ECTS - Introduction to Psychology I

Introduction to Psychology I (PSY101) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Psychology I PSY101 4 0 0 4 10.5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
N/A
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Gülçin Akbaş Uslu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course aims at teaching historical background of psychology and basics of research methods in psychology and some fundamental concepts of psychology such as sensation, perception, learning, memory, etc.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn the definition, working areas and subspecialties of psychology
  • Learn major theoretical approaches in psychology such as psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive and humanistic
  • Understand the broad spectrum of psychological research and thought
  • Get to know the biological foundations of behavior
  • Gain knowledge of topics such as sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, and language
Course Content Psychology, research, neuroscience, sensation, perception, learning, memory, cognition, and language.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Psychology Assigned reading: Chapter 1
2 Introduction to Psychology Assigned reading: Chapter 1
3 Psychological Research Assigned reading: Chapter 2
4 Psychological Research Assigned reading: Chapter 2
5 Neuroscience and Behavior Assigned reading: Chapter 3
6 Neuroscience and Behavior Assigned reading: Chapter 3
7 Sensation and Perception Assigned reading: Chapter 4
8 Sensation and Perception Assigned reading: Chapter 4
9 States of Consciousness Assigned reading: Chapter 5
10 Learning Assigned reading: Chapter 6
11 Learning Assigned reading: Chapter 6
12 Memory Assigned reading: Chapter 7
13 Memory Assigned reading: Chapter 7
14 Cognition and Language Assigned reading: Chapter 8
15 Final Examination Period Review of Topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of Topics

Sources

Course Book 1. Feldman, R. S. (2017). Understanding Psychology (13th Ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 10
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To have a comprehensive understanding of basic psychological perspectives and to examine the mental, affective, and behavioral processes of human beings within a scientific discipline X
2 To have a knowledge about the historical and philosophical developments, basic concepts, applications and schools of science of psychology as well as the subfields of psychology such as clinical, experimental, social, developmental, industrial, health, traffic and educational psychology X
3 To gain skills in identifying, describing, formulating, and solving the problems related to basic mental, emotional, and behavioral problems of human beings
4 To develop new ideas through analytical, critical, and creative point of view by using abstract concepts and to gain skills in evaluating different psychological phenomena X
5 To gain knowledge and skills in transforming his/her theoretical knowledge into practice in different fields of psychology X
6 To have skills in accessing knowledge and using resources X
7 To have knowledge about basic principles of psychological assessment along with various quantitative, qualitative, and experimental research methods, to have skills in designing and conducting research by using these methods, and analyzing, reporting, and presenting research data X
8 To have awareness of interpersonal sensitivity, societal processes and problems X
9 To have efficient written and oral communication skills in Turkish and English X
10 To gain skills in following the developments in the field of expertise and renewing himself/herself with an awareness of life-span learning X
11 To have professional and ethical responsibility, knowledge, and awareness X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 4 64
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 8 128
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics 2 10 20
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 272