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Psychology Undergraduate Program Compulsory Course Contents

Psychology Undergraduate Program Compulsory Course Contents

I. Semester

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology I   (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course aims to develop an understanding that psychology is a scientific study of mental processes and behavior. A broad and introductory overview of the theoretical and applied fields of psychology will be covered.
 
BIO 101 General Biology (3+0) 3 Credits, 4 ECTS
The purpose of this course is to provide students an understanding of the basic principles of biology, and to raise fundamental questions that will strengthen their interest in life sciences. Students will obtain basic knowledge of biology and human genetics. Ethical, legal, and psychological consequences of genetic screening and topics in human biology including the bases of heredity, physiology, reproduction and development will be presented.
 
MATH 101 Calculus I (3 +0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course aims to introduce the basic concepts of Calculus, and to establish a solid mathematics background for the technical courses in the following years.
 
PSYC 103 Statistics for Psychology I      (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course focuses on descriptive and inferential statistical methods commonly used in psychology. Students will learn to analyze data through presenting tables and graphs, distribution of frequency, measurement of central tendency, normal distribution, standard scores. 
 
ENG 101 English I          (1 + 2) 2 kredi, 4 AKTS
Students study the economic, social, and environmental factors that have contributed to the concept of sustainable development. The course primarily looks at sustainability from a business perspective (e.g. corporate social responsibility and business ethics). Students explore the underlying theoretical principles as well as the practical implications of sustainable development both in Turkey and around the world.
 
TLL 101 Turkish Language and Literature I     (1 + 2) 2 Credits, 4 ECTS
This course is intended to develop sophistication in spoken debate of complex ideas. It covers characteristics of Turkish language and selected works in Turkish Literature. Emphasis is placed on reading, critically examining and discussing selected prose, stories and poetry. Correct use of Turkish will be discussed with examples of narration defects, punctuation and spelling mistakes etc. and historical and cultural foundations of literary texts will be analyzed.

II. Semester

PSYC 102 Introduction to Psychology II  (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course aims to examine further topics in psychology that are not covered in PSYC 101 such as learning and consciousness, biological basis of human behavior, social context in which we act, and human development.
 
SOC 104 Introduction to Sociology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course contains basic concepts and theoretical approaches in sociology. Major topics are social organizations and stratification, community power and social exchange, social defiance and control, social change, race and ethnicity, and organizations.
 
PSYC 104 Statistics for Psychology II (2+2) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course aims to examine topics such as correlation, introduction to analysis of variance, hypothesis testing with z-score, chi-square, t-test, and regression. In this course, students would develop more applied understanding of basic statistical methods through hands-on experiences. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 103
 
PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy (3+0) 3 Credits, 4 ECTS
This course aims to introduce some of the primary philosophical ideas and arguments regarding knowledge, mind, self, morality and social and political existence and technology. The philosophical perspectives and world views of philosophers such as Plato, Kant, Descartes, Hobbes, Hume, Mill, Habermas and Wittgenstein will be discussed.
 
ENG 102 English II (1 + 2) 2 Credits, 4 ECTS
Students study the core concepts and key terminology of social entrepreneurship to understand the complexity of social and environmental challenges and how those challenges can create entrepreneurial opportunities. During the course, students study cases on social entrepreneurship (both in Turkey and in the world), and investigate enabling tools such as microcredit loans which facilitate social entrepreneurship.
Prerequisite: ENG 101
 
TLL 102 Turkish Language and Literature II (1+2) 2 Credits, 4 ECTS
This course is intended to develop sophistication in written debate of complex ideas. It covers selected works in Turkish Literature and different approaches to literature to answer the question why we read fictional works. Emphasis is placed on reading selected novels, stories and drama, and writing analytic papers on them. Correct use of Turkish will also be discussed with examples of narration defects, punctuation and spelling mistakes etc. during the course.

III. Semester

PSYC 201 Cognitive Psychology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
In this course, we examine basic theories and experimental studies in cognitive psychology and basic topics such as cognitive processes, information processing model, information processing structures and processes, pattern recognition, attention, memory, retrieval and coding, decision making and problem solving, learning, language and concepts.
 
PSYC 203 Developmental Psychology I  (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course involves developmental approaches to human behavior across the life course. Topics contain introduction to the issues in developmental psychology and concepts, grand theories, methods in developmental psychology as well as current theory and research in prenatal development and physical, cognitive, and social development during childhood. 
 
PSYC 205 Social Psychology I (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course examines major topics such as social psychological research methods, attitudes, attitude change, social influence, aggression, and interpersonal attraction.
 
PSYC 207 Research Methods I (2+2) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course aims to examine basic methodology and research techniques used in psychology. In this course, basic information about research methodologies such as problem finding, theory building, hypotheses construction and testing, and experimental and correlational research designs will be covered.
 
SEC 201 Introduction to Sectors I (1 + 0) 1 Credit, 2 ECTS
SEC201 will deepen students’ knowledge of work life and industry profile in each of the following four sectors: Financial, Information and Communication Technologies, Social and Emerging sectors. Students will not only be provided with sectoral information, they will be equipped with tools and skills to find and interpret most relevant and up to date industry data. Extensive sectoral information will be enhanced by expert guest lecturers from the business world, visits to firms, first hand brief industry experience, as well as case studies.
 
HIST 201 History of Turkish Revolution I (2 + 0) 2 Credits, 4 ECTS
This is the first of a sequence of two term-courses that focus on the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the late Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey. It addresses issues related to why and how the Ottoman Empire ended; why and how the Republic of Turkey came onto the agenda; what the nascent Republic inherited from the Empire in terms of the relationship between state and society; and what kind of nation and nation-state was imagined in Early Republican Turkey.

IV. Semester

PSYC 202 Learning and Memory (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course aims to examine basic theoretical and experimental studies about learning and memory. Major topics are nonassociative learning, habituation, sensitization, associative learning, Pavlovian conditioning, and operant conditioning.
 
PSYC 204 Developmental Psychology II (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course examines physical, cognitive, and socioemotinal development during adolescence, adulthood and late adulthood as well as self and society during adulthood.
 
PSYC 206 Social Psychology II   (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course aims to examine political psychology, attribution, group processes, gender related behaviors, prosocial behavior, group productivity, social identity, and intergroup relations.
 
PSYC 208 Research Methods II  (2+2) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course, building upon basic research methods proficiencies developed in PSYC 207, aims to help students to have experiences in using techniques of data collection and analysis of data from experiments and surveys as well as reporting these experiences.
 
SEC 202 Introduction to Sectors II        (1 + 0) 1 Credit, 2 ECTS
SEC202 will deepen students’ knowledge of work life and industry profile in each of the following four sectors: Retail, Health, Tourism and Real Estate, Production and Emerging sectors. Students will not only be provided with sectoral information, they will be equipped with tools and skills to find and interpret most relevant and up to date industry data. Extensive sectoral information will be enhanced by expert guest lecturers from the business world, visits to firms, first hand brief industry experience, as well as case studies. Prerequisite: SEC 201
 
HIST 202       History of Turkish Revolution II (2 + 0) 2 Credits, 2 ECTS
This is the second of a sequence of two term-courses that focus on the political, economic, social, and cultural history of the late Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey. It addresses issues related to Turkey’s experience with democracy during the cold war period; import-substituting industrialization in the 1960s and 1970s; the open economy of 1980s and its political, social and cultural outcomes; and Turkey-European Union relations and their impact on the relationship between state and society in Turkey.
Prerequisite: HIST 201

V. Semester

PSYC 301 Theories of Personality and Individual Differences   (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
The aim of the course is to provide a basic understanding of personality development and individual differences with respect to different theories. The course also focuses on contribution of various personality theories to psychology and mainly clinical psychology.
 
PSYC 303 Child Psychopathology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
In this course, multifaceted factors playing role on the development and maintenance mechanisms of childhood disorders, viewpoints of various theoretical approaches to childhood psychopathology, diagnostic, epidemiological and etiological properties of childhood disorders, and  approaches to be used in the assessment and treatment of childhood disorders will be included.
 
PSYC 305 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course aims to examine the basic concepts and theories of industrial and organizational psychology. This course includes basic topics such as job analyses, personnel selection and evaluation, training, job motivation, stress, and leadership.

VI. Semester

PSYC 302 Biospsychology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
The course will present biological underpinnings of behavior, with respect to evolutionary, genetic, neural, and hormonal processes. Physiology of the nervous system and the biological bases of emotion, motivation, learning, memory, sleep, individual differences, and psychopathology will be covered. Current research on psychophysiology and hormones will be stressed.
 
PSYC 304 Adult Psychopathology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
The course will focus on descriptive psychopathology with regard to etiology, epidemiology, course of psychological disorders and basic treatments modalities. The major goals of the course are knowledge of the nature of various mental disorders, risk factors and causes of different mental disorders. The course will also present concepts, theory, and research in psychopathology including behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal, psychodynamic, socio-cultural, genetic and biological/ neuroscience.
 
PSYC 306   306   Measurement Techniques  in Psychology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
This course focuses on a study of the theory underlying psychological tests and measurements procedures, including reliability, all aspects of validity, and item analysis. Course coverage will include topics such as scales of measurement, psychophysics and the history of measurement, types of scales, errors in measurement, reliability, item analysis, validity theory, construct validity, predictive validity, convergent and discriminant validity, biases in measurement, item construction and test development.
 

VII. Semester

PSYC 401  Clinical and Health Psychology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
The course aims to explore the science, practice and contemporary roles of clinical and health psychologists. Course also emphasizes clinical and health psychologists methods to solve problems of individuals, families and groups. In addition, an introduction to biopsychosocial model of health, disease prevention, treatment, rehabilitation of existing illnesses and disabilities will be covered.
 

VIII. Semester

PSYC 402 Ethical Issues in Psychology (3+0) 3 Credits, 6 ECTS
In this course we examine ethical issues of research and practices in psychology. The purpose of this course is to help students to gain ethical awareness for research, teaching, assessment, and professional practices in psychology.