FTV3982 Art and MemoryBahçeşehir 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
FTV3982 Art and Memory 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
Recommended Optional Program Components: none.
Course Objectives: This course aims to introduce students to critical perspectives on the phenomena of memory and collective/cultural memory in contemporary society through the discussion of artistic products. The students will acquire knowledge about different ways of remembering and different approaches to memory in relation with the concepts of identity, modernity and justice.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
i. acquire knowledge about different approaches to the concept of memory
ii. acquire theoretical knowledge about memory
iii. gain the ability to analyse the relationship between different ways of storytelling and memory
iv. acquire knowledge about the modern regime of remembering
v. gain the ability to think about concepts such as time, space, nation and modernity in the context of remembering
vi. Learn to analyse media products, art, architecture, cinema and photography in relation with memory.

Course Content

This course explores issues about memory and remembering with its socio-economical, cultural and artistic dimensions. The questions about remembering and forgetting are discussed through cinema, art, architecture, literature, photography and history.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Memory Studies
2) Memory and History The Importance of Remembering
3) Collective Memory Halbwachs' Theory of Collective Memory and Discussion of Cultural Products
4) History and Personal Memory Discussion on Trauma Memories Reading on trauma literature
5) Nation and Remembering Reading: Julian Barnes' England England
6) Time and Remembering Find artistic or cultural products related with time and remembering
7) Space and Remembering
8) Modernity and Remembering
9) Exhibition Visit and Discussion on the Exhibition
10) Sites of Memory Reading - Pierre Nora - Lieux de Memoire
11) Sites of Memory: Historic Sites, Museums, Memorials Visit a site of memory
12) Cinema, Photography and Memory watch Alain Resnais' film Last Year at Marienbad
13) Art, Architecture and Memory
14) Media and Remembering


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: George Bataille - Slaughterhouse Museum
Jonathan Boyarin - Remapping Memory
Crang&Thrift - Thinking Space
Jacques Derrida - On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 10
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Field Work 1 6 6
Study Hours Out of Class 10 3 30
Presentations / Seminar 2 8 16
Project 1 10 10
Midterms 1 6 6
Final 1 9 9
Total Workload 119

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.