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Code CULT 391
Term 201302
Title Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Cultural Studies(CULT)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) Yektan Turky?lmaz -yektan@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction Turkish
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Interactive lecture,Seminar
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning
Content

What is "Turkish Culture"? Who defines it? Who and what does it include, and not include? What is the relationship between culture (or cultures) and national identity? Asking these questions and others, this course will look at various anthropological, historical, political and literary texts in an effort to critically analyze changes and continuities in the meaning and scope of "Turkish Culture" since the late Ottoman period.

Objective

Refer to the course content

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the key debates on "culture" and "nation" in contemporary theory,
2. Use key theoretical tools and concepts to analyze the constructions of "self" and "other" in Turkey,
3. Identify and critically analyze the dynamics of different forms of social, economic, cultural and political belonging and exclusion in contemporary Turkey,
4. Make connections between different forms of social, economic, cultural and political belonging and exclusion,
5. Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing an interdisciplinary analysis of social and political phenomena in Turkey,
6. Develop critical analyses of primary and secondary sources and express them orally and in writing.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 5
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 5
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 2
4 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team. 3
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 4
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 5
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 5
1 Demonstrate an understanding of economics, and main functional areas of management.
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level.
Cultural Studies Program Outcomes Core Electives
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple methodologies and interpret different approaches, concepts, and theoretical legacies in the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Studies. 5
2 Identify interconnections of knowledge within and across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, literature, visual studies, philosophy, and psychology. 5
3 Cultivate a critical approach to the study of culture, articulating the relations between culture, power, and history; exploring cultural diversity and socio-cultural change at the local, national and global level; and exploring the corresponding demands for rights and social justice. 5
4 With the use of appropriate technologies, be able to present advanced oral and written evaluations of developments in the realm of cultural production, consumption, and representation. 5
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 30
Midterm 20
Assignment 30
Participation 20