Faculty of Arts and Sciences



FLE-101- Freshman English I

This course aims to enable students to expand their business vocabulary by creating authentic contexts consisting of new words, phrases, and collocations, to structure the new business language knowledge by providing comprehensible language input in the course of the term, to improve their reading and listening skills by the assistance of the texts and scripts related to the topic of the week, to build up students’ confidence in expressing themselves in the target language through improving their communication skills and fluency in the target language by the help of in-class practices such as telephoning, negotiating and taking parts in meetings and to improve their writing skills in business format.

GYP-101- Popular Culture and Communication

Concept of culture, mass culture, consumer culture, development of the concept of popular culture, number of audience/viewers, popularity, globalization and popular culture, the concept of fun and lifestyles, foods and beverages, popular icons, and the concept of fame, fashion and identity, music industry, sports industry, news, series, cartoons, language, critical approaches related to popular culture.

HIS-101- History of the Ataturk's Revolutions and Principles I

The course focuses on bringing up the process of transformation from an empire to a national state, the meaning, and importance of the Turkish National Struggle for independence, and the philosophy behind the formation of the new Turkish State. Bringing up the philosophy behind the formation of the new Turkish State

PSY-101- Introduction to Psychology I

This course surveys the scientific study of behavior and basic psychological processes. Topics include history and systems of psychology, research methods; biological aspects of behavior; sensation and perception; learning and memory; cognition and language; consciousness and cognitive abilities; health, stress, and coping; and the social aspects of behavior. Students will learn initial course material using current theoretical biopsychosocial perspectives

TUR-101- Turkish 1

The objective of the course is to teach the students Turkish linguıstic rules. So the students will be able to express themselves clearly and efficiently. For the development and evaluation of speaking skills, some topics such as techniques of panel discussions, symposiums, conferences, etc. are handled in this course.

FLE-102- Freshman English II

The aim of the course is to acquire the skills of reading and writing academic texts. These skills are developed thanks to classroom activities and group discussions. Every week, a different topic is handled and each topic begins with reading exercises and continues with exercises to develop critical reading skills.

HIS-102- History of the Ataturk's Revolutions and Principles II

The declaration of the Republic The importance of the leader and the staff in the revolution Constitutional solutions to the problems related to the Lausanne Conference The participation of Turkey in pacts and in international organizations Reactions to the new governmental structureTrials in the multi-party system The Home and foreign policy of the Republic of Turkey Atatürk s foreign policy to inspire confidence in the future of Turkey Kemalism the Principles of Atatürk.

PSY-102 - Introduction to Psychology II

A continuation of the scientific study of behavior and basic behavioral processes including intelligence; motivation & emotion; sexuality and gender; human development; personality types; and psychological disorders and treatment from a biopsychosocial perspective.

TUR-102- Turkish II

The development and evaluation of speaking skills, pronunciation, intonation, pacing, and stress, an awareness of errors in speaking, techniques of panel discussions, symposiums, conferences, etc. the development of listening skills; reading comprehension.

PSY-103- Statistics in Social Sciences I

Review of qualitative and quantitative research methods that form the empirical basis of contemporary psychology. Progresses from the logic of scientific discovery and comprehension of research literature to the formulation, design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of specific research projects. A basic introduction to the application and interpretation of qualitative statistical analysis in psychology including statistical methodology, branches of statistics, the definition of a variable(s), and measurement. Topics will explore measures of central tendency; dispersion and measurement of linear relationships; frequency tables and graphs; variability; probability distributions; normal distribution. estimation; significant tests; comparison of two or more groups; association between categorical variables; regression; and correlation. Also, students learn basic principles of testing, calculation, and data analysis using manual and software scoring (SPSS) of dependent and independent samples (i.e., Mann-Whitney nonparametric tests [Utest & Wilcoxon]).

PSY-104- Statistics in Social Sciences II

Application and interpretation of statistical analysis in psychology with an emphasis on “inferential statistics” is the focus of this course. Students learn the definition of probability; random variables and characteristics; main probability distributions, as well as, statistical applications for sample selection and determining the median. Statistical packages (SPSS) will be used for the application of results and problems of prediction will be covered.

