GEEC 204 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Modern World Economy
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEEC 204
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to offer a basic analytical approach to the students, who do not necessarily have a prior theoretical background in this area, so that they can understand and follow the economic developments both in the World and Turkey. In that context, students will learn the essential economic concepts and be able to see how and where these concepts are utilized. Meanwhile, the students will be exposed to the economic approaches centered on those concepts and find out how these approaches deal with the current economic issues and globalization process. Another objective of this course is to understand the main strategies developed by the decision makers and policy makers at various levels facing global economic problem
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn the essential economic concepts such as national income, unemployment, inflation, interest rate, exchange rate
  • Assess economic performance of countries through essential economic concepts and to make international comparisons
  • Evaluate how emerging markets have been affected by globalization
  • Observe the link between real and financial economic activity
  • Examine how policy makers particularly in emerging markets can cope with the developments in global markets
Course Content

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and Essential Economic Concepts
2 Essential Economic Concepts
3 Essential Economic Concepts
4 Globalization: Economic Processes and Institutions
5 Globalization: Economic Processes and Institutions
6 First Midterm
7 Global Financial Integration
8 Emerging Markets
9 Core Countries
10 Turkey
11 Second Midterm
12 Presentations of the term projects
13 Presentations of the term projects
14 Review of the Semester
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Textbooks

There is no textbook for this unit. Lecture notes will be provided.

References

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Requirements Number Percentage
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
30
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
Total

Contribution of Semester Work to Final Grade
70
Contribution of Final Work to Final Grade
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
Including exam week: 16 x total hours
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
30
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
26
Seminar / Workshop
Portfolios
Midterms / Oral Exams
1
Final / Oral Exam
1
30
    Total
104

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Qualifications / Outcomes
* Level of Contribution
1
2
3
4
5
1 To be able to scientifically examine concepts and ideas in the field of sociology; to be able to interpret and evaluate data.
2 To be able to define classical and contemporary theories in sociology; to be able to identify the differences and similarities among those theories and to be able to evaluate them.
3 To be able to critically use the knowledge acquired in the field of sociology
4 To be able to plan and conduct, individually or as a member of a team, an entire sociological research process with the knowledge of methodological requirements of the field.
5 To be able to identify and evaluate local, regional and global issues and problems.
6 To be able to share their ideas and solutions supplemented by qualitative and quantitative data in written and oral forms.
7 To be able to make use of other disciplines related to sociology and to have core knowledge related to those disciplines.
8 To be able to follow developments in sociology and to be able to communicate with international colleagues in a foreign language. (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale,” Level B1)
9 To be able to use computer software required by the discipline and to possess advancedlevel computing and IT skills. (“European Computer Driving Licence”, Advanced Level)
10 To be able to use a second foreign language at the intermediate level.
11 To have social and scholarly values and ethical principles during the collection and interpretation of data for implementation, publication, dissemination, and maintenance
12 To acquire life long learning abilities that will enable the socially responsible application of knowledge based on their field of study to their professional and everyday lives.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest