General electives can be selected from all the courses offered at Koç University.

PHIL 413 / AESTHETICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The nature of art, reality and realization in art, the moral and political aspects of art and art critique.

PHIL 415 / HISTORY OF ANALYTICAL PHILOSOPHY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

An introduction to the philosophies of Frege, Russell, Moore, Wittgenstein and others. The rise and decline of logical positivism and ordinary language philosophy, the impact of Quine?s philosophy, meaning and reference, the picture theory of language, verification, private language argument, and other issues in contemporary analytic philosophy will be discussed.

PHIL 423 / PHILOSOPHY OF VALUE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The concept of value. The nature of value judgment. The evaluation of values.

PHIL 430 / MIND AND METAPHYSICS: THE ROAD TO KANT'S CRITICAL PHILOSOPHY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Examination of the development of the idea of metaphysics from Leibniz to Kant. Gaining an understanding of the idea of metaphysics as a foundational system, and of the emergence of the idea of `mind? as the central principle.Investigation of Kant?s critique of the ideas of mind, soul, and of empiricist psychology.

PHIL 432 / PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON GENDER
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The aim of this course is to introduce the students to the issues, debates and themes in the contemporary feminist theory. We will emphasize the impact of recent social theories and their destabilizing influences in comparison to the unifying theme of the earlier feminist theories. We will focus on the conceptual debates surrounding issues such the body, sexuality, sexual identity, the category of woman and the politics of difference.

PHIL 436 / PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The analysis of the philosophical problems that issue from the nature and structure of language. These include meaning, reference, speech acts and contemporary descriptive linguistics.

PHIL 440 / SEXUAL DIFFERENCE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS: IRIGARAY AND KRISTEVA
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Focusing on Irigaray and Kristeva's reading of Freud and Lacan. Showing what kind of contribution a critical engagement with psychoanalysis can make to feminist questioning of sexual difference and thinking through the challenge feminism presents to psychoanalysis.

PHIL 442 / PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Philosophical evaluations of literature. Topics include the logic of narrative, theories of interpretation, fictional representation, the concept and function of the unconscious, ethics and the idea of the self in the history of literature, and the comparison of poetic language with non-poetic language.

PHIL 446 / HUMAN RIGHTS AND PHILOSOPHY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

A study of the basic concepts of human rights and freedoms and their development. Discussion of the principles of various legal systems.

PHIL 450 / SELECTED TOPICS IN PHILOSOPHY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Detailed examination current topics in philosophy.

PHIL 490 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The goal of this course is to give students the opportunity to do in-depth research on a topic in which they are interested under the guidance and direction of a faculty member. This course is mostly available to senior students and is subject to the consent of the instructor.

PHIL 495 / INDEPENDENT STUDY
Sınıf: Credit: 1.5Precondition:

The goal of this course is to give students the opportunity to do in-depth research on a topic in which they are interested under the guidance and direction of a faculty member. This course is mostly available to senior students and is subject to the consent of the instructor.

CPAP 100 / COMPUTER PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

CPAP is a program to improve computer proficiency. CPAP is not a regular course; it aims to measure, evaluate and develop the skills of the students in Word Processing and Spreadsheet Applications. Students can study from the on-line video lectures provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/lecnotes.html Undergraduate students must pass CPAP's proficiency test in order to fulfill the degree requirements. They can register to the scheduled tests by registering to one of the classes of CPAP100 using KUSIS Course Planner. More information is provided in the link http://home.ku.edu.tr/~cpap/..

PSYC 100 / PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Foundations of psychology; perception; learning; motivation; intelligence; personality and social relations.

PSYC 201 / SCIENTIFIC METHODS IN BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 100 & CPAP 100

Research process and basic research concepts; critical framework to examine social science problems and evaluate research; constructing social explanations; concept of causality; measurement, sampling, questionnaire construction; experimental methodology, ethnomethodology, document study; philosophy of social science.

PSYC 204 / SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC.100

The individual as a member of social groups and social psychological perspectives on issues such as aggression and violence, bystander intervention, obedience, conformity, attitudes, prejudice, and attribution.

PSYC 205 / PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING AND COGNITION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC.100

Theories and research, including behavioral and cognitive perspectives, and such topics as classical conditioning, operant conditioning, social learning, insight learning, and information processing.

PSYC 206 / LIFE - SPAN DEVELOPMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC 100

Human development from birth to old age. Different spheres of development are studied, such as cognitive, socio-emotional and moral, both from an individual and interactional perspective.

PSYC 208 / FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC. 100 or concent of the instructor

An understanding of the family as a social institution and as a context in which individuals develop, make choices, and influence each other. The theories that social scientists use for describing and understanding the family, and explaining and predicting family behaviors. Today's most pertinent family issues such as dating, sex, virtual relationships, cross-gender and same-gender relationships, marriage, divorce, parenting, family violence, and family law.

PSYC 210 / ISSUES IN PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: CPAP 100 and PSYC 100

Review theories and research related to fundamental topics and major issues in both theoretical and applied pscyhology; evaluate issues that have led to controversy and discussion among the experts.

PSYC 220 / BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC 100

Brain processes involved in perception, motivation, aggression, emotions, attention, psychopathology and learning.

PSYC 232 / EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Theoretical and practical introduction to planning, conducting, reporting, and evaluating experimental research in psychology; hypothesis generation and testing; experimental artifacts; analysis of published research; laboratory, field, and web-based experimentation.

PSYC 301 / RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition: (PSYC. 201 and (MATH. 201 or MATH. 202 or MATH 211 or ENGR 201 or INDR 252 or ENGR 200 ))

Data collection techniques, data analysis, and interpretation; making inferences from data using statistical tools such as t-test, ANOVA, ANCOVA, and MANOVA and individual or group research projects with an emphasis on experimental methodology.

PSYC 302 / PSYCHOLOGY OF TESTING AND MEASUREMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: PSYC 100 and (MATH201 or MATH202 or MATH211 or ENGR201 or INDR252 or ENGR 200)

Measure psychological constructs and interpret test results; test construction, standardization, reliability and validity; factor analysis; multi-dimensional scaling; and various standardized tests of intelligence and personality.