Undergraduate Course Descriptions

ED 101Introduction to Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Basic concepts, principles and characteristics of education; social, political, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in general and the Turkish educational system in particular.
ED 104Social Foundations of Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
School as a social institution in a social system. Critical analysis of roles of students, teachers and schools in society. The role of education in social stratification, social class, gender and equality of educational pportunity.
ED 106School Experience
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Initial exposure to schools, their organization, administration, processes and problems. Understanding school climate, roles of personnel and their activities, equipment and material usage, daily activities and parent-school and community partnership.
ED 121Freshman Orientation
Credit:
2
ECTS:
5
A general introduction to the university, faculty, department and the program. Issues of freshman students in adjusting into academic life. Understanding the extent of the field and career options in guidance and unseling.
ED 132Ethical Issues in Counseling
Credit:
2
ECTS:
5
Development of ethical awareness and thinking. Introduction to ethical issues in counseling practice. Relations with law.
ED 200Living with Disabilities
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Awareness of disabling conditions and identifying differences in oneself and others. Exclusion and disability as a marker of identity. Representation of disability in literature, arts, science, law, religion, education and media. Models of disability. Disability through the lens of diversity. Issues of social integration.
ED 201Introduction to Statistics
Credit:
4
ECTS:
6
Concepts of measurement in social sciences; descriptive and inferential statistics, parametric and non-parametric techniques of statistics. Data analyses with statistical software.
ED 202Analysis of Variance
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Use of analysis of variance techniques in experimental and causal comparative research designs in social sciences. Factorial, repeated-measures, and analysis of covariance. Issues of power and practical significance.
Prerequisite:
ED 201
ED 203History of Turkish Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Analysis of historical forces influencing the development of Turkish education with a focus on relations between the school and other social institutions.
Prerequisite:
ED 101
ED 206Philosophy of Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Introduction to philosophical foundations of education. Prominent educational philosophers. Major educational philosophies, theories and their influence on education in relation to critical issues in contemporary education.
Prerequisite:
ED 101
ED 207Elementary Education Issues
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
The study of pedagogical and policy issues in elementary education. Examining these issues in the Turkish social and political context. Review of research in the field.
Prerequisite:
ED 101
ED 208Research Methodology
Credit:
4
ECTS:
6
Introduction to the logic of social scientific inquiry. Basic concepts and techniques in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Understanding the interrelated roles of research design, measurement and statistics. Using theoretical framework in developing research proposals in educational settings.
Prerequisite:
ED 201 or consent of instructor
ED 209Lifespan Development
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Stages and processes of human lifespan changes in physical, emotional, cognitive and social domains of development. Issues of risk and resiliency.
ED 211Educational Psychology
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Understanding the human potential, effectiveness and motivation. Human development and diversity. Problem solving, memory and creativity. Instruction and assessment in learning. Contemporary issues in educational psychology.
ED 213Development and Learning
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Introduction to human development including physical, cognitive, personality, social and moral domains. Theories of learning. Issues in motivation and human diversity.
ED 215Educational Technology
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Principles and formats of technology as an integrated part of teaching and learning processes. Analysis and critique of technology usage in learning environments in light of current learning theories. Design, development and evaluation of technologies in education.
ED 221Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Introduction into the field of guidance and counseling; its conceptualization, historical background, nature, professional roles, direct and indirect functions. A brief review of career counseling, counseling with special groups, basic assessment techniques, and development of these services in Türkiye.
ED 252Educational Administration
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Theories and approaches in educational administration. Administrative functions and processes, organizational behavior, leadership, culture and climate in educational organizations.
Prerequisite:
ED 101
ED 262Planning and Evaluation of Instruction
Credit:
4
ECTS:
6
Basic concepts and principles of instructional planning, curriculum development, measurement and evaluation. Developing lesson plans and producing unit designs in relation to teaching strategies and materials. Different measurement, evaluation, and assessment approaches; development of formative and summative evaluation instruments.
