Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Media and Foreign Policy ULI 469 7 3 + 0 3 5
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. TUNCAY KARDAŞ
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Course Objective To analyze the relationships between the media and foreign policy making.
Course Content Viewing the role played by the (print and visual) media in affecting and engendering public opinion about world politics and their mechanisms of putting pressure on the governments by theoretical and conceptual prisms.
# 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,
3 Grasping the conceptual and theoretical background of media impact on foreign policy. Question-Answer, Discussion, Drilland Practice, Testing, Homework,
4 Assessing the historical development of media-foreign policy relations. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing,
5 Testing media-foreign policy theories in case studies. Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Homework,
6 Debating the futures of media-foreign policy relations. Brain Storming, Case Study, Problem Solving, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: the historical growth of the media
2 Media and World Politics: A Preliminary Analysis
3 Main themes and concepts: Framing, ‘Soft News’ and ‘Hard News’
4 Theories of Media and Foreign Policy I
5 Theories of Media and Foreign Policy II
6 Media Performance, Networks, and Public Attentiveness
7 Systematic Key Word Count I
8 Systematic Key Word Count II
9 Knowledge Networks and Cascading Activation
10 Case Study I: The CNN Effect
11 Case Study II: Humanitarian Interventions and Politics of International aid
12 Case Study III: The News Media and War making, Fox News, Al-Jazeera and the Iraqi war
13 Case Study IV: The Cartoon Crisis
14 Conclusion: Media in the age of Wars of Terror
Course Notes Robert M. Entman (2004) Projections of Power: Framing News Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press
Course Resources Pippa Norris et al., (2003) Framing Terrorism: The News Media, the Government and the Public, London: Routledge
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline. X
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations. X
3 To improve the foreign language skills. X
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations. X
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process. X
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework X
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively X
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law X
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law X
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics X
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples X
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations
19 To gain basic computer skills
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 121
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.84
dersAKTSKredisi 5