Associate TR-NQF-HE: Level 5 QF-EHEA: Short Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 5

General Information about the Course

Course Code: IKU 827
Course Title: Communication Technologies and Society
Course Semester: 4. Semester / Spring
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
1 0 1 1
Language of instruction: TR
Prerequisite of the course: No
Type of course: Üniversite Seçmeli
Level of course:
Associate TR-NQF-HE:5. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:Short Cycle EQF-LLL:5. Master`s Degree
Course Lecturer(s): Asst. Prof. Figen Sabırcan

Purpose and content of the course

Course Objectives: To comprehend the techniques of informing, influencing and motivating institutional, individual and social masses about technological developments by giving basic information about technology.
Course Objective: To be able to interpret the changing relations between people, technology and society and to use the opportunities brought by technology in different fields.
Mode of Delivery: E-Learning

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge (Described as Theoritical and/or Factual Knowledge.)
  1) To have knowledge about the concepts of communication, technology and society
  2) Learning the effects of new information technologies on daily life
  3) To be able to comprehend the relationship between communication, technology and society and to explain their relations with each other.
  4) To be able to explain the operation of communication technologies in historical context.
  5) Ability to explain the connection of the change experienced with the new communication technologies and the society and to establish a connection between these concepts.
  6) Ability to compare traditional communication technologies with new information technologies
Skills (Describe as Cognitive and/or Practical Skills.)
Competences (Described as "Ability of the learner to apply knowledge and skills autonomously with responsibility", "Learning to learn"," Communication and social" and "Field specific" competences.)

Course Topics

Week Subject
Related Preparation Pekiştirme
1) Basic Approaches to the Relationship between Communication, Technology and Society
2) Development of Communication Technologies I
3) Development of Communication Technologies II
4) Change of Traditional Communication Infrastructure
5) Communication Technologies and Development
6) Theories of the Information Society
7) Critique of Information Society Theories
8) Globalization, Network Society and New Economy
9) Information Society Policies
10) Intellectual Property Rights
11) E-government, E-democracy and Governance Approach
12) New Communication Technologies, The Problem of Equality in Today's Society
13) Future, Utopias and Counter-Utopias
14) Comprehensive Evaluation of the Course
References: Başaran, F. (2010). İletişim Teknolojileri ve Toplumsal Gelişme: Yayılmanın Ekonomi Politiği. Ankara: Ütopya Yayınevi

Geray, H. (2003). İletişim ve Teknoloji: Uluslararası Birikim Düzeninde Yeni Medya Politikaları. Ankara: Ütopya Yayınevi

Rogers, M.E. (1986). Communication Technology: The New Media in Society. Free Press

Crowley, D., Heyer, P. (2010). İletişim Tarihi: Teknoloji - Kültür – Toplum. Ersöz, B. (Çev.), Ankara: Siyasal Kitabevi

Rogers, M.E. (1986). Communication Technology The New Media in Society

Ders - Program Öğrenme Kazanım İlişkisi

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Average 3 Highest
Ders Öğrenme Kazanımları







Program Outcomes

Course Teaching, Learning Methods

Q & A
Case Problem Solving/ Drama- Role/ Case Management
Quantitative Problem Solving
Group Study / Assignment
Individual Assignment
WEB-based Learning
Practice in Field
Project Preparation
Report Writing
Social Activity
Occupational Activity
Occupational Trip
Application (Modelling, Design, Model, Simulation, Experiment et.)
Thesis Preparation
Field Study
Student Club and Council Activities

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance % 0
Laboratory % 0
Application % 0
Practice Exam % 0
Quizzes % 0
Homework Assignments % 0
Presentation % 0
Project % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) % 0
Field Study % 0
Article Critical % 0
Article Writing % 0
Module Group Study % 0
Brainstorming % 0
Role Playing + Dramatizing % 0
Out of Class Study % 0
Preliminary Work, Reinforcement % 0
Application Repetition etc. % 0
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.) % 0
Project Preparation + Presentation % 0
Report Preparation + Presentation % 0
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting % 0
Oral examination % 0
Midterms 1 % 40
Final 1 % 60
Report Submission % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Kanaat Notu % 0
Committee % 0
Yazma Ödev Dosyası % 0
Portfolio % 0
Take-Home Exam % 0
Logbook % 0
Discussion % 0
Participation % 0
total % 100
total % 100

Calculation of Workload and ECTS Credits

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 1 14
Practice Exam
Special Course Internship (Work Placement)
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Article Critical
Article Writing
Module Group Study
Role Playing + Dramatizing
Out-of-Class Study (Pre-study, Reinforcement, Practice Review, etc.)
Homework (reading, writing, watching movies, etc.) 1 28
Project Preparation + Presentation 1 6
Report Preparation + Presentation
Presentation / Seminar Preparation + Presenting
Oral examination
Preparing for Midterm Exams
Preparing for the General Exam 1 8
GENERAL EXAM (Final) 1 1
Take-Home Exam
Total Workload 58
ECTS (30 saat = 1 AKTS ) 1