Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Technical English MMM 221 3 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses <p>None</p>
Recommended Optional Courses <p>None</p>
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ALİ OSMAN KURT
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ALİ OSMAN KURT,
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

The aim of this course is to enable students to learn Technical English terms that they can use for their occupational and specialty areas, to enable them to use note-taking techniques in their course, to search for sources using foreign databases on the topics that specific to their field, to prepare a research paper of at least 2000 words on a technical subject without plagiarism.

 

It is to enable them to cite the sources used correctly and to prepare a list of references and to evaluate the research results with their own unique comments.

Course Content

The terms and concepts frequently used in professional and technical fields of metallurgy and materials engineering (in English), note-taking techniques, literature review, research and reporting the results with analysis and comments, including original expressions. 

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Utilize English technical terms frequently used in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Lecture, Drilland Practice, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Project / Design,
2 Search for sources of his-her field of interest. Self Study, Drilland Practice, Lecture, Project / Design, Homework, Testing,
3 Analyse the information obtained from databases. Self Study, Drilland Practice, Lecture, Project / Design, Homework, Testing,
4 Report the collected information by his-her original expressions and comments, taking into account of the plagiarism rules. Self Study, Drilland Practice, Lecture, Project / Design, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Note-taking techniques
2 Technical English terms and concepts frequently used in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
3 Use of databases and searching in various resources
4 Use of databases and searching in various resources
5 Analysis of original research results associated with Technical English terms and concepts frequently used in the field of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
6 Data analysis
7 Data analysis and reporting
8 Writing texts by using paraphrasing method
9 Writing texts by using paraphrasing method
10 Searching for sources of interest
11 Classification of sources, plagiarism and data analysis
12 Writing reports, citation techniques and references
13 Writing reports, citation techniques and references
14 Presentation of report
Resources
Course Notes <p>Will be shared at the begining of the term in SABIS system</p>
Course Resources

“English for academic purposes : a guide and resource book for teachers” / R. R. Jordan. SAÜ Kütüphanesi, 428.0071 J64, 1997.

“Foundations of writing: developing research and academic writing skills” / Carolyn M. Spencer ; Beverly Arbon, SAÜ Kütüphanesi 686.224 S745 1997.

“Read to think, think to write : the ultimate integrated skills course for critical thinking and academic writing” / Payam Danesh ve diğerleri SAÜ Kütüphanesi, 428.24 R282 2002.

“Reading and writing in the academic community” / Mary Lynch Kennedy ; Hadley M. Smith. SAÜ Kütüphanesi, 808.042 K35 2006.

“Effective academic writing 1 : The paragraph” / Alice Savage ; Masoud Shafiei, 808.042076,  S263, 2006.

“Effective academic writing 1 : The short essay” / Alice Savage ; Patricia Mayer, 808.042076, S263, 2006.

“English for academic purposes II” / Ayten Doğu Bağcı ve diğerleri, 428.0071 E58 2005.

“Research perspectives on English for academic purposes” / Editörler John Flowerdew, Matthew Peacock, 428.0071 R432 2001. 

Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 30
2. Ödev 30
Total 100
1. Final 50
Total 50
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Mid-terms 1 3 3
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Quiz 1 1 1
Assignment 2 12 24
Total Workload 76
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.04
dersAKTSKredisi 3