FTV4931 Film GenresBahçeşehir 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
FTV4931 Film Genres 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. OSMAN KAYA ÖZKARACALAR
Course Lecturer(s): Prof. Dr. OSMAN KAYA ÖZKARACALAR
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course is directed towards the comprehension and evaluation of popular cinema and popular films within a historical and cultural context.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Recognize the conception of popular cinema.
2. Identify the conception of genre.
3. Analyze the conflict between originality and genre.
4. Define different genres
5. Discuss the history of sci-fi genre
6. Analyze genre movies with a social perspective
7. Analyze genre movies with a historical perspective
8. Analyze genre movies with a political perspective
9. Evaluate the history of horror genre
10. Analyze genre movies with with an emphasis on genre issues
11. Analyze genre movies with an emphasis on desire.
12. Analyze genre movies with an emphasis on class issues.

Course Content

The course will start with the problems of definition of genre, with special emphasis given to specific iconographies of genres. Then, the course will deal with the issue of originality within the context of genre. Finally, case studies of two specific genres, science-fiction and horror, will be covered.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the class -
2) Problems of definition; iconography reading
3) Science-Fiction reading
4) Mad scientists – fantastic voyages reading - watching film
5) Alien invasions reading - watching film
6) Alien encounters reading - watching film
7) Dystopias reading - watching film
8) Horror reading
9) Monsters as Return of the Repressed reading - watching film
10) Battle of the genders reading - watching films
11) Onjects of desire reading - watching film
12) Horrors with political agenda reading - watching film
13) Other others reading- watching film
14) presentations presentation preparation


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: 1.Michael Ryan and Douglas Kellner, Camera Politica: The Politics and Ideology of Contemporary Hollywood Film

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Presentation 1 % 45
Final 1 % 45
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 1 6 6
Final 1 4 4
Total Workload 122

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.