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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. İSMET GALİP YOLCUOĞLU
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 basic concepts of Social Service, working fields and application frameworks.
1
2
Uses up-to-date information on Social Service field by associating it with the theory and application information of Social Service.
1

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Establish the link between the application frameworks of Social Service.
1
2
Evaluate the developments in the field of migration, globalization and human rights in the new world by using the theoretical knowledge in the field.
4

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the research methods related to the field of Social Service, concludes scientific conclusions about social problems.
3
2
Examine the spatial legislation of Social Service and develop new strategies for implementation.
1

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Solve the problems specific to the field of Social Service according to scientific data.
2
2
Conduct trainings for individual, family and society by using advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of Social Service.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop his / her competence in this area by taking the leadership role in working with individuals, groups and society and taking responsibility as a team member.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describes a life worthy of dignity of the person who is the subject of social service science.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Configures the communication between institutions in order to solve the problems.
2
2
Uses the educational role in the social service area.
0
3
Produces projects that will increase the consciousness level of the society.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Collaborate with other professionals in the work team through an interdisciplinary approach at the stage of Social Service intervention
0
2
Acts as a social worker in accordance with the laws, regulations and professional ethics rules.
0
3
Organize their work in accordance with their rights and responsibilities as an individual.
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