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Course Code: 
JRN 312
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to enable students to gain knowledge about the basic concepts, approaches and problems of international communication and news agencies.
Course Content: 

The course includes decisions and arrangements related to international communication, news agencies, the right to information, international approaches to journalism, new media order, globalization and domain, information flow of international organizations.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 15: Asisgnment, 19: Guest Speaker
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Assigment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. He/She defines the concepts and approaches related to international communication. 1, 4 1 A, C
2. He/She explains the definition and approaches of international organizations regarding news. 1, 4 1, 2 A, C
3. He/She expresses the information about the operation and structures of the news agencies 4, 5, 8 1, 19 A
4. He/She discusses the content and technological effects of globalization on news and journalism. 3, 4, 5, 8 1, 2 A
5. He/She evaluates the relationship of news media with national and international stakeholders and their impact on journalism. 3, 4, 5, 8 1, 13 A

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to the Course Description of the course and Syllabus sharing
2 Definition of International Communication and Conceptual Framework  
3 Theoretical approaches to International Communication  
4 International News Agencies: Definition, Operation and Structuring  
5 Identity-unidentification in International Communication  
6 Types and structures of News Agencies (National- International agencies and official agencies)  
7 News Agencies' problems  
8 MIDTERM  
9 Globalization and the formation of communication networks  
10 Circulation of information and right to information: Legal comments and approaches (UN Decisions and ECHR articles)  
11 Freedom of information  
12 New media layout  
13 The effects of technology on distribution of content  
14 International censorship and control: News sources and news embargo  
15 Content of news agencies  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Course Notes
Additional Resources  

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments Examination of an international news organization
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 80
Assignment 1 20
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Field Courses

 

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 He/ She defines the basic concepts, principles and theoretical approaches of communication.         X
2 He/ She defines the profession of journalism; demonstrate the ability to use, process and disseminate research and knowledge related to that field.          
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.          
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.         X
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.          

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 3 42
Assignment 1 10 10
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Work Load     105
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4.28
ECTS Credit of the Course     4