NMD4106 Interview 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
NMD4106 Interview Journalism Fall 3 0 3 6
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: The aim of the course is to enable students to understand and solve satisfactorily the elaboration process of an interview –current, topic or character based, on print or audiovisual means, that is to say: learn to ask.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
By attending and succeeding this course students;
- Will have a detailed knowledge about interview journalism; its history, aims, and different applications in this field,
- Will be able to know different interview techniques adopted to different sources, issues, media and environment,
- Will be able to use the right way to reach and convince the interviewee,
- Will have an understanding of detailed journalistic research about people to be interviewed and issues to interview on,
- Will have the information about technical details which should be followed during the interview,
- Will be able to write and edit the interview after collecting the data,

Course Content

This course suggests a contextual introduction to the journalistic interview. It covers the processes of preparation and realization of any interview, on print or in audiovisual format and provides knowledge about methodical, strategic, contextual and argumentative nature of the interview. During the course students will gain practical interviews experiences. At the same time students will have to be able to analyze and evaluate, beyond the impression or unfounded comment, that is, any type of interview, to be able to see the adequacy and efficiency of each question and the strategy in order to identify and understand the mistakes and skills of the interviewer.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction: What and why is interview?
2) Framing the structure for the interview. Deciding the issue and deciding the interviewee
3) Reaching the sources: What to do for convincing the interviewee to speak
4) The importance of being open minded. Examples of prejudiced interviews.
5) Research and preparation for the interview I: Checking the former interviews and news coverage about the subject and/or the interviewee
6) Research and preparation for the interview II: Library, Internet and googling
7) Research and preparation for the interview III: Evaluating the bad and the good examples
8) Preparing questions: Interviewers approach and interviewee’s speciality
9) Where to interview? Possible technical problems to face
10) Importance of taking notes, recording
11) The art of “listening” and “responding”
12) In class exercises: interview simulations
13) Preparation for final project ; discussions about students’ ideas
14) Evaluation of the semester


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ders notları dersin hocası tarafından sağlanacaktır.

Notes will be provided during the semester by the instructor.
References: Okumalar haftalık olarak temin edilecektir.

Reading material will be given on weekly basis

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 20
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 20
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 6 84
Project 1 20 20
Midterms 1 3 3
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 152

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.