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The Undergraduate English Programme is designed to help students develop their essential academic English skills. Our objective is to help students succeed both in their field of study and in their future professional life. The program places emphasis on critical thinking, logical argumentation, and academic research.

Course Code

Course Name

Credit

ENG 101                                                 

English for Academic Skills I                             

(3+0+0) 3

The objective of English 101 is to develop essential academic English skills to an upper-intermediate level. There is a focus on academic writing techniques such as descriptive and informative summaries, and paraphrasing. Critical thinking, reasoning, logical argumentation and presentation skills are also introduced in this course.  
The course strives to improve the ability of students to read academic materials in their various disciplines with better proficiency and comprehension, and with an increased reading speed. They are also given practice in a variety of speaking/listening situations that help improve their academic listening skills. The academic vocabulary of students is constantly improved through exposure to a wide variety of authentic reading materials and multimedia programs. The course provides students an opportunity to directly apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress.
The course objectives are assessed through written and spoken assignments, quizzes, and a final exam. All assessment materials are scaled to increase the level of difficulty as the course progresses.
ENG 101 course book: Developing Skills for Academic English I.
Developing Skills for Academic English I  has been created especially for the undergraduate academic English program at Işık University. It is constantly revised and updated to reflect the needs of students and the University.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı

ENG 102                                                  

English for Academic Skills II                               

(3+0+0) 3

Prerequisite: English 101

The objective of English 102 is to continue to develop the essential academic English skills taught in English 101. In English 102, students focus on developing and organizing a research project. This project asks them to write a proposal and thesis for a topic, conduct preliminary research, develop a works cited page, and summarize the results of their work. Critical thinking, reasoning, logical argumentation, presentation and listening skills are stressed throughout the course. The course puts emphasis on analyzing, assessing, and expressing an informed opinion about the topics studied. Students are required to use valid and credible evidence combined with sound reasoning and logical argumentation to support all opinions. The academic vocabulary of students is constantly improved through exposure to a wide variety of authentic reading materials and multimedia programs. The course gives students an opportunity to directly apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress.
All assessment materials are scaled to increase the level of difficulty as the course progresses. The course objectives are assessed through written and spoken assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.
ENG 102 course book: Developing Skills for Academic English II.
Developing Skills for Academic English II  has been created especially for the undergraduate academic English program at Işık University. It is constantly revised and updated to reflect the needs of students and the University.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı

ENG 201                                              

English for International Relations I                           

(3+0+0) 3

The aim of the course is to develop students' knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of international relations and academic study in general. On completing the course, students should be able to understand extended lectures and a wide range of texts in the  field. Students also examine and analyze complex ideas and present the results of research through academic papers and presentations at an advanced level of English.
The framework of the syllabus is content-based with course materials grouped under certain themes in such a fashion that the students read, write and speak in depth on one topic in their field of study. Topics are selected from the international relations curriculum to present the rhetorical functions, lexical constructions, and the key concepts as well as a means for the development of spoken and written communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
The course objectives are assessed through written and spoken assignments, quizzes, and a final exam. All assessment materials are scaled to increase the level of difficulty as the course progresses.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı

ENG 202                                           

English for International Relations II                            

(3+0+0) 3

Prerequisite: English 201

The main objective of English 202 is to continue to develop the academic English skills presented in English 201. The course material has been developed specifically for the needs of international relations students. The focus is on improving critical thinking skills necessary for international relations and enhancing the students' ability to express those ideas through  presentations, debates and  formal academic research papers. Students are required to use valid and credible evidence combined with sound reasoning and logical argumentation to support all opinions. Lesson materials are based on current topics both in the IR department and in the various media channels. The academic vocabulary of students is constantly improved through exposure to a wide variety of authentic reading materials and multimedia programs.
The course provides students an opportunity to directly apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress.
The course objectives are assessed through written and oral assignments, quizzes, and a final exam. All assessment materials are scaled to increase the level of difficulty as the course progresses.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı

ENG 211                                       

English for Psychology I                                                  

(3+0+0) 3

This course has been developed specifically for the needs of students studying psychology. It aims to develop their knowledge and use of key vocabulary, both in the field of psychology and academic study in general. After completing the course, students should be able to understand extended lectures and a wide range of texts, detecting and analyzing the essential points. Students learn how to participate effectively in a variety of realistic situations, from seminars to presentations. They produce coherent and well-structured assignments in the form of review/report papers. Specific themes within the framework of a content-based syllabus are presented in such a way that the students read, write and speak in depth on one topic in their field of study. Topics are selected from the departmental psychology curriculum to serve as vehicles for presenting the rhetorical functions, lexical constructions, the key concepts frequently used in psychological discourse; as well as a means for the development of spoken and written communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

The course provides students an opportunity to directly apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress.

All assessment materials are scaled to increase the level of difficulty as the course progresses. The course objectives are assessed through assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı

ENG 212                                     

English for Psychology II                                                   

(3+0+0) 3

The objective of English 212 is to continue to develop the essential academic English skills taught in English 211. In English 212, the course material has been developed specifically for the needs of the students of the Psychology Department. The focus will be on examination and analysis of more complex ideas in the field of psychology, the presentation of research through debates, presentations and academic papers at an advanced level of English. Students are required to use valid and credible evidence combined with sound reasoning and logical argumentation to support all opinions. Lesson materials are based on current topics in psychology. The academic vocabulary of students is constantly improved through exposure to a wide variety of authentic reading materials from academic sources..
The course provides students an opportunity to directly apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress.
All assessment materials are scaled to increase the level of difficulty as the course progresses. The course objectives are assessed through assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı

ENG 211T                              

Psikoloji için İngilizce I                                                       

(3+0+0) 3

Developing the four basic language skills of students towards 'Independent User' level, defined as B1 level by the CEF Criteria, focusing also on critical thinking and reading in Psychology.

Materials and tasks are based on academic content. Students explore real world issues, discuss academic topics, and study content-based and thematic materials of the field.

The course offers additional practice with words students are most likely to encounter in academic texts.

Strategies for critical thinking are taught explicitly. Students learn tools that promote critical thinking skills crucial to success in the academic world.

The course provides students an opportunity to directly apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress.
All assessment materials are scaled to increase the level of difficulty as the course progresses. The course objectives are assessed through assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı

ENG 212T                           

Psikoloji için İngilizce II                                                      

(3+0+0) 3

Reinforcing the four basic language skills of students towards 'Independent User' level, defined as B1 level by the CEF Criteria, focusing also on critical thinking and reading in Psychology.

Materials and tasks are based on academic content. Students explore real world issues, discuss academic topics, and study content-based and thematic materials of the field.

Strategies for critical thinking are taught explicitly. Students learn tools that promote critical thinking skills crucial to success in the academic world.

The course provides students an opportunity to directly apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress.
All assessment materials are scaled to increase the level of difficulty as the course progresses. The course objectives are assessed through assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı

ENG 301                             

Proficiency in English                                                      

(3+0+0) 3

Prerequisite: English 102 

English 301 aims to develop students' ability to recognize grammatically correct English and to improve the skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing as independent and integrated skills to an advanced level. The course offers practice on reading texts, listening to conversations and lectures, discussing current topics, writing academic papers and essays. Tests on a range of internationally recognized exams such as TOEFL are practiced. The course also provides CV writing techniques and strategies for taking job interviews.

Students have the opportunity to apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress. The course provides students an opportunity to directly apply the skills they are learning and get immediate feedback and assessment on their progress.

The course objectives are assessed through written and spoken assignments, quizzes, and a final exam.

Supervisor: Nüket Ayaşlı