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Course Code: 
JRN 322
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course provides students with skills such as the basic principles of smart devices and social networks, interaction with communities and social media, reaching analysis, analyzing it, critical thinking.
Course Content: 

This course a wide range of topics will be covered, such as the concept of digital literacy and how people find, use, summarize, evaluate, create and communicate information while using digital technologies.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecturer, 2: Interactive Lecture, 16: Oral Exam
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Assingment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) He/she will be able to apply concepts of media literacy to digital media and evaluate any digital content. 3, 4 1 ,2 A, C
2) He/she will understand the importance of digital literacy and how it can be applied to journalism practices. 7 ,9, 10 1, 2, 16 A, C
3) He/she will gain skills and knowledge to use digital media for learning and doing research. 9, 10 1, 2, 16 A, C
4) He/she will be equipped to use online programs like, data storage and others, to apply to journalism practices. 7, 9, 10 1, 16 A, C
5) He/she will understand ethical issues concerning digital media. 8 1, 2 A, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction of the course  
2 What is Digital Literacy?  
3 Understand the data. What is the data?  
4 Digital democracy  
5 Digital activism  
6 Digitalization and Ethics  
7 MIDTERM  
8 Digital marketing  
9 Digital arts  
10 What is cryptocurrency and dark web?  
11 Security and Online Security  
12 Power searching  
13 Artificial intelligence  
14 End of semester and evaluation of homework  
15 End of semester and evaluation of homework  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Binark, Mutlu ve Bek Mine G. (2007). Eleştirel Medya Okuryazarlığı Kuramsal Yaklaşımlar ve Uygulamalar. İstanbul: Kalkedon Yayınları

İnal, Kemal (2009). Medya Okuryazarlığı El Kitabı. Ankara Ütopya Yayınevi.

Kovach, Bill ve Rosenstiel, Tom (2001). Gazeteciliğin Esasları. Ankara: ODTÜ Yayıncılık

Kellner, Douglas ve Share Jeff (2005). “Media Literacy in the US.” Medien Padogogik.

Additional Resources  

 

 

Material Sharing

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

 

 

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.          
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.          
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.         X
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.         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