Prerequisite:
ED 211
ED 282Principles and Methods of Instruction
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Theoretical approaches to curriculum development and instruction. Concepts and principles of instructional processes. Methods and techniques of instructional planning. Designing, developing, and producing lesson plans on learning units. Development of formative and summative evaluation instruments.
Prerequisite:
ED 211
ED 300Community Involvement
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
(Pass, Fail) Understanding individual responsibility in the social development of the society. Taking an active role in contributing to community-based services. Collaboration with public or nongovernmental organizations. Supervised supportive practice in selected community settings.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 301Child Maltreatment
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Definitions of child maltreatment and its individual and social dynamics. Understanding the victim, abuser and the process of abuse. Exploration of familial and contextual factors, and short and long-term effects of child abuse and neglect. Review of recent research and strategies employed in the prevention and treatment of abuse.
Prerequisite:
ED 209
ED 303Early Childhood Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Introduction to the philosophy, history and policies of early childhood education. Basic models and principles.
ED 304Education and Culture
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Critical analysis of education within the context of social and cultural dynamics of a society. Examination of social and cultural processes in education from various theoretical and analytical perspectives.
Prerequisite:
ED 104
ED 306Comparative Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Introduction to comparative and international studies in education. Examination of theoretical approaches, contemporary issues, current trends, and major concepts including power, equity, and gender.
Prerequisite:
ED 104
ED 307Education and Social Development
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Analysis of interaction between education, and social, political and economic development. Examining the means that schools reproduce or challenge the prevailing social, economic and political order. Schooling in socialization process, education and gender, education and work, and freedom through education. Education in Türkiye regarding these themes.
ED 308Secondary Education Issues
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
The study of pedagogical and policy issues in secondary education. Examining these issues in the Turkish social and political context. Review of research in the field.
Prerequisite:
ED 101
ED 309Applied Research
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Implementation of quantitative and qualitative research proposals. Analysis of data through the use of computer software packages. Writing research reports.
Prerequisite:
ED 208
ED 310Gender and Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Relations between gender and education in social, economic and cultural contexts. Critical analysis of gender status in society and the role of education in the creation and perpetuation of gender discrimination and inequalities.
Prerequisite:
ED 104
ED 311Data Processing and Analysis
Credit:
4
ECTS:
6
Development of data-base. Processing and analyzing quantitative data by using appropriate statistical software, interpreting and reporting results.
Prerequisite:
ED 201
ED 312Multicultural Approaches to Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Examination of major historical and current theories of multiculturalism related to education. Analysis of the role of education in creating and perpetuating social identity, social and cultural diversity, social inclusion, power and privileges.
Prerequisite:
ED 104
ED 313Conflict Resolution
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Theory, research and practice in conflict resolution. Understanding conflict and its relation to culture, power, violence, compromise and justice. Discussion of topics including cooperation and competition, negotiation and mediation, and building consensus. Conflict management at interpersonal, intergroup and organizational levels. Supervised practice in basic conflict resolution skills in selected contexts.
ED 314Cultural Issues in Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Understanding sociopolitical issues relevant to counseling and the impact of culture on behavior. Cultural awareness and sensitivity. Reexamination of assumptions made in major counseling approaches. Multiculturally approriate intervention skills.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 315Peer Guidance I
Credit:
4
ECTS:
6
(Pass, Fail) Group training to increase awareness, insight, acceptance and communication skills. Peer support applications including orientation to campus life and academic programs under group and individual supervision.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 316Peer Guidance II
Credit:
4
ECTS:
6
(Pass, Fail) Group training on interaction and supportive skills. Peer support applications including individual guidance and group discussions of selected topics under group and individual supervision.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 317The Social Work Perspective
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Basic social work purposes and values to the study and analysis of human behavior and problems. The ecological/social system perspective. Approaches to description, assessment and intervention. Environmental conditions that support or inhibit human growth and well-being. Consequences of oppression, marginalization and discrimination on human development and behavior. Issues and concerns of multi-cultural and urban populations. Implications for Turkish schools and society.
Prerequisite:
ED 209
ED 319Introduction to Peace Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Introduction to the core concepts and pedagogy of peace education. Discussion of historical and current dimensions of peace education including human rights, social justice, disarmament, intercultural solidarity, environmental care and inner peace. International applications and experiences in peace education movement. Values formation, conflict resolution, human rights curriculum and intersections with media.
ED 322Primary Prevention
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Review of historical development, recent concepts and strategies in primary prevention. Research and practice related to individual and family well-being in educational and community settings. Promotion of competency and natural sources of support.
Prerequisite:
ED 221
ED 325Theories of Personality
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Comparative review of basic assumptions, constructs, and research related to major theories of personality and discussion of their implications for guidance and counseling.
Prerequisite:
ED 209 or consent of instructor
ED 330Basic Counseling Skills
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Survey of major concepts, theories and approaches to counseling. Practice basic counseling skills.
Prerequisite:
ED 325 or consent of instructor
ED 331Risk and Resilience
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Examination of development of competence in social contexts and relations between vulnerability and resilience; risk and protective factors. Review of research evidence on individual, small group, family, school and community factors that promote resilience among children, adolescents, and adults. Systems and strategies of prevention and intervention to reduce risk or increase adaptation.
Prerequisite:
ED 209
ED 335Comparative Experiences in Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Examination of educational issues in different cultural settings. Opportunity to visit related sites of interest and engage in dailogues with policy makers, practitioners, students or administrators. A variety of learning experiences such as face-to-face sessions, independent learning, on-line discussions, and participatory learning.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 342Community and Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
(Geçti, Kaldı) Understanding the counselor’s social roles and responsibilities in the community as an agent of change. Conceptions of social intervention and implications for the counseling process. Exposure to and practice in community settings under supervision.
Prerequisite:
ED 221
ED 370Program Development and Evaluation
Credit:
4
ECTS:
6
Processes and elements of program development and evaluation. Survey of different theoretical approaches and models. Program development under supervision.
Prerequisite:
ED 101
ED 371Instructional Product Development
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Selection of an instructional problem and development of a product. Demonstration of competence in analysis (problem, learner, task, content). Designing (objectives, criterion tests, instructional strategies, media and format selection, content design, and alternative scripts), developing (layout, composition, production), and evaluating (field test, feedback, revision) of instructional products.
Prerequisite:
ED 270 / 282
ED 373Measurement and Evaluation
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Theories of measurement, evaluation and assessment and their historical development. Concepts of objectivity, reliability and validity. Theories and concepts related to different types of tests. Statistical analyses of test scores and the interpretation of test results.
Prerequisite:
ED 270/ED 282/CET 282 or consent of instructor
ED 378Introduction to Assessment in Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Review of basic principles of psychological assessment in counseling. Introduction to major techniques and tests used in counseling settings. In class practice of selected tests.
Prerequisite:
ED 209 or consent of instructor
ED 400Motivational Issues in Teaching Practice
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Authenticity in teaching and reflective learning. Awareness of self, the other, relationships and context in teaching practice. Commitment and social responsibility; idealistic and altruistic values of teaching. Issues of personal and professional development. Understanding and coping with demotivational factors. Encouragement of student and vision development.
ED 401Classroom Management
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Development of effective classroom management skills. Understanding and handling factors influencing student behavior, student motivation, communication and group interaction. Establishing and maintaining standards of behavior. Planning and modification of classroom tasks, materials, time and environment to facilitate learning.
Prerequisite:
ED 211/ED 209
ED 402Education and Globalization
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Critical examination of relations between education and globalization. Review of major debates on educational policy, economy, culture, and politics related to globalization. Critical analysis of the global knowledge economy discourses and their challenges to the prevailing educational system.
