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Course Code: 
JRN 333
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The course aims to provide students an analytical and critical perspective by examining different approaches to the relationship between media and politics and democracy in the context of current and historical events.
Course Content: 

In this course, the relations of media, politics and democracy are discussed from different aspects. In addition to evaluating the topic from a historical and comparative perspective, issues such as the political economy of media, press-government relations, and the influence of social media on politics will be examined.

Course Methodology: 
1- Lecture, 2- Interactive Lecture, 15- Assignment, 19- Guest Speaker
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A- Exam, B- Oral Exam / Presentation, C- Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1- He / She defines the conceptual and theoretical information that establishes a relationship between media, politics and democracy. 1, 3, 4, 5 1, 2 A, B, C
2- He / She evaluates the relationship between media and politics in Turkey in historical context. 3, 5, 6 1, 2, 15, 19 A, B, C
3- He / She analyses the influence of mass media on politics. 3, 4, 5 1, 2, 19 A, B, C
4- He / She analyses democracy and power discussions by associating them with the media. 3, 4, 5, 6 1, 2, 19 A, B, C
5- He / She interprets the changing property relations in the media in the context of politics and democracy. 3, 5, 8 1, 2, 15, 19 A, B, C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction: Introducing Course Content  
2 Communication, Power and Public Opinion I  
3 Communication, Power and Public Opinion II  
4 Media, Democracy and Public Space  
5 Power and Manufacturing Consent via Mass Media  
6 Property Relations in Media I  
7 Property Relations in Media II  
8 Mid-term  
9 Historical Development of the relations between Media and Politics  
10 Press-Power Relations in Turkey I  
11 Press-Power Relations in Turkey II  
12 The Case of Monopolization in Turkish Press  
13 The Changing Dynamics of Media and Politics  
14 Alternative Media and Civil Society  
15 General Review  
16 FINAL EXAM  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook  
Additional Resources Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media- Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

Politika ve Propaganda- Jean Marie Domenach

Türkiye'de Medya Endüstrisi- Gülseren Adaklı

İktidar Yumağı & Medya-Sermaye-Devlet- A. Raşit Kaya

Necessary Illusions- Noam Chomsky

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams Mid-term and final

 

 

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.     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.     X    
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 5 70
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     116
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,64
ECTS Credit of the Course     5