Compulsory English Courses

Compulsory English Courses

Course objectives and requirements are as follows:

ENG 101 (Development of Reading and Writing Skills I):

This is a compulsory course for all freshmen students. It is a three-credit course with 3 ECTS credits offered in the fall term. This course teaches skills and structures for reading, interpreting and creating academic writing. It involves a careful examination of a variety of reading texts with examples of discipline-specific structures needed while writing. Academic English reading and writing skills develop through research and composition. Authentic lectures, in-class activities and presentations improve listening and speaking proficiency.

At the end of the course, students will be able to

  • carry out research
  • recognize scientific writing
  • evaluate the reliability of sources
  • analyze data in written context
  • recognize the relationship between ideas in a text
  • paraphrase, quote and synthesize sources
  • cite sources
  • write a response to a written text
  • write a well-organized essay
  • express critical thoughts in oral and written context
  • prepare and deliver an effective presentation
  • avoid plagiarism

Throughout the semester, the students evaluate scientific articles, submit one essay and give an academic talk. At the end of the semester, they take a final exam.

ENG 102 (Development of Reading and Writing Skills II):

This is a compulsory course for all first year undergraduate students. It is a three-credit course with 3 ECTS credits offered in the spring term. This course teaches skills and structures for reading, interpreting and creating academic writing. It involves a careful examination of a variety of reading texts with examples of discipline-specific structures needed while writing. Academic English reading and writing skills develop through research and composition. Authentic lectures, in-class activities and presentations improve listening and speaking proficiency.

At the end of the course, students will be able to

  • write an academic paper as response to a given article
    • express critical thoughts in oral and written context
    • read and understand research articles
    • prepare and deliver an effective presentation
    • use critical and creative thinking skills
    • analyze scientific or technical articles
    • find solutions to scientific or technical problems and present them

Throughout the semester, the students take notes on scientific articles, submit one paper and give an academic talk. At the end of the semester, they take a final exam.

 ENG 201 (Advanced Reading and Verbal Communication):

This course involves a careful examination of a variety of reading texts on Architecture and Urban Planning. Interacting with authentic material helps develop critical reading skills. Speaking proficiency improves through activities and presentations.

II. Course Objectives: At the end of the course, students will be able to

  • recognize the relationship between ideas in a text
  • use reading strategies competently
  • express critical thoughts in oral and written context
  • evaluate the reliability of sources
  • cite sources appropriately
  • organize ideas into outlines for papers and presentations
  • Support ideas with evidence from texts
  • prepare slides for a presentation
  • prepare and deliver a group presentation

Requirements for Compulsory English Courses
  • Students are required to enroll in the corresponding class on CMS and follow the announcements.
  • Students must bring the course packet to every class.
  • Students are allowed 12 class hours of absence; otherwise, they will receive an “NA”.
  • Unless they have an official report, students won’t be given a make-up when they miss an exam or in-class graded task.
  • Each student is expected to abide by the code of academic integrity.  Any work submitted by a student for academic credit should be the student’s own work. Students are encouraged to study together and discuss information and concepts covered in the lecture with other students. They can always give and receive “consulting” help. However, this cooperation should NEVER involve one student turning in of a copy of all or part of work done by someone else. Should copying occur, both students, including the one who provided the material, will automatically receive a zero for the assignment.
  • During exams, students must do their own work. Talking or discussion is not permitted during the exams, nor may students compare papers, copy from others or collaborate in any way. Any collaborative behavior will result in failure on the exam and may lead to failure of the course and university disciplinary action.