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Course Code: 
RTC 380
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
This Special Topics course aims to introduce students to a wide range of issues, concepts and subjects of academic inquiry within the field of media studies and provide them with the opportunity to explore special areas of interest related to media.
Course Content: 

These elective course offerings and the course materials can vary from term to term depending on instructor. Each term may cover a particular topic selected on the basis of faculty expertise and student interest. Course topics may include but not limited to the study of digital culture, consumption of media products, media and gender, children in media, political economy and cultural studies, are among the topics to be covered in the alternative media course. The course outline and syllabus will be announced by the instructor offering the course

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) The course enables the competence in analysing the media content (written, visual and digital) regarding the relationship between media and audience (children). 2, 3, 5, 10, 13  1, 2, 3 A, C
2) It aims to exemplify, analyse and compare / contrast the media content (For children) 2, 3, 5  1, 2, 3 A, C
3) The course targets to analyse, construct a cause and effect relationship between mass media devises, social movements and changes. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 13  1, 2, 3 A, C
4) The ability to research, analyse and discuss media praxi and outcomes. 1, 2, 5  1, 2, 3 A, C
5) The course focuses on the study media economy-politically and culturally regarding the relationship between the mass (children), time and space. 5, 13  1, 2, 3 A, C



Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Media and Children Fields
2 Cartoons and Animes Difference between the two styles
3 Current importance of Animes Culture Flow
4 Child Audiences, enculturation Copy theories
5 Globalisation and children Consumption of media products
6 Digital Culture Computer games

Identity, virtual communities and belonging

7 Paper Analysis Anime as culture flow and child audiences
8 Mid-term  
9 Children and TV Chapter 7: Does TV influence aggressive behaviour?
10 Children and TV Chapter 8: Does TV encourage good behaviour?
11 Robocop Culture Children and Violence
12 Paper Analysis Cyborg Violence: Bursting Borders and Bodies with Queer Machines (Relationship between media-children-violence)
13 Paper Analysis Continue Cyborg Violence: Bursting Borders and Bodies with Queer Machines (Postmodernism and sensualisation of violence)
14 Digital Culture ve Gender Sailor Moon, Yugi-oh, Hello Kitty, Shaman King ve enculturation of social gender roles

Cute Fashion

15 Discussion about Assignments  



Recommended Sources

Textbook * Allison, Anne (2001).” Cyborg Violence: Bursting Borders and

Bodies with Queer Machines”, Cultural Anthropology , Vol 16, No 2, p. 337-265, American Anthropological Association

*Gunter, Barrie, Jill McAleer (1990). Television and Children, Routledge, London and New York.

*Kanoğlu, Meltem (2009). “Kültür Akışı olarak Animeler ve Çocuk Seyirciler”, Karaelmas 2009: Medya and Kültür, Der.Nurçay Türkoğlu ve Sevilen Toprak Alayoğlu, Urban Kitap, s. 401-409

*Zilmann, Dolf, Jennings Bryant, Aletha C. Huston (1994). Medya, Children, and the Family, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers: UK.

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Material Sharing

Documents -
Assignments Students are expected to have read the assigned reading material.
Exams The mid-term is a written exam. The final exam is an assignment where students will choose a topic of their choice and write a descriptive article basing their study on a specific theory.




Midterms 1 100
Total   100
Contribution Of Final Examination To Overall Grade   60
Contribution Of In-Term Studies To Overall Grade   40
Total   100






Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To interpret the basic concepts, theories, approaches and field of study of communication science through analytical and critical perspective.         x  
2 To interpret and have access to findings and theories and the impacts of social sciences with other disciplines in the communication field.         x  
3 To evaluate critically the relationship of media in a wide range from corporate structuring to media products within the context of other social structures and actors.       x    
4 To develop responsible broadcasting insight through integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals need to observe with the principles of professional ethics.         x  
5 To relate the impacts of mass media in terms of political economy, socio-economic and social-psychological aspects within a historical process.         x  
6 To develop unique approaches, able to make an independent research and defend an assumption in communication science specifically in radio, television and cinema department.            
7 To in a particular area through knowledge and skills that are acquired in practical and theoretical courses; to use in various narrative forms and adapt in the manner of giving independent product in radio, television and cinema department.            
8 To obtain the basic knowledge of creative approaches and technical infrastructure those are used in production process in terms of theoretical and practical manners.            
9 To develop a project in terms of design, preparation, shooting and post-production phases of knowledge and concepts in radio, television and cinema department in a practical manner.            
10 To consider the functioning of measuring and decision-making processes in radio, television and cinema department; to evaluate the historical and cultural development and socio-political effects of program formats and programs.         x  
11 To consider the essential format forms, to develop a project, to design a project in terms of linguistically and visually, to present, to write and to apply a project that is appropriate and effective to Turkish in creative ways which is essential for radio, television and cinema.            
12 At a certain level to be able to performance English in order to pursue developments and ideas in international arena in the field of communication.            
13 To monitor and analyze national and global events and facts through associating with media.         x  





Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16 x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Midterms 1 5 5
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Work Load     116
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,64
ECTS Credit of the Course     5