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
Course Description 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 Notes/Textbooks

Book chapters that are mentioned above and power point presentations.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
2
60
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical 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
Oral Exam
Midterms
2
15
Final Exam
1
30
    Total
153

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to define and discuss the history, underlying concepts and theories of cinema and digital media.

2

To be able to develop a storytelling idea for cinema and digital media arts by using creativity and critical thinking.

3

To be able to operate specialized technical equipment and competently use software in the fields of cinema and digital media arts. 

4

To be able to execute the main tasks in the pre-production, production and post-production of an audio-visual work at the basic level including screenwriting, production planning, operating the camera, sound recording, lighting and editing.

5

To be able to perform a specialized task at an advanced level either for pre-production, production or post-production of an audio-visual work.

6

To be able to discuss how meaning is made through works of cinema and digital media; in what ways economics, politics and culture affect visual representation; how the conditions of production, consumption, distribution and interpretation shape images.

7

To be able to perform specialized tasks for creating digital media narratives with interactive elements.

8

To be able to conduct a critical analysis of a film or a work of digital media arts from technical, intellectual and artistic points of view.

9

To be able to take individual responsibility of a film or a digital media work from scratch to product in a problem-solving manner.

10

To be able to work as a crewmember by following norms of ethical conduct and taking initiative to improve the ethical standards of his/her working environment.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Cinema and Digital Media and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1).

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise.

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