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Course Code: 
COMM 121
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The course presents an overview of the discipline,including the basic theories, concepts, approaches, and enduring questions of political science. The students learn with a foundation of knowledge and the analytical skills necessary to understand modern politics in historical context
Course Content: 

Basic politics concepts, political parties and ideologies, political systems and appraoches  puplic opinion and propaganda, pressure groups and lobbies, consepts of nation and government.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) He/She defines basic concepts of the political science

20

1

A

2) He/She comments on actual politic events

1

1,3

A, C

3) He/She correlates traditional society, modern society and political structuring

20

1,3

A, C

4) He/She comments on relationships among bureaucracy, rational administration, religion and social relationships

1

1,2,3

A, C

5) He/She links media and  political science

20

1,2,3

A,C

 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction: What is Politics?

 

2

Political Culture and birth of institutional politics

 

3

Government- Systems- Regims

 

4

The State: Rival theories and role of the state

 

5

Constitution- Judgment- Parliamentary

 

6

Sovereignty- power and authority

 

7

Democracy: Models and Practice

 

8

Midterm

 

9

Political Ideologies: Evolution of political thought and differences

 

10

Political Ideologies: Traditional and new approaches

 

11

Political Parties and culture of organization

 

12

Political Participation and Voting

 

13

Citizenship and Belonging: Discussions of Nations and Nationalism

 

14

Over-national and Supra-national Politics

 

15

Civil Disobedience and Social Changes

 

16

FINAL

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Politics- Andrew Heywood
Politika Bilimine Giriş- Münci Kapani,

Siyasal Sistemler- Ahmet Taner Kışlalı

Political Parties- Maurice Duverge

Siyaset Biliminde Temel Yaklaşımlar- Kemal Saybaşılı.

Additional Resources

Power- Richard Sennett

Civil Disobedience- Henry David Thoureau

Kamuoyu İletişim ve Demokrasi- Arsev Bektaş

Demokrasi- Toktamış Ateş, Devlet- Platon

İkinci Çözümlemeler- Aristoteles

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

Research and Discussion About Government, Power and Current Issues

Exams

 
 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Assignment

1

10

Total

 

100

Contrıbutıon Of Fınal Examınatıon To Overall Grade

 

40

Contrıbutıon Of In-Term Studıes To Overall Grade

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

He/She defines role of the press in democracy. He/She comments on changing national and international agenda. He/She establishes the connection between media, society and power and states significance of the journalism in modern societies.

 

 

 

 

X

 

2

He/She defines news of different types required by the profession of journalism. He/She edits these texts in printed and visual environments.

X

 

 

 

 

 

3

He/She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods. He/She prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

He/She defines freedom of communication and expression of the media within principals of the communication ethics. He/She uses the news to be published in the media in accordance with these basics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

He/She assesses ethical principles defined by national and international journalism organizations. He/She constructs the news in the media in the light of these principals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

He/She associates new communication technologies in mass communication with journalism practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

He/She underlines transformation of the media industry and changing dynamics in globalization process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

He/She comments on main management strategies in printed media, electronic journalism, radio, television and digital platforms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

He/She uses the theoretical information he/she obtained in the disciplines of communication and social sciences for journalism practice.

 

 

 

X

 

 

11

He/She comments on the images taking place in the media personally, technically, critically, ethically and culturally. In the light of this information, he/she selects the images to be used in the media by recognizing power of the image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

He/She prepares the news by using technical and theoretical discipline he/she gained in the discipline of media. He/She arranges this news and conveys them to broadcasting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

He/She prepares creative and genuine content and uses them in different channels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

He/She defines mass communication theories. In the light of these theories, he/she comments on social effects and functions of the mass media.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

He/She comments on historical development process of the media.

 

 

X

 

 

 

16

He/She establishes advanced written, verbal and visual communication and discusses by using English.

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

He/She defines principal grammar rules of the Turkish Language and Literature. He/She arranges the news to be published in line with principal rules of Turkish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

He/She defines principles and theories of Communication Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

He/She prepares content for digital environment by new communication devices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

He/She defines the profession of journalism with its historical, legal, politic, cultural, sociologic and moral dimensions.

 

 

 

X

 

 

21

He/She analyzes national and international papers in the discipline of journalism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

He/She defines internal and external stakeholders in the media industries. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

3

48

Mid-terms

1

10

10

Ödev

2

10

20

Final examination

1

10

10

Total Work Load

 

 

133

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

5.32

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5