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INTRODUCTION TO THESIS AND SEMINAR PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SBE504 INTRODUCTION TO THESIS AND SEMINAR 3 0 0 18

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : MASTER'S DEGREE, TYY: + 7.Level, EQF-LLL: 7.Level, QF-EHEA: Second Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. HABİBE GÜNGÖR
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. ÇAĞLA TUĞBERK ARIKER

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: At the end of this course, students; By adopting the principle of scientific reliability, it is aimed to reach the capacity to conduct research and to propose a thesis proposal.
Contents of the Course Unit: The content of this course; topic and thesis name determination methods, thesis design and contents page creation, preface, introduction, purpose, importance and appendices, writing the theoretical and conceptual framework, the scope and boundaries, the rules about the universe and sample writing, dependent, independent variables and hypotheses, data collection technique and writing the timing, findings and writing the conclusion part, the rules related to the citation, the application of the thesis.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Develope theoretical knowledge about writing a thesis.
Consider formal rules to be considered while writing a thesis.
Design the method of the thesis writing through the knowledge gained about the research methods.
Write a thesis proposal through theoretical and practical knowledge acquired from this course.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading resources General subject and thesis name determination methods Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
2 Reading resources Thesis design and creating table of contents Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
3 Reading resources Foreword, introduction, purpose, importance and writing of annexes Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
4 Reading resources Writing the theoretical and conceptual framework Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
5 Reading resources Rules for writing scope and boundaries, universe and sample Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
6 Reading resources Writing dependent, independent variables and hypotheses Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
7 Reading resources Data collection technique and timing Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading resources Writing the Results and Conclusion Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
10 Reading resources Rules for citation Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
11 Reading resources Rules for citation Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
12 Reading resources Application through thesis studies Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
13 Reading resources Application through thesis studies Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
14 Reading resources Application through thesis studies Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
15 Reading resources Application through thesis studies Lecture, question and answer, discussion, practice
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Altunişik, R., Coşkun, R., Bayraktaroğlu, S., & Yildirim, E. (2005). Sosyal bilimlerde araştırma yöntemleri. Sakarya Publication, Adapazarı.
Berg, B. L., & Lune, H. (2015). Sosyal bilimlerde nitel araştırma yöntemleri. Eğitim Publication.
Taylor, S. J., Bogdan, R., & DeVault, M. (2015). Introduction to qualitative research methods: A guidebook and resource. John Wiley & Sons.
BECKER, H. (2013). Sosyal Bilimcilerin Yazma Çilesi-Yazımın Sosyal Organizasyonu Kuramı-,(Çev: Şerife Güneş). Ankara: Heretik.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
4
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.
5
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 10 140
Preliminary & Further Study 12 12 144
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 12 12 144
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 14 14
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 10 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 42 0 454
Total Workload of the Course Unit 454
Workload (h) / 25.5 17,8
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 18,0