• Turkish
  • English
Course Code: 
ANT 451
Semester: 
Fall
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Laboratuvar Saati: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course enables students to identify the primary purposes of two feature and several ethnographic films: a) to entertain, b) to educate, c) to persuade, or, d) to reaffirm core cultural values.
Course Content: 

Examines basic premises, historical accuracy, plot or organization & audience profiles for each of several ethnographic & two feature films.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Explains core values portrayed in religious, economic, social, & political relations in each society depicted in films

1, 3, 12

A

2) Evaluates scenarios, plots or organization of each film

1, 3, 12

A

3) Compares native, audience & anthropological understanding of each film’s purpose and content

1, 3, 12

A

4) Compares construction, content & audience profiles for feature (fiction) films & ethnographic films

1, 3, 12

A

5) Discusses criteria used to judge films; historical or ethnographic accuracy, plot, music, staging etc.

1, 3, 12

A

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Evaluates ethnographic realism in the film Three Monkeys

Bilge Ceylan

2

Japanese & Buddhist values & scenarios in The Burmese Harp

Kon Ichikawa

3

Compassion as core-value in the Burmese Harp & post-war Japan

Kon Ichikawa

4

Staging & ethnographic accuracy in Nanook of the North

Robert Flaherty

5

Travelogue style, sensationalism & ethnographic accuracy in Tuva, Shamans & Spirits

Brunton, Harner

6

Explains conflicts between Euro-Americans & Lakota as portrayed in Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations

Powers, Rhine

7

Examines ethnographic accuracy, evidence & advocacy of religious freedom as depicted in The Peyote Road.

Fikes, Rhine

8

 Historical accuracy in Black Robe

Trigger

9

Audience profile, plot & content analysis of Black Robe

Moore, Beresford

10

Ethnographic accuracy & loose organization of episodes in Huichol, People of the Peyote

Fikes

11

Evidence, film construction & persuasion in Tales from the Jungle: Carlos Castaneda

Fikes

12

Content analysis, film construction, persuasion & audience profile in Vine of the Soul

Meech, Harner

13

Ethnographic accuracy & film construction in Seasons of a Navajo

Cooper, Witherspoon

14

Ethnographic accuracy & film construction in A Weave of Time

Cooper, Witherspoon

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Anthropological Filmmaking by J.R. Rollwagen.

Additional Resources

Stress & Development in Navajo Religion by Guy Cooper. Language & Art in the Navajo Universe by Gary Witherspoon. The Huron by Bruce Trigger.

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

50

     
     

Total

 

50

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

50

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

50

Total

 

100

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

The Department provides individuals with a possession of anthropological theories and concepts; a good command of knowledge on human development, material culture, and archeological approaches in historical perspectives; it guides individuals who can analyze contemporary issues with an anthropological lens; and those who can retain a critical and analytical thinking ability. 

     

X

 

2

The Department guides future anthropologists who can state the theme of their research with precision, and those who is equipped with the necessary methodology, technical and cultural base and with an awareness of ethical issues for their prospective field research.

     

X

 

3

The Department provides the students with an ability to study the details and dynamics of cultural phenomena; an ability to perceive and interpret the characteristics of Turkish culture   as well as of different ones, with respect to their geographical conditions, historical processes and  dynamics of change. 

 

 

 

X

 

4

The Department provides individuals with a perception and awareness towards the problems of the country and the world;  with a high level of social responsibility, an advanced level of written and oral communication skills; it guides individuals who can take advantage of the sources of information from outside the discipline in the framework of a spirit of life-long learning; and those who can pursue a professional and personal development of life, with a heartfelt joy of living. 

 

 

 

X

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

8

128

Mid-terms

1

10

10

Ödev

1

10

10

Final examination

1

10

10

Total Work Load

 

 

206

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

8.24

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

6