Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ISL5956 Organizational Development and Change Fall 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator :
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. İBRAHİM AYHAN TON
Assoc. Prof. HAKKI AKTAŞ
Recommended Optional Program Components: None
Course Objectives: The purpose of this course, is to understand the definitions of "change" and "improvement" to develop the performance and the dynamics of an organization. Moreover, the concept of "organizational learning" which is the keystone of the organizational development and change will be emphasized.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
The students who succeeded in this course;
- will be able to recognize why change is important for organizations
- will be able to gain knowledge about learning organizations
- will be able to gain knowledge about organizational development.
- will be able to define resistance to organizational change.
- will be able to find solutions to resistance to change problems.

Course Content

More and more organizations today face a dynamic and changing environment. This, in turn, is requiring the organizations to adapt. “Change or die!” is the rallying cry among today’s managers worldwide. Change types, process, the resistance to change and overcoming resistance to change, methods of organizational development, challenges and opportunities of the future are the subjects that we will discuss in class.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
9) Midterm Exam
15) Final Exam


Course Notes / Textbooks: Örgütsal Davranış alanındaki doktora yıllarından bugüne çeşitli kitaplardan oluşturulmuş ders notları ve makaleler, işdünyasındaki 20 yıllık deneyimden gelen uygulama bilgisi
References: Stephen Robbins, Timothy Judge, OB, Pearson-Prentice Hall, 2011

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 14 % 10
Project 1 % 20
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 14 42
Application 13 48
Study Hours Out of Class 14 81
Midterms 1 2
Final 1 2
Total Workload 175

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.