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ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND SOCIAL LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
BUS221 ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND SOCIAL LIFE SKILLS 4 2 2 2

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
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 Assist.Prof.Dr. TARIQ HASSAN MAHMOUD ELHADARY
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 Lecture
2 Literature Reading Values Education I: Ethics, Employeeship and Belonging Lecture
3 Literature Reading Values Education II: Science, Scientific Ethics and Academic Life Lecture
4 Literature Reading Values Education III: Morals, Self Recognition and Personal Goals Lecture
5 Literature Reading Time Management and Personal Organization Lecture
6 Literature Reading Individual Productivity Techniques Lecture
7 Literature Reading Career Planning and Management Lecture
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature Reading Communication I: Communication and Its Types Lecture
10 Literature Reading Communication II: Communication Problems, Conflict and Communication Skills Lecture
11 Literature Reading Communication III: Diversity, Multiculturalism and Intercultural Communication Lecture
12 Literature Reading Stress Management: Definition of Stress and Methods to Cope with Stress Lecture
13 Literature Reading Effective Presentation Techniques I: Preparation of Presentation Lecture
14 Literature Reading Effective Presentation Techniques II: Presentation Management Lecture
15 Literature Reading Effective Presentation Techniques III: Presentation Management Lecture
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

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 7 7
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 7 7
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 28 0 54
Total Workload of the Course Unit 54
Workload (h) / 25.5 2,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 2,0