General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

MAVA 424 / GAME DESIGN
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Design fundamentals of video and computer games. Practical aspects of game development. Study the components of game design process. History and type of computer games, gameplay mechanics and challenges.

MAVA 430 / MEDIA AND IDENTITY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Images of race, ethicity and gender in media and particularly the ways in which gender, ethnicity and race are constructed and represented in different communication contexts, the reproduction of prejudice and discrimination, media policy, structural factors associated with inequalities regarding access to media, and information, communication and media policy.

MAVA 432 / ILLUSTRATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Contemporary issues in relation to drawing and illustration: creation of an image, sequential visual narrative, content. Utilizing drawing, printmaking, metaphor and visual thinking. Production via digital and traditional media.

MAVA 433 / DIRECTING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MAVA. 311 or consent of the instructor

General principles of directing through theoretical discussions and applied production projects throughout the semester. Staging and directing, creating storyboards and mise-en-scene

MAVA 434 / Interactive Information Design
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Fundamentals of architecture and representation of information. The journey from data to information with regards to relation, grouping, hierarchy as well as the mental information processing. Forming, representing and visualizing the information for different types of media. Case studies such as instructional design, time-series, spatio-temporal data, comparison, big data. Exploration of tangible, gestural, device based interaction with the information.

MAVA 440 / VISUAL NARRATIVE&STORYTELLING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MAVA. 104 or consent of the instructor

Overview of experimental and traditional approaches in visual storytelling. Establishing connections between text and image, form and content across media. Analyzing images, transitions, subjectivity and aesthetics of selected narratives. Developing, selecting and editing visuals. Topics include visual narrative, graphic layout, storyboard, sequence, character and format.

MAVA 441 / HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 100 or consent of the instructor

Basic functions of Human Resource Management from a generalist perspective for all managers; job design, recruitment, selection, training and career development, compensation and benefits, performance appraisal and discipline in organizations; current developments in HRM abroad and in Türkiye.

MAVA 443 / COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Theoretical and practical overview of the audiences, messages, and evaluation of communication campaigns. Principles of planning and evaluation relevant to several kinds of campaigns. Campaign goals, strategies, and creative tactics; research design and implementation, audience segmentation. Analysis of campaign-related data sources.

MAVA 444 / MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS PROJECT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Student projects focusing on conceptualization, planning and execution of a production cycle in a medium that student chooses to work on (e.g. television, video, documentary, web, animation, video gaming, advertising). Delivery and presentation of an output (e.g. video, artwork, interactive work, installation, performance, script).

MAVA 445 / NEW MEDIA AND SOCIETY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: MAVA. 102 or consent of the instructor

The social, political, and technological dynamics of new media. Relationship between media technologies and society. Investigation of how new media frame our experience of the world and social relations. Examination of topics such as interactivity, convergence, democracy and the internet, privacy, surveillance, intellectual property and cyber identity.

MAVA 446 / GRADUATION PROJECT
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition:

Student projects focusing on the whole development process and documentation of the production cycle of a medium that student chooses to work on (e.g. television, video, documentary, web, interactive interface, animation, video gaming, advertising, visual arts, social media, corporate identity). Documentation (e.g. statement, report, thesis, paper) of the project as the main outcome in addition to the project presentation.

MAVA 447 / USABILITY TESTING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Improvement of usability test skills analyzing each steps. Planning usability tests, specifying persona and user groups, preparing test materials, conducting test, compiling and analyzing data, and creating design guidelines.

MAVA 451 / SELECTED TOPICS IN MAVA
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

MAVA 452 / SELECTED TOPICS IN MAVA
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

MAVA 490 / INDEPENDENT STUDY II
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Investigation of one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research paper or project at the end of the term.

MAVA 495 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

Investigation of one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research paper or project at the end of the term.

MAVA 556 / SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

MAVA 557 / SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

MAVA 558 / SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

MAVA 559 / SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

CPAP 100 / COMPUTER PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

CPAP is a program to improve computer proficiency. CPAP is not a regular course; it aims to measure, evaluate and develop the skills of the students in Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications. Students can study from the on-line video lectures provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/lecnotes.html Undergraduate students must pass CPAP's proficiency test in order to fulfill the degree requirements. They can register to the scheduled tests by registering to one of the classes of CPAP100 using KUSIS Course Planner. More information is provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/..

PHIL 101 / FRESHMAN SEMINAR: AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY AND PHILOSOPHICAL THINKING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Providing basic knowledge on the subject-matter of philosophy, including the various kinds of philosophy and the areas they correspond to. Introduction on how to think philosophically and write critically. Learning about the basic idea of philosophy, about knowledge, logical and critical reasoning, philosophies of nature and science, about ethics, the philosophy of art and political philosophy.

PHIL 131 / LOGIC
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

In this course, we will study propositional logic and first-order monadic quantifier calculus.

PHIL 213 / ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introduction to key thinkers and texts in the history of ancient philosophy, from the Pre-Socratics to Late Antiquity. A survey of key debates on theoretical and practical philosophy, an examination of basic interpretative issues, and an evaluation of the ancient proposals and our modern interpretations using the tools of historical contextualisation and philosophical analysis. Aiming to the appreciation of the significance of the history of ancient philosophy in our understanding of that chronologically remote and extensive period (6th century BCE to 6th century CE) and of its relevance to our contemporary philosophy.