Academic Catalog

DEPARTMENT OF GUIDANCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

The program aims to equip students with necessary theoretical knowledge and skills to serve as counselors in addressing the academic, career and personal/social needs of individuals. The program also intends to develop awareness regarding the nature of helping relationships to prevent problems, enhance human potential, and cope with life challenges.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL101 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS I 4 4 0 6.0
TUR103 TURKISH I: WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 4.0
EDUS200 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
PSYC100 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
GPC100 FIRST YEAR ON CAMPUS SEMINAR 1 0 2 0.0
GPC124 INTRODUCTION TO GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 3 3 0 5.0
GPC136 HUMAN RELATIONS IN EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
CNG100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECH. AND APPLICATIONS 0 2 0 1.0
ENGL102 DEVELOPMENT OF READING AND WRITING SKILLS II 4 4 0 6.0
TUR104 TURKISH II - ORAL COMMUNICATION 2 2 0 4.0
GPC126 PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
GPC150 PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING 3 3 0 5.0
GPC254 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
SOC109 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
SOCL109 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
HST201 0 2 0 2.0
EDUS209 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS I 4 3 2 6.0
EDUS230 INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION 3 3 0 5.0
GPC122 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3 3 0 5.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
HST202 0 2 0 2.0
EDUS210 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL STATISTICS II 4 3 2 6.0
EDUS302 RESEARCH METHODS IN EDUCATION 4 3 2 6.0
GPC200 OBSERVATION IN SCHOOLS 3 2 2 5.0
GPC253 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - 2 3 3 0 5.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ENGL311 ADVANCED COMMUNICATION SKILLS 3 3 0 4.0
PSYC340 THEORIES OF PERSONALITY 4 4 0 8.0
GPC300 CAREER COUNSELING 3 3 0 5.0
GPC313 THEORIES OF COUNSELING 3 3 0 5.0
GPC363 MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN COUNSELING 3 3 0 5.0
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GPC301 PRACTICUM IN CAREER COUNSELING 3 1 4 5.0
GPC314 METHODS AND TECHNIQUES OF OF COUNSELING 3 3 0 5.0
GPC355 SPECIAL EDUCATION 3 3 0 5.0
GPC364 APPRAISAL OF STUDENTS 3 3 0 5.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GPC410 FIELD PRACTICE IN INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING 3 1 4 5.0
GPC411 COMMUNITY WORK 2 1 2 4.0
GPC415 BEHAVIOR DISORDERS 3 3 0 5.0
GPC437 GROUP COUNSELING 3 3 0 5.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
GPC400 FIELD PRACTICE IN SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES 3 1 4 5.0
GPC438 PRACTICUM IN GROUP COUNSELING 4 2 4 6.0
GPC490 PROFESSIONAL STANDARS AND PROBLEMS IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 3 3 0 5.0
GPC495 SEMINAR IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING 3 2 2 5.0
            DEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE
            NONDEPARTMENTAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week