ENG 410 | 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
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The aim of this course is to prepare our students for the job or graduate school application process they will experience after graduation as well as for their work life.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • to write a statement of purpose
  • to write various types of CV
  • to write a cover letter
  • to start a job interview
  • to continue a job interview
  • to end a job interview
  • to write different types of email messages
Course Content In order to equip the students with necessary skills for the processes they will be faced following graduation, the course simulates the whole job / graduate school application process which entails finding a job ad or a graduate school announcement, writing a CV and a cover letter for the ad they find, writing a statement of purpose and finally being interviewed for the job or academic program. Assuming that they have successfully passed their interviews, the course then focuses on the skills they will need in their work environment.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introductory Unit: What is Success?
2 Unit 1: Career Planning & self Exploration / 1. Know Thyself - 2. Set Career Goals
3 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 1. Choosing the right job / graduate program
4 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - a. The CV-looking at different types of CV
5 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - b. The Cover Letter & The Application Form
6 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - c. Statement of purpose
7 Unit 3: Interviews / 1. Before the interview
8 Unit 3: Interviews / 2. On the interview day - 3. During the interview - 4. After the interview
9 Job Interview - Role Play (Assessed)
10 Unit 4: On the job / 1. Things you need to know - a. The corporate culture, b. Cultural differences, c. Ethics at the workplace / 2. Skills you need to have - a. Socializing
11 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - b. Telephoning
12 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - c. Holding and Attending meetings
13 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - d. Writing emails
14 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)
15 Review of the semester
16 Final Exam

 

Course Textbooks

The Compass "setting Sail for Successful Careers". (2016). Ankara: Nüans Publishing

References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

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

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
8
100
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

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
10
2
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
3
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
Seminar / Workshop
1
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
91

 

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)
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