GYP-105- Life in the Universe

Birth and evolution of the Universe, Milky Way and Solar System, planet Earth as a celestial body, the evolution of Earth definition of life as we know on Earth, the chemical and structural basis of life, the role of DNA as an evolutionary mechanism,  evolution of life and emergence of intelligence, physical conditions for the development of life on a planet, solar system bodies, Goldilocks hypothesis, possibilities of the existence of life on other stellar systems, Drake equation, search for extraterrestrial life and intelligent life (SETI), results of existing searches, messages sent to interstellar medium and other stars, technical difficulties for space travel.

GYP-107- Diction

Diction is a beautiful and effective art of speaking. It is the interpretation and creativity aspect of literature. It is to convert speech into art.

PSY-111- Introduction to Sociology

Sociology is a way of understanding the world using a systematic study of social forces and social groups from small clusters to social institutions to entire societies, including family, education, work, community structure, and political and economic phenomena of social structures. Discussions on the uses of sociology are organized around themes of social interaction, social inequality, and social change.

GYP-113- Gender

This course will introduce you to current theory and research on gender. The research focused on gender differences will be reviewed, as well as theories put forth to explain these differences. In particular, gender differences in mental health, personality, ability, and behavior will be examined. Additionally, we will discuss other topics, including gender development, violence against women, family issues, sexuality, and women and work.

PSY-115- Introduction to Philosophy

Philosophy covers the historical process of the thoughts that people write and express from the moment they gain conceptual thinking skills. In this respect, it deals with ancient questions about the man himself, his actions, and the universe he is in. It tries to find coherent answers to these questions in the context of fields such as epistemology, ethics, ontology, art, politics, and philosophy of mind. For this reason, on the one hand, it prioritizes the discipline of psychology in a narrow sense, but shares a denominator with many disciplines within the framework of common questions, as with the discipline of psychology in a broad sense.

MAT-124- Computers

The course aims to make the students capable of using computers efficiently and to provide the students with the knowledge of Operating Systems and Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Additionally, the students will be able to use the Internet effectively.

PSY-201- Social Psychology I

This course explores the interplay between individual thoughts and the social world using experimental methods to study many aspects of the human experience. Students will study the nature and methodology of applied research in social psychology; an extension of general psychological principles and methods to the study of interaction with the social and physical environments. Major theoretical concepts, applications and contributions in the field of social psychology explores prejudice and stereotyping, person perception, social norms, conflict resolution, biases in judgment, affective processes, cultural diversity in thinking, morality, helping and aggression, identity and the self, attitudes, and persuasion, and motivation. Further topics are related to the influence of other people on individuals' thoughts, emotions, and behaviors including factors that affect how people influence others; what causes us to like, love, help, or hurt others; and how social psychology helps to understand questions about the law, business, and health.

PSY-202- Social Psychology II

A continuation to the introduction to the social behavior of the individual and the group: social perception, attribution theory, attitude formation, and change, interpersonal attraction, aggression and conflict, group dynamics, and applied social psychology.

PSY-203- Developmental Psychology I

A topical approach to the study of human growth and development across the lifespan with emphasis on normal growth and milestones achieved in the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional systems. Theoretically based emphasis on educational and familial contexts is highlighted. Students will develop an understanding of the concepts, methods, and research findings central to the study of developmental psychology from birth to death.

PSY-204- Developmental Psychology II

A continuation of the introduction to developmental psychology. This course emphasizes later stages of growth and development including adolescence, young and middle adulthood, old age, death, and bereavement. A topical approach will discuss the areas of cognitive, physical, and socioemotional maturation in biopsychosocial, and ecological contexts.

PSY-205- Research Methods I

This course provides an introduction to the techniques and methods of psychological research. Research logic and investigating how psychological phenomena affect issues and limitations in psychological research are discussed. Students will be taught to be alert to these issues and limitations when conducting their own research. Internal and external threats of psychological research will be discussed while students participate in active research projects to prepare them for data analysis and reports written in APA style.

