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HSS 101 History of Civilization I (3+0+0+) 3
The agricultural revolution, the rise of civilizations in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Classical Greece and the Hellenistic world, Rome and its empire. The spread of civilizations and the movement of peoples. Byzantium and Europe. The rise and spread of Islam, African civilizations, Western civilization.
HSS 102 History of Civilization II (3+0+0+) 3
Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment period,the French and the Industrial revolutions. The world economy, the rise of Russia, industrialization outside of the West, The world war I, second global conflict, globalization: world history 1990- 2004.
HSS 103 History of Art (3+0+0) 3
The concept of art. The role of the visual arts. The history of art. Visual arts from the prehistoric through the modern era. The language of the visual arts: architecture, sculpture painting. The ancient world, the Middle Ages, Renaissance, the modern world.
HSS 107 Introduction to Philosophy (3+0+0) 3
The meaning and definiton of philosophy. The fundamental issues, problems and theories in philosophy. Major philosophers in the history of philosophy. Philosophical theories developed on issues like knowledge, science, being, morality, politics, religion, language and art. The relationship between wisdom, knowledge, reality and justification. Rationalism, empiricism, emotivism, universalism, relativism, objectivism, subjectivism, scepticism. Problems of free will and determinism, alienation, freedom and justice.
HSS 108 History of Literature (3+0+0) 3
The history and development of literature. The earliest examples of literature in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, China, India and Ancient Greece. Literature during the Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, Enlightenment period and 19th century in Europe. Literature in Asia, Latin America, North America and Africa. Major figures in the history of literature such as Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Goethe, Hugo, Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky.
HSS 111 HSS Orientation Seminars (2+0+0) 2
The integration of knowledge, theories and concepts across different disciplines in Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, Science and Technology studies.
HSS 140 Introduction to Sociology (3+0+0) 3
Sociological Method. Individual as the Sociological Unit of Analysis. Groups, organizations and society. Structures of Power and Inequality. Ethnicity, aging and gender. Government and political power. Social institutions: Work and family; media and religion. Social change. Globalization.
HSS 204 The Rise of Modern Science (3+0+0) 3
The main theoretical and methodological approaches to study the history of science. The central issues in the history of the physical sciences since the Renaissance; the Copernican Revolution, Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment.
HSS 224 Human Development and Culture (3+0+0) 3
Social evolution. Types of societies: hunting and gathering, agricultural, industrial, post-industrial. Technological innovation, wealth, power, and inequality; Paradoxes of progress. Agricultural Revolution, Industrial Revolution, democratic revolutions. Development and freedom. Culture and social structure. Technological determinism and its critics. Human development in today's world. Information and communication technologies in developing societies. The future as history.
HSS 300 Ethics, Science and Social Responsibility (3+0+0) 3
The concept of social responsibility and theories of ethics. Individual and collective responsibility. Social responsibilities of scientists. Research ethics. Science and religion. Technology and human values. Computer ethics. Unethical practices in science and technology. Science and technology for the common good. Medical experimentation; ethical dilemmas.
HSS 331 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3+0+0) 3
The central ideas, methods, and debates in the anthropological study of human thought and behavior. Survey of ways of life in many different societies. The ways anthropologists have tried to understand societies. Hands-on ethnographic research. Tools and techniques for research and analysis.
POLS 101 Introduction to Political Science (3+0+0) 3
Nature and methodology of political science. Basic concepts, political institutions and political behavior. Political parties and pressure groups, political participation, elections and voting behavior. State and bureaucracy.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY OPTION COMPULSORY COURSES
Course Code Course Name Credit
HSS 354 Ethics and Society (3+0+0)3
The basic theories of philosophy of morality and political philosophy. The foundations of value judgements, actions and choices. The relationship of morality with reason and emotion. The problem of free will and determinism. Universalism, relativism, objectivism and subjectivism in Ethics. Normative theories in ethics: Eudaimonism, hedonism, utilitarianism, altruism, egoism. The capitalism-communism antagonism and theories of socialism. Issues in Applied Ethics such as suicide, euthanasia, abortion, genetic engineering, animal rights, environmental problems and armament. The theories of philosophers like Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Proudhon, Nietzsche and Marx on morality and politics.
STS 301 Perspectives on Science, Technology and Society Relations (3+0+0) 3
Theories of science and technology in society. Case studies of science and technology. Scientific Revolution. Positivism and post-positivism. Theories of invention and innovation. Technological Determinism. Social Constructionism; society shaping science and technology. Interaction between science, technology and society.
STS 303 History of Science and Technology (3+0+0) 3
The development of science and technology from the Enlightenment to the present; the Industrial Revolution, the emergence of engineering. Interdependency of science and technology. The development of medical sciences and information technologies. Science and technology in the Ottoman Empire and in Turkey in the context of global developments.
STS 304 Philosophy of Science (3+0+0) 3
The relationship between knowledge and science. The characteristics of scientific knowledge and theories. The problem of demarcation. The distinction between science and pseudo-science. Scientific method. Observation and experimentation. Models of scientific explanation. The principle of causality. Types of inferences: Induction and deduction. Truth, falsity and validity. The distinction between fact and fiction. Falsifiability, verifiability, empirical testability, cognitive meaning. Scientific revolutions and transformations. Theories of paradigm and progressive research programmes.
STS 306 Sociology of Science and Technology (3+0+0) 3
Social construction of science and technology. Sociological aspects of science and technology. Ethnographic studies of scientific work. Ethical aspects of scientific and technological change. Technologies and everyday life.
STS 490 Project (0+0+8) 4
Research of an issue in the contemporary "Science Technology and Society" field under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of a written report and oral presentation.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY OPTION ELECTIVES
Ders Kod Ders Adı Kredi
HSS 223 Science, Technology and Society ( 3+0+0 ) 3
Historical review of science and technology, science - technology relations, technology - environment relations, public understanding of science, scientific process, scientific method; scientific prediction in engineering, social sciences and medicine, statistical data evaluation. Case problems and public discussions, earthquakes and prediction, electromagnetic waves and public concern, ethics in science, risk assessment and precautionary principle.
HSS 421 Information Technology and Social Life (3+0+0) 3
History of Information Communication Technologies (ICT). Concepts of Information Society, Knowledge Society, Network Society. Cultures of the internet. ICTs and economic development. Privacy issues. Computer games and self-identity. Internet and political participation. ICTs and education. Inequality and ICTs. "Digital Divide".
HSS 422 Technology and Development (3+0+0) 3
Concepts of technology, industrialization, development, progress. Technology from different perspectives: Technology in the neoclassical economic theory, Dependency School and technological dependence, appropriate technology approach, technology in the labour process theory. Historical Overview: Taylorism, Fordism, emergence of post-Fordist production systems and flexible specialization, Japanese production system. National Innovation Systems and technology policies.
STS 311 Science, Technology and Contemporary Arts (3+0+0) 3
Questioning the distinction between science and arts. The use of science and technology in contemporary arts. Analyses of some key concepts such as democracy, freedom and objectivity/subjectivity through contemporary art works. Critically comparing the methods of science, technology and contemporary arts.
STS 312 Science and Technology in Movies (3+0+0) 3
How to "read" films as part of culture and general approaches to science and technology in the well-known movies from the USA and Europe. Thinking critically about the content and discussing the effect of movies on their audiences to shape general public's view of science and technology.
STS 322 Communication, Technology and Society (3+0+0) 3
New communication technologies and the new challenges. How new methods of sending and receiving information are transforming the media and society. Internet; the fastest-growing communications technology. Effect of internet on society in general and the media.
STS 331 Environment, Technology and Society (3+0+0) 3
Basic elements and principles of environmental quality. Concept of ecosystem. Resources, mineral cycles in living systems. Population, food and hunger; energy and environment. Effects of human activities on health and environment. Waste and disease. Water pollution, water pollutants and control. Air pollution, local and global problems. Solid wastes and management. Land use and misuse. Technology and environment. Industrial pollution, waste minimization, hazardous substances and wastes. Societal and ethical problems.
STS 341 Human Dimensions of Biotechnologies (3+0+0) 3
Recent developments in biotechnology. Human genome project and its social, cultural, ethical, legal implications. Cloning. Genetic testing and counselling. Embryonic stem cell research. Genetically modified foods. Gene therapy. Predicted and personalized medicine.
STS 342 Ethics and Biotechnology (3+0+0) 3
Principles of bioethics. Developments in biotechnology and their ethical impacts. Effects of biotechnological developments on environment, industry, agriculture and medicine. Ethical issues regarding genetic testing and counselling, human cloning. Commercialisation and patenting.
