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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 Coordinator: 
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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.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

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Assignment 4 100
Total 4 100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade 1 50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade  4 50
Total  5 100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Defines basic concepts, theories, methods, and domains of study specific to radio, television and cinema by associating them with the findings and theories of humanities and social sciences.     X    
2 Demonstrates the responsibilities, effective participation, coordination, and planning skills essential for harmonious and efficient teamwork in the production processes relative to the radio, television and cinema fields.          
3 Generates media products in accordance with professional standards in various narrative forms and genres specific to the field by synthesizing up-to-date knowledge and skills for expertise acquired through applied and theoretical courses.       X  
4 Manifests professional knowledge and such skills as copywriting, image management, editing, sound design, producing and directing, media management in different fields of radio, television and cinema locally and globally.          
5 Holds responsibility in broadcasting by integrating national and international rules of law that media professionals should pursue with professional ethical principles.          
6 Comprehends the knowledge and skills related to institutional operation and management in the production and broadcasting processes of radio, television and cinema for the common interest.          
7 Evaluates radio, television and cinema fields analytically and critically from their institutional structuring to products regarding a wide range of cultural, artistic, economic, and social relations.          
8 Has the ability to collect visual, audio and written data, conduct research, evaluate, report and offer creative solutions in the fields of radio, television and cinema.         X
9 Develops original projects for radio, television and cinema by following new technologies, developments, and ideas in the fields of art, culture, and media at the national and global planes.          

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