* Academic Council / 28.05.2015 / HIST Area Elective Courses / ARHA Area Elective Courses

 

ARHA  111 UNDERSTANDING VISUAL CULTURE An introduction to the visual expression of a variety of times, places and cultures, from the prehistoric times to the contemporary world. Technical processes involved in the creation of various forms of art and architecture,  historical circumstances surrounding the production and consumption of visual culture, investigation of recent methodologies from anthropology, cultural history and the history of art which are currently used to analyze visual culture.
ARHA  209 LATE ANTIQUE AND BYZANTINE CIVILIZATION (284-1453 AD) Introduction to the origins, development and enduring legacy of Late Antique and Byzantine civilization. The course traces the transformation of the ancient world and the emergence and role of Byzantium as a major political, economic and cultural power in Europe and Near East. Topics covered include the spread of Christianity, the development of imperial ideology and the institutions of state, warfare and diplomacy, social and economic life, literary, artistic and architectural achievements, and cultural interaction with Western Europe and the Islamic states of the Near East.
ARHA  437 EUROPE AND THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE: CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS THROUGH THE CENTURIES Interactions between Europe and the Ottoman World through the centuries. Ottoman political presence in Europe and its impact on European culture starting with the 15th century. The "image of the Turk" in Europe shifting in the following centuries with different political alliances and different economic interests. The changes in Ottoman interest in the west starting in the 17th century, introduction of westernisms in technology, social life and the arts in view of political and economic relations.
ARHA  452 SELECTED TOPICS IN EUROPEAN ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  465 DATA MANAGEMENT IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY, ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY Understanding the need for and different techniques to organize and manage cultural heritage data. Theoretical and practical instruction in data management systems such as Geographical Information Systems, inventory tracking and organization programs for cultural institutions such as museums.
ARHA  407 CONSTANTINOPLE 330-1453 The history and the archaeology of the Byzantine imperial capital from its foundation to the Ottoman conquest. The functions of the built environment in relation to both historical time and urban space: the imperial palaces, the public churches, civic ritual and entertainment, economic and social services, the provision of welfare and defense, and the role of monasteries in the life of the community.
ARHA  421 PAINTING IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE Introduction to painting in the Ottoman Empire through the centuries, the art of miniature painting, manuscript illustration and album making in the Ottoman palace, the formation of a distinctive style developed through the interactions of the visual traditions of the East and West. The adoption of new techniques and styles such as murals and canvas painting as a result of encounters with Western art.
ARHA  318 LATE ANTIQUE AND BYZANTINE ART A comprehensive chronological survey of the various monuments of Early Christian and Byzantine art, spanning from the earliest surviving traces of Christian art and architecture in the city of Rome and the eastern provinces of the Late Roman Empire to the art and architecture of the Late Byzantine Empire in Constantinople and the Balkans.
ARHA  401 AEGEAN BRONZE AGE Art and archaeology of the Aegean during the Bronze Age. This course analyzes the art, history, architecture and material culture of Western Anatolia, Mainland Greece, the Aegean Islands, Crete and Cyprus during the Bronze Age (ca. 3000-1090 BC). Early-Late Helladic Material culture, art and architecture; Cycladic art and its origin, Minoan palaces and art; Mycenaean citadels; Bronze Age of Western Anatolia.
ARHA  201 ANATOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY I Introduction to the ancient civilizations of Anatolia. Important human social developments in the prehistoric periods, such as the establishment of first temples in the world, origins of agriculture, emergence of cities, extensive use of metals and long-distance, international trade.
ARHA  202 ANATOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY II Study of the later periods of the ancient civilizations of Anatolia. Important human social developments in the past, such as settlement organization and architecture, religion, economy, trade and artistic expression in the Middle, and Late and Late Bronze Age and Iron Age.
ARHA  203 ANATOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY III Introduction to the material culture of the Hellenistic and Roman periods of Anatolia. Settlements and settlement patterns, architecture, art, religion, trade and cultural interactions. The most important archaeological remains of these periods.
ARHA  204 ANATOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY IV Study of the material culture of the Byzantine period of Anatolia. Settlements and settlement patterns, architecture, art, religion, trade and cultural interactions. The most important archaeological remains of this period.
ARHA  319 ANCIENT GREEKS AND ROMANS Introduction to the history and culture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Topics include archaeology, art, architecture, politics, religion, and literature. Students will study ancient Greek and Roman texts such as theater plays, myths, epics, laws, and historical accounts.
