COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Concepts of Law Interpreted in Cinema and Literature
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 296
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
3
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Discussion
Q&A
Lecture / Presentation
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to analyze the concepts of law in connection with works of literature and cinema, to gain a multidimensional perspective with a theoretical background and reasoning ability.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Analyze the legal problems they encounter within the framework of the concepts of rights and obligations.
  • Interpret the concepts of public law in literary and cinematic works.
  • Analyze a high court decision on the related concept.
  • Discuss multidimensional legal problems.
  • Compare concepts such as will, consent, intervention and guardianship.
Course Description It is a course in which the common concepts used in different fields of law and the processing of institutions in cinema and literary works are examined by reconciling the relevant high court decisions.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction Martin Skop, Richard Posner, Wendy Nicole Duong, Hukuk ve Edebiyat, Umuttepe Yayınları Kocaeli 2019
2 Conflict of Rights Novel: Klaus Mann, Mephisto Everest 2019 Cases: 1. German Federal Constitutional Court (Mephisto), https://germanlawarchive.iuscomp.org/?p=56 2. ECtHR Judgment: M.L. and W.W. v Germany, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-183947
3 Power to Punish Movie: Nuremberg Trials Cases: 1. ECHR Judgment: Streletz, Kessler ve Krenz v Germany, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-59353 2. Polednová v Czechia, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-105985
4 The Limits of Private Life in Interpersonal Relationships Movie: The Truman Show Case: 1. UK Appeal Court: A. B. https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/re-ab-final-judgment-110719.pdf 3.
5 Right to Life - Abortion Documentary: Roe v Wade Cases: 1. ECtHR Judgment P and S v Poland, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-114098 2. German Federal Constitutional Court Judgment: https://germanlawarchive.iuscomp.org/?p=1190 3. US. Supreme Court Judgment: Roe v Wade https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/410/113/
6 Right to Life - Eutonesia Movie: The Sea Inside Cases: 1. ECHR: Lambert and others v France, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-155352 2. U.S. Supreme Court Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, 497 U.S. 261 (1990), https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/497/261/
7 Prohibition of Discrimination (sexual) Movie: Philadephia, Cases: 1. ECHR: Laskey, Jaggard and Brown v. the UK, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-58021 2. ECHR: Dudgeon v the UK, http://hudoc.echr.coe.int/eng?i=001-57473
8 Prohibition of Discrimination (race) Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird Cases 1. U.S. Supreme Court: Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393 (1856), https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/60/393/ 2. U.S. Supreme Court: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/347/483/
9 Review of the Semester  
10 Review of the Semester  
11 Review of the Semester  
12 Review of the Semester  
13 Review of the Semester  
14 Review of the Semester  
15 Review of the Semester
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
5
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
35
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
3
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
0
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
1
17
    Total
90

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

Solves the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

3

Evaluates the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

X
4

Evaluates the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

Is conscious of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

6

Takes responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

7

Interprets the sources of law by ways of legal methodology.

8

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

10

Informs the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

11

Monitors the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1).

12

Uses the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest