Department of Sociology

Sociology Of Art(SOC415)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
SOC415 Sociology Of Art 8 3 0 0 3 6
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction French
Course Type Elective
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Nazlı ÖKTEN GÜLSOY nokten@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective This course aims at giving to students a basic knowledge of the main authors of the esthetical theory and of the different conceptions within the sociology of art field.
The student goes through the whole history of art. From realism to modern avant-gardes, (S)he is introduced to the particularities of the content and the form of art works according to the sociological context of their emergence.
The overall objective is to embrace the plural dimension of art in its definition (painting, video, literature, architecture). Through these various fields of application, the student should understand how to use the conceptual and practical instruments of sociology of art (semiotics, Bourdieu field theory, public sociology, creation sociology, cultural studies).
Content From its creation to its reception, Art, taken in a broad sense, possesses an undeniable social reach. Through numerous examples, of movements and objects, of uses and functions, it mainly consists, for us, of understanding how the imaginary takes roots in the collective existence. Thus, we will discuss the links between the cultural field and the social field, by mobilizing various artistic domains (the modernity of avant-gardes, the image in the cultural studies, space and architecture, literature, poetry and painting).
Course Learning Outcomes - Adopt a semiotic, cultural and social reading of art works
- Master the contemporary theories of Cultural studies
- Know roughly the functioning of art market
- Know how to replace a work of art in a sociological context of interpretation
Teaching and Learning Methods Lecture, student readings and personal research, Dossier Essay (or oral presentation).
References Documents available online and in PDF version (intranet network).
Printed articles at disposal of students.
Print the course contents
Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 From the cultural field to the social field
2 Judgment, perception and reception
3 Sociography of modern avant-gardes
4 Architecture and Spaces
5 Art, politics and social change
6 Primitivism in modern art
7 Postmodern Aesthetics
8 Introduction to Cultural Studies
9 Literature and poetry : on the narrative forms
10 The dispute over images in history
11 Materiologies, recycling and waste
12 Cyber-Art and new technologies
13 Transversal reflections
14 Preparation to exams
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 40
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 2 60
Toplam 3 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 20
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 1 20
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 2 40
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The student will be able to recognize and assess the essential theoretical perspectives both in sociology and its related domains. X
2 The student will be able to make use of the major theoretical analyses and sociological concepts in his/her own research topics. X
3 The student will be able to articulate sociological perspective and reasoning with social and historical facts, and to interpret social and historical issues with a sociological eye. X
4 The student will be able to assess the current state of research and knowledge on the classical and contemporary domains of sociological inquiry as well as its relevant fields. X
5 The student will be able to design and conduct a sociological research with appropriate theoretical construction and empirical methods. X
6 The student will be able to produce a written research report that relates research questions to empirical findings. X
7 The student will be able to appropriately use both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. X
8 The student will be able to make appropriate use of statistical software programs for data processing and analysis.
9 The student will be able to make appropriate use of statistical software programs for data processing and analysis.
10 Graduates will be able to follow the scientific production both in English and French as well as Turkish. X
11 Graduates will be able to develop a comparative and interdisciplinary approach which will integrate sociology within a broader social science perspective. X
12 Graduates will be able to interpret the history and modernization of Turkey through its sociological consequences.
13 The student will be able to intervene to social and political processes in order to propose possible solutions to the problems caused by social inequalities and discriminations. X
14 The student will be able to develop a reflexive point of view on his/her position as a a sociologist as well as a researcher. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 3 42
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 14 14
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 1 6 6
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 114
Total Workload / 25 4,56
Credits ECTS 5
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