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Course Code: 
COMM 101
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
Turkish
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 uses 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: 
Teaching Methods: 1: Lecture, 2: Interactive lecture, 6: Case Study, 7: Brainstorming, 9: Demonstration
Course Evaluation Methods: 
Assessment Methods: A: Testing, B: Oral Exam/ Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) Define the concept of communication. 1, 2, 6 1, 2, 7 A, B
2) Analyze and compare basic communication models. 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 6, 7, 9 A, B
3) Understand the importance of communication. 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 7 A, B
4) Recognize the types of communication. 1, 2, 3, 5, 9 1, 2, 6, 7 A, B
5) 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 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, 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 the mass and mass communication

Burton&Dimbleby, Chpt. 5

14

The Future of Communication and Society, Quo Vadis ?:  History, moment, and 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 coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr/
Assignments  
Exams  

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Midterm 1 80
Oral exam / Presentation 4 20
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade 1 50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade 1 50
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To be able to define basic concepts, theories, methods and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.         X
2 To demonstrate the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient team work in the production process in the radio, television and cinema fields.       X  
3 To be able to create media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing current knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.     X    
4 Manifesting professional knowledge and skills in different fields of radio, television and cinema fields such as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management locally and globally. X        
5 To develop an understanding of responsible broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.     X    
6 To be able to use the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.     X    
7 To evaluate radio, television and cinema fields in a wide range of cultural, economic and social relations from an institutional structuring to their products with an analytical and critical approach.         X
8 To have the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.     X    
9 To be able to design original projects in radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments and ideas in the fields of art, culture and media at national and global levels.         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