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 application process they will experience after graduation as well as for their work life.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • write a personalized CV
  • write a cover letter
  • exhibit an understanding of typical information found in job advertisements
  • complete a job application form
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of common job interview questions
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of the parts of a job interview
  • utilize various interview strategies during a job interview related to making small talk and answering interview questions effectively
  • using body language effectively during a job interview
  • demonstrate adequate knowledge of professional jargon related to careers
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 application process which entails finding a job ad announcement, writing a CV and a cover letter for the ad they find, and finally being interviewed for the job. Assuming that they have successfully passed their interviews, the course then focuses on the skills and knowledge 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
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
6 Unit 2: Applying for a job or Graduate Study / 2. Preparing Application Documents - c. The Application Form
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 Catch-up and Review week
10 Midterm
11 Job Interview - Role Play (Assessed)
12 Unit 4: On the job / 1. Things you need to know - a. The corporate culture, b. Cultural differences, c. Ethics at the workplace
13 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - a. Socializing
14 Unit 4: On the job / 2. Skills you need to have - b. Writing emails, follow up e-mails
15 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)
16 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

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

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
1
5
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
15
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
20
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
1
10
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
20
Final / Oral Exam
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
7
100
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
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
10
2
Field Work
1
1
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
3
Presentation / Jury
1
5
Project
1
3
Seminar / Workshop
1
2
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
10
Final / Oral Exam
    Total
97

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1 To develop the habit of critical thinking in areas of cinema and digital media.
2 To be able to comprehend and discuss theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of cinema and digital media.
3 To know and understand practices in areas of cinema and digital media as creative and/or business processes. To be able to see these processes from cultural and historical perspectives.
4 To cultivate awareness in the inter- and multi-disciplinary nature of cinema and digital media, thus developing a dynamic and flexible professional character capable of operating and communicating across a wide range of subject areas.
5 To develop an understanding of the unity of theory of practice and practice of theory.
6 To observe norms of work ethic and a thoroughgoing professional ethic.
7 Endowed with the virtues and skills of being self-disciplined, self-critical and self-managerial, to be able to both work independently and as member of a team.
8 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programmes in the areas of cinema and digital media and to possess advanced level computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of cinema and digital media, 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 and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process aimed at the achievement personal and social goals

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