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Course Code: 
COMM 101
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to introduce and analyze the basic principles of and skills for human communication. It provides an introductory survey of basic concepts that are central to interpersonal, small group, organizational, public and mass communication. It aims to enable students to understand and practice the essential principles of communication, and to get an advanced idea of the theory and vocabulary related to communication.
Course Content: 

The course covers the following topics: definition of communication, the elements of the communication process, the basic communication models, and the contexts of human communication.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Students can define the meaning of communication. 1,2,9 1,2,12 A,C
2 ) Students can compare and analyze the basic communication models. 3,4,7 1,2,3,12 A,C
3) Students can comprehend the importance of communication. 1,3,4,7 1,2,3,12 A,C
4) Students can identify the contexts of human communication. 7,9 1,2,3,12 A,C
5) Students can compare the contexts of human communication.

 

1,2,3,4,7 1,2,3,12 A,C

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction: the aims and description of the course & class assignments, expectations, and the definition of communication  
2 The process of human communication: concepts & basic communication models  
3 The contexts of communication: intrapersonal communication & the self concept  
4 Interpersonal communication: verbal Communication & listening  
5 Practice 1 (Small groups): Active listening & verbal communication  
6 Nonverbal communication & intercultural communication  
7 Practice 2 (small groups): Nonverbal communication  
8 Midterm  
9 Small group communication  
10 Organizational communication, brainstorming, motivation, and empathy  
11 Practice 3 (small groups): Empathy  
12 Public communication & mass communication  
13 Practice 4 (Small groups): Public communication  
14 Discussion session  
15 Overview  
16 Final  

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Tubbs, S. L. & Moss, S. (2010).  Human Communication: Principles and Contexts. New York: Mc-Graw Hill.
Additional Resources  

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments Participation in four small-group in-class activities
Exams Quiz, midterm, and final

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-term 1 30
Quiz 1 20
Small group practice 4 30
Attendance 1 20
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 Students will be aware of research methods and techniques, and will develop scientific and analytical thinking skills necessary in the production of scientific knowledge.         x  
2 Students will gain the necessary outlook to understand and apply principles of communication and gain an advanced idea about communication theories and its general public discourse, group dynamics and elements of successful corporate communication.       x    
3 Student will gain necessary knowledge about the function and development of community organizations and institutions, such as family, religion, education, science and technology.       x    
4 Students will be able to prepare and present topic appropriate texts, speeches, announcements and presentations in English using audio visual tools.     x      
5 Students will have the necessary skills necessary for the successful practice of public relations, such as researching, defining objectives, identifying target audiences and appropriate messages, selecting the right communication channels, planning and managing the events and reviewing the results of research.            
6 Students will be familiar and equipped with all elements of marketing communication; advertising, public relations, sales promotion, direct marketing and digital communication.            
7 Students will be aware and conscious about ethical, social rules and standards (such as institutional and professional loyalty and personal responsibility) in the development and practice of public relations.         x  
8 Students will be equipped to develop strategies and to solve the probable crisis in the corporations based on or parallel to current situations through analyzing political, economic and technological developments that could affect the field of public relations.            
9 Students will be able to  comprehend and discuss mass communication theories and their reflection as perceived within the activities of communication professionals   x        
10 Students will comprehend the theoretical and conceptual relations between public relations and politics and will be able to apply them on a case basis, and will gain the equipment about national and international political cultures.            

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 4 64
Mid-term 1 2 2
Quiz 1 1 1
Homework 0 0 0
Assignment (small group practices) 4 1 4
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Work Load     119
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     4,76
ECTS Credit of the Course     5