Semiotics (MTT292) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Semiotics MTT292 2 0 0 2 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Erdem Ünver
Course Assistants
Course Objectives In this course, the indicator science, which is one of the basic methods of communication, is processed in a theoretical and practical way.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Indicates the science of indicators
  • Indicates scientific analysis
  • Görsel tasarımlarında gösterge bilimi kullanır
Course Content The theoretical basis of semiotics by studying the birth of semiotics, the process of its historical development and its theory; employing semiotics methods and approaches in practice and theory.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Scope, objectives and objectives of the course At the end of each course information will be given and students need preparations will be provided
2 Definition of semiology, history "
3 Theologians and their theories "
4 Semiotics types, properties of indicators, indicators "
5 In - and out - of - language indicators; human and non-human indicators "
6 Characteristics of the language indicator "
7 Midterm --
8 Comparison of visual indicators, icons, icons and indicator types "
9 Double jointity of language and its relation with time "
10 Sub-branches of semiotics and other concepts in semiotics "
11 Meaning of indicators, semiotics and colors "
12 Relationship with other disciplines "
13 Examples of semiotic analysis "
14 Presentations "
15 General evaluation during the year "
16 Final Exam --


Course Book 1. Vardar, B., Açıklamalı Dil Bilim Terimleri Sözlüğü, ABC Yay., İstanbul, 1988
2. Rifat, M., Gösterge Bilimin ABC’si, Simavi Yay., İstanbul, 1992.
3. Vardar, B., Dil Bilimin Temel Kavram ve İlkeleri, Multilingual Yay., İstanbul, 2001
4. Yücel, T., Genel Gösterge Bilim, Gösterge bilim Tartışmaları, Multilingual Yay., İstanbul,2001
5. Filizok, R., Anlam Analizine Giriş, Ege Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Yay.,İzmir, 2001
6. Rifat, M. XX. Yüzyılda Dil Bilim ve Gösterge Bilim Kuramları 2, Om Yay., İstanbul, 2000
8. Doğan, G., Gösterge Bilim Yazıları, Multilingual Yay., İstanbul, 2002
9. Erkman, F., Gösterge Bilime Giriş, Alan Yay., İstanbul, 1987
12. Guiraud, Pierre, Göstergebilim, çev. Mehmet Yalçın, Ankara, İmge Yayınları, 1994
Other Sources 7. Saussure, F., Genel Dil bilim Dersleri, Çev. Vardar, B., Multilingual Yay., İstanbul, 2001
10. Büker,S., Sinemada Bir Anlam Yaratma, Dost Kitabevi Yayınları, Ankara,1985
11. İmançer, D., Özel, Z. Örnek Çözümleme:Pirelli Reklamı

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To acquire extensive theoretical and applied knowledge about the field of art and design. X
2 To conduct academic research on the terms, notions, cases and issues related to the field; to identify, comprehend, design and apply them through proper/correct methods and techniques. X
3 To transform the field knowledge into creative thinking skills.
4 To be able to plan and carry out projects, related to the field, in conceptual and production process both as an individual and as a member of a group. To evaluate and share the results with society.
5 To specify the field competencies and to develop a lifelong social responsibility and critical thinking ability. X
6 To be able to use information technologies in the field effectively at the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level.
7 To have a good command of a foreign language at European Language Portfolio B1 Level and to be able to communicate with the colleagues and to follow the developments in the field.
8 To produce and carry out projects by using quantitative and qualitative data in the field and to share them with the professionals or non-professionals. X
9 To be aware of national and international values in art and design and to acquire professional ethics. X
10 To transform the abstract and concrete concepts into creative thoughts and authentic works.
11 To gain knowledge about culture and history of art and acquire an esthetical consciousness. X
12 To acquire sufficient knowledge and develop an awareness of the universal justice, cultural, ethical and natural preservation, and occupational health and safety.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 2 32
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 12 5 60
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 9 9
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 9 9
Total Workload 125