FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

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
-
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course -
Course Coordinator -
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the fields of psychology to the students at a general level
Learning Outcomes 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 Description 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
Portfolio
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
0
Study Hours Out of Class
15
3
45
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
24
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
0
Presentation / Jury
0
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
2
15
30
Final Exam
1
30
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 offer a professional level of architectural services.

2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture 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

 


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