VCD3144 Art and ConceptBahçeşehir 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
VCD3144 Art and Concept 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: Students who take this course will have a comprehension on the conceptual backgrounds of art pieces appeared in Modern and Postmodern Era through the analysis of the contemporary art works by means of philosophical arguments asserted in 20th Century.
Experiments and new perceptions in art will be studied related to the philosophical assertations in Postmodern Era.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Students will recognize the role and importance of concept in modern art.
II.Students will be informed on art related discussions in ontology and epistemology.
a.Ideas on School of Frankfurt
b.Modern Art Paradigm
III.Students will be familiar with modern movements in art.
IV.Students will explore the well known samples of modern art through discussing the concepts and ideas of the artwork .

Course Content

Examining relations between contemporary art and contemporary philosophy, it is amimed to identify the context of concept in field of art.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) School of Frankfurt, Theories of Theodor Adorno
2) School of Frankfurt, Theories of Walter Benjamin
3) School of Frankfurt, Theories of Ernst Bloch, Georg Lukacs and Horkheimer
4) School of Frankfurt, overall review of school of Frankfurt through discussion
5) Midterm Exam
6) Modern Paradigm and Art: Theories of Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, Sprituality, Sublimation, Mistisism, Kitsch and Art
7) Modern Paradigm and Art: Sprituality, Sublimation, Mistisism, Kitsch and Art
8) Avangardism ve Neo-avagardism: Avangardism Theory of Peter Bürger
9) Avangardism and Neo-avagardism: Montage, New
10) Structualism/Post-Structualism and Art: Levi Strauss, Roland Barthes/Death of Author
11) Structualism/Post-Structualism and Art: Levi Strauss, Roland Barthes/Death of Author
12) Freud and Lacan’s Physco-analise: Subconscious, Automatism, Surrealistic reflections of Freudien ve Lacanian theories, Art and Subconscious,
13) Freud and Lacan’s Physco-analise:Lacan and Mirror Periodi, Lacan and Schoneprenia, Freud/Theory of Expression, Psysco-analise and Art, Art Brut
14) Foucault: The Power of Politics and the Panopticon


Course Notes / Textbooks:

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 20
Homework Assignments 5 % 40
Midterms 1 % 15
Final 1 % 25
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 13 39
Study Hours Out of Class 14 36
Homework Assignments 6 40
Final 1 4
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.