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Course Code: 
COMM 300
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
0
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
0
ECTS: 
15
Course Objectives: 
The goal of Internship is (1) to acquire first-hand knowledge about the field of work; (2) to experience new professional activities and relationships; and (3) to apply conceptual knowledge in the work environment.
Course Content: 

Practice at applying the tools of communication for the field.   Heightened awareness of the significance of corporate culture. Skills unique to his/her field. Valuable insider knowledge about the industry. A portfolio of work completed including written content and evidence of events/actual projects… that he/she coordinates. A work log summarizing daily activities, likes and dislikes, observations, and lessons learned.

Course Methodology: 
5: Problem Solving, 9: Presentation, 12: Group Work, 13: Field Work
Course Evaluation Methods: 
F: Performance Task

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Improves his/her knowledge and special skills in the field. 2, 7 5, 9, 13 F
2) He/She gains work experience. 5 5, 12, 13 F
3) He/She becomes more advantageous in recruitment compared to its competitors. 9 12, 13 F
4) He/She acquires a network about his/her profession. 8 5, 12, 13 F
5) He/She sees how her work, attitudes, knowledge has developed and how communication theories and principles have been transferred to practice thanks to his/her daily and business portfolio. 2, 4, 7 5, 9,  12, 13 F

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Completion of the Internship Contract Form, which specifies his/her work schedule and job description and signed by both him/her and the Department Internship Coordinator & Commitment to work  
2 Second working week  
3 Third working week  
4 Fourth working week  
5 Fifth working week  
6 Sixth working week  
7 Seventh working week  
8 Eighth working week – Site visit by the Coordinator  
9 Ninth working week  
10 10th working week  
11 11th working week  
12 12th working week  
13 13th working week  
14 14th working week  
15 15th working week  
16 Final working week – Submission of the portfolio of work and the work log to the Department Internship Coordinator  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Bass, Carlo D., Write to Influence: Personal Appraisals, Resumes, Awards, Grants, Scholarships, Internships, Reports, Bid Proposals, Web Pages, Marketing and More, Gatekeeper Press, New York, 2017. Floyd, Kory & Michele Hammers, The Communication Internship: Principles and Practices, Kendall Hunt Publishing, New York, 2005.
Additional Resources Baumeister, Jack, Networking to Internships and Careers: Handbook, Independently published, New York, 2018. Fry, Ronald W., Internships: Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations and Sales, Van Nostrand Reinhold Publishing, New York, 1990. Fry, Ronald W., Internships: Radio & TV, Broadcasting and Production, Van Nostrand Reinhold Publishing, New York, 1990.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Internship evaluation forms completed by the employer 1 50
On-site coordinator evaluations 1 20
Portfolio and journal 1 30
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   -
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   100
Total   100

 

COURSE CATEGORY Elective Courses

 

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 He/ She defines the basic concepts, principles and theoretical approaches of communication.          
2 He/ She defines the profession of journalism; demonstrate the ability to use, process and disseminate research and knowledge related to that field.         X
3 He/ She gains knowledge about interdisciplinary issues and in the light of this information, he/she interprets the social effects and functions of mass media.          
4 He/ She discusses new concepts and approaches in the media. He/ She interprets these concepts by linking with the profession of journalism at national and international dimensions.         X
5 He/ She establishes the connection between the profession of journalism and society, political, legal, cultural, historical and economic development; and analysis the power and states significance of the journalism in contemporary societies.       X  
6 He/ She Interpret the historical development process of media, gain the ability to explain the effects of media on historical events and facts.          
7 He/ She applies the texts and images to different media by using the technical and theoretical discipline acquired in the journalism field.       X  
8 He/ She debates the organizational, legal and financial structure of media organizations and interprets the media within the framework of legal and ethical codes.       X  
9 He/ She relates new communication technologies with journalistic practice and applies written and visual content suitable for digital media.     X    
10 He/ She deals with researching methodology and data generation methods in the field; prepares scientific papers with his/her information on this discipline.          

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration

(The two exam weeks will not be taken into consideration)

14 3 days a week x 8 hours = 24 336
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Homework (Portfolio and journal) 2 10 20
Total Work Load     384
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     15,36
ECTS Credit of the Course     15