Communication and Media Studies

(JOU204)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
JOU204 4 2 2 2 2 4
Prerequisites
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Dilruba ÇATALBAŞ dcatalbas@gsu.edu.tr (Email)
Assistant
Objective This course aims to explore concepts such as digitalisation,
interactivity and convergence, which radically changed the nature as
well as use of the media, and to examine, from a critical point of
view, the implications of these concepts for the lives of individuals,
interpersonal communication, society and social order.
Content See Topics
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course students are expected to
- Discuss the role of technology in the theories of media and
communication;
- Explain what concepts like digitalization, new media,
interactivity and interactive media convey;
- Understand current debates on the forms, products and
systems of new media and their individual and social use and
aesthetic.
- Evaluate interactive media as a cultural form and practice.
Teaching and Learning Methods Conference, oral presentation, group discussion, written expression
References Dilruba Çatalbaş Ürper (2011) Ağ toplumu Kimin Toplumu,Pazarlama İletişimi, Kış.
Kerem Rızvanoğlu, (2011), Herkes için Web” mümkün mü?:
Evrensel Kullanılabilirlik ve Tasarım, Pazarlama İletişimi, Kış.
Donna Harraway (1985) "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science,
Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth
Century", Socialist Review.
Frank Webster (2006) Theories of the Information Society, 3rd
ed., Routledge: New York.
Haluk Geray, İletişim ve Teknoloji, Ütopya Yayınevi, Ankara,
2003, ss. 7-27
Manovich, Lev (2001) The Language of New Media. Cambridge:
MIT Press.
Manuel Castells (2005) Ağ Toplumunun Yükselişi, Bilgi
Üniversitesi Yayınları, İstanbul.
Manuel Castells (1996) La société en réseaux, L’ere de
l’information, Fayard,
Nicholas Negroponte (1996) Dijital Dünya, İstanbul: Türk
Henkel Dergisi Yayınları.
Nilüfer Timisi, Yeni İletişim Teknolojileri ve Demokrasi, Dost
Kitabevi, Ankara, 2001, ss. 33-58.
Van Dijk, Jan (2006) The Network Society, 2nd ed. London:
Sage.
Online sources:
Alain Seban, « Médias traditionnels, nouveaux médias »,
http://www.ddm.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/rabat251004.pdf
Edward J. Downes, Sally J. McMillan, Defining Interactivity,
New Media and Society, 2000, Vol2(2):157-179.
http://eduspaces.net/seducr/files/9787/23998/Downes.pdf
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction
2 Media and technology in the media theories
3 Paradigms of old media and new media
4 The concept of interactivity and interactive media
5 Human-computer interaction
6 User interface: Design, usability and ergonomy
7 Mid-term exam
8 Reality, virtual reality, simulated reality
9 Identity, representation and body in the cyberspace
10 Cybernetic organisms and cyborg theory
11 Surveillance and panopticon in the age of interactive media
12 Digital culture, digital literacy
13 Mobile communication, mobility, connection and sociality
14 New media art: Conceptual art, virtual art, performance and installation
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 2 60
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 40
Toplam 3 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 1 20
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 30
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 60
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Effective Turkish written and verbal communication skill, X
2 Advanced foreign language knowledge in at least two foreign languages X
3 X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 2 28
Working Hours out of Class 14 1 14
Assignments 0 0 0
Presentation 1 6 6
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 12 12
Project 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Other Applications 0 0 0
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 12 12
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 1 0 0
Total Workload 72
Total Workload / 25 2,88
Credits ECTS 3
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