ARHA  411 ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHODS AND THEORY II Archaeological method and theory with emphasis on the principles and practice of Anatolian archaeology. Topics include: survey and excavation methods and associated recording techniques, the instrumental analysis and interpretation of various kinds of excavated materials, and the presentation and publication of archaeological results.
ARHA  410 ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY Examines the different theoretical approaches to archaeology and the methods and theories employed in fieldwork and data analysis. Contemporary issues in archaeology and how the purpose and subject of archaeology has changed over time. Archaeology's relationship with other social and natural sciences.
ARHA  316 ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT EGYPT An archaeological survey of ancient Egyptian civilization. Prehistoric Egypt, Old and Middle Kingdom periods, the Hyksos invasions, the New Kingdom era and the Amarna diplomacy, decline of Egypt, Hellenistic period and Alexander the Great, Roman control and the rise of Coptic Christianity.
ARHA  315 ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST Examination of the first cities and states in the world and the earliest written records of human history. Study of the civilizations of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Assyrians through archaeological remains and historical sources.
ARHA  317 ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF HITTITES The origins of the Hittites, their relationship with the Assyrian merchant colonies, local kingdoms and cities in Central Anatolia. The Hittite expansion and their international relations, particularly with Egypt, reasons of decline at the end of the second millennium BC, Neo-Hittite kingdoms and the legacy of the Hittite culture.
ARHA  331 ARCHAEOLOGY OF RELIGION Examination of religion as an archaeological phenomenon throughout the ages. How did religion shape material culture and social organization through its institutions and structures? How can we analyze religion to understand and (re) construct ancient societies? Archaeological and historical data from the ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman civilizations and religions.
ARHA  332 ARCHAEOLOGY OF TRADE The relationship between trade and the diffusion of civilizational constructs is closely examined, and also questions of cultural influence and the relationship between trade and mobility, trade and war, trade and diplomacy.
ARHA  322 ART AND ARCHITECTURE: POST MEDIEVAL TO POST MODERN Art, architecture and the visual culture of the Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque movements in Europe, Neo-classicism and Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, the Modern and Post-Modern art and architectural movements. The political symbolism of art, the nature of patronage, how art and architecture inform our understanding of the past.
ARHA  221 THE ART OF MEDITERRANEAN AND EUROPEAN CIVILAISATIONS: ANCIENT TO PRE-MODERN Art, architecture and the visual culture of the Ancient Near East, the Classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Empire, the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods in Europe. The political symbolism of art and architecture, the nature of patronage,  how art and architecture inform our understanding of the past.
ARHA  475 ART AND  ARCHAEOLOGY OF SELJUK PERIOD Introduction to the material culture of the Seljuk Period in Anatolia. Detailed examination of the architectural remains of the Seljuks, such as palaces, caravanserais, tombs, mosques, madrasas, khans and hospitals, the urbanization, art and architecture of the Seljuks.
ARHA  212 BUILDINGS AND CITIES Introduction to the history of architecture and urbanism. Development of the city in Anatolia, the Mediterranean basin and the Near East.
ARHA  323 CONTEMPORARY ART I An introduction to the appreciation of and critical debates around the contemporary arts. Engagement with work from artists working in a broad range of media within various settings - galleries, museums, public spaces, and other non-traditional exhibition venues.
ARHA  404 CULTURE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT I Conservation, interpretation, communication and management of all archaeological and historical resources that are regarded as cultural heritage. Theoretical and methodological approaches, social and political factors, which shape our understanding and management of the cultural heritage. Examination of local and global, international and national institutions which deal with cultural heritage, the relevant legislation and conventions that impact the management of these resources.
ARHA  405 CULTURE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT II Continuation of  ARHA 404. Examination of case studies and specialized topics.
ARHA  461 EUROPEAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE I A survey of European art, architecture and visual culture from the early modern era to World War One. Various aspects of the visual culture of Europe will be examined within its cultural, social, and political contexts.
ARHA  462 EUROPEAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE II A survey of European art, architecture and visual culture from World War One to the present. Various aspects of the visual culture of Europe will be examined within its cultural, social, and political contexts.
ARHA  371 FIELDWORK Fieldwork/internship of a minimum four-week duration during the summer term under the supervision of an advisor. Fieldwork can include archaeological excavations, assisting in restoration and conservation projects, archival or museum study, working in cultural institutions and heritage projects in Turkey or abroad.
ARHA  334 GENDER AND VISUAL CULTURE This course examines how gender has been a major factor in shaping our approaches and interpretations of visual culture in the past and present societies.  It examines a variety of subjects in visual culture that intersect with gender.
ARHA  440 HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THEORY OF ART HISTORY The theoretical issues that have shaped scholarly approaches to the history of art; the history of the development of Art History as a discipline. The different methodologies currently used in the study of the  history of art and visual culture.
