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In a world of intense competition and rapid advances, mostly everything is being

commoditized, save creativity and innovation. It is therefore important to learn the

processes of creativethinking and systematic innovation and adopt them as a mindset.

Projects are more complex than they seem to appear because of recurring changes in resources, objectives, requirements and technology. Therefore project management is truly a science to deal with systematic and cost effective presentation, execution, re-evaluation and reporting of a series of activities.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course presents an introduction to Visual Art and Art History from Prehistoric Art, Mesopotamian Art, Egypt, Aegean Civilizations’ Art, Ancient Greece up to Roman Art. (28000 BCE – 4 century AD) Students will learn visual art’s terminology for description; and practice to make analysis of ancient art objects at museum.

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Students should get the basic knowledge of Ancient Art History. To be able to make description of Art objects, to distinguish of art objects from different civilizations, be independent when they make analysis on museum’s art object.  This course will give them more "food" for thoughts to create new ideas into their engineering ans science area.    

TEXT BOOKS:  Ernst H. Gomrich, The Story of Art, PHAIDON  ISBN 0-7148-3247-2 (paper) or there is a Turkish translation of this book in a free access: Ernst Hans Gombrich-Sanatın Öyküsü.pdf

To all lectures related source for reading and discussion are:  and

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Regular students will get little support of teacher during the final exam, others should be rely only on themselves during the final. Your midterm contains: presentation at museum: description and analysis of art object and submission of written short work (maximum 2 pages), but in written version should be additional (after museum’s presentation) critical notes, historical and theoretical background of your description. Final exam is oral.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course studies  mythology of ancient myths and is based mainly on Greek mythology, but for a wide range of topics provide a comparative analysis of other countries myths, because even the myths of the most distant from each other civilizations very often have similar narratives. To understand the last one, in the course introduced the theoretical and anthropological studies, such as the structure of myth, primitive thinking, Jungian’s archetypes, etc., but this takes into account the fact that the myth belongs to the world culture, which is subjective in its nature.

COURSE GOALS: Students will be acquainted with variety narratives of different myths, where is the core – Ancient Greek Myths. Students should understand theoretical part of course for better understanding myth as phenomena and for work during final exam using ideas of famous donators of this subject.


Robert  Graves, Greek Greek Myths and Legends, London: Cassell, 1968, 5th ed.


  1. Claude Levy-Strauss, Myth and Meaning, Schocken, 1995
  2. Carl Gustav Jung, The Undiscovered Self: With Symbols and The Interpretation of Dreams, Bollingen Foundation, 1990
  3. Lucien Levy-Bruhle, How Natives Think, Princeton University Press, 1985
  4. Eleazar M.Meletinsky, The Poetics of Myth, London: Routledge, 2000
  5. Ya. GOLOSOVKER, Logic of Myth, Moscow, Science, 1987, 1st ed.

6.      JOSEPH CAMPBELL, The Hero with a Thousand Faces, (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell), New World Library; Third edition, 2008.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Regular students will get little support of teacher during the final exam, others should be rely only on themselves during the final. Your midterm is written exam: answers for theoretical part of the course and final exam, application of theory to randomly chosen myth (written).   

 Midterm: 30%; (Theoretical questions about myth’s structure) Final:  70% (Shortly retell the plot of your mythic subject and show understanding meaning of myth phenomena by using the application of its theory)

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