Academic Catalog

ID522 MATERIAL CULTURE AND CONSUMPTION IN EVERYDAY LIFE

Course Code: 1250522
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Industrial Design
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Lecturer FGEN IIK
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Current paradigms in material culture, consumption and everyday life studies. Introducing the ethnography of everyday life. A short fieldwork/socio-ethnographic case study to understand the meaning of products which is embedded in everyday life practices, and to analyze certain lifestyle understandings. Central to the course is to come to grips with the socio-cultural significance of the consumpyion and using patterns of products in everyday life.