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.
Course Description 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 Notes/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.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Documentary films will be screened, when necessary.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
4
80
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
140

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

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