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Course Code: 
THTR 333
Course Type: 
Free Elective
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The aim of this course is ground the students in the basics that they need for understanding art and culture in history.
Course Content: 

The studies includes historical backgrounds and the periods of history of art and culture. The course will be broadened with the principles of visual aesthetics and their application in art objects.

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture, 2. Question-Answer, 3. Discussion, 4. Slide Presentations
Course Evaluation Methods: 
1. Testing, 2. Presentation, 3. Homework.

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Meet with current developments in the art of acting and gain the ability to produce ideas in this regard. 6 1-2-3-4 1-2-3
Recognition of the relationship between history, culture and art of Western culture. 1 1-2-3-4 1-2-3


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction and basic concepts  
2 Prehistoric Art APAP pages: 38-44
3 Sumerian Art. APAP p. 50-57,
4 Egyptian Art 58-67, 70-71
5 The Indus Valley Civilization. Assyrian and Persian Art APAP p. 72-73, 80-81


6 Aegean Art: Minoan and Persian Art. Ancient China APAP p. 74-79
7 Midterm  
8 Etruscan Art. APAP p. 82-89

Due to election of Byzantium Art works.

9 Ancient Greek Art I: Historical Background APAP p. 90-105


10 Ancient Greek Art II: Sculpture, Architectural systems APAP p.106-113


11 Helenistic Art. Early Buddist Art APAP p.114-123


12 Roman Art I: Republican Art, The Art of Empire Roman Art II: Late Roman Sculpture and Frescoes APAP p. 123-127, 130-131, 136-137


13 Mesoamerican Art: Theotihuacan. Palanque and Chichen-Itza. Middle Ages: Jewish Art, Early Christian Art


APAP p.140-143
14 Byzantium Art Byzantium Presentations.


Recommended Sources

Textbook 1.         Art Past Art Present, David G. Wilkins, Bernard Schulz, Katherine M Linduff. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc. and Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1997.


2.         Sanatın Öyküsü, E. H. Gombrich. Çeviren: Erol Erduran-Ömer Erduran. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi, 2004.

Additional Resources 1.         Sanatın İcadı (Bir Kültür Tarihi), Larry Shiner. Çeviren: İsmail Türemen. İstanbul: Ayrıntı yayınları, 2004.


2.         Toplumda Sanat, Ken Baynes. Çeviren: Yusuf Atılgan. İstanbul: YKY, 2004.


Material Sharing

Documents Documentary Movies from BBC Productions about Stonehenge and Göbeklitepe.
Assignments Research on Byzantium Monuments in Istanbul.
Exams Test with slides, essay.



Mid-terms 1 30
Quizzes 2 20
Assignment 1 50
Total   100
Total   100



COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The ability of interacting of the human kind with social, economic, political and especially the cultural heritage         *
2 The ability of recognizing historical heritage and experience in the field of drama and acting,and approaching, interpreting and using critically this heritage and experience       *  
3 The ability of creating creative idea, project,show, performance etc.in the field of drama and acting.     *    
4 The ability of examining social relationships and the norms that are leading the serelationships with a critical approach and improving such suggestions as human and society-centered, cultural sensitive project, show, performance etc.          
5 The ability of defining the process of artistic creation in the field of drama and acting, describing this process orally or written in detail     *    
6 The ability of using absorbed knowledge and skills in the period of implementation in interdisciplinary works     *    
7 The ability of interpreting the material handled by relating between the acquired knowledge and experiences          
8 The ability of having absolute sovereignty of his instruments as the voice and body in the field of acting          
9 The ability of seeing, defining the relationship between his way of thinking, spiritual World and society’s way of thinking and perception, and imroving the expression of his intrument by making use of these       *  
10 The ability of transferring the designs /projects by using principles and developments of the contemporary acting and drama in the field of drama and acting to the performance of acting.          



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Homeworks 14 3 42
Presentation 8 2 16
Midterm 1 4 4
Final Exam 1 4 4
Total Work Load     150
Total Work Load / 30 (h)     5