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 Costume and character: Rocky, John Avildsen, 1976 http://clothesonfilm.com/from-bum-to-italian-stallion-sylvester-stallone-as-rocky/34902/; http://clothesonfilm.com/rocky-talia-shire-as-adrian-from-geek-to-chic/7877/
4 Lecture on Costume and character and explanation of assignment 1
5 Costume and character: Belle de jour, Luis Bunuel, 1967 Reading: http://clothesonfilm.com/belle-de-jour-sex-and-alienation/4470/
6 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
7 Costume and time: The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann, 2013 http://clothesonfilm.com/costume-in-the-great-gatsby-use-your-imagination/31566/
8 Costume and time: Annie Hall, Woody Allen, 1977 http://www.glamamor.com/2012/10/the-style-essentials-seems-like-old.html
9 Lecture on Social class and clothes
10 Social class: The Great Gatsby, Baz Luhrmann, 2013 http://clothesonfilm.com/costume-in-the-great-gatsby-use-your-imagination/31566/
11 Social class: Goodfellas, Martin Scorcese, 1990; preparation of presentation Bruzzi, 67-94
12 Social class: Once upon a time in Anatolia, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011 https://www.theguardian.com/film/2012/mar/15/once-upon-a-time-in-anatolia
13 MIDTERM EXAM All movies and literature mentioned above, plus class discussions
14 Individual meetings about presentations
15 PRESENTATIONS
16 PRESENTATIONS

 

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 Adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science and Civil Engineering; ability to use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve Civil Engineering problems
2 Ability to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Civil Engineering problems; ability to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose
3 Ability to design a complex system, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose
4 Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for Civil Engineering practice
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating Civil Engineering problems
6 Ability to work efficiently in Civil Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; ability to work individually
7 Ability to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; knowledge of a minimum of two foreign languages
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continue to educate him/herself
9 Awareness of professional and ethical responsibility
10 Information about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development
11 Knowledge about contemporary issues and the global and societal effects of engineering practices on health, environment, and safety; awareness of the legal consequences of Civil Engineering solutions

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