Undergraduate Course Descriptions

AE 111 / 201Advanced English
Credit:
3
AE 112 / 202Advanced English
Credit:
3
ED 101Introduction to Education
Credit:
3
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 211Educational Psychology
Credit:
3
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 221 Fundamentals of Guidance and Counseling
Credit:
3
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.
ENG 101Introduction to Computers
Credit:
3
Computer literacy course that introduces the fundamentals of computers and basic computer applications. The aim is to familiarize and empower the student with computer skills they can use throughout and beyond their education. Computer application like word processing, spreadsheets, databases, electronic presentations, and designing web pages will be covered. Hands-on applications with these applications will be carried out with lab sessions and assignments.
HTR 311 History of the Turkish Republic I
Credit:
2
A general survey of Turkish history from about the mid-19th century until World War II with a particular focus on the early Republican era. A comparative and analytical account of Westernization and Ottoman reform attempts, the struggle for constitution, the economic and social transformations, diplomacy and foreign policy, World War I, the rise of Turkish nationalism, the National Struggle, Kemalist social, economic and cultural reforms in the 1920s and 1930s with special emphasis on the Kemalist principles.
HTR 312 History of the Turkish Republic II
Credit:
2
A general survey of Turkish history from the beginning of World War II until the present. A comparative and analytical account of party-politics, social movements and mobilizations; different interpretations of Kemalism, the problems of urbanization, industrialization, and immigration; cultural and ideological changes, Turkey's foreign policy and an overall assessment of Turkey's standing in light of national and international developments.
PRED 101 History, Philosophy, And Principles Of Preschool Education I
Credit:
3
Theoretical, social and political roots of various approaches; philosophies, principles and policies affecting the lives of young children, their families and communities; educational practices including curriculum, environmental organization and structures, and families’, teachers’ and children’s roles.
PRED 102History, Philosophy, and Principles of Preschool Education II
Credit:
3
Current principles, policies, and programs affecting the lives of young children, families, and communities; basic educational practices including curriculum, goals and objectives, organization of the physical environment, and basic educational implementations comprising the roles of communities, families, teachers and children; Turkish systems of care and education for young children.
PRED 103Theories of Child Development I
Credit:
3
Current principles, policies, and programs affecting the lives of young children, families, and communities; basic educational practices including curriculum, goals and objectives, organization of the physical environment, and basic educational implementations comprising the roles of communities, families, teachers and children; Turkish systems of care and education for young children.
PRED 104Theories of Child Development II
Credit:
3
Major developmental achievements from early childhood through middle childhood to adulthood; concentration on biological, physiological, cognitive, social, emotional and language development.
PRED 107Children's Health &Human Physiology I
Credit:
3
Introduction to child health, nutrition, and physiological development.
PRED 120Learning Academic Skills
Credit:
2
Introducing academic life, resources of the university and the department; basic rules of academic writing.
PRED 210Music and Movement in Early Childhood
Credit:
3
Understanding and exploring the joys of music and movement shared with children; collecting and learning songs and playing instruments of various styles and cultures; organizing musical and movement experiences for children.
PRED 211Curriculum Development I
Credit:
4
Examination of curriculum and integrated learning environments for young children that foster physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development; designing and evaluating curriculum activities appropriate to children of 0-8 years of age; emphasis on developmental status, special needs and socio-cultural backgrounds of each child.
Prerequisite:
PRED 103 or PRED 104
PRED 212Curriculum Development II
Credit:
4
Advanced examination of curricula and integrated learning environments for young children that fostering activities appropriate to physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development; designing and evaluating curriculum activities appropriate to children of 0-8 years of age; the role of the teacher in relation to parent and the child.
Prerequisite:
PRED 211
PRED 214Language Development and Literacy in Early Years
Credit:
3
Language development; the role of the educator in early literacy; emphasis on the inter-relatedness of language arts (reading, writing, listening, speaking) for young children; designing of learning environments and materials to foster creative development and critical thinking in communication.
Prerequisite:
PRED 104
PRED 218Applied Child Development
Credit:
4
Introduction to observation and teaching in various child care settings; supervised teaching experience in these settings.
Prerequisite:
PRED 104 and PRED 211
PRED 234Art Activities for Children
Credit:
3
Visual arts for children of ages 0-7; readings and group discussions; exploring curricular concepts and personal ideas through creative art experiences.
PRED 313 Early Intervention: Theory and Practice
Credit:
3
Introduction to concepts of developmental vulnerability; theoretical bases of early intervention and different models of service delivery; discussion of research perspectives and policy issues in intervention.
PRED 317Measurement and Evaluation in Preschool Education
Credit:
3
Collecting information for making individualized instructional decisions; effective informal assessment techniques emphasizing the ecological approach; standardized assessment and screening instruments and their limitations.
PRED 320Research Methods
Credit:
4
Basic methods and processes of qualitative and quantitative research with young children and their families.
PRED 321Children’s Literature
Credit:
3
Introduction to literature for young children; developing sensitivity to qualities in literature meaningful to children through reading, listening, and using and creating books and poems; developing criteria for evaluating children’s literature.
PRED 325Developmental Experiences in Mathematics and Science
Credit:
3
Play strategies and curricular themes in mathematics and science; designing, implementing and evaluating curricula; examination of computer software packages.
PRED 331Special Education in Early Childhood and Primary School Years I
Credit:
3
Education of children with learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral disorders, attention deficit disorders, mild-moderate mental retardation, physical disabilities and gifted children; overview of history, definitions, current issues, characteristics, theoretical perspectives, classroom management, and educational programming in special education.
PRED 332Special Education in Early Childhood and Primary School Years II
Credit:
3
Effective inclusion practices; special education procedures and services; assessing and evaluating student needs; lesson planning based on classroom and student needs.
Prerequisite:
PRED 331
PRED 348Community Service
Credit:
2
Active participation in community service settings; creating projects at individual or group levels.
PRED 380Understanding and Guiding Children’s Behavior
Credit:
3
Effects of learning environment, socio-emotional development on behavior, teachers’ behaviors and attitudes on classroom context; classroom management techniques; conflict resolution strategies.
PRED 411Applied Research in Child Development and Family Issues
Credit:
4
Carrying out and presenting research on young children in learning environments.
Prerequisite:
PRED 320
PRED 413Practice Teaching in Preschool Education I
Credit:
4
Practice teaching in various early childhood care and development settings; reflection and problem-solving issues in teaching.
Prerequisite:
PRED 218
PRED 414Practice Teaching in Preschool Education II
Credit:
4
Unit planning and implementation of daily curriculum in various early childhood care and development settings.
Prerequisite:
PRED 413
PRED 416Family Issues in Preschool Education
Credit:
3
Role of families in children’s lives; interacting as professionals with children and parents in different environments; constructing learning environments that value and build on diverse cultural values of children and families; examination of "mismatch" between home and school expectations; discussion of effective models and practices to develop knowledge and skills both in teaching and reaching out to families.
PRED 420Creative Drama Activities
Credit:
3
Learning environments and activities for creativity; drama activities in preschool education.
PRED 422Seminar on Practice Teaching II
Credit:
4
Providing students with an opportunity of reflect on their school experience with their peers and supervisor; evaluate their performance in previous weeks and use the feedback received to develop their personal teaching styles.
Prerequisite:
PRED 413
PRED 423Data Processing
Credit:
4
Analysis of educational data. Application of different techniques and data analysis software
PRED 424Reflective Teaching in Preschool Education
Credit:
4
Preparing and managing activities in early childhood settings; supervised teaching experience in these settings; preparing students to be reflective teachers.
Prerequisite:
PRED 413
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology
Credit:
3
Introduction to psychology including basic psychological processes, such as perception, learning, motivation, as well as theories of development, intelligence, personality, social relations and psychopathology. Overview of research methods in psychology to evaluate these theories and processes.
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology
Credit:
3
Introduction to the basic concepts and principles of sociology. Includes a variety of theoretical perspectives and research findings that represent both the macro and microanalytic traditions in sociology.
TK 221Turkish I
Credit:
2
Dil kuramları, dillerin doğuşu ve dil-kültür ilişkisi, Türkçenin dâhil olduğu Ural-Altay dil ailesine özel bir vurgu yapılarak dillerin sınıflandırılması, dilbilimin dört temel dalı olan sesbilim, biçimbilim, sözdizimi ve anlambilimin incelenmesi, Türkçenin ses yapısı, sözcüklerin yapısı (ek, kök, gövde vb.), cümle yapısı gibi dil bilgisi konuları ile klasik ve çağdaş Türk yazarlarının kitapları arasından dönemde okutulması kararlaştırılanların (deneme, şiir, roman, öykü) incelenmesi bu dersin amaçları arasındadır.
TK 222Turkish II
Credit:
2
Türkçe yazımda ifade etme, tanımlama, tartışma ve anlatıma yönelik uygulamalı eğitim, noktalama ve yazımın temel kuralları, yazım ve kompozisyon teknikleri, öğrencilerin kompozisyonlarında görülen anlatım bozukluklarının ve noktalama hatalarının düzeltilmesi, rapor, makale gibi bilimsel yazı türlerine örnekler, konferanslarda ve tartışmalarda pratik kazandırmaya yönelik sözlü çalışmalar ve uygulamalar bu dersin kapsamında yer almaktadır. Ayrıca klasik ve çağdaş Türk yazarlarının kitapları arasından dönemde okutulması kararlaştırılanların (deneme, şiir, roman, öykü) incelenmesi de bu dersin amaçları arasındadır.