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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 3 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 -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
3
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
0
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
0
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
0
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
1
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
3

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
2

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
2
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
3
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
5
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
4
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
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