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 starting their professional lives by simulating all stages of the job application process.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • exhibit an understanding of typical information found in job advertisements
  • write a personalized CV
  • complete a job application form
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of the parts of and content found in a cover letter
  • exhibit basic knowledge of the stages of a standard job interview
  • utilize various interview strategies during a job interview related to answering common interview questions effectively
  • use body language effectively during a job interview
  • demonstrate adequate knowledge of professional terminology related to careers
Course Content In order to equip the students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they willl need when they start their professional lives, the course simulates the whole job application process, which entails finding a job advertisement in English, writing a CV, filling out a job application form, becoming familiar with cover letters, and finally being interviewed for a job. After these stages, the course then focuses on the skills and knowledge they will need in what comes after a job interview: following up and handling job offers and rejection.

 



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 Get an Idea: A Success Story -Introduction to the Course PPT -Pgs. 1-6
2 Unit 1 Get to Know Yourself: Researching YOU -Pgs. 7-15
3 Unit 2 Get Inside: Job Hunting -Pgs. 16-21 (Job Advertisements – 2 hrs.) -Pgs. 22-24 (Cold Calling – 1 hr.)
4 UUnit 2 continued Get Inside: Job Hunting -Pgs. 25-34 (Networking – 2 hrs.) -Pgs. 35-39 (Organizational Culture – 1 hr.)
5 Unit 3 Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -Pgs. 40-52 (CVs pt. 1)
6 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -Pgs. 53-56 (CVs pt. 2 – 1 hr.) -Pgs. 57-61 (Job Application Forms – 2 hrs.)
7 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -Pgs. 62-72 (Cover Letters)
8 Unit 4 Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview -Pgs. 73-88 - Job Interview Role Play practice (Personal Questions and Research Questions)
9 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview -Pgs. 89-100 (finishing the blue box at the top of page 101) -Pgs. 102-104 (First Impressions and Body Language – about 25 minutes) -Job Interview Role Play practice (Behavioral, Case, and Strategic Questions)
10 Midterm
11 Job Interview - Role Play (Assessed)
12 Unit 5 Get a Response: Following up -P. 101 -Final Job Interview practice with their updated CVs in pairs -Pgs. 105-112
13 Unit 6 Get What You Want: Handling Job Offers and Rejection -Pgs. 113-126 -Final Job Interview Practice
14 Review of the Semester
15 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)
16 Job Interviews (Final Assessment)

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

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

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
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
1
10
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
20
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
7
80
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
20
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Homework / Assignments
1
3
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
3
Seminar / Workshop
1
2
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exam
1
5
    Total
96

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language 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