COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Academic Skills in English II
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 102
Spring
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 ENG 102 is a compulsory course for first year students. It follows an integrated approach in terms of language skills and it is modular in nature. The teaching methodology is based on input (readinglistening) to output (speakşngwriting). By the end of the semester, students finish two main modules, which are reading and writing. In the reading module, students learn how to read effectively to determine relevant and required information. In the writing module, the focus is on equipping students with the necessarry skills needed to write different academic essay styles.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to scan a text
  • Will be able to write a quote/paraphrase/summary using different texts
  • Will be able identify the main idea of a text
  • Will be able to guess the meaning of unknown words
  • Will be able to make inferences
  • Will be able to write definitions and classifications
  • Will be able to write cause-effect essay
  • Will be able to write an argumentative essay
Course Content This course aims at equipping students with skills related to two main aspects of Academic English, which are reading and academic writing.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction: Course objectives and assessment Powerpoint slide
2 Academic Reading İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
3 Academic Reading İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
4 Academic Reading İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
5 Academic Reading İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
6 Review İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
7 Review İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
8 Midterm
9 Research skills and Plagiarism İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
10 Academic Writing Skills İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
11 Academic Writing Skills İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
12 Academic Writing Skills İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
13 Academic Writing Skills İzmir University of Economics ENG 102 Academic Skills in English Faculty Book 2009
14 Student Essay Project
15 Feedback on Student Projects
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Textbooks Powerpoint presentations, course notes
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
1
10
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
25
Final / Oral Exam
1
25
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
4
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
4
64
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
1
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
15
Seminar / Workshop
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
1
10
    Total
100

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1) X
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)

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

 

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