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CULT 201 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to some of the most important theoretical trends of 19th and 20th century literary and cultural studies. A broad survey of this field will encompass culturalism, structuralism, poststructuralism, marxism, feminism and postmodernism, among others. In addition to different theoretical perspectives on culture, the course will offer a selection of case studies ranging from soap operas to popular music, from detective novels to cartoons.

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Fall 2013-2014 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2012-2013 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2011-2012 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2010-2011 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2009-2010 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2008-2009 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2007-2008 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2006-2007 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2005-2006 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2004-2005 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2003-2004 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2002-2003 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3
Fall 2001-2002 Theory and Practice in Cultural Studies 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 222 Popular Culture and Everyday Life 3 Credits
This course will trace the emergence of the concept of popular culture linked to the rise of the mass media. Problematizing the distinction between "high" and "low" culture, the course will use selected case studies of diverse cultural products to illustrate current issues and debates in the study of popular culture and everyday life.

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Fall 2009-2010 Popular Culture and Everyday Life 3
Spring 2003-2004 Popular Culture and Everyday Life 3
Spring 2002-2003 Popular Culture and Everyday Life 3
Spring 2000-2001 Popular Culture and Everyday Life 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 223 Consumption, Food and Culture 3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to explore the complex interrelations between food and culture, focusing on the questions of how people in different world socio-historical contexts learn and accept to eat and cook food differently, and how the social purpose of food consumption has changed hierarchically, spatially and temporally, entailing different social and cultural meanings. To this end, the course is organized around two main axes: (i) the diffusion and transformation of eating and cooking practices parallel to world-historical changes, and (ii) food consumption patterns and their relation to social hierarchies. Some of the themes to be covered in this class are the cultural and social significance of eating-out, gendered aspects of food practices, the emergence and evolution of "national" and "ethnic" cuisines, cultural and social histories of certain food products such as sugar, coffee and Coca-Cola, culinary transformations and interactions across the world in a historical perspective, homogenization of diets on a global scale, and the historical development of rituals and manners associated with food consumption.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2010-2011 Consumption, Food and Culture 3
Fall 2003-2004 Consumption, Food and Culture 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 225 Advertising and Culture 3 Credits
Culture is a crucial variable in the advertisement business. Conversely, advertising has shaped contemporary cultures and economies. This course will explore the history and place of advertising in today's world, on the one hand, and the place of "culture" in advertisements, on the other. Particular emphasis will be placed on representations of social class, gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, race, and national identity in advertisements. Case materials will be drawn primarily from contemporary Turkish advertising, with additional examples from other time periods and other countries.

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Spring 2006-2007 Advertising and Culture 3
Spring 2005-2006 Advertising and Culture 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 230 Introduction to Media Studies 3 Credits
This introductory course is designed to explore the social, cultural and economic dimensions of the significance of contemporary media in our everyday lives. Situating media in the broader historical context of its development, the course will investigate processes of production and consumption. Key concepts and debates within media studies will be discussed by way of topical examples. In addition to topics such as journalism, advertising and consumer culture, the course will deal with the question of ownership structures. The overall aim of the course is to help students enhance their media literacy skills and to develop a more critical and informed awareness of their relation to and use of contemporary media.

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Summer 2009-2010 Introduction to Media Studies 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 299 Topics in Turkish Cultural Studies 3 Credits
This introductory course addresses current issues in the field of Turkish Cultural Studies.The specific focus of the course will be announced each semester that it is offered.Topics and approaches may be drawn from anthropology, history, literature, sociology or visual studies.

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Summer 2006-2007 Topics in Turkish Cultural Studies 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 322 Youth Culture 3 Credits
This course will focus on youth culture viewed within the wider frame of age and generation. It will ask, how have youth and youth culture been defined and theorized historically? What challenges does the study of youth culture pose in a transnational world? The course will also investigate how youth culture (and generational identity) have been studied in Turkey. It It will include a unit in which students undertake a research project of their own on youth culture and/or generational identity in Istanbul.

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Fall 2016-2017 Youth Culture 3
Fall 2015-2016 Youth Culture 3
Spring 2012-2013 Youth Culture 3
Spring 2009-2010 Youth Culture 3
Summer 2004-2005 Youth Culture 3
Fall 2004-2005 Youth Culture 3
Fall 2002-2003 Youth Culture 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 324 Humans and Clones 3 Credits
The aim of this course is to investigate into the 'human question' by studying a number of philosophical and literary texts as well as films that engage in defining and/or problematizing humanness. Throughout the term we will try to see at what moments in history the 'human question' gains prominence and under what circumstances human is pronounced dead, defined as useless, insignificant, or valorized and sanctified.

