Academic Catalog

MCS501 INTRO.TO MEDIA & COMMUNICATION THEORY

Course Code: 8160501
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Media And Cultural Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NECM ERDOAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

As an introduction to theories of media and communications this course aims to offer to students a critical exposition of the explanatory frameworks provided by a range of different perspective. On the basis of an historical introduction it focuses on the theoretical contributions of major schools (namely, political economy, critical theory, structural and post structural approaches and cultural studies). The course aims a systematic expositions of the key concepts of each approach placed in its historical context and offers a critical and comparative perspective to assess the strengths and weakness of each theoretical framework.