General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

HIST 460 / OTTOMAN IMAGINATION: A CULTURAL HISTORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

HIST 475 / ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF SELJUK PERIOD
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

HIST 483 / NUMISMATICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introduction to the science of numismatics, both technical and applied aspects. Emphasis on the importance of coinage for an understanding of the economic, social and ideological history of the ancient world and on their significance to the archaeologist in the field.

HIST 490 / INDEPENDENT STUDY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Work on the research proposal resulting from HIST 390 with the guidance of an instructor, culminating in a research paper suitable for presentation.

HIST 491 / HONORS PROJECT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Available to students with a GPA equal to or greater than 3.00 and with consent of the instructor.

HIST 495 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

CPAP 100 / COMPUTER PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

CPAP is a program to improve computer proficiency. CPAP is not a regular course; it aims to measure, evaluate and develop the skills of the students in Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications. Students can study from the on-line video lectures provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/lecnotes.html Undergraduate students must pass CPAP's proficiency test in order to fulfill the degree requirements. They can register to the scheduled tests by registering to one of the classes of CPAP100 using KUSIS Course Planner. More information is provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/..

MAVA 102 / INTRODUCTION TO MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introductory overview of contemporary mass media systems and an examination of the various factors -historical, economic, political, and cultural- that have shaped their development. Components of culture industries such as the Internet, radio, television, cinema, newspapers and journalism, advertising, and public relations. Investigation of theories and research related to media effects.

MAVA 104 / BASIC DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition:

Foundations of visual language. Introduction to the principles and elements of design. Control of line, shape, space, texture, color, composition and sequence to convey a message. Strategic exercises to channel design to an interdisciplinary level. Studio practice, theory, critique, exhibition.

MAVA 121 / INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ART AND VISUAL CULTURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

MAVA 130 / INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (JAVA)
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course is a general introduction to programming using the Java programming language. It emphasizes the structured programming language aspects of Java and de-emphasizes its object-oriented aspects. The latter are covered only to the extent that enables students to use standard Java libraries for common tasks. Students who complete this course successfully should gain a solid foundation in algorithmic thinking and structured programming, and should be able to perform basic, common computational tasks easily and efficiently.

MAVA 203 / BASIC DRAWING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.

MAVA 204 / SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 100 or consent of the instructor

The individual as a member of social groups and social psychological perspectives on issues such as aggression and violence, bystander intervention, obedience, conformity, attitudes, prejudice, and attribution.

MAVA 205 / CREATIVE THINKING IN DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MAVA. 104 or consent of the instructor

Introduction to visual communication design in an interactive media environment: visualizing a catchword, visualizing actions referring to interface design, making a visual design by creating clever remark between object and a concept, creating interest on a point using non-textual visual metaphors, visualizing the relation between linear and non-linear structures.

MAVA 206 / WRITING FOR MEDIA
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Intensive writing practice for a variety of media formats. Different conventions of writing for print media, radio, and television. Class structure, assignments, and timed writing exercises are designed to simulate a working media environment.

MAVA 207 / VISUAL DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MAVA 104 or consent of the instructor

Graphic design and image editing skills through the use of creative software. Use of design principles and techniques as well as visual and graphic design software.

MAVA 208 / VIDEO BASICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MAVA 200 or concent of the instructor

Fundamentals of digital video camera skills such as framing and exposure as well as guidelines of non-linear digital editing, such as montage, parallel editing, transitions, editing to sound and exporting for various platforms. Multiple hands on exercises with camera and final short video production.

MAVA 209 / ADVANCED TOPICS IN BASIC DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MAVA. 104 or consent of the instructor

Foundations of two, three and four dimensional design. Interdisciplinary approach in visualising ideas. Interaction of text and image, color and sound, form and content, harmony and chaos, time and movement. Experiments on artistic research, conceptualizing, collaboration, presentation. Use of traditional and new materials.

MAVA 210 / PHOTOGRAPHY BASICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MAVA 200

Brief history of photography from 1839 to the present. Fundamentals of photography from conventional to digital. Methods of image capturing by using correct exposure, lighting and composition techniques. Basic photographic variables such as; aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Introduction to the photographic equipment, materials, processes and philosophy. Ways of seeing are discussed throughout the course.

MAVA 212 / AESTHETICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Survey of literary and critical traditions outlining the representation and contemplation of aesthetics. Study and application of a variety of critical methods for understanding and evaluating aesthetic criteria (specifically to media such as film, television, advertising etc.).

MAVA 213 / FILM ANALYSIS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introduction to film and its three pillars: storytelling, mise-en-scene, and cinematography. Full analysis of new texts, such as shot, scene or sequence.

MAVA 220 / INTERACTIVE WEB DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Study of techniques and technologies on designing presentations for the Internet. Creating interactive web content. Designing web graphics and animations.

MAVA 221 / INDUSTRIES AND CULTURAL PRODUCTION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

How do the contemporary media industries work? How are media companies managed and how does this affect the stock of cultural materials available? How can an analysis of the ?business of entertainment? enable a greater understanding of contemporary media aesthetics and culture? In-depth investigation of the film and animation, broadcasting (television and radio), video gaming, online content production, publishing (newspapers, books, and magazines) industries.

MAVA 223 / CONTEMPORARY ART I
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

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.