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Summer 2007-2008 Humans and Clones 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 325 Media Worlds 3 Credits
The aim of this course is to explore the cultural/political changes brought about by transnational media expansion. We will seek answers to such questions as: How do transnational media participate in the (re) making of national and local cultures? How do hegemonic media texts intersect with real lives of people in different parts of the world? What kinds of cultural spaces do they create for resistance, subversion and appropriation, and for whom? The organizing framework of the course will be based on three broad headings: a) transnational media and emergent geographies of power and marginality b) media production and cultural production c) mediation of hegemonic meanings and cultural politics.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2011-2012 Media Worlds 3
Summer 2009-2010 Media Worlds 3
Spring 2007-2008 Media Worlds 3
Fall 2005-2006 Media Worlds 3
Spring 2003-2004 Media Worlds 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 327 Postcolonial Theory and Its Discontents 3 Credits
Postcolonial theory is the body of scholarship that tackles the heritage and current impact of multiple waves and types of colonialism. In this course students will be introduced to the presumptions of this scholarship, its central questions and shortcomings. We will also explore the relationship of post-colonialism to feminist and post-structuralist theory. The course is designed to facilitate students' engagement with these different empirical and theoretical approaches in the light of their experiences and ideas.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2006-2007 Postcolonial Theory and Its Discontents 3
Fall 2004-2005 Postcolonial Theory and Its Discontents 3

Prerequisite: CULT 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or SOC 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 341 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men 3 Credits
How have we developed our ideas of what it means to be a woman and what it means to be a man? How do these ideas change historically and from one society to another? Asking these questions and others, this course aims to develop a critical awareness of how gender and sexuality have shaped and have been shaped by political, religious, economic, scientific, and cultural practices and discourses in different parts of the world, including Turkey.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men 3
Spring 2016-2017 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men 3
Fall 2015-2016 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men 3
Fall 2014-2015 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT242) 3
Fall 2012-2013 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT242) 3
Spring 2005-2006 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT242) 3
Spring 2003-2004 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT242) 3
Fall 2001-2002 Myths of Gender: Cultural Theories about Women and Men (CULT242) 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 342 Gender and Nationalism 3 Credits
The 20th century has been a century of nationalisms and wars (both hot and cold). Scholars, particularly in the decade, have shown the centrality of gender and sexuality in the imagining of national communities, the invention of traditions, and the conduct of wars. Through books, articles and films, the course will explore the interconnections between gender, nationalism and militarism in different parts of the world in the past century.

