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 critically discuss and interpret the theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of media and communication discipline.
2 To have the fundamental knowledge and ability to use the technical equipment and software programs required by the mediaproduction process.
3 To be able to use the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.
4 To be able to critically interpret theoretical debates concerning the relations between the forms, agents, and factors that play a role in the field of media and communication.
5 To be able to critically discuss and draw on theories, concepts and ideas that form the basis of other disciplines complementing the field of media and communication studies.
6 To be informed about national, regional, and global issues and problems; to be able to generate problemsolving methods depending on the quality of evidence and research, and to acquire the ability to report those methods to the public.
7 To be able to gather, scrutinize and use with scientific methods the necessary data to for the processes of production and distribution.
8 To be able to use and develop the acquired knowledge and skills in a lifelong process towards personal and social goals.
9 To be able to follow developments in new technologies of media and communication, as well as new methods of production, new media industries, and new theories; and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 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)

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