Independent Study (CULT 399)

2020 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Cultural Studies(CULT)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Cenk Özbay -ozbay@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Undergraduate
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One-to-one tutorial,Group tutorial
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Project based learning,Task based learning
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CONTENT

This course allows students to explore an area of academic interest not currently covered in regular course offerings. Under the supervision of a faculty member, students are expected to take responsibility for their own learning, including developing together a reading list and forms of evaluation. Students must receive the approval of a supervisor faculty member prior to enrollment.

OBJECTIVE

Cult 399 allows students to explore an area of academic interest not currently covered in regular course offerings. Although all steps of the course must be approved by the supervising faculty member, students are nonetheless expected to take primary responsibility for their own learning, including developing a reading list and forms of evaluation. Students may enroll in Cult 399 only after they have received the approval in writing of the faculty member with whom they would like to work.

LEARNING OUTCOME

* Working closely with a faculty member in designing an independent project in the field of cultural studies;
* Analyzing arguments, evaluating their assertions, assumptions and their proposed evidence;
* Constructing coherent and independent arguments based on critical, comparative evaluation of different sources;
* Drawing on multiple, relevant fields of study to analyze cultural phenomena;
* Demonstrating effective informational retrieval, analysis, and oral and written communication skills;
* Developing and carrying out an original research project.

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES


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. 3

2. Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 4

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. 4

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5

5. Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5


1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 5

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 5

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 5


1. Demonstrate safe working habits and a general understanding of materials and processes in the visual arts. 1

2. Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation. 1

3. Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms. 1

4. Appreciate and express the cultural significance of art and understand its evolution and purposes. 3

5. Develop an awareness of compositional and organizational strategies for the effective deployment of formal elements of visual art. 1

6. Read visual texts with a deep knowledge of art history and theory and the ability of situating the content and form of the visual representation both in a historical and thematic context. 3

7. Employ necessary background knowledge regarding art administration in the body of museums and galleries. 3

8. Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts. 1


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