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Course Name
Turkish Filmlerde Bilim ve Teknoloji Konuları
English Science&Tech.Issues in Films
Course Code
BTT 516E Credit Lecture
Semester -
3 - - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Ebru Belgin Yetişkin Doğrusöz
Course Objectives 1. To introduce topics related to science, technology and society through films;
2. To discuss the films related to science and technology by also considering the views of philosophers;
3. To develop the ability to communicate and discuss issues related to science, technology and society by considering the related films;
4. To develop the ability to read and understand films and make research and write in these issues.
Course Description Analysis of science, technology and society issues through films. The concepts to be discussed through science-fiction and other films are technology and modernity, technology and bioethics, virtual world and dystopia, technology and democracy, technology and utopia, scientist and laboratory.
Course Outcomes Students who succeed in this course will improve their ability to;
1. Evaluate science and technology in the context of films;
2. Think theoretically and conceptually regarding science, technology and society issues;
3. Discuss how science and technological developments are reflected in different genres of films;
4. Read and understand films, make research and write;
5. Examine the relation between science, technology and politics through films.
Required Facilities
Textbook • Irwin, W. (Ed.). (2002). Matrix & Philosophy. Random House Audio.
• Wartenberg, Thomas E. (2007). Thinking on Screen: Film as Philosophy. London: Routledge.
• Giannetti, L. D., & Leach, J. (1999). Understanding movies (Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 999). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
• Monaco, James. (2000).How to Read a Film. New York: Oxford University Press.
• Kirby, David A. (2011). Lab coats in Hollywood: science, scientists, and cinema. MIT Press.
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