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

PSYC 600 / ADVANCED RESEARCH SEMINAR
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

A series of presentations by faculty, outside speakers and students to discuss state-of-the-art theory, methodology and research that would guide PhD students in their dissertation process.

PSYC 605 / COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY AND AGING
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Cognitive changes accompanying aging, direct and indirect consequences of aging, problems of memory, problem solving, decision making, and attention.

PSYC 608 / READINGS AND RESEARCH IN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEMORY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The history of autobiographical memory theoretical approaches, examination of literature, and participation in laboratory research.

PSYC 611 / PSYCHOLOGY OF STRESS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course examines the stress response at the physiological, endocrinological and psychological levels of analysis. Theoretical and empirical work will examine individual differences in the stress response, coping patterns and utilization of social support networks in terms of their relevance to stressors typically encountered in the family and work contexts. A portion of the course is designed to introduce stress management techniques and evaluate their relative effectiveness.

PSYC 614 / LANGUAGE-THOUGHT INTERFACES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The relationship of the linguistic system with other cognitive processes; the influence of language on perception and memory, crosslinguistic research, the role of general cognitive development on language development

PSYC 616 / PRAGMATIC DEVELOPMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The role of language in forming oral narratives; language use in peer interactions; visual perspective taking and language; role of cognitive and social development on language competence.

PSYC 617 / CHANGING FAMILY STRUCTURE AND DYNAMICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

The family as a social system, a changing family system in a changing world: divorce, single-parent families, adoptive families, changing structure and dynamics of the Turkish family, family in the rural vs. urban contexts, gender roles in the Turkish family, Turkish migrant families.

PSYC 630 / RESEARCH PRACTICUM
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Students are familiarized with problems that are frequently encountered during different phases of empirical research. Subsequently, students are guided through problem solving in an ongoing research project. Students gain experience in documentation, resolution, and the implementation of the solutions of problems in empirical research.

PSYC 635 / INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL GENETICS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Behavioral genetics posit that individual characteristics are determined jointly by genetic and environmental influences, and that it is impossible to determine the influence of the environment without recognizing the genetic influences. The students learn this approach to psychological phenomena. Data and methods that are required to identify genetic influences are introduced. Contemporary behavioral genetics research and findings are discussed and simple applications are practiced.

PSYC 664 / SOCIAL COGNITION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

This course involves an in-depth analysis of socio cognitive theories regarding how people make sense of other people, themselves, and social situations. Social cognition is an approach to studying. The course will cover selected topics including factors that affect information processing, the role of emotions and memory, errors and biases, and the development of self-concept.

PSYC 695 / PhD THESIS
Sınıf: Credit: 0Precondition:

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/..

SOCI 100 / INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Introduces basic concepts, methods and approaches to the study of society. Focuses on social, cultural, and political systems and structures, social conflict and social institutions. Topics include family, education, gender, race and ethnicity, social class, the economy, organizations, social groups, aging and generations.

SOCI 201 / SCIENTIFIC METHODS IN BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or SOCI.101 or SOCI. 102 or SOCI. 103

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.

SOCI 202 / SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Examines the concept of culture and cultural change. Discusses how social anthropology can aid in understanding diverse cultures. Focuses on several major themes in social anthropology such as family, kinship, gender, race, language, economy, religion, globalization, and health and illness.

SOCI 204 / SOCIOLOGY OF CULTURE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Focuses on the historical transformation of the concept of culture, and various theoretical and conceptual perspectives for studying culture. Analyzes both the social production and reproduction of culture and cultural foundations of stratification.

SOCI 205 / SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition:

Critically examines a range of social problems facing modern societies from a sociological perspective. The course will highlight the causes and consequences of social problems, how societies respond to them, and the policy implications of the sociological approach. Possible topics include crime, racism, poverty, global inequality, environmental degradation, and war.

SOCI 207 / SOCIOLOGY OF EMOTIONS
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Explores the social side of emotions, including how they are socially shaped, learned, regulated, controlled, and patterned. Critically analyzes debates about the changing role of emotions in social, economic and political life.

SOCI 208 / FAMILY STUDIES AND THE TURKISH FAMILY
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or SOCI. 101 or SOCI. 102 or SOCI. 103 or PSYC. 100

Students will develop an understanding of the family as a social institution and as a context in which individuals develop, make choices, and influence each other. The course will introduce the students to how social scientists understand and study the family. Today's most pertinent family issues are discussed such as dating, sex, cross-gender relationships, marriage, divorce, parenting, family violence, and family law.

SOCI 210 / LABOR HISTORY OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE&EARLY REPUBLIC TÜRKİYE
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

The period between the destruction of the Janissaries in 1826 and the end of single party rule in Türkiye in 1950. Different theoretical approaches to labor history, artisans’ experience with the Industrial Revolution, the making of an industrial labor force, ethnic and gendered segmentations among workers, state and labor relations, and different labor migration patterns.

SOCI 211 / SOCIOLOGY OF GENDER
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

This course examines gender as a major organizing principle in social life. Particularly, it focuses on how gender identities are socially constructed and how gender intersects with ethnicity, nationalism, class, sexuality, age and other dimensions of identity and social inequality. It also investigates the roles of family, education, the media, politics, economics and religion in shaping gender identities and inequalities.

SOCI 212 / SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Inequalities based on socio-economic class, gender, and ethnicity; historical and contemporary debates in social stratification; approaches in understanding and conceptualizing different forms of stratification. Readings also focus on sites of conflict and resistance; ways different groups in society deal with forms of inequality.

SOCI 220 / SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT
Sınıf: Credit: 3Precondition: SOCI. 100 or consent of the instructor

Examines large-scale social transformations shaping the contemporary world, including the rise of the West, colonialism, the emergence of the Third World, the history of the development project and globalization. Explores the causes and consequences of inequalities among countries, as well as gender, class, ethnic and regional inequalities within countries.

SOCI 301 / RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY
Sınıf: Credit: 4Precondition: (SOCI. 100 or SOCI. 101 or SOCI. 102 or SOCI. 103) and SOCI. 201 and MATH. 202

Advanced design issues related to empirical sociological research are presented. These include conceptualization, hypothesis formulation, study design, sample design, sample size determination, data collection strategies, data analysis, interpretation of statistical findings, and drawing social and policy relevant conclusions. Students conduct their own research projects and present results orally and in written form.