Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Communication History * GZT   102 2 3 3 6

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Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Filiz YILDIZ
Dr. Öğr. ÜyesiGÜLCENNET ÖZTÜRK ÇELEBİ1. Öğretim Grup:A
History of Communication course as a basic subject of Communication Studies aims to focus on the developments in communication and to help students to gain a broad historical perspective and be able to analyze the impact of those developments at present.
The course content contains; the phases and historical development of history of communication, the structure of society in historic periods, impact of political movements on development, the importance of technological developments, teaching about the current situation and problems of media in the frame of political-economical and ideological structuring. The following subjects will be discussed in a historical perspective: the relation between communication and history, theoretical approach, society and correspondence (communication), the development process of communication, gathering news and broadcasting, printing of news in different ages, the emergence and development of the press, the developments in Turkey and in the world on ages, the development of the telegraph and the telephone, news agencies,freedom of the pres and the censorship, the developments on visual technologies and the constitution of mass society, coming into being and development of radio-cinema and television, BBC and the origins of public service broadcasting , political freedom gaining process of television, development of information technologies, founding of TRT (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation) and the private television channels, the relation between media and democracy, globalization and economical networks in global medium, the current situation of the media and related movements and phenomenons.

Learning Outcomes

Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
Knows theoretical approaches in the field of media and communication, and gains ability of development of new approaches in these fields
Knows communication models, and interpreting these models in terms of sociology, psychology, economics etc., puts particular contributions to these models
Gains competent, mainly in social and humanities sciences, in some kind of sciences, does multidisciplinary science research, and analyses these kinds of studies/research
Recognizing news production models, leads to new models and approaches.
Protuces, edits and directs news/reporting in any kind of media (newspaper, magazine, web site, radia, television etc.).
Takes photograph, mainly in the field of press photo, in some kind of photography fields
Uses communication technologies effectively, and gains production ability of appropriate contents for increasingly developing new communication technologies
Works as press adviser, communication coordinator and maneger, and so on in some state and private institutions
Learning relevant concepts and notions of, notably in journalism field, communication and mess media, make some contributions to these fields as new concepts and notions
Reaches at a consciousness level in which synthesises society, culture and communication concepts each other
Gains empathy ability to recognize both individual and societal processes
Getting effective communication ability, learns basic dynamics of communication processes, and goes into action in this direction
Evaluating contents of media organisations, finds out actual issues and lacks, and has a part to come over these problems
Supports peace and consensus of a society, and taking over a mediator mechanism role in any conflicts, sees communication right as primary, and tries to figure out the issues in peaceful and humanitarian ways
Works in any national and international medya organisations such as newspaper, magazine, web site, radio, television etc
Together with gaining individual/free working ability, be able to be a part of any kind of collective institutions, and be successful to adapts to grups
Has self-confidence both to decision making and to participate in decision making process, and takes responsibility while any issue occured
Recognizes new missions and works easly, and easly adapts to new trends and movements in the developing and changing world and professional life.
Tends to events by professional ways, and considering rational mind and knowledge, tries to figure out issues and facts on the line of scientific
Has an high conciseness on society and collectivism, and as be able to be successful in personal life, takes the responsibilities belonging to himself/herself in a social system.
Approaches to personal, interpersonal and mess communication processes, knowing what communication and its aims are; and takes an opinion leader role in the communication processes.
Lerans a foreign language, at least, at a good level, and in the international area, participates in news/reporting flows and so on.
Grasps the field of media and communication, and making in his/her actions through dynamics of these fields, contributes to development of a good communication environment.
Conceders social utilities in his/her works and productions, and in these directions, develops communication strategies, and pays attention to humanitarian values as primarily in producing news, reporting, photo, video, graphics etc.
Enables society to recognize role of media, and gains depth about such particular subjects as media literacy, new media and social media and so on.
Tends to contents in related to general public interests in the media and communication environments such as newspaper, magazine, radio, television, blogs and web sides etc.
Since absorbs ethics values of vocation, doesn’t allows to any discriminating or othering content in either his/her professional life or in contents produced by him/her, and finally tries to prevent such kind of discourses.

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Overview of history phenomenon. The comparison and consideration of oral and literal culture. Reading of literature
2 Communication instruments d the origin of writing in archaic empires. Orality, literacy. Contemporary media. Society and communication, technical opportunities which occurs the press. Reading of literature
3 The developments and in the First Age and the Medieval Age and their impacts. The practices before the invention of the printery in the Medieval Age. News trade. Reading of literature
4 The development in Modern Age and their impacts. The overview of the 16th, the 17th and the 18th century. Enlightened Age and The Enlightenment. The situation right before the French Revolution and the progress of the variations of the newspapers. Reading of literature
5 The developments in the Modern Age and their impacts. The situation right after 1789, French Revolution. Reading of literature
6 The social structure in 19th Century. The inventions which contributes to the progress. Railways, the telegraph, new journalism, the telephone. Reading of literature
7 The birth of visual Technologies and the mass society: The view of the pres in the second term of 19th Century. Industrial Revolution. Reading of literature
8 Mid-term exam Taught course subjects
9 Social Structure in the 20th Century and the pres of various countries. The birth of news agencies and the very first news agencies. Reading of literature
10 The development of the pres in Turkey. The role of the press on the spreading of the ideological movements, new concepts and scientific information. Reading of literature
11 Introduction to the electronical broadcasting. Radio. The importance of the press and the function of the radio on war period. Reading of literature
12 The historical development of the cinema. Television. BBC and the origins of the public service broadcasting. Political freedom gaining process of television. Reading of literature
13 The development of the communication instruments right after the World War II. The development of information sector. New and old communication instruments. Reading of literature
14 Founding of TRT and the importance of TRTs founding. The start of private television channel broadcasting. The realtions between media-democracy and media-politics. Freedom of press and the censorship. Reading of literature
15 The globalization and the criticism of the globalistism. Reading of literature
16-17 Final exam Taught course subjects

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