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HUM 203 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3 Credits
This course will focus on a selected few masterpieces of Ottoman artistic and literary production, picked on the basis of not only their high aesthetic qualities, but also their representativeness across different genres and historical periods. A problem-oriented approach, therefore, may and shall be woven around them, but by starting with the works themselves, and proceeding from them to explore successive and ever-expanding backgrounds, instead of creating a relatively "complete" or continuous narrative of cultural history from the outset and submerging a much larger number of works within it. As key examples to be subjected to such close "readings," the following have been tentatively opted for : From the triumphant imperial moment of the 16th century, (1) Mimar Sinan's Sleymaniye mosque and complex; (2) znik wall-tiles at Rstem Paa mosque; and (3) Nakka Osman's pictorial eulogy of the dynasty Hnernme; from the early 18th, late 18th, and early 19th centuries, (4) Levn's Book of Festivals (Surnme-i Vehbi); (5) Nedim's poetry; (6) Antoine-Ignace Melling's Hadice Sultan waterfront palace at Defterdarburnu; and (7) Itr's musical output. It is thereby proposed to introduce students both to a whole range of modes of expression (such as monumental religious architecture, decorative programs of line and colour, the arts of the book, the ruling elite's changing "theater of life" and consumption patterns, and the conventions of composition), and to analytical perspectives on two main periods of Ottoman history with their specific power relations, socio-economic problems, ideological re-adjustments, sensitivities and outlooks. In addition to the existing pre-requisite " to have completed 23 credits" for this course , a new condition will be added as "to complete SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses at least with D grade" as of the Fall semester of 2015-2016 Academic Year. Students who failed from SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses, do not have right to take this course.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2017-2018 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2016-2017 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2015-2016 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2015-2016 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2014-2015 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2014-2015 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2013-2014 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2013-2014 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2012-2013 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2011-2012 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Summer 2010-2011 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2010-2011 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2010-2011 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Summer 2009-2010 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2009-2010 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2009-2010 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Summer 2008-2009 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2008-2009 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Summer 2007-2008 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2007-2008 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2006-2007 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2006-2007 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2005-2006 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2005-2006 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2004-2005 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2004-2005 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Spring 2003-2004 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3
Fall 2003-2004 Major Works of Ottoman Culture 3

Prerequisite: __
HUM>UNV Major Works
Corequisite: HUM 203D
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 5 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
General Requirements:
Course or Test: SPS 101
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.

and
Course or Test: SPS 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.

and
000 to 9999
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.