Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803004792014SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY AND MEDIAElective475
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To gain a theoretical perspective on the phenomenon of oversight in everyday life practices. To provide information about the technological and historical development of surveillance. To inform about socio-economic theories about surveillance.. To inform about new surveillance technologies, media, privacy and new forms of power. To raise awareness about the relationship between supervision, power and control. To give a critical and questioning perspective to surveillance practices.
Name of Lecturer(s)
DOÇ.DR Yurdagül Bezirgan Arar
Learning Outcomes
1Obtains the basic conceptual and theoretical knowledge about surveillance, surveillance society and surveillance practices
2Be able to understand the relations between surveillance, surveillance capitalism, control, power and the practices in everyday practices.
3Learn surveillance technologies.
4Be able to develop a questioning about surveillance, control and power relations.
5Be able to understand the relationship between surveillance, new media and privacy.
6Gains knowledge of surveillance ethic and counter-surveillance practices.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The content of the course consists of a theoretical framework related to surveillance, surveillance society, power and control. The historical and social transformation of surveillance and surveillance technologies and its effects on power and control processes are discussed. Today's surveillance practices are transformed into new media and their effects on everyday life are emphasized. While the surveillance is taken into account with its dimensions of benefit and risk, current and theoretical debates are introduced for students to gain awareness on this issue.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Conceptual introduction on surveillance and surveillance societyLecture
2Bentham's panoptic idea and origin of surveillanceLecture
3Social control, power and supervision relationshipLecture
4Panopticon, Control and PowerLecture
5The phenomenon of closure in western societies during the transition to modernityLecture
6Technical surveillance and institutionalization in modern societiesLecture
7Socio-economic theories of surveillance practicesLecture
8Midterm exam
9Surveillance phenomenon in information societyLecture
10Information technologies, new media and global informatics surveillanceLecture
11Biological surveillanceLecture
12New media and surveillance capitalismLecture
13Bauman and liquid surveillanceLecture
14Global surveillance and other surveillance practices in today's conjunctureLecture
15Supervision ethics and contra surveillanceLecture
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Lyon, D. (1997). Elektronik Göz. Çev. D. Hattatoğlu. İstanbul: Sarmal Yayınevi 2. Lyon, D. (2006). Gözetlenen Toplum. Çev. G. Soykan. İstanbul: Kalkedon Yayıncılık 3. Lyon, D. (2013). Gözetim Çalışmaları. Çev. A. Toprak. İstanbul: Kalkedon Yayıncılık 4. Lyon, D. ve Bauman, Z. (2013). Akışkan Gözetim. Çev. E. Yılmaz. İstanbul: Ayrıntı Yay. 6. Dolgun, U. (2015). Şeffaf Hapishane Yahut Gözetim Toplumu. İstanbul: Ötüken Yayınları. 7. Çoban, B. ve Özarslan, Z. (2008). Panoptikon: Gözün İktidarı. İstanbul: Su Yayınları.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14342
Discussion14228
Self Study14228
Reading10550
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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