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NEWS SOCIOLOGY AND REPRESENTATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
THY333 NEWS SOCIOLOGY AND REPRESENTATION 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. OSMAN ERGÜVEN VATANDAŞ
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to analyze the news media within the social context by introducing the works on news production, news texts and the reception of news.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include topic such as news production, works on news texts and news broadcasting organs.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Analyze the connection between politics, economy and news.
Evaluate politic and ideologic connection between news production process and news text.
Recognize the structure and operation of news production process according to different communication tools.
Examine the concept of freedom of press in historical dimension.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the content and methods, Introduction to the Course Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Discussing news practices in the present day Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Discuss and question the freedom of the press within a historical context Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Evaluating the relation between politics and news media Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
5 Reading Liberal Press Theories Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Press in Authoritarian and Totalizer Regime Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
7 Reading Social Responsibility Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Concepts in News Sociology Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Building realism in News Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Works in News Production Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading News and representation problem -
13 Reading Creating dominant discourses in news texts -
14 Reading Surveys on reading news and interpretation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Group Work
15 Reading General Revision -
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Maigret, É. (2014). Medya ve Iletisim Sosyolojisi, Istanbul: Iletisim Publications.
Cengiz, A. (2014). Iletisim Sosyolojisi Kuramsal Temeller, Istanbul: Derin Publications

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
1
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
2
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.
1

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
0
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
1
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
0
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
1
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.
1

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
0
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
2
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
1
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
2
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
0
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.
0

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 3 39
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 2 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0