PSY-206- Research Methods II

A continuation to the introduction to research methods in psychology. The focus will be on the foundations, importance, and practice of scientific qualitative research. Thus, qualitative research designs as well as different methods of data collection will also be examined. Validity, reliability, and ethical consideration in the context of different methodological approaches are discussed.

PSY-207- Computer Applications in Psychological Research

This course emphasizes software used in psychological research, especially a word processor (MS Word). The focus will include a matrix technique processor (MS Excel), an email program, and a presentation program (MS- PowerPoint). Students will learn when, where, and why to use particular computer software statistical software packages to analyze psychological data (Statistical Package for Social Sciences- SPSS).

PSY-208- Physiology

This course explores the relationship between the nervous system and behavior. Topics include biopsychology as neuroscience, brain structures and functions, sensory and motor systems, human motivation, cognition, emotion, and mental health. Neuroscience is the primary objective of understanding the physiological basis of behavior.

PSY-211- Interpersonal Communication

In this course, the main focus is on the role of communication in interpersonal relations. In this respect, the communication process is analyzed with a special emphasis on the cultural and personal impacts on verbal and nonverbal communication, the reciprocal relation between self and communication is discussed and the quality of listening and fallacies in ordinary speech is revealed.

PSY-212- Introduction to Clinical Psychology

The objective of the course is to introduce students to the concepts, theories, methods, skills, and professional issues that are pertinent to clinical psychology. This course will provide a comprehensive and intensive overview of the field of Clinical Psychology. Topics covered will include history, the present structure, and future directions of the field, current issues and challenges, methods, and issues related to diagnosis and assessment, empirically supported interventions, real-world applications, and specialty areas and related issues in Clinical Psychology. Our focus will be on the scientific underpinnings and methods which uniquely define Clinical Psychology as a field of inquiry and profession, and which distinguish it in part from other mental and behavioral health-related fields.

PSY-213- History of Psychology

This course explores major developments and ideas in the history of psychology as an academic discipline. We will address such topics as the history of ideas about "the mind;" key historical and social events that shaped the field; when and how psychology became a science; life histories of psychologists; and how ideas about what is \"normal\" shape and are shaped by psychology.

PSY-214 – History of Civilization

This is an introductory course in the history of civilization from antiquity to 1500 CE. This course surveys the birth and diffusion of the history of civilization and major cultural, religious, social, economic, and political trends within each civilization and also provides an analysis of the development of civilizations, global historical interactions, and interrelationships among various civilizations. In this course, the main focus is to teach key historical terms and concepts, and understand the major historical periods in different civilizations.

PSY-219- Academic Writing in Psychology

In this course, students will acquire the skills necessary to write and publish academically, criticize the writings of others, present work at conferences, and prepare a report on their work.

PSY-224-Academic Presentations in Psychology

In this course, students will learn about personal speech habits and characteristics, mechanics of speech, audience awareness and self-awareness, basic patterns of effective presentations, and ethical considerations. Also, this course includes poster presentations. Students will learn to outline the structure of a presentation and express key points in a presentation.

PSY-253- Industrial Psychology

Overview of psychological theories, emergent research, and methods relevant to studying the behavior of individuals in industrial and social organizations. Motivation; team effectiveness, prediction of job performance; changes in job design, personnel testing, training, and development; leadership; hiring practices; human factors; organizational development; consumer welfare; workplace and family issues; and ethical and legal aspects will be examined.

PSY-301- Psychopathology I

Survey of various types of psychological disorders and of contrasting theoretical views and empirical studies on the etiology, prognosis, and treatment of these disorders. Problems and advantages of creating a classification scheme for abnormal behavior will be covered. Students will learn the major diagnostic categories and review the more common patterns of abnormal behavior including how such disorders arise from subtle interactions between organic or psychological predispositions.

PSY-302- Measurement in Psychology

This course is a study of psychometrics that provides students with basic knowledge of tests and measurements required to understand the use, misuse, and structure of objective and projective assessment. Topics include issues related to the history of psychological testing, psychometric principles, and standardized test administration. Intellectual, achievement, and personality tests are reviewed. Comprised of two parts: In part One- students learn how to tailor testing to the needs of the evaluation and what ethical and social issues are related to administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological tests noting cultural bias; and in Part Two- students learn psychometric principles and an overview of test construction and development (i.e., validity & reliability).

