Aesthetics (MTT194) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Aesthetics MTT194 2 0 0 2 5
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, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Özlem Alp
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Comprehending aesthetics in the historical process
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • - Students define aesthetics
  • - Students explain the development of aesthetics in the historical process
  • - Students explain the concept of beautiful
  • - Students compare philosophy of art and aesthetics within the framework of conceptual problems
Course Content The philosophy of art and theories of aesthetics and the relations of art, philosophy and science; the relations of phenomena like ?art, ?artist?, ?art work?, ?aesthetics? and ?beautiful? with social spheres, infra- and superstructure institutions.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction and discussion At the end of each course, students will be informed about the next topic and students will be provided with the necessary preparations.
2 The relation of philosophy, art, science and society "
3 Basic questions of aesthetics, aesthetics in terms of philosophy and art, work of art, the problem of beauty "
4 The historical and critical assessment of aesthetics "
5 The philosophy of art, the concepts of beautiful and useful in ancient Greece (Aristotle) "
6 The philosophy of art in ancient Greece (Plato) "
7 Mid-term --
8 The philosophy and aesthetics of Middle Ages "
9 The philosophy and aesthetics of Middle Ages "
10 The art of Middle Ages and an outlook of aesthetics "
11 An outlook of art over the aesthetics of Diderot "
12 Modernism and aesthetic concerns "
13 Postmodern approaches to the beautiful and the useful, deconstruction "
14 The concept ofKich and aesthetic destruction "
15 Assessment "
16 Final --


Course Book 1. Afşar Timuçin, Estetik Bakış, Bulut Yayınları, İstanbul, 2005.
2. Afşar Timuçin, Estetik, Bulut Yayınları, İstanbul, 1987.
3. Aristoteles, Poetika, (Çev. İsmail Tunalı) Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul, 1995.
4. İsmail Tunalı, Estetik, Cem Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1984.

Evaluation System

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

Course Category

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

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire extensive theoretical and applied knowledge about the field of art and design. X
2 To conduct academic research on the terms, notions, cases and issues related to the field; to identify, comprehend, design and apply them through proper/correct methods and techniques. X
3 To transform the field knowledge into creative thinking skills.
4 To be able to plan and carry out projects, related to the field, in conceptual and production process both as an individual and as a member of a group. To evaluate and share the results with society.
5 To specify the field competencies and to develop a lifelong social responsibility and critical thinking ability. X
6 To be able to use information technologies in the field effectively at the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level.
7 To have a good command of a foreign language at European Language Portfolio B1 Level and to be able to communicate with the colleagues and to follow the developments in the field.
8 To produce and carry out projects by using quantitative and qualitative data in the field and to share them with the professionals or non-professionals.
9 To be aware of national and international values in art and design and to acquire professional ethics. X
10 To transform the abstract and concrete concepts into creative thoughts and authentic works.
11 To gain knowledge about culture and history of art and acquire an esthetical consciousness.
12 To acquire sufficient knowledge and develop an awareness of the universal justice, cultural, ethical and natural preservation, and occupational health and safety. X

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 13 4 52
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 7 21
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 6 12
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 8 8
Total Workload 125