COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Public Opinion Strategies and Practices * AS   316 6 1 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator Asst.Prof.Dr. Gülnur KAPLAN ESEN
Instructors
Öğr. Gör.ENGİN ÇELEBİ1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
The course aims to transfer the theorical information to the practice with focusing on the public relations campaign and its steps, the technics and examples which are used in public relations, the tools and activities that are used in public relations. With using the examples of public events, and the student-agencies, students will be able to prepare a public relations campaign and become qualified in this field.
Content
The main terms and definitions in Public Relations, the campaign process and its steps in public relations, the examples of public relations campaigns, public relations implementations in written/visual and verbal communications, media strategies and relations, press conference/press release/press invitations, product communications and placements, exhibition and fair organizing, in-house PR, reputation management, crisis management, corporate affairs and lobbying activities, global public relations, e-public relations will be discussed, and public relations projects will be prepared by the students.

Learning Outcomes
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Explains the basic concepts of the field, communication patterns, communication and cultural functions within the framework of communication as the basis of Communication Studies.
X
2
Recognizes the national and global communication systems, the basic concepts, theories and principles.
X
3
Holds information related to the fields as a basis; Instrumental Social Communications (Radio, TV, Film, Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism) within a terminological frame (=teleological) (Public Sphere, Public Opinion, Cultural Production Areas, Ci
X
4
Has the knowledge and skills to use and/or explain how communication works in every aspect in different cultures, from individual to group, mass, institutional communication within the major tools of communication.
X
5
Distinguishes non-scientific knowledge from the scientific method, and follows technological innovations in the field with the updated work.
X
6
From an interdisciplinary perspective, acknowledged the concept of communication to synthesize information that Communication Studies has background from different areas like, Sociology, History, Psychology, Linguistics, Political Sciences, Anthropology a
X
7
Produces thoughts and knowledge to understand and solve communication problems encountered in size of individual to global communications.
X
8
As a requirement of competence to communicate effectively, has the ability to express himself/herself up, facing the people with correct understanding in environments in which he/she is capable of empathy sets.
X
9
Organizes and/or actively participates in the social, artistic and cultural activities, reports events.
X
10
Follows the local, national and international events with critical comments.
X
11
Is able to work in the group as well as having the competence of the individual work
X
12
Develops a sense of responsibility towards the society, as individuals, develops projects for the benefit of the community, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of intellectual exhibitions.
X
13
Improves constantly himself/herself, as well as being open to professional developments in scientific, social, cultural and artistic fields according to his/her interests and abilities, identifying needs of learning
X
14
Has rational thinking skills, creative thinking in written, oral, visual and so on, as well as using the methods and strategies, for the purpose of communicating thoughts.
X
15
Has at least one foreign language in the European Language Portfolio (B) with the level of using the information in track and communicate with colleagues abroad.
16
While accessing all kinds of information, using and transmitting of all other thoughts on the process and in all other practices of the profession strives to comply with ethical requirements and endeavors.
X
17
Has basic skills and use these skills for mediating to the general population methods in the specific praxis areas, such as media literacy,
X
18
Is competent to use required level of knowledge of the area and use of computer software as well as all means of communication (body language, verbal and nonverbal communication, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema, internet and other informa
X
19
Identifies learning needs and future career plan and perform accordingly.
X
20
Has the knowledge of the legal framework related to the field.
X

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to Public Relations. An overview to main terms and definitions. Reading of literature
2 Campaign Process and Steps. Analyzing, Researching, Creating Scenarios to Solve a Problem. Reading of literature
3 Strategic Planning. Term of Target Audience, and Identification of Target Audience. Definition of Strategies and Budget Planning. Reading of literature
4 Examining of Public Relations Implementations and their Examples. Reading of literature
5 Public Relations Implementations in Written/Visual and Verbal Communications Reading of literature
6 Media Strategies, and Media Relations. Reading of literature
7 Public Relations Implementations: Press Conference and Press Release, Press Invitations, Product Communications and Product Placement Activities. Reading of literature
8 Mid-term exam Taught course subjects
9 Speeches for Press/Campaign Presentation Technics. Exhibitions, Fairs and Organizations. Reading of literature
10 Campaign Implementations, Control, and Evalution. Reading of literature
11 Public Relations Implementations in In-house PR, Reputation Management, Crisis Management, Corporate Affairs and Lobbying Activities. Reading of literature
12 Global Public Relations Implementations, e-PR Implementations. PR Company Organization, Operation, and Choosing. Reading of literature
13 Preparing of Campaign Project assignment
14 Preparing of Campaign Project assignment
15 Preparing of Campaign Project assignment
16-17 Final exam Taught course subjects

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
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