COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Language and Pronunciation in Communication
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCS 402
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives This course will help students in developing their diction, tone and pronounciation.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will identify the proper diction and pronounciation
  • Students will be able to speak with better diction, tone and pronounciation
  • Students will develop public and onmicrophone speaking skills
Course Content The course is designed to emphasize the importance and uses of better speaking. Students will learn how to control their diction and pronounciation, and then practice in several forms of speech.



ACADEMIC CAUTION

Academic honesty: Plagiarism, copying, cheating, purchasing essays/projects, presenting some one else’s work as your own and all sorts of literary theft is considered academic dishonesty. Under the rubric of İzmir University of Economics Faculty of Communication, all forms of academic dishonesty are considered as crime and end in disciplinary interrogation. According to YÖK’s Student Discipline Regulation, the consequence of cheating or attempting to cheat is 6 to 12 months expulsion. Having been done intentionally or accidentally does not change the punitive consequences of academic dishonesty. Academic honesty is each student’s own responsibility.

Plagiarism is the most common form of academic dishonesty. According to the MerriamWebster Online Dictionary, to plagiarize means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one’s own. The easiest and most effective way to prevent plagiarism is to give reference when using someone else’s ideas, and to use quotation marks when using someone else’s exact words.

A detailed informative guideline regarding plagiarism can be found here.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 The importance of language and diction in communication, the content and aim of the course, the sources that will be used in the course.
2 Students present speaking examples with texts that they choose and ascertaining the speaking defects.
3 The “respiration”, which is one of the 3 basic elements of speaking; respiration exercises.
4 The “articulation”, which is the second element of speaking; making tongue twister exercises.
5 The “voice”, which is the third element of speaking; voice practice.
6 Vowels and consonants.
7 The liaison in turkish language; making liaison practice.
8 The narrowing feature of Turkish language; studying texts.
9 The stress in Turkish language; studying texts.
10 The verbal punctuation.
11 Practice of news and programme copies.
12 Impromptu speaking practice.
13 Oncamera practice, news and programme announcing.
14 Oncamera practice, news and programme announcing.
15 Examination and evaluation
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Study texts used in the course will be collected from current news and writings. Besides, when needed, books written about “speaking training and diction” by authors accepted by institutions like TRT and national theatre (Suat Taşer,Nüzhet Şenbay,etc.) will be used.
References Relevant readings will be made available at the beginning of the semester.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
40
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
1
20
    Total
104

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline. X
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies. X
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public. X
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest

 

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