Versions

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION
II. SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
III. COURSE CURRICULUM
SUBJECT DATA
OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING PERFORMANCE
THEMATIC UNITS AND FURTHER DETAILS
Course name
SPECIAL TOPICS
Course code
BMEGT43M213
Course type
class
Kurzustípusok és óraszámok
Type
Lessons
Lecture
4
Practice
0
Laboratory
0
Type of assessment
exam
Number of credits
5
Course leader
Name
dr. Gács Anna
Position
associate professor
Email adress
gacs.anna@gtk.bme.hu
Organizational unit for the subject

Department of Sociology and Communication

Subject website
Language of teaching
magyar - HU
Curriculum role of the subject, recommended semester

Programme: Kommunikáció és médiatudomány mesterszak - Digitális média specializáció (2018-tól)

Subject Role: Szabadon választható

Recommended semester: 0

Programme: Kommunikáció és médiatudomány mesterszak - Kulturális iparágak specializáció (2018-tól)

Subject Role: Szabadon választható

Recommended semester: 0

Programme: Kommunikáció és médiatudomány mesterszak - Kommunikációtervezés specializáció (2018-tól)

Subject Role: Szabadon választható

Recommended semester: 0

Programme: Kommunikáció és médiatudomány mesterszak - Vizuális kommunikáció specializáció (2018-tól)

Subject Role: Szabadon választható

Recommended semester: 0

Pre-requisites
strong
None
weak
None
paralell
None
exclusive
None
A tantárgyleírás érvényessége
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

The aim of the subject is to give students the opportunity to make reflections that are valid in both academic and social terms, in connection with a phenomenon that is not specified in advance, but is important from a scientific, technological and social point of view. The focus of the course implementing the subject is always an innovative element: the topic thematized in the academic environment, the approach, the processing. 2.2 Tanulási eredmények – Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

Knowledge
  1. Solid knowledge of the most important social science conceptualizations needed to study the communication phenomena
  2. Basic knowledge of social institutions (law, language, religion, etc.).
Ability
  1. Ability to participate in argumentative and rational debate
  2. Analytical skills.
Attitude
  1. Openness to social change
  2. Avoidance of being biased, prejudicial
  3. Social sensitivity, solidarity.
Autonomy and responsibility
  1. Responsible, professionally based social presence.

Methodology of teaching

The objective of the subject is to present and explore a new phenomenon, approach, tool. Accordingly, partly through lectures and partly through independent or team works, students learn about the history, socio-cultural background of the phenomenon or device, and perform some active learning, creative tasks that require independent work.

Materials supporting learning

  • A kurzus fókuszában álló témához kapcsolódó és a tantárgy céljaihoz illeszkedő szakirodalomról és további tanulástámogató anyagokról a kurzus oktatója gondoskodik, és teszi azokat elérhetővé a hallgató számára (edu.gtk.bme.hu).
  • Literature and additional learning support materials related to the topic that is the focus of the course and relevant to the objectives of the subject are provided by the course instructor and made available to the student (edu.gtk.bme.hu).

General Rules

General assessment includes that of the class participation, the preparation for the classes, and of the independent assignments.

Performance evaluation methods

In connection with the three elements taken into account in the assessment, the course instructor informs the students in time about the assessment aspects and their descriptors.

Proportion of performance evaluations performed during the diligence period in the rating

  • performance in class: 10
  • partial performance assessment – home work: 20
  • partial performance assessment – individual work: 20
  • total: 50

Proportion of examination elements in the rating

  • exam: 50

The condition for obtaining the signature, validity of the signature

Attendance and submitting 50% of assignments

Grading

%
Excellent 96
Very good 85–95
Good 70–84
Satisfactory 60–69
Pass 50-59
Fail < 50

Correction and retake

Retakes and make-ups are regulated by the University’s Code on Education and Examination.

Study work required to complete the course

Work type Amount of work hours
classes 56
prep. for exam 44
homeworks 25
reading 25
total 150

Approval and validity of subject requirements

Topics discussed during the semester

1) Disciplinary contexts; 2) Reserch fields; 3) Cultural and social issues related to the topic; 4) Theoretical literature; 5) Current reserch in the filed; 6) Scholarly and general publications related to the field; 7) Methodologies; 8) Case studies; 9) Preparation of analitical and/or project work

Topics of lectures

Lecturers participating in teaching

Name Rank Contact

Approval and validity of subject requirements