COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Academic Skills in English I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 101
Fall
2
2
3
3
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The course aims at preparing students to use academic skills in English.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to identify clearly stated and implied point of view in academic texts
  • to recognize the relationship between ideas in academic texts
  • to research an academic topic using a variety of sources
  • to summarise information in an academic text
  • to paraphrase information in an academic text
  • to quote information in an academic text
  • to synthesize information in an academic text
  • to write texts on an academic topic presenting their own viewpoint
Course Content ENG 101 is a compulsory course for freshman students. ENG 101 focuses on the cognitive skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course uses current reading and listening texts and focuses on how to understand relevant parts of a text, how to read quickly and effectively, how to relate different ideas from multiple texts and how to use texts as sources for an output task. In speaking and writing, the course focuses on using sources, paraphrasing, quoting, summarizing and synthesizing. The students will learn how to write coherent, concise, informative or persuasive responses to writing questions supporting their point of view.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction: Course objectives and assessment -
2 Unit I: Communication at university -
3 Unit I: Communication at university - Unit II: Colour and design Blackboard 1
4 Unit II: Colour and design -
5 Unit II: Colour and design Blackboard 2
6 Oral reports -
7 Catch up and review -
8 Unit III: Production planning -
9 Unit III: Production planning -
10 Unit III: Production planning Blackboard 3
11 Unit IV: Social networking -
12 Unit IV: Social networking -
13 Unit IV: Social networking Blackboard 4
14 Mock Exam
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam
Course Textbooks

Anchor 1 - Reinforcing English Language Skills in an Academic Context by Anita Afacan, Nil Akpınar Wising and Stefan O'grady / Editor: Aynur Yürekli Kaynardağ

References

Supplementary material to be prepared when necessary by the course instructors

 

 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
20
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Homework / Assignments
1
5
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
1
15
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
5
75
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
25
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
2
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Homework / Assignments
1
2
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
1
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
2
Final / Oral Exam
1
2
    Total
86

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To solve problems, to have analytical and holistic viewpoint and to develop strategic thinking as a principle in the field of law
2 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to critique what they have already learn in the field of law, adopting lifelong learning and continuously developing themselves
3 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to analyze and interpret their academic knowledge and express their solutions regarding legal problems both oral and written
4 It is aimed to graduate students whom are able to understand the legal concepts and ideas in both national and multinational settings and practice cross disciplinary and comparative analysis
5 To be aware of principles of social, occupational, and legal ethics
6 To create solutions with creative and innovative motives when coming across with unexpected legal situations, and be able to apply the academic gain during new and unconventional occasions
7 Acquiring leadership qualifications and applying them successfully
8 Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, vulnerable to criticism and having self confidence
9 To be able to reach the latest scientific resources, court decisions and other sources of law and be able to transfer the academic knowledge to real life with both national and international thinking
10 To know and act according to the social, scientific and ethical values under any circumstances such as data collection, interpretation, announcing and practicing regarding legal, social and political progress
11 To be able to use a foreign language as fluent as possible for both pursuing the legal information and court decisions and developing proper communication with colleagues from other countries, ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)
12 Above average in both written and spoken of a second foreign language
13 Able to use computer programs and technology to an adequate level required by the field of law ("European Computer Driving License", Advanced Level")

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest