COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Media Law
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
LAW 309
Spring
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to introduce fundamental concepts of media law and provide concise information on general principles.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:Describe and comment on the principal characteristics and concepts of the Turkish Media Law; compare with EU legislation and implementation
  • Find, identify and use sources of relevant media law (in 1) in relation to Turkish and EU media law
  • Elaborate on contextual issues in relation to audio visual media services (e.g. the costs to the media of defamation and privacy actions, and the need to provide programming for minority groups and cultures).
  • Effectively communicate the relevant information in 2
  • Undertake independent legal research in relation to Turkish and EU media law.
  • Analyze and apply the information found in 5.
  • Present reasoned legal argument in relation to issues of Turkish and EU media law.
Course Content The course covers the issues in freedom of expression and communication, legal regulations on press, radio tv broadcasting, protection of privacy and reputation, legal regulations on advertising, trademarks and copyrights

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to course Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
2 Sources of Media Law Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
3 Fundamental rights and freedom to communicate Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
4 Constitution, European Human Rights Convention, basic principles Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
5 Press Law, Legal framework of radio television broadcasts and internet Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
6 Protection of personality, privacy, and reputation, right to reply, legal responsibility of media Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
7 Protection of personality, privacy, and reputation, right to reply, legal responsibility of media Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
8 MIDTERM EXAM
9 Crimes against state organs and spiritual values Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
10 Copyrights Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
11 Legal aspect of advertisements Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
12 Legal aspect of advertisements Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
13 Unfair Competition and Trademark Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
14 Case studies Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
15 Repetition and preparation for the exam Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
16 Repetition and preparation for the exam Relevant pages of course notes and other sources
Course Textbooks Quinn, F.: Law for Journalists, PearsonLongman, 2nd Ed., 2009.
References Crone, T.: Law and the Media, 4th. Ed., Focal Press, 2002. Carey, P./Sanders, J.: Media Law, 3rd. Ed., Sweet & Maxwell, 2004. Robertson, G/ Nicol,A.: Media Law, 5th Ed.Sweet & Maxwell, 2007. Ongun, Coşkun:Yargı Kararları Işığında Medya Hukuku, Legal Yayınevi, İstanbul 2010. Yıldız, Sevil.: Medya ve Hukuk, Nobel Yayın, Ankara , Nisan 2010 Relevant case studies, news from the press

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
45
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
55
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
45
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
24
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
165

 

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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

 

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