FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

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
  To be a senior (4th year) student
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course Q&A
Role Playing
Lecture / Presentation
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.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • analyze typical information found in job advertisements to determine if the position is right for them
  • write a personalized CV
  • acquire general knowledge of the type of information requested in job application forms
  • write a cover letter by using appropriate content and language
  • utilize various interview strategies effectively during a job interview
  • acquire general knowledge of the content and style of professional follow-up emails
  • apply their basic knowledge of how to handle job offers and rejection, including accepting, declining, and negotiating
  • utilize professional terminology in various contexts related to the job application process
Course Description This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge that they will need when they start their professional lives. The course simulates all stages of the job application process, including topics like finding job openings, CVs, job application forms, cover letters, job interviews, and following up, as well as 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 - internal / external factors of success -Introduction to the Course -Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 1-6
2 Unit 1 Get to Know Yourself: Researching YOU - personality, skills, SWOT analysis Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 7-15
3 Unit 2 Get Inside: Job Hunting - job advertisements, cold calling, Project Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 16-24
4 Unit 2 continued Get Inside: Job Hunting - networking, organizational culture Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 25-39
5 Unit 3 Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents -CVs Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 40-52
6 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents - CVs Homework / Assignment Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 53-56
7 Unit 3 continued Get Ready: Preparing Your Documents - cover letters, job application forms Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 57-60, 62-72
8 Unit 4 Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview -interview types, interview stages, small talk, personal/research/behavioral questions - Presentation / Jury Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 73, 75-91
9 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview - case / strategic questions, first impressions and body language Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 89-99, 102-103
10 Unit 4 continued Get Ahead: Prepping for a Job Interview - interview questions about CVs, job interview practice Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 101, 104
11 Revision + midterm (job interview)
12 Unit 5 Get a Response: Following up - professional email essentials, follow-up emails Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 105-112
13 Unit 6 Get What You Want: Handling Job Offers and Rejection -accepting / declining / negotiating a job offer, salary negotiations, dealing with rejection Austin Ömürlü, H. (2019). Atlas: Putting your career on the map. (A. Yürekli, Ed.). Izmir: Izmir University of Economics. pgs. 113-126
14 Review of the Semester
15 -
16 Final Exam

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

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

Suggested Readings/Materials

www.mynextmove.org

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
-
-
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
1
10
Project
1
10
Seminar / Workshop
1
-
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
20
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
6
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
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
0
Study Hours Out of Class
14
2
28
Field Work
-
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
-
-
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
7
7
Presentation / Jury
1
6
6
Project
1
7
7
Seminar / Workshop
1
-
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
1
9
9
Final Exam
1
10
10
    Total
115

 

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.

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.

3

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

 

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

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

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.

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.

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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