GEAR 308 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Contemporary Debates and Practise in Photography
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEAR 308
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This module aims for students to gain both theoretical and practical experiences on different uses of photography by creating awareness about the contemporary approaches to it.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to read today’s photography with the knowledge of historical development of the photography.
  • Will relate the photography with fields, such as, media, art, architecture, fashion and advertising.
  • Will analyse the relationships and effects of political and cultural developments with the photography
  • Will have the skills to practise what they have learned.
  • Will be acquainted with the important figures and artists in photography history
  • Will analyse the effects of photography on mass media and communication.
Course Content This unit introduces various genres and fields of use of photography in which the themes and genres of practice units will be based on.

 



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 Brief History and Origins of Photography History by David Bate and screening of The Genius of Photography - I (59 mins)
3 Basics - I
4 Mini Assignment No Need; will not be graded
5 Lightroom Workshop Bring your computers with Lightroom installed
6 Photojournalism and Documentary Photography - I Screening of War Photographer by Christian Frei (97 mins)
7 Photojournalism and Documentary Photography - II Photojournalism and Tabloid Press by Karin E. Becker
8 Project I (20%) Bring your cameras, make sure they’re fully charged
9 Reviews of the first project/Lecture Global Photography by David Bate and Mass Media and Mass Markets by Mary Warner Marien
10 Project II (20%) Bring your cameras, make sure they’re fully charged
11 Still Life Screening of William Eggleston in the Real World by Michael Almereyda (84 mins)
12 Project III (20%) Bring your cameras, make sure they’re fully charged
13 Reviews/Lecture
14 Project IV (20%) Bring your cameras, make sure they’re fully charged
15 Project presentation of a photographer(s) Full attendance is mandatory.
16 Class presentation and discussion of the projects Full attendance is mandatory. An external examiner(s) might evaluate your works as well.

 

Course Textbooks

• Art and Photography – David Campany

• Photography – David Bate

• The Photography Reader – Liz Wells

• Photography: A Cultural History – M. W. Marien

• Education of a Photographer –Traub, Heller & Beller *

• Another Way of Telling – John Berger & Jean Mohr *

• Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography – Roland Barthes *

   *** Related articles and/or materials will be supplied, if necessary. ***

   * Turkish translations are available.

References

Documentary films will be screened, when necessary.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
4
80
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
5
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
12
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
4
14
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
140

 

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