NMD3210 Media LiteracyBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGGeneral Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational QualificationsBologna Commission
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Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
NMD3210 Media Literacy 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: E-Learning
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi SİNAN AŞÇI
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor SİNEM İNCE
Course Objectives: This course aims to develop students' critical thinking skills, question and analyze the information that they receive through media, and reflect on the concept of reality.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Students who take this course;
- will be able to analyze media.
- will be able to understand visual codes and visual literacy.
- will be able to express the relationship between imagination and media.
- can analyze the post-truth and reality.
- can analyze the target and goals of tv commercials.
- will be able to analyze how sight, sound and motion call emotions.

Course Content

The course establishes the link between analysis, questioning, evaluation and mass media at every stage of their lives.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction: Meaning of media literacy
2) Asking critical questions
3) Understanding media genres
4) Media and real world
5) What is the truth? What is post-truth?
6) Media and why do we trust?
7) Agenda-setting
8) Mass communication
9) Visual codes
10) Global media
11) Media ethics
12) Commercialism, media, culture
13) Best examples of media literacy
14) Review of the term


Course Notes / Textbooks: Media Literacy - W. James Potter
Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture Stanley Baran
Thinking, Fast and Slow- Daniel Kahneman
References: Media Literacy - W. James Potter
Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture Stanley Baran
Thinking, Fast and Slow- Daniel Kahneman

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 2 % 15
Presentation 1 % 15
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 14 4 56
Homework Assignments 3 3 9
Midterms 1 3 3
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 113

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.