FACULTY OF BUSINESS

Department of Business Administration

GEAR 306 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Hollywood Cinema
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 306
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 Discussion
Q&A
Critical feedback
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to enable students to develop a general knowledge of Hollywood's production/distribution/exhibition networks. It identifies main themes and styles throughout Hollywood's history and discusses its patterns of authorship, star system, technology and genres. The course contextualizes Hollywood as a global system not only as a business but also as a system of meanings.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts in film studies and their reflections on Hollywood cinema
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the heterogeneity of Hollywood cinema with its various genres and approaches.
  • Understand of Hollywood’s star system, key studios, directors and its relation to other media.
  • Understand Hollywood’s complex relationship to key social and economic crises, cultural shifts and technological developments.
  • Critically analyze individual Hollywood films from different periods and genres, while also comparing different films from a diversity of genres and periods.
Course Description This course examines Hollywood in its economic, cultural and historical context. It studies its industrial dynamics (studio system, star system, etc.) in parallel with its narrative tendencies and stylistic devices. Students are expected to attend the lectures, watch the films and actively participate with the class discussion following each screening.

 



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 Course
2 There is No Place Like Home The Wizard of Oz (1939) Victor Fleming Pawlett W., Dhanda M., (2010) "The Shared Destiny of the Radically Other: A reading of The Wizard of Oz". Film-Philosophy, euppublishing.com Paige, L.R. (1996) Wearing the Red Shoes: Dorothy and the Power of the Female Imagination in The Wizard of Oz, Journal of Popular Film and Television, 23:4, 146-153,
3 Doing the Thinking for U.S. Casablanca (1942) Michael Curtiz Nachbar , Jack, (2000) "Doing the Thinking for All of Us: Casablanca and the Home Front", Journal of Popular Film and Television, 27:4, 5-15,
4 Film Noir Mildred Pierce (1945) Michael Curtis Naremore, J. (2008). More than night: Film noir in its contexts. University of California Press. 167-220.
5 New Hollywood Bonnie and Clyde (1967) Arthur Penn King, G. (2002). New Hollywood Cinema: An Introduction. Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 1-39. Schatz, T. The New Hollywood (PDF handout). Tzioumakis, Y. (2006). The New Hollywood and the Independent Hollywood in American Independent Cinema: An Introduction (Rutgers, pp. 169-191.
6 Misogyny and the Threat to Masculinity One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) Milos Forman Farber, S., Americana, Sweet and Sour, The Hudson Review, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Spring, 1976), pp. 95-102
7 The Rise of Blockbusters Star Wars (1977) George Lucas Gordon, A. (1978). Star Wars: A myth for our time. Literature/Film Quarterly, 6(4), 314.
8 Midterm Exam
9 Sci-Fi Neo Noir Blade Runner (1982) Ridley Scott Barad, J., Blade Runner and Sartre, The Philosophy of Neo-Noir, 2007 The University Press of Kentucky.
10 Absurdist Dystopia Brazil (1985) Terry Gilliam Erickson, J. (1993) The Ghost in the Machine: Gilliam's Postmodern Response in Brazil to the Orwellian Dystopia of 1984. Utopian Studies, 1993, Vol. 4, No. 2 (1993), pp. 26-34.
11 Independent Cinema Do The Right Thing (1989) Spike Lee Lott, T. L., A No-Theory Theory of Contemporary Black Cinema. Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 25, No. 2, Black Film Issue (Summer, 1991), pp. 221-236.
12 The American Dream at the End of the Frontier The Big Lebowski (1998) Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Tangney, ShaunAnne. “The Dream Abides: The Big Lebowski," Film Noir, and the American Dream.” Rocky Mountain Review, Vol. 66, No. 2 (Fall 2012), pp. 176-193.
13 History and Politics in Horror Cinema Get Out(2017) Jordan Peele Landsberg, Alison, (2018) Horror Vérité: Politics and History in Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Continuum, 32:5, pp. 629-642.
14 Coming of Age Ladybird (2017) Greta Gerwig Smucker, Sam. (2018) Moral Choices and Social Mobility in Lady Bird & The Graduation. Film Criticism, Meadville Vol. 42, Iss. 3.
15 Course Review
16 Course Review

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. Film History: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2008

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
45
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
45
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
1
34
34
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
38
38
Final Exam
0
    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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