ECTS - Preparation for Professional Life

Preparation for Professional Life (HUM112) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Preparation for Professional Life HUM112 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Staff
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Teaching the undergraduates about the way they will follow in professional life after graduation. Explaining the modes of manners and attitudes to be adopted in professional life as well as teaching how to manage time and methods of work. Providing the new graduates with a vision regarding their careers and helping them to make appropriate planning for their qualifications.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who have successfully completed the course: 1.are supposed to have an understanding of human behaviour and develop a respectful view. 2.will have been equipped with the understanding of how to improve themselves and the relationships with others, thus maintaining a balance in Professional life. 3.will have learned how to prepare CV and Resume. 4.will have understood how s/he must prepare for interviews. 5.will have been provided with information about work ethics and professionalism. 6.will have learned to distinguish the differences in work methods between the previous generation and new generation that co-exist in professional life. 7.will have been informed about the concept of addiction in professional life. and will have realized how it should be incorporated in business life. 8.will have been equipped with writing skills mainly petitions and emails. 9.will have been provided with the skills that are necessary to be successful in professional life. 10. will have acquired an understanding about career planning.
Course Content Greeting others kindly and politely; personality traits, body language and smiling; introduction to professional life; preparing CV and resume and preparation for interviews; the concept of being a good human: ethical conduct; the manners of new generation in business life; time management and its importance; addiction in business life, the limits of the work environment, challenges in professional life.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Manners, reverence, introducing oneself, greeting others (assisted with visuals). Related Resources
2 Professional life: Welcome to real life. Choosing a career means choosing a lifestyle. The difference between interest and skill. Related Resources
3 The file that must be studies before entering professional life. We are all different: Types of personality and body language. Smiling and communication. Related Resources
4 The road to professional life: Preparing CV and resume. Related Resources
5 The road to professional life: Preparing CV and resume. Related Resources
6 Seven different Interview techniques. Related Resources
7 Ethics in Professional life: Being a “naive” and “good” person in professional life. Related Resources
8 Midterm Questions prepared by the course instructor
9 The manners of new generation in professional life and respect to seniority and experience. Analog human/ digital human. Related Resources
10 Time management in professional life and addiction. The use of social media, telephone and the internet (assisted by visuals). Related Resources
11 The topics that should be avoided in conversations in business life. The balance between authority and responsibility. Related Resources
12 Writing petitions. The reality of e-mail (Not only electronic mail but also “evidence mail”) Related Resources
13 Not always good things happen in professional life: Entering the maturity. Challenges and negativities in professional life, punishment and mobbing. Related Resources
14 Work techniques / smart technique. The benefits of Erasmus and similar programs. Related Resources
15 The management of expectations and continuity of education. Professional life is not a 100-meter run but a marathon. Related Resources
16 Final Exam Questions prepared by the course instructor


Course Book 1. 1. Uygur Alper, Yemeğe Kurt Gibi Saldırılır mı?, Birinci Baskı 2010, Yapı Kredi Yayınları.
2. Giblin Less, İnsan İlişkilerinde Ustalık, Birinci Baskı 1998, Sistem Yayıncılık.
3. Litteuer Florence, Kişiliğinizi Tanıyın, Birinci Baskı 1995, Sistem Yayıncılık.
4. Carnegie Dale, Etkili ve Güzel Konuşma Tekniği, Birinci Baskı 1994, Deniz Yayınevi.
5. Carnegie Dale, Dost Kazanma ve İnsanları Etkileme Sanatı, Birinci Baskı 1995, Sistem Yayıncılık.
6. Robbins Anthony, Bir Dosttan Pusulalar, Birinci Baskı 1996, İnkılap Kitapevi.
7. Cüceloğlu Doğan, Yeniden İnsan İnsana, Sekizinci Baskı 1994, Remzi Kitabevi.
Other Sources 8. Konu ille ilgili diğer güncel bilimsel yayınlar.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have a comprehensive understanding of basic psychological perspectives and to examine the mental, affective, and behavioral processes of human beings within a scientific discipline
2 To have a knowledge about the historical and philosophical developments, basic concepts, applications and schools of science of psychology as well as the subfields of psychology such as clinical, experimental, social, developmental, industrial, health, traffic and educational psychology
3 To gain skills in identifying, describing, formulating, and solving the problems related to basic mental, emotional, and behavioral problems of human beings X
4 To develop new ideas through analytical, critical, and creative point of view by using abstract concepts and to gain skills in evaluating different psychological phenomena X
5 To gain knowledge and skills in transforming his/her theoretical knowledge into practice in different fields of psychology
6 To have skills in accessing knowledge and using resources X
7 To have knowledge about basic principles of psychological assessment along with various quantitative, qualitative, and experimental research methods, to have skills in designing and conducting research by using these methods, and analyzing, reporting, and presenting research data
8 To have awareness of interpersonal sensitivity, societal processes and problems X
9 To have efficient written and oral communication skills in Turkish and English X
10 To gain skills in following the developments in the field of expertise and renewing himself/herself with an awareness of life-span learning X
11 To have professional and ethical responsibility, knowledge, and awareness

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 4 4
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 6 6
Total Workload 100