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Summer 2010-2011 Gender and Nationalism 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 343 Topics In Gender & Sexuality Studies 3 Credits
This course addresses historical and contemporary issues in gender and sexuality studies. The specific focus of the course will be announced each semester that it is offered. Topics and approaches may be drawn from anthropology, cultural studies, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, performance studies, sociology, and visual studies.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2011-2012 Topics In Gender & Sexuality Studies 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 355 Urban Spaces and Cultures 3 Credits
How do we begin to understand the differences, commonalities, and interconnections between 'World Cities' - such as Cairo, New York, Istanbul or Singapore? This course will provide a critical guide to the diverse ideas, concepts and frameworks used to study such cities. It will explore how city spaces and cultures are constituted, divided and contested, by focusing such topics as: colonial landscapes of power and exclusion, modernist projects of urban renewal and dislocation, 'post-modern' spaces of spectacle and consumption, ghettoes of affluence and poverty, ethnic divisions of labor and informal economies behind the facades of the global capital.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2013-2014 Urban Spaces and Cultures 3
Summer 2010-2011 Urban Spaces and Cultures 3
Fall 2010-2011 Urban Spaces and Cultures 3
Fall 2009-2010 Urban Spaces and Cultures 3
Fall 2008-2009 Urban Spaces and Cultures 3
Fall 2005-2006 Exploring the City: Urban Spaces and Cultures 3
Fall 2004-2005 Exploring the City: Urban Spaces and Cultures 3
Fall 2003-2004 Exploring the City: Urban Spaces and Cultures 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 360 Consumer Society and Cultures 3 Credits
This course will discuss key issues of contemporary consumer society, and the social and anthropological theories which help us understand consumer aspirations. What are the origins of our global consumer society, and its current inequalities? Key themes will include the symbolism of goods and material culture in shaping social relations of status and power. We will discuss specific fields of consumption, such as style and fashion in clothing, life-style shopping; home-making through practices of consumption. Consumerism is also politics, and we will discuss how gender, class and ethnic identities are linked to consumption practices.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2010-2011 Consumer Society and Cultures 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 361 Oral History 3 Credits
This course will introduce students to the study of oral history. Oral histories are spoken memories about the past recorded by oral historians in a dialgue with individuals providing testimony. The study of oral history allows us to examine events and experiences not recorded by history (based on the study of written documents), as well as to analyze and interpret the meaning of events and experiences to individuals in the present. In this course, students will learn the techniques of doing oral history, read selected case studies, and conduct an oral history project of their own.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2016-2017 Oral History 3
Fall 2015-2016 Oral History 3
Fall 2014-2015 Oral History 3
Fall 2013-2014 Oral History 3
Fall 2011-2012 Oral History 3
Fall 2010-2011 Oral History 3
Fall 2009-2010 Oral History 3
Spring 2008-2009 Oral History 3
Fall 2007-2008 Oral History (CULT250) 3
Fall 2006-2007 Oral History (CULT250) 3
Fall 2005-2006 Oral History (CULT250) 3
Spring 2004-2005 Oral History (CULT250) 3
Spring 2003-2004 Oral History (CULT250) 3
Fall 2002-2003 Oral History (CULT250) 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 362 Memory Studies 3 Credits
In recent years, memory has become one of the most widely debated issues in the social sciences. While modernity focused largely on the future, how do we explain the enormous preoccupation with the past in the postmodern era? This course will pose some answers to this question. Beginning with a look at the way memory operates, the course will review major debates on memory in diverse fields such as psychology, sociology, and history. It will then focus on particular themes, including memory's relationship to place, identity, trauma, narrative, commemoration, media and the body. The course will rely on a number of case studies, including studies of memory in Turkey.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2016-2017 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2015-2016 Memory Studies 3
Fall 2014-2015 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2013-2014 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2011-2012 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2010-2011 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2009-2010 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2007-2008 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2006-2007 Memory Studies 3
Spring 2005-2006 Memory Studies 3
Fall 2004-2005 Memory and National Identity 3
Spring 2002-2003 Memory and National Identity 3
Spring 2001-2002 Memory and National Identity 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 364 Topics in Memory Studies 3 Credits
This course addresses issues in the growing field of memory studies. The specific focus of the course will be announced each semester that it is offered. Topics and approaches may be drawn from anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, history, literature, memory studies, psychology, sociology, and visual studies.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2011-2012 Topics in Memory Studies 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 384 Political Ecology and Society 3 Credits
The broad goal of this course is to cultivate a critical theoretical understanding of the relation between the society and nature, and develop a nuanced perspective of thinking about environmental problems. More particularly, the objectives of this course are: 1) To locate environmental politics within the context of broader social, political and economic dynamics; 2) To learn about alternative forms of being and knowing that challenge common anthropocentric thinking; 3) To develop familiarity with the political ecological dimension of the global and local environmental problems, policies, and social movements.

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 391 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3 Credits
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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Spring 2016-2017 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Fall 2015-2016 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Fall 2014-2015 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Spring 2013-2014 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Fall 2012-2013 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Spring 2010-2011 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Fall 2010-2011 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Spring 2009-2010 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Spring 2008-2009 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Fall 2008-2009 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Spring 2007-2008 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Fall 2006-2007 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Spring 2005-2006 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Fall 2005-2006 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Spring 2004-2005 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives 3
Fall 2004-2005 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives (CULT291) 3
Spring 2003-2004 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives (CULT291) 3
Spring 2002-2003 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives (CULT291) 3
Spring 2001-2002 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives (CULT291) 3
Fall 2001-2002 Turkish Culture: Critical Perspectives (CULT291) 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 399 Independent Study 3 Credits
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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Independent Study 3
Spring 2016-2017 Independent Study 3
Fall 2011-2012 Independent Study 3
Spring 2009-2010 Independent Study 3
Fall 2009-2010 Independent Study 3
Spring 2008-2009 Independent Study 3
Spring 2007-2008 Independent Study 3
Fall 2007-2008 Independent Study 3
Spring 2006-2007 Independent Study 3
Fall 2005-2006 Independent Study 3
Spring 2003-2004 Independent Study 3
Fall 2003-2004 Independent Study 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 401 Honors Project 3 Credits
In their fourth year of study, each Cultural Studies major will propose and complete a one-semester project related to her or his field of concentration. The form of this project will vary depending on the student's interests and concentration, ranging from textual, ethnographic or visual approaches and methodologies. All stages of the project must be approved by the student's project advisor.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Honors Project 3
Spring 2016-2017 Honors Project 3
Spring 2014-2015 Honors Project 3
Spring 2011-2012 Honors Project 3
Spring 2009-2010 Honors Project 3
Spring 2008-2009 Honors Project 3
Spring 2007-2008 Honors Project 3
Spring 2006-2007 Honors Project 3
Spring 2005-2006 Honors Project 3
Spring 2003-2004 Senior Project 3
Spring 2002-2003 Senior Project 3

