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I. SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
II. SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
III. COURSE CURRICULUM
SUBJECT DATA
OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING PERFORMANCE
THEMATIC UNITS AND FURTHER DETAILS
Subject name
COMMUNICATIONS THEORIES
ID (subject code)
BMEGT43A209
Type of subject
class
Course types and lessons
Type
Lessons
Lecture
2
Practice
0
Laboratory
0
Type of assessment
exam
Number of credits
3
Subject Coordinator
Name
Dr. Hamp Gábor
Position
associate professor
Contact details
hamp.gabor@gtk.bme.hu
Educational organisational unit for the subject
Department of Sociology and Communication
Subject website
Language of the subject
magyar - HU
Curricular role of the subject, recommended number of terms

Programme: Communication and media studies Bachelor’s Programme compulsory subjects from 2018

Subject Role: Compulsory

Recommended semester: 3

Direct prerequisites
Strong
None
Weak
None
Parallel
None
Exclusion
None
Validity of the Subject Description
Approved by the Faculty Board of Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Decree No: 580251/13/2023 registration number. Valid from: 29.03.2023.

Objectives

One of the most striking features of communication research is that it is the field of research programs with different disciplinary backgrounds, working with different methodologies, using different types of explanations, with conceptual tools at different levels of abstraction, and striving for different levels of generalization. The aim of the subject is to provide a systematic and historical insight into this diversity. The student who successfully completes the course has the knowledge to place the approaches and problem statements to be learned in the subjects included in the professional training in the spectrum of communication research, and knows their antecedents, methodological frameworks, and disciplinary background, and also has a well-founded picture of the historical development of communication research from a scientific and theoretical point of view.

Academic results

Knowledge
  1. Reliable and soundknowledge of contemporary tendencies of methodologies of social science.
  2. Solid knowledge of the theory and history of communication and media sciences.
  3. Solid historical knowledge of the operating mechanisms of the communication institutional system.
Skills
  1. Skills of making independent analysis, knowledge claims, explanations and drawing valid conclusions.
  2. Skills of using a number of technical tools for critical analysis and research.
  3. Skills of cooperative participation in professional projects.
Attitude
  1. Acceptance of one's own (Western) cultural traditions
  2. Acceptance of other (non-Western) cultural traditions, and openness to get to know them
  3. Presence from and standing out against social science egocentrism in social science fields.
Independence and responsibility
  1. Representative of quality work
  2. Readiness of disseminating of one's own world view and norms in the scientific professional environ-ment
  3. Adoption and enforcement of professional standards.

Teaching methodology

Lectures

Materials supporting learning

  • A tantárgy elvégzéshez szükséges oktatási anyagok, szakirodalom a kurzus moodle-oldaláról érhető el a hallgatóknak (edu.gtk.bme.hu)

General Rules

- mid-term assessment: active use of the concepts of the material learned up to that point • interpretive, argumentative, explanatory reconstruction and interpretation of the reviewed material either in the form of a classroom written exam or homework

Performance assessment methods

– class work: active participation in discussions related to the class presentation –mid-semester assessment: passive use of the concepts of the material learned up to that point – interpretive, argumentative, explanatory reconstruction and interpretation of the reviewed material either in the form of a classroom oral exam or of an essay – optional midterm assignment: relevant, adequat, compatible of the chosen disciplinary discourse research project proposal

Percentage of performance assessments, conducted during the study period, within the rating

  • :
  • midterm performance assessment: 30
  • participation in class: 10
  • total: 40

Percentage of exam elements within the rating

  • oral or written exam: 60

Conditions for obtaining a signature, validity of the signature

Attendance is mandatory (no more than 4 missed classes are allowed). achieving minimum 50% on the midterm test.

Issuing grades

%
Excellent 95-100
Very good 90–94
Good 75–89
Satisfactory 60–74
Pass 50–59
Fail < 50

Retake and late completion

Retake and make-up test options are defined by the valid regulations of the University’s Code on Education and Examination.

Coursework required for the completion of the subject

Nature of work Number of sessions per term
classes 28
preparation for midterm assessment 30
preparation for exam 32
total 90

Approval and validity of subject requirements

Topics covered during the term

historical background of communication and media scholarship disciplinary traditions: rhetorics, sociology, semiotics, etology, cultural studies, social psychology, cognitive science, philosophy media effect theories direct and indirect effects macro- and micro, short term and longterm media effects propaganda, manipulation the role of available technology in shaping the available content theories of communication as structural element of different levels of social organisation

Lecture topics
1. a kommunikációkutatás és -elmélet történetediszciplináris hagyományok: retorika, szociológia, szemiotika, kultúrakutatás, szociálpszichológia, filozófia, kognitív tudománymédiahatáselméletekközvetetett és közvetelen hatásokmakro- és mikrohatásokpropaganda, manipulációa technológia (média) szerepe a kommunikáció lehetséges tartalmának kialakításábantársadalmi kommunikációelméleteka kommunikáció szerepe a társadalmi valóság felépítésébenhistorical background of communication and media scholarshipdisciplinary traditions: rhetorics, sociology, semiotics, etology, cultural studies, social psychology, cognitive science, philosophymedia effect theoriesdirect and indirect effectsmacro- and micro, short term and longterm media effectspropaganda, manipulationthe role of available technology in shaping the available contenttheories of communication as structural element of different levels of social organisation

Additional lecturers

Name Position Contact details
Dr. Héder-Nádasi Eszter egyetemi adjunktus heder-nadasi.eszter@gtk.bme.hu

Approval and validity of subject requirements