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Curriculum of BA Program in Media and Communication

I. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
SPS 101 Humanity and Society I 2 2 3 5
HUM 101 The World Through Art and Literature I 2 2 3 5
SPS 103 Comparative Theories and Methods I 2 2 3 4
NS 101 Nature and Science I 2 2 3 5
MCOM 101 Introduction to Communication Science 3 0 3 5
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 0 3 5
GE 100 Introduction to University Life 1 0 1 1
Total 19 30

II. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
SPS 102 Humanity and Society II 2 2 3 5
HUM 102 The World Through Art and Literature II 2 2 3 5
SPS 104 Comparative Theories and Methods II 2 2 3 5
NS 102 Nature and Science II 2 2 3 5
MCOM 102 History of Media and Communication 3 0 3 5
MCOM 104 Technical Skills for Media 2 2 3 5
Total 18 30

III. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
HIST 101 History of Modern Turkey I 2 2 3 5
TLL 101 Modern Turkish Literature I 2 2 3 5
LAW 251 Introduction to Law 3 0 3 5
MCOM 201 Basic Photography 2 2 3 5
JOR 201 Writing for Media 2 2 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Total 18 30

IV. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
HIST 102 History of Modern Turkey II 2 2 3 5
TLL 102 Modern Turkish Literature II 2 2 3 5
PR 202 Introduction to Public Relations 3 0 3 5
DFT 202 Introduction to Filmmaking 2 2 3 5
ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Total 18 30

V. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
MCOM 301 Communication Theories 3 0 3 4
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 29

VI. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
POLS 307 Research Methods 3 0 3 6
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 31

VII. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
MCOM 401 Communication Studies and Media Analysis 2 2 3 5
MCOM 403 Graduation Project I 2 2 3 5 *
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30

VIII. Semester

Course Code Course Name Hours  Credit  ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
MCOM 404 Graduation Project II 2 2 3 5 *
Arabic / Turkish / General Elective 1/3 4/0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
Departmental Elective 3 0 3 5
General Elective 3 0 3 5
Total 18 30
Final Total 145 240
* Being final year student

DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVES

Course Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
DFT 201 Photography 2 2 3 5
DFT 203 Camera Techniques 2 2 3 5
DFT 204 Cinematography 2 2 3 5
DFT 301 Screenwriting 2 2 3 5
DFT 303 Art and Philosophy 3 0 3 5
DFT 305 Sound Recording and Editing 2 2 3 5
DFT 307 Production 2 2 3 5
DFT 309 Advanced Photography 2 2 3 5
DFT 311 Video Editing 2 2 3 5
DFT 401 Documantary Video Production I 2 2 3 5
DFT 402 DocumantaryVideo Production II 2 2 3 5
DFT 403 Film and Critical Theories I 3 0 3 5
DFT 404 Film and Critical Theories II 3 0 3 5
DFT 405 Film Analysis I 2 2 3 5
DFT 406 Film Analysis II 2 2 3 5
DFT 408 World Film History 3 0 3 5
DFT 409 Advanced Screenwriting 2 2 3 5
DFT 410 Turkish Film History 3 0 3 5
DFT 412 Lighting 2 2 3 5
DFT 414 Color Theory and Use 2 2 3 5
DFT 416 Visual Effect for Documantary 2 2 3 5
DTF 407 Creative Documentary 2 2 3 5
JOR 202 Journalism Speciality 2 2 3 5
JOR 204 Genres in Journalism 3 0 3 5
JOR 205 Printing History 3 0 3 5
JOR 301 News Analysis and Editorship 2 2 3 5
JOR 303 Advanced Writing for Media 2 2 3 5
JOR 305 Business & Economic Reporting 2 2 3 5
JOR 307 The Essentials of Magazine Publishing 2 2 3 5
JOR 309 Digital Writing 2 2 3 5
JOR 311 Media Ethics 3 0 3 5
JOR 401 Interviewing Techniques 2 2 3 5
JOR 402 News Agency Journalism 2 2 3 5
JOR 403 Data Journalism 2 2 3 5
JOR 404 Journalistic Writing 2 2 3 5
JOR 405 Reading New Media 3 0 3 5
JOR 406 Local Journalism 2 2 3 5
JOR 407 Digital Advertisement 2 2 3 5
JOR 408 New Media Studies 2 2 3 5
JOR 410 Press Photography 2 2 3 5
JOR 412 New Media and Social Movements 3 0 3 5
MAN 321 Principles of Marketing 3 0 3 5
MAN 421 Marketing Communication 3 0 3 5
PR 201 Interpersonal Communication 3 0 3 5
PR 203 Effective Communication Skills 2 2 3 5
PR 204 Principles of Advertisement 3 0 3 5
PR 206 Institutional Communication 3 0 3 5
PR 301 Persuasion Theories 3 0 3 5
PR 303 Sociology of Communications 3 0 3 5
PR 307 Media Planning 2 2 3 5
PR 309 Psychology of Communication 3 0 3 5
PR 401 Political Communication 3 0 3 5
PR 403 Communication Campaigns 2 2 3 5
PR 404 Public Opinion, Public Diplomacy and Lobbying 2 2 3 5
PR 405 Crisis and Emergency Communications Management 3 0 3 5
PR 406 Brand Management 2 2 3 5
PR 407 Communication and Propaganda 2 2 3 5

