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Faculty of Communication - Journalism - First Cycle Programme



General Description
History
The basic objectives of the Journalism Department which is founded within the understanding of teaching how to report, are to educate students who comprehend the details, cause and effect relations, interactions between human and events and reflect all these relations without manipulation. The Department also aims to educate skilled and informed staff for communication sector as a solution to the lacking of qualified employee in the field.
Qualification Awarded
The Bachelor's Degree in Journalism (first cycle in Journalism) is awarded to the graduates who have successfully completed all courses in the curriculum.
Level of Qualification
First Cycle
Specific Admission Requirements
The general requirements explained in “General Admission Requirements” of Information on the Institution part are applied for admission of students.
Specific Arrangements For Recognition Of Prior Learning (Formal, Non-Formal and Informal)
The rules and regulations for recognition of formal prior learning are well defined. Transfer can be made among the institutions of which equivalency is recognized by Higher Education Council. Also successful vocational school graduates to continue their educaiton to obtain Bachelor’s degrees if they are successful in the selection and the placement examination (DGS, i.e. vertical transfer examination) are admitted. The courses to be taken by these students are determined by the relevant department, on the basis of courses they have completed in the programs from which they have graduated. Recognition of prior non-formal and in-formal learning is at the beginning stage in Turkish Higher Education Institutions. Ege University and hence of the Department is not an exception to this. However, exams of exemption are organised at the start of each year at the University for the courses of English Language and Computer Skills. The students who have completed the proficiencies for these courses on his/her own or through other means, and believe that they have achieved the learning outcomes specified are given the right to take the exemption exam. The students who achieve a passing grade from these exams are held exempt from the related course in the curriculum.
Qualification Requirements and Regulations
Students must obtain a grade point average of at least 2.00 out of 4.00 and successfully pass all courses on the programme (equivalent to a total of 240 ECTS).
Profile of The Programme
The purpose of Journalism Program is to train experienced staffs for the media sector. Courses of the program are designed theoretically and practically. Journalistic profession requires an intellectual background. In this context, program contains such as sociology, politics and philosophy courses. Theories of Mass Communication, the Principles of Professional Journalism and Ethics are included as basic courses. In addition to theoretical courses, program has practical courses such as news writing, page layout and investigative journalism.
Occupational Profiles of Graduates With Examples
Students who graduate with bachelor's degree from the Journalizm department, can work at the local and national press and news agencies as journalists and they may be senior managers in a short time. Also, graduate students can be employed at the press units in public and private sectors.
Access to Further Studies
The graduates holding Bachelor’s Degree are eligible to apply to Master’s Degree programmes at national level and /or international level both in the same and in related disciplines.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
The type of assessment and evaluation used for each course is defined in the “Course Instruction Plan” in details.
Graduation Requirements
Graduation requirements are explained in the section “Qualification Requirements and Regulations” .
Mode of Study (Full-Time, Part-Time, E-Learning )
Full-Time
Address, Programme Director or Equivalent
Programme Director: Prof.Dr. Nasır NİRAY Ege Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Gazetecilik Bölümü 35040 Kampüs/Bornova/İZMİR Phone: (+90-232) 311 1853 Fax : (+90-232) 311 8826 ECTS/LH Coordinator: Associated Prof. Dr. Ferlal ÖRS Ege Üniversitesi İletişim Fakültesi Gazetecilik Bölümü Kampüs Bornova/İzmir Phone: (+90-232) 311 1853 Fax : (+90-232) 311 8826 Assistant Programme Director: Res. Ass. Dr. Gökçen BAŞARAN Phone:+90 232 388 40 00/1559 e-mail: gokcenbasaran@yahoo.com;. Assistant Programme Director: Res. Ass. Dr. Hanifi KURT Phone: +90 232 388 40 00/2223 e-mail: hkurt@ege.edu.tr
Facilities
Within the Department of Journalism there are 2 professors, 4 associate professors, 7 assistant professors, 7 research assistants, 2 instructors and 2 specialists are working in the academic staff. Also there are 3 research assistants which are assigned to work Law No. 35 of 2547. The Journalism Department has 4 sub-departments: General Journalism, Press Economy and Management, Press Publication Techniques and Computer Technology and Communication (IT). Ege Ajans Practice Center and Kalem Newspaper which is published monthly, allows students to test their theoretical knowledge in practice. There are “Journalistic Investigation and Research Community” and “Social Responsibility Community" in the Journalism Department. These communities have organized various activities that provide multi-faceted contributions to the development of students.

