Syllabus - Department of Industrial Design | İzmir University of Economics

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Industrial Design

GEHU 206 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Italian Culture
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 206
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to introduce to the students the elements that make up Italian culture and its general aspects.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • describe concepts about Italian culture
  • develop an awareness about Italian culture through texts
  • write their opinion clearly and effectively
  • form a point of view about their own and target culture
  • comment the concepts about Italian culture from his/her point of view
Course Description Students will first be informed about the foundations of Italian culture and then in literature, art, architecture, design, music, fashion and Italian cuisine. In these areas, the general culture of the students will be developed in the context of events, concepts and people who describe Italian culture.

 



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 A general introduction of the course
2 The foundations of Italian Culture Whittaker A., Chapter 1: Geography, History and language
3 The foundations of Italian Culture Whittaker A., Chapter 1: Geography, History and language
4 Literature and Philosophy Whittaker A., Chapter 2: Roman autors, Three great crowns of Renaissance, The greatist hits of Italian philosophy
5 Art, architecture and Design Whittaker A., Chapter 2: Roman autors, Three great crowns of Renaissance, The greatist hits of Italian philosophy
6 Art, architecture and Design Whittaker A., Chapter 3: Ancient Rome, Giotto, Italian Art in Renaissance, Design, Architecture, Modern Italian Architecture
7 Music Whittaker A., Chapter 3: Ancient Rome, Giotto, Italian Art in Renaissance, Design, Architecture, Modern Italian Architecture
8 Midterm Whittaker A., Chapter 4: Italian Folk music, Opera, Modern Italian Music, Theatre
9 Cinema and Fashion Whittaker A., Chapter 4: Italian Folk music, Opera, Modern Italian Music, Theatre
10 Cinema and Fashion Whittaker A., Chapter 5: Italian Cinema, Fashion -Made in Italy -
11 Movie Screening Whittaker A., Chapter 5: Italian Cinema, Fashion -Made in Italy -
12 Midterm Whittaker A., Chapter 7: Italian kitchen, regional tastes, Drinking and eating habits
13 Italian Kitchen Whittaker A., Chapter 7: Italian kitchen, regional tastes, Drinking and eating habits
14 Presentation
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
40
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
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
0
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
1
20
20
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
13
13
Final Exam
1
20
20
    Total
101

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial design, and to apply it to a variety of products, services and systems from conventional industries to urban scale with innovative and sustainable approaches

2

To be able to communicate design concepts and proposals for solutions, which are supported with quantitative and qualitative data, to specialists and non-specialists through visual, written, and oral means

3

To be able to equipped with the related theoretical and methodological knowledge of engineering, management, and visual communication that is required for interdisciplinary characteristic of industrial design; and to collaborate with other disciplines, organizations, or companies

4

To be able to equipped with the knowledge of history and theory of design, arts and crafts; and culture of industrial design

5

To be able to equipped with social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of disciplinary information and to employ these values regarding different needs

6

To be able to develop contemporary approaches individually and as a team member to solve today’s problems in the practice of industrial design

7

To be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances, and to propose solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design considering materials, production technologies and ergonomics

8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies, physical model making techniques and machinery, at an adequate level to the discipline of industrial design

9

To be able to employ design research and methods within the theory and practice of industrial design

10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen specialization area within the industrial design field

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of industrial design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise

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

 


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