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Course Code: 
PRP 107
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
3
Course Language: 
English
Course Coordinator: 
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The main practices that establish the society are communication activities that take place at different levels and through different channels, and politics, which points to the processes of determining and applying the rules of common life and changing them when necessary. The aim of this course is to enable students to understand the role and importance of communication and politics in social life.
Course Content: 

In the course, basic concepts in political science, such as state, democracy, legitimacy, power, hegemony, public sphere, public opinion and so on, will be covered; major political ideas and ideologies will be reviewed; diversities seen in legislative, executive and judicial branches will be evaluated; the extent of political communication will be defined with an emphasis on the role of the media in it; in addition to political parties, civil society actors such as interest groups, pressure groups and social movements will be talked about; the rise of identity politics will be handled; and finally, whether political participation and citizenship consciousness are in a crisis today will be discussed.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture: 2: Interactive Lecture
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

 

Learning Outcomes 

Teaching Methods 

Assessment Methods 

  1. S/he knows the role and importance of politics and communication in social life.

1,2

A

  1. S/he recognizes and distinguishes different political ideologies.

1,2

A

  1. S/he knows the main concepts of political science (state, democracy, public sphere, public opinion, power etc.).

1,2

A

  1. S/he has knowledge about the structure of the legislative, executive, and judiciary.

1,2

A

  1. S/he recognizes key actors of politics and knows their roles and importance.

1,2

A

  1. S/he recognizes the role and importance of the media in political communication.

1,2

A

Course Flow

 

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction

 

2

What is politics?

 

3

Major political ideas and  ideologies: liberalism, conservatism, and socialism

 

4

Major political ideas and ideologies: fascism, anarchism, feminism, ecologism, religious fundamentalism etc.

 

5

What is state?

 

6

What is democracy?

 

7

What are the public sphere and public opinion?

 

8

Midterm

 

9

The executive and political leadership

 

10

The legislative and assemblies

 

11

Constitution and the judiciary

 

12

Political actors: parties, interest groups, pressure groups, and social movements

 

13

Politics, society, and identity: the rise of identity politics 

 

14

Media and political communication

 

15

Political participation and citizenship consciousness: in a crisis?

 

16

Final

 

Recommended Sources

 

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

Heywood, A. (2013). Politics (4th ed.). Palgrave MacMillan.

Additional Resources

McNair, B. (2017). An Introduction to Political Communication. Taylor and Francis.

Material Sharing

 

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

 

www.yulearn.yeditepe.edu.tr

Assignments

 

Exams

 

Assessment

 

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Midterm

1

100

     
     

Total

 1

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 1

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 1

40

Total

 

100

Course’s Contribution to Program

 

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

S/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations

     

x

   

2

S/he knows the research methods and techniques that are related to the field of public relations. 

x

         

3

S/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. S/he comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.

       

x

 

4

S/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.

x

         

5

S/he has the digital competencies that are required by the field.

x

         

6

S/he has the ability of creative thinking that is required by the field of public relations.

   

x

     

7

S/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessment that are necessary for a successful public relations practice. 

 

x

       

8

S/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork.

x

         

9

S/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.  

       

x

 

10

S/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules. 

       

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)

11

2

22

Midterm

1

8

8

Final examination

1

10

10

       

Total Workload

 

 

82

Total Workload / 25 (h)

 

 

3.28

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

3