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LOBBYING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
HIT436 LOBBYING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS 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 Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the historical development of lobbying, concepts of lobbying, lobbying activities, public relations practices in lobbying activities
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects as in definition of lobbying, explanation of lobbying activities, discussion of lobbying as a form of political communication, sampling of public relations practices in lobbying.

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

List at least 3 features of the lobbying
Explain at least 4 of the tools used in lobbying
Classify the methods and forms of lobbying practices as a public relations practice
Evaluate the public relations practices as a lobbying tool through the samples
Evaluate the relations between public relations and politics with a critical perspective

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Basic Concepts in Political Communication Lecture & Question and Answer
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Place of Public Relations in Political Communication Lecture & Question and Answer
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Definition of Lobbying Lecture & Question and Answer
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Political Decision Making and Lobbying Lecture & Question and Answer
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Operation System of Lobbying and Applied Methods Lecture & Question and Answer
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Place of Lobbying in Public Relations Lecture & Question and Answer
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Lobbying in the USA Lecture & Question and Answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Lobbying in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Political Ads Lecture & Question and Answer
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Lobbying in International Organizations Lecture & Question and Answer
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Practice on Samples Case Studies Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Practice on Samples Case Studies Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Practice on Samples Case Studies Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook, Practice on Samples Case Studies Lecture & Question and Answer & Case Study
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Gultekin, B. ve Budak, L. (2007). Lobicilik Kavramlarına Giris. Ankara: Nobel Akademik Publications
Canoz, K. (2007). Lobicilik. Nuve Kultur Merkezi
Berry, J. M. (2015). Lobbying for the people: The political behaviour of public interest groups. Princeton University Press.
Baumgartner, F. R., Berry, J. M., Hojnacki, M., Leech, B. L., Kimball, D. C. (2009). Lobbying and policy change: Who wins, who loses, and why. University of Chicago Press.

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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.

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 14 2 28
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 7 7
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 6 6
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 46 0 127
Total Workload of the Course Unit 127
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0