JEAN MONNET MODULE

You can reach the syllabus of the course here: GRA_020_Art and culture as a means of EU integration and co-existence

Topic for midterm paper: In his iconic article, Samuel P. Huntington discusses “The Clash of Civilization” and he states that the West needs to develop a more profound understanding of the basic religious and philosophical assumptions underlying other civilizations. The most remarkable part of his conclusion is “For the relevant future, there will be no universal civilization, but instead a world of different civilizations, each of which will have to learn to coexist with the others.”

Please describe the approach of Mr. Huntington to the issue of clash of civilizations and discuss if art should have a role in this learning process of coexisting with the others.

Link to the article of Huntington:

http://users.metu.edu.tr/utuba/Huntington.pdf

Deadline: Thursday, 17th November 2016

Technical Details:

Min. 10.000 characters with space or 1.500 words (Main text only excluding the bibliography)

The references will be given in APA Style (http://www.apastyle.org)

Layout: Left: 4 cm, up: 2 cm, right: 2 cm, bottom 2 cm.

Times New Roman, 12 pts

Weekly Assignments

Please note that you are supposed to hand-over the assignments of the previous week in the following week during the class in printed form.

Assigment for Week 1 (22 September 2016)

Assignment 1: How do you evaluate the idea of “European project” when you consider its first steps of integration after the World War II? Please try to give reference to the idea of multi-cultural Europe and European cultural heritage debates.

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

Link to the article proposed by Assist. Prof. Ayselin Yıldız:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/LEQS%20Discussion%20Paper%20Series/LEQSPaper19b.pdf

Assignment for Week 2 (29 Eylül 2016)

Assignment 2: What is the relation between the Roman Empire and the Holy Roman Empire?

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

Assignment for Week 3 (6th October 2016)

Assignment 3: Please describe the term ‘Cold War’ and explain its historical and political background.

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

Assignment for Week 4 (13th October 2016)

Assignment 4: Please describe the language and religion map of Europe from the geographical point of view and name main language families and religions.

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

Assignment for Week 5 (20st October 2016)

Assignment 5: Please describe the definition of the term ‘culture’ and discuss the basic characteristics of the ‘European Culture’.

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

Assignment for Week 6 (27th October 2016)

Assignment 6: How would you describe the importance of Ancient Greek and Roman art for Western Art?

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

 Assignment for Week 7 (3rd November 2016)

Assignment 7: How would you describe the impact of Renaissance in art in Europe?

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

 Assignment for Week 8 (10th November 2016)

Assignment 8: Can art works be used as means of propaganda?

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

Hand over the mid-term paper.

 Assignment for Week 9 (17th November 2016)

Assignment 9: How can we pursue the reflections of multi cultural diversity through the rich typographic selection of European Graphic Design tendencies at the second half 20th century? Please note the opposed view of International Typographic Style as an approach point.

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

 Assignment for Week 10 (24th November 2016)

What is the design focusing on today? What is co-design?

Give some examples by reviewing web sites that presented in the classroom.

Also please watch especially;

  1. The documentary called “Objectified 2009” (http://www.ultrafilmizle.com/objectified-2009-nesnelestirme-turkce-altyazili-izle/2/
  2. The movie called: “Story of Stuff” http://storyofstuff.org/movies/story-of-stuff/

Please submit 300 words essay for next week (latest 313th of May 2016 by midnight) by e-mail mine.ovacik@yasar.edu.tr

 Assignment for Week 11 (1st December 2016)

Assignment 10: How would you describe the role of www.sharinghistory.org virtual exhibition project from the co-existance point of view?

Please write an assignment (min. 250 – max. 350 words) for above mentioned question.

Week 12 (8th December 2016)

Workshop Day-1

Week 13 (15th December 2016)

Workshop Day-2

Week 14 (22nd December 2016)

General evaluation.

Yoruma kapalı.