Storytelling in Extended Reality: Worldbuilding (6 ECTS)*

Program dates​: July 5 – July 19, 2021

Application deadline: June 4

In this 3-week program, students will design Extended Reality (XR) Scenarios following worldbuilding practices. Through a variety of lectures and collaborative discussions, students will learn to use immersive storytelling and worldbuilding framework in ideating creative solutions to be applied into XR experiences. The course focuses on a holistic design process where students practice various design tools, from narrative design, persona creation, to storyboarding and user journey mapping. Students will design and present one major XR project the whole course in groups. Using this iterative design process, the students are expected to develop creative and critical thinking about the rules and systems of today’s world through alternate scenarios of the near future.

*This is the only online course that will not be recorded as it must be interactive by its nature.

Further information on the program can be found here.

 

 

International Migration and The Crisis- The Basic Instinct: Survival (6 ECTS)

Program dates: June 28 – July 16, 2021

Application deadline: June 4

International migration has become a major political issue worldwide. This course presents an overview of the main issues raised by the cross-border movements of people. It will introduce students to current trends in migration flows, to the different types of human mobility and the dynamics behind them, and to governments’ responses to the social, political and legal challenges raised by international migration. The course material is organized to reflect on the social issues such as social mobility, poverty, gender, inequality and citizenship as they relate to different types of international mobility. Particularly, we will look at changing trends in global mobility, at theories explaining international mobility, forced migration, migrant integration; the impact of migration in sending and receiving societies, the basic methods used for analyzing migration related issues. This course will not only seek to learn from, but also to evaluate, critique, and expand existing methods. In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop their own professional thinking in this field.

Further information on the program can be found here.

 

 

Next Generation Leadership (6 ECTS)

Program dates: July 26 – August 12, 2021

Application deadline: June 11

Leadership as the fundamental mode of organization and cooperation in groups has always been a popular subject. Yet, what constitutes “good”, “effective”, or “best practice” leadership changed significantly through time. In this course, students will gain an insight into the leadership literature with a particular emphasis on the recent developments in the field. The course is designed to introduce the main approaches to leadership in the context of how they inform current best practices. Through case-studies, group exercises, simulations and application of leadership assessment tools, the course will help students to ground and utilize leadership theories in real world.

Further information on the program can be found here.

 

 

Turkish Television Drama: A Mosaic of Genres and Stories (3 ECTS)

Program dates: July 26 – August 12, 2021

Application deadline: June 11

 In the last two decades, TV drama production in Turkey has been booming with a significant international impact. Turkey has become the world’s fastest-growing television series exporter in the world and the second-largest drama exporter after the US. Turkish series have recently gained even more visibility generated by the production of Netflix original series in Turkey: these include The Protector (Hakan Muhafız), The Gift (Atiye), Love 101 (Aşk 101). This course provides an overview of contemporary Turkish dramas examining their relation to the historical, social, political, and cultural contexts. The common trends and topics of Turkish television will be analyzed with the transformations Turkey has been going through. It will also look at the cultural adaptations of foreign series and various genres such as historical dramas, rom-coms and action thrillers.

Further information on the program can be found here.

 

 

Global Learning Certificate: Leadership, Sustainability and Social Innovation in 21st Century

Program dates: July 12- July 17,2021

Application deadline: June 13

 Global Learning Certificate: Leadership, Sustainability and Social Innovation in 21st century program is a 6-day long online learning journey developed by the Office of International Programs in collaboration with leading faculty members at KU and professionals in the field. The program is created in collaboration with the College of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Koç University Social Impact Forum, Koç University Leadership Lab, and Academic and Life Skills. The program targets to increase the knowledge of the students on the topic of personal well-being, decision making, social innovation, sustainability, future of work and conscious leadership that will intersect each other. The participants will receive a certificate of completion. There is no credit transfer available.

Further information on the program can be found here.