FTV3966 Special Topics in TV and Media Studies IIBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
FTV3966 Special Topics in TV and Media Studies II Spring 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELENI VARMAZI
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELENI VARMAZI
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The course will explore key concepts, texts and debates in the field of contemporary cinema and media studies.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Have the knowledge of the main terminology of cinema and media studies.
2. Will be able to analyze films and media products according to official terminology.
3. Have the knowledge of of main theories and movements of cinema and media studies.
4. Will be able to make presentations of films and media products in respect to an academic language and terminology.

Course Content

The central focus of the course will be on the intellectual and material histories of cinema studies and media studies as disciplines (and their recent convergence), including the development of different models of film study (film as art, culture, industry, etc.); the development of classical film theory and film criticism; feminist film theory; and the mutual influence of other disciplines in relation to the study of cinema and media.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Action Movies, Animation, Art Cinema, Auteur Theory, Black cinema, Blaxploitaion, Bollywood, British New Wave.
2) Cinema Novo, Cinema verite (direct cinema), Classical Hollywood cinema, comedy, cult cinema, diegesis, Dogme 95.
3) Ethnographic film, European cinema, Expressionism, Fantasy films, Feminist film theory, Film noir, French poetic realism.
4) Gangster films, Genre, Horror Films, Historical films, Identification, Independent Cinema, Italian Neorealism.
5) Melodrama, Method Acting, Musical, Myth, Narrative, Narration.
6) Parallel sequencing,Plot/ story, Psychoanalysis, Queer cinema.
7) Psychoanalysis (cont.) Oral presentations.
8) Realism, Representation, Resolution, Road movie.
9) Science fiction, Scopophilia, Semiotics, Soviet Cinema/Montage.
10) Spacial and temporal continuity, Star/Star System, Structuralism/Post-Structuralism, Subjective Camera, Surrealism.
11) Third Cinema, 3-D Cinema, Thriller, Transition, Travelling.
12) Underground Cinema, Vampire Movies, Variation, Violence/ Censorship.
13) War Films, Westerns, World Cinema/ 3rd World Cinema.
14) In class fim analyses.


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: 1.Hayward, Susan, Cinema Studies, The Key concepts, Routledge, London and New York, 2013

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 20
Quizzes 3 % 30
Presentation 1 % 20
Final 1 % 30
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 12 3 36
Presentations / Seminar 1 2 2
Homework Assignments 2 8 16
Quizzes 3 9 27
Final 1 10 10
Total Workload 133

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.