Advanced English courses provide students with the skills required in their academic studies such as researching, identifying reliable sources, organizing the obtained information, and presenting it in academic format. Based on the needs of faculties, students are asked to focus on their skill to recognize, organize, and infer proper information needed for their research area. Course materials and the course books are revised each year so that students can work on contemporary texts. Students are required to present written work and receive feedback that will help with their academic success.
I. COURSE RULES
a- According to ITU regulations, students must attend 75% of classes. This means that students cannot miss more than 12 hours maximum. Students who are more than ten minutes late for a lesson are marked absent for that hour.
b- Assignments must be turned in on the day they are due, during class time. Failing to present an assignment on the due date, at the specified time, will result in a ZERO for that assignment.
c- Plagiarism, whether from the net or from a previously written paper, will get a zero.
II. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COURSE
English 103-201 are courses designed to utilize the writing and grammar skills learned in 112 course and to teach the organizational and critical thinking skills necessary for logical written expression.
The 103 courses are investigative classes and are designed to broaden the intellectual background of the students. On the whole, student curriculum focuses on reading comprehension and written expression, organizational writing as well as verbal communication skills, depending on the 103 course. These courses are taught by teachers specialized in their field of study.
ING 103 courses encourage students to be involved in academic discussions. They also improve students’ research skills and teach them presentation techniques.
For the ING 103 course the students will achieve these skills:
- Having an understanding of certain literary genres.
- Making an analysis on visual materials.
- Supporting their ideas in a verbal way.
- Preparing a professional presentation with the help of visual aids.
- Expressing themselves in a confident way.
- Researching in different topics.
- Improve students’ note-taking ability
The end product of the ING 201 course is a correctly-documented research paper based on at least five sources of information and written on a subject relevant to students’ particular faculties. ING 201 teaches skills including library research, choice of topic, construction and defense of a thesis statement, citing sources, outlining, organizing a “References” page and note taking. Critical elements of the course are: instruction in paraphrasing and summarizing techniques, use of quotations and the avoidance of plagiarism.
When students have successfully completed ING 201 course, they will have greatly enhanced English writing and research skills and will also have a professional document, a final paper, which is a valuable credential for further academic or professional work.
Through the study of research, the undergraduate program of Advanced English 201 helps students to write and present a thesis by gaining skills in areas of time management, organization, and production of original ideas, critical thinking, and defense with evidence and clear writing. In addition to giving a solid foundation in research, the curriculum emphasizes the recognition of a variety of different sources and access to any kind of reliable information through the use of libraries and the internet. Moreover, the course enables students to conform to international writing standards when incorporating source information into their writing.
At the end of ING 201 course students should be able to improve their:
- reading and writing skills as well as evaluating and interpreting written information
- technical vocabulary
- awareness of sound, scholarly sources
- knowledge about a specific subject related to their department
- awareness and application of the research process by conforming to the conventions of academic life and adhering to the norms of research ethics.
III. LIST OF TOPICS
ACOUSTIC DESIGN in CONCERT HALLS
BITCOIN: ELECTRONIC CURRENCY
CAUSES & EFFECTS of the CHALLENGER ACCIDENT
CITY SQUARES of DIFFERENT ERAS
DRONES: USAGE AREAS, POSSIBLE RISKS
HISTORICS WALLS of ISTANBUL
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE: POSTWAR APPROACHES
INTERNET of DNA
MIND CONTROL through MUSIC
MUSTANG3: DESIGN and TECHNICAL PROPERTIES
NORTH FOREST of ISTANBUL, the 3rd BRIDGE and RELEVANT SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
The SCIENCE of SLEEP
SICK BUILDING SYNDROME
SOCIAL MEDIA: POLITICAL USES and EFFECTS
SPACE ELEVATOR PROJECT
TITANIUM ALLOY GAS TURBINE BLADES
WOMEN FRIENDLY CITY PLANNING
IV. COURSE PLAN
|1||General information about the course (process, rules, grading, format), definition of a research paper, examples from the book, finding a topic||I|
|2||Narrowing down a general topic, developing an argument, sources, writing a thesis statement||I|
|3||Source selection, different types of sources||II|
|4||Preparing an outline based on research findings||II|
|5||Writing citations APA style||III|
|6||Writing references APA style||III|
|7||Usage of sources and Note taking techniques||IV|
|8||Note taking and paragraph writing using paraphrases, summaries and quotations||IV-V-VIII|
|9||Note taking and paragraph writing using paraphrases, summaries and quotations||IV-V-VIII|
|10||Note taking and paragraph writing using paraphrases, summaries and quotations||IV-V-VIII|
|11||Revising all the paragraphs, making comments, adding information where necessary||VI|
|12||Writing the introduction, conclusion||VI|
|13||Preparing the final paper, the paper format, preparing the database documents, oral exam/presentation study||VII-VIII|
|14||Final paper submission and oral exam/presentation||VII-VIII|
V. MARKING TABLE
|ENG 201 GRADE SHEET||RESEARCH PLANNING (20 POINTS)||DRAFTING
|REVISED FINAL PAPER & ASSIGNMENTS (10 POINTS )||FINAL EXAMS (40 POINTS)||TOTAL GRADE||LETTER GRADE|
VI. GRADING CRITERIA
COURSE CATALOGUE FORMS
Advanced English Office: 0212 232 47 27 / 121
Advanced English Coordinator: F. Şehkar Fayda Kınık, email@example.com