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Course Code and Title: SOS 635-Theories and Models of Communication

Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Masters
Year and Semester: Autumn
Course Length: One Semester
Prerequisite(s): None
Language of Instruction: Turkish
ECTS Credits: 7
Lecturer: Dr. Aylin Görgün-Baran
Course Content: This course will refer to liberal, critical (Frankfurt School) and post-modern paradigms about mass media, basic communication models, the effects of mass communication on the individual, society and culture, and models which consider spectators as the centre, production models choice model and flow model.
Course Objectives: On successful completion of this course the students will be able to comprehend, express, comparatively analyze and discuss different theories and models developed to provide a solution to the problems related to the novice communication tecnologies and attempt to develop a new communication model.
Teaching Method: Lectures and classroom discussions
Assessment Method: Written exams and an assignment (two midterms (40%), final (50%), and assignment (10%)).
Recommended Reading list:
Alemdar, K. ve İ. Erdoğan. (1994) Popüler Kültür ve İletişim, Ankara: Ümit Yayıncılık.
Baran, Aylin G. (1997) İletişim Sosyolojisi, Ankara.
Dellaloğlu, Besim. (1995) Frankfurt Okulu’nda Sanat ve Toplum, İstanbul: Bağlam 
Yayınları.
Dursun, Çiler. (2001) TV Haberlerinde İdeoloji, Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
Fiske, John. (1996) İletişim Çalışmalarına Giriş (Çev. S. İrvan) Ankara: Bilim Sanat
Yayınları.
Mc Quail D., S. Windahl. (1993) İletişim Modelleri (Çev. M. Küçük) Ankara: İmaj        Yayınları.
Mc Quail D., S. Windahl. (1981) Communication Models for the Study of Mass
Communications, UK: Longman.

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