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
ELT5888-1 Thesis Fall 0 0 0 20
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 ENİSA MEDE
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi ENİSA MEDE
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The aim of the course is to make graduate students who will write a thesis on the research field they have determined make a preliminary study. It aims to make the students write a proposal on the selected problem within a certain time frame.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
To understand the ethic rules to be followed in a research study and how to avoid plagiarism.
To understand how to cite previous studies related to to determined problem.
To find out the appropriate research methods to be used for the determined problem.

Course Content

To make students identify a research topic and write a proposal on the selected field of study.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Preparing the action plan for the research proposal
3) Editing the attack plan of the thesis proposal
4) Doing literature review
5) Deciding on the research methods
6) Deciding on the data collection tools
7) Deciding on the data collection procedure
8) Deciding on the data analysis methods
9) Comparing data anlysis methods
10) Discussing the part of results writing
11) Getting feedback from the instructor about the study
12) How to write the discussion section
13) Getting feedback form the instructor about the discussion part
14) How to write a conclusion
15) Getting feedback from the instructor about the conclusion part
16) Overall evaluation of the course


Course Notes / Textbooks:

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 10
Project 1 % 90
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 16 3 48
Application 5 15 75
Field Work 5 20 100
Presentations / Seminar 3 15 45
Homework Assignments 15 30 450
Paper Submission 3 12 36
Total Workload 754

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.