COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

Bachelor's Degree - Faculty Of Communıcatıon


General Information

Communication Studies Department has three sub departments as: Media Studies, Society and Communication, Intercultural Communication. Students of the Department of Communication Studies will have a unique point of view for solving the problems of social communication for social interest, providing an ideal interdisciplinary, critical and theoretical knowledge with the means of the appropriate communication medium. Communication Studies degree serves in an enlarged field of Communication and Media Studies. Communication Faculties in Turkey, which are usually structured according to communication tools and media departments (Radio-TV-Film, Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, etc.) all, have their academic infrastructure in the field of Communication Studies. Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology, History, Art, Philosophy and Linguistics are the main supportive areas. Universal values of ideas and freedom of expression make the education of Communication Studies inevitable for a better understanding of social communication in a mediated world.

Length of Programme & Number of Credits

4 Year - 240 ECTS

Feature & Definition

Communication Studies as an academic area in Social Sciences deals with theoretical and practical learning of social communication from daily lives to social relations and to mass media, and it tries to explain them interdisciplinary and critically. It analyses the background and mentality of the communication platform in this broad field. The growing importance of communication today leads to the recognition of training effective communicators as an area of expertise in the world. Communication Studies programme is not only a popular field for students who aim to become communication experts but also a programme to fulfil the growing demand for an accurate, valid and fair communication in societies. The program was launched in 2012 -2013 academic year with 63 students; which now holds about 400 students and graduated 51 students in 2016, and 55 in 2017 .

Mode of Study

Full Time

Head of Department

Prof. Dr. İLKER ÖZDEMİR

ECTS / Course Catalog Coordinator

Dr. Öğr. Üyesi GÜLNUR KAPLAN ESEN

Erasmus Coordinator

Doç. Dr. ÖZLEM AYDOĞMUŞ ÖRDEM

Internship Coordinator

Öğr. Gör.Dr. FIRAT BERKSUN

Orientation Staff

Doç. Dr. ÇİĞDEM YASEMİN ÖZKAN

Goals

Goals the program aims to gain students an interdisciplinary vision nourished from the fields of Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics and Social psychology along with skills regarding the use of adequate techology in their areas of interest, towards becoming competent communication professionals, experts and academicians, in positions such as moderators, film producers, with a high sense of sensitivity for social developments and/or problems . İletişim alanında disiplinlerarası bir anlayışla çeşitli alanlarda istihdam edilmek üzere, ve çağın gereksinimlerine uygun teknolojilerini yetkin olarak örneklerindeki yenilik ve eğitim standartlarını yakalamak; Türkiye'de Devlet Üniversiteleri arasında faal olan olan tek lisans programı olmasının kullanabilen, İletişim danışmanı, İletişim uzmanı, moderatör, gibi İletişim profesyonellerini ve akademisyenleri yetiştirmek, yurtdışındaki sorumluluğu nedeniyle Ç.Ü İletişim Fakültesi , İletişim Bilimleri programı, ilgili alanın gelişmesine yönelik hedeflerini de önemsemektedir.

Objectives

İletişim alanında disiplinlerarası bir anlayışla çeşitli alanlarda istihdam edilmek üzere, ve çağın gereksinimlerine uygun teknolojilerini yetkin olarak kullanabilen, İletişim danışmanı, İletişim uzmanı, moderatör, gibi İletişim profesyonellerini ve akademisyenleri yetiştirmek, yurtdışındaki örneklerindeki yenilik ve eğitim standartlarını yakalamak; Türkiye'de Devlet Üniversiteleri arasında faal olan olan tek lisans programı olmasının sorumluluğu nedeniyle Ç.Ü İletişim Fakültesi , İletişim Bilimleri programı, ilgili alanın gelişmesine yönelik hedeflerini de önemsemektedir.

Specific Admission Requirements

Placement through a centralized national university placement examination (ÖSYS).

Qualification Awarded

The students who have successfully accomplished this program get the bachelor's degree of Communication Studies.

Level of Qualification

Bachelor's

Qualification Requirements of Graduation

The students who have successfully accomplished all lectures in this programme. A total of 240 ECTS courses are required. General Norm Average must be at least 2.00. Must have completed internship.

Access to Further Studies

The graduates of this program are eligible to apply for admission to graduate studies in their own area or related area if they pass the evaluation process designated according to the regulations of "Çukurova University Graduate Education and Examination Committee", and master programmes of other universities which includes ALES, general point of average, and the interview.

Internship

Compulsory internship for a total of 20 days at governmental, private institutions as well as at NGOs and universities.She must have documented that she has successfully completed her internship and received occupational safety training from the ILT 416 Internship Evaluation and Occupational Safety course.

Applied Course

ILT 403 Workshops I given in the 7th Semester and ILT 414 Workshops II courses given in the 8th Semester as a continuation of this course are graduation project courses and these courses are applied courses. Apart from the graduation project in the program, there are applied courses such as Computer Applications for Media, Community Service Applications, Photography Applications, Public Relations Plans and Applications and Health Communication Applications.

Work Placement

Due to the nature of the undergraduate program applied in the department, applied methods such as internship, field research and workshops are emphasized. In addition, in order to graduate, students must have successfully completed the ILT 416 Internship Evaluation and Occupational Safety course and documented that they have completed their internship and received occupational safety training.

Double Major, Additional Major & Exchange Possibilities

Double major program with the department of Economics since 2014. In addition, student and academic staff exchange programs are carried out within the framework of Erasmus, Mevlana and Farabi programs.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are potential candidates for various positions at Media institutions (eg. newspaper agencies, film industries, and other governmental, private institutions as well as at NGOs and universities. Also, various teaching positions at secondary schools for Media Literacy classes may be another option for those who have taken teacher training certificates provided by the ministry of Education.