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Course Code: 
PSY 101
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
English
Course Objectives: 
This course aims at providing students with a general and broad introduction to the field of psychology. At the end of this course, the student will develop an understanding of core psychological concepts and theories, as well as the scientific study of behavioral and mental processes.
Course Content: 
Introduces Psychology as an empirical science and discusses biological and evolutionary bases of behavior. Examines basic psychological processes such as motivation, emotion, learning, development, and social behavior.
Course Methodology: 
1-Lecture, 2-Interactive Lecture, 3-Special Support / Structural Examples, 4-Role-playing / Drama 5-Problem Solving , 6-Case Study, 7-Brainstorming
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A-Testing, C-Homework

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Ability to explain psychology, as the science of behavior and mental processes, and subfields of psychology

1,5,6,7,8,9,10

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

A,C

Ability to describe core psychological concepts and theories

2,5,6,7,8

1,2,3

A,C

Ability to explain the principles of scientific methods to study behavior and mental processes, and show  examples of research conducted in the various areas of psychology

2,3,5,6,7,8,10

1,2,3,4,5

A,C

 
 

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction to the course

 

2

What is Psychology?

Research Methods in Psychology

Textbook Chapters 1, 2

3

Biological and Evolutionary Roots of Behavior

Textbook Chapter 3

4

Learning 1

Textbook Chapter 6

5

Learning 2

Textbook Chapter 6

6

Revision

Textbook Chapters 1,2,3 & 6

7

Midterm exam

Textbook Chapters 1,2,3 & 6

8

Human Development 1

Textbook Chapter 10

9

Human Development 2

Textbook Chapter 10

10

Motivation

Textbook Chapter 11

11

Emotion, Stress and Health 1

Textbook Chapter 12

12

Emotion, Stress and Health 2

Textbook Chapter 12

13

Social Psychology

Textbook Chapter 16

14

Social Psychology

Textbook Chapter 16

15

Overwiew

 

16

Finai

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Gerrig, R. J. (2010). Psychology and Life, 20th Edition. Allyn & Bacon (Pearson). ISBN-13: 978-0-205-87327-2, ISBN-10: 0-205-87327-8
Additional Resources Mypsychlab (Pearson Learning Website)

Introductory Psychology Video Series

 

Material Sharing

MATERIAL SHARING
Documents  
Assignments  
Exams Midterm and final

 

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 30
Assignments 1 20
Attendance   10
Total   60
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 She/he has theoretical knowledge about the field of public relations         x  
2 She/he knows the research methods and technics that are related to the field of public relations.         x  
3 She/he has knowledge and awareness about the interdisciplinary issues that are required by the field. He/she comprehends the relation of those issues with public relations.         x  
4 She/he is able to make oral presentations in English about her/his field.         x  
5 She/has the digital competencies that are required by the field.            
6 She/has the ability of creative thinking that are required by the field of public relations.         x  
7 She/he has the abilities of research, planning, implementation, measurement and assessments that are necessary for a successful public relations practice.            
8 She/he evaluates and applies the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field to partner organizations in the sector through teamwork.             
9 She/he is able to evaluate the knowledge and abilities she/he has acquired in her/his field from an analytical and critical perspective.         x  
10 She/he has the awareness of practicing and developing the profession of public relations by adhering to ethical rules.         x  

 

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 3 45
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Homework 0 0 0
Assignments 1 20 20
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Work Load     140
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     5.6
ECTS Credit of the Course     6