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
NMD3102 Globalization and Media Fall 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: 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): Prof. Dr. HASAN KEMAL SUHER
Recommended Optional Program Components: None.
Course Objectives: This course aims to focus on the concepts of globalization, communication and journalism from a theoretical perspective. It also analyzes the transformation of global media and communication in terms of new technologies and new media.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
- will be able to identify the impact of globalization and new technologies on the production of news,
- will grasp the global changes and their effects and develop skills on news making concerning them.
- will have an in-depth knowledge of the dynamics of news production on global news networks such as CNN; BBC, Reuters
- will gain practical skills in writing news in an international format and style,

Course Content

This module is intended to provide a firm theoretical and empirical foundation for understanding global communication and the production of international news.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to the course
2) What is Globalization?
3) Globalization and the Notions of Time & Space
4) Understanding the Bond Between Media and Globalism
5) Culture and Cultural Imperialism
6) Post-truth & Informational Sphere (Echo Chambers, Filter Bubbles etc.)
7) Midterm Exam
8) Practice: examining news
9) Post-truth & Populism
10) Big Data & Data Mining
11) Post-truth & populism
12) Big Data & Data Mining
13) Consumer Society
14) General Review


Course Notes / Textbooks: "Theories of Globalization", William I. Robinson
"Time and Space Reunited", Zygmunt Bauman
"Media and Globalization", Douglas Kellner &Clayton Pierce
"Consumer Society", Jean Baudrillard

References: "Theories of Globalization", William I. Robinson
"Time and Space Reunited", Zygmunt Bauman
"Media and Globalization", Douglas Kellner &Clayton Pierce
"Consumer Society", Jean Baudrillard

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 13 % 10
Presentation 1 % 10
Midterms 1 % 35
Final 1 % 45
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 5 70
Presentations / Seminar 1 3 3
Midterms 1 3 3
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 121

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. 4
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
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. 1
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. 5
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. 5
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content. 2
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. 4
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication. 4
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. 5