Yaşar University Foundation Courses Program (FCP)

‘Foundation Courses’ are incorporated into the curriculum of Yaşar University to assist students in gaining essential skills.  These essential skills can provide graduates with advantages and differentiating abilities when compared to their contemporaries. Research and reviews are carried out of international higher education programs, to ensure the relevance of these additional skills in the marketplace. In addition, recent ‘needs analysis’ is also undertaken to identify the demands of the sector, institutions, and businesses, which may recruit our graduates.

Foundation Courses (UFND)

UFND 1010 Davranış Bilimleri
UFND 1110 Anlam ve Göstergebilim
UFND 1120 Semiology and Semantics
UFND 1410 Felsefe Mantık
UFND 1420 Philosophy-Logic
UFND 2010 Araştırma Kültürü
UFND 2020 Research Culture
UFND 3010 Tasarım Kültürü
UFND 3020 Design Culture
UFND 4010 Estetik Kültürü
UFND 4020 Aesthetic Culture
UFND 5010 Etik Kültürü
UFND 5020 Ethic Culture
UFND 6010 Proje Kültürü
UFND 6020 Project Culture
UFND 6110 Girişimcilik ve İş planlaması
UFND 6120 Entrepreneurship and Business Planning
UFND 6210 Sürdürülebilirlik
UFND 6220 Sustainability
UFND 7010 Sosyal Sorumluluk
UFND 7020 Social Responsibility

The aforementioned courses differ from the ‘compulsory’ lessons, which are determined by the Council of Higher Education.  They also differ from the ‘specialized’ and ‘elective’ courses, as chosen by the students  studying on Bachelor programs (Faculty of Science and Letters, Faculty of Fine Arts, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Faculty of Communication, Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Engineering) or on Associate Degree programs  (Vocational School).  These courses, however, are coordinated within the students’ learning programme.  They are also commonly shared and a compulsory component for students of all departments within each  Faculty and Vocational School program.

Philosophy Courses are ‘corporate’ courses, which teach the university’s scientific assertions. They reflect the common institutional, academic, cultural and unique identity values of Yaşar University, its essential principles, along with the methodology needed to adopt the philosophical basis of these principles. Under the guidance of the respective academic members of staff, the students are expected to succeed in these courses throughout eight terms of a  Bachelor Degree program and throughout four terms of an Associate Degree program.  When assigning students to classes, the university does not differentiate between students, who are following a Bachelor or an Associated Degree program.

Activities Course is a ‘practical’ course, in which students devise solutions to actual, real-life problems (social, cultural, environmental, political, professional etc.) out with the university campus, by forming ‘multi-disciplinary study groups’. The concept behind this course is to develop a student ’s social awareness towards real-life issues, creating an active scientific challenge which lies within the framework of the university’s responsibility.   In the event of a  Yaşar University student failing this course, he/she may not graduate from the university, even if he/she succeeds in every other academic activity.

The Philosophy and Activities courses are awarded two (2) and one (1) ECTS credit respectively.