Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803001742012POLITICAL CULTURE AND MEDIAElective124
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is, generally, to get through to scholar the relationship between political culture and media. The other aim of the course is, to examinate the concept of political culture and trying to find the origin of this concept in the social science literature. Besides, this course is specificly aiming to examinate the relationships between elements of political culture and media in Turkey.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Gökçen Başaran İnce
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to define the concept of political culture
2To be able to understand the types of political culture
3To be able to explain the sociological and psychological dimensions of political culture
4To be able to understand the main elements of the Turkish political culture
5To be able to realize the relationship between political culture and media
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The concept of political culture. The phases of political culture theory. The typologies of political culture. The psychological and sociological elements of political culture. The Turkish political culture and media in Turkey.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the concept of political culture (general meaning of culture and political culture)
2he concept of political culture. The origin of this concept in the social and political science literature.
3The phases of political culture, The survey area of political culture concept.
4The founders of political culture concept G. Almond and S. Verba. And their theory about the political culture.
5The types of political culture. Giving information about the different categories of politicial culture of different researchers.
6The role of history, religion and political socialization on the occurrence and evolution of political culture.
7Psychological dimension of political culture (political symbol, mythos, legends and rituals)
8MIDTERM EXAM
9The main elements of Turkish political culture
10The characteristics of Ottoman political culture, early period of Turkish Republic political culture, and the political culture after 1980s in Turkey.
11The democratic and variety dimentions of Turkish political culture
12The relations and interactions between political culture and media
13The relations and interactions between Turkish political culture and Turkish mainstream media
14The examples of Turkish political elements that are appeared in mass media
15The presentations of term projects
16Final Examination
Recommended or Required Reading
ALMOND Gabriel A., VERBA Sidney; The Civic Culture, 4. Baskı, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1972. ALVAREZ Sonia E., DAGNINO Evelina, ESCOBAR Arturo; Cultures of Politics Politics of Cultures, Westview Press, Colorado, 1998. BERGER, Arthur Asa; AGITPOP: Political Culture and Communication Theory, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, 1990. BRINTS, Michael; A Genealogy of Political Culture, Westview Press, Boulder, 1991. GIBBINS, John R.; Contemporary Political Culture, Politics in a Postmodern Age, Der. John R. Gibbins, Sage Publicatios Ltd., London, 1989. KALAYCIOĞLU Ersin, SARIBAY Ali Yaşar; Türkiye’de Politik Değişim ve Modernleşme, Alfa Yayınları, İstanbul, 2000. LEWİS, Bernard; Modern Türkiye’nin Doğuşu, Çev. Metin Kıratlı, Türk Tarih Kurumu Yayınları, Ankara, 1993. ÖĞÜN, Süleyman Seyfi; Türk Politik Kültürü, Alfa Yayınları, İstanbul, 2000. ROSENBAUM, Walter A; Political Culture, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd., Londra, 1975. WELCH, Stephen; The Concep of Political Culture, St. Martin’s Press Inc., New York, 1993. ALMOND Gabirel A.; “The Itellectuel History of the Civic Culture Concept”, Der. Gabirel A. Almond, Sidney Verba, The Civic Culture Revisited, Sage Publications, Newbury Park, 1989. BENNET, Tony; “Theories of the Media, Theories of Society”, Der. Micheal Gurevitch, Tony Bennet, James Curran ve diğerleri, Culture, Society and Media, Routledge, Londra, 1986. DIAMOND, Larry; “Introduction: Political Culture and Democracy”, Der. Larry Diamond, Political Culture and Democracy in Developing Countries, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, 1994. ÖZBUDUN, Ergun; “State Elites and Democratic Political Culture in Turkey”, Der. Larry Diamond, Political Culture and Democracy in Developing Country, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, 1994. TACHAU, Frank; “Political Leadership in Turkey: Continuity and Change”, State, Democracy and the Military Turkey in the 1980s, Der. Metin Heper, Ahmet Evin, Walter de Gruyter, New York, 1988.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion5210
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation166
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading5420
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)130
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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