Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Democracy and Media HIR 215 3 3 + 0 3 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi MUSTAFA ÖZTUNÇ
Course Lecturers Dr.Öğr.Üyesi MUSTAFA ÖZTUNÇ,
Course Assistants

Res. Asst. Damla KARŞU, Res. Asst. Aynülhayat UYBADİN

Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

Democracy and media relations in the context of the historical perspective, taking into Turkey at the instance of a scientific analysis perspective.

Course Content

During the course;
The birth of democracy and development process,
Democracy and media relations,
Normative media theory,
The effects of media on individuals and society,
For example, media and democracy in Turkey will be discussed cases.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Investigates the process of the development of democracy Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Takes functions of the media in a democratic society Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Identifies the relations between media and democracy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 Knows the media effects on individual and society. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 Analyzes the types of media systems of their developments. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Analyzes the development process of Media and Democracy in Turkey. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The birth of democracy and development process
2 Democratic Society and Media
3 Functions of the Media: News and information provision, educate and entertain,
4 Audit and review
5 Contribute to the formation of public opinion: the media and the media´s role in the process of the formation of public-public
6 The effects of media on individual and society
7 Media Systems and Bodies
8 Quiz
9 Authoritarian Media Theory
10 Totalitarian Media Theory
11 Liberal Media Theory
12 Media A Critical Overview: Rich Media Poor Democracy
13 The media system in Turkey: 1923-2012
14 Media and Democracy in Turkey
Course Notes
Course Resources

Sartori, Giovanni (1999): Demokrasi Teorisine Geri Dönüş, Yetkin Kitabevi, İstanbul
Keane, John (2004): Medya ve Demokrasi, Ayrıntı Yayınları; İstanbul
Işık, Metin (2004): Medyada Yeni Yaklaşımlar, Eğitim Kitabevi, Konya
Işık Metin (2011): Türkiye ve Dünya Bağlamında Kitle İletişim Sistemleri, Eğitim Kitabevi, Konya
Ekmel Gecer, Türkiye Medyasını Anlamak: Demokratik bir Yapı Mümkün mü?, Kolektif Kitap, 2013.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Knows Pr and Advertising Theories X
3 Has social reponsibility X
4 Knows how to communicate effectively X
5 Creates Pr and Advertising projects. X
7 Manages media relations X
8 Creates persuasive messages by using images and words X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 20
1. Kısa Sınav 20
2. Kısa Sınav 20
Total 100
1. Final 40
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
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
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Project / Design 1 15 15
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 120
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.8
dersAKTSKredisi 5