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CULT 401>Pre-requiste
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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Course or Test: CULT 201
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.

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000 to 9999
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
 
CULT 420 Science, Technology and Culture 3 Credits
This course studies the social, cultural, and institutional contexts of science and technology, using the perspectives and methods derived from the social sciences and the humanities. It examines the assumptions about the neutrality and autonomy of science and technology, the distinction between the natural and the artificial, the social construction of knowledge, expertise and authority, and the relationships between human values, science and technology. The links among science, technology and the organization of time and space, as well as the changing conceptions of the self are discussed as critical dimensions of modernity and postmodernity

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Summer 2008-2009 Science, Technology and Culture 3
Fall 2006-2007 Technology and Culture 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 421 Digital Humanities 3 Credits
Digital Humanities is a catch phrase of 21st century; since 2000, more and more Digital Humanities projects received funding, many archives and collections are digitized, and even PhD programs and institutes are build. This course offers an understanding of `digital humanities' by taking a look at its first years, its historical development and the continuing academic discussions around it. Besides theoretical discussions of digital humanities, prominent digital humanities projects will be reviewed and discussion sessions will be devoted to the main areas of production within the digital humanities, such as text analysis, digitization, data management and visualization. The focus is on the usefulness of this type of practical humanities research and how humanities questions can be translated to the computational methods of digital humanities in a successful way.

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 432 Modernism/Postmodernism 3 Credits
Modernism and postmodernism have been two of the dominant trends of the 20th century in fields ranging from literature to visual culture and beyond. This course will explore some of the debates around modernism and postmodernism through theoretical texts as well as through works which have influenced or have been influenced by the course of these ideas.

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Fall 2016-2017 Modernism/Postmodernism 3
Fall 2014-2015 Modernism/Postmodernism 3
Spring 2012-2013 Modernism/Postmodernism 3
Spring 2010-2011 Modernism/Postmodernism 3
Fall 2007-2008 Modernism/Postmodernism 3

Prerequisite: HUM 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or CULT 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 434 Advanced Cultural Theory 3 Credits
This course examines different conceptions of culture, the debates about cultural studies as a discipline, and the contemporary modes of cultural analysis through in-depth readings of the writings of several major thinkers of the twentieth century. It provides an introduction to such approaches as Marxism, structuralism, post-structuralism, feminism, and psychoanalysis as well as an opportunity for critical engagement with the thoughts of such influential cultural theorists as W. Benjamin, T. Adorno, J. Derrida, M. Foucault, L. Irigaray, J. Butler, and S. Zizek.

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Fall 2014-2015 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Fall 2013-2014 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Fall 2012-2013 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Fall 2011-2012 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Fall 2010-2011 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Spring 2009-2010 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Fall 2008-2009 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Fall 2007-2008 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Fall 2006-2007 Advanced Cultural Theory 3
Fall 2005-2006 Advanced Cultural Theory 3

Prerequisite: CULT 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or SOC 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 7 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 435 Representations of Violence 3 Credits
Much attention has been devoted in recent years to understanding violence. As creative works have sought to document violence and understand its causes, accurate description and representation have often been deemed necessary to the process of healing and the prevention of future violence. This emphasis on describing and representing violence can, however, end up recreating in text or image another form of violence. Analyzing and critiquing hate speech or violent pornography, for example, may also mean repeating it. Making someone understand the experiences of war and other atrocities requires a certain art in representing the violence; the more explicit the image or text, the more one is made to feel the impact of the violence. At what point do such representations end up perpetrating violence as they aestheticize it? And more importantly perhaps, can these works also suggest solutions to violence? This course will explore answers to these questions through theoretical works, as well as through textual and visual representations of violence. This is a research seminar and requires the active participation of students in presentations and class discussions. Graduate students are also expected to carry out original research towards the final paper. For the possibility of taking this course at the graduate level see CULT 535.

