Film Aesthetics

This course concentrates on the concept of mass communication systems and the relationship between mass communication systems and the political-economic structure. At the end of this course, students will be able to identify and explain the concept of communication systems, analyze and discuss mass communication systems and the political economic structure relationship, develop an understanding of mass communication systems and the functioning of a democratic political system and also the intellectual basis and theories of communication systems, analyze and discuss the regulations that surround the mass communication and describe communication systems of different nations.

The main purpose of this course is to explore communication processes and practices in marketing communications, including forming and designing planned message in mind and several communication techniques and media alternatives, within the framework of practices in strategic communication management. Comprehensive coverage of the distillation of twenty-five years of successful ‘message designs’ in sales and marketing experience, with hundreds of real world case studies, students will learn preparation of creative striking message design to make the most out of marketing.  

This course aims to teach students to develop an advanced understanding of critical perspectives in science fiction film and literature. In this context this course focuses on critical skills in thinking about the role of science fiction within contemporary societies. From this point of view, the course examines European and American science fiction literature and film traditions with a special emphasis on cyberpunk literature and films.

Issues in Contemporary Television

This course will examine the history of media and mass communication since the emergence of the printing press. The course will be organised as a survey of key moments in the international development of the media, but students will also examine key theoretical writings related to media history. Major topics to be addressed will include: the role played by technology in communication, the convergence between different forms of media, the connection between media and national culture, and the role of the media in the process of globalisation.

İletişim ve Medya Çalışmaları MA Dersi
This course will examine contemporary developments in communication technologies, in particular the extent to which these changes alter the ways in which media content is produced and consumed. Focusing primarily on the internet and digital cultures, this course will explore the theoretical and practical debates that have developed around the concept of ‘new media’. Topics to be studied include interactivity, social networking, media convergence, cyberculture and the emergence of ‘web 2.0’. Are these developments anticipated by pre-existing studies of communication practice, or are new theoretical models required to understand them?

This course is designed to introduce students the individual and social functions of communication along different theoretical approaches with political, social and economic process. The course is also focused historical development of communication researches and fundamental approaches, main communication theories, linguistics and semi-logical approaches, political, economical and cultural approaches and reformist theories.