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FILM 231 Introduction to Film Studies 3 Credits
The cinema as the art-form of the 20th century, taking over from the 19th century novel. Film-making in the context of a "culture of time and space". The basic techniques and processes of film-making. Expanding material possibilities. Cinematographical languages. Diverse and shifting conceptions of the cinema in relation to other discursive forms. Works embodying major moments of film history, to be screened and analyzed in relation to the writings of central film theorists.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2009-2010 Introduction to Film and Media Studies 3
Summer 2008-2009 Introduction to Film and Media Studies 3
Spring 2008-2009 Introduction to Film and Media Studies 3
Summer 2005-2006 Introduction to Film and Media Studies (CULT231) 3
Spring 2001-2002 Introduction to Film and Media Studies (CULT231) 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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FILM 331 Approaches to Film Studies 3 Credits
In 1896, when Auguste and Louis Lumiere held the first public screening of film in Paris, most people imagined that the new invention would be directed towards scientific research rather than the establishment of an entertainment industry. As a viable commercial product cinema soon became a contender for the status of the new century's first original art form. This course will introduce the art, aesthetics and politics of film. It will focus on the particular social and historical context of movies. The course will cover major breakthroughs and significant genres in cinema, as well as different topics, such as style and meaning, elements of film narrative, techniques of film production. The scope will be international and topics will be organized along a historical trajectory.

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Spring 2017-2018 Approaches to Film Studies 3
Spring 2016-2017 Approaches to Film Studies 3
Fall 2008-2009 Approaches to Film Studies 3
Fall 2006-2007 Approaches to Film Studies (CULT331) 3
Spring 2002-2003 Approaches to Film Studies (CULT331) 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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FILM 335 Critical Perspectives on Turkish Cinema 3 Credits
This course aims to engage in a critical investigation of the historical development of Turkish cinema in relation to the transformation of Turkish society. Introducing students to major works of Turkish film history, we will examine some of the key generic, thematic and stylistic preoccupations of Turkish cinema

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2009-2010 Critical Perspectives on Turkish Cinema 3
Spring 2007-2008 Critical Perspectives on Turkish Cinema 3

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Corequisite: FILM 335L
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 335L Critical Perspectives on Turkish Cinema Lab 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2009-2010 Critical Perspectives on Turkish Cinema Lab 0

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Corequisite: FILM 335
ECTS Credit: ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 345 International Cinemas 3 Credits
International Cinemas presents an introduction to a variety of films from a range of (inter/trans)national contexts. The course offers ways of understanding these films through historical frameworks, theoretical discussions, and aesthetic analysis. International Cinemas starts with the study of classical Hollywood and European cinema and how they establish certain codes of narrative, narration and style. Then, it will move on to the discussion of various cinemas ranging from Taiwanese to Iranian, movements such as Third Cinema and Chinese Fifth Generation, and filmmakers who speak through a transnational voice such as Wong Kar Wai and Fatih Akın

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2009-2010 International Cinemas 3
Summer 2008-2009 International Cinemas 3
Summer 2007-2008 International Cinemas 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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FILM 345L International Cinemas - Lab 0 Credit

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Summer 2007-2008 International Cinemas - Lab 0

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ECTS Credit: ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 390 Topics in Film Studies 3 Credits
This introductory course will cover major subjects and issues in cinema. Specific topics will vary, but may include studies of directors and screenwriters, genres, historical movements, critical approaches, and themes

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2016-2017 Topics in Film Studies 3
Summer 2015-2016 Topics in Film Studies 3
Summer 2014-2015 Topics in Film Studies 3
Summer 2013-2014 Topics in Film Studies 3
Summer 2012-2013 Topics in Film Studies 3
Summer 2010-2011 Topics in Film Studies 3
Summer 2009-2010 Topics in Film Studies 3
Fall 2007-2008 Topics in Film 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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FILM 424 Anthropology and Film 3 Credits
How are cultural, political, and historical realities represented in ethnographic, documentary, and fiction films? This course will explore the critical relationship between our knowledge of the world and visual representation through films and theoretical, ethnographic and historical readings.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2011-2012 Anthropology and Film 3
Summer 2008-2009 Anthropology and Film 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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FILM 432 Vision, Representation and Cinema 3 Credits
Cinema is the art of the 20th century. Though its birth goes all the way back to the 19th century it is, in this long century that cinema has been the medium of high and low art, the medium of propaganda and popular culture. The show and entertainment business of the last century and the consumer culture came out has both contributed to and benefited from the cinema. On the other hand, cinema has transformed the visual culture dramatically as a matter of visuality. It is after the introduction of the movies of the 1920s that human understanding of visuality has taken a radical shift as a consequence of cinema's relation to various aspects, such as psychoanalysis In this regard cinema might be taken as the basic art of the past century with none of the realms of art and social life being ignorant to it. The course will expose the students to the reality both produced and transformed in cinema. Each week a certain field, such as history, politics, psychoanalysis, gender, marginality, will be selected and accordingly films will be analysed to find out how the reality of that specific area is represented. On the background the students will discuss and analyse the basic concerns and concepts of modernity. The course, in this context, will conjointly survey the history, problematics and arts of the past century as well as the adventure of cinema as a technique and art.