PSY-303- Physiological Psychology

Presentation of concepts important for the study of neuroscience and behavior with a special emphasis on the classic topics of physiological psychology: brain-behavior relations, sensory integration, and physiological correlates of motivation, and emotion. Topics include biopsychology as neuroscience; brain structures and function; sensory and motor systems; human motivation; cognition; emotion; psychoneuroimmunology; and mental health.

PSY-304- Cognitive Psychology

Current and classical research and theory concerning mental processing and mental structures. Emphasis on the processes of perceiving, learning, remembering, and thinking. The merits and limitations of studying these processes from an information-processing perspective exploring behavioral and neuropsychological paradigms are emphasized. Attention, perception, multiple memory systems, retention, recall, the role of language, and reasoning will be examined.

PSY-305- Psychology of Learning

Reviews learning theories and principles of experimental and behavioral psychology. Using fundamentals of the processes involved in learning, memory, and conditioning, a discussion will emphasize human and animal classical and operant conditioning models. This is followed by an exploration of the techniques and theories of behavioral psychology in applied settings.

PSY-306- Theories of Personality I

The study of the development and dynamics of human personality from a variety of theoretical perspectives and psychological adjustment theory and research. Perspectives include behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and environmental determinants of personality with the following theoretical viewpoints and theorists explored: Psychoanalytic (Freud, Jung); Socio-cultural (Adler, Horney, Erikson); Trait (Allport, Cattell, Eysenck); Learning (Skinner, Dollar, Miller, Bandura, Mischel); Sociobiological (Wilson); and Existential-Humanistic (Kelly, Rogers, Maslow, May).

PSY-307- Clinical Observation and Interview

This course explores the principles of effective observation and interviewing. Topics include interviews, interview strategies, and effective communication patterns. Verbal and nonverbal language, posturing, and establishing an effective rapport with others are discussed. This course will include interactive exercises with an emphasis on role-playing and demonstration of effective observation and interview skills with people across the lifespan.

PSY-308- Psychotherapy Techniques I

Major approaches to psychotherapy and their relationship to personality development and change. This course will introduce basic theories related to the five perspectives of psychotherapeutic practice. These varied approaches to psychotherapy will provide a critical perspective on the field of counseling.

PSY-319- Psychology of Addiction

In this course, the biological and psychological aspects of addiction are analyzed, and treatment and prevention of this maladaptive habit are discussed.

PSY-326- Close Relationships

1. selected theories, basic research, and applied research in the area of close relationships 2. skill and comfort in oral expression, 3. critical analysis, and 4. written communication through assignments, and 5. class discussions.

PSY-327- Crisis Intervention and Prevention

Students will be provided with a background in theories and intervention and prevention strategies that deal with crisis situations. A number of important themes will be addressed including crisis interventionist, suicide intervention, and prevention, violence, sexual assault, a trauma in childhood, recovery of trauma, crisis related to substance use, illness, death, and loss.

PSY-328- Psychopathology II

This course presents neuroses, psychoses, organic disorders, mental deficiency, alcoholism, and epilepsy, and a description and discussion of possible causes, symptoms, and treatment modes.

PSY-329- Developmental Disorders in a Lifespan Perspective

This course mainly aims to identify and evaluate children with different developmental trajectories. Theories of developmental psychology, assessment criteria of neurodevelopmental disorders, identification of the characteristics of children who have a different developmental process,es and how to report the assessment results constitute the content of this course. In addition, this course requires an application part to enable students the practice what is learned about the assessment of children.

PSY-330- Gender Issues In Psychology

This course is designed to introduce you to the psychological study of gender. Topics will include: What it means to be a male or a female in our society and other societies around the world; how gender develops over the life span; how gender shapes our lives and how the social world shapes our construction of gender; how similar and different males and females are across a number of domains; and how culture, religion, and the media shape and reinforce ideas about gender.

PSY-333- Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology

In this course, the basic concepts of qualitative methods and qualitative psychology will be explained in Psychology, and the distinction between qualitative research and quantitative research will be discussed. Basic concepts and properties of speech analysis and discourse analysis will be examined. Different approaches using discourse analysis will be examined.

