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Course Code: 
COMM 120
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to analyze the art history and aesthetic concept chronologically. Within the frame of this course where art and aesthetics’ main definitions are made, ideas related to art movements are questioned, traditional art forms (painting, sculpture, language, and performance), contemporary technological applications and aesthetic teachings are discussed.
Course Content: 

Students analyze, compare, and discuss the artistic activities of historical periods, life styles and thinking habits in the frame of aesthetic teachings while setting relations between them. Students are also expected to gain knowledge and analytical thoughts around the notions of art movements and changes upon aesthetics over time.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Interactive Lecture
Course Evaluation Methods: 
C. Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1. Constructs links between art and aesthetics.

2

1,2,3

A,C

2. Gains the ability to build an efficient art view.

2

1,2,3

A,C

3. Links artistic and cultural knowledge and values, and builds an analytic approach accordingly.

2

1,2,3

A,C

4. Learns methods of research, reading, and presenting in order to analyze the works of art; its elements, application fields, rules, principles, foundational notions, and historical context.

9

1,2,3

A.C

5. Gains the ability to properly attend to the cultural and scientific events regarding the History of Art (Exhibitions, Biennials, Assemblies, Conferences etc.).

8

1,2,3

A,C

6. Applies the gathered scientific knowledge regarding cultural assets upon contemporary issues when necessary.

9

1,2,3

A.C

7. Examines the existing digital fields regarding their social and artistic notions.

 

3

1,2,3

A,C

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Acquainting with the students / Knowledge upon the class schedule / Requesting class materials

 

2

Art and Aesthetics

İsmail Tunalı, Greek Aesthetics: Part 2 Art Philosophy, P.69-129

3

Ancient Art and Aesthetics / Early Christian and Byzantine Art / Islamic Art

Platon, Sokrates, Aristoteles, Platinos

4

Medieval European Art and Aesthetics The Pre-Renaissance period

Aesthetics in the Middle Ages, Augustinus, Thomas Aquinas

E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art, Chapter 1, Chapter 2

5

15th and 16th century: Discovery of Reality /

Modern Age (Renaissance) Art (1453-1789) and Aesthetics

Chapter 12-18

6

16th-18th century: Some Art Movements After Renaissance and After / Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo

Aesthetic understanding of Baumgarten Chapter 12-20

7

Late 18th century: Break with Tradition / Neo-Classicism, Romance

Empirism / British experientialism (Hutcheson, Hume) and German idealism (Kant, Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel) and Friedrich Schiller, Nietzsche's aesthetic approaches

Chapter 21-23

8

Midtern Exam/Assignment

 

9

 

Modernism, 19th Century Art Movements and Aesthetics / Society, Art and Aesthetics

According to the 17-19th century Leibniz, Baumgarten and British experimenters, aesthetics, the influence of Hegel in the 19th century, the aesthetic aestheticists who emerged in the second half of the 19th century (spiritual and social scientific research)

10

19th Century Art Movements / Realism, Barbizon school, Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Art and Craft

Chapter 24-27

11

Postmodernism, Art and Aesthetics: The 1930s Accepted of the Peak of Art / 1960s from Modernism to Postmodernism / Computer Technologies and 1990s.

Postmodern aesthetics / Feminist Aesthetic Theory

12

20th Century Art Movements / Basic Concepts of Today's Art Concept: Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Fluxus, Earth Art, Performance art, Happenning, Video Art

Avangard aesthetics / Machine aesthetics / Meta aesthetics

13

Media Art / New Media Art / Effects of Technological Transformations on Aesthetic Conception

Digital Aesthetics / Lev Manovich, Christiane Paul, Bruce Wands

14

Forms and Classes of Digital Art / Digital Art: Digital Sculpture, Digital Installation and Virtual Reality, Performance Music and Sound Art, Digital Animation and Video, Software, Database and Game Art, Net Art

Digital Aesthetics / Relational / Experiential Aesthetic Theory / Emotion Aesthetics / Political Aesthetic Theory