STS 441 Technology and Work (3+0+0) 3
Technological revolution. Changing nature of work, personal life and the occupational structure. Digitization of work. Trends in labour markets. Globalization of work; changing nature of work time and conceptions of workspace. Feminization of work.
STS / MAN 479 Innovation Management (3+0+0) 3
Types of innovation: Product innovations, process innovations, marketing innovations, organizational innovations. Value of innovations for individuals, firms and nations. Building innovative organization. Developing innovation strategy. Sources of innovations. Innovation networks. Creating new products and services. Open innovation. Capturing benefits of innovation.
STS /MAN 476 Strategic Management of Technology (3+0+0) 3
Process of technological change: Innovation and diffusion. Technological environment. Competitiveness; securing competitive advantage of firms. Technology intelligence. Mechanisms of data collection. Technology - business connection. Putting technology into corporate planning. The key principles of technology strategy. Design and evolution of technology strategy. Technological collaborations.
STS 443 National Innovation Systems and Competitiveness (3+0+0) 3
Technology, industrialisation and development. Economics of technical change. Determinants of national competitive advantage. Developing the framework for an innovation strategy; technology forecasting, technology foresight, technology assessment. Catching up in technology. Technology strategy for followers: imitation to innovation.
STS 444 Knowledge and Knowledge Management in the Information Age (3+0+0) 3
Data, information, knowledge. Explicit and tacit knowledge. Social, cultural and economic definitions of knowledge society concept. Network Society. Knowledge management. Principles and processes of knowledge management. Human and technology factors in knowledge management.
ART, CULTURE AND SOCIETY OPTION COMPULSORY COURSES
Course Code Course Name Credit
HSS 220 Cultural Studies (3+0+0)3
Definition of 'text'. Study and analyses of texts from literature, fine, visual and performative arts, architecture, commercials, TV, politics, and also body language. Argumentation techniques and methods.
HSS 315 Interpreting Renaissance and Modern Art (3+0+0)3
Major achievements in art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present. Studying art history within a social context. Interpreting meaning in individual works of art from early Renaissance art to the twenty-first century.
HSS 353 Philosophy of Art (3+0+0)3
The basic theories of the Philosophy of Art.The definition and structure of art. The foundations of aesthetic judgements. The relationship between aesthetic judgements with reason and emotion. The concepts of beauty and ugliness, order and chaos, harmony and disharmony. Universalism, relativism, objectivism and subjectivism in Aesthetics. The relationship between aesthetic judgements and the structure of the mind. The theories of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche on art.
HSS 355 Literature Texts (3+0+0)3
The reading, study and analysis of a selected text in world literature. A selected text from one of the authors such as Homer, Dante, Shakespeare, Goethe, Hugo, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Hemingway, Elliot, Emerson, Poe, Lawrence, Wilde, Orwell, Stendhal, Zola, Balzac, Flaubert, Gide, Mann, Hesse, Heine, Kafka, Camus, Sartre, Kazantzakis.
HSS 490 Project (0+0+8) 4
Research of an issue within the framework of the program under the supervision of an academic advisor; submission of a written report and oral presentation.
ART ELECTIVES
Course Code Course Name Credit
HSS 212 Cultural Origins of Theater (3+0+0) 3
Theater as religion, teaching, propaganda or entertainment. "The emptyspace" as theatre. The paradox of acting: "masks or faces"?
HSS 302 Architectural History (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the history of architecture, urbanism, and material culture from prehistory to the present. Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Middle Age, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassical and Modern architecture. Fundamental elements of architecture. Architecture from the perspectives of form, function, interior and exterior space, technological development and landscape.
HSS 310 Contemporary Cinema (3+0+0)3
Discussion of the aesthetics, critical values, techniques employed, and dynamics of foreign and American films from the 1890's to present, including American narrative, German expressionism, Russian montage, French realism, Italian neo-realism, various 'new waves', varieties of 'third world' cinema, and recent films of all types. Introduction to film analysis and criticism, concepts of film style and narrative film genres: documentary, avant-garde, science fiction, gangster, musical and other genres.
HSS 311 Music History and Appreciation I (3+0+0) 3
Survey of music history starting from antiquity to the beginning of Romantic Period, stressing the major characteristics of each era, examining the development of musical styles, forms and instruments, and studying the important composers and masterpieces. Essentials of preparing a concert program.
