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Literature, Media and Politics

Course CodeSemester Course Name LE/RC/LA Course Type Language of Instruction ECTS
IRDU0080 Literature, Media and Politics 2/0/0 EL 2
Course Goals This course aims to broaden the students' understanding of current political issues through movies, documentaries and books. In this manner, the course offers a rich debate atmosphere based on five movies and two books.
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Instructor(s) Öğr. Görevlisi Dr. Ahmet Cemal Ertürk
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Schedule Friday, 14:00-16:00, Basın Ekspres Campus A-202
Office Hour(s) Wednesday, 10:00-12:00, Basın Ekspres Campus K6-05
Teaching Methods and Techniques Movie watching and discussions
Principle Sources Movies: The Inconvenient Truth, La Haine, Hotel Rwanda, Die Welle, Bloody Sunday Books: "Animal Farm" by George Orwell, "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury.
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Course Schedules
Week Contents Learning Methods
1. Week Course Introduction Lecture
2. Week Documentary- "The Inconvenient Truth" Movie watching
3. Week Class discussion on the documentary and Global Warming Lecture and Discussion
4. Week Movie- "La Haine" Movie watching
5. Week Class discussion on the movie and the effects of migration Lecture and Discussion
6. Week Discussion on the book "Animal Farm" Lecture and Discussion
7. Week Mid-Term Week
8. Week Movie- "Hotel Rwanda" Movie watching
9. Week Class discussion on the movie and crimes against humanity Lecture and Discussion
10. Week Movie- "Die Welle" Movie watching
11. Week Class discussion on the movie and the rise of populism Lecture and Discussion
12. Week Movie- "Bloody Sunday" Movie watching
13. Week Class discussion on the movie and conflict resolution Lecture and Discussion
14. Week Discussion on the book "Fahrenheit 451" Lecture and Discussion
15. Week Final Week
16. Week Final Week
17. Week Final Week
Evaluation tools Quantity Weight(%)
Midterm(s) 1 30
Attendance 1 10
Final Exam 1 60