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Course Code: 
JRN 291
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The course aims to open up discussion on issues affecting societies and to provide a basis for these issues.
Course Content: 

In this course, some issues such as migration, education issues, awareness of the disadvantaged groups, violence, terror, custom, environmental problems affecting people living in Turkey will be discussed.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture 2: Interactive Lecture 15: Assignment, 19: Guest Speaker
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 identify social problems and discuss different approaches. 3 1, 2, 15 A
2) He/ She debates reasons and development of social issues.  3 1,2, 15, 19 A, C
3) He/ She evaluates the role and power of journalism production and solution of social problems. 3, 5, 8 1,2, 15 A, C
4) He/ She discusses the view of media and transferring the social problems by media. 3, 5, 8 1,2 A, C
5) He/ She deals different topics and evaluates them as a whole. 3 1,2 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Social Issues: Conceptual Discussions and Approaches  
2 Media And Environmental Issues  
3 Media Goodness Showcase: Animal Rights  
4 Youth Issues And Education  
5 Media's role in determining gender roles in society  
6 Media's role in the perception of the disabled  
7 Migration-Population Policies  
8 Midterm  
9 Crime And Criminalization: The Relationship Between Media And Crime  
10 Violence Policy: The Nature of Violence in the Media  
11 Terrorism And Its Presentation In Media  
12 Poverty-Wealth: Reproduction of Media Concepts  
13 Custom (Töre): Invisible Normality  
14 Three Monkeys of the Society Layers: Child- Abuse and Media  
15 From Individual to Social: Addiction and Media  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Inroduction to Social Problems, T.J.Sullivan,
Additional Resources Türkiye'nin Toplumsal Sorunları , Doç. Dr. Mustafa Gündüz,  Ankara :Anı

Inroduction to Social Problems, T.J.Sullivan,

Kazan, Hüseyin. (2016), Terör- Medya İlişkisi ve MEdyada Terör Haberciliği, https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/guvenlikstrtj/issue/26863/282496

 

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.coadsys.yed.tepe.edu.tr
Assignments Students will search and prepare report one of the topics in the course on newspapers articles, in the specified period.
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 70
Assignment 1 30
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.          
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.   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 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