Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Critics Of Actual Media and Media Ethics FEL 316 6 2 + 0 2 4
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. TUFAN ÇÖTOK
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Course Objective To make students to be acquainted with the structure of media, to criticize news and comments and to learn the approaches to media ethics
Course Content To examine the relation between the existential and the operative conditions of media, the structure and operation of media in Turkey, universal and local ethics of media
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To be able to be acquainted with media. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam,
2 To be able to use the concepts of impartiality and objectivity in media. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 To be able to comprehend the position and necessity of ethics in daily life Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework,
4 To discuss about the social position of media. Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework,
5 To discuss about the secrecy of private life. Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam,
6 To think on the relation of media and industry. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introducing the course, ethical problems in life
2 Explaining the concepts of morals and ethics and their differences from each other
3 The position and necessity of ethics in daily life
4 The social and political position of media, right to information and social function of news
5 The concepts of impartiality and objectivity in media
6 Seminare
7 Tabloidisation in media and news, definiton of magazine and its position
8 Secrecy of private life. Privacy and publicity
9 Midterm exam
10 Consumers of media: The concept of spectator, a magic word: Rating
11 Discussing the effects of media. Problematic matters in media: Harm, violence, sexuality and childrens
12 Media industry and control, economical position of media, professional organizations, control and self-control
13 Press laws
14 General evaluation
Course Notes [1] Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları “Medyakronik”, İstanbul, 2003
Course Resources [2] Chomsky Noam, “Medya Gerçeği” Everest Yayınları Yayınları, İstanbul, 2002
[3] Ülkemizde yayınlanan günlük ulusal gazeteler ve Sakarya İli’nde yayınlanan yerel gazeteler
[4] Ülkemizde yayın yapan ulusal TV kanalları
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire the skill of analytical and synthetic thinking, reading and acquainting, X
2 To be able to understand and judge the philosophical accumulations at local and universal level, X
3 To be able to do researches and to improve a method about the philosophical problems in the sources that are constituted in the field of philosophy, X
4 To be able to connect the universal problems of philosophy with the local problems, X
5 To be able to interrogate the universal problems of mankind, to be able to examine the interrogations in this field, X
6 To be able to deal with the problems of such fields as science, culture and art in a philosophical way, to recognize those questions X
7 To be able to provide the usage of interdisciplinary knowledge for the common and local problems concerning science, religion and art, X
8 To be able to understand, to solve and when necessary to direct the particular problems, X
9 To be able to narrate in writing and in words in a systematic and consistent way the knowledge possessed and suggestions for the solutions of problems, X
12 To be able to attain and to use the knowledge about philosophy and history of science.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 5
2. Ödev 5
3. Ödev 5
4. Ödev 5
5. Ödev 5
6. Ödev 5
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 4 4
Total Workload 88
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.52
dersAKTSKredisi 4