Art and Utopia (GRT485) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Art and Utopia GRT485 2 0 0 2 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Pınar Bingöl
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course enables students to learn the history of utopia, its relationship with art, and its famous artists. Also, it helps students have creative perception, interpretation, and production by means of utopian thinking techniques.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • tells the history of utopia, its relation with art, and its well- known artists,
  • senses, comments, produces by means of an utopian thinking style,
  • creates, thinks critically, visualizes by means of techniques and methods of art in different areas of it.
Course Content The definitions of art and utopia, art in utopia, utopian thinking methods by means of art, utopia and the areas utopian thinking method is used; film demonstrations and analysis of sample literary books.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 What is utopia? What is art? Who are the famous artists who have utopian works? What are their implementation fields?
2 How is a good utopian work written? Components of Utopia: Dreams and Truths.
3 Emergence of Utopia
4 Limitations of Utopia: Imaginative worlds
5 Art and Utopian Theory
6 Time and Place of Utopia
7 Midterm
8 Classic World Utopias
9 Utopia in World Map
10 Utopia in World Map
11 Utopia and Art Practices I Quatsy Triology 1
12 Utopia and Art Practices II Quasty Triology 2
13 Utopia and Art Practices III
14 Utopian Societies- Utopia- Modernism
15 Conclusion- Presentation Methods- Pre-assessment
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Thomas More: Ütopya
2. T. Campanella: Güneş Ülkesi
3. A.Huxley: Cesur Yeni Dünya
4. W. Morris: Hiçbir Yerde
5. K.Kumar: Ütopyacılık

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 8 20
Presentation - -
Project 1 40
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury - -
Toplam 12 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses X

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquires Art and Design culture and aesthetic knowledge, theoretical and applied knowledge about the discipline. X
2 Knows the legal regulations and processes about Art and Design. X
3 Has knowledge about interdisciplinary interaction associated with the relevant field of Art and Design.
4 Describes the concepts, ideas, facts, and problems related with the field; perceives, designs, and applies them multi-dimensionally.
5 Evaluates interaction with sub-disciplines related with the field, uses the information creatively. X
6 Works, undertakes responsibility, and carries out plans individually and as a group member.
7 Identifies the learning requirements about the field, and directs his learning within a lifelong sense of social conscience.
8 Uses information and communication technologies required by the field at least at an advanced level of Europe Computer Literacy License.
9 Follows new information relevant with the field and communicates with colleagues using a foreign language (Europe Language Portfolio General Level: B1 Level).
10 Creates projects supporting solution suggestions to problems in his field with qualified and quantified data; shares them with experts and non-experts.
11 Converts concrete and abstract concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original products, analyzes the acquired information and skills with a critical approach.
12 Is aware of national and international values of art and design, and acts in accordance with ethical values.
13 Has knowledge, equipment, and aesthetic awareness about art culture and history that is necessary for carrying out successful studies related with the discipline.
14 Has enough awareness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality culture, and protection of cultural values and environment, occupational health and safety.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 6 3 18
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 1 15 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 5 5
Total Workload 75