ARHA  325 HISTORY OF ASIAN ART Visual culture and built environment of Asia (China, Korea, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Asian diaspora). Painting, sculpture, architecture, ritual objects, ceramics, textiles and other visual forms within the wider context of political, religious, social and economic developments of the region.
ARHA  490 INDEPENDENT STUDY Investigation of one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research paper or project at the end of the term
ARHA  495 INDEPENDENT STUDY  
ARHA  122 INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY Introduction to the discipline of archaeology. Emergence of archaeology as a discipline and its historical evolution, methods of discovery and research, major excavations and discoveries that are critical for understanding ancient civilizations.
ARHA  121 INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ART AND VISUAL CULTURE Broad introduction to the study of visual expression in different world cultures and time periods. Case studies about specific works of art are used to instruct students about the different ways that art historical theory can be applied to the analysis of a work of art/architecture. Research and academic writing skills are a key component.
ARHA  327 ISLAMIC CITIES Development of architecture and urbanism in the Islamic world from the 7th through the 20th century. Different types of cities ranging from Spain through Central Asia. Urbanistic and formal developments as tied to social and economic changes. Major cities include Cordoba, Cairo, Istanbul, Damascus, Baghdad, Isfahan, Samarkand, and Delhi. Development of architecture and urbanism in the Islamic world from the 7th through the 20th century. Different types of cities ranging from Spain through Central Asia. Urbanistic and formal developments as tied to social and economic changes. Major cities include Cordoba, Cairo, Istanbul, Damascus, Baghdad, Isfahan, Samarkand, and Delhi.
ARHA  408 MANAGEMENT OF NGO'S AND CULTURAL SERVICES Introduction to management techniques and theories for NGO's and cultural institutions. Project management, budgeting and accounting practices, advertising, sponsorship, legal and tax issues related to managing cultural institutions in Turkey.
ARHA  304 MUSEUM STUDIES I Introduction to museum studies in theory and practice. Beginnings of museums and their historical evolution, the changing roles and purposes of the museum, collection management, exhibition design, interpretation and communication, conservation issues, public outreach and community involvement.
ARHA  305 MUSEUM STUDIES II The changing roles and purposes of the museum, collection management, exhibition design, interpretation and communication, conservation issues, public outreach and community involvement. National and international legislation concerning museums, codes of ethics and international conventions.
ARHA  496 PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY Bridging the scholarly knowledge of archaeology with the public; exploring diverse methods of interpretation, conservation and diverse ways to communicate archaeological information and data. Examples of public archaeology from Turkey and abroad. Social, political and ethical issues that are surrounding archaeological investigation, interpretation and the production of knowledge.
ARHA  320 ROME, ROMAN CITIES AND COUNTRYSIDE Urban development of Rome from a monarchic residence to an imperial capital.  Imperial presence and propaganda in the cities and countryside of the Roman empire. Examples ranging from Asia Minor to the Iberian peninsula will be connected with the larger discourse on the organization and logistics of the empire. Transformations of regional societies within the empire with focus on the legitimization of local powers through works of art, public infrastructure and urban decoration.
ARHA  350 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  351 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  355 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  450 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  451 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  453 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  454 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  455 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  456 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  457 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  458 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  459 SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
ARHA  422 THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD Survey of the art and architecture of the Umayyad, Abbasids, Fatamids, Mongols, Seljuks, Timurids, Safavids, Mughals, and Ottomans. The period from the foundation of the Ottoman Empire to the founding of the Turkish Republic is given special emphasis.
ARHA  473 CURATING CONTEMPORARY ART museums to include an array of agencies in the creative, cultural, educational and industrial sectors and a diverse range of artistic and media forms.
ARHA  225 THE OTTOMAN STATE : 1299 - 1566 From frontier principality to world empire: the construction of the Ottoman State, 1299 ? 1566.  Examines the history of the Ottoman State from its origins as a tiny frontier principality to its transformation into a world empire, and the social, political and cultural changes that accompanied this process.  Students are also introduced to the principal historiographic debates on this period.
ARHA  226 THE OTTOMAN WORLD IN TRANSITION : 1566 - 1839 Examines the complex changes the Ottoman State and society underwent from the end of the reign of Suleyman to the beginning of the Tanzimat. Crisis of the central state, the rise of the ayan in the provinces, changes in urban society and culture, and changing relations with and perceptions of Europe.
