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BUSINESS AND INFORMATIC ETICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
YBS319 BUSINESS AND INFORMATIC ETICS 5 3 3 5

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 : Elective
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

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to inform the students about the social and moral discussions related to their professions, to introduce and express their opinions by introducing different opinions and approaches on these issues.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as concepts, ethical theories, professional ethics, rules of professional behaviour, responsibility, privacy, data protection, intellectual property, copyrights, patents, license agreements, cybercrimes and social impacts of information technology.

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

Know the ethical and moral issues.
Behave in accordance with ethical behaviour in his/her field.
Express the moral opinion about informatics orally and in writing.
Integrate the ethical and exemplary business applications into their work-flow.
Assess the meaning of moral values in business behaviour.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Literature Review Understanding ethical and social subjects regarding informatics systems Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Literature Review Ethical concepts in information era Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Literature Review Principal technological tendencies causing ethical problems Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Literature Review Basic concepts; responsibility, accountability, liability Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Literature Review Ethical analysis Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Literature Review Candidate ethical principles Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature Review Professional behaviour rules Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Literature Review Ethical dilemma in the real world Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Literature Review Personal privacy and freedom in internet Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Literature Review Property rights: intellectual property Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Literature Review System quality: data quality and system errors Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Literature Review Life quality: objectivity, Access and limits Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Literature Review Cybercrimes and misuse of them Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Turan, M. (2016). Bilisim Hukuku. Seckin Publications.
Dedeoglu, G. (2009). Etik ve Bilisim. Etki Publications.
Tavani, H. T. (2011). Ethics and technology: Controversies, questions, and strategies for ethical computing. John Wiley & Sons.
Avsar, Z., & Ongoren, G. (2010). Bilisim hukuku. Turkiye Bankalar Birligi.

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 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
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 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 4 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0