HSS 312 Music History and Appreciation II (3+0+0) 3
Survey of music history starting from the beginning of the Romantic Period to the 21st century: major characteristics of each era; development of musical styles, forms and instruments; important composers and masterpieces. Criticism in music.
HSS 314 Dance Appreciation (3+0+0)3
Dance as a performing art. Historical development of dance. The way dance makes statements about humans and the environment through the use of music, art, movement, literature, and theater.
HSS 315 Interpreting Renaissance and Modern Art (3+0+0)3
Major achievements in art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present. Studying art history within a social context. Interpreting meaning in individual works of art from early Renaissance art to the twenty-first century.
HSS 316 Fundamentals of Photography (3+0+0) 3
The technical and aesthetic development of photography. The beginnings of the medium, inventors, development of photographic equipment, styles of the creative masters, aesthetic themes, and the social impact of photography. Film exposure and development, basic enlarging, composition, darkroom technique, flash usage, and use of exposure meters and filters for black and white. Study of lighting forms, posing, ratios determination in the studio.
HSS 350 Public Speaking and Presentation (3+0+0)3
Basic public speaking and communication theory. Criteria related to style, form, structure, development, delivery mode, context, purpose and environment for various types of speeches. Exercises for developing delivery techniques, including breathing, articulation, and vocal variety. Preparation and presentation skills through analysis of theory and through the practical experience of presenting as well as critical analysis of peer speeches and other public speaking events.
HSS 412 Ottoman and Turkish Art (3+0+0) 3
Major genres, styles, aesthetic and themes of Turkish and Ottoman art. Creation of stylistic forms. The evolution of Turkish art through history and trace of its changes throughout the modernization process. Effects of European lifestyle on changing tastes and culture in the Ottoman society. Social, economic and political structures of Ottoman and Turkish Anatolia.
HSS 415 Film Art (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the theory and practice of film art. Relations of form and content; narration and narrative. Mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound in film. Screenings of major works from Turkish and world cinema. Discussions and reflections on Turkish and world cinema. In-class scriptwriting and storyboarding excersises.
HSS 413 Popular Music: A Reflection of Politics and Society (3+0+0)3
Popular music as a product of the social, political, and historical context in which it is developed. The role of popular music as a vehicle for political expression. The relationships among; music, power, and politics.
HUMANITIES ELECTIVES
Ders Kod Ders Adı Kredi
HSS 104 Mythology (3+0+0) 3
History of religion in the light of science. Polytheistic religion. Comparative religion. The ancient faiths. The poetry of different early societies. Beliefs, myths, gods and goddesses. Palaeolithic, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Indian, Asian, Persian, Greek, Roman religions and myths.
HSS 221 Eurasian Civilization and Steppe Culture (3+0+0) 3
The homeland(s) of the Turks. Distinctive life ways in the steppes of Eurasia. "States" in Inner Asia; the Scythic era; Eurasian invasions; Chinese historiography. Eurasian life style. Social organizations of the steppes; Uighur, Turk and Khazar empires. Religions of the steppes. The relations with the neighboring nomadic and sedentary peoples.
HSS 226 Popular Culture and the USA (3+0+0) 3
The meaning of 'popular', a brief history of popular culture, its basic elements, characteristic features, paradigms, replication myth and the creation and influence of myths, themes and patterns. Analyses of examples from American cinema, TV shows and programs, music, art, sculpture, architecture; their language and style and presentations, their artistic and political interpretations.
HSS 240 Community Involvement: Theory and Practice (3+0+0)3
Introduction to issues in academically based community service. Practicum focused on the use of creative methods in tutoring and mentoring youth and children in local community and different parts of Turkey. Study of the concepts of community, democratic citizenship, service, compassion, social justice, social change and leadership. Development of skills in creativity, critical thinking and research, public communication, problem solving and teamwork.
HSS 251 Creativity and Short-Story Writing (3+0+0) 3
Study of creativity. Short story writing in English and Turkish. Use of background gained in different fields to create new ideas. Creativity and various ideas and theories on the concept. Creativity and everyday life. Collective memory. Analyses of short stories from different countries.
