FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

ENG 101 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Academic Skills in English I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ENG 101
Fall
2
2
3
3

Course Objectives English 101 is a compulsory course for freshman students. English 101 focuses on the cognitive skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course uses current reading and listening texts and focuses on how to understand relevant parts of a text, how to read quickly and effectively, how to relate different ideas from multiple texts and how to use texts as sources for an output task. In speaking and writing, the course focuses on using sources, paraphrasing, quoting, summarising and synthesizing. The students will learn how to write coherent, concise informative or persuasive responses to writing questions supporting their point of view.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • recognise the relationship between ideas in academic texts
  • research an academic topic using a variety of sources
  • summarise information in an academic text
  • paraphrase information in an academic text
  • quote information in an academic text
  • synthesize information in an academic text.
  • write texts on an academic topic presenting their own view point
Course Description This course aims at preparing students to use academic skills in English.

 



Course Category

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

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction: Course objectives and assessment -
2 Communication at university Pages 1-10 (up to Part D. E-mail writing) -
3 Communication at university Pages 10-16 Colour and design pages 20-23 (up to Part C: Listening) Blackboard 1
4 Colour and design Pages 23-34 (up to the 2nd exercise) -
5 Colour and design P ages 34-42 Blackboard 2
6 Oral reports Pages 43-45 -
7 Catch up and Review End of Unit Tests pages 17-19 and 46-52 -
8 Production planning Pages 53-62 (up to Part B: Reading II) -
9 Production planning Pages 62-69 -
10 Production planning Pages 70-77 Blackboard 3
11 Social networking Pages 85-93 (up to exercise 3) -
12 Social networking Pages 93-96 -
13 Social networking Pages 97-99 Blackboard 4
14 Mock Exam
15 Review of the semester End of Unit Tests pages 78-84 and 100-104
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Anchor 1 - Reinforcing English Language Skills in an Academic Context by Anita Afacan, Nil Akpınar Wising and Stefan O'grady / Editor: Aynur Yürekli Kaynardağ

Suggested Readings/Materials

Supplementary material to be prepared when necessary by the course instructors

 

 

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
1
5
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
3
30
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
7
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
2
32
Study Hours Out of Class
16
1
16
Field Work
1
5
5
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
1
5
5
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
3
4
12
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
4
4
Final Exam
1
6
6
    Total
112

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

X
2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

X
3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

X
4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

X
5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

X
6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

X
7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

X
8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

X
9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

X
10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture 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

 


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