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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 Coordinator: 
Course Objectives: 
This course aims to explain the concepts, terms, theories and principles of human communication. It examines the interpersonal communication, group communication, mass communication, and organizational communication in the light of basic concepts and theories. The aim of this course in providing a student with a thorough understanding of the concepts, theories and terminology related to communication, and their use it in practice.
Course Content: 

The course includes the following topics: definition of communication, cultural dimensions of communication, elements of the communication process, types of communication, and basic communication models.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Interactive lecture, 6: Case Study, 7: Brainstorming, 9: Demonstration
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Oral Exam/ Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1) Students can define the concept of communication.

1,2,6

1,2,7

A,B

2) Students can analyze and compare basic communication models.

1,2,3

1,2,6,7,9

A,B

3) Students understand the importance of communication.

1,2,3

1,2,7

A,B

4) Students can recognize the types of communication.

1,2,3,5,9

1,2,6,7

A,B

5) Students can compare the types of communication

1,2,3,5,9

1,2,6,7,9

A,B

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction: Objectives of  the course, lecture outline, definition of communication

 

2

Introduction to Communication Process: Basic concepts, historical background, communication-culture-nature relationship

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 1

3

Dimensions of Communication: Intrapersonal Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Group Communication, Mass Communication

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 1

4

Communication as a Process: Messages and Functions

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 1

5

Meaning-Making in Communication Processes: Codes and Semiotics

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 1

6

Analyzing the Communication Process: Models of Communication

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 1

7

Interpersonal Communication 1: Types of Interpersonal Communication

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 2

8

Midterm Exam

 

9

Interpersonal Communication: Verbal and Non verbal Communication

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 2

10

Group Communication 1: The concept of group, types of group, belonging to the group

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 3

11

Group Communication 1: group formation, group norms, intra-group communication

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 3

12

Organizational Communication: Distinguishing characteristics of organizations, Internal communication processes

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 4

13

Mass Communication: Nature of mass and mass communication

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 5

14

The Future of Communication and Society, Quo Vadis ?:  History, the current situation, debates about the future

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 6

15

Course review

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 6

16

Final Exam

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

 

Dimbleby, R., Burton, G.(2007). More Than Words: An Introduction to Communication (4th ed.), London: Routledge.

Additional Resources

 

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

 

Assignments

Preparatory readings and presentations for topics during the semester.

Exams

Midterm, Final Exam

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Midterm

1

80

Oral exam / Presentation

4

20

Totall

5

100

Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade

1

50

Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade

1

50

Totall

2

100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

S/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations

 

 

x

 

 

 

2

S/he knows the research methods and techniques that are related to the field of public relations.

x

 

 

 

 

 

3

S/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. S/he comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.

 

x

 

 

 

 

4

S/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.

 

 

x

 

 

 

5

S/he has the digital competencies that are required by the field.

x

 

 

 

 

 

6

S/he has the ability of creative thinking that is required by the field of public relations.

x

 

 

 

 

 

7

S/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessment that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.

x

 

 

 

 

 

8

S/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork. 

 

x

 

 

 

 

9

S/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.

 

x

 

 

 

 

10

S/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules.

 

 

x

 

 

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration

14

3

42

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

14

3

42

Mid-terms

1

3

3

Oral exam / Presentation

4

8

32

Final examination

1

3

3

Total Work Load

 

 

122

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

4,88

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

5