GS 595 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Seminar
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GS 595
Spring
0
0
0
7.5

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
Second Cycle
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s) -
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to guide students in conducting/reviewing an academic study. The students are expected to propose research topics after reviewing the literature on a topic of their interest. The advisor will guide the student through each stage of the research in biweekly meetings.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to conduct independent research on a topic of choice.
  • will be able to apply skills related to critical reading, understanding, synthesizing and contrasting and comparing
  • will be able to conduct a study in social sciences demonstrating awareness of epistemological, methodological and ethical principles.
  • will be able to explain the research background and main research questions.
  • will be able to construct a coherent and cogent dissertation to report the findings of the investigation.
Course Content Supervisors and students together will evaluate previous research on the basis of rules of academic writing and discuss how to apply skills related to critical reading, understanding, synthesizing and contrasting and comparing. Students will work together with an assigned instructor on a selected area in their discipline. Students are also required to write a paper/report in this seminar.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Individual Study
2 Individual Study
3 Individual Study
4 Individual Study
5 Meet with advisor, Discuss potential topics Readings assigned by the adviser
6 Topic Proposal and Approval Readings assigned by the adviser
7 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
8 Develop research outline Readings assigned by the adviser
9 Meet with advisor to discuss literature review and methodology sections Readings assigned by the adviser
10 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
11 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
12 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
13 Discuss draft of independent study with advisor Readings assigned by the adviser
14 Independent study Readings assigned by the adviser
15 Hand in the independent study to advisor Readings assigned by the adviser
16 Review of the Semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks
Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
100
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
0
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
225
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exam
    Total
225

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to improve and ultimately deepen the level of theoretical and practical knowledge acquired in the discipline of media and communication studies,

2

To be able to carry on learning and conduct advanced research independently by critically evaluating knowledge in the field of media and communication,

3

To be able to utilize theoretical and practical knowledge at an expert level in the field of media and communication when developing plans, strategies, and policies,

4

To be able to take responsibility in an individual capacity and as part of a team in generating solutions to unexpected problems that arise in the area of communication in daily life,

5

To be able to grasp the interdisciplinary qualities of media and communication studies,

6

To be able to combine the knowledge of the media and communication field with knowledge from various related disciplines to form new knowledge in order to utilize interdisciplinary approaches and research methods to solve critical problems,

7

To be able to critically investigate social relations and the forms and norms of communication that constitute these relations while being to take action to improve and, when necessary, change these relations,

8

To be able to act with special concern for social and scientific values, as well as ethical principles, during the collection, interpretation, and publication of data related to the field of media and communication, and to take action to disseminate these values,

9

To be able to reconstruct a problem in the media and communication field as an academic problem, in order to conduct research, generate methods of solution, and evaluate results,

10

To be able to make use of foreign language for learning new knowledge in the media and communication field and to communicate with foreign colleagues,

11

To be able to communicate systematically, in written, oral, and visual forms, contemporary developments in media and communication to groups inside and outside the discipline,

12

To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills.

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