Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Political Economy Of The Middle East UOC 503 0 3 + 0 3 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Asst. Bilal Yildirim, Res. Asst. Ismail Numan Telci
Course Category
Course Objective This course aims to introduce the students with media studies approach in order to rethink the effects of the ways in which mass media affect how audiences think and behave about the events in the Middle East.
Course Content This course studies the role played by the print and visual media in effacing and engendering public opinion and foreign policy decision making in the Middle East. It 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 Determining main economic qualities of the regions Middle East and North Africa Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Comparing socioeconomic development levels of the countries in the regions Middle East and North Africa Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Analysing economic roots of problems faced in the regions Middle East and North Africa Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
4 Arguing economic causes of problems in the regions Middle East and North Africa Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 Critizing by comparing the policies of global powers toward the Middle East Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam,
6 Analysing main socioeconomic qualities of significant countries of the Middle East Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
7 Accounting for the factors that is effective in determining the policies of Turkey toward the Middle East Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
8 Examining the importance that the regions Middle East and North Africa bear for the global powers Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
9 Accounting for the reflections of patrol geopolitics and energy war on foreign policy in the regions Middle East and North Africa Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
10 Evaluating reflections of patrol factor on domestic politics in the regions Middle East and North Africa Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
11 Evaluating the socioeconomic base of the main Middle Eastern countries. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
12 Analysing the factors effecting Turkey´s economy-politics towards Middle East. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
13 Examining the economic importance of the Middle East and North Africa regions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
14 Examining the effect of energy on foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
15 Examining the effect of oil for the internal politics in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: the Historical Growth of Media and Media Studies See Sources
2 Main Themes and Concepts I: Media Consumption, Hegemony, Intertextuality, Visual Discourse, Knowledge Networks and Cascading Activation See Sources
3 Main Themes and Concepts II: Encoding/Decoding, Mise-en-scene, Framing, Imagery, Genre, Soft News and Hard News See Sources
4 Methods of Media Studies: Reading Media Images, Semiotics, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Narrating See Sources
5 Theories of Media and Foreign Policy See Sources
6 Performative Politics of Media and the Middle Eastern Politics See Sources
7 Media effect on the Middle Eastern Politics I See Sources
8 Media effect on the Middle Eastern Politics II See Sources
9 Politics of Alternative Media: Internet and Blogging See Sources
10 Case Study I: Hegemony by default? CNN to Internet: the Art of News Making in the Middle East See Sources
11 Case Study II: The CNN Effect, Humanitarian Interventions and Politics of International Intervention in the Middle East See Sources
12 Case Study III: The News Media and War on Terror; Fox News, Al-Jazeera and the Iraqi War See Sources
13 Case Study IV: Arab Spring and the International Politics of Media See Sources
14 Conclusion: Via Media? See Sources
Resources
Course Notes Robert M. Entman (2004) Projections of Power: Framing News\ Public Opinion and US Foreign Policy, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.<br>Pippa Norris et al., (2003) Framing Terrorism: The News Media, the Government and the Public, London: Routledge<br>Lisa Taylor and Andrew Miller (2009) Media Studies Oxford: Blackwell.
Course Resources
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 25
1. Ödev 37
2. Ödev 38
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 20
1. Final 80
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 5 80
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 2 10 20
Final examination 1 16 16
Total Workload 174
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.96
dersAKTSKredisi 7