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 be able to use English language competently concerning four basic skills, namely listening, reading, speaking, and writing
2 To have extensive theoretical knowledge about English literature.
3 To gain knowledge about literary theories and to be able to apply these theories to various literary texts
4 To acquire detailed knowledge about British culture in all its aspects
5 To be able to compare and contrast English literature with other literatures through works from different periods and genres.
6 To be able to compare and contrast British culture with other cultures
7 To plan, organize, and conduct the activities related to the field
8 To acquire the skills of creative, critical, and analytical thinking
9 To gain knowledge about how to conduct an academic research and to use the acquired knowledge in accordance with the purpose of the research
10 To acquire professional ethics and to use them in the process of research and production
11 The ability to translate various kinds of texts from different disciplines both from English into Turkish and from Turkish into English
12 To get prepared for professional life by developing a sense of responsibility through individual tasks and group projects
13 To be able to understand and decipher various discourses involved in literature such as literary, philosophical, psychological, cultural, critical and theoretical discourses in English language
14 To be able to understand and be a part of world culture

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