Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
International Politics Of Media In The Middle East UOC 504 0 3 + 0 3 7
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
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 To understand the concepts of media consumption, hegemony, intertextuality and visual discourse. Lecture, 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 Case Study I: Hegemony by default? CNN to Internet: the Art of News Making See Sources
10 Case Study II: The CNN Effect, Humanitarian Interventions and Politics of International Intervention in the Middle East See Sources
11 Case Study III: The News Media and War on Terror; Fox News, Al-Jazeera and the Iraqi War See Sources
12 Case Study IV: Arab Spring and the International Media See Sources
13 Case Study V: Egyptian Military Coup 2013 the Fall of Liberal Discourse See Sources
14 Conclusion: Via Media? See Sources
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.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Ödev 32
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 6 96
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 6 96
Total Workload 192
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 7.68
dersAKTSKredisi 7