PSY-335- Social Psychology in Action

In this course, the theories in social psychology such as Social Exchange Theory, Terror Management Theory, Self-Regulation Theory, etc., and their effects on daily life will be examined. In addition, the aim of the course is to teach students implicit prejudice, social media as a source of emotions, and intergroup forgiveness

PSY-340- Neuropsychology

Topics covered will include foundations of neuropsychology, the structure of the nervous system, functional specialization of the brain, cognitive functions, and assessments of brain disorders.

PSY-344- Applications in Clinical Observation and Interview

This course is the continuation of PSY 307. See the course description above. Students apply their knowledge and skills about clinical observation and interview which they learned in PSY 307.

PSY-401- Graduation Project I

Students are involved in a supervised research project. This project involves an extensive literature review demonstrating a command of previous, related research and their project will represent a novel approach to a research problem, not merely a replication of prior work. Also, students are expected to work independently, yet closely under the supervision of at least one on-campus professor/advisor. The project should be viewed as a collaboration with faculty to ensure that the literature review is complete and accurate, that the methods are carefully planned, and that the results are appropriately analyzed and interpreted. Students are expected to write a full-length journal-style paper in APA format and style and submit their results to the CAG Journal. Finally, students should consider submitting a poster for a national or regional conference.

PSY-402- Graduation Project II

A continuation of active research in PSY 401. See the course description above.

FEF-403- Creativity and Problem Solving

The aim of this lesson is to define the fact of creativity and problem solving, to explain components, and to scope out the discussion with the help of topical subjects and problems. This lesson is educational for creativity and problem concept analyses the solving to problems with the help of individualistic and team creativity 

PSY-404- Ethics in Psychology

This course is designed to provide the helping professions with the knowledge of the major ethical and legal issues in psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy today. Learners will be exposed to such topics as ethical theory, laws and court decisions, incompetency, malpractice, licensure and certification, privileged communications, and legal liabilities and obligations affecting psychologists and psychotherapists. Ethical standards for individual practitioners will be examined in detail. Participants will be involved in some case research, group discussions, group reports, and individual presentations of ethical and legal issues throughout the course with an emphasis on forensics.

PSY-411- Topics in Developmental Psychology I

Topics covered in this course will focus on cognitive and social development. Specifically, topics will include object representation, language acquisition in infancy, autobiographical memory, drawing, cognitive aspects of play, understanding intentions and causality, development of emotional understanding, and social interaction in cognitive development.

PSY-412- Topics in Developmental Psychology II

This course is designed to provide the ability to use a variety of assessment methods to determine the developmental levels and needs of young children. Students are introduced to the meaning and uses of authentic assessment as well as various tools and assessment strategies.

PSY-413- Topics in Social Psychology I

In this course, the development of applied social psychology, specificities, methods, ethical issues, health and social psychology relations, law, politics and social psychology relations, applications within industrial psychology, environmental issues, media, and traffic issues are explained.

PSY-415- Family Counseling

This course examines the psychological formulation of family life, gender, generation, and interaction processes in the context of culture and the family life cycle. The major theoretical and technical approaches to the understanding and treatment of family and marital dysfunction are studied

PSY-416- Crisis Intervention Techniques

This course is designed to provide a theoretical and applied foundation for working with people in crisis. Students will examine the dynamics of various situational and developmental crises, consider family and cultural influences on coping, and explore methods for intervening in crisis situations.

PSY-420- Child Psychopathology

This course will focus on psychological disorders as they affect children and adolescents. As part of our exploration, we will review historical views of child psychopathology, issues of diagnosis and assessment, and how one’s environment interacts with biology and developmental stages to produce various disorders.

PSY-421- Psychology of Trauma

In this course, clinical diagnosis of PTSD, theories of traumatic stress, biochemistry of PTSD, PTSD-related disorders and their symptoms, symptom management for PTSD, and memory process of trauma will be discussed. The aim of this course is to make students understand the process of traumatization, victim thinking, different types of traumatic experiences, diagnosis, assessment, and management of PTSD symptoms.

