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Course Code: 
COMM 199
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
1
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
1
ECTS: 
2
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
The course aims to bring students knowledge and experience about the fundamentals of academic writing.
Course Content: 

This course is an introduction to the written communication skills in academic English. The course focuses on the fundamental aspects of writing paragraphs and essays that have unity and coherence. Besides, the course covers how to use scholarly sources in written assignments and how to cite these sources properly without committing plagiarism.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture; 2: Interactive Lecture; 15: Homework
Course Evaluation Methods: 
C: Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

1. The student writes a paragraph which has unity and coherence.

2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

1, 2, 15

C

2. The student writes an essay which has unity and coherence.

2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

1, 2, 15

C

3. The student paraphrases and/or summarizes the information and arguments taken from scholarly sources.

2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

1, 2, 15

C

4. The student applies the rules of academic citation without committing plagiarism and similar serious offenses.

2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10

1, 2, 15

C

 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction: the aim and scope of the course 

 

2

What is plagiarism? How can we avoid it?

Oshima & Hogue (2006), chapter 8

3

The structure of a paragraph

Oshima & Hogue (2006), chapter 1

4

Unity and coherence in a paragraph

Oshima & Hogue (2006), chapter 2

5

Assignment submission I

 

6

The structure of an essay

Oshima & Hogue (2006), chapter 4

7

Different types of essays

Oshima & Hogue (2006), chapter 6, 7, & 9

8

Assignment submission II

 

9

Direct and indirect quotations

Oshima & Hogue (2006), chapter 3

10

Assignment submission III

 

11

Paraphrasing and summarizing scholarly information and arguments

Oshima & Hogue (2006), chapter 8

12

Assignment submission IV

 

13

The process of academic writing: outlining, writing, and polishing

Oshima & Hogue (2006), Appendix A

14

Citing sources in the text and bibliography

Oshima & Hogue (2006), Appendix B & APA 7.0 Manual

15

General evaluation

 

16

Submission of the final assignment

 

 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES

Textbook

Oshima, A. & Houge, A. (2006). Writing Academic English (4th ed.). London: Pearson Longman.

Additional Resources

www.apastyle.apa.org

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING

Documents

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Assignments

www.coadsys.yeditepe.edu.tr

Exams

 

 
 

Assessment

DEĞERLENDİRME SİSTEMİ

YARIYIL İÇİ ÇALIŞMALARI

SAYI

KATKI YÜZDESİ

Ödev

4

100

Toplam

4

100

Finalin Başarıya Oranı

1

50

Yıl içinin Başarıya Oranı

4

50

Toplam

5

100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

DERSİN PROGRAM ÇIKTILARINA KATKISI

 

COURSE’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM OUTCOMES

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

1

S/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations

x

 

 

 

 

2

S/he knows the research methods and techniques that are related to the field of public relations.

 

 

 

 

x

3

S/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. S/he comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.

x

 

 

 

 

4

S/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.

x

 

 

 

 

5

S/he has the digital competencies that are required by the field.

 

 

 

 

x

6

S/he has the ability of creative thinking that is required by the field of public relations.

 

 

 

 

x

7

S/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessment that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.

 

 

 

 

x

8

S/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork. 

x

 

 

 

 

9

S/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.

 

 

 

 

x

10

S/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules.

 

 

 

 

x

 

Program Öğrenme Çıktıları

Katkı Düzeyi

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

İletişim ve halkla ilişkiler alanında kuramsal bilgiye sahiptir.

x

 

 

 

 

 

2

Halkla ilişkiler alanıyla ilgili araştırma yöntem ve tekniklerini bilir.

 

 

 

 

x

 

3

Alanın gerektirdiği disiplinler arası konularda bilgi ve bilinç sahibidir. Bu konuların halkla ilişkilerle ilişkisini kavrar.

x

 

 

 

 

 

4

Alanıyla ilgili etkili İngilizce sunum yapabilir.

x

 

 

 

 

 

5

Alanın gerektirdiği dijital yeterliliklere sahiptir.

 

 

 

 

x

 

6

Halkla ilişkiler alanının gerektirdiği yaratıcı düşünme becerisine sahiptir.

 

 

 

 

x

 

7

Başarılı bir halkla ilişkiler uygulaması için gerekli araştırma, planlama, uygulama, ölçme ve değerlendirme becerisine sahiptir.

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

8

Alanıyla ilgili edindiği bilgi ve becerileri ekip çalışması içerisinde değerlendirerek sektörde işbirliği yapılan kurumlara uygular.

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Halkla ilişkiler alanıyla ilgili edindiği bilgi ve becerileri analitik ve eleştirel bir yaklaşımla değerlendirebilir.

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

10

Halkla ilişkiler mesleğini etik kurallara bağlı kalarak uygulama ve geliştirme bilincine sahiptir.

 

 

 

 

x

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration

14

1

14

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

8

1

8

Assignment

4

3

12

Final examination

1

10

10

Total Work Load

 

 

44

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

 

 

1.76

ECTS Credit of the Course

 

 

2