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Fall 2007-2008 Representations of Violence 3
Spring 2005-2006 Representations of Violence 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 441 Gender in the Middle East 3 Credits
This course introduces the key issues and debates in the study of gender in the Middle East. It aims to provide a gendered analysis of the prevailing discourses, ideologies and social movements in the region and to equip students with skills and methodologies to analyse the shaping of the gender identities in relation to social, political and cultural processes from the late 19th century to the present. The course also aims to link the historical questions and issues regarding gender to contemporary discussions and discourses on femininities and masculinities in the Middle East. Core topics include the interconnections between feminism and nationalism , the veiling debate, women?s agency, Islamic feminism, masculinities, and politics of sexuality during and after the Arab Spring.

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Spring 2017-2018 Gender in the Middle East 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 442 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence 3 Credits
20th century has been ''a century of wars, global and local, hot and cold? (Catherine Lutz). The course explores the different ways in which war and political violence are remembered through a gender lens. Central questions include: what are the gendered effects of war, political violence, and militarization? How have wars, genocide and other forms of political violence been narrated and represented? How do women remember and narrate gendered violence in war? How are post-conflict processes and transitional justice gendered? What is the relationship between testimony, storytelling, and healing? How is the relationship between the ''personal'' and the ''public/national'' reconstructed in popular culture, film, literature, and (auto)biographical texts dealing with war, genocide, and other forms of political violence? How are wars memorialized and gendered through monuments, museums, and other memory sites? Besides others, case studies on Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia, and Argentina will be used to elaborate the key concepts and debates in the emerging literature on gender, memory, and war.

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Fall 2017-2018 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence 3
Fall 2016-2017 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence 3
Fall 2015-2016 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence 3
Spring 2012-2013 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence 3
Spring 2011-2012 Gendered Memories of War and Political Violence 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 443 Gender, War and Peace 3 Credits
The 20th century has been a century of wars, hot and cold. This course explores the gendered aspects of wars, militarism, and peace politics. The first part of the course, War, Militarism and Gender, focuses on the ways in which wars, militaries and military service have shaped gendered self understandings in the 20th century. The second part, Women and Peace, is based on a historical survey of women's peace activism in different parts of the world. The third section, Feminism and Peace Politics, highlights feminist theorizing on peace and peace politics. For the possibility of taking this course as a graduate seminar, see CULT 643.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2007-2008 Gender, War and Peace 3
Fall 2004-2005 Gender, War and Peace 3
Spring 2002-2003 Gender, War and Peace 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 444 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3 Credits
This course will explore a wide variety of texts ranging from academic, literary and political writings to films and documentaries on gender and sexuality in Turkey. Topics include the evolution of the feminist movement from the late nineteenth century till today, the experiences and narratives of masculinity, violence against women, virginity debates, the interconnections between gender and nationalism, religious and state discourses on the body, the politics of secularism and Islam, the writings and experiences of minorities, politics of sexuality and queer politics.

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Fall 2017-2018 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Spring 2016-2017 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Spring 2014-2015 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Fall 2013-2014 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Spring 2010-2011 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Spring 2009-2010 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Spring 2007-2008 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Spring 2006-2007 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3
Fall 2003-2004 Gender and Sexuality in Turkey 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 446 Gender and Media 3 Credits
Media in all its forms ? print, Internet, television, music, etc. ? are a major force in creating and inventing reality for the world. This course addresses how our ideas about sex and our identities as men, women, and sexual beings are constructed, contested and subverted in different sites within media culture. It explores the complex relationships between media texts, their production as well as consumption. In addition to engaging with various theoretical perspectives, it also aims to acquire students with a working knowledge of critical viewing and deconstruction methodologies by participating in small teams which focus on different media genres (these might include children?s cartoons, the soap opera, music video, talk shows, etc.)

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 449 Harem Fictions: From Montesquieu to Mernissi 3 Credits
Is harem a space? Is it an institution? What notions of gender and sexuality are affiliated with and informed by the notion of harem? This course investigates the cultural work of harem as represented in several socio-cultural and historical contexts, through reading some historical essays on harem; then moving onto a series of European texts, paintings, photographs, fashion, and films.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2014-2015 Harem Fictions: From Montesquieu to Mernissi 3
Summer 2013-2014 Harem Fictions: From Montesquieu to Mernissi 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 451 Nation, History and Culture in Museums 3 Credits
This course investigates the relation of the museum to modernity and its role in negotiating history, culture and nation. It highlights the role of certain selected objects in remembering history and interpreting culture. In light of the readings and museum visits, students will discuss how the museum represents the notions of heritage, and how it contributes to the reconstruction of collective memory.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2014-2015 Nation, History and Culture in Museums 3
Fall 2013-2014 Nation, History and Culture in Museums 3
Fall 2012-2013 Nation, History and Culture in Museums 3
Fall 2011-2012 Nation, History and Culture in Museums 3
Fall 2010-2011 Nation, History and Culture in Museums 3

Prerequisite: CULT 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or CULT 291 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 452 Myth, Art and Politics 3 Credits
The notions of "myth" and "mythology" acquired a new meaning at the end of the 18th century. This "invention" of myth has given birth to the field of comparative mythology. As the cradle for the Romantic dreams of a "new mythology", it became a constant reference for the theories and philosophies of art in the 19th and 20th centuries. Finally, it has become the vade mecum of Nazi politics. The course explores this modern concept of myth through a number of texts where the same questions are broached from different perspectives. It also aims to examine how the philological invention of myth presides over the self-invention of ''ethnographic'' nations and nationalisms.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2009-2010 Myth, Art and Politics 3

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Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 454 Cultures of Migration 3 Credits
This course investigates forms of culture that arise out of migration. In rap music, internet blogs, puppetry and bilingual theater, as well as in the more traditional genres of literature and poetry, the course looks at how migrants and their descendents use cultural work to explore questions of identity, citizenship and community. The course may include work by migrants in and across Europe, the Americas, Asia or Africa; it will also look at the transnational connections migrants make among these different spaces. Students are encouraged to discover and analyze new cultural production in any media, using the theoretical resources developed over the semester.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2014-2015 Cultures of Migration 3
Spring 2013-2014 Cultures of Migration 3
Spring 2012-2013 Cultures of Migration 3
Spring 2010-2011 Cultures of Migration 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 460 Cultures and Politics of Law Reform 3 Credits
Law reform is often seen as a technical issue that involves the transplantation of existing 'successful' models into new social contexts. Our course begins with a theoretical questioning of this common sense view of 'models' and 'prescriptions'. We will try to rethink the context of law reform as a field of social relations that enable multiple actors to construct a variety of cultural meanings and enter into power struggles with each other. Our discussions will revolve around case studies - from Turkey, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Latin America - that involve particular proposals and actions of law reform. We will examine the actors, their interests, the cultural idiom through which they transmit those interests, and what emerges out of their contestations. In this way we will try to develop a dynamic, culturally and politically informed understanding of law reform.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2005-2006 Cultures and Politics of Law Reform 3

Prerequisite: CULT 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or SOC 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 462 Postsocialism 3 Credits
This course will examine how experiences of communism in different contexts in Eastern Europe were lived, how they are remembered, and how they bear on present processes of "transition" and European integration. Topics include: collectivisation and privatisation; nationalism, internationalism and minorities; women and work; models of development.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2009-2010 Postsocialism 3
Spring 2008-2009 Postsocialism 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 491 Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies I 3 Credits
This course addresses current issues in the field of Cultural Studies at a level appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The specific focus of the course will be announced each semester that it is offered. Topics and approaches may be drawn from anthropology, history, literature, sociology or visual studies.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies I 3
Fall 2012-2013 Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies I 3
Spring 2010-2011 Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies I 3
Spring 2008-2009 Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies I 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 492 Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies II 3 Credits
This course addresses current issues in the field of Cultural Studies at a level appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The specific focus of the course will be announced each semester that it is offered. Topics and approaches may be drawn from anthropology, history, literature, sociology or visual studies.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2010-2011 Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies II 3
Summer 2008-2009 Advanced Topics in Cultural Studies II 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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CULT 493 Thematic Approaches to Contemporary Turkish Culture 3 Credits
Based on readings of urban space as well as analyses of visual and written texts, this course will trace and map current cultural dynamics and ambivalences of contemporary Turkey. Each semester the course will be structured around a different theme, emphasizing the ways in which politics and culture are articulated in present-day Turkey.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2006-2007 Thematic Approaches to Contemporary Turkish Culture 3
Spring 2005-2006 Thematic Approaches to Contemporary Turkish Culture 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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