VCD3125 Traditional and Modern Turkish ArtsBahçeşehir 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
VCD3125 Traditional and Modern Turkish Arts 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 İPEK TORUN
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course aims to investigate traditional Turkish arts within a perspective of contemporary Western art and design, to explore the influences of traditional arts modern artists, in comparison with Eastern Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I.Students will be able to distinguish the forms in traditional Turkish arts.
b.Ebru (marble painting)
c.Hat (caligraphy)
d. Wood and glass work in architecture
f.Weawing and carpets
h.Local handcrafts
II.Students will explore the modern artists inspired by traditional Turkish arts.
III.Students will identify the use of traditional forms and styles in other cultures.
a.Traditional elements in Japanese and Eastern Asian arts
b.Traditional elements in art of Middle Eastern countries.
c. Traditional elements in African arts

Course Content

Course is structured as two periods. At the first period, students are informed on traditional forms of Turkish art. Second period focuses on the use of traditional motives, materials, techniques or style in modern artwork and design artifacts.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Tezhip; History, classic examples and modern works
2) Hat (caligraphy); History, classic examples and modern works
3) Wood and glasswork; classic examples and modern works
4) Ceramic tiling and ceramic pottery; History, classic examples and modern works
5) Field trip to Blue Mosque for project I
6) Ebrû (Marble Painting) ; History, classic examples and modern works
7) Local traditional arts
8) Field trip to Museum of Turkish & Islamic Arts for Project I Assignment: Project I; develop a concept for an original artwork and create an artifact involving motives or forms from traditional on Turkish Arts.
9) Exploring traditional motives in contemporay art of Eastern Asia
10) Exploring traditional motives in contemporay art of Middle East
11) Exploring traditional motives in contemporay art of Africa, and America
12) Project I presentations
13) Use of traditional Turkish motives, materials, techniques and style in modern art.
14) Use of traditional Turkish motives, materials, techniques and style in modern design.


Course Notes / Textbooks:

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 12 % 50
Field Work 2 % 20
Project 1 % 10
Final 1 % 20
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 10 30
Field Work 3 20
Study Hours Out of Class 13 37
Presentations / Seminar 1 3
Project 6 28
Final 1 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.