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
SEN4531 Unix Programming Fall 3 0 3 6
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Prof. Dr. MEHMET ALPER TUNGA
Recommended Optional Program Components: None.
Course Objectives: The students will have the ability of developing BASH scripts for systems programming in UNIX and UNIX based operating systems with the help of various tools such as grep, awk and sed. The course also provides the students with the other UNIX programming utilities such as socket programming, writing manuals and creating packages.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Define of basic concepts and categories of operating systems and UNIX
2. Use basic commands of Unix
3. Describe the concept of grep, awk and sed
4. Describe the Unix and shell environment and fundamentals of shell programming in Unix
5. Define the basic structures such as loops, control structures of BASH and developing system programming scripts through BASH
6. Prepare makefiles in Unix environment
7. Describe the fundamentals of Gnome programming
8. Create RPM packages
9. Prepare manual pages
10. Define the fundamentals of socket programming

Course Content

The course content is composed of unix commands, the grep family, introducing awk, introducing sed,
environment and shell variables, shell (bash) programming, writing makefile, gnome programming, creating rpm packages, writing manual pages, sockets.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction
2) Unix Commands
3) The grep Family
4) Introducing awk
5) Introducing sed
6) Environment and Shell Variables
7) Shell (BASH) Programming
8) Shell (BASH) Programming
9) Shell (BASH) Programming
10) Writing Makefile
11) Gnome Programming
12) Creating RPM Packages
13) Writing Manual Pages
14) Sockets


Course Notes / Textbooks: Neil Matthew and Richard Stones, Beginning Linux Programming, Wiley, 2008, ISBN 13: 978-0-470-14762-7

David Tansley, Linux & Unix Shell Programming, Addison-Wesley, 2000, ISBN 10: 0-201-67472-6
References: Yok - None.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 5 % 20
Homework Assignments 2 % 10
Midterms 1 % 30
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 3 5 15
Homework Assignments 1 8 8
Quizzes 5 3 15
Midterms 1 17 17
Final 1 18 18
Total Workload 115

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.