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Course Code: 
RTC 322
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
English
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to analyze the sociological aspect of communication, with its interaction with social structure, social institutions and societal process.
Course Content: 

The course structured to analyze the role of the media as a catalyst for communication, explaining cultural transformation and social change, based on methods and findings of communication sciences and sociology.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 6: Case Study, 7: Brainstorming, 9: Demonstration
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, B: Oral Exam/Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Evaluates issues such as culture, sociology, urbanization, media, socialization, education, social change, technology etc. with their relation to social structures and the relationship of social structures and social actors. 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 7 A, B
2) Explains, determines, interprets the basic concepts of the field of communication. 5, 6 1, 2 A, B
3) Questions, relates, criticizes the studies and approaches in the field of communication studies and sub-disciplines related with communication studies. 1, 3, 6 1, 2, 6, 7 A, B
4) Formulate the intellectual infrastructure to produce projects and works in the field of communication. 1, 2, 3, 9 1, 2, 6, 7, 9 A, B
5) Comprehend the basic information about the production and creation processes in the field of communication on theoretical basis. 1, 5, 6 1, 2, 6, 7, 9 A, B

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 What Is Sociology? Giddens, Chpt. 1
2 “What Do Communication Scientists Do?” Giddens, Chpt. 3
3 Oral Culture-Literate Culture Giddens, Chpt. 5
4 Ideology and Communication Giddens, Chpt. 9
5 Digital Labor and Social Networks Giddens, Chpt. 6
6 Technological Determinist Perspective in Communication Studies Giddens, Chpt. 6
7 City and Communication Giddens, Chpt. 21
8 Ara Sınav  
9 Public Space Giddens, Chpt. 21
10 Communicative Action Giddens, Chpt. 21
11 Music and Communication Giddens, Chpt. 15
12 Globalization, Communication and Social Change Giddens, Chpt. 2
13 Social Movements and Media Giddens, Chpt. 20
14 Enviroment, Crisis and Media Giddens, Chpt. 22
15 Review of the Course  
16 Final  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Giddens, A. (2001). Sociology 4th ed, Cambridge: Polity Press
Additional Resources  

 

 

Material Sharing

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

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 80
Oral Exam/Presentation 5 20
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   50
Total   100

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to define basic concepts, theories, methods and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.         X
2 To demonstrate the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient team work in the production process in the radio, television and cinema fields.   X      
3 To be able to create media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing current knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.     X    
4 Manifesting professional knowledge and skills in different fields of radio, television and cinema fields such as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management locally and globally.   X      
5 To develop an understanding of responsible broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.         X
6 To be able to use the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.         X
7 To evaluate radio, television and cinema fields in a wide range of cultural, economic and social relations from an institutional structuring to their products with an analytical and critical approach.         X
8 To have the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.         X
9 To be able to design original projects in radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments and ideas in the fields of art, culture and media at national and global levels.         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) 14 3 42
Oral Exam/Presentation 5 1 5
Mid-terms 1 4 4
Final examination 1 4 4
Total Work Load     97
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     3,88
ECTS Credit of the Course     4