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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND SOCIAL LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ISL221 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND SOCIAL LIFE SKILLS 4 2 2 2

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Distance Learning
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of the course is to provide the social skills necessary for students to improve their academic achievement in university life as well as to adapt to their later social lives and to resolve possible problems they may encounter; and to acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to evaluate and interpret problems in order to solve them.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include; basic concepts in academic achievement and social life skills; communication skills required for sustainable social interaction; communication problems; communication theories and methods of coping with these problems, stress management, conflict management, career planning, time management, topics and techniques for preparation of presentations.

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

Describe the concepts related with social life skills.
Discover learning by learning.
Define the concept of communication and communication skills.
Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills.
Determines the road map for his/her career goal.
Makes decision that are appropriate with ethical values.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction: Content of Course and Orientation Narration
2 Literature Reading Values Education I: Ethics, Employeeship and Belonging Narration
3 Literature Reading Values Education II: Science, Scientific Ethics and Academic Life Narration
4 Literature Reading Values Education III: Morals, Self Recognition and Personal Goals Narration
5 Literature Reading Time Management and Personal Organization Narration
6 Literature Reading Individual Productivity Techniques Narration
7 Literature Reading Career Planning and Management Narration
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature Reading Communication I: Communication and Its Types Narration
10 Literature Reading Communication II: Communication Problems, Conflict and Communication Skills Narration
11 Literature Reading Communication III: Diversity, Multiculturalism and Intercultural Communication Narration
12 Literature Reading Stress Management: Definition of Stress and Methods to Cope with Stress Narration
13 Literature Reading Effective Presentation Techniques I: Preparation of Presentation Narration
14 Literature Reading Effective Presentation Techniques II: Presentation Management Narration
15 Literature Reading Effective Presentation Techniques III: Presentation Management Narration
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Tuncer, E., Özgen, M. I., Işık, R., Özbek, P., Kılıç, B. (2015). Üniversite ve Ötesi : Genç Yetişkinler İçin Hayat Becerileri. Koç Üniversitesi Yayınları.
Dinçer, M. K. (2012). İletişimin kalbi sözsüz iletişim becerileri. Nobel Akademi Yayıncılık.
Stutman, R. K., Poole, M. S., Folger, J. (2013). Çatışma Yönetimi. Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık
Folger, J., Poole, M. S., & Stutman, R. K. (2017). Working through conflict: Strategies for relationships, groups, and organizations. Routledge.

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
0
2
List the main features of communication in items.
0
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.
3

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
4
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
2
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
0
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.
5

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
0
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
0
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.
0

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 2 28
Preliminary & Further Study 10 1 10
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
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 5 5
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 5 5
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 28 0 50
Total Workload of the Course Unit 50
Workload (h) / 25.5 2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 2,0