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 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 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 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 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 300Community Involvement
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
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 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 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 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 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
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
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 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 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 342Community and Counseling
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
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 or consent of instructor
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 475Supportive Services in Higher Education
Credit:
3
ECTS:
5
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