Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
New Media and Society GIT 429 7 1 + 2 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ORHAN TEKELİOĞLU
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category Available Basic Education in the Field
Course Objective

Within a historical perspective with an emphasis on technological advancements, it aims to comprehend the bond between the rise of "public sphere" and media, eventually "new" media. Thinking over and analysing a new society shaping through the dynamics of new media.

Course Content

By understanding the differences between the new and the "old one", learning the social function and influence of media on individuals at the social space known as "public sphere". Comprehending the importance of new media channels on current daily life practices, and then focusing on its social roles and interplay at the crossroad of politics, economy and power.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Comprehending the advancements in new media technologies within an historical perspective Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam,
2 Analysing the unexpected between technological advancements and means of media Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam,
3 Learning the relationship between the new media and the public sphere Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Testing, Oral Exam,
4 Learning the theoretical perspectives explaing the new media Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam,
5 Comprehending the global and local features of new media Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Presentation of the course material
2 History of the media and technology at modernity I
3 History of the media and technology at modernity II
4 Internet, WWW and the birth of network society
5 Digital access, digital inequality
6 Adaptation of internet into everyday life
7 Video clips, YouTube and the birth of screen cultures
8 Redefining the public sphere
9 New news values, citizen journalism and editorship
10 Surveillance and legal control in cyberspace
11 Internet society, game culture
12 Issues on the identities at internet
13 Everyday life at cyberculture
14 Summation of the semester
Course Notes
Course Resources

Erich Schmidt ve Jared Cohen, Yeni Dijital Çağ, (trans. The New Digital Age) Optimist Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2013.
Eric Dacheux, Kamusal Alan, (trans. L'Espace public) Ayrıntı Yayınları, İstanbul, 2012.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have advanced knowledge and equipment in the field of Visual Communication (Multimedia, Photography, Cinema, Graphic Design), to be able to use the theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in this field; To be able to discuss, to interpret scientifically and to be able to evaluate.
2 To know and understand basic art principles and to be able to adapt them to the field of Visual Communication Design.
3 To have knowledge of computer aided design; To have knowledge about design techniques and methods in different fields and to be able to apply them.
4 To be able to critically evaluate the knowledge and skills acquired in the field of visual communication design, to identify learning needs and to direct their learning throughout life.
5 To be able to define problems related to visual communication design, to develop solutions based on evidence and research.
6 To be able to inform people and institutions about visual communication design issues; To be able to convey their thoughts and solutions to problems in written and verbal form, to support them with quantitative and qualitative data and share them with experts and non-experts.
7 To be able to benefit from other disciplines that form the basis of visual communication design by paying attention to interdisciplinary interaction, to have basic knowledge about these disciplines and to create a basis for mutual interaction in different fields.
8 To be able to take responsibility individually and as a group member to solve unforeseen and complex problems encountered in practice; To have effective communication skills.
9 To have the capacity to perceive, think, design, apply, analyze and interpret multidimensionally.
10 To have knowledge about the legal regulations and procedures in the relevant field of art.
11 To be able to follow information about visual communication design using a foreign language.
12 To have competence in the production standards of the field and to be able to use the information and communication technologies required by the field.
13 To have social, scientific and ethical values ??in the stages of collection, interpretation, announcement and application of data related to visual communication.
14 To be able to transform abstract and concrete concepts into creative thinking, innovative and original works, based on the versatile and open-minded thinking model.
15 To have aesthetic awareness.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
2. Ara Sınav 40
3. Kısa Sınav 10
4. Kısa Sınav 10
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 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 2 12 24
Quiz 2 4 8
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Workload 126
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.04
dersAKTSKredisi 5