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INS2035English Reading and Writing2+0+0ECTS:4
Year / SemesterFall Semester
Level of CourseFirst Cycle
Status Elective
Prerequisites and co-requisitesNone
Mode of DeliveryFace to face
Contact Hours14 weeks - 2 hours of lectures per week
LecturerProf. Dr. Şakir ERDOĞDU
Language of instructionTurkish
Professional practise ( internship ) None
The aim of the course:
The course aims to enable the students with an overall knowledge on the basis of Civil engineering, to supply them to understand what the field is interested in, the importance of branch, and the significance of the field in the contemporary world and to comprehend a passage and express what they understand in English verbally and in prose.
Learning OutcomesCTPOTOA
Upon successful completion of the course, the students will be able to :
LO - 1 : comprehend the texts chosen from various academic topics and make sentences in their fields, write essays. 71,3
LO - 2 : learn the basic words used in the field and translate the articles from mother tongue to English or vice versa. 71,3
LO - 3 : to write essays related to the field of civil engineering.. 71,3
CTPO : Contribution to programme outcomes, TOA :Type of assessment (1: written exam, 2: Oral exam, 3: Homework assignment, 4: Laboratory exercise/exam, 5: Seminar / presentation, 6: Term paper), LO : Learning Outcome

Contents of the Course
Reading texts related to Civil enginerring field. Grammar activities; Related vocabulary and translation; Discussions and reading activities on current issues facing during daily life.
Course Syllabus
 WeekSubjectRelated Notes / Files
 Week 1What is civil engineering? Who is civil engineer?
 Week 2Tasks and responsibilities of a civil engineer.
 Week 3Globalisation.
 Week 4Globalisation.
 Week 5Energy resources/Short exaam
 Week 6Energy resources.
 Week 7Global warming. Its causes and impacts/Short exam.
 Week 8Global warming. Its causes and impacts.
 Week 9Mid-term exam.
 Week 10Pollution. Its causes and impacts.
 Week 11Pollution. Its causes and impacts.
 Week 12Man and environment/Short exam.
 Week 13Sustainability.
 Week 14Nano technology. Its importance and application fields/Short exam.
 Week 15Concrete and reinforced concrete.
 Week 16End-of-term exam.
Textbook / Material
1Jordan R.R. 1990, Academic Writing Course, Nelson, EdinburghEvans Virginia, 2002, Successful Writing, Express Publishing, Liberty House, New Greenham Park, Newbury
2Brumby Paul and Sheila, 1985, A Reading Skills Course, Ankara Üniversitesi Basımevi, AnkaraMosback Gerald, Mosback Vivienne, 1988, Practical Faster Reading, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Recommended Reading
1Öztirk Cesur, 2000, Fundamentals of English Grammar, Hacettepe Taş, Ankara
Method of Assessment
Type of assessmentWeek NoDate

Duration (hours)Weight (%)
In-term studies (second mid-term exam) 9 1 50
End-of-term exam 16 1,5 50
Student Work Load and its Distribution
Type of workDuration (hours pw)

No of weeks / Number of activity

Hours in total per term
Yüz yüze eğitim 2 14 28
Sınıf dışı çalışma 1 14 14
Laboratuar çalışması 0 0 0
Arasınav için hazırlık 2 1 2
Arasınav 2 1 2
Uygulama 0 0 0
Klinik Uygulama 0 0 0
Ödev 0 0 0
Proje 0 0 0
Kısa sınav 6 1 6
Dönem sonu sınavı için hazırlık 2 2 4
Dönem sonu sınavı 2 2 4
Diğer 1 0 0 0
Diğer 2 0 0 0
Total work load60