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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: 
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-Assignment
Course Evaluation Methods: 
C-Assignment

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1. The student writes paragraphs which have unity and coherence. 1, 5 1, 2, 15 C
2. The student writes an essay which has unity and coherence 1, 5 1, 2, 15 C
3. The student paraphrases and/or summarizes the information and arguments taken from scholarly sources. 1, 5 1, 2, 15 C
4. The student applies the rules of academic citation without committing plagiarism and similar serious offenses. 1, 5 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

 

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Assignment 5 100
Total 5 100
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade 1 50
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall Grade 5 50
Total 6 100

 

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE’S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Uses technical and academic knowledge accumulated in visual communication design field for authentic projects.         X
2 Designs 2 and 3 dimensional creative products considering the aesthetic rules.  X        
3 Employs efficiently the technical innovations required by the professional field.   X      
4 Analyses problems related to the field starting from the concept and develops appropriate projects for the targeted audience. X        
5 Behaves according to the national and international professional ethical principles.         X
6 Builds awareness to universal and social problems by developed projects and offers solutions to them. X        
7 Gains sectoral experience by compulsory internship, relates academic knowledge with field experience. X        
8 Grasps the importance of interdisciplinary working by lifelong learning mind-set and collaborates with different teams. X        
9 Develops concepts and puts forth innovative and authentic works to enrich the cultural and artistic accumulation related to the field.     X    
10 Transforms the creative ideas into moving and interactive visual expressions, executes multi-dimensional designs. X        

 

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 14 1 28
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 8 1 8
Assignment 4 3 12
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload     44
Total Workload / 25 (s)     1,76
ECTS Credit of the Course     2