Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Communication, Design and Culture GIT 118 2 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TÜLAY ÇELİK
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi TÜLAY ÇELİK,
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

The aim of the course is to examine and evaluate the field of communication and design within its cultural, socio-economic, political and ideological context.

Course Content

The course includes the relationship between the field of communication / design and modernity, fordism, culture industry, postmodernity, postfordism, globalization, creative industries concepts. 

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Understands the design in the axis of Fordism / Postfordism / liberalism / neoliberalism Lecture, Testing, Homework,
2 Understands the concept of culture industry, its transformation and its relations with design Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Homework,
3 Learns the relation between modernity, postmodernity and design Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Learns the historical, economic and ideological context of globalization Lecture, Testing,
5 evaluate design in the context communication policies Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Analyzes the contemporary design products within the axis of cultural context and socio-political changes Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction, examples from the contemporary design area and definition of the design area
2 The concept of culture industry and its main characteristics
3 Industry as a determinant of aesthetics, Hollywood example, Art and design in the culture industry
4 Modernity, Modernization, Modernism
5 Modern art and modern aesthetics
6 Modernity and the logic of modern design, its historical development, the design of reality, the Bauhaus school and its influences on design culture
7 The concept of globalization, its main features and globalization approaches
8 Globalization and communication policies
9 Information technologies, the relationship between globalization and design, criticism of globalization
10 Postfordism, neoliberalism, flexible production and transformation of design
11 Postmodernism and design, postmodernist aesthetics
12 Flexible production and American cinema
13 Contemporary design examples and conceptual discussions in the field of design
14 Contemporary design examples and conceptual discussions in the field of design
Course Notes
Course Resources
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have advanced knowledge and equipment in the field of Visual Communication (Multimedia, Photography, Cinema, Graphic Design), to be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in this field; To be able to discuss, to interpret scientifically and to be able to evaluate. X
2 To know and understand basic art principles and to be able to adapt them to the field of Visual Communication Design. X
3 To have knowledge of computer aided design; To have knowledge about design techniques and methods in different fields and to be able to apply them. X
4 To be able to critically evaluate the knowledge and skills acquired in the field of visual communication design, to identify learning needs and to direct their learning throughout life. X
5 To be able to define problems related to visual communication design, to develop solutions based on evidence and research. X
6 To be able to inform people and institutions about visual communication design issues; To be able to convey their thoughts and solutions to problems in written and verbal form, to support them with quantitative and qualitative data and share them with experts and non-experts. X
7 To be able to benefit from other disciplines that form the basis of visual communication design by paying attention to interdisciplinary interaction, to have basic knowledge about these disciplines and to create a basis for mutual interaction in different fields. X
8 To be able to take responsibility individually and as a group member to solve unforeseen and complex problems encountered in practice; To have effective communication skills. X
9 To have the capacity to perceive, think, design, apply, analyze and interpret multidimensionally. X
10 To have knowledge about the legal regulations and procedures in the relevant field of art. X
11 To be able to follow information about visual communication design using a foreign language. X
12 To have competence in the production standards of the field and to be able to use the information and communication technologies required by the field. X
13 To have social, scientific and ethical values ??in the stages of collection, interpretation, announcement and application of data related to visual communication. X
14 To be able to transform abstract and concrete concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original works, based on the versatile and open-minded thinking model. X
15 To have aesthetic awareness. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 10
1. Ara Sınav 60
2. Ödev 20
3. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 25 25
Assignment 3 10 30
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 129
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.16
dersAKTSKredisi 5