ECTS - Introduction to Behavioral Science

Introduction to Behavioral Science (MAN101) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Behavioral Science MAN101 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
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, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Team/Group, Brain Storming.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Burcu Tosun
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main objective of this course is providing students with a global and broad perspective of reasons and results of human behavior in organizations. Laws in the physical sciences are consistent and apply in a wide range of situations. But human beings are complex, and no simple and universal principles explain human behaviors. Because we are not alike, our ability to make simple, accurate, and sweeping generalizations is limited. Understanding employees’ behaviors has never been more important for managers. Global competition requires employees to become more flexible and cope with rapid change. The global recession has brought to the forefront the challenges of working with and managing people during uncertain times. Each person is a student of behavior. We all have been “reading” people almost all our lives, watching their actions and trying to interpret what we see or predict what people might do under different conditions. Unfortunately, the casual or common sense approach to reading others can often lead to erroneous predictions. However, we can improve our predictive ability by supplementing intuition with a more systematic approach which is based on the belief that behavior is not random.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students can interpret and analyse how people behave in an organization, why they behave like that, and how their behavior affects the organization’s performance.
  • Students can anayze and interpret the important facts underlying individual behaviors in the work place.
  • Students can improve their ability of predicting the behaviors of people in the work place, depending on connections and scientific evidences.
Course Content Thinking critically with behavioral science, exploring the biology of mind, discription of human diversity, sensation and perception, learning process and conditioning, the phenomenon of memory and memory construction, thinking and language, motivation and work, emotions, personality.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to behavioral science Chapter1
2 What is organizational behavior? Chapter1
3 Diversity in organizations Chapter2
4 Attitudes and job satisfaction Chapter3
5 Emotions and moods Chapter4
6 Personality and values Chapter5
7 Perception Chapter6
8 Mid Term Exam Chapters1-6
9 Individual decision making Chapter6
10 Motivation concepts Chapter7
11 Motivation applications Chapter8
12 Foundations of Group Behavior Chapter9
13 Understanding work teams Chapter10
14 Homework presentations Chapters 1-10
15 Overall review Chapters1-10
16 Final Exam Chapters1-10


Course Book 1. "Organizational Behavior" Stephen P. Robbins, Timothy A. Judge Pearson Education
Other Sources 2. Ders notları, ders slaytları

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses X
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 Having the conceptual and applied knowledge about the basic functions of the business and gaining the ability to use the knowledge X
2 To be able to diagnose the problems related to the field of business, to use scientific approaches effectively in the solution of problems and decision-making processes. X
3 To be able to reveal and analyze the environmental, social, global effects and legal consequences of the applications related to the basic functions of the business.
4 To be able to analyze information and reports that concern businesses at the national, regional and global level, to set strategic goals according to the results obtained
5 Gain the ability to use, report and interpret Business Information Systems and sub-modules required by business management
6 Planning necessary activities such as starting a new business with innovative and creative thinking and taking risks for the sustainability of the business, finding resources, making market analysis, preparing a business plan, and using the learned information in this direction.
7 Being aware of the fact that the research and learning process continues throughout life, to be able to follow the scientific and technological developments related to the business, to support oneself and the organization in innovation and continuous development. X
8 To have the necessary leadership and managerial skills to achieve business objectives effectively and efficiently. X
9 To be able to conduct scientific research in the field of business and report the results of the research to be used in managerial decision-making processes.
10 To be able to transfer information about the field of business using effective verbal, written and visual communication methods in the language of learning and professional English X
11 To be aware of professional ethics, environmental awareness, sustainability, social responsibility, cultural, social and universal values X
12 Working effectively with different disciplines or multicultural teams, taking responsibility, making risk analysis, adapting to change, critical thinking and using initiative in problem solving X
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ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 15 3 45
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 2 10 20
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 153