PSY-422- Psychodrama

This course explores the theory, history, methods, and practice of psychodrama and its applications in psychology, theatre, education, and more. Through a combination of didactic and experiential methods, students will learn role theory, the “Canon of Creativity”, sociometry as well as the art of “doubling” and role reversal. Applications for using action methods working with individuals and groups will be explored.

PSY-427- Health Psychology

This is mainly a course on fundamental concepts of health psychology. Reviewing established theory and recent research, comprehensive health perceptions and beliefs, and behaviors including smoking, exercise, diet, and health screening will be discussed. Also, women’s health issues, exploring recent research into pregnancy, miscarriage, birth, menopause, and related areas will be included. Finally, chronic illnesses will be discussed in terms of stigma, health-related quality of life, and depression.

PSY-433- Psychotherapy Techniques II

This course introduces the major theories of psychotherapy. The different approaches of psychotherapy will be compared and contrasted in an effort to provide students with a critical framework.

PSY-434- Theories of Personality II

This course examines assumptions about the nature of humankind. Students focus on psychometric techniques as well as major theories and theorists.

PSY-435 – Psychopharmacology

This course will provide a broad survey of the field of psychopharmacology. Particular attention will be paid both to the important role that behavioral science plays in this field and to the neuropharmacology of normal and abnormal behaviors.

PSY-441- Family Therapy

This course examines the distinction between family therapy and individual therapy, The Systems Approach and its fundamental principles, family therapy, family assessment, family interview, and general principles, methods, and ethics in family therapy. 

PSY-443- Psychological Testing and Assessment

The aim of this course is to introduce the aimed students to the tests used in the field of psychology and to teach the basics of the application of these tests. This course is mainly on "Psychological Tests and Evaluation". In this course, they can learn the techniques of observation and interview, the description of the tests that can be used in the interviews, the fields in which they are used, the age groups in which they are used, the validity, the reliability, and the standardization studies.

PSY-445- Theories of Personality II

This course examines assumptions about the nature of humankind. Students focus on psychometric techniques as well as major theories and theorists. The aim of this course is to survey major theories of personality as well as empirical studies on personality development, personality functioning, and psychopathology. This course will familiarize students with a variety of personality theories, their history, and their applications. We will consider theories that address personality development and implications for normal and abnormal development. We will also explore research questions such as the stability of personality over time and situations, cultural differences in personality, and personality measurement.

PSY-446- Psychotherapy Techniques for Children

According to the content of this course, psychotherapy techniques used in children's psychotherapy processes will be discussed. It is aimed to teach play therapy techniques, embodied and projective techniques.

PSY-447- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The aim of this course is to introduce students to all aspects of cognitive psychology and to explain the common areas in which CBT is applied in a practical way. Within the scope of the course, the priority of the course will be to provide students with a practical understanding of cognitive psychology and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) after they understand what cognition is.

PSY-451- Psychoanalytic Psychopathology

In this course, three basics of psychoanalytic psychopathology, 1-the theoretical foundations, 2-features of neurosis, and 3-borderline structuring and psychosis will be the content of the course and these will be addressed in line with case studies. These psychopathologies will be discussed, compared, and analyzed in terms of both historically including Freudian theorists and post-Freudian theorists, and current psychoanalytic approaches.

PSY-452- Forensic Psychology

The main aim of this course is to examine the field of forensic psychology and the science of legal and criminal justice. Crime, criminal behavior, forensic psychology knowledge and practice, and the role and practice of forensic psychologists in the justice system will be discussed. Particular emphasis will be placed on the applied aspects of the field.

PSY 456- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

This class will provide an in-depth overview of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) a third-wave cognitive behavioral therapy, which integrates acceptance and mindfulness with principles of behavior change. We will review the basic philosophical and research principles that inform ACT and their application.

PSY 460- Applications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

A continuation of PSY 447. See the course description above. In this course, students learn how to apply CBT to clients. The course topics will include the clinical evaluation and case formulation, psychoeducation in CBT, and how CBT works in some disorders. 

PSY 464- Selected Cases in Psychopathology

A continuation of PSY 328. See the course description above. In this course, students learn cases and how disorders appear on real cases.