NMD4113 Political CommunicationBahçeşehir 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
NMD4113 Political Communication Fall 2 2 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
Recommended Optional Program Components: none
Course Objectives: This course starts from the basic concepts of political science and then aims to develop an understanding of how political actors, the public and the media interact in everyday politics and in times of crisis. It also brings an understanding of agenda-setting by exploring the interaction.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Students grasp the basic concepts of political science, understand agenda-setting and understand how political actors, the public and the media interact in everyday politics and in times of crisis.

Course Content

After analyzing the interaction theoretically, students will explore it on practical basis, by going out to the field. This fieldwork will most basically involve participant observation and in-depth interviews.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction none
2) What is political communication Perloff, 3-46
3) The study of political communication Perloff, 46-73
4) Media and political knowledge Perloff, 73-95
5) Contemporary political socialisation Perloff, 95-117
6) Agenda Setting Perloff, 119-136
7) Agenda building Perloff, 136-155
8) Framing Perloff, 155-180
9) Behind political news Perloff, 180-207
10) Unpacking political news Perloff, 207-233
11) Communication and the election campaign Perloff, 233-257
12) Communication and the election campaign Perloff, 257-316
13) Communication and the election campaign Perloff, 317-364
14) presentations none


Course Notes / Textbooks: Perloff, Richard (2014) The Dynamics of Political Communication: Media and Politics in a Digital Age. New York: Routledge
References: yok

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 1 % 10
Field Work 1 % 50
Homework Assignments 1 % 20
Presentation 1 % 20
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Field Work 8 40
Study Hours Out of Class 14 28
Project 1 10
Homework Assignments 1 5
Total Workload 125

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.