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INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
URH105 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION 7 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 Distance Learning
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. MEHMET SOYAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of the course is to explain the structure and the basis of communication by considering the types and characteristics of communication.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; memorizing the basic concepts of communication, summarizing the ways of establishing effective communication skills, remembering the necessary tools to create a communication strategy and distinguishing the forms of communication.

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

Explain the information about the structure and basis of communication.
Define at least 3 characteristics of communication and associate these features with the program in an existing communication program.
When communicating with an individual or community remember the features of communication and differentiate which communication means should be used

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - What is communication? Definitions of communication and common features of these definitions Narration Question-response method
2 Reading book chapters related with the subject Basic elements of communication (Source, receiver, message, feedback) Narration Question-response method
3 Reading book chapters related with the subject Breakdown of communication "Miscommunication" Narration Question-response method
4 Reading book chapters related with the subject Types of communication; verbal, written and non-verbal Narration Question-response method
5 Reading book chapters related with the subject Types of communication by context Narration Question-response method
6 Reading book chapters related with the subject Internal communication, interpersonal communication, group-team communication, people-public communication. Narration Question-response method
7 Reading book chapters related with the subject Organizational communication, interpersonal communication, mass communication Narration Question-response method
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading book chapters related with the subject Functions of communication Narration Question-response method
10 Reading book chapters related with the subject Communication tools; photograph, telegram, telehone, telefax (Audio & Video Recording Tools, LPs & CDs) Narration Question-response method
11 Reading book chapters related with the subject Developments in communication technologies Narration Question-response method
12 Reading book chapters related with the subject How should interpersonal communication be? Narration Question-response method
13 Reading book chapters related with the subject How does mass communication occur? Narration Question-response method
14 Reading book chapters related with the subject Communication Channels Narration Question-response method
15 Reading book chapters related with the subject Communication and globalization. Communication and ideology Narration Question-response method
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Aziz, Aysel; İletişime Giriş (Introduction to Communication), İstanbul: Hyperlink Publications, 2010.
Oskay, Ünsal; İletişimin ABC’si (ABC of Communication), Der Publications, 2001.
Zıllıoğlu, Merih; İletişim Nedir? (What is Communication?), Cem Publications, 2007.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
TOTAL 2 100
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
Student will be able to identify the concepts related to Physical Education and Sports Sciences.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to discuss training organization and its functioning with the knowledge gained in the subjects such as performance measurement, training plan preparation, talent selection and technical-tactical training.
1
2
Student will be able to describe and relate the concepts of physical education and sports science with the theories of training science.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the needs for sports activities of groups with different characteristics, such as age, gender, and persons with special needs.
0
2
Student will be able to analyze data and results for current applications in the field of Training science by using scientific research methods and techniques.
0

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to execute the measurement activities in order to determine the motor development, sports performance and fitness characteristics, to use the equipment, technology and software needed for these activities and to analyze the results of the evaluation.
0
2
Student will be able to solve the problems related to sport sciences and coaching profession applications with a critical and inquisitive point of view, based on knowledge of the literature he/she has.
1
3
Student will be able to choose the appropriate training method according to the characteristics of the group and the environment and to formulate the training program by taking these differences into consideration.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to administer projects, activities, social and sports activities in collaborative group studies and to solve possible problems that might be encountered within the process.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to recognize the importance of professional development by following scientific, technological and current developments related with coaching.
1
2
Student will be able to behave in accordance with the need to be open to change and life-long learning.
5
3
Student will be able to develop the teaching skills required by the profession according to different teaching methods.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to express his/her knowledge and thoughts about the field in a fluent and understandable manner both written and verbally.
2
2
Student will be able to use his/her knowledge and competence in coaching practices more effectively with his/her social life and communication skills in sports activities, organizations and studies carried out at national and international levels.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to describe accepted ethical values and legal regulations in the field of sport sciences and in social life, and to apply the relevant articles in the legislation in case of need.
0
2
By utilizing the existing historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, student will be able to recognize problems related to skills selection, performance development, physical activity for sports and special groups for all, and to solve these problems based on ethical values.
1
3
By using personality traits with the social skills required by the coaching profession; student will be able to arrange specific project, organization and works with sustainable societal and social content specific with the field.
1
4
Student will be able to administer technical and tactical skills in the relevant performance sports and selected sports branches that he / she determines as his / her area of expertise, and to formulate specific training programs for the branch.
0

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 2 28
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 5 2 10
Assignment (Homework) 1 8 8
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 20 20
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 15 15
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 38 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0