Key Learning Outcomes
1To be able to acquire professional abilities.
2To be able to possess professional and ethical responsibilities.
3To be able to have disciplinary and interdisciplinary basic theoretical knowledge.
4To be able to apprehend the structure, properties and functions of press organizations.
5To be able to pursue national and international actuality.
6To be able to use computer technologies in press sector.

Key Programme Learning Outcomes - NQF for HE in Turkey
TYYÇKey Learning Outcomes
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KNOWLEDGE1
SKILLS1
2
COMPETENCES (Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Learning Competence)1
2
3
COMPETENCES (Communication and Social Competence)1
2
3
4
5
COMPETENCES (Field Specific Competence)1
2

Course Structure Diagram with Credits
T : Theoretical P: Practice L : Laboratory
1. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803001532009 BASICS OF JOURNALISM Compulsory 3 0 0 3
2 İLEGAZSEÇDERS1 ELECTIVE I Elective - - - 8
3 803001672010 FOREIGN LANGUAGE-I Compulsory 4 0 0 4
4 803001832016 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION Compulsory 3 0 0 3
5 803001452010 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER Compulsory 1 4 0 3
6 803001692012 INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE Compulsory 3 0 0 4
7 803001022006 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 803001712012 TRANSITION INTO UNIVERSITY LIFE Compulsory 1 0 0 1
9 803001012006 TURKISH LANGUAGE I Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 22 4 0 30
 
2. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803001702012 BASIC CONCEPTS OF LAW Compulsory 3 0 0 3
2 803001442009 BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 3
3 İLEGAZSEÇDERS2 ELECTIVE II Elective - - - 8
4 803001682010 FOREIGN LANGUAGE-I Compulsory 4 0 0 4
5 803001502009 HISTORY OF THE PRINTING PRESS Compulsory 3 0 0 3
6 803000942006 PRINCIPLES OF ATATURK AND RECENT TURKISH HISTORY II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
7 803001462009 SOCIAL PHYSICOLOGY Compulsory 2 0 0 2
8 803001482009 SOCIOLOGY Compulsory 3 0 0 3
9 803000922006 TURKISH LANGUAGE II Compulsory 2 0 0 2
Total 24 0 0 30
 
3. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803002552011 COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES Compulsory 0 1 0 1
2 İLEGAZSEÇDERS3 ELECTIVE III Elective - - - 8
3 803002912016 INFORMATION FOR NEWS:GATHERING AND REPORTING Compulsory 3 0 0 6
4 803002832012 MASS COMMUNICATION THEORIES Compulsory 2 0 0 6
5 803002812016 PRESS JOURNALISM Compulsory 3 0 0 6
6 803002612010 RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL SCIENCE Compulsory 2 0 0 3
Total 13 1 0 30
 
4. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 İLEGAZSEÇDERS4 ELECTIVE IV Elective - - - 8
2 803002962016 FIELD CORRESPONDENT Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 803002722016 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS SCIENCE Compulsory 3 0 0 5
4 803002922015 NEWS THEORIES Compulsory 3 0 0 4
5 803002982016 SOCIOLOGY OF NEWS Compulsory 3 0 0 4
6 803002862014 WRITING TYPES Compulsory 3 0 0 4
Total 18 0 0 30
 
5. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 İLEGAZSEÇDERS5 ELECTIVE V Elective - - - 10
2 803003872012 NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING TECHNIQUES Compulsory 2 0 0 4
3 803003912012 PERIODICALS Compulsory 2 0 0 4
4 803003892012 PRESS PHOTOGRAPHY Compulsory 2 0 0 4
5 10820308T11371 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Compulsory 0 0 0 3
6 803003752012 PUBLIC OPINION AND ITS RESEARCH Compulsory 3 0 0 5
Total 12 0 0 30
 
6. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803003702012 COMMUNICATION ETHICS Compulsory 3 0 0 4
2 803003742012 COMPUTING PRACTIES IN PRESS Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 İLEGAZSEÇDERS6 ELECTIVE VI Elective - - - 10
4 10820308T11371 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Compulsory 0 0 0 3
5 803003982016 THE ECONOMYAND ADMINISTRATION OF PRESS Compulsory 3 0 0 4
6 803003902016 WORKSHOP ON NEWS Compulsory 3 0 0 4
Total 15 0 0 30
 
7. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 İLEGAZSEÇDERS7 ELECTIVE VII Elective - - - 10
2 803004832015 INTERNET JOURNALISM I Compulsory 3 0 0 6
3 803004852016 INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM PRACTICES Compulsory 3 0 0 3
4 803004632012 LABOUR RELATIONS IN PRESS Compulsory 3 0 0 6
5 803004532012 MEDIA LITERACY Compulsory 3 0 0 5
Total 15 0 0 30
 
