Syllabus - Department of Industrial Design | İzmir University of Economics

FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Industrial Design

GEHU 209 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
History of Civilizations I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEHU 209
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The basic purpose of this course is to acquaint students with the basic evolutionary developments in the History of Western Civiliziaitons and to enable them to analyze these developments, through a comparative perspective, in the economic, sociopolitical, cultural and scientific field for understanding the dynamics of the modern world.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to explain the basic terms, conceptions and definitions peculiar to the discipline of history.
  • will be able to define and explain the first socio-economic, cultural, religious and political formations and structures in the history of mankind by the way of exemplification.
  • will be able to evaluate the important historical facts and devolopments in the framework of causality and in a comparative perspective.
  • will be able to synthesize the data which they obtain directly and objectively from the historical sources.
  • will be able to criticise the dynamics of the modern world by taking their first instances into consideration.
  • will be able to express their thoughts and knowledge written and orally.
Course Description the content of the course starts with the Prehistoric Ages and deals with the first civilizations, Ancient Greek and Roman cultural and political developments, the Byzantine Empire and the basic important developments in Europe during the Medieval Age.

 



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 History of Civilizaiton: Discussion on Basic Historical concepts and terms
2 Human Evolution From Homo Habilis to Modern Man;Transition From Food Gathering into Food Producing: The First Examples of Sedentarization and Its Socio-Economic Reflections Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
3 Transitional Process to Urbanization with its Economic, Socio-Cultural and Political Dimensions (Mesopotamia) Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
4 Midterm Exam
5 Basic Aspects of Religion in Antiquity: Egyptian Polytheism and Hebrew Henothesim Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
6 Ancient Greek World: Political Evolution From Monarch to Democracy; Athens Versus Sparta Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
7 Mythology, Religion and Philosophy in Ancient Greece Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
8 Alexander the Great and Hellenistic Cosmopolitanism Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
9 Midterm Exam
10 Rome in Antiquity: From Rebublic to Empire Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
11 Rome in Antiquity: Culture, Society and Law Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
12 Emergence and Triumph of Christianity Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
13 Eastern Rome and the West Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
14 Byzantine Empire with its Social, Economic and Political Institutions Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
15 Shaping of the Christian West Robert E. Lerner, et al., Western Civilizaitons, Their History and Their Culture, London, 1998.
16 Final exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

the related chapters of the books mentioned

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
30
Final Exam
1
60
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
40
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
60
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
16
4
64
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
15
15
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
15
30
Final Exam
1
23
23
    Total
180

 

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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