Curriculum

Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
CMS690 SEMINER 0 0 3 5
Seminar presentation and group discussions on selected topics related subjects on communication and media, the course is non credit but students will be evaluated as satisfactory or unsatisfactory about the course and if a student gets unsatisfactory remark he/she must repeat the course.
CMS6X1 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
CMS6X2 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
CMS6X3 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
CMS6X4 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
CMS6X5 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
CMS6X6 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
CMS6X7 ELECTIVE 3 3 0
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
CMS600 THESIS 0 0 0 100
The student prepares a topic related with Communication Science field after completing PhD courses under supervision of Institute member in order to Education – Training Regulation. The student defends thesis in front of a jury which is determined by Institute.
CMS650 PH.D QUALIFIIYING EXAMINATION 0 0 0 10
Students who successfully pass the necessary courses in the program have to take and pass this examination. It consists of two stages: Written Qualifying Examination, and Oral Qualifying Examination. Students who pass written Qualifying Examination take Oral Qualifying Examination. These examinations are held with jury members consisting internal and external professors.
Course Code Course Name Credit Theoretical Lab/Practical ECTS
CMS615 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION 3 3 0 10
In this course, students are introduced to communication controlling as a key concept in Strategic Public Relations and strategic communication. After the course, the Ph.D. Students shall be acquainted with the theoretical framework for communication controlling as well as its practical implementation. Special attention is paid to the alignment of strategy and controlling. Students will be equipped with an in-depth understanding of applied social research as a means of evaluating strategic communication programs, knowledge on how social research contributes to strategic communication planning as well as strategic communication evaluation, an in-depth understanding of established methods and tools of communication controlling, i.e. systematic, integrated, both formative continuous and summative evaluation against the backdrop of communication strategy and the ability to systematically derive a communication strategy from an organizational strategy or business strategy.
CMS614 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION AND PROPAGANDA 3 3 0 10
The main subjects of this course are political communication activities, elections campaigns and positions of women, young, old people, workers and lobours in campaigns different social institutions such as political parties, lobby groups, trade unions, trade associations, federations and confederations, non – governmental organizations. In addition to that the course will focus on effective propaganda techniques to be able to affect choice of voter by analyzing previous election campaign strategies of parties.
CMS617 INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS 3 3 0 10
As communication has developed in terms of both theory and practice, separate specialties and departments within organizations were created: employee communication, public relations and public affairs, advertising and marketing, audiovisual media, training and development, event and meeting planning, and information systems. These separate “islands of communication” have grown and moved further apart, often resulting in fragmented, redundant, or even contradictory communication programs and messages. This can lead to information overload, a loss of credibility, and wasted resources. As organizations are attempting to “re-engineer” and strive to become “learning organizations”, communication professionals employ new integrated communication approaches. All communication to the audience can be integrated and aligned. This course attempts to investigate the current situation in the new corporate communications and societal changes.
CMS623 THE POLITICS OF MEDIA REPRESENTATION 3 3 0 10
This course will investigate a range of media texts and discourses in order to understand the ways in which systems of representation are produced, circulated and interpreted by audiences. Focusing largely on visual media, the course will examine questions of knowledge, truth, power and pleasure in relation to representations of masculinity, femininity, sexuality, whiteness and racial ‘otherness’. The course will be organized around writings by major theorists including Stuart Hall, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Marcel Foucault, Laura Mulvey and Richard Dyer.
CMS610 CRITICAL THEORY 3 3 0 10
This course is designed to study, in the context of ground texts; what is critical theory and how it is being analyzed in today’s world by different approaches. In that respect, the texts those philosophers will be examined especially Marx, Kant and Hedel, Lukacs, Nietzsche, Fromm, Marcuse, Freud, Adorno and Habermas.