HSS 313 The Road in American Film (3+0+0) 3
The hero's journey. The Call, Departure, Initiation, Return. Mythic elements and other various facets of the pattern (suffering or the purgative way, wounds received, tragic grandeur, apotheosis, arriving/restoration of home etc.); a remaking of history and collective memory. The concept of the frontier and of the West in American culture. The rules and clichés of Hollywood. Discourse analysis of American movies. References to tales, mythology and popular myths, epics like The Iliad, archetypal stories in sacred books and others, and American culture and literature.
HSS 322 Textual Analysis and Argumentation (3+0+0) 3
Definition of 'text'. Study and analyses of texts from literature, fine, visual and performative arts, architecture, commercials, TV, politics, and also body language. Argumentation techniques and methods.
HSS 325 Formations of Modernity (3+0+0) 3
Europe: a source of innovation and stability, conquest and freedom, war and peacemaking, capitalism and socialism, the rule of law and terror, and of modernity and its critics since the Reformation, the French, and the Industrial revolutions. Differences between East and West. The production of Modern Europe: the three core concepts (capital, coercion and contention). "Travelling Modernism". The human dislocation and alienation in the modern world.
HSS 351 Highlights of American Literature (3+0+0)3
Highlights of American literature in chronological order. A brief look at the colonial times and first narratives. Transcendentalism and romanticism, American Renaissance, ideas of Emerson, Thoreau; study of sample works by Hawthorne, Edgar Alan Poe, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson; realism and naturalism and Mark Twain and T.Dreiser. Expressionism and E.O. Neill; modernism, Frost and others; post-modernism and Paul Auster.
HSS 357 Basic Turkish Sign Language (3+0+0)3
Finger alphabet in Turkish sign language (TSL). Basic vocabulary. General properties of TSL. The relation between sign and body languages. Sentences in TSL and daily communication. Feelings and the use of mimics. Verbs in TSL. Basic grammar rules.
HSS 360 Creative Thinking Techniques (3+0+0)3
Definition and types of creativity. Motivations for creative thinking. Myths and facts about creativity. Conditions for creativity; internal and external factors. Vertical-lateral thinking. divergent-convergent thinking. Tools and methods for creative thinking; Brainstorming, brain-writing, reverse brainstorming, metaphorical thinking, random words, Scamper technique, 6 thinking hats, future's wheel, starbursting.
HSS 414 Philosophy and Film (3+0+0)3
The relationship between philosophy and film. Philosophical ideas and themes in film and cinema. An analysis of philosophical topics such as being, existence, reality, meaning, perception, understanding, morality, reason, emotion, free will. Determinism and alienation through the movies of directors such as Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini, Derek Jarman, Woody Allen, Louis Malle, Andrei Tarkovsky, Wim Wenders, Stanley Kubrick, Lars von Trier.
HSS 423 Cultural Memory (3+0+0)3
The construction of collective and national memories. Commemoration and ritual. Approaches to the individual, social and national construction of the past. How societies construct cultural continuity through rituals and commemorative activities such as national holidays. Historical consciousness and the creation of a shared past. Monuments as sites of memory. The role of oral history in constructing alternative interpretations of the past.
HSS 425 Globalization and Cultural Identity (3+0+0)3
The debates about the cultural consequences of globalization. The homogenizing versus crystallization of cultures in the face of global forces. The role of national cultural policies, international organizations and local communities in the protection of cultural heritage. Debates about authenticity, tradition, and hybridization as the consequences of cultural mingling.
HSS 443 Philosophy of Religion (3+0+0)3
A philosophical approach to the issues within the monotheistic religions. Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Analysis of the theories of philosophers on the existence and attributes of God, the immortality of the soul, the world beyond, revelation, prophethood, miracles, faith and religious morality. Theism, Deism, Fideism, Pantheism, Ateism and Agnosticism.
HSS 450 Approaches to Narratives (3+0+0)3
Development of interdisciplinary approaches to narrative as a tool to understand human experience. Structuralism, performance theory and experience-centered methods in interpreting artistic expression in daily life. Narrative-based medicine, traditional storytelling and the use of storytelling in business. Narrative-based strategies for enhancing human experience. Narrative as a therapeutic tool.
HSS 463 From Creativity to Entrepreneurship (3+0+0)3
Definition of creativity. Creative thinking. Methods used for creative thinking. Transforming creativity into entrepreneurship. Definition of entrepreneurship. The myths and facts about entrepreneurs; common individual characteristics. Assessment of macro environment, recognizing opportunities and generating ideas. Assessment of resources, competencies, strengths and weaknesses. Developing a business plan. Financing the venture. Analysis of financial viability. Ethical and legal foundations. Marketing plan. Management of risks and uncertainty. Barriers for entrepreneurs.
