Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
FTV3966 Special Topics in TV and Media Studies II Spring 3 0 3 5
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELENI VARMAZI
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ELENI VARMAZI
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The course will explore key concepts, texts and debates in the field of contemporary cinema and media studies.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Have the knowledge of the main terminology of cinema and media studies.
2. Will be able to analyze films and media products according to official terminology.
3. Have the knowledge of of main theories and movements of cinema and media studies.
4. Will be able to make presentations of films and media products in respect to an academic language and terminology.

Course Content

The central focus of the course will be on the intellectual and material histories of cinema studies and media studies as disciplines (and their recent convergence), including the development of different models of film study (film as art, culture, industry, etc.); the development of classical film theory and film criticism; feminist film theory; and the mutual influence of other disciplines in relation to the study of cinema and media.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Action Movies, Animation, Art Cinema, Auteur Theory, Black cinema, Blaxploitaion, Bollywood, British New Wave.
2) Cinema Novo, Cinema verite (direct cinema), Classical Hollywood cinema, comedy, cult cinema, diegesis, Dogme 95.
3) Ethnographic film, European cinema, Expressionism, Fantasy films, Feminist film theory, Film noir, French poetic realism.
4) Gangster films, Genre, Horror Films, Historical films, Identification, Independent Cinema, Italian Neorealism.
5) Melodrama, Method Acting, Musical, Myth, Narrative, Narration.
6) Parallel sequencing,Plot/ story, Psychoanalysis, Queer cinema.
7) Psychoanalysis (cont.) Oral presentations.
8) Realism, Representation, Resolution, Road movie.
9) Science fiction, Scopophilia, Semiotics, Soviet Cinema/Montage.
10) Spacial and temporal continuity, Star/Star System, Structuralism/Post-Structuralism, Subjective Camera, Surrealism.
11) Third Cinema, 3-D Cinema, Thriller, Transition, Travelling.
12) Underground Cinema, Vampire Movies, Variation, Violence/ Censorship.
13) War Films, Westerns, World Cinema/ 3rd World Cinema.
14) In class fim analyses.


Course Notes / Textbooks:
References: 1.Hayward, Susan, Cinema Studies, The Key concepts, Routledge, London and New York, 2013

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 20
Quizzes 3 % 30
Presentation 1 % 20
Final 1 % 30
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 12 3 36
Presentations / Seminar 1 2 2
Homework Assignments 2 8 16
Quizzes 3 9 27
Final 1 10 10
Total Workload 133

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.