POV3214 History of Camera Images 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
POV3214 History of Camera Images 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 : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi TOLGA HEPDİNÇLER
Course Lecturer(s): Assoc. Prof. LEWIS KEIR JOHNSON
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: This course is a continuation of POV3213 History of Camera Images I. It will thus continue with the aim of providing you with histories of photography, film and video that can inform and enable your development as critical practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Recognise varieties of explanation of shifts from modernist to postmodernist accounts of the significance of camera-images
II. Recognise and analyse different modes of filmic narrative across factual and fictional modes and in relation to different socio-political and cultural interests
III. Recognise different accounts of the emergence and purposes of video technologies
IV. Recognise different accounts of the significance of digitization in photography, film and video
V. Recognise different accounts of globalization and the roles of visual images in these accounts
VI. Develop a critical account of relations to the history of camera-images and to contemporary visual culture relevant to the student’s practice

Course Content

The course will consider ways in which the technical powers of images have been used by contemporary practitioners. It explores the ways in which different photographic and film practices are involved in different claims to truth and knowledge in the context of our actual socio-cultural topics of interest. It reviews the transformation of photography and video practices, especially in the contemporary era.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction: review of History of Camera-Images I and issues of modernism and postmodernism in relation to camera-images
2) Assignment I Working on the assignments.
3) Post-war realities and fantasies in photographic work Weekly readings will be assigned.
4) Post-war realities and fantasies in filmic work: Hollywood and counter-cinemas Weekly readings will be assigned.
5) The emergence of video Weekly readings will be assigned.
6) Assignment II Working on the assignments.
7) Midterm; screening and discussion of filmic and video work in relation to uses of notion of postmodernism/the postmodern. Weekly readings will be assigned.
8) Camera-images and varieties of the postmodern in photography, film and video Weekly readings will be assigned.
9) Digitization in photography and photographic practices and genre Weekly readings will be assigned.
10) Digitization in film and film and video practices and genres Weekly readings will be assigned.
11) Globalization and transculture in camera-image practices Weekly readings will be assigned.
12) Assignment III Working on the assignments.
13) Current debates in photography, film and video Weekly readings will be assigned.
14) Presentation and discussion of visual essay assignments and revision Working on the presentations.


Course Notes / Textbooks: Mary Warner Marien, Photography: A Cultural History, 2nd edition, Laurence King, London, 2006; Ian Jeffrey, Revisions: An Alternative History of Photography, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, England, 1999; Geoffrey Batchen, Burning with Desire: The Conception of Photography, The MIT Press, 1999.
References: Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Metropolitan Museum, NY):

Victoria and Albert Museum, Photography: http://www.vam.ac.uk/page/p/photography/

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 15
Homework Assignments 2 % 20
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 40
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
Homework Assignments 2 5 10
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 126

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.