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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
HİT405 Media Literacy 927001 4 7 3
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To analyze the texts produced in the media in a methodical way, to understand the institutional and social processes that are behind the production process of texts.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Recep YILMAZ
Learning Outcomes
  1. Defines the concept of media literacy.
  2. Lists the types of mass media.
  3. Lists text analysis methods.
  4. Defines the key concepts of basic human and social theories.
  5. Discusses the relationship between text, institution and society.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
-Nurçay Türkoğlu, Melda Cimman Şimşek (2016). Medya Okuryazarlığı. İstanbul: Pales Yayınları.-Gülseren Şendur Atabek, Ümit Atabek (2007). Medya Metinlerini Çözümlemek. Ankara: Siyasal Kitabevi Yayınları.-Philip Simith, A. Riley (2016). Kültürel Kuram. İstanbul: Dipnot Yayınları.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
The concept of media literacy, the establishment of social reality, the text concept and types of media texts, the concept of ideology, the bases of semiotic and semiology, examples of semiotic and semiologic analysis, discourse concept and discourse analysis, examples of discourse analysis, methods and examples of content analysis, media literacy tendencies.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Media literacy concept
2.Construction of social reality: Basic concepts
3.Construction of social reality: Processes
4.Text concept and media text types
5.Ideology concept
6.Foundation of Semiology: Ferdinand de Saussure
7.Foundation of Semiotic: Charles Sanders Peirce
8.Midterm examination
9.Semiotic and semiologic analysis examples
10.Discourse concept and discourse analysis
11.Discourse analysis examples
12.Content analysis method
13.Content analysis examples
14.Media literacy trends
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination0100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination0100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Brain Storming10110
Self Study515
Individual Study for Mid term Examination155
Individual Study for Final Examination199