FTV3978 Modernity and Other Ways of SeeingBahçeşehir 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
FTV3978 Modernity and Other Ways of Seeing Fall 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 GÖNÜL EDA ÖZGÜL
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi GÖNÜL EDA ÖZGÜL
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course aims to discuss the modern way of seeing with its socio-economical, cultural and artistic dimensions and to point to different ways of seeing.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Develop a critical perspective regarding the historical development of modern societies;
2. Identify the way of seeing that is both the producer and a product of modernity
3. Identify modernist and postmodernist works and create critical texts ;
4. Develop a sophisticated criticism of cultural products;
5. Explore different forms of narration and understand the way of seeing that they produce;
6. Develop ideas/concepts/artworks in relation to other works of art and culture.

Course Content

In this course, modern way of seeing that is a product and a producer of modernity and other ways of seeing will be discussed through art, cinema, music, architecture and literature. Modernity and its reflections in the city and its culture will also be examined.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) On Seeing
3) Modernity as a Way of Seeing
4) Schorske's Vienna
5) Benjamin's Paris Simmel's Berlin
6) Exhibition Visit and Discussion
7) Online Exhibition Visit
8) Exhibition Project Presentations
9) Modernism and Postmodernism
10) Modernism and Postmodernism
11) Homework Presentations Discussion on Artworks
12) Art and Literature
13) Music
14) Final Project Presentations


Course Notes / Textbooks: Books:
* Schorske, Carl E. (1981). Fin-de-siècle Vienna : politics and culture. New York: Vintage Books [DB 851 .S34 1981]

* Benjamin, Walter (1999). Illuminations. London: Pimlico [PN 37 .B4413 1999]

References: Books:
* Schorske, Carl E. (1981). Fin-de-siècle Vienna : politics and culture. New York: Vintage Books [DB 851 .S34 1981]

* Benjamin, Walter (1999). Illuminations. London: Pimlico [PN 37 .B4413 1999]

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Homework Assignments 1 % 10
Presentation 3 % 20
Project 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 5 70
Presentations / Seminar 3 3 9
Project 1 4 4
Homework Assignments 1 2 2
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload 131

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.