GENS 204 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Introduction to Psychology I
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GENS 204
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Course Type
Second Foreign Language
Course Level
-
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the fields of psychology to the students at a general level
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Identifying the theoretical (e.g. cognitive, social psychology) and applied fields (e.g., health psychology) of psychology.
  • Having knowledge about main theories and approcahes of psychology (e.g, behavioral, cognitive)
  • Learning the research methods that are used in psychology.
  • Having knowledge on how to apply psychological theory and research to different fields.
  • Explaining the different bases (e.g. physiological, social) of human behavior.
  • Learning and using the scientific language used in psychology.
  • Learning the ethical rules that should be applied in psychological research.
Course Content In this course theoretical and applied fields of psychology are introduced to the students at a general level.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Discussion to Syllabus
2 Introduction to psychology Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 2-29.
3 Psychological research Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 30-55.
4 Neuroscience and Behavior Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 56-93.
5 Neuroscience and Behavior Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 56-93.
6 Sensation and Perception Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 138-175.
7 States of consciousness Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 138-175.
8 Midterm
9 Evaluation of Midterm/ Learning Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. P. 176-209.
10 Memory Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 210-243.
11 Language and Cognition Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 244-277.
12 Intelligence Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 278-307.
13 Motivation and Emotion Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 278-307.
14 Review of the Semester Feldman, R. S. (2011). Understanding Psychology. McGraw-Hill. p. 308-341.
15 Final
16 Review of the Semester

 

Course Textbooks

Book chapters that are mentioned above and power point presentations.

References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
60
Final / Oral Exam
1
40
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
2
60
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
24
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
2
15
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
153

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data.
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them.
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field.
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems.
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms.
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines.
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
9 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest