COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
English for Career Development
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 410
Fall
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
 To be a senior (4th year) student
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to prepare our students for starting their professional lives by simulating all stages of the job application process.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • analyze typical information found in job advertisements to determine if the position is right for them
  • write a personalized CV
  • acquire general knowledge of the type of information requested in job application forms
  • write a cover letter by using appropriate content and language
  • utilize various interview strategies effectively during a job interview
  • acquire general knowledge of the content and style of professional follow-up emails
  • apply their basic knowledge of how to handle job offers and rejection, including accepting, declining, and negotiating
  • utilize professional terminology in various contexts related to the job application process
Course Description This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they will need when they start their professional lives. The course simulates all stages of the job application process, including topics like finding job openings, CVs, job application forms, cover letters, job interviews, and following up, as well as handling job offers and rejection.

 



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 Required Materials
1 Introductory Unit Get an Idea: A Success Story - internal / external factors of success Introduction to the Course PPT -Introductory Unit pgs. 1-6
2 Unit 1 Get to Know Yourself: Researching YOU - personality, skills, SWOT analysis Unit 1 pgs. 7-15
3 Unit 2 Get Inside: Job Hunting - job advertisements, cold calling, Project Unit 2 pgs. 16-24
4 Unit 2 continued Get Inside: Job Hunting - networking, organizational culture Unit 2 pgs. 25-39
5 Unit 3 Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -CVs Unit 3 pgs. 40-52
6 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents - CVs Homework / Assignment Unit 3 pgs. 53-56
7 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents - cover letters, job application forms Unit 3 pgs. 57-60, 62-72
8 Unit 4 Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview -interview types, interview stages, small talk, personal/research/behavioral questions - Presentation / Jury Unit 4 pgs. 73, 75-91
9 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview - case / strategic questions, first impressions and body language Unit 4 pgs. 89-99, 102-103
10 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview - interview questions about CVs, job interview practice Unit 4 pgs. 101, 104
11 Revision + midterm (job interview)
12 Unit 5 Get a Response: Following up - professional email essentials, follow-up emails Unit 5 pgs. 105-112
13 Unit 6 Get What You Want: Handling Job Offers and Rejection -accepting / declining / negotiating a job offer, salary negotiations, dealing with rejection Unit 6 pgs. 113-126
14 Review of the Semester
15 -
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. (in-house)

Suggested Readings/Materials

www.mynextmove.org

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
-
-
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
15
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
-
-
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
80
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
20
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
-
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
6
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
6
Seminar / Workshop
-
-
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
8
Final Exams
1
9
    Total
110

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have knowledge of basic concepts, theories, approaches (behavioral, biological, cognitive, evolutionary, social, developmental, statistical, humanistic, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural), and current applications specific to the field of psychology by using current course materials and instruments.

2
To have basic knowledge and skills about the applications in the different subfields of psychology.
3

To have basic knowledge about the testing and measurement instruments used in different subfields of psychology and basic level skill that does not require expertise in carrying out applications in different subfields of psychology.

4

To make use of other disciplines that may contribute to psychology and have basic knowledge about the contribution of psychology to these disciplines.

5

To have cumulative knowledge about the position of psychology as a scientific discipline in Turkey, the conducted research, applications and problems encountered from past to present in the field of psychology.

6

To have the competence to conduct a research individually and/or as a team using the knowledge acquired in the field of psychology, interpret the findings obtained by using scientific problem solving and critical thinking approaches.

7

To have the ability to construct a research hypothesis, create a research design, collect data, analyze it, report it in a scientific writing format, and interpret it by using basic knowledge related to testing and measurement, research methods, and statistics acquired in the field of psychology.

8

To have the competence to share the theoretical and applied knowledge acquired in the field of psychology with the experts and lay people by using the required information and communication technologies in scientific studies and events that benefit the society.

9
To have knowledge of the relevant professional and ethical values ​​in the domains of psychology and respect individual differences and human rights in research and practices related to psychology.
10

To constantly renew herself/himself professionally by following both national and international publications in the field of psychology, the developments in testing and measurement instruments and software programs used in the discipline.

11
To establish written and verbal communication with experts and lay people by using both Turkish and English.
12

To be able to speak a second foreign at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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