Communication and Media Studies

Introduction

Programme Profile

BA in Communications Programme aims to provide an undergraduate education which is directed toward specialisation in media technologies and professions based on sound understanding of social and human sciences as well as foreign language competence and intercultural communication skills.


Qualification Awarded

BA in Communications


Level of Qualification

Bachelor's Degree (First Cycle)


Access Requirements

High school diploma; Placement through a nation-wide Student Selection and Placement Examination (YKS) or Galatasaray University Placement Examination (GSÜÖSYS).


Programme Requirements and Regulations

The Bachelor’s Degree in Communication is awarded to students who have successfully completed all the compulsory courses in the curriculum and the required number of elective courses in their chosen area of interest (minimum 240 ECTS)on the condition that they have obtained a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 out of 4. Those students who have enrolled their first year of study at 2010-2011 academic year have to complete successfully a 22 day industrial training period.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be exempted from some courses in the framework of certain regulations. A student may be exempted from a course taken in another institution with the permission of the Faculty on the condition that its content is compatible with the content of the course in this programme.


Programme Outcomes

1 Effective Turkish written and verbal communication skill,
2 Advanced foreign language knowledge in at least two foreign languages
3 Developed visual expression and reading skill
4 Information about and awareness of responsibility in democracy, human rights, social and professional and ethical values
5 Sufficient knowledge of basic social sciences, communication and media professions and sectors
6 Ability to efficiently and creatively use information technologies and techniques and means necessary for interactive and conventional media
7 Skill for designing, producing and managing field-specific documentary and fictional content for interactive and conventional media
8 Theoretical experience in interactive and conventional media and communication media and processes and their individual and social results
9 Information about analysis and modeling methods suitable for analyzing interactive and conventional media and communication media and processes
10 Ability to question and analyze developments and problems in interactive and conventional media and communication media and processes
11 An approach which has the awareness of public interest and social responsibility, is sensitive to the current problems of the modern world and Turkey, and is liberal, democratic, constructive and problem-solver.


Occupation Profiles of Graduates

Graduates may pursue carriers in journalism, public relations, promotion, advertising, radio, television, cinema, internet and mobil media professions.


Access to Further Studies

Graduates may apply for second cycle programmmes.


Grading Scheme and Grade Distribution Guidance

 The grade of a student in any course is calculated on the basis of all the grades achieved by a student in mid-term, final and make-up exam and in other assignments. The highest grade point is 100.

A student's grade is determined in letter grades by the instructor. A student’s success is assessed by taking into account of the number of students taking the course and of the average grade of the entire class. For each course taken, the student is given one of the following letter grades by the instructor.

Letter grades

Grade points

AA

4.00

BA

3.50

BB

3.00

CB

2.50

CC

2.00

F

0.00

A student who has received a letter grade of (AA), (BA), (BB), (CB), or (CC) in any course is considered successful.  The letter grade (F) indicates failure.


Mode of Study

This is a full time programme.


Communication

Head of Department (or equivalent): Prof. Dr. İnci ÇINARLI
Adress: Çırağan Cad. No:36 34357 Ortaköy/İstanbul
Telephone: +90 212 227 4480
E-Mail: icinarli@gsu.edu.tr


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