NMD3207 International JournalismBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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
NMD3207 International Journalism 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 TİRŞE ERBAYSAL FİLİBELİ
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi TİRŞE ERBAYSAL FİLİBELİ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None.
Course Objectives: The course aims to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of journalism in a global context. The course also aims to boost creativity and readiness to respond to an ever-changing news environment.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- will have a better understanding of the era of global journalism,
- will be equipped with the required knowledge and a toolkit to succeed in this hyper-digitalized era,
- will be able to craft international news production and channel foreign audiences efficiently through impactful storytelling without giving up on journalistic ethics and standards.

Course Content

Sessions focus both on theories and practices of today’s international journalism, citing relevant research and best practices in the profession. Peculiarities of cross-cultural audiences, multimedia formats, digital tools, content types platforms and ethics are covered in detail. Reporting conflicts, identities and other complex issues have their own dedicated sessions.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Course overview and planning -
2) Value and Function of International Reporting -
3) Models of International Reporting I -
4) Models of international reporting II -
5) How to Write: News -
6) Discussion and critique of news -
7) Special Issues: Freedom of information, transparency -
8) Midterm -
9) Silencing the press in Third World Countries -
10) Regional Focus: Europe Press -
11) Regional focus: North America press -
12) Special topic: Assessing the information pollution issue within international context
13) Special topic: Barriers to Media Development -
14) Critique and evaluation of the term -


Course Notes / Textbooks: Williams, Kevin (2011). International Journalism
ISBN-10: 1412945283
References: McPhail, Thomas L. (2006) Global Communications: Theories, Stakeholders, and Trends. Malden, Mass; Oxford: Blackwell.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Midterms 1 % 50
Final 1 % 50
Total % 100
Total % 100

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) Build up a body of knowledge in mathematics, science and Energy Systems Engineering subjects; use theoretical and applied information in these areas to model and solve complex engineering problems.
2) Ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex Energy Systems Engineering problems; select and apply proper modeling and analysis methods for this purpose.
3) Ability to design complex Energy systems, processes, devices or products under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the desired result; apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4) Ability to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for solving complex problems in Energy Systems Engineering practice; employ information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design and conduct numerical or pysical experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating the complex problems specific to Energy Systems Engineering.
6) Ability to cooperate efficiently in intra-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; and show self-reliance when working on Energy Systems-related problems
7) Ability to communicate effectively in English and Turkish (if he/she is a Turkish citizen), both orally and in writing. Write and understand reports, prepare design and production reports, deliver effective presentations, give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Recognize the need for life-long learning; show ability to access information, to follow developments in science and technology, and to continuously educate oneself.
9) Develop an awareness of professional and ethical responsibility, and behave accordingly. Be informed about the standards used in Energy Systems Engineering applications.
10) Learn about business life practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; develop an awareness of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development.
11) Acquire knowledge about the effects of practices of Energys Systems Engineering on health, environment, security in universal and social scope, and the contemporary problems of Energys Systems engineering; is aware of the legal consequences of Energys Systems engineering solutions.