FFD 601 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Design, Art, Culture, History
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
FFD 601
Fall
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
Third Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The course focusses on the relationships between methods of cultural history, art history and design history
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will be able to discuss research methods in art and design history
  • Students will be able to discuss the history of art and design and its main contributors
  • Students will be able to participate in the academic discussion about the historiography of art and design history
  • Students will be able to apply their knowledge to independent research
  • Students will be able to present their research orally and in writing
Course Content The history of art and the history of design both have their own dynamics, and understanding these histories can enhance our understanding of individual works of art and design. Apart from the internal development of each artistic discipline, where each generation competes with and reacts to its forerunners, we have to consider the broader cultural and historical context in which works come into existence. The course will consider several leading authors who have tried to find ways to combine the ‘artistic’ and the ‘cultural historical’ approach. As this kind of research has a long tradition in the field of art history, we will start the semester by studying publications of art historians like Winckelmann, Panofsky and Gombrich. In the second half we will evaluate how the research methods of current historians of design relate to those earlier scholars.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the Course None
2 Vasari and the ‘Arti del disegno’ Read Giorgio Vasari - lives of the artists, 1958 in Fernie
3 Winckelmann and archaeology Johann Winckelmann - history of ancient art, 1764 (Fernie)
4 Jacob Burckhardt and the Renaissance Jakob Burckhardt, reflections on history, 1872 (Fernie)
5 Wölfflinn and the Baroque Heinrich Wolfflin, principles of art history, 1915,
6 Erwin Panofsky and Iconology Erwin Panofshky, the history of art as a humanistic discipline, 1940 (Fernie)
7 Ernst Gombrich in search of cultural history E.H. Gombrich, in search of cultural history, 1967 (Fernie)
8 Midterm exam Yok
9 John Ruskin and architecture John Ruskin, The seven lamps of architecture, 1849
10 Industrial design V. Papanek, Design for the real world, New York 1971
11 Fashion and subcultures D. Hebdige, The meaning of style, London/New York 1979, pp. 100-112
12 The ethics of design Clive Dilnot, Ethics immanent to design, 2005, pp. 1-25
13 The evolution of design J. Langrish, ‘Darwinian change: design from disaster’, in: T.Balcioglu (ed.), EAD 2007 conference proceedings, Izmir 2007, pp. 856-861;
14 PhD in design? V. Margolin, “Doctoral education in design: problems and prospects,” Design Issues 26 (3) 2010, pp. 70-78 A. Er, ‘Redefining the “Ph.D. in Design” in the periphery: Doctoral research in industrial design in Turkey’, Design Issues 15 (3), 1999, pp. 34-44.
15 Oral presentaions None
16 Evaluations None

 

Course Notes/Textbooks Eric Fernie, Art history and it’s methods: a critical anthology, (London 1995 and later; ISBN 13: 9780714829913 ISBN 10: 0714829919)
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
16
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
20
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
10
6
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
2
15
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
37
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
30
Final Exam
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

to be able to develop scientific expertise and capabilities in the field of design studies by using creative and critical thinking as well as research skills; innovatively contributing to the discipline through new ideas, 

X
2

to be able to comprehend the interaction across various disciplines related to the field of design reaching at original conclusions via using new and complex analysis, synthesis and evaluation skills,

X
3

to be able to develop new strategic approaches to solve unforeseen complex issues in design practice through integrative and creative elaboration,

X
4

to be able to conduct independent research, analyze scientific phenomena through a broad, deep and critical perspective, arrive at new syntheses and evaluations in design discipline,

X
5

to be able to publish scientific articles in reputable refereed journals, present papers in scientific conferences in the field of design and its sub-disciplines,

X
6

to be able to develop effective communication skills to scientifically present and defend original ideas to an expert audience,

X
7

to be able to conduct affective team work in the field of design,

X
8

to be able to use the English language fluently for both comprehending scientific publications and developing proper communication with foreign colleagues,

X
9

to be able to contribute to the process of transforming into an " information society", by following the technological, social and cultural developments on both academic and professional grounds continuously,

X
10

to be able to develop skills of designing and producing unique models and products that will be certificated as registered design, trade mark and patents.

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest