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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 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: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive lecture, 6-Case Study, 7-Brainstorming, 9-Demonstration
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Exam, 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. 5 1,2,7 A,B
2. Analyze and compare basic communication models. 5 1,2,6,7,9 A,B
3. Understand the importance of communication. 5 1,2,7 A,B
4. Recognize the types of communication. 5 1,2,6,7 A,B
5. Compare the types of communication 5 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 Mid-term 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.

 

 

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Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 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’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.     X    
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.    X      
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.   X      
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience.       X  
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.         X
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them.     X    
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience.   X      
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams.     X    
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.   X      
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs.     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 Workload     122
Total Workload / 25 (s)     4,88
ECTS Credit of the Course     5