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Course Code: 
COMM 440
Course Type: 
Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
5
Course Language: 
English
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The main aim of the course is to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how digital technologies and the rise of social media are changing marketing strategies and tactics across different industries.
Course Content: 

This course analyzes social media in its socio-historical context and ever-changing theoretical perspectives. New media technologies enable various new features and have many different characteristics compared to traditional media. This course will outline these new features of new media technologies and examine how to use these features for a good social media management.  

Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture, 6-Case study, 15-Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Exam, B-Oral Exam/ Presentation, C-Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. Have a basic understanding of web technologies. 3,4 1,2,6,15 A,B,C
2. Have a basic understanding of liberal and critical approaches to social media. 3,4 1,2,6,15 A,B,C
3. Have a strong understanding of the characteristics of social media. 3,4 1,2,6,15 A,B,C
4. Be able to articulate how social media challenge traditional media. 3,4 1,2,6,15 A,B,C
5. Have a strong grasp of key examples of good social media management. 3,4 1,2,6,15 A,B,C

 

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Information about the aim and scope of the course  
2 Definition and history of social media, differences from traditional media and web technologies Kawasaki, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2014). The art of social media
3 Characteristics of social media Kawasaki, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2014). The art of social media
4 Social media theories Kawasaki, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2014). The art of social media
5 Social media marketing Tuten, T. L., & Solomon, M. R. (2017). Social media marketing
6 Influencer marketing Tuten, T. L., & Solomon, M. R. (2017). Social media marketing
7 Mid-term   
8 Social media management  Tuten, T. L., & Solomon, M. R. (2017). Social media marketing
9 Social Media Optimization Tuten, T. L., & Solomon, M. R. (2017). Social media marketing
10 Content development and management strategies in social media Tuten, T. L., & Solomon, M. R. (2017). Social media marketing
11 Content development and management strategies in social media Tuten, T. L., & Solomon, M. R. (2017). Social media marketing
12 Challenges and opportunities of social media Kawasaki, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2014). The art of social media
13 Critical approaches to social media Kawasaki, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2014). The art of social media
14 Critical approaches to social media Kawasaki, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2014). The art of social media
15 General assessment  
16 Final Exam  

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Kawasaki, G., & Fitzpatrick, P. (2014). The art of social media: Power tips for power users. Penguin. 

Tuten, T. L., & Solomon, M. R. (2017). Social media marketing. Sage.

 

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr
Assignments www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 40
Assignment 2 60
Total   100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade   60
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade   40
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) 10 2 20
Mid-term Exam 1 14 14
Final Exam 1 40 40
Total Workload     116
Total Workload / 25 (s)     4,6
ECTS Credit of the Course     5