Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Television Studies CUL 520 0 3 + 0 3 6
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. HASAN HÜSEYİN TAYLAN
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

Comprehending the cultural meaning of television broadcasting by the help of utilising the necessary theoretical notions. Analysing its aesthetic and the cultural texts produced. Understanding the Turkish experience in it’s historical context, by looking at the transformation of its institutions, and broadcast technologies. Looking at the effects of private television experience in the mid-1990s after the lift of state monopoly on broadcast. Focusing upon how a global technology been localized through interpreting its cultural texts.

Course Content

Comprising the global and local history of television broadcasting, theories of television studies, television and social change, history of cultural politics of Turkey since the Early Republican Period, history of Turkish popular culture.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Learning the technological transformation from radio to television broadcasting within a historical framework Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Analysing the transformation of mainstream channels from news-oriented broadcasting to entertainment-focused one, particularly after the second world war Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Comprising the difference between the mainstream and thematic channels based on the classification of program formats and genres. Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Lecture, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
4 Comprehending the global and local features of television broadcasting Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 Analysing the notion of “television cultures” by the help of “television studies” perspective Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
6 Understanding and analysing in details the broadcasting history of Turkish radio and television Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Presentation of the course and expectations
2 From radio to television, history of technological transformations
3 Economics, politics and culture of television broadcasting
4 Beginning of television broadcast and theoretical notions
5 Program formats, genres and their changes and transformations
6 Model of public broadcasting
7 Cultural policies of the Early Republican Era and Radio
8 Institutional transformations and foundation of TRT
9 Initiation of television broadcasting and colour tv
10 Deregulation of public broadcasting, private channels
11 New program formats, serials, reality shows
12 Reading and understanding the culture of Turkey through television
13 Presentations
14 Presentations
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

John Fiske, Popüler Kültürü Anlamak, Parşömen, 2012.
Uygur Kocabaşoğlu, Şirket Telsizinden Devlet Radyosuna, İletişim Yayınları, 2010.
Meltem Ahıska, Radyonun Sihirli Kapısı, Metis 2005.
Bülent Çaplı, Televizyon ve Siyasal Sistem, İmge Kitabevi, 1995.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To gain ability to make data collection, consulting literature and analyzing which form scientific knowledge in the discipline of Cultural Studies. X
2 To have ability to study interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary and to adopt theory, method and practices used in the other areas to discipline of Cultural Studies. X
3 To gain ability to make data collection, consulting literature and analyzing which form scientific knowledge in the relevant discipline. X
4 To gain adequacy to make critical evaluation and synthesis; X
5 To have behavior and ethical sensitivity in conformity with academic life. X
6 To be open minded for renewal and new ideas and to obtain ability to suggest new ideas. X
7 To be experienced to contribute to Cultural Studies in the institutional and methodological context by scientific studies. X
8 To share his/her academic studies with academia via national and international conferences. X
9 To make a scientific research in the area of Cultural Studies based on an asserted thesis with gaining the habit of acquisition of research and project. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Proje / Tasarım 10
1. Ödev 40
1. Ara Sınav 50
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 2 32
Quiz 14 2 28
Assignment 1 40 40
Project / Design 1 10 10
Total Workload 158
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.32
dersAKTSKredisi 6