MCS 509 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Advanced Topics in Media Theory and Research*
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 509
Spring
3
0
3
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To discuss the theories and methodologies of media and communication studies at an advanced level. To draw a framework for the studies conducted in the field.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will learn about the advanced theoretical and methodological grounds of the media and communication field.
  • Will be able to evaluate the concepts of social sciences and humanities with a media-centric approach.
  • Will be able to relate media and communication studies with other disciplines of social sciences and humanities.
  • Will be able to define the current dynamics of the field, which guide media and communication research.
  • Will be able to discuss the recent texts in the field's literature.
Course Content This course presents the theoretical and methodological grounds for media and communication studies. It focuses on the recent literature which has been built up on these studies.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction to the course
2 Culture, Ideology & Identity -O’Shaughnessy (1999) Media and Society: An Introduction Melbourne: Oxford University Press (pp.31-52)+(pp.157-183)
3 Media & Nationalism I -Excerpts from Ernest Rennan and Benedict Anderson -Hobsbawm, E. and T. Ranger. 2007. The Invention of Tradition. 5th edn, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1-15.
4 Media & Nationalism II -Skey, M. 2009. The National in Everyday Life: A Critical Engagement With Michael Billig’s Thesis of Banal Nationalism. The Sociological Review, 57(2): 331-346. - (2006) Becoming Undone: Contesting Nationalisms in Contemporary Turkish Popular Cinema. National Identities , Vol. 8, No. 1,
5 Response Papers
6 Media, Modernity & Orientalism I -West and the Rest: Discourse and Power by Stuart Hall -Pictures from Afar: Shooting the Middle East
7 Media, Modernity & Orientalism II -Wither the Project of Modernity? Turkey in 1990s by Çağlar Keyder -Aksoy, A. & Robins, K. (1997) Peripheral Vision: Cultural Industries and cultural identities in Turkey. Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 29(11).
8 Media & Democracy -Bobbio – The Future of Democracy -Habermas – The Public Sphere -Fuchs – Public Sphere
9 Response Papers
10 Globalization, media and Identity I Disjuncture and difference in the global cultural economy by Arjun Appadurai Kraidy, M. (2002). Globalization of culture through the media. In J. R. Schement (Ed.), Encyclopedia of communication and information (Vol. 2, pp. 359-363). New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA.
11 Globalization, media and Identity II Vertovec, S. (2001) ‘Transnationalism and identity’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 27(4):573-82 Schiller, N. G., (1995). From Immigrant to Transmigrant: Theorizing Transnational Migration, Anthropological Quarterly, 68:1 p.48 Suggested reading: Clifford, James. 1994. Diasporas. Current Anthropology 9.3: 302–338.
12 Globalization, media and Identity III Miyase Christensen (2013). TransNational Media Flows: Some Key Questions and Debates. International Journal of Communication 7 (2013), 2400-2418 Karanfil, G. 2009. Pseudo-exiles and reluctant transnationals: disrupted nostalgia on Turkish satellite broadcasts. Media, culture & society, 31: 887
13 Response Papers
14 Semester Review
15 Semester Review
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Include the full name of the textbook, author, edition and ISBN.

Suggested Readings/Materials

The ISBN of the suggested readings/materilas to be assigned should be stated here.

If there are sources available online, the links to those websites should be added  

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
20
Homework / Assignments
1
45
Presentation / Jury
1
15
Project
-
-
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
4
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
4
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
4
Homework / Assignments
1
20
Presentation / Jury
1
18
Project
-
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
18
Final Exam
    Total
154

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve and ultimately deepen the level of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the discipline of media and communication studies,

X
2

To be able to carry on learning and conduct advanced research independently by critically evaluating knowledge in the field of media and communication,

3

To be able to utilize theoretical and practical knowledge at an expert level in the field of media and communication when developing plans, strategies, and policies,

X
4

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity and as part of a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise in the area of communication in daily life,

X
5

To be able to grasp the interdisciplinary qualities of media and communication studies,

6

To be able to combine the knowledge of the media and communication field with knowledge from various related disciplines to form new knowledge in order to utilize interdisciplinary approaches and research methods to solve critical problems,

7

To be able to critically investigate social relations and the forms and norms of communication that constitute these relations while being to take action to improve and, when necessary, change these relations,

8

To be able to act with special concern for social and scientific values, as well as ethical principles, during the collection, interpretation, and publication of data related to the field of media and communication, and to take action to disseminate these values,

9

To be able to reconstruct a problem in the media and communication field as an academic problem, in order to conduct research, generate methods of solution, and evaluate results,

10

To be able to make use of foreign language for learning new knowledge in the media and communication field and to communicate with foreign colleagues,

11

To be able to communicate systematically, in written, oral, and visual forms, contemporary developments in media and communication to groups inside and outside the discipline,

12

To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills.

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