Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Media Politics In The Middle East (En) ODC 619 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Doctorate Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. TUNCAY KARDAŞ
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Course Objective This course studies the role played by the print and visual media in effacing and engendering public opinion and politics in the Middle East.
Course Content The course surveys the dynamics and mechanisms of pressure on states and peoples with the help of theoretical and conceptual prisms of media studies.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Describing the historical development of media impact. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
2 Explaining social, political, and cultural impacts of the media in chronological order. Lecture, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: the Historical Growth of Media and Media Studies
2 Main Themes and Concepts I: Media Consumption, Hegemony, Intertextuality, Visual Discourse, Knowledge Networks and Cascading Activation
3 Main Themes and Concepts II: Encoding/Decoding, Mise-en-scene, Framing, Imagery, Genre, Soft News and Hard News
4 Methods of Media Studies: Reading Media Images, Semiotics, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Narrating
5 Theories of Media and Foreign Policy
6 Performative Politics of Media and the Middle Eastern Politics
7 Media effect on the Middle Eastern Politics I
8 Media effect on the Middle Eastern Politics II
9 Case Study I: Hegemony by default? CNN to Internet: the Art of News Making
10 Case Study II: The CNN Effect, Humanitarian Interventions and Politics of International Intervention in the Middle East
11 Case Study III: The News Media and War on Terror; Fox News, Al-Jazeera and the Iraqi War
12 Case Study IV: Arab Spring and the International Media
13 Case Study V: Egyptian Military Coup 2013 the Fall of Liberal Discourse
14 Conclusion: Via Media?
Course Notes Robert M. Entman (2004) Projections of Power: Framing News\ Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.<br><br>Pippa Norris et al., (2003) Framing Terrorism: The News Media, the Government and the Public, London: Routledge
Course Resources Lisa Taylor and Andrew Miller (2009) Media Studies Oxford: Blackwell.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources X
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches X
3 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects X
4 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions X
5 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded X
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge X
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
10 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 80
1. Kısa Sınav 20
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 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 20 20
Quiz 1 15 15
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 151
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.04
dersAKTSKredisi 6