COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


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Course Name
Media & Politics II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 272
Spring
3
2
4
7
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to familiarize students with advanced concepts in political science and communication studies. The course also aims to enable students to discuss the relations between political science and media studies.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will learn fundamental concepts of communication
  • Will learn fundamental concepts of political science
  • Will be able to define advanced models and theories related to media and communication
  • Will be able to analyze the relations between political and economic conditions of societies and the structure of media
  • Will be able to understand how transformations in political institutions’ functions affect media models
  • Will be able to discuss the relation between transformations in politics and media
Course Content This course aims to inform students on the historical development of relation between political power and media practices and institutions. The course also aims to analyze a series of national and global events in light of the interaction between media and economic and political conditions.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Review of the Semester  
2 Identity, Politics and Media K. Woodward (1997) Identity and Difference, Sage: London, S. Hall (1995) ‘Black and white television’ in June Givanni (ed.) Remote Control: Dilemmas of Black Intervention in British Film and Television, British Film Institute, London., B. Anderson (1991) Imagined Communities: reflections on the origin and spread of nationalism, London, Verso.
3 Social Movements and Media R. Crompton and J. Scott (2005) Class analysis: beyond the cultural turn, in F. D. Savage, M. J. Scott and R. Crompton (eds.), Rethinking class: culture, identities and lifestyles, pp186-203. Basingstoke, Palgrave.
4 Theory of Public Sphere and Communicative Action Habermas’s Theory of Communicative Action ...
5 Politics of Development and Globalization Michael Lowy, Theory of Uneven and Combined Development Vicky Randall, Political Change and Underdevelopment
6 Political Movements and Social Change Girdner, pp.331-343 (New Media and Social Movements)
7 Mid-term
8 Turkish Politics in the Early Republican Era.& The Republic's Official Ideology: Kemalism Feroz Ahmad, The Making of Modern Turkey, Routledge, 1993, pp.1-72; Şerif Mardin, ‘Center-Periphery Relations: A Key to Turkish Politics?’ Daedalus, Vol. 102 (1973): 169-90; Paul Dumont, ‘The Origins of Kemalist Ideology’, in Jacob M. Landau, Atatürk and the Modernization of Turkey,Westview Press, E.J. Brill, 1984,pp.25-44
9 Modernization in Turkey & The Military-Bureaucratic Elite and the State Tradition Dankwart A. Rustow, ‘The Modernization in Turkey in Historical and Comparative Perspective’, in Kemal H. Karpat and Contributers, Social Change and Politics in Turkey, Leiden E.J. Brill, 1973, pp.93-122; Metin Heper, ‘Political Modernization as Reflected in Bureaucratic Change: The Turkish Bureaucracy and a"Historical Bureaucratic Empire’, International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct., 1976), pp. 507-521
10 Nationalism , Kurdish Question/ Minorities/Turkish Nationalism Hugh Poulton, Top Hat, Grey Wolf and Crescent, Turkish Nationalism and Turkish Republic, Hurst & Company, London, 1997, pp. 130-167 Mesut Yeğen, ‘The Kurdish Question in Turkish State Discourse’, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Oct., 1999), pp. 555-568
11 Turkey's Political System and the question of Democracy C.H. Dodd, ‘The Development of Turkish Democracy’, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 19, No. 1 (1992), pp. 16-30
12 Social Democracy, Socialism and the Radical Left Kemal H. Karpat, ‘The Turkish Left’, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 1, No. 2, (1966), pp. 169-186.
13 Gender and Politics: Turkish Feminism Deniz Kandiyoti, ‘Sex Roles and Social Change: A Comparative Appraisal of Turkey's Women’, Signs, Vol. 3, No. 1, (Autumn, 1977), pp. 57-73.
14 Islamism vs Secularism Haldun Gülalp, ‘The Poverty of Democracy in Turkey: The Refah Party Episode’, New Perspectives on Turkey, Fall 1999, 35-59.
15 Review of the Semester
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks
References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
100
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
5
80
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
12
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
25
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
    Total
191

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. X
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication. X
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1) X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest