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)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. Gökçen Başaran İnce
Learning Outcomes
1The ability to describe the concept of communication
2The ability to explain the reasons of communication becoming a science
3The ability to comprehend the basic concepts of communication science
4The ability to get aware of the main schools of communication science
5
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
2Concepts of Culture, Society, Communication
3Genres of communication, basic terminology
4The genesis of communication as a science (historical, cultural and social background)
5Historical phases 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
10The concept of Ideology I
11The concept of Ideology II
12Semiology and Linguistic approaches
13Political economy approaches
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. Güngör, N. (2011). İletişim: Kuramlar, Yaklaşımlar. Ankara: Siyasal
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
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
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1    4 
LO2     5
LO3    4 
LO4    4 
LO5      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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