GEAR 303 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Clothes in the Movies
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 303
Fall/Spring
2
2
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of the course is to give general insight in the relationship between fashion and the cinema by reading about and looking at movies to acquire the skills necessary to analyze movies at an academic level. Furthermore, the course will provide increased knowledge about the cultural and artistic context of fashion.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Have a general understanding of the development of the cinema since it’s beginnings
  • Have learned to look at movies in an analytical way
  • Understand the narrative possibilities of clothes in film
  • Understand the connection between clothes and character
  • Be able to express their judgement about the meaning and the quality of movies by using convincing arguments
  • Have developed skills in oral and written presentation
Course Content The theory and history will be summarily introduced in lectures. Simultaneously, watching films and discussing them in class will start from the first class on. This will remain the most important activity throughout the course. The course will be divided into three thematically organized chapters: a. films about the fashion industry; b. Films, clothing and identity, c. Films,clothing and storytelling

 



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
2 Costume and character: The big Lebowski, Coen brothers, 1997 Reading: http://clothesonfilm.com/the-big-lebowski-jeff-bridges-chills-in-a-cowichan-cardigan/9808/ http://clothesonfilm.com/double-feature-review-the-big-lebowski-chris-thoughts/9316/ http://clothesonfilm.com/double-feature-review-the-big-lebowski-kb-thoughts/10994/
3 Lecture on Costume and character and explanation of assignment
4 Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen 2014 https://clothesonfilm.com/hanging-by-a-thread-cate-blanchett-in-blue-jasmine/
5 Costume and gender: Belle de jour, Luis Bunuel, 1967 Reading: http://clothesonfilm.com/belle-de-jour-sex-and-alienation/4470/
6 Costume and gender: The Iron Lady, Phyllida Lloyd 2011 https://clothesonfilm.com/the-iron-lady-costume-as-distinction-gender-and-protection/
7 Costume and time: Marie Antoinette (Sophia Coppola 2006) http://costumevault.blogspot.com.tr/2016/02/marie-antoinette-working-with.html http://costumevault.blogspot.com.tr/2015/11/marie-antoinette-telling-story-through.html
8 American Hustle, David O’Russell 2013 https://clothesonfilm.com/american-hustle-beneath-the-glamour/
9 Lecture on Social class and clothes
10 Social class: Working Girl, Mike Nichols 1988 https://clothesonfilm.com/working-girl-the-culture-of-power-dressing/
11 Goodfellas, Martin Scorcese, 1990; preparation of presentation Bruzzi, 67-94
12 MIDTERM EXAM All movies and literature mentioned above, plus class discussions
13 Individual meetings about presentations
14 PRESENTATIONS
15 Review of semester and evaluation
16 Review of semester and evaluation

 

Course Textbooks

Stella Bruzzi, Undressing cinema. Clothing and identity in the movies, London 1997. Blog: www.clothesonfilm.com

References

Blog: www.clothesonfilm.com

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
30
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
40
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
4
100
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
10
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
5
Presentation / Jury
1
8
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
122

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data.
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them.
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field.
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems.
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms.
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines.
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
9 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives.

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