Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
707001442019Compulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to make students aware of the basic concepts in psychology science in simple English texts that will attract students' interest and have ideas; gain the skills of scanning, reading, summarizing, presenting and discussing the foreign sources including these.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Arş. Gör. Dr. F. Cansu Pala
Learning Outcomes
1Reading, understanding, summarizing, discussing and presenting the major concepts and phenomena of psychology in English sources
2To have knowledge about the rules and techniques of psychology literature in English and use them in short texts
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
none
Course Contents
Reading, analyzing, summarizing and discussing in class, current, basic and simple English texts related to major concepts in psychology course, rules and techniques related to literature, academic writing and presentation.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction -Objectives and scope of the course Searching for an academic articleSyllabus
2Understanding the main idea of the passageSection 9: Why do I need to learn all these methods? I just want to help people. Section 15: I thought Psychology was about people, not numbers.
3Topic and the main ideaStrengthen your brain by resting it
4To find referred words and guessing the meaning. Reading the explanationsVirtual Violence-Upfront
5Giving in text and end-text referenceVenus Rising
6ParaphraseGender Differences in Depression
7ParaphrasePoliticians are promoting the idea of universal preschool. Psychologists are helping to illuminate what works.
8ParaphraseStereotypes: A good thing in the cognitive toolkit
9Midterm Exam
10WritingSection 34: How could that be a coincidence? (Part 1) Section 35: How could that be a coincidence? (Part 2) Section 36: How could that be a coincidence? (Part 13)
11Writing Chapter 7: Small waist + big hips = Attractive lady
12WritingChapter 4: Half and half
13PresentationsChapter 36: Does TV violence sell? Violent video games: Are kids playing their heart out? (Media)
14PresentationsChapter 29: Betting on the winners (Disorders)
15PresentationsMother’s Day (Gender Roles)
Recommended or Required Reading
Current texts in the appendix (Selected from journals such as Psychology Today)
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination120
Quiz240
Homework140
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
SUM100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
none
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Question-Answer14228
Self Study14342
Individual Study for Mid term Examination166
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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