MCSN 497 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Newsmaking Senior Project I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCSN 497
Fall
2
4
4
8

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course aims to help students to clarify their career plans and provide them with the means of preparing their portfolio for graduation. The students will structure their projects according to their intellectual and professional interests.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to prepare a portfolio for job applications in journalism.
  • Will have created one or more products making use of their theoretical and practical knowledge.
  • Will be able to define their career plans for the professional life.
  • Will have undertaken responsibility in all stages of a project
  • Will acquire the skills of team work in a project team.
Course Content Students, individually or as a group, will develop a project proposal. Projects might be in print, web, photo, radio or videoTV media. A project can be semester or year long. Project ideas will be developed through meetings with the advisors and then presented to their peers. Approved projects start working. Team work is encouraged and equal sharing of workload among team members are monitored. For the course of the project work, each project have weekly tutoring meetings with the advisors. Project owners present a progress report in each weekly meeting. The advisors guide the students on how to progress. Advisors may require students to sitin other courses related to the subject of their project. At the end of the term, project teams will present and defend their work in front of a jury composed of the faculty, students and media profesionals.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Information on how senior project works will be conducted.
2 Information on how to find and develop project ideas and turn into a project proposal folder.
3 Setting up the project teams / Discussing project ideas
4 Developing project ideas / Meetings with project teams
5 Submitting project proposal folder / Presentation of project proposals
6 Start of the projects / Weekly meeting
7 Project work / Weekly meeting
8 Project work / Weekly meeting
9 Project work / Weekly meeting
10 Project work / Weekly meeting
11 Project work / Weekly meeting
12 Project work / Weekly meeting
13 Project work / Weekly meeting
14 Project work / Weekly meeting
15 Presentations of the projects / Submitting project reports
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks Senior Project Guidelines (Will be made available at the beginning of the term)
References Additional resources might be suggested for individual projects

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
1
30
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
20
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
4
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
0
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
4
Study Hours Out of Class
10
6
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
2
10
Project
1
40
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
216

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process. X
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. X
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution. X
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level) X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest