Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803002712010MEDIA AND COLLECTIVE MEMORYElective234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the lecture is to understand the role of press in shaping social reality and collective memory. Another aim of the course is to make students understand that press constructs not only today’s knowledge but also of the past.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd.Doç.Dr. Gökçen Başaran İnce
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to define the concept of collective memory
2To be able to interpret the concept of social reality
3To be able to understand that press is an agent that constructs social reality
4To be able to understand that press shapes the process of news making by using the knowledge on the past
5To be able to understand the types of newspapers usage as historical documents
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The concept of collective memory. Basic approaches to the concept. Press-collective memory construction in Turkey.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the concept of collective memory (autobiographical memory, collective memory, cultural memory, social memory)
2Introduction to the concept of collective memory (communicative memory, vernacular/cosmopolite memory, official/counter-negative memory)
3Basic Theoretical Approaches on the concept (Emile Durkheim, Maurice Halbwachs, Frederick Bartlett- presentist approach)
4Basic Theoretical Approaches on the concept George Herbert Mead, Eric Hobsbawm&Terence Ranger
5Basic Theoretical Approaches on the concept Barry Schwartz, Yael/Eviatar Zerubavel.(constructivist approach)
6Basic Theoretical Approaches on the concept (round up)
7The Role of Press in the construction of collective memory Socio-cultural analysis – Vygotsky (cultural mediation and internalization)
8MIDTERM EXAM
9The Role of Press in the construction of collective memory Socio-cultural analysis - Bakhtin (dialogism)
10The Relationship between press and collective memory in Turkey The role of press in Turkish modernization
11The Relationship between press and collective memory in Turkey Early Republican Era (social mobilization and memory management) (Turkish Historical Thesis, Sun Language Theory)
12The Relationship between press and collective memory in Turkey Multi-party System (the rise of counter memory)
13The Relationship between press and collective memory in Turkey ( 1980’s )
14The Relationship between press and collective memory in Turkey (2000’s)
15The presentation of term projects presentation
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
Connerton, Paul; Toplumlar Nasıl Anımsar?, Ayrıntı Yayınları, İstanbul, 1996 Assmann, Jan; Kültürel Bellek Eski Yüksek Kültürlerde Yazı, Hatırlama ve Politik Kimlik, Ayrıntı Yayınları, İstanbul Halbwachs Maurice, On collective memory , edition& translation: Lewis A. Coser, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1992. Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce, Kemalizm (Cilt III), Milliyetçilik (Cilt IV), İslamcılık (Cilt VI) ve Liberalizm (Cilt VII), İletişim Yayınları.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Question-Answer166
Brain Storming248
Report Presentation133
Project Preparation11010
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11717
Individual Study for Final Examination11717
Reading5315
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1  4   
LO2  454 
LO3  4 4 
LO4  4444
LO5554334
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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