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SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY326 SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ÖMER GÜRKAN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce environmental issues in the world and in our country by examining legal and administrative foundations of the environmental phenomenon with the contributions of international documents aiming to ensure the sustainability of the environment and to give students a critical perspective on the causes and solutions of these problems.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the concept of sustainability, environmental concept, the relationship between the environment and sustainability, place in national and international legislation, environmental policies and practices in Turkey, sustainability approach in solving the environmental problems.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Define the concept of sustainability over its basic values.
Explain the basic principles of environmental management.
Discuss environmental management policy through tools such as natural resources, population growth, energy and poverty.
Explain the place of environmental management in national legislation.
Relate the concept of sustainability with environmental management.
Analyze the place of the relationship between sustainability and environmental management in national and international legislation.
Explain the environmental protection-oriented legislation, administrative-political structures and environmental protection tasks of ministries in Turkey.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the Course and the Syllabus Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Basic Concepts in Environmental Management Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Discussions on Positive and Negative Aspects of Sustainability Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Relationship between the environment and sustainability Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Place of Sustainability in National Environmental Regulations Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Place of Sustainability in International Environmental Regulations Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Place of Sustainability in International Environmental Regulations Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Environmental Regulations in Turkey-I Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Environmental Regulations in Turkey-II Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Practices of Environmental Policies in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Discussion on Environmental Problems Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
13 Reading Policies on the Solution of Environmental Problems I Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
14 Reading Policies on the Solution of Environmental Problems II Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
15 Reading General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Keles, R., Hamamci, C. ( 2009). Cevre Politikasi. (6th Edition). Ankara: Imge.
Keles, R., Ertan, B. (2005 ). Cevre Hukukuna Giris. Istanbul: Imge.
Arrasson, T., Backlund K, Lofgreen. K. (2018). Environmental Policy, Sustainability and Welfare. Massachusetts; Edward Elgar Publishing.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences. (Bloom 1)
2
Evaluate the economic environment and overall sustainability of firms. (Bloom 4)

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate principles and concepts of economics and finance with other disciplines. (Bloom 4)
2
Define principles, concepts, methods and theories related with economics and finance. (Bloom 1)

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Interpret the charts and tables related to the field. (Bloom 2)

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the theoretical models of economic policies which have direct or indirect effects by using the facts and dynamics of the economic system.(Bloom 4)
2
Analyze economic and financial reports. ((bloom 4)
3
Use basic mathematics, statistics and econometric methods and tools to solve economic and financial problems. (Bloom 3)
4
Interpret the operation of current economic, political and social events by using institutional information related with Economics and Finance.(Bloom 2)

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Organize economic and financial activities in humanitarian and social terms with adherence to ethics. (Bloom 4).

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop a critical perspective on national and international economic, political, social, financial and development problems. (bloom 6)

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the agenda on economics, politics and social issues and improve himself/ herself. (bloom 6)

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze current issues and problems by using the structure and properties of Macro and Microeconomics and variables. (Bloom 4)
2
Evaluate the effectiveness of the general economic system and public policies and their effects on markets and basic economic variables.(Bloom 4)
3
Analyze the cause and effect relationships between the relevant economic variables. (Bloom 4)
4
Evaluate the expected trends and portfolio analyzes in interest and exchange rates within the framework of the general financial system. (Bloom 4)

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 14 2 28
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 4 5 20
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 5 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0