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ULS2019 PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH-I 3+0+0 ECTS:4
Year / Semester Second Year / Fall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
StatusElective
DepartmentINTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Prerequisites and co-requisites None
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact hours14 weeks - 3 hours of lectures per week
LecturerASSIST. PROF. DR. Alper Tolga BULUT
Co-Lecturernone
Language of instruction Turkish
Professional practise ( internship )None
 
Objectives of the Course
The students will be able to comprehend academic publications with the support of various articles and publications in the field of international relations and to gain the ability to make academic publications.
 

Learning Outcomes

CTPO

TOA

Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :

LO - 1 :

Read and comprehend academic publications

LO - 2 :

Learn citing and paraphrasing

LO - 3 :

Learn to use resources in academic publications

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

LO - 4 :

Produce essays and articles regarding relevant subjects.

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA : Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

 

Contents of the Course

Professional English courses are aimed at improving the academic language and academic skills students need in both the general university and the department they are studying. In these classes students improve their ability to broadcast in English through an effective writing process consisting of planning, research, information gathering and editing. In the academic writing process, students will also be taught the necessary citation, explanation and report writing skills.

 

Course Syllabus

 Week

Subject

Related Notes / Files

 Week 1

Introduction

 Week 2

Analyzing EU Council Reports

 Week 3

Analyzing EU Parliament’s reports regarding Turkey

 Week 4

Analyzing EU Commission press releases

 Week 5

Analyzing EU progress reports on Turkey

 Week 6

Analyzing NY Times editorial articles

 Week 7

Analyzing Foreign Policy articles

 Week 8

Analyzing Washington Post editorial articles

 Week 9

Midterm

 Week 10

Analyzing White House Press Releases

 Week 11

Analyzing Kremlin Press Releases

 Week 12

Analyzing UN Press Releases

 Week 13

Analyzing NATO Press Releases

 Week 14

Student presentations

 Week 15

Final review

 Week 16

End-of-term exam

 

Textbook / Material

1Various diplomatic and academic texts, daily news articles.

 

Recommended Reading

 

Method of Assessment

Type of assessment

Week No

Date

Duration (hours)

Weight (%)

Mid-term exam

9

12/11/2017

60

50

End-of-term exam

16

05/01/2018

60

50

 

Student Work Load and its Distribution

Type of work

Duration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term

Lectures (face to face teaching)

3

14

42

Own (personal) studies outside class

2

14

28

Own study for first mid-term exam

6

3

18

Mid-term exam

2

1

2

Own study for final exam

8

4

32

End-of-term exam

2

1

2

Total work load

124