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COMMUNICATION ETHICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
RTS414 COMMUNICATION ETHICS 8 3 3 7

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. SARP BAĞCAN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The aim of the course is to provide the students with the knowledge and the importance of communication in the profession and professional ethics.
Contents of the Course Unit: Basic concepts of communication; professional ethics studies, professional ethics rules and ethical decisions related to the profession, location of mass media and principles of publication principles

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Recognizes the concept of ethics and discusses the importance of media.
Apply professional ethics in business life.
Categorize the types of ethics in the given examples.
Estimates the consequences of professional corruption and unethical behaviors encountered in professional life.
Explains an event in the framework of professional ethical practices.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Literature search, Group research What is ethics? Definition of ethics, communication ethics, privacy and ethics Lecture,group work
2 Literature search, Group research Historical development of ethics Lecture,group work
3 Literature search, Group research Basic features of communication and communication Lecture,group work
4 Literature search, Group research Ethical principles Lecture,group work
5 Literature search, Group research Press Ethics Lecture,group work
6 Literature search, Group research Press Ethics Lecture,group work
7 Literature search, Group research Historical development of press in Turkey Lecture,group work
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature search, Group research Ethics in Turkish press Lecture,group work
10 Literature search, Group research Ethics in TV journalism Lecture,group work
11 Literature search, Group research Ethics in public relations Lecture,group work
12 Literature search, Group research Ethics in advertising Lecture,group work
13 Literature search, Group research Ethics in internet area Lecture,group work
14 Literature search, Group research Criticism of communication ethics Lecture, group work
15 Literature search, Group research General review for exam Lecture,group work
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Uzun,R.,(2016).İletişim Etiği.Ankara: Dipnot Yayınları
Isik, M. (Ed.) (2013). Communication and Ethics. KONYA: EDUCATION.
Academic articles about subjects
Arvas,S.İ., (2014) Türk Basınında Etik ve Özdenetim. İstanbul:Beta Yayınları

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 14 3 42
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 1 15 15
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 8 3 24
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 1 10 10
Seminar 1 10 10
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 4 4
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 4 4
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 0 153
Total Workload of the Course Unit 153
Workload (h) / 25.5 6
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 6,0