CORE301 Intermediate Academic Written EnglishIstanbul Okan UniversityDegree Programs Automotive Engineering (English)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Automotive Engineering (English)
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

General course introduction information

Course Code: CORE301
Course Name: Intermediate Academic Written English
Course Semester: Fall
Course Credits:
Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
2 2 3 4
Language of instruction: EN
Course Requisites:
Does the Course Require Work Experience?: No
Type of course: Foreign Language Elective
Course Level:
Bachelor TR-NQF-HE:6. Master`s Degree QF-EHEA:First Cycle EQF-LLL:6. Master`s Degree
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Öğr.Gör. ÖZLEM GÖKKURT
Course Lecturer(s): Öğr.Gör. VOLGA KURBANZADE
Öğr.Gör. B.Öğretim Elemanı
Öğr.Gör. CEM AKSİNER
Course Assistants:

Course Objective and Content

Course Objectives: This course aims to help students develop their reading and writing skills at B1 level.
Course Content: This intermediate course is designed to help students develop specific skills required for academic reading, including skimming, scanning, identifying organizational patterns, constructing meaning by making inferences, identifying topic sentences and distinguishing fact from opinion. Students will also develop skills specific to writing, including use of logic flow and paragraph organization, incorporation of both facts and personal opinions, ensuring unity and coherence, comparing and contrasting along with explaining processes.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
Learning Outcomes
1 - Knowledge
Theoretical - Conceptual
2 - Skills
Cognitive - Practical
3 - Competences
Competence to Work Independently and Take Responsibility
Field Specific Competence
Learning Competence
Communication and Social Competence
1) COURSE INTRODUCTION
2) Skimming and Scanning Writing a Paragraph
3) Recognizing Point of View Writing Surveys Writing a Short Report based on a Survey
4) REVISION
5) Identifying Main Ideas and Supporting Details Comparing and Contrasting in a Paragraph Writing a Compare and Contrast Paragraph
6) Constructing Meaning by Making Inferences Using Definitions Writing a Definition Paragraph
7) REVISION
8) MID-TERM
9) Evaluating Research Sources Using Register and Tone Writing a Formal Email
10) Identifying Organizational Patterns Ensuring Unity and Coherence Writing a Short Summary
11) REVSION
12) Interpreting Visual Elements Explaining Processes Writing a Process Paragraph
13) Distinguishing Fact from Opinion Write a Compare and Contrast ESSAY Writing a Compare and Contrast ESSAY
14) REVISION
15) FINAL EXAM WEEK
16) FINAL EXAM WEEK

Lesson Plan

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) COURSE INTRODUCTION Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
2) Reading 1 "Looking for Money: Crowdfunding and Angels" p. 3-10 Focus on Writing p.16-17 Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
3) Reading 1 ""Man vs. Robot""p.27-33 Focus on Writing p.33 Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
4) REVISION Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
5) Reading 1: ""Bicycling: Health Risk or Benefit""p.49-56 Focus on Writing p.61-63 " Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
6) Reading 1:"The Walking Cure" p. 73-78 Focus on Writing p.85-86 Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
7) REVISION Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
8) MID-TERM Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
9) Reading 1:""Three ways 3D Printing Could Revolutionize Health Care"" p.95-102 Focus on Writing p.107-109 Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
10) Reading 1:""Guide to Augmented Reality"" p. 119-125 Focus on Writing p.125-127 Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
11) REVISION Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
12) Reading 1:"" To Adapt MOOC, or not? That is No Longer a Question"" p. 141-148 Focus on Writing p.154-155 Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
13) Reading 1:""Seeing Red: A History of Natives in Canadian Newspapers"" p.165-172 Focus on Writing p.178-179 Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
14) REVISION Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
15) FINAL EXAM WEEK Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
16) FINAL EXAM WEEK Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing

Sources

Course Notes / Textbooks: Leap-2 Intermediate Reading and Writing
References: Online materials and worksheets

