Journalism

Bachelor's Degree - Faculty Of Communıcatıon


General Information

Department of Journalism trains students as future professional employees for media organizations. The department is one of the major sources of communication discipline, and of Communication Faculties. It aims to train communication experts (such as journalists, photojournalists, communication advisers, public relation specialist, editors, etc.). Journalism education and the department’s curriculum contribute to the democratization processes of society and helps people to internalize critical thinking. By including particular disciplines related to social science in its curriculum, such as sociology, cultural studies, politics, economics, psychology, linguistics, and so on, it provides a multidisciplinary approach. Thus, people who are graduates of this program develop a humanitarian understanding of communication discipline and practice those values in their professional lives. The Department approach to journalism education and communication issues within both national and international levels. Considering communication rights as one of the main human rights, it aims to train students who respect vocational ethical codes. The program is designed to provide a learning environment free from any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, citizenship or immigration status, etc. Therefore, by taking a leading role to enhance the journalism/media field, and to develop new approaches and trends, the Department equips students with a universal understanding of scientific research, firstly in the journalism field, and also in the media/communication discipline. It aims to open communication problems/issues up for discussion on a scientific basis, offers solutions to those issues, and presents new communication techniques.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Department of Journalism aims to train students as future professional employees for all kinds of media organizations. Students receive training in fundamentals of research, reporting, writing, and presentation, along with strong social-scientific, humanistic and theoretical instruction. The curriculum is designed to teach organizational structures of media organizations to students and to create awareness about the political economy of media organizations/institutions. As journalism education is one of the main disciplines of the communication/media field, the department equips students to be well-rounded professionals and citizens who respect equal rights and enable them to contribute to the democratic institutions of society. Seeing human rights and ethical codes as main values in the process of producing news-reporting and knowledge disseminating process, the Department of Journalism focuses on a university education transferring these values/approaches to students. Therefore, the program offers not only vocational courses but also courses that gear students who can sustain all kinds of communication processes successfully, and preserve human dignity, and free from any form of discriminating actions. The main target of the Department of Journalism, together with its multidisciplinary course contents, is to cover communication/media issues in Turkey. Important notice: Journalism Department of Communication Faculty, Çukurova University has launched the Bachelor´s degree program in the 2017-2018 fall semesters. Accordingly, the second, third and fourth-year courses appearing on this program will be activated in the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years respectively.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department

Prof. Dr. ONUR DURSUN

ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Doç. Dr. SEVDA ÜNAL

Erasmus Coordinator

Doç. Dr. FİLİZ YILDIZ

Internship Coordinator

Doç. Dr. Serkan BULUT

Orientation Staff

Kenan ATEŞGÖZ

Goals

Journalism Department is a bachelor's degree program that aims to provide qualified employees to several sectors, particularly to national and international media organizations. By training specialists who are able to operate actual communication practices, it intends to provide particular contributions to reliable public communication processes. Together with its several practical instructions such as news gathering and writing, taking photography, graphic design, and layout, etc., it caters to qualified press employees that the media sector requires.

Objectives

The Department aims to rely on an educational approach in line with the increasingly developing and changing world, trains students into well-equipped employees who are able to accord new communication techniques, and produce relevant content for these technologies. Planning to prepare students as media workers who use both traditional and new media, Journalism Department adopts a principle that maintains studies and projects to support peace and to able public communication.

Specific Admission Requirements

To be able to graduate from this department,it is required to get 2.00 out of 4.00 and be successful at every subject.

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully accomplished this program get the bachelor’s degree of Journalism Department.

Level of Qualification

Bachelor's

Qualification Requirements of Graduation

A student who has completed at least 240 ECTS credits in 4-year faculties and colleges and has a GPA of at least 2.00 is deemed to have earned the right to graduate.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to graduate studies in their own area or related area if they pass the evaluation process designated according to the regulations of “Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee”, which includes ALES, general point of average, and the interview. In addition, they can continue their education in graduate programs in other universities by meeting the exam requirements of the university in their own field or related fields.

Internship

Within the scope of GZT404 Internship Evaluation course, starting from the fifth semester, an internship to be done in the Public and Private Sector and NGOs/universities for a total of 20 working days is compulsory for graduation. As per the law, the insurance fees of the interns are covered by the rectorate.

Applied Course

The program includes applied courses within the scope of the graduation project.

Work Placement

No

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

Journalism students benefit from Erasmus and Mevlana exchange programs.

Employment Opportunities

Those who graduated from this department are able to work in all media organizations or in many positions such as civil servant, journalist, photo journalist, columnist, press adviser, communication manager, publication editor etc. Moreover be assigned in similar positions in particular organizations such as foundations, endowments and non-governmental organizations, and so on. Finds a job as researcher both in universities and scientific/academic foundations, and also works as academic staff in institutions of higher education. Since a multidisciplinary curriculum is followed in the department, works in all kind of areas in related to media, communication and public relation and so on. Be able to become a specialist commenter in the field of politics and economics, and takes over a counselling position in such kind of subjects.