Department of Sociology


Course Code: 2330100
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. REYHAN BİLGİÇ
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The main purpose of the course is to familiarize students with the basic concepts and subjects in psychology. For this purpose, first, the course will start with the definition and boundaries of psychology in science; then, the perspectives and areas of psychology, and the research methods in psychology will be examined in the course. Following these subjects, the subjects of biological basis of behaviors, learning and memory, developmental psychology, personality, psychological disorders, and social psychology will be discussed throughout the semester.

Course Content

This course aims to provide a general overview of theoretical and empirical areas of literature in psychology for non-psychology students. Students are exposed to major areas of psychology such as physiological psychology, developmental psychology, learning, memory and perception, personality and social psychology, and psyhopathology. Individual instructors may tailor the course in accordance with the needs of the students taking the course.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learner is expected to be able to describe basic areas and subjects of psychology, and to develop an idea about psychology as a scientific discipline.