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 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