Doctoral Program in Media and Communication Studies

Society of the Spectacle and Urban Space(COM 773)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
COM 773 Society of the Spectacle and Urban Space 1 3 0 0 3 8
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Elective
Course Level Doctoral Degree
Course Instructor(s) Hamdi Serhat GÜNEY hserhatguney@gmail.com (Email)
Assistant
Objective The main purpose of the course is to help the phenomenons of the meta culture and the society of the spectacle being evaluated in light of a systemic media studies approach. In this sense, by applying multi-disciplinary approachs, such as cultural studies and urban studies, this course also aims to examine modern experience through the concept of media space.
Content - Historical development of cities and the concept of 'modern city'.
- Concept of 'Society of Spectacle'.
- Premodern spectacle and city space.
- Modern spectacle and city space.
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, the student shall;
- have a historical perspective on development of the cities.
- have a critical persoerctive on the use of city spaces as place of spectacle.
- have a theoretical perspective on the relationship between space and power.
- analyse the designing of the city spaces through the concept of 'media space'.
Teaching and Learning Methods Narrative
Article Analysis
References Guy Debord, Gösteri Toplumu
Richard Sennett, Gözün Vicdanı
Henry Lefebvre, Şehir Hakkı
Henry Levebvre, Mekanın Üretimi
Jen Jack Gieseking & William Mangold, The People, Place and Space Reader
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 The content of the lesson, course material, and assessment system.
2 Historical development of the cities
3 Premodern cities and public space
4 Modern cities and public space
5 Transition of the spaces of spectacle
6 Modern city spaces and social interaction
7 Political spectacle and space
8 Entertainment and space
9 City visuality and space
10 Fairs and space
11 Commemorating, memorials and space
12 Mediatic spectacle and space
13 Presentations of the students
14 Presentations of the students
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 2 100
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 0 0
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 1 50
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 0 0
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 1 50
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 2 100
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. X
2 After successfully completing the program, the student can examine and interpret existing theoretical approaches using correct references to produce new syntheses. X
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). X
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. X
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. X
6 After successfully completing the program, the student can carry out original scientific research using different methodological approaches. X
7 After successfully completing the program, the student can employ advanced qualitative and quantitative methods of research. X
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. X
9 After successfully completing the program, the student can present and publish his/her work on prestigious international platforms. X
10 After successfully completing the program, the student can collaborate on research and education with experts from different nationalities and scientific disciplines. X
11 After successfully completing the program, the student prioritizes scientific ethics in his/her work. X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 1 45 45
Working Hours out of Class 0 0 0
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 3 25 75
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 2 35 70
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 190
Total Workload / 25 7,60
Credits ECTS 8
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