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Decision and Behavior Minor Program Requirements

The minor in Decision and Behavior aims to provide students with analytical and normative tools to understand and evaluate individual and collective behaviors as well as decisions. The highly interdisciplinary program covers several fields of study including social sciences, humanities, engineering, and management. Also, the courses offered in this minor program include training and discussions on the applications of theories to real-world problems.

The students who complete this minor are expected to:

-          Understand the sources of behaviors and decisions as well as their transformation and development

-          Analyze individual and collective decision-making processes and their societal and business outcomes using qualitative and quantitative methods

-          Learn how to improve decisions and behaviors

-          Reflect upon ethical dilemmas

-          Obtain skills required for improving interpersonal as well as inter- and intra-group interactions

-          Examine the policy implications of decisions and behaviors at micro and macro levels

 

Summary of Degree Requirements

 

Course Category

Min. ECTS Credits

Min. SU Credits

Min. Courses

Required Courses

-

6

2

Core Elective Courses

-

3

1

Area Elective Courses

-

9

3

Total

-

18

6

 

Required Courses

Both courses should be taken.

Course

Name

ECTS Credit

SU Credit

Faculty

PSY 201

Mind and Behavior

6

3

FASS

ECON 201

Games and Strategies

6

3

FASS

 

Core Elective Course

Maximum 1 course (3 SU credits) should be taken from the pool below. If more than one course from the pool is taken, they will be counted as 1 course. For example, if a student took both PSY202 and CS210, they will be counted as 1 course.

 

Course

Name

ECTS Credit

SU Credit

Faculty

PSY 202

Research Methods and Statistics for Psychology I 

7

3

FASS

SPS 311

Research Methods

7

3

FASS

MGMT 203

Introduction to Data Analysis and Research in Business

6

3

SOM

MATH 306

Statistical Modelling

6

3

FENS

CS 210

Introduction to Data Science

6

3

FENS

 

 Area Elective Courses

Minimum 3 courses (9 SU credits) from 3 different categories below should be taken. For example, a student can take one CULT (Category 1), one POLS (Category 2), and one PSY (Category 3) course from the pool below. They will be counted as 3 elective courses. Nevertheless, one CULT (Category 1), one PHIL (Category 1), and one PSY (Category 3) course will be counted as 2 elective courses (rather than 3), because CULT and PHIL codes are in the same category based on the table below.

 

Category

Course Codes

Category 1

ANTH, CULT, PHIL, SOC

Category 2

IR, POLS, SPS, CONF

Category 3

PSY

Category 4

ECON

Category 5

CS, IE, IF

Category 6

MGMT, MKTG, ORG

 

The distribution of included courses across Categories and the list of elective courses are given below:

 

Category

# of Included Courses

Category 1

6

Category 2

12

Category 3

14

Category 4

1

Category 5

4

Category 6

7

Total

44

 

Category

Subject

Course Code

Title

SU Cr.

ECTS

Faculty

Category 1

CULT

343

Topics In Gender & Sexuality Studies

3

6

FASS

Category 1

CULT

434

Advanced Cultural Theory

3

6

FASS

Category 1

PHIL

310

Philosophy of Mind

3

6

FASS

Category 1

SOC

201

Social Theory

3

6

FASS

Category 1

SOC

321

Urban Sociology

3

6

FASS

Category 1

SOC

432

Sexualities, Sociabilities

3

6

FASS

Category 2

IR

301

Globalization and International Relations

3

6

FASS

Category 2

IR

389

Human Rights in World Affairs

3

6

FASS

Category 2

IR

400

International Conflict and Peace

3

6

FASS

Category 2

IR

403

Political Violence in the Post-Cold War Era

3

6

FASS

Category 2

IR

493

International Negotiation

3

6

FASS

Category 2

POLS

303

Elections And Political Participation

3

6

FASS

Category 2

POLS

304

Comparative Party Systems and Interest Groups

3

6

FASS

Category 2

POLS

351

Dynamics of Political Change

3

6

FASS

Category 2

POLS

401

Political Psychology

3

6

FASS

Category 2

POLS

483

Ethnicity and Nationalism

3

6

FASS

Category 2

SPS

315

Analysis of Social Networks

3

6

FASS

Category 2

CONF (SPS)

300

Conflict Analysis & Resolution

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

310

Cognitive Processes

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

314

Language

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

315

Memory

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

317

Learning

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

320

Developmental Psychology

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

340

Social Psychology

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

350

Introduction to Neuroscience

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

370

Emotion

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

405

Culture and Cognition

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

450

Selected Topics in Neuroscience

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

390

Sensation and Perception

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

344

Group Processes

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

352

Cognitive Neuroscience

3

6

FASS

Category 3

PSY

322

Lifespan Psychological Science

3

6

FASS

Category 4

ECON

312

Behavioral Economics

3

6

FASS

Category 5

CS

404

Artificial Intelligence

3

6

FENS

Category 5

CS

412

Machine Learning

3

6

FENS

Category 5

IE

405

Decision Analysis

3

6

FENS

Category 5

IF

467

Decision, Psychology and Brain

3

6

FENS

Category 6

MGMT

414

Negotiation Skills

3

6

SOM

Category 6

MKTG

301

Introduction to Marketing

3

6

SOM

Category 6

MKTG

401

Marketing Research

3

6

SOM

Category 6

MKTG

402

Consumer Behavior

3

6

SOM

Category 6

MKTG

410

Social Media and Search Marketing Analytics

3

6

SOM

Category 6

ORG

302

Organizational Behavior

3

6

SOM

Category 6

ORG

401

Human Resources Management

3

6

SOM

 

For more information about the minor program please contact Mustafa Oğuz Afacan (mafacan@sabanciuniv.edu).