FTV4966 Cinema and Dramaturgy 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
FTV4966 Cinema and Dramaturgy 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 : Prof. Dr. NİLAY ULUSOY
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The main goal of this course is to explore the concept of identification and discuss the aesthetic values produced from different cinematic perspectives.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Will be able to develop dramaturgical perspective
2. Will be able to discuss the concept of identification and spectator
3. İdentify theories about gaze and film aesthetics
4. Will be able to discuss the relationship between the concept of identification and the political

Course Content

Relationship between gaze and identification will be elaborated through the works of Aristotle, Brecht, Lacan and Mulvey.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Identification theories
2) Exploring identification with selected films Watching the following films: - Play it again, Sam - Being John Malkovich - Hayallerim Aşkım ve Sen
3) Identification and Aristotle's theoratical writings, discussing on catharsis concept
4) the politics of representation and identification in the genre melodrama
5) The process of identification in melodramas. Analysis of Dougles Sirk's film 'Imıtation of Life'
6) Exploring of Metz's thought in terms of Lacan's concept of the mirror stage Readings on Lacan and Metz
7) Elaborating the concept of identification and analysing a film though the concept.
8) Yabancılaşma ve Brehtyen Estetik
9) The impact of Brecht on Godard Film Screening; Le Mepris by Godard
10) Impacts of Brechtian structure on cinema Watching Lars von Trier's Dogville
11) The masculine gaze and identification in cinema, Laura Mulvey readings Watching Hitchcock's Rear Window
12) Identification and queer cinema Watching Almadovar's Todo Sobre mi Madre
13) Hybrid identities, identification and accented cinema
14) General overview and analysis over films


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: 1. An Accented Cinema, Naficy, 2001
2. Bertolt Brecht, Lellis, 1982Brecht'i Anlamak, Benjamin, 2004
3. Melodram ve Anlam, Klinger, 1994
4. Film theories, A. Dudley, 2000
5. Poetica, Aristoteles, 2011
6. Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, Mulvey
7. Narration in Fiction Film, Bordwell, 1985

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Homework Assignments 2 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 8 5 40
Homework Assignments 1 10 10
Midterms 1 15 15
Final 1 20 20
Total Workload 127

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.