ARHA  227 EUROPE FROM LATE ANTIQUITY TO 1700 Emergence of a distinctive western European civilization out of Christian, Greco-Roman and Germanic institutions, the formation and transformation of medieval European society, the Renaissance and the Reformation, and state building and social change in the early modern era.
ARHA  228 CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE EARLY MODERN EUROPE This course introduces the major themes of the early modern European cultural history from the late middle ages to the French Revolution. In addition to providing a general survey, it aims to familiarize the students with the historiography, that is, the writing of history, of this period. Topics will include the crisis of the late Middle Ages; the Renaissance of the Italian humanists; popular culture and social control; science, magic, and wonders; women and their world; witches and witch hunts; discovery of the Americas; and the Reformation and Counter Reformation.
ARHA  229 CULTURE AND SOCIETY IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1300-1700 This course introduces some of the major issues in the history of the Ottoman Empire with a focus on the cultural life. Topics will include: life at the frontiers; relations between Ottomans and their neighbors; imperial ideology; the social fabric, gender, and ethnic structure; social unrest and religious movements; the new world order and the Ottoman response. Students will be encouraged to compare and contrast academic approaches to Ottoman History with its representation in historical novels and film.
ARHA  372 URBAN HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, 1800-1918 The questioning of urbanism and modernity in the nineteenth and early twentieth century Ottoman Empire. Four Eastern Mediterranean Port Cities, namely Istanbul, Izmir, Salonica and Beirut. A growing world economy transforming the urban spaces of these cities. Cities located in the interior regions. Local social, political and economic dynamics of the Ottoman Empire. The process of  how different segments of Ottoman society adapted to, challenged and reworked `modernity? through urban spatial organization.
ARHA  470 CULTURAL HISTORY Examines theoretical and working paradigms from anthropology, art history and critical theory to explore different approaches to selected issues in cultural history.
ARHA  471 MODERN HISTORIOGRAPHY OF THE LATE ANTIQUE AND BYZANTINE WORLDS The course examines perceptions and representations of the Late Antique and Byzantine worlds in modern times. Approaches and transformations in the study of the discipline will be analyzed.  Modern methods in history writing form an integral part of the course.
ARHA  472 LATE ANTIQUE AND BYZANTINE HISTORY WRITING This course analyzes the broad range of historical documents contributing to the making of Late Antique and Byzantine histories.
ARHA  224 ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS FROM 9000 TO 500 BC Introduction to the ancient civilizations of Anatolia. Important human social developments in the past, such as the establishment of first temples in the world, origins of agriculture, emergence of cities, extensive use of metals and long-distance, international trade. Settlement organization and architecture, religion, economy, trade and artistic expression in ancient Anatolia. The period from 8000 BC to 600 BC including the prehistoric and protohistoric times and the Assyrian colonies of Anatolia, Hittites, Urartians, Phrygians, Lydians and the Persian conquest of Anatolia in 550 BC.
ARHA  474 OTTOMAN IMAGINATION: A CULTURAL HISTORY Introducing the social uses of the production and the consumption of ?imaginary realms? in the early modern Ottoman Empire. Included topics: readers, writers and production of knowledge; poetry, history and political uses of rememberence; dreams, fortune-telling and establishment of social networks. Examination of recent approaches to the early modern cultural history and Ottoman studies, Ottoman sources in translation, and Ottoman architecture through class trips to historical sites.
ARHA  233 BASIC DRAWING Studio practice in classical and contemporary drawing. Learning to look and sketch. Convey the illusion of light, depth and texture on paper. Building skills for composition, expression and abstraction. Experimenting with various materials.
ARHA  432 ILLUSTRATION Contemporary issues in relation to drawing and illustration: creation of an image, sequential visual narrative, content. Utilizing drawing, printmaking, metaphor and visual thinking. Production via digital and traditional media.
ARHA  425 INTRODUCTION TO HITTITE Aims to teach to beginners the Hittite cuneiform writing system and the essentials of the grammar of the Hittite language. Topics include the emergence and development of the cuneiform writing system, the decipherment of the Hittite cuneiform writing, Hittite Language and its decipherment, the sign repertory of the Hittite cuneiform, exercises in cuneiform; writing and reading, phonetic peculiarities of the Hittite language, nominal structure of Hittite; inflection, substantives and adjectives, categories of pronouns, verbal structure of Hittite; conjugation, voices and tenses.
ARHA  426 INTRODUCTION TO LUWIAN Aims to teach to the beginners the Anatolian hieroglyphs and the basics of the Luwian grammar. Topics include the origins and development of the Anatolian hieroglyphs, the sign repertory of the Anatolian hieroglyphs, nominal and verbal structure of Luwian, some simple texts and excerpts from inscriptions.