Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404001292006SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH-IICompulsory123
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. Stephen T. Astley, Prof. Dr. Nil Ertaş
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 experiment and reporting their results.
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 designing and writing a scientific report in English.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Types of Inorganic Chemical Reactions, past perfect tense
2Inorganic Nomenclature, Phrasal Verbs, passive voice
3Carbon Facts, adverbial clauses
4Comparison of Adjectives, passive voice II
5Environmental Chemistry
6Green Chemistry, Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry
7Hazard Symbols, summary
8Midterm exam
9Relative Pronouns, transitions,
10Titration, Flame Tests, future perfect tense
11Articles, Infinitives, Essay writing
12Everyday Chemistry, Modal Verbs
13Project presentations
14Project presentations
15Summary
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
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation11212
Project Presentation111
Individual Study for Homework Problems313
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination12020
Reading12112
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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