Doctoral Program in Media and Communication Studies

New Media, Communication and Society(COM 721)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
COM 721 New Media, Communication and Society 1 3 0 0 3 8
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Doctoral Degree
Course Instructor(s) Dilruba ÇATALBAŞ dcatalbas@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective In parallel to technological developments the media, the ways in which we use them and public communication order are changing. The aim of this course is to analyze, in a critical and comparative manner, the effects of new media and communication technologies on the institutions and processes of public communication and on the society.
Content See Topics
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course students are expected to

1. Obtain in depth knowledge on the theoretical and conceptual frameworks on which the idea of information or network society is based.
2. Define concepts, theories and terminology used by different scholars in describing the structural features of contemporary societies
3. Explain the differences between new and traditional media paradigms
4. Assess theoretical debates on the social, economic and cultural outcomes of the Internet, new media, social media and mobile communication for individuals and societies
5. Interpret current developments and regulations in relation to the Internet, new media, social media and mobile communication
6. Gain familiarity with the new research methods concerning digital, interactive and online media
Teaching and Learning Methods Conference, group discussion, written expression
References Ralph Schroeder (2018) Social Theory after the Internet, UCL Press
Frank Webster (2002) Theories of the Information Society, 2nd ed., Routledge.
Manuel Castells (1996) The Rise of the Network Society, Cambridge, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell
Manuel Castells (1997) The Power of Identity, The Information Age, Cambridge, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell
Manuel Castells (2000) End of Millennium, The Information Age, Cambridge, MA; Oxford, UK: Blackwell.
Manuel Castells (2001) The Internet Galaxy, Reflections on the Internet, Business and Society. Oxford, Oxford University Press

and other Selected papers
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction
2 Technological approaches to information society and new media
3 Economic approaches to information society and new media
4 Cultural approaches to information society and new media
5 Sociological approaches to information society and new media
6 Spatial approaches to information society and new media
7 Presentation and discussion of the selected papers
8 Presentation and discussion of the selected papers
9 Presentation and discussion of the selected papers
10 Presentation and discussion of the selected papers
11 Presentation and discussion of the selected papers
12 Presentation and discussion of the selected papers
13 Presentation and discussion of the selected papers
14 Presentation and discussion of the selected papers
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 3 50
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 50
Toplam 4 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 2 40
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 1 10
Toplam 3 50
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 After successfully completing the program, the student can understand the principles and development of scientific thought.
2 After successfully completing the program, the student can examine and interpret existing theoretical approaches using correct references to produce new syntheses.
3 After successfully completing the program, the student can consolidate his/her skills in his/her field of specialization with knowledge and skills related to the different functions (journalism, public relations, advertising, marketing, radio, television, cinema, new media).
4 After successfully completing the program, the student adheres to critical thinking, ethical values in the media and communication field, and to the principles of respect for all individuals and communities for the public good.
5 After successfully completing the program, the student may integrate advanced and current theoretical and practical knowledge into his/her work related to his/her area of specialization.
6 After successfully completing the program, the student can carry out original scientific research using different methodological approaches.
7 After successfully completing the program, the student can employ advanced qualitative and quantitative methods of research.
8 After successfully completing the program, the student can bring innovation to the scientific methods by developing new methods or applying known methods to new areas.
9 After successfully completing the program, the student can present and publish his/her work on prestigious international platforms.
10 After successfully completing the program, the student can collaborate on research and education with experts from different nationalities and scientific disciplines.
11 After successfully completing the program, the student prioritizes scientific ethics in his/her work.
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 14 3 42
Assignments 1 72 72
Presentation 1 24 24
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 0 0 0
Quiz 0 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0 0
Reports 0 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
Total Workload 180
Total Workload / 25 7,20
Credits ECTS 7
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