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Course-unit Programme

(Regular Full-time Course Syllabus)

1. Course-unit details:

Name of course-unit (subject): Critical Studies on the New Media

Language of instruction (from sample unit): English

Name of course-unit in Hungarian (from sample unit): j mdia kritikai stdiumok


ETR (USRS) course-unit code (subject unit):


Validity of course-unit (from subject):

o date of launch of course-unit: autumn/spring term of academic year 2017/2018


o Date of termination of course-unit:

Credit value of course unit (from course-unit element) : credits


Institute offering the course-unit (from subject):


Instructor responsible for course-unit (from subject):

o name: Tams Liszka


o Ministry of Education Registry number*:
o SIN code*:

Course-unit group (subject DTL):

Course-unit type (subject unit):

o lecture
o practical class

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Course-unit term requirements (subject unit):

o examination
o practical grade based on a scale from 1 to 5
o mid-term classroom test at practical class + exam (pre-condition of applying for the exam is at least a
50% performance at the practical class)

Number of contact hours attached to the course-unit (subject unit):

Number of theoretical classes (lectures): 2 classes/week

Number of practical classes (seminars): - classes/week

Content features of course-unit:


Teaching objectives of course-unit (description of 2-3 lines, filling is compulsory!) (sample unit):

21st century visual and media arts tend to provide their audiences with a rapidly
changing form of imagery. By now it is near impossible to discuss contemporary art
within the existing framework of theoretical language apparatus. However, the wildly
developing technologies like VR, AR, interaction etc which operate todays
artworks might also hide the contiguous line of theoretical thought that connects
ancient, medieval, renaissance and indeed modern visual art to that of today. Hence
the course takes on a close reading approach on the recent findings on the underlying
mechanisms. As we explore the current theory of mental imagery by analysing its
recent literature, we also aim at matching those principles to actual art pieces.
The topics and detailed syllabus of the factual content of the course-unit in a weekly breakdown (sample
unit):

o Week 1: INTRODUCTION
o Week 2: AESTHETICS
o Week 3: DISTRIBUTED ATTENTION
o Week 4: PICTURES
o Week 5: AESTHETICALLY RELEVANT PROPERTIES
o Week 6: SEMI-FORMALISM
o Week 7: UNIQUENESS
o Week 8: THE HISTORY OF VISION
o Week 9: NON-DISTRIBUTED ATTENTION
o Week 10: SUMMARY
o Week 11: Lecture: consultation and exam preparation
o Week 12: Lecture: consultation and exam preparation
Detailed description of the methods applied to evaluate and grade student performance at a lecture:

o Option to take a preliminary exam the last week of term-time


o Written exam
o Oral exam
o Other
Details: Based on each student's class work the teacher offers a suggested grade by the
last week of the semester. Should the student not accept the suggested grade an oral
exam is available during the exam period.

Reading material necessary to complete the course-unit:
List of mandatory readings:
o Printed publications:
Author(s): Bence Nanay
Title: Aesthetics as Philosophy of Perception
Publishing House: Oxford University Press
Place of publication: Oxford
Year of latest edition: 2016
Pages:
o Online reference:
List of recommended readings:
o Printed publications:
Author(s):
Title:
Publishing House:
Place of publication:
Year of latest edition:
Pages:
o Online reference:

Budapest, 2017