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Course Code: 
JRN 252
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The course introduces students to the profession of journalism.
Course Content: 

This course provides practice in categorizing news. Students will learn to recognize and analyze and write different types of news stories and gain experience with journalistic writing and news gathering techniques. It covers political news, business and finance news, crime news, sport news, magazine and entertainment news.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. He/She discusses the concept of news by categories 2 1,2 A,C
2. He/She establishes connection between different news gathering methods 2,6 1,2 A,C
3. He/She discusses the news about politic issues, economy, sports, magazine, health, education, science, technology and entertainment  

2,1

 

1,2

 

A,C

4. He/She calls data gathering and reporting techniques. 2 1,2 A,C
5. He/She identifies genres of the texts produces in different channels 2,6,8 1,2 A,C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction  
2 Investigative journalism  
3 Political journalism  
4 Diplomacy journalism  
5 Police Journalism  
6 Peace Journalism  
7 Midterm  
8 War Journalism  
9 Magazine Journalism  
10 Arts and Culture Journalism  
11 Fashion Journalism  
12 Sports Journalism  
13 Health Journalism  
14 Environmental Journalism  
15 Students Presentations  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Lynch, L. (2013). Exploring Journalism and Media. South Western: United States
Additional Resources Turhan, S. (1997). Araştırmacı gazetecilik. UMAG Vakfı Yayınları: Ankara

Burgh H. (2008). Investigative Journalism, Routledge: NewYork

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents -
Assignments News about all special areas.
Exams Midterm and final exam

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 80
Quizzes - -
Assignment 2 20
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
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.         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.          
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 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 5 75
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Assignment 2 2 4
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     125
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5
ECTS Credit of the Course     5