Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
History of Communication * ILT   104 2 3 3 4

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Gülnur KAPLAN ESEN
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
Explains the basic concepts of the field, communication patterns, communication and cultural functions within the framework of communication as the basis of Communication Studies.
Recognizes the national and global communication systems, the basic concepts, theories and principles.
Holds information related to the fields as a basis; Instrumental Social Communications (Radio, TV, Film, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism) within a terminological frame (=teleological) (Public Sphere, Public Opinion, Cultural Production Areas, Ci
Has the knowledge and skills to use and/or explain how communication works in every aspect in different cultures, from individual to group, mass, institutional communication within the major tools of communication.
Distinguishes non-scientific knowledge from the scientific method, and follows technological innovations in the field with the updated work.
From an interdisciplinary perspective, acknowledged the concept of communication to synthesize information that Communication Studies has background from different areas like, Sociology, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Sciences, Anthropology a
Produces thoughts and knowledge to understand and solve communication problems encountered in size of individual to global communications.
As a requirement of competence to communicate effectively, has the ability to express himself/herself up, facing the people with correct understanding in environments in which he/she is capable of empathy sets.
Organizes and/or actively participates in the social, artistic and cultural activities, reports events.
Follows the local, national and international events with critical comments.
Is able to work in the group as well as having the competence of the individual work
Develops a sense of responsibility towards the society, as individuals, develops projects for the benefit of the community, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of intellectual exhibitions.
Improves constantly himself/herself, as well as being open to professional developments in scientific, social, cultural and artistic fields according to his/her interests and abilities, identifying needs of learning
Has rational thinking skills, creative thinking in written, oral, visual and so on, as well as using the methods and strategies, for the purpose of communicating thoughts.
Has at least one foreign language in the European Language Portfolio (B) with the level of using the information in track and communicate with colleagues abroad.
While accessing all kinds of information, using and transmitting of all other thoughts on the process and in all other practices of the profession strives to comply with ethical requirements and endeavors.
Has basic skills and use these skills for mediating to the general population methods in the specific praxis areas, such as media literacy,
Is competent to use required level of knowledge of the area and use of computer software as well as all means of communication (body language, verbal and nonverbal communication, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema, internet and other informa
Identifies learning needs and future career plan and perform accordingly.
Has the knowledge of the legal framework related to the field.

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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