Course-Program Learning Outcome Relationship

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Program Outcomes
1) Sufficient knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering related to their branches; and the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
2) The ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3) The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions include such issues as economy, environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety, social and political issues, according to the nature of design.)
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for engineering applications; ability to use information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results to examine engineering problems or discipline-specific research topics.
6) The ability to work effectively in disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; individual work skill.
7) Effective communication skills in Turkish oral and written communication; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write effective reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Awareness of the need for lifelong learning; access to knowledge, ability to follow developments in science and technology, and constant self-renewal.
9) Conform to ethical principles, and standards of professional and ethical responsibility; be informed about the standards used in engineering applications.
10) Awareness of applications in business, such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, and innovation; information about sustainable development.
11) Information about the universal and social health, environmental and safety effects of engineering applications and the ways in which contemporary problems are reflected in the engineering field; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12) Knowledge on advanced calculus, including differential equations applicable to automotive engineering; familiarity with statistics and linear algebra; knowledge on chemistry, calculus-based physics, dynamics, structural mechanics, structure and properties of materials, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, manufacturing processes, electronics and control, design of vehicle elements, vehicle dynamics, vehicle power train systems, automotive related regulations and vehicle validation/verification tests; ability to integrate and apply this knowledge to solve multidisciplinary automotive problems; ability to apply theoretical, experimental and simulation methods and, computer aided design techniques in the field of automotive engineering; ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

Course - Learning Outcome Relationship

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
           
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Sufficient knowledge in mathematics, science and engineering related to their branches; and the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas to model and solve engineering problems.
2) The ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying appropriate analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.
3) The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose. (Realistic constraints and conditions include such issues as economy, environmental issues, sustainability, manufacturability, ethics, health, safety, social and political issues, according to the nature of design.)
4) Ability to develop, select and use modern techniques and tools necessary for engineering applications; ability to use information technologies effectively.
5) Ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results to examine engineering problems or discipline-specific research topics.
6) The ability to work effectively in disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; individual work skill.
7) Effective communication skills in Turkish oral and written communication; at least one foreign language knowledge; ability to write effective reports and understand written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8) Awareness of the need for lifelong learning; access to knowledge, ability to follow developments in science and technology, and constant self-renewal.
9) Conform to ethical principles, and standards of professional and ethical responsibility; be informed about the standards used in engineering applications.
10) Awareness of applications in business, such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness of entrepreneurship, and innovation; information about sustainable development.
11) Information about the universal and social health, environmental and safety effects of engineering applications and the ways in which contemporary problems are reflected in the engineering field; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.
12) Knowledge on advanced calculus, including differential equations applicable to automotive engineering; familiarity with statistics and linear algebra; knowledge on chemistry, calculus-based physics, dynamics, structural mechanics, structure and properties of materials, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, manufacturing processes, electronics and control, design of vehicle elements, vehicle dynamics, vehicle power train systems, automotive related regulations and vehicle validation/verification tests; ability to integrate and apply this knowledge to solve multidisciplinary automotive problems; ability to apply theoretical, experimental and simulation methods and, computer aided design techniques in the field of automotive engineering; ability to work in the field of vehicle design and manufacturing.

Learning Activity and Teaching Methods

Expression
Brainstorming/ Six tihnking hats
Individual study and homework
Lesson
Reading
Homework
Project preparation
Q&A / Discussion
Web Based Learning

Assessment & Grading Methods and Criteria

Written Exam (Open-ended questions, multiple choice, true-false, matching, fill in the blanks, sequencing)
Homework
Group project
Presentation

Assessment & Grading

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Homework Assignments 1 % 20
Project 2 % 20
Midterms 1 % 20
Final 1 % 40
total % 100
PERCENTAGE OF SEMESTER WORK % 60
PERCENTAGE OF FINAL WORK % 40
total % 100

Workload and ECTS Credit Grading

Activities Number of Activities Workload
Course Hours 16 55
Homework Assignments 15 41
Midterms 16 16
Final 16 16
Total Workload 128