Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803003952015DISCRIMINATION AND MEDIAElective355
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Media is one of the basic sources in which racist and discriminatory discourses are disseminated. The lecture aims to analyse the theories in which racial, religious and gender identitiy discriminations are discussed. It also aims to show the active role of media in othering practices.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Gökçen Başaran İnce
Learning Outcomes
1to be able to apprehend the basic concepts of discrimination theories
2to be able to understand the role of media in othering practises
3to be able to recognise the sub-groups which are subjected to otherisation in Turkey
4to be able to understand the relation between alternative media and human rights
5
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
theories on intergroup relations and legitimising the inequalities, othering practises in media and the dissemination of hate speeches and acts
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course
2The concept of discrimination
3concepts of race and ethnicity, types of racism
4majority and minority groups under state authority: democide, ethnocide, ethnic cleansing, apartheid, assimilation
5discriminations against sexual identity: homophobia, lesbophobia, transphobia
6discriminations against religious identity: anti-semitism, islamophobia, heretic beliefs
7legitimising the inequalities I
8MID TERM EXAM
9legitimising the inequalities II
10Turkey's nation-state building process: practises of discrimination I
11Turkey's nation-state building process: practises of discrimination II
12Media and identity representations: how does media act to discriminate and other? I
13Media and identity representations: how does media act to discriminate and other? II
14presentations and case studies
15presentations and case studies
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
Felsefelogos, S:29, Ayrımcılık Aytekin Yılmaz, Etnik Ayrımcılık, Vadi Yay. Steve Fenton, Etnisite, Irkçılık, Sınıf ve Kültür, Phoenix Yay. Modern Türkiye’de Siyasi Düşünce, Cilt 4-5, İletişim Yay.
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 Examination1100
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 Lectures10550
Discussion10550
Team/Group Work12323
Project Preparation12323
Project Presentation122
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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1
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2
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3
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4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1334343
LO2212344
LO3344333
LO4343444
LO5      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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