Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Career Development ISL340 6 3 + 0 5

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. Banu ÖZBUCAK ALBAR
Instructors Assoc.Prof. AHMET FERDA ÇAKMAK, Prelector HALİME BARUTÇU
Goals This course is intended to help students to become familiar with the theories and research about careers.
Contents In the course issues related to careers of individuals, such as career decision making, developmental stages, predictors of career success, and career issues for various groups, such as women, members of minority groups, and older workers will be studied. In addition, the role of the organization in career development, including how this role has changed in recent years as well as organizational processes that can facilitate employees’ career development will be studied.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 To gain sufficient knowledge about career management and training and development functions
2 To evaluate and question the traditional and modern career management applications
3 To evaluate the effects of the modern applications
4 To evaluate the organisations current career management and training application

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Methods Written Exam

Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction & overview of the course. Fundementals of career development. Job, vocation and career relations. Read the related chapter in text book.
2 Careers and adult development stages Read the related chapter in text book.
3 Studying careers; career choices and decision making Read the related chapter in text book.
4 Contemporary issues and career theories Read the related chapter in text book.
5 Examination of Vocational tests completed on-line. Read the related chapter in text book.
6 Predictors of career success, Part 1: Human capital, skills, and personality variables Read the related chapter in text book.
7 Predictors of career success, Part 2: Social capital, mentoring, networks, and developmental relationships Read the related chapter in text book.
8 Diversity and careers, Part 1: Gender issues, dual careers & balancing multiple roles Read the related chapter in text book.
9 Diversity and careers, Part 2: Racial/ethnic, religious and other group issues Read the related chapter in text book.
10 Contemporary issues in the workplace: Bullying, abuse, mobbing and undermining. Read the related chapter in text book.
11 Plateauing, and issues for older workers Read the related chapter in text book.
12 International careers, expatriate assignments Read the related chapter in text book.
13 Career development in organizations. Part 1: Changing role of organizations. Read the related chapter in text book.
14 Career development in organizations. Part 2: Career management systems and processes. Read the related chapter in text book.

Textbook Theoretical and review articles, recent empirical studies. In addition, each student will select a topic for in-depth study.
Additional Resources EREN Erol, Yönetim ve Organizasyon, Beta Yayınları, Ankara, 2010

Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 100
In-Term Total 1 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 40
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 60
Total 100

Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Have advanced knowledge in the field of working life x
2 Information in the field of working life has the ability to transfer employees and colleagues.
3 The decision on the application and the behavior of his working life to interpret the information acquired through the use of the data, to analyze, to bring the has the ability to define problems and solutions. x
4 Do research and work on issues related to working life. x
5 The project meets the objectives of the Project Coordinator or the participant takes responsibility.
6 Organization / Institution determines the objectives.
7 Employee-employer relations, critically evaluates the acquired knowledge and skills. x
8 Indicates that the comprehension of the need for continuity of learning x
9 The level of knowledge and skills related to the field of Labor Economics thoughts and pass the written and oral proposals concerned.
10 Effective stake holders in the field of professional communication. x
11 Working relationships required by the European Computer Driving Licence Advanced Level at least with computer software uses information and communication technologies.
12 At least one foreign language knowledge in the field using the European Language Portfolio B1 General level monitors and communicates with colleagues.
13 Employee-employer relations, the organization / institution, business, and act in accordance with social ethics. x
14 Analyze and executes effective working relationships within the organization. x
15 Has the ability to be able to encourage innovations in working life. x
16 Working relationships to the organization / institution for the critical thinker.
17 Social rights, social justice, quality and cultural values, environmental protection, occupational health and safety issues are conscious. x

Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 5 70
Assignments 1 10 10
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Final examination 1 12 12
Total Work Load (h) 144
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.8
ECTS Credit of the Course 5