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Code GR 501S
Term 201702
Title Academic Practices and Development
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Subject Ac.Pract.&Dev.(GR)
SU Credit 0
ECTS Credit 7.00
Instructor(s) Kristin Ann Sendur -kristinsendur@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Doctoral
Master
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
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Mode of Delivery Workshop
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative,Discussion based learning,Case Study
Content

This course introduces fundamental principles in teaching and learning for graduate students in the event that they choose a career in academia.In addition, this course acculturates students to the practices and culture of Sabanci University.Through a series of workshops, graduate students will learn about best practices and ethical considerations in teaching and learning, and how to apply them to the current student population at Sabanci University. Students will also learn about research methods. Once students have participated in this series of workshops, they will help out with one or more courses offered at the University, which will allow them to apply the principles learned in the workshop.

Objective

This course introduces fundamental principles in teaching and learning for graduate students in the event that they choose a career in academia.

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, the learner is expected to demonstrate his/her ability to identify appropriate teaching strategies for a variety of situations.
At the end of this course, the learner is expected to demonstrate his/her ability to communicate effectively with course supervisors and students.
At the end of this course, the learner is expected to demonstrate his/her ability to apply educational theory.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop and deepen the current and advanced knowledge in the field with original thought and/or research and come up with innovative definitions based on Master's degree qualifications 1
2 Conceive the interdisciplinary interaction which the field is related with ; come up with original solutions by using knowledge requiring proficiency on analysis, synthesis and assessment of new and complex ideas. 3
3 Evaluate and use new information within the field in a systematic approach. 1
4 Develop an innovative knowledge, method, design and/or practice or adapt an already known knowledge, method, design and/or practice to another field; research, conceive, design, adapt and implement an original subject. 3
5 Critical analysis, synthesis and evaluation of new and complex ideas. 5
6 Gain advanced level skills in the use of research methods in the field of study. 1
7 Contribute the progression in the field by producing an innovative idea, skill, design and/or practice or by adapting an already known idea, skill, design, and/or practice to a different field independently. 1
8 Broaden the borders of the knowledge in the field by producing or interpreting an original work or publishing at least one scientific paper in the field in national and/or international refereed journals. 1
9 Demonstrate leadership in contexts requiring innovative and interdisciplinary problem solving. 4
10 Develop new ideas and methods in the field by using high level mental processes such as creative and critical thinking, problem solving and decision making. 1
11 Investigate and improve social connections and their conducting norms and manage the actions to change them when necessary. 5
12 Defend original views when exchanging ideas in the field with professionals and communicate effectively by showing competence in the field. 1
13 Ability to communicate and discuss orally, in written and visually with peers by using a foreign language at least at a level of European Language Portfolio C1 General Level. 5
14 Contribute to the transition of the community to an information society and its sustainability process by introducing scientific, technological, social or cultural improvements. 4
15 Demonstrate functional interaction by using strategic decision making processes in solving problems encountered in the field. 1
16 Contribute to the solution finding process regarding social, scientific, cultural and ethical problems in the field and support the development of these values. 4
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning 5
2 Reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in his/her professional life. 5
3 Gain experience and confidence in the dissemination of project/research outputs 1
4 Work responsibly and creatively as an individual or as a member or leader of a team and in multidisciplinary environments. 4
5 Communicate effectively by oral, written, graphical and technological means and have competency in English. 4
6 Independently reach and acquire information, and develop appreciation of the need for continuously learning and updating. 3
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Arts & Social Sci.
1 Develop a thorough knowledge of theories, concepts, and research methods in the field and apply them in research design and data analysis. 1
2 Assess the impact of the economic, social, and political environment from a global, national and regional level. 1
3 Know how to access written and visual, primary and secondary sources of information, interpret concepts and data from a variety of sources in developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary analyses. 2
