Bachelor TR-NQF-HE: Level 6 QF-EHEA: First Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 6

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
OGK1014 Behavioral Sciences and Security Communication Spring 2 0 2 3
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: Turkish
Type of course: Non-Departmental Elective
Course Level: Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi AHMET NACİ ÜNAL
Course Lecturer(s): Instructor AYBİKE ELİF BOLCAN
Recommended Optional Program Components: Absent
Course Objectives: It is aimed to enable students to comprehend the psychological and sociological aspects of human behavior; effects of factors such as personality, culture etc. on behavior; communication and its importance.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1. Have knowledge about human behaviors in social and business environment.
2. Knows the theories which explain how human behaviours emerge.
3. Knows how people's learning, motivation and recognition processes work.
4. Knows about interpersonal differences and similarities.
5. Knows about culture, culturel differences, stres and their effects on behaviour.
6. Have the knowledge about the fundamental concepts related with communication.

Course Content

Behaviors, and its basis, motivation, attitudes, belief, values, and attribution processes, learning, personality, culture, groups, and group behaviors, leadership, stress management, and communication concept are the main topics of the course.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Behavioral Sciences
2) Behaviors and Its Biological Basis
3) Motivation
4) Attitudes and Behaviors
5) Perception
6) Attribution
7) Learning and Learning Theories
8) Personality and Personality Theories
9) Beliefs and Values
10) Culture and Behavior
11) Groups and Group Behavior
12) Leadership
13) Stress Management
14) Communication


Course Notes / Textbooks: Hasan Tutar, Davranış Bilimleri:Kavramlar ve Kuramlar, Seçkin Yayıncılık, 2013
M.Şerif Şimşek, Tahir Akgemci, Adnan Çelik, Davranış Bilimleri, Gazi Kitabevi, 2010.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Quizzes 2 % 10
Homework Assignments 2 % 6
Midterms 1 % 24
Final 1 % 60
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 2 28
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Homework Assignments 2 2 4
Quizzes 2 1 2
Midterms 1 1 1
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 79

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) To be able to critically interpret and discuss the theories, the concepts, the traditions, and the developments in the history of thought which are fundamental for the field of new media, journalism and communication.
2) To be able to attain written, oral and visual knowledge about technical equipment and software used in the process of news and the content production in new media, and to be able to acquire effective abilities to use them on a professional level.
3) To be able to get information about the institutional agents and generally about the sector operating in the field of new media, journalism and communication, and to be able to critically evaluate them.
4) To be able to comprehend the reactions of the readers, the listeners, the audiences and the users to the changing roles of media environments, and to be able to provide and circulate an original contents for them and to predict future trends.
5) To be able to apprehend the basic theories, the concepts and the thoughts related to neighbouring fields of new media and journalism in a critical manner.
6) To be able to grasp global and technological changes in the field of communication, and the relations due to with their effects on the local agents.
7) To be able to develop skills on gathering necessary data by using scientific methods, analyzing and circulating them in order to produce content.
8) To be able to develop acquired knowledge, skills and competence upon social aims by being legally and ethically responsible for a lifetime, and to be able to use them in order to provide social benefit.
9) To be able to operate collaborative projects with national/international colleagues in the field of new media, journalism and communication.
10) To be able to improve skills on creating works in various formats and which are qualified to be published on the prestigious national and international channels.