HSS 480-499 Special Topics (3+0+0) 3
Special topics in Humanities and Social Sciences.
STS 480-499 Special Topics (3+0+0)3
Special topics in Science Technology and Society.
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES
Course Code Course Name Credit
HSS 100 Profesyonel Etik (1+0+0) 1
The origins of ethical thought; ethical principles and basic theories; personal, academic and professional ethics for engineers; environmental ethics; ethical implications of technology, computer ethics; ethics in research and experimentation.
HSS 220 Cultural Studies (3+0+0) 3
The development of cultural studies as an approach to communication studies; German Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, British Cultural Studies, American Cultural Studies. The recent inter-disciplinary field of studies that covers major body of thoughts of the 20th century. The analysis of the texts, television, advertising, music, literature, newspapers, magazines, fashion, architecture, film and urban space which shape and affect our understanding of everyday life and experiences.
HSS 222 Culture and Communication (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to ethnographic methodologies for the interpretation and analysis of verbal and nonverbal communication. Linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics and folklore. Rules, aesthetics and dynamics of verbal and nonverbal behavior in both face to face and mediated communication in internet chat rooms and other contexts.
HSS 321 Technological Change, Popular Culture and Media (3+0+0) 3
The relations between technological change and cultural change. Cultural relations involving new media, such as the internet and other digital information technologies. Identification of basic patterns of social and technological changes involving 'new media'. Opportunities that are available to shape and control the new technologies. The new possibilities for personal expression and political participation.
HSS 323 History of Computing (3+0+0) 3
The use of the computer as a scientific instrument. Invention of the electronic digital computer and its applications ranging from physics, mathematics, biology to humanities. The impact of computing on the practice of science. Computers and scientists' approach to notions of proof, expertise and discovery. Computer simulation and scientific experiment.
HSS 331 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3+0+0) 3
The central ideas, methods, and debates in the anthropological study of human thought and behavior. Survey of ways of life in many different societies. The ways anthropologists have tried to understand societies. Hands-on ethnographic research. Tools and techniques for research and analysis.
HSS 332 Anthropology of Consumption (3+0+0) 3
Introduction to the anthropology of consumption and the ethnographic study of objects. Material culture, gifts, value and exchange, consumption, commoditization, technology and design ethnography.
HSS 421 Information Technology and Social Life (3+0+0) 3
History of Information Communication Technologies (ICT). Concepts of Information Society, Knowledge Society, Network Society. Cultures of the internet. ICTs and economic development. Privacy issues. Computer games and self-identity. Internet and political participation. ICTs and education. Inequality and ICTs. "Digital Divide".
HSS 422 Technology and Development (3+0+0) 3
Concepts of technology, industrialization, development, progress. Technology from different perspectives: Technology in the neoclassical economic theory, Dependency School and technological dependence, appropriate technology approach, technology in the labour process theory. Historical Overview: Taylorism, Fordism, emergence of post-Fordist production systems and flexible specialization, Japanese production system. National Innovation Systems and technology policies.
HSS 424 City and Culture: İstanbul (3+0+0) 3
From the Greek colony of Byzantium to the capital of Ottoman Empire. The "Polis" under the rule of Byzantium. Roman emperors and dynasties of Eastern Roman Empire. Ottoman Sultans and their legacy. Westernization era of the city. Istanbul of modern Turkey. Cultural heritage of the city. Visits to the monuments of the related historic periods.
HSS 461 Evolution of Industrial Design (3+0+0) 3
Historical aspect of product design. Form studies; relation to geometry, structure, value, production, meaning, and context. Emerging technologies and design opportunities. The interrelation between architecture and product design. The creative process. Visual expression.
HSS/MAN 464 Social Entrepreneurship (3+0+0) 3
Social entrepreneurship: Definition, history, difference from commercial entrepreneurship. Major social problems in the world and Turkey. Best examples of social entrepreneurship. Team building and leadership in a social entrepreneurship project. Business model development: Income model, potential collaborative partners. Income analysis and financial planning. Funding opportunities in private and public sectors. Marketing and communication of social entrepreneurship projects. Barriers, challenges and legal issues.