interpret the reflections of new technologies and softwares to business dynamics.   

7

To be able to integrate knowledge gained in the five areas of business administration (marketing, production, management, accounting, and finance) through a strategic perspective.

8

To be able to act in accordance with the scientific and ethical values in studies related to business administration.

9

To be able to work efficiently and effectively as a team member.

10

To be able to have an ethical perspective and social responsiveness when making and evaluating business decisions.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of business administration and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 


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