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SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND CINEMA PSK439 --------------- 3 + 0 4

TYPE OF COURSE UNITElective Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY-
SEMESTER---------------
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED4
NAME OF LECTURER(S)-
LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will apply social psychological knowledge and insight to understanding of cinema.
2) Will analyze the movies with reference to their representation of social psychological concepts.
3) Will develop a skill to show social psychological paradigms using cinematic examples.
4) Will make inferences about micro and macro social contexts in which movies are released.
5) Will be able to write a movie critique from a social psychological point of view.
MODE OF DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Introduction to Social Psychology and Cinema
2nd Week Social Representation Research
3rd Week Social Psychology of Narration
4th Week Social Psychology of Narration (continued)
5th Week Social Psychology of Hollywood Cinema
6th Week Social Psychology of European Cinema
7th Week Social Psychology of Turkish Cinema
8th Week Mid-term and Silent Films
9th Week Musicals and Comedy
10th Week The Concept of "Absurd" in the Cinema
11th Week Social Influence, Propaganda, and Cinema
12th Week War and Cinema
13th Week Social Psychology of Violence and Pornography in Movies
14th Week Horror and Science Fiction
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGBaumeister, R. F., & Finkel, E. J. (Ed.) (2010). Advanced social psychology: The state of the science. New York: Oxford University Press.
Belton, J. (2009). American cinema, American culture. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term140
Total(%)40
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)40
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)60
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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