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DIGITAL CULTURE PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
YEM319 DIGITAL CULTURE 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 intorduce how the areas that are digitalized and still in the process of digitalization from business life to our daily life, from social media to traditional media, from art to sports, from politics to economy affected and to examine how the past and today of the era that we are in formed by digitalization.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as Digitalized socio-cultural environment data, social media, change and transformation of public space, effect of digital on production and consumption stage.

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

Describe the concept of Digital Culture.
Connect the link between theoretical and practical knowledge and ideas on digitalization and culture.
Learn to what extent different disciplines are affected by digital culture and evaluate the differences and similarities between them.
Study Internet, Informatics, Information and new communication technologies.
Evaluate the events based on online practices and ideologies especially based on activist movements.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Literature Review Introduction to the Course, Content and General Evaluation on Digital Culture Lecture & Question and Answer
2 Reading, Literature Review Explaining Mass Media Lecture & Question and Answer
3 Reading, Literature Review Internet and Information Technologies, Current Developments Lecture & Question and Answer
4 Reading, Literature Review The Effect of Developing Information Technologies Lecture & Question and Answer
5 Reading, Literature Review Transition Process from Traditional Media to Digital Media Lecture & Question and Answer
6 Reading, Literature Review The Role of Digital Ones in Social Movements Lecture & Question and Answer
7 Reading, Literature Review Web 2.0 Technology Lecture
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading, Literature Review Web 2.0 Technology and Constantly Updating Digital Area Lecture & Question and Answer
10 Reading, Literature Review Place of Social Media on Digital Culture and Contribution of it on Digital Culture Lecture & Question and Answer
11 Reading, Literature Review Place of Social Media on Digital Culture and Contribution of it on Digital Culture Lecture & Question and Answer
12 Reading, Literature Review Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacrum and Simulation Concept Lecture & Question and Answer
13 Reading, Literature Review Manuel Castells’s Netwrok Community Lecture & Question and Answer
14 Reading, Literature Review Positive and Negative Effects of Digital Culture on Media Lecture & Question and Answer
15 Reading, Literature Review Interaction Between Several Disciplines and Digital Culture Lecture & Question and Answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Baudrillard J. (2011). Simulakrlar ve Simulasyon. Ankara: Dogu Batı Publications
Castells M. (2005). Ag Toplumunun Yukselisi. Istanbul: Bilgi Universitesi Publications
Goffman E. (2014). Gunluk Yasamda Benligin Sunumu. Istanbul: Metis Publications
Smith P. (2007). Kulturel Kuram. Istanbul: Babil 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