Major Works of Western Art (HUM 202)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
6/5 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Bratislav Pantelic,
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Seminar,Field work/field study/on-the-job,Recitation,Other
Interactive,Learner centered
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This course deals with groundbreaking achievements in art and architecture. It is designed to be more comprehensive than the typical "art appreciation" courses offered elsewhere. Each lecture focuses on one work that is paradigmatic of an epoch, but will include comparisons with related works and a treatment of the historical, intellectual, and aesthetic background of the major work. Through lectures and discussions, students are given the opportunity to consider the intricacies of human creativity and the complex factors that come into play in a work of art. The course aims to assist students in developing criteria for their appraisal of the arts, as well as to stimulate them to reconsider their systems of values and to pursue their interests in the arts and humanities. 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.


This course will deal with groundbreaking achievements, milestones in the history of Western art. Each lecture will focus on one work of that is paradigmatic of an epoch or culture, but will include comparisons with related works and discussions on the historical, intellectual, and aesthetic background in which they originated. The course will be more comprehensive than art promotion and 'art appreciation' courses offered elsewhere. Students will have the opportunity to consider the intricacies of human creativity and the complex factors in play in a work of art through the lectures and discussions.


  • Upon completion of this course students will be able to describe the historical development of the arts and their role in different cultures
  • Upon completion of this course students will be able to Identify works of art and architecture and place them in a meaningful historical and cultural context;
  • Upon completion of this course students will be able to develop criteria for appraisal of the arts.


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. 4

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; have the ability to continue to educate him/herself. 3

4. Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 3

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. 2

1. Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 1

2. Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 1

3. Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 1

4. Have the ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 1

5. Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 1

6. Possess knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1

7. Possess knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; knowledge of behavior according to ethical principles, understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1

8. Have the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, prepare design and production reports, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear and intelligible instructions. 1

1. Develop knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in humanities and social sciences. 2

2. Assess how global, national and regional developments affect society. 4

3. Know how to access and evaluate data from various sources of information. 4


  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 20
Participation 30
Written Report 15



- Ernst Hans Gombrich: The Story of Art, Phaidon Press Inc. (16th edition), 1995.
- Selected primary sources