Prerequisite:
ED 104 or consent of instructor
ED 403Human Sexuality
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Introduction to sexual terminology and the role of sexuality in human adjustment. Exploration of multiple issues including sexual development and response cycle, sexual orientation, diversity and gender identity, sexual problems and dysfunctions, causes and treatment approaches, sexual violence and consent, sexuality and HIV/AIDS, the law and ethics in sexual misconduct and boundary violations.
Prerequisite:
ED 209
ED 409Higher Education Issues
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Examination of the historical development of higher education. Purposes, functions, and programs within various organizational structures. Contemporary issues and trends within the globalized framework.
Prerequisite:
ED 101
ED 410Gender Issues in Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Awareness and sensitivity in relation to gender issues in counseling practices. Sex role socialization process, gender roles and identity. Discrimination, sexual harrassment and exploitation. Sex biases and sexual orientation. Non-sexist and feminist approaches in counseling.
Prerequisite:
ED 325
ED 411Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Physiological and behavioral effects of legal and illegal psychoactive substances, definitions of major concepts related to drug abuse. Theories and history of addiction. Characteristics of drug users and drug use in different developmental stages.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 412Prevention of Addiction
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Major theories, principles and strategies of prevention in addiction. Fundamentals of setting up a community or school based prevention program, difficulties and factors influencing implementation of prevention activity. Best practices in addiction prevention.
Prerequisite:
ED 411
ED 415Understanding Disability
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Identification of disabilities in physical, perceptual, intellectual, social, behavioral and emotional development. Issues of social inclusion, special education, programs and services. Supporting children and youth with disabilities.
Prerequisite:
ED 209 or consent of instructor
ED 417Crisis Intervention
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Theory and practice in crisis intervention. Skills and techniques in coping with crises. Preparing, intervening and managing crises in educational settings. Issues of care, welfare and safety. Learning through role plays and group exercises.
Prerequisite:
ED 330
ED 422Practicum in Assessment
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Construction of psychoeducational assessment tool through the use of a selected method. Testing practice under supervision.
Prerequisite:
ED 378
ED 425Group Dynamics and Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Elements of group dynamics and processes. Review of major theories and approaches in group counseling. Practice of group facilitation skills.
Prerequisite:
ED 330 or consent of instructor
ED 429Understanding Maladjustment
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Theoretical discussion of underlying social, cultural and psychological factors of maladjustment. Issues in counseling with various patterns of maladjustment.
Prerequisite:
ED 325 or consent of instructor
ED 431Family Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
An introduction to systemic understanding of human behavior within the family. Interpersonal relationship, couple and family problems. Comparative study of major theories of family systems. Discussions of the related counseling techniques within these perspectives through illustrative case material.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 434Advanced Counseling Skills
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
In depth review of various theories, concepts, and skills of counseling. Supervised applications of these skills.
Prerequisite:
ED 330
ED 436Educational Neurology
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Brain anatomy and behavioral genetics for non-medical students. Neuropsychological processes of learning and motivation. Significance of neurobiological data for educational interventions and in reevaluation of pertinent psychological theories. Clinical approach to neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 437Counseling and Technology
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Theories, research, and practices related to uses of technology in counseling with a focus on computer-mediated communication and ethical practice.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 442Adult Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
The state and purposes of adult education in contemporary societies. Programs and methods of basic education, general education, citizenship education, skills training, and in-service training in adult education. Organization and administration of adult education programs.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 444Psychoeducational Consultation
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Consultation and collaboration in educational settings. Rationale and techniques used in consultation with teachers, parents, and administrators to prevent and cope with learning and adjustment difficulties.
