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Course Code: 
COMM 404
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The aim of the course is to provide students to recognize and discuss different cultural structures and identities in society.
Course Content: 

The notions of cultural identity will be theoretically in relation to specific frameworks such as national identity, identity and difference, globalization and orientalism. And also, recent discussions on identity in the world, Europe and Turkey will be covered.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: İnteractive Lecture, 15: Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1)He/She defines basic approaches towards the concept of the cultural identity. 2, 4 1, 2 A
2)He/She discusses the dynamics of social conflicts and compromise. 2, 7 1, 2 A
3) He/She examines social relations and the norms with a critical perspective 2, 7 1, 2, 15 A, C
4) He/She analyse the religious and ethnic identities of Turkey in the case of the cultural rights 4, 5 1, 2, 15 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction: Relationship between identity and culture Introduction: Relationship between identity and culture
2 Theory of cultural Identity and approaches Theory of cultural Identity and approaches
3 Identity and Cultural Politics Identity and Cultural Politics
4 Individual and collective Identities Individual and collective Identities
5 Construction of Cultural Identity and Ideology Construction of Cultural Identity and Ideology
6 Occidentalism- Orientalism and Clash of Cultural Identities Occidentalism- Orientalism and Clash of Cultural Identities
7 Midterm Midterm
8 Globalization, culture and identity Globalization, culture and identity
9 Religion, , sectarian conflicts and  protection of identity Religion, , sectarian conflicts and  protection of identity
10 Cultural Identity and Representation: Ethnic discussions Cultural Identity and Representation: Ethnic discussions
11 Class Consciousness and Identity Challenge Class Consciousness and Identity Challenge
12 Language and Cultural Identity Language and Cultural Identity
13 Reminders of Space: Cultural Identity and iconazation of space Reminders of Space: Cultural Identity and iconazation of space
14 What music tells: Fun icon of individual and social identity What music tells: Fun icon of individual and social identity
15 Identity conflict in Turkey Identity conflict in Turkey
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Multiculturalism : a critical reader / David Theo Goldberg.

Cultural studies and discourse analysis : a dialogue on language and identity / Barker, Chris ; Christopher Barker and Dariusz Galasi´nski.

Analysing identity : cross-cultural, societal, and clinical contexts / edited by Peter Weinreich & Wendy Saunderson.

Additional Resources Migrancy,culture,identity / Chambers,Iain ; Iain Chambers.

The gendered society / Kimmel, Michael S.

Occidentalism : images of the West / edited by James G. Carrier.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments Students will examine one of the disadvantaged groups living in Turkey
Exams Midterm, Homework and final.

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 70
Ödev 1 30
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Elective 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.          
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.          
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.          
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 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 4 56
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment 1 20 20
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     122
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,88
ECTS Credit of the Course     5