Turkish Studies (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Have knowledge of a comprehensive and integrated picture of contemporary Turkey, including all its promise and problems. 1
2 Have knowledge of an up-to-date grasp of the overall shape and basic outlines of the country?s history; the complexity of the multiple and often contradictory strands of its culture; the fundamental structures and emerging dynamics of its economy; and the basic setting, enduring legacies as well as shifting realignments of its politics. 1
3 Have a sensitive appreciation of the possible paths and choices it faces early in the 21st century. 1
4 Able to Respond to the international demand for knowledge about the history, culture, languages, politics and economy of Turkey. 1
5 Able to Independently formulate critical research questions, and pursue them into a deepening knowledge of the subject. 1
History (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Demonstrate command of comparative perspectives, which may include the ability to compare the histories of different societies, or cultures awareness of continuity and change over extended time spans. 1
2 Construct concepts and theories derived from the humanities and social sciences. 1
3 Analyze the evidence from the research to support a historical argument for an answer to a research question. 1
4 Apply a critical perspective to evaluating historical arguments, including the quality of the sources, the validity of the interpretations of those sources, and the soundness of the argument's use of evidence to support a historical interpretation. 1
5 Develop and sustain historical arguments in a variety of literary forms, formulating appropriate questions and utilizing evidence. 1
Public Policy (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Understand the policy-making process in the contemporary world. 1
2 Contribute to the design of public policy using a multidisciplinary perspective in specific policy areas. 1
3 Develop ability to evaluate the impact of public policy. 1
Conflict Analysis and Resolution (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Analyze current and persistent conflict situations with an emphasis on perceptual and cultural aspects of social conflicts. 1
2 Conduct research in sources of conflicts and possible conflict resolution methods such as negotiation, third-party intervention, cooperative decision making, peace building, track-two and citizens? diplomacy applied to various social contexts. 1
3 Design and implement conflict resolution process to policy issues related to disputes in or among identity groups, governments, organizations, civil society or corporations. 1
4 Develop and sustain arguments in a variety of forms, formulating appropriate questions and utilizing evidence. 2
Cultural Studies (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the different approaches, concepts, and theoretical legacies in the interdisciplinary field of Cultural Studies. 1
2 Identify interconnections of knowledge within and across the disciplines of sociology, anthropology, literature, visual studies, philosophy, and psychology. 1
3 Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple methodologies used in cultural analysis; in particular, ethnographic fieldwork, participant-observation, interviewing, oral history, focus group discussions, textual criticism, and visual analysis 1
4 Cultivate a critical approach to the study of culture, articulating the relations between culture, power, and history; exploring cultural diversity and socio-cultural change at the local, national and global level; and exploring the corresponding demands for rights and social justice. 1
5 Be able to conduct original research and develop sound analysis of phenomena in the realm of cultural production, consumption, and representation; develop and present advanced oral and written evaluations of one's research and arguments. 1
Economics (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Construct reasoned arguments, synthesize relevant information, and critically analyze subject material. 4
2 Read and understand articles published in academic economics journals. 1
3 Come up with research questions about economic issues. 1
4 Construct a well-organized logical argument with clearly stated assumptions and hypotheses and, if necessary, be able to test or support it with relevant data. 1
Visual Arts and Visual Communications Design (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Show a practical and technical command of materials and methods in one or more media of the visual arts. 1
2 Demonstrate knowledge of representational processes using visual as well as audial material as mediums of representation. 1
3 Show working knowledge of the process of transforming abstract/textual concepts into concrete, audio/visual forms. 1
4 Read visual texts with a deep knowledge of art history and theory and the ability of situating the content and form of the visual representation both in a historical and thematic context. 1
European Studies (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Analyze historical and contemporary developments in Europe, specifically of the European integration process, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. 1
2 Grasp the main dynamics of the European order, politically, historically and economically. 1
3 Explain the European integration process and the EU?s decision-making procedures and it?s institutions. 1
Political Science (with thesis) Program Outcomes Required Courses
1 Begin to grasp historical evolution and contemporary character of world politics. 1
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Participation 100