8. Semester
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 İLEGAZSEÇDERS8 ELECTIVE VIII Elective - - - 10
2 803004662012 INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION Compulsory 3 0 0 5
3 803004802016 INTERNET JOURNALISM II Compulsory 3 0 0 3
4 803004482012 NEWS AND DISCOURSE Compulsory 3 0 0 6
5 803004602012 RIGHTS-BASED JOURNALISM Compulsory 3 0 0 6
Total 15 0 0 30
 
ELECTIVE I
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803001552009 HISTORY OF COMMUNICATION Elective 3 0 0 4
2 803001592009 LOCAL POLICY AND LOCAL COMMUNICATION Elective 3 0 0 4
3 803001752012 ART AND ASTHETIC Elective 3 0 0 4
4 803001772012 INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE II
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803001562009 CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN PRESS Elective 3 0 0 4
2 803001582009 DATA COLLECTION METHODS AND EVALUATION TECHNICS Elective 3 0 0 4
3 803001722012 20 TH CENTURY POLITICAL HISTORY Elective 3 0 0 4
4 803001742012 POLITICAL CULTURE AND MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 4
5 803001782015 SOCIAL MOUVEMENTS AND MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE III
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803002632010 MEDIA AND SOCIETY Elective 3 0 0 4
2 803002712010 MEDIA AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY Elective 3 0 0 4
3 803002752012 CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES Elective 3 0 0 4
4 803002792012 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS Elective 3 0 0 4
5 803002892014 WRITING WORKSHOP Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE IV
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803002542010 CURRENT ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL EVENTS Elective 3 0 0 4
2 803002562010 DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY Elective 3 0 0 4
3 803002782012 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION Elective 3 0 0 4
4 803002842012 TURKISH ECONOMY Elective 3 0 0 4
5 803002902015 DATA JOURNALISM Elective 3 0 0 4
ELECTIVE V
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803003372003 PHOTOGRAPY ANALYSIS Elective 3 0 0 5
2 803003732012 MEDIA AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF DAILY LIFE Elective 3 0 0 5
3 803003792012 SOCIAL GENDER AND THE MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 5
4 803003812012 GRAPHIC DESING Elective 3 0 0 5
5 803003832012 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH I Elective 3 0 0 5
6 803003852012 NEWS ANALYSIS METHODS Elective 3 0 0 5
7 803003932015 LITERARY JOURNALISM Elective 3 0 0 5
8 803003952015 DISCRIMINATION AND MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 5
ELECTIVE VI
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 0803003882013 3D MODELLING AND ANIMATION Elective 3 0 0 5
2 10820302T11366 JOURNALISM OF ECONOMICS Elective 3 0 0 5
3 803003402003 PERIODICAL DESIGN AND PUBLISHING Elective 3 0 0 5
4 803003722012 TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY Elective 3 0 0 5
5 803003762012 MYTHOLOGY AND MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 5
6 803003822012 SPORTS MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 5
7 803003842012 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH II Elective 3 0 0 5
8 803003922015 FIELD RESEARCHES AND APPLICATIONS IN JOURNALISM Elective 3 0 0 5
ELECTIVE VII
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803004592012 ENVIRONMENTAL CORRESPONDING Elective 3 0 0 5
2 803004652012 SOCAL MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 5
3 803004692012 CULTURAL STUDIES Elective 3 0 0 5
4 803004712012 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH III Elective 3 0 0 5
5 803004752012 NEWS WRITING FOR MAGAZINE Elective 3 0 0 5
6 803004772012 NEWS MAKING FOR NEWS AGENCIES Elective 3 0 0 5
7 803004792014 SURVEILLANCE SOCIETY AND MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 5
8 803004812015 CONTEMPORARY FILM PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES I Elective 3 0 0 5
ELECTIVE VIII
No Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course T P L ECTS
1 803004502012 MEDIA AND HUMOR Elective 3 0 0 5
2 803004522012 DISTRUBITON AND SELLING IMPROVEMENT TECHNOLOGY Elective 3 0 0 5
3 803004542012 TABLOID JOURNALISM Elective 3 0 0 5
4 803004562012 POLİS ADLİYE MUHABİRLİĞİ Elective 3 0 0 5
5 803004582012 COMMUNICATION LAW Elective 3 0 0 5
6 803004622012 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH IV Elective 3 0 0 5
7 803004702012 SOCIAL CHANGEAND CINEMA IN TURKEY Elective 3 0 0 5
8 803004722015 CONTEMPORARY FILM PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES II Elective 3 0 0 5
9 803004762015 CONSUMING CULTURE AND MEDIA Elective 3 0 0 5
 
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