Prerequisite:
ED 401 or consent of instructor
ED 451Organizational Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Understanding organizational behavior and introduction to organizational behavior theories and models. Organizational counseling techniques including problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution, leadership and team building. Communications and relationships in organizational settings. Discussion of organizational dynamics through illustrative case studies.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 453Educational Policy and Related Issues
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
The concept of policy and effects on the educational system and its institutions. Analysis of the policy making process at different levels. Examination of the impact of the social, political, economic, and cultural forces on educational policies in the context of educational practices.
Prerequisite:
ED 101
ED 459Working with Children
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Brief review of developmental milestones in infancy, early and middle childhood. Common concerns of children including attachment quality, peer relations, school adjustment, learning difficulties, pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit and hyperactivity. Relevant prevention and intervention techniques of counseling.
Prerequisite:
ED 209
ED 460Career Development
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Classical and contemporary theories of career development. Assumptions, principles, approaches, basic tools and techniques in career counseling. Identification of individual characteristics in career decision making, including interests, skills, values, life roles and personality. Educational and occupational information, resources and opportunities. Issues of cultural diversity.
Prerequisite:
ED 209
ED 461Introduction to Rehabilitation Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Overview of the historical, philosophical and legal issues, and roles of counselors in rehabilitation. Collaboration, advocacy and counseling issues in working with individuals with disabilities.
Prerequisite:
ED 330, ED 415
ED 465Diverse Perspectives in Educational Issues
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
An interdisciplinary approach to the analysis of educational issues from diverse philosophical perspectives, including Western and non-Western paradigms.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 469Working with Adolescents
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Brief review of developmental milestones in adolescence. Common concerns of adolescents including peer pressure, intergenerational communication, career choice, substance use, teenage sexuality, violance and eating behavior. Relevant prevention and intervention techniques of counseling.
Prerequisite:
ED 209
ED 470Postmodernity and Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Postmodernity confronting psychological theory; problems pertaining to nature of human consciousness, unitary self-hood, morality, and language, underlying mainstream empirical research and social practice. Review of various postmodernist critiques of the modern academic and professional psychological disciplines, and deliberation of their progressive potential for counseling in contemporary Turkish society.
Prerequisite:
ED 325
ED 471Self and Identity
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Exploration of fundamental concepts and issues in the scientific study of self and identity. Discussions of various contemporary positions on the nature and contexts of self and identity. Particular focus on mutually inclusive roles of the self and identity as both personal and social constructs from a historical/cultural perspective.
Prerequisite:
ED 325
ED 472Individual Study
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Project development and implementation or case studies related to individual fields of specialization in education.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 474Seminar in Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Review and discussion of recent counseling approaches. In-depth discussion of selected issues in counseling theory and practice.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 475Supportive Services in Higher Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
(Pass, Fail) Supervised student participation in guidance and counseling services at the university. Development, implementation or organization of student support services, including orientation, seminars, group work and self help materials. Assistance in paperwork, data collection, data entry and publicity of services.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 477School Counseling Practicum I
Credit:
4
ECTS:
8
Observation and supportive involvement in planning, organization and implementation of school guidance and counseling activities under the supervision of a school counselor. Promotion of awareness about ethical issues involved in working at schools and preparation for forming counseling relationships.
Prerequisite:
ED 330
ED 478School Counseling Practicum II
Credit:
4
ECTS:
8
Development, implementation and evaluation of group and individual work under the supervision of a school counselor. Ethical analysis of observed practice in schools.
Prerequisite:
ED 425, ED 477
ED 479Working with Adults
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
Brief review of developmental milestones in early, middle and late adulthood. Common concerns of adults including career development, employment and retirement, intimacy and commitment, sexual relations, parenthood, self care, chronic and progressive illness, aging, death and loss. Relevant prevention and intervention techniques of counseling.
Prerequisite:
ED 209
ED 48A - 48ZSpecial Topics in Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Special topics of current interest related to education.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor
ED 49A - 49ZSpecial Studies in Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
6
Special topics on individual interests of students.
Prerequisite:
Consent of instructor