LANGUAGE COURSES

Course Code Course Name Hours Credit ECTS Prerequisites
Theory Practice
ARA 301 Basic Arabic I 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 302 Basic Arabic II 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 303 Intermediate Arabic I 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 304 Intermediate Arabic II 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 305 Advanced Arabic I 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 306 Advanced Arabic II 1 4 3 5 **
ARA 307 Intensive Basic Arabic 2 8 6 10 **
ARA 308 Intensive Intermediate Arabic 2 8 6 10 **
FRE 301 Basic French I 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 302 Basic French II 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 303 Intermediate French I 1 4 3 5 **
FRE 304 Intermediate French II 1 4 3 5 **
GER 301 Basic German I 1 4 3 5 **
GER 302 Basic German II 1 4 3 5 **
GER 303 Intermediate German I 1 4 3 5 **
GER 304 Intermediate German II 1 4 3 5 **
GRE 301 Basic Greek I 1 4 3 5 **
GRE 302 Basic Greek II 1 4 3 5 **
HEB 301 Basic Hebrew I 1 4 3 5 **
HEB 302 Basic Hebrew II 1 4 3 5 **
LAT 301 Basic Latin I 1 4 3 5 **
LAT 302 Basic Latin II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 301 Basic Persian I 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 302 Basic Persian II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 303 Intermediate Persian I 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 304 Intermediate Persian II 1 4 3 5 **
PERS 307 Intensive Basic Persian 2 8 6 10 **
PERS 308 Intensive Intermediate Persian 2 8 6 10 **
SPA 301 Basic Spanish I 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 302 Basic Spanish II 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 303 Intermediate Spanish I 1 4 3 5 **
SPA 304 Intermediate Spanish II 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 301 Basic Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 302 Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 303 Advanced Ottoman Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 304 Advanced Ottoman Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 305 Ottoman Paleography and Diplomatica 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 306 Advanced Readings in Ottoman Historical Texts 1 4 3 5 **
TLL 307 Intensive Basic Ottoman Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
TLL 308 Intensive Intermediate Ottoman Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
TUR 301 Basic Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 302 Basic Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 303 Intermediate Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 304 Intermediate Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 305 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish I 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 306 Advanced Readings in Modern Turkish II 1 4 3 5 **
TUR 307 Intensive Basic Modern Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
TUR 308 Intensive Intermediate Modern Turkish 2 8 6 10 **
** Approval of School of Languages

NOTES

1) According to the decision of the Senate dated 16.06.2017 about trilingual education, it is necessary to have at least B2 level of language proficiency in each of the Turkish, English and Arabic languages as a condition of graduation, in all the departments of our university.
a- Curriculum of BA program in Media and Communication is designed in such a way that students can take Arabic courses for 4 semesters and international students can take additional Turkish courses for 4 semesters in order to meet these requirements. Enrolling only appropriate level of the language course will be provided by placement tests organized by school of languages.
b-Students who have the required level of language proficiency or who can reach that level before 4 semesters will take departmental electives stated in the curriculum instead of the Arabic courses coded ARA 301, ARA 302, ARA 303, ARA 304 and Turkish courses coded TUR 301, TUR 302, TUR 303, TUR 304.
2) Students of the BA program in Media and Communication will choose one of 3 different fields starting from the third year and take the related courses. The students are required to take and succeed at least 10 RTC coded courses in the field of Radio, Television and Camera, 10 PR coded courses in the field of Public Relations and 10 JOR coded courses in the field of Journalism for graduation.
3) All undergraduate courses in undergraduate schedules of University of Ibn Haldun (excepted language electives) can be taken as a general elective course.
4) In order to graduate from the BA program in Media and Communication, 49 courses, of 145 credits and 240 ECTS in total, should be taken. 13 of them are university core courses and 25 of them are area courses.

Fields marked with an * are required