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Spring 2015-2016 Vision, Representation and Cinema 3
Spring 2014-2015 Vision, Representation and Cinema 3
Spring 2013-2014 Vision, Representation and Cinema 3
Spring 2012-2013 Vision, Representation and Cinema 3
Fall 2011-2012 Vision, Representation and Cinema 3
Fall 2010-2011 Vision, Representation and Cinema 3
Spring 2006-2007 Vision, Representation and Cinema (VA432) 3
Summer 2005-2006 Vision, Representation and Cinema (VA432) 3
Spring 2002-2003 Vision, Representation and Cinema (VA432) 3
Spring 2001-2002 Vision, Representation and Cinema (VA432) 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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FILM 435 Documentary: Context and Practice-I 3 Credits
Since the mid-1800s, people have used still images (photography) and since 1890s, moving images and later sound (film) to represent reality as they perceive it and/or as they choose to represent it. The history of non-fiction film or documentary cinema, is a series of experimentations in the representation of reality. Since the beginning, with these experimentations, debates about ethical, aesthetic, political issues in representation have been unfolding. This course will offer a critical look at the historical development of non-fiction film forms and modes. We will cover documentary theories and criticism, and related issues including ethics and problematics of representation. Students will work on a series of short video exercises and write a series of short responses to the films and the readings. At the end of the semester, students are expected to submit a term paper and a proposal for a project to be implemented next semester.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2013-2014 Documentary: Context and Practice-I 3
Fall 2013-2014 Documentary: Context and Practice-I 3
Fall 2012-2013 Documentary: Context and Practice-I 3
Spring 2011-2012 Documentary: Context and Practice-I 3
Spring 2010-2011 Documentary: Context and Practice-I 3
Fall 2008-2009 Documentary: Context and Practice-I 3
Fall 2007-2008 Documentary: Context and Practice-I 3
Fall 2006-2007 Documentary: Context and Practice-I (VA435) 3
Fall 2005-2006 Documentary: Context and Practice-I (VA435) 3

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Corequisite: FILM 435L
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 435L Documentary:Context&Practice I - Lab 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2008-2009 Documentary:Context&Practice I - Lab 0
Fall 2007-2008 Documentary:Context&Practice I - Lab 0
Fall 2006-2007 Documentary:Context&Practice I - Lab (VA435L) 0

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Corequisite: FILM 435
ECTS Credit: ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 436 Documentary Context and Practice-II 3 Credits
This course is a continuation of VA 435, where we have looked at the historical development of non-fiction film forms and modes, major theories, and related issues including ethics and problematics of representation. This semester our focus will again be two-fold. Through recent documentaries, we will be looking at the current issues and debates in the world of non-fiction filmmaking, as well as practical challenges faced by filmmakers. Throughout the semester, various filmmakers will be invited to present and discuss their work. On the practice side, each student will have an opportunity to experiment with representation of reality by making a short non-fiction film and presenting it at various stages in a workshop format.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Documentary Context and Practice-II 3
Spring 2007-2008 Documentary Context and Practice-II 3
Spring 2006-2007 Documentary: Context & Practice II (VA436) 3
Spring 2005-2006 Documentary: Context & Practice II (VA436) 3

Prerequisite: FILM 435 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: FILM 436L
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 436L Documentary Context and Practice II - Lab 0 Credit

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2006-2007 Documentary Context and Practice II - Lab (VA436L) 0

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Corequisite: FILM 436
ECTS Credit: ECTS / NONE ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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FILM 452 Psychoanalysis and Film 3 Credits
It is often observed that the institutions of psychoanalysis and cinema are roughly the same age. This course investigates the ways in which film theory and criticism have been influenced by psychoanalysis and explores the ways in which psychoanalytic theories have informed cinema, either through film form or through plotting and characterization. The course will provide a working understanding of fundamental psychoanalytic concepts and will offer exercise in psychoanalytical film analysis. Each lecture will begin by the screening of a film, proceed by discussing a psychoanalytic concept and conclude by a focus on the intersection points of the readings and the films. By the end of the course, the students will be able to develop their own ideas about film in relation to these theories and apply them to further examples.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2010-2011 Psychoanalysis and Film 3
Summer 2006-2007 Psychoanalysis and Film 3
Fall 2005-2006 Psychoanalysis and Film (VA452) 3
Summer 2004-2005 Psychoanalysis and Film (VA452) 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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