Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
402001192006SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH-ICompulsory115
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to advance the technical english of students by teaching fundamentals of the biology in english language.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. İsmail TÜRKAN, Prof. Dr. Ferah SAYIM
Learning Outcomes
1Repetition of fundamental english grammer subjects
2Increase in english practice by listening and speaking in english through the lecture
3Getting accustomed to read english research papers
4Providing general knowledge about popular scientific subjects
5Becoming acquainted with technical english terms about biology
6Easing the following of current scientific publications
7Gaining experience on preperation and presentation of english presentations
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Repetition of english grammer subjects and reading/discussing english essays about popular biology subjects.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Reminder course 1: Simple Present Tense Essay 1: Example of a Scientific Method, Kettelwell Experiment
2Reminder course 2: Scientific Vocabulary Essay 2: Example of a controlled experiment, sweetener S study
3Reminder course 3: Prepositions Essay 3: Example of observational data, reproduction behavior of ostrich
4Reminder course 4: Adjectives Essay 4: The sections of a research paper
5Reminder course 5: Modals Essay 5: Life after photosynthesis
6Presentations
7Summary
8Midterm Exam
9Reminder course 6: Attributes Essay 6: Tree rings tell a story
10Reminder course 7: Present perfect tense Essay 7: Plants and their pollinators
11Reminder course 8: Objectives Essay 8: Skin cancer on the rise
12Reminder course 9: Modals II Essay 9: William Harvey and the circulation of the blood
13Reminder coutse 10: Conjugations Essay 10: Cardiovascular disease
14Presentations
15Summary
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Biology, Neill CAMPBELL and Jane REECE, Benjamin Cummings Pub. 2007 Biology, Life on Earth,, Teresa AUDESİRK, Gerald AUDESİRK, Prentice Hall Pub., 1999 Biology, Slyvia S. MADER, McGraw-Hill Pub.,1996
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Seminar224
Self Study9327
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11717
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading13452
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO1     5     4  
LO23  4 5     44 
LO33  4 5     4 4
LO4     5     4  
LO5   4 5     4  
LO6   4 55       
LO7              
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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