CMS622 DOCUMENTARY FILM AND TELEVISION 3 3 0 10
This course will consider the history, theory and aesthetics of the documentary, both on film and on television. We will examine the tools and techniques available to documentary filmmakers, and consider the different ways in which they have been used to represent reality. The course will also address the political dimensions of documentary production, including propaganda, and will ask whether objectivity is possible within the form. Key productions for discussion will include: Nanook of the North (1922), The War Game (1965), High School (1968), Hearts and Minds (1974), The Thin Blue Line (1988) and The Death of Yugoslavia (1995).
CMS624 INTERNET CULTURES 3 3 0 10
This course addresses the emergence of internet technology from a cultural perspective, placing this new medium in a historical context and examining its relationships to older media forms. Students will also consider some of the political, social and economic debates which relate to the production and consumption of internet culture, including surveillance and privacy, the ‘digital divide’, the ‘disruption’ of traditional industries, questions of the psychological impact of internet use, and the capacity of the internet to effect political change. Finally, the course will consider whether the existing theoretical models which scholars use to analyse media and culture are suited to internet technology, or whether new approaches are required.
CMS503 MESSAGE DESIGN AND MEDIA MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 10
This course aimed to analyse the forming and designing the planned message and its communication techniques and media within the framework of practices in strategic communication management. Relating to this, the case studies on how the effective media management should be are examined.
CMS606 SOCIAL GENDER AND MEDIA 3 3 0 10
CMS532 MEDIA HISTORY:TEXTS AND CONTEXTS 3 3 0 10
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 globalization.
CMS508 ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION 3 3 0 10
This course is designed to examine the internal and external communication systems of business organizations. It is also examined that the uses of communication media such as internet and intranet in organizations.
CMS531 SCIENCE FICTION FILM AND LITERATURE 3 3 0 10
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
CMS505 THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION 3 3 0 10
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, linguistic and semiological approaches, political, economical and cultural approaches and reformist theories.
CMS513 FILM AESTHETICS 3 3 0 10
This course aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for analyzing film as an art and an aesthetic category. The course focuses on film theories and film criticism and gives special attention to detailed film analyses. Within this context it examines and analyzes the film styles of “auteur” filmmakers and compares their cinematographic styles with those of mainstream filmmakers.
BUS604 STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT IN MARKETING SCIENCE 3 3 0 10
CMS510 NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES 3 3 0 10
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?
CMS507 COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 3 3 0 10
This course aims to explain and analyze the components and functions of communication systems in different societies. Starting with the authoritarian theories, the course progresses to the social responsibility theory of communication ın order to examine how theories emerge and spread within political systems.
GRD503 SEMIOTICS OF IMAGE 3 3 0 10
GRD507 COMPUTERS IN DESIGN 3 3 0 10
This course focuses on each student's personal design vision. Students explore the specific skills necessary to design posters, catalogues as a unique means of communication. The aim of this course is that introducing students and providing comprehensive knowledge with practices to Graphic Design and digital media applications. Working from concept to finished artwork, students develop to transfer the creative thinking to applications and digital Graphic Design tools, methods and strategies for producing effective graphic design solutions. This course aims to analyze and implement the basics of 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional modeling and design in graphic design by using Adobe Programs.
GRD509 RESEARCH METHODS 3 3 0 10
CMS512 MEDIA PLANNING FOR BUSINESS 3 3 0 10
EMN502 TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 10
INR602 FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS 3 3 0 10
This course provides the students of International Relations a research facility that enhances their analytical and reasoning skills in understanding the key concepts and ideas about foreign policy-making in a systematic and theoretical way. By emphasizing all the perspectives and approaches on Foreign Policy Analysis, the course aims to provide the conceptual debates on different foreign policies of selected countries as a field of study. In this respect, the course on foreign policy analysis is primarily centered on the processes, effects, causes, and outputs of foreign policy decision-making both in a comparative and case-specific manner.
MIS606 INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT 3 3 0 10
ARCH619 ARCHITECTURE AND THE CITY IN SCIENCE FICTION MOVIES 3 3 0 10