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Course Code: 
RTC 301
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
English
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
Television studies is a relatively recent field that emerged as a result of studying culture, media and society. This course is designed to gain a critical view on the relationship between television and its audience that is both upon the individual and in the wider social context. With television in our homes and also externally, it is essential, in this visual age, to take a step further by looking at what television actually transmits. Our everyday cultural habitat, and how our thoughts form and are shaped by culture, and cultural products, are the crucial points in this course.
Course Content: 

This course will offer the ways of critical view at television and its audience in the level of both individual and social. It will cover ourselves, our vision and our way of life through a medium which plays a central role in cultural life. You will be expected to interpret and analyse the role television plays as a cultural, economic, political force in society, to be a critical viewer of television texts and to read and comprehend some major approaches to television criticism.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive Lecture, 15: Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Exam, C: Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1-Explore “television” as a medium of mass culture with the founding theories and concepts  which are drawn on cultural studies 1, 5, 6, 7 1, 2, 15 A, C
2- Analysis the television itself as a text, ranges of program styles and their textual nature 1, 5, 6, 7 1, 2, 15 A, C
3- Focus on the role of television in mass media, culture and culture industry and the concepts of public/private sphere 1, 5, 6, 7 1, 2, 15 A, C
4- Analyzes and interprets production patterns of television texts, economic structure of channels and viewing habits. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 1, 2, 15 A, C
5- Applies conceptual and analytical information to national and international products and relations. 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 1, 2, 15 A, C

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction and hand out the syllabus  
2 Introduction: Television, representation and culture Charlotte Brunsdon, What is the television of television studies, in TCV, pp. 609-627
3 Communication, representation and culture in critical social theories. Williams, Raymond, 1977, Television: Technology and Cultural Form, Ederyn Williams (ed.), Routledge London (TTCF). pp. 34-77.

Raymond, Williams, “Effects of the technology and its uses” in TTCF, pp.119

4 Understanding television and television programmes: What is text and how is it criticized? Newcomb, Horace, (ed) 2000, Television: The Critical View, Blackwell Publisher (TCV). Pp. 11-48
5 Putting together the mode of television production, its context and cultural politics: Television news. McQuail, Denis (ed), 2002, McQuail’s Reader in Mass Communication, Sage(MRMC). pp. 116-148.
6 Television, gender and class representation. Fiske, John, “Some television, some topics and some terminology”, in TC, pp. 1-20

 

7 Television as a cultural form. Fiske, John, 1997, Television Culture, Routledge, London-New York (TC). 7-39.

Horace Newcomb, Paul M. Hirsch, “Television as cultural forum” in TCV, pp. 561-573 

 

8 Midterm exam  
9 Television and its role in public and private sphere Silverstone, Roger, 1999, Television and Everyday Life, Routledge, London-New , Routledge, London-New York (TEL). pp. 158-179.
10 On viewer commodity Melvin L. DeFleur. 1989. Theories of Mass Communication. pp. 77-96

Ien Ang, Streamlining television audience, in MRMC,  pp. 335-341

 

11 The production, programme formats and flow on television Pierre Bourdieu. 1997. Televizyon Üzerine. pp. 44-70.
12 The economic relations of television, types of television programmes and professionals. Neil Postman. 1994. Televizyon Öldüren Eğlence. pp. 86-118.
13 Television economy and international cultural domination relations in the age of globalization Barker, Chris, 1999, Television, Globalisation and Cultural Identities, Open University Press (TGC). pp. 177-202.
14 General overview to the term Different television programmes as an example.
15 General overview to the term Different television programmes as an example.
16 Final exam  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook  
Additional Resources Barker, Chris, 1999, Television, Globalisation and Cultural Identities, Open University Press (TGC)

Fiske, John, 1997, Television Culture, Routledge, London-New York (TC)

Kellner, Douglas,1998, Media Culture, Routledge, London, New York  (MC)

McQuail, Denis (ed), 2002, McQuail’s Reader in Mass Communication, Sage(MRMC)

Newcomb, Horace, (ed) 2000, Television: The Critical View, Blackwell Publisher (TCV)

Silverstone, Roger, 1999, Television and Everyday Life, Routledge, London-New , Routledge, London-New York (TEL)

Pierre Bourdieu. 1997. Televizyon Üzerine.

Neil Postman. 1994. Televizyon Öldüren Eğlence.

Williams, Raymond, 1977, Television: Technology and Cultural Form, Ederyn Williams (ed.), Routledge London (TTCF)

Horace Newcomb, Paul M. Hirsch, “Television as cultural forum” in TCV.

Ien Ang, Streamlining television audience, in MRMC.

 

 

 

Material Sharing

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

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 70
Quizzes - -
Assignment 11 30
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
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Assignment 11 1 11
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     101
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,04
ECTS Credit of the Course     4