15

New Media Art in Turkey

Ali Mihrabi, BagerAkbay, CandaşŞişman, GencoGülan, Osman Koç, SelçukArtutsanatçılarıve Today’s Art festival kurucusuOlof Van Winden

16

Final exam/Assignment

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

E.H. Gombrich, The Story of Art,

İsmail Tunalı, Estetik, İsmail Tunalı, Grek Estetik’i

Norbert Lynton, The Story of Modern Art, 1980,1989 Phaidon Press Limited ,

Çeviri: Norbert Lynton, Modern Sanatın Öyküsü, Remzi Kitapevi, 2004, 3. baskı

Michael Kelly, Estetik Ansiklopedisi, 2014

Additional Resources

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Look at student website about Guillaume Appolinaire and Surrealism http://pages. emerson.edu/courses/fall99/ma547

Simon Penny, "Consumer Culture and the Technological Imperative: The Artist in Dataspace' Pierre Levy, "The Art of Cyberspace"

Anne Balsamo, "On the Cutting Edge"

John G. Hanhardt: "De-Collage/Collage: Notes Toward a Reeaxamination of the Origins of Video Art"

Heiner Stachelhaus: 'The Expanded Concept of Art"

Don Slater, "Domestic Photography and Digital Culture"

Estetik, Avner Ziss, Avangard Kuramı, Peter Bürger

1940’tan Günümüze Sanat - Varlık Stratejileri, Jonathan Fineberg.

Adnan Turani, Çağdaş Sanat Felsefesi

G. Skirberkk&N.Gilje, Antik Yunan’dan Modern Döneme Felsefe Tarihi

İsmail Tunalı, Felsefenin Işığında Modern Resim/Modern Resimden Avangard Resme

John Perry Barlow "Censorship 2000"

Serpil KAPAR, Günümüz Görsel Sanatında Çağdaşlık Analizleri ve Estetik Teoriler/Analysıs Of Contemporaneıty And Theorıes Of Aesthetıcs In Today’s Vısual Arts

Aysun Cançat, Yeni Medya Sanatı Üzerine, Atatürk Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Enstitüsü Dergisi

Journal of the Fine Arts Institute, (GSED), Sayı/Number 40, ERZURUM 2018, 165-178

Orhan Cebrailoğlu, Modern/Postmodern Sürecinde Plastik Sanatlarda Estetik Arayışlar ve Sanatçının Avangard Tutumu Esthetic Reseraches At Plastic Arts And The Avangarde Manner Of The Artists On  modern/Postmodern Period, GÜ, Gazi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, Cilt 29, Sayı 1 (2009) 127-139

W. F. Haug, Küreselleşmenin Motoru Olarak Meta Estetiği, , Çeviri: Emir H. Ülger, Dört Öge-Yıl 4-Sayı 9-Nisan 2016,   http://static.dergipark.org.tr/article-download/45cf/48c8/6b6f/imp-JA27R...?

Ebru WINEGARD, Dijital Medya Teknolojilerinin Sanatın Ve Tasarımın Yaygınlaşmasındaki Yeri Ve Önemi, http://nek.istanbul.edu.tr:4444/ekos/TEZ/ET000489.pdf

 
 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

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Assignments

 

Exams

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Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

100

Quizzes

 

 

Assignment

 

 

Total

 

100

Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade

 

60

Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade

 

40

Total

 

100

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

S/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations

 

X

 

 

 

2

S/he knows the research methods and techniques that are related to the field of public relations.

X

 

 

 

 

3

S/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. S/he comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.

 

 

 

 

X

4

S/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.

 

 

 

 

X

5

S/he has the digital competencies that are required by the field.

 

X

 

 

 

6

S/he has the ability of creative thinking that is required by the field of public relations.

 

X

 

 

 

7

S/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessment that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.

 

X

 

 

 

8

S/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork.

X

 

 

 

 

9

S/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.

 

X

 

 

 

10

S/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules.

 

X

 

 

 

 
 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration

14

3

42

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

14

2

28

Students Reading

14

1

14

Pairwork

 

 

 

Mid-terms

1

15

15

Final examination

1

15

15

Total Work Load

 

 

114

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,56

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5