COMMUNICATION SCIENCES PROGRAMME


D.1. General Information about Program

Faculty of Communication at Hacettepe University, with its experience in master's programs since 2006 and its success in PhD program since 2012, has launched the “Communication Sciences Undergraduate Program” and now accepts students for the program as of the 2018-2019 academic year.

Based on the main disciplines of social sciences and the classical theoretical principles of communication sciences, this interdisciplinary program consists of a wide range of courses and fields of study including new media, social media, digital game studies, the developing field of philosophy of communication, communication law, the ever-changing and expanding areas of practical media, political communication and cultural diplomacy, and field journalism. Prepared in accordance with this perspective, the program is composed of compulsory and elective courses with a critical and constructive perspective towards issues within cultural studies.

D.2 Qualification Awarded

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Bachelor's Degree

D.3. Level of Qualification

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QF-EHEA: 1
EQF-LLL: 6

D.4. Provisions for Registration

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Candidates applying to the Communication Sciences Undergraduate Program are required to have a high-school or an equivalent education and required to obtain a sufficient score from the Higher Education Institutions Examination (YKS). For further information about the Higher Education Institutions Examination, please visit http://www.osym.gov.tr/

D.5. Qualification Requirements and Regulations

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In order to complete the program, the students are required to take at least 140 national credits/240 ECTS and have a GPA of at least 2.00 (two) over 4.00 (four). For other requirements regarding graduation, the relevant provisions of the Hacettepe University Regulations on Associate and Undergraduate Education and Examination will apply.

http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr/index_sub.php?grp=y&dir=&file=01_01_lisans_20171212_1200&filetype=html&submenuheader=4

D.6. Specific Arrangements for Recognition of Prior Learning

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For student transfers to the Communication Sciences Undergraduate Program at Hacettepe University, the relevant provisions of the Regulation on the Principles of Student Transfer between Associate Degree and Bachelor's Degree Programs, Double Major and Minor Programs and Course Credit Transfers between Institutions of Higher Education (http://www.yok.gov.tr/web/guest/icerik/-/journal_content/56_INSTANCE_rEHF8BIsfYRx/10279/18082) and the Hacettepe University Regulations on Associate and Undergraduate Education and Examination (http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr/index_sub.php?grp=y&dir=&file=01_01_lisans_20171212_1200&filetype=html&submenuheader=4) shall prevail.

D.7. Goals and Objectives

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Hacettepe University Faculty of Communication aims to conduct a responsive academic program that observes the changes in media environments embracing everyday life and technological developments while enriching its interdisciplinary academic staff and a mindset encompassing new fields. The Communication Sciences Undergraduate Program, established for this purpose, prioritizes educational and research activities which, on the one hand, cover new subdisciplines flourishing in the field of communication and their interdisciplinary relationships with other social science areas, and, on the other hand, go beyond the goal of informing students of the traditional forms of professional practices.

The Communication Sciences Undergraduate Program of Hacettepe University Faculty of Communication aims to have graduates with a broad understanding and proficiency who are able to adapt themselves to new historical, social, cultural and technological developments and pursue the critical, argumentative and constructive traditions of social sciences. Students successfully completing this program will graduate with a broad insight and analytical thinking competencies and skills regarding conventional media environments, and a comprehensive understanding of new areas of communication.

D.12. Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples

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The Communication Sciences Undergraduate Program of HU Faculty of Communication has been established and structured to provide the graduates with a particular formation necessary competencies and skills that enable them to be employed in the media sector, to adapt themselves to novel professions in the field of communication around the world, and to pursue new academic challenges. Since conventional fields have been losing ground in unprecedented levels and employment opportunities have become scarce in these fields, unemployment appears as an inevitable consequence of this current situation. Therefore, the Communication Sciences Undergraduate Program aims to overcome this impediment producing graduates with strong adaptation abilities to the developing and developed fields, and to offer new opportunities and perspectives to the current crisis of communication education in our country so as to contribute to the existing graduate and postgraduate programs at universities.

D.14. Profile of the Programme

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A minimum of 240 ECTS credits is required in order to graduate, 62.5% of which consist of compulsory courses (minimum 150 ECTS including the Common Compulsory Courses) and 37.5% of which (minimum 90 ECTS) consist of elective courses.

In Communication Sciences Undergraduate Program, all courses within the first four terms are compulsory courses. In the fifth term, two courses are compulsory; and in the 6th, 7th and 8th terms, only one course is compulsory and all the other courses are elective courses.

In this program, 1 ECTS credit is equal to 30 hours of workload.

D.15. Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

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For exams, assessment and grading, the provisions of the Hacettepe University Regulation on Associate and Undergraduate Education and Examinations shall prevail.

(http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr/index_sub.php?grp=y&dir=&file=lisans_20070502_1520&filetype=html&submenuheader=3)

D.16. Graduation Requirements

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In order to successfully complete the program, the students are required to take 240 ECTS/140 national credits and to graduate with an average of at least 2.00 over 4.00. For other requirements about graduation, the provisions of the Hacettepe University Regulation on Associate and Undergraduate Education and Examinations shall prevail.

http://www.oid.hacettepe.edu.tr/index_sub.php?grp=y&dir=&file=01_01_lisans_20171212_1200&filetype=html&submenuheader=4

D.17. Education Type

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1. Full Time Education

D.18. Programme Director

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Prof. Dr. Suavi Aydın

Head of the Department

E-mail: suavi@hacettepe.edu.tr

Phone: +90 (312) 297 62 31

Fax: +90 (312) 297 62 89

Address: Hacettepe Üniversitesi Beytepe Yerleşkesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Binası 06800 Beytepe/Ankara

Website: www.iletisim.hacettepe.edu.tr