Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803001832016INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATIONCompulsory113
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective of the course is to teach the history of communication science, its main terminology and basic schools.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Gökçen Başaran İnce
Learning Outcomes
1The ability to comprehend the basic terminology of communcation science
2The ability to address the major research traditions in communication science
3The ability to compare and contrast the major research traditions in communication sciences
4The ability to explore the interdisciplinary nature of communication sciences
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Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
history of communication science, its basic terminology and approaches.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the course
2The concept of science, nexus between capitalism-modernity and science
3The birth of social sciences, basic epistemological and methodological periods
4The emergence of communication as a scientific field (historical, cultural and social background)
5Historical periods of communication science (theoretical and ampirical variations)-The School of Chicago
6Behavioralist Approaches-(stimuli and response theories) I
7Behavioralist Approaches-(stimuli and response theories) II (examples of selected approaches)
8Mid-term exam
9Critical approaches in communication science
10Political economy approaches (Differences between classical political economy theories and critical political economy theories) (Theories of Culture Industry and Audience Commodity)
11Political economy approaches-II (Propoganda and the Manifacture of Consent, Cultural Imperialism)
12Cultural Studies-Ideology (Marx and Gramsci)
13Ideology II- The Concept in Althusserian Philosophy, Studies on Discourse
14Cultural Studies
15General assesments
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Lazar, J. (2001). İletişim Bilimi, İstanbul: Vadi. Fiske, J. (2014). İletişim Çalışmalarına Giriş. İstanbul: Pharmakon Mutlu, E. (2017). İletişim Sözlüğü. İstanbul: Ütopya. Özçetin, B. (2018). Kitle İletişim Kuramları, İstanbul: İletişim Güngör, N. (2011). İletişim: Kuramlar, Yaklaşımlar. Ankara: Siyasal
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination155
Final Examination155
Makeup Examination155
Attending Lectures14570
Reading515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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