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POLITICAL COMMUNICATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
HIT313 POLITICAL COMMUNICATION 5 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 Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. SARP BAĞCAN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to define the tasks that public relations practitioner should undertake in a political communication campaign by introducing concepts and past campaigns on political communication.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects as in definition of basic concepts of political communication, identification of political actors, identification of the structure of political communication programs, introduction and use of media channels, interpretation of political systems, describing the political communication campaigns.

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

Define the conditions for political advisory in a political communication campaign
Define the problems in past political communication programs
Summarize at least three of the concepts related to political communication
Explain the history and related theories of political communication
Show the link between political systems and mass media with the help of institutional framework
Use at least three media channels in a political communication campaign

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Defining Political Communication and Analysing Political Communication Process Lecture & Question and Answer
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Explaining the Relation Between Political Communication and Other Social Sciences Lecture & Question and Answer
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Exemplifying the connection of Political Communication with Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations Lecture & Question and Answer
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Discussing Actors in Political Communication Process Lecture & Question and Answer
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Analysing Political Communication Types Lecture & Question and Answer
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Exemplifying Political Communication Types Lecture & Question and Answer
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Methods and Techniques used in Political Communication Process Lecture & Question and Answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature Review Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Case Study Political Communication Activities of Political Party Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study Analysis
10 Literature Review Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Case Study Several Cases Regarding Political Parties in Turkey and the World Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study Analysis
11 Literature Review Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Case Study Political Campaign Process of Political Parties Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study Analysis
12 Literature Review Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Case Study Several Political Advertisements from Several Countries in the world Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study Analysis
13 Literature Review Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Case Study Several Political Advertisements from Several Countries in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study Analysis
14 Literature Review Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Case Study Several Political Advertisements from Several Countries in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study Analysis
15 Literature Review Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Case Study General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study Analysis
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Aziz, A. (2007). Siyasal Iletisim, Ankara: Nobel Publications
Ozkan, A. (2004). Siyasal Iletisim, Istanbul: Nesil Publications
Bektas, A. (2000). Kamuoyu, Iletisim ve Demokrasi, Istanbul: Baglam Publications
Blumler, J. G., ve Kavanagh, D. (1999). The third age of political communication: Influences and features. Political communication, 16(3), 209-230

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.
5
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.
5

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.
4
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.
3

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.
5
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.
5

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.
5
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
0
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.
5

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.
5

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.
5

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.
5

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.
3

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 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 13 5 65
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
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 14 14
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 13 13
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 45 0 178
Total Workload of the Course Unit 178
Workload (h) / 25.5 7
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 7,0