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Course Code: 
JRN 492
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
2
Lab: 
4
Credits: 
4
ECTS: 
8
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The students who will prepare Project; the course aims to the students practice theoretical and technical lessons learned during their 4-year education in their production. They are expected to use the disciplines needed in the publishing process such as editorial originality, economic structure of the media, ethics and communication law together. Our students who will prepare a Graduation Thesis; The course aims to the students use academic principles such as research, extracting information, concentrating on a subject, interdisciplinary thinking and academic discipline.
Course Content: 

Our students, who will practice graduation project, will implement the stages of choosing media, determining the subject, preparing the content, presenting the content and preparing it for publication.

Our students, who will prepare a graduation thesis, will carry out stages such as determining and proposal a research topic, preparing a research question, research practices, preparing a summary, creating and completing thesis sections, and presenting a thesis. Students are responsible for the academic text preparation rules applied by Yeditepe University.

Course Methodology: 
2: Interactive Lecture, 7- Brainstorming, 12: Groupwork 17- Survey/ Questionnaire
Course Evaluation Methods: 
B- Oral Exam/ Presentation, C- Assignment, E- Project/ Design

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes (For Graduation Project) Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) He/ She prepares original publications in the field of journalism. 2, 4, 7, 9 2, 7, 12 B, C, E
2) He/ She synthesizes the experience gained in theoretical and practical lessons. 2, 4, 7 2, 7, 12 B, C, E
3) He/ She practices journalism skills such as news research, photography, page design, interview, and content production together. 2, 7, 9 2, 7, 12 B, C, E
4) He/ She practices an publication suitable for its field and target. 2, 6, 7, 2, 7, 12 B, C, E
5) He/ She designs a publication in all its dimensions. 2, 7, 9 2, 7, 12 B, C, E

 

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) He/ She plans the academic process in accordance with its field. 7, 10 2, 7 B, C, E
2) He/ She evaluates interdisciplinary knowledge and skills according to their purpose 2, 3, 4, 5 7, 17 B, C, E
3) He/ She arrange academic work by following the steps of scientific study 7, 10 2, 7, 17 B, C, E
4.) He/ She structures and creates the information obtained as a result of the research 2,4, 7, 10 2, 7, 17 B, C, E
5) He/ She rates appropriate to scientific research methods. 7, 10 2, 7, 17 B, C, E

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT ((FOR GRADUATION PROJECT)
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction: Introducing the types of projects to be prepared  
2 Project proposals and discussion  
3 Project proposal presentation: Media- Type- Name- Period determination  
4 Stages of creating technical and content editing in project preparation  
5 Creating content and prototype by media and genre  
6 Determination of publication principles and policy  
7 Delivery of publication draft  
8 Examination of content topics in titles  
9 Examining news, photos, and designs on the page  
10 Exabmining news, photos, and designs on the page  
11 Controlling the technical and content editing of the publication  
12 Project review and evaluation  
13 Project review and evaluation  
14 Project review and evaluation  
15 Project review and evaluation  
16 Project Presentation  

 

COURSE CONTENT ((FOR GRADUATION THESIS)
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Student- Counselor discussions/ research about the selection of thesis subject related to journalism and communication.  
2 Selection of thesis subject  
3 Beginning of the search for references  
4 Search for references (continues): Submission of the problem and the aim of the thesis based on the provided data  
5 Search for references (continues): determining the structure (table of the contents) of the thesis based on the problem and the aim.  
6 Beginning of the rhetorical framework based on the table of content  
7 Writing Summery and Introduction of the thesis  
8 Midterm ( (Presentation of thesis draft )  
9 Writing Thesis Chapter  
10 Writing Thesis Chapter (continues)  
11 Writing Thesis Chapter (continues)  
12 Writing Thesis Chapter (continues)  
13 Writing Thesis Chapter (continues)  
14 Writing Conclusion Part    
15 Submission of thesis file  
16 Thesis Defense in front of the thesis committee  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Publication Manual of The American Psychological Association, 6th Edition, 2009.
Additional Resources  

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms (Oral Exam/ Presantation) 1 80
Assignment 12 20
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
Total   100
COURSE CATEGORY Field Course

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM (FOR GRADUATION PROJECT)
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 He/ She defines the basic concepts, principles and theoretical approaches of communication.          
2 He/ She defines the profession of journalism; demonstrate the ability to use, process and disseminate research and knowledge related to that field.         X
3 He/ She gains knowledge about interdisciplinary issues and in the light of this information, he/she interprets the social effects and functions of mass media.          
4 He/ She discusses new concepts and approaches in the media. He/ She interprets these concepts by linking with the profession of journalism at national and international dimensions.          
5 He/ She establishes the connection between the profession of journalism and society, political, legal, cultural, historical and economic development; and analysis the power and states significance of the journalism in contemporary societies.          
6 He/ She Interpret the historical development process of media, gain the ability to explain the effects of media on historical events and facts.     X    
7 He/ She applies the texts and images to different media by using the technical and theoretical discipline acquired in the journalism field.     X    
8 He/ She debates the organizational, legal and financial structure of media organizations and interprets the media within the framework of legal and ethical codes.          
9 He/ She relates new communication technologies with journalistic practice and applies written and visual content suitable for digital media.         X
10 He/ She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods in the field; prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.          

 

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM (FOR THESIS PROJECT)
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 He/ She defines the basic concepts, principles and theoretical approaches of communication.          
2 He/ She defines the profession of journalism; demonstrate the ability to use, process and disseminate research and knowledge related to that field.         X
3 He/ She gains knowledge about interdisciplinary issues and in the light of this information, he/she interprets the social effects and functions of mass media.         X
4 He/ She discusses new concepts and approaches in the media. He/ She interprets these concepts by linking with the profession of journalism at national and international dimensions.       X  
5 He/ She establishes the connection between the profession of journalism and society, political, legal, cultural, historical and economic development; and analysis the power and states significance of the journalism in contemporary societies.       X  
6 He/ She Interpret the historical development process of media, gain the ability to explain the effects of media on historical events and facts.          
7 He/ She applies the texts and images to different media by using the technical and theoretical discipline acquired in the journalism field.         X
8 He/ She debates the organizational, legal and financial structure of media organizations and interprets the media within the framework of legal and ethical codes.          
9 He/ She relates new communication technologies with journalistic practice and applies written and visual content suitable for digital media.          
10 He/ She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods in the field; prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.     X    

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 4 56
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 6 96
Mid-terms (Draft presentation) 1 3 3
Assignment 12 3 36
Final examination (Defense Thesis and Submission of project file) 1 3 3
Total Work Load     194
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     7,76
ECTS Credit of the Course     8