COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Seminar I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
MCSR 301
Fall
2
4
4
12
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The primary objective of the course is to introduce the students to fundamental readings in the field of communication studies. The course also aims to provide students with the methodological tools to prepare and present their seminar works and to enable students to support their arguments in a logical manner during seminar discussions.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students should comprehend themes to be selected for their seminar works.
  • Students should select written and visual material to produce, by a deadline, a coherent and convincing argument.
  • Students should develope and write an effective literature review for their seminar works.Students should demonstrate an ability to present a paper with a clear thesis statement or question, by supporting this statement or addressing this question in a logical manner, and drawing logical conclusions from their findings.
  • Students should demonstrate an ability to present a paper with a clear thesis statement or question, by supporting this statement or addressing this question in a logical manner, and drawing logical conclusions from their findings.
  • Students should develop independent study capability.
  • Students should participate actively in seminar discussions.
Course Content This course is designed to introduce undergraduate students the metholodology of the stages of writing a seminar work including the selection process of a research topic, developping and preparing an effective litterature review, writing introduction, main section and conclusion of dissertation, learning citation methods and preparing bibliography regarding academic honesty policies.




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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Presentation and overview of the course, course organization, requirements and methods of evaluation
2 Discussion on the first theme (modernity) I
3 Discussion on the first theme (modernity) II
4 Presentation of papers
5 Discussions on the second theme (nationalism) I
6 Discussions on the second theme (nationalism) II
7 Presentation of papers
8 Discussions on the third theme (globalization) I
9 Discussions on the third theme (globalization) II
10 Guest speaker
11 Presentation of papers
12 Discussions on the fourth theme (gender) I
13 Discussions on the fourth theme (gender) II
14 Guest speaker
15 Presentation of papers
16 An overview of the course
Course Textbooks Detailed bibliography of the course will be delivered
References Students should prepare and present their seminar works to the class

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
1
10
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
30
Homework / Assignments
5
50
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
11
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
6
Study Hours Out of Class
14
8
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
4
10
Homework / Assignments
5
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
330

 

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. X
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice. X
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. X
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. X
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals. X
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) X
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) X

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

 

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