Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404001282006SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH-ICompulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The main objective is to provide an introductory knowledge to Scientific English providing a progress from simple tasks to the description of complete experiments and explanations.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. F. Nil Ertaş; Prof. Dr. Stephen T. Astley
Learning Outcomes
1Be able to read, write and understand fundamentals and concepts of chemistry in English
2Gain an ability to read and comprehend any material of chemistry written in English
3Be able to use scientific vocabulary and terminology for describing a chemical concept.
4Be able to to follow the scientific literature
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
This course is concerned with developing the student’s ability to deal with the concepts used in scientific discussion and writing in English. It was aimed to teach the language required for performing such tasks as describing, hypothesizing, presenting the results and summarizing, which are necessary for any kind of scientific inquiry.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Scientific English, major concepts and goals of the course, scientific method
2Description of science, branches of science and chemistry, scientific vocabulary
3Plural in English, Latin and Greek Plural, observational data
4Fundamental concepts of chemistry, adjectives
5Laboratory equipment
6Countable and Uncountable Nouns
7Alchemy, summary
8Midterm exam
9Periodic Table, Essay writing
10Consist, Contain, Include, present perfect tense,
11Chemical Elements, British v. American English
12States of Matter, Revision of Tenses, Passive Voice
13Reminder of paragraph and essay construction
14Project presentations
15Project presentations
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Book(s): N. A. Burnham, F. L. Hutson, “Scientific English as a Foreign Language”, (2007) Basic English for Science, Oxford University Press 1978 http://www.upjs.sk/public/media/3499/English-for-Chemists.pdf
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 Examination160
Project Presentation140
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 Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation11010
Project Presentation111
Individual Study for Homework Problems313
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading11414
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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