ECTSIntroduction to Behavioral Science

Introduction to Behavioral Science (ISL101) Ders Detayları

Course Name Corse Code Dönemi Lecture Hours Uygulama Saati Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Introduction to Behavioral Science ISL101 1. Semester 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Türkçe
Course Type Compulsory Departmental Courses
Course Level Lisans
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. “Örgütsel Davranış” Stephen P Robbins, Timothy A. Judge; Çeviri Editörü: Prof. Dr. İnci erdem; 14 baskıdan çeviri
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 0
Percentage of Final Work 100
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 Understanding and explaining the concepts regarding to the main fields of Management (Management, Production, Marketing, Accounting- Finance) and gaining the ability to apply these skills in management. X
2 Gaining the ability to use technology required for buseiness administration X
3 An ability to analyze the information and reports of the markets and businesses and setting goals with respect to results of the analysis. X
4 An ability to trace and evaluate the global, local and/or regional developments related to businesses and making strategic decisions. X
5 An ability to set a innovative business or an ability to use the knowledge in the operations of management(taking risk, finding resources, making market research, and preparing business plans etc.) X
6 An ability to apply knowledge regarding functions of management. X
7 An ability to have oral and written communication skills particular to management and use these skills effectively in professional relations X
8 Compliance with rules of Socials and business ethics and to the principles of social responsibility X
9 An ability to use life-long learning approach in order to adapt constantly changing environmental factors (technological, political ,economical, and socio cultural etc.) X
10 An ability to conduct research on management and reporting the outcomes with the related parties. X
11 Taking responsibility within the teamwork, thinking critically and taking initiative in problem solving. X
12 Using professional English in written and verbal communication. ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)
13 Having knowledge about law required by management.

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