Compulsory English Courses

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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
ENG 301 (Technical Writing and Communication):

 Is a three credit non-elective course for Food  Engineering students. This course has been designed to improve students’ communication skills in business life and in other courses. During the course, students will work on different genres of technical writing and will deliver oral presentations about some specific subjects related to their fields. Students will produce and analyze a number of technical writing genres ranging from technical reports, research articles, business letters/e-mail, letters of intent, technical definitions, to CVs and proposals. In addition to technical writing, students are expected to deliver oral presentations about a specific subject from their fields.

Good communication skills have been among the most prominent qualities in professional life. Therefore, throughout the semester students taking this course will have a chance to develop their technical writing and communication skills for their future career.

ENG 302 (Technical Writing and Communication):

 Is a three credit non-elective course for mechanical engineering students. This course has been designed to improve students’ communication skills in business life and in other courses. During the course, students will work on different genres of technical writing and will deliver oral presentations about some specific subjects related to their fields. Students will produce and analyze a number of technical writing genres ranging from technical reports, business letters/e-mail, letters of intent, technical definitions, to CVs and proposals. In addition to technical writing, students are expected to deliver oral presentations about a specific subject from their fields.

Good communication skills have been among the most prominent qualities in professional life. Therefore, throughout the semester students taking this course will have a chance to develop their technical writing and communication skills for their future career.