Contemporary Cultural Theory II

Course Code: 
ARTM 112
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
8
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
To trace key social and cultural theorists and ideas. To get acquainted with critical terms and concepts. To discuss and question the “normalized” boundaries between dominant and subordinate, high and low, men and women, me and other, etc. in and through history of ideas.
Course Content: 

This course is designed as a continuation of ARTM 111. The course is an introductory level investigation into the approaches to the study and critique of culture and society after WW II. By covering some of the most influential theorists and key concepts, the course aims to examine a range of issues and problems especially concerning power and inequality. 

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) They are expected to know about the crucial events in the history of thought starting from the modern era. 1,2,5,9 1,2,3 A,C
2) To question and comment on the effects of social and intellectual developments on the cultural idea of the relevant period. 6,11 1,2,3 A,C
3) To get acquainted with the key figures (theorists, thinkers, social researchers) in contemporary cultural theory. 10,11 1,2,3 A,C
4) To be competent on the various definitions and interpretations of culture from different perspectives. 8,11,12 1,2,3 A,C
5) To be able to trace correlations between Culture and society, culture and politics, culture and urban life and culture and globalization. 4,7 1,2,3 A,C

 

Course Flow

WEEK TOPICS Study Materials
1 Introduction: Terms and Concepts.  
2 Marxism and Ideology: How the concept of ideology has been handled within the Marxist tradition – from ‘Classic’ Marxist account of base and superstructure to Gramsci's concept of hegemony  
3 Marxism and Ideology: How the concept of ideology has been handled within the Marxist tradition - Althusser's account of the Ideological State Apparatuses.  
4 Margins / Center: Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonialism  
5 Margins / Center: Edward Said and Orientalism  
6 Gender and Sexuality: Feminism(s)  
7 Gender and Sexuality: Queer Theory  
8 MIDTERM EXAM  
9 Michel Foucault (Normality/Deviance, Discourse, Discipline, Power/Knowledge)  
10 Deconstruction and Post-structuralism  
11 Postmodernism/Postmodernity as an aesthetic and/or as a way of defining an historical period.  
12 Globalization: A New Imperialism?  
13 Review and Discussion  
14 Review and Discussion  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook •          Peter Brooker (ed.), A Glossary of Cultural Theory. London: Arnold, 2003.

•          Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan (eds.) Literary Theory: An Anthology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

•          Vincent B. Leitch (ed.) The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, New York: Norton & Company, 2001.

Additional Resources •          Internet Resources

 

Material Sharing

Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 2 20
Attendance & Participation 1 10
Assignment 10 1,5
Final 1 35
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   35
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   65
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To educate students as an Arts and Cultural Manager with an interdiciplinary outlook. x        
2 To gain expertise in Visiual and Performance Arts in detail.         x
3 To teach students the main actors in art and cultural sector.       x  
4 To educate students in order to make them aware of the close relationship between artist, art work, critic and art collector. x        
5 To teach students basics of business administration in relation to the cultural sector. x        
6 To instruct students to evaluate the importance of team work and co-operation.     x    
7 To give them essential knowledge about the work of cultural professionals (those who work for museums, art institutions, festivals, and so on) and possible pitfalls they can face. x        
8 To make students followers of international art.         x
9 To enable them to pinpoint the issues in their area of expertise and give them essential tools to solve problems.         x
10 To make them able to plan and put in practice their projects collectively.     x    
11 To give students professional tools to evaluate all the facts in art and culture area.     x    
12 To teach them how to use PR and publicity tools in their job. x        
13 To teach students methodology, documentation and archiving.   x      
14 To make students aware of necessary level of legal knowledge in order to make contracts. x        
15 To equip students with the basic knowledge of accounting. x        

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 9 126
Mid-terms 2 1 2
Homework 2 15 30
Final examination 1 1 1
Total Work Load     209
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     8,36
ECTS Credit of the Course     8