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COMMUNICATION AND ETHICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
YEM317 COMMUNICATION AND ETHICS 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 teach the meaning of the concept of ethics and its way of being understood in the historical process and to enable students to adopt ethical values against situations they may encounter in the field of communication.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects as in ethical rules of written and visual media, concept of ethics in the historical process, mutual assessment of ethics-moral concepts, social media and ethical values.

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

Describe the concepts of ethics and moral.
Recognize the censor and self-censor in press and media.
Analyse the contents of national and international media organizations in the context of ethical values.
Argue the freedom of press within the framework of ethics.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Literature Review Origin, meaning and arise of ethics Lecture
2 Literature Review Analysing the discussions on ethics and moral concepts Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Literature Review Functions of media Lecture
4 Literature Review Application of ethical values within the context of media functions and questioning these values Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Literature Review Ethical problems encountered in media Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
6 Literature Review interference in private life and privacy Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
7 Literature Review Violence context in media Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature Review Violence context in media Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
10 Literature Review Economic and political concern of Media Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
11 Literature Review Monopolization – Property relations and Rating Concern Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
12 Literature Review Press ethics in Ottoman and early stages of Republican periods Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
13 Literature Review Press ethics in multi-party period Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
14 Literature Review Press ethics in multi-party period Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
15 Literature Review Application types of ethical values in press and media in today’s Turkey Lecture & Discussion, Demonstrating with samples
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Ozgen M. (2005). Cumhuriyet Doneminde Turkiye’de Mesleki Orgutler Baglaminda Basın Etigi ve Uygulamanin Tarihcesi. Istanbul: Istanbul University Iletisim Fakultesi Dergisi
Erol G. (2012). Iletisim ve Etik. Istanbul: Hiperlink Publications
Kucuradi I. (2006). Etik. Ankara: Turkiye Felsefe Kurumu
Belsey A., Chadwick R. (2011). Medya ve Gazetecilikte Etik Sorunlar. Istanbul: Ayrıntı Publications

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 3 39
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 1 30 30
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 20 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 31 0 133
Total Workload of the Course Unit 133
Workload (h) / 25.5 5,2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0