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LABOR ECONOMICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF359 LABOR ECONOMICS 6 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 Assist.Prof.Dr. HÜLYA YILMAZ
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. DENİZ ŞİŞMAN

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the student with the skill in the functioning of the labour market, the functions of the actors, the regulation of these functions and the resolution of the problems.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as labour market and its characteristics, labour mobility, supply and demand of labour, definitions of unemployment, wage and wage systems and productivity issues, labour market labour mobility, labour supply, unemployment, wages, wage systems and efficiency.

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

Explain the basic concepts and characteristics of labour markets. (2)
Explain wage theories and wage differences. (2)
Use the interaction of education and human capital in case studies. (3)
Summarize the economic effects of trade unions. (2)
Evaluate the public and labour markets. (5)
Interpret discrimination in labour market. (4)
List the evaluations on unemployment. (1)
Identify labour market policies. (2)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Labour Economics: basic concepts Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Labour market, its description and functions, functioning of the labour market Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Labour Supply Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Labour Demand Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Wage Theories Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Economical Analyses of Wage Differences Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Education Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
8 Reading Labour Mobility Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
9 - MID-TERM EXAM -
10 Reading Unemployment and Employment Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Labor Emigration Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
13 Reading Public and Labour Markets Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Public Employment Service and Public Service Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
15 Reading Public Administration Reform and New Public Management Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Ceylan, B(2013). Calisma Ekonomisi Teori ve Politikalar. Imaj Publications
Borjas,G (2010) Calisma Ekonomisi. Dora Publications
Bicerli,K(2008) Calisma Ekonomisi. Beta Yayınları. 9th Edition
Ehrenberg, R( 2009). Modern Labor Economics Teory and Public Policy. 12th edition
Calisma ve Toplum, Ekonomi ve Hukuk Dergisi

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Mid-Term Exam 1 40
Final Exam 1 60
Practice 0 0
Short Exam 0 0
Presentation of Report 0 0
Homework Assessment 0 0
Oral Exam 0 0
Presentation of Thesis 0 0
Presentation of Document 0 0
Expert Assessment 0 0
Computer Based Presentation 0 0
TOTAL 2 100
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 theories, concepts and principles of the basic and sub-fields of business.
2
Explain business functions and processes based on current scientific sources.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate internationally valid business cases with the theories and concepts of other social sciences.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the current events and facts in his / her field analytically and systematically based on advanced knowledge and skills he / she has.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the theoretical and factual knowledge in business for occupational practices.
2
Solve individual and organizational problems in business life.
3
Use computer programs (SPSS, R, Excel, Stata) efficiently against the complex business problems.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan research and work using knowledge and skills gained in the field of business.
2
Organize the activities for organizational goals and purposes independently.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Criticize advanced knowledge and skills in the field with a critical approach.
2
Develop the existing knowledge and skills with a critical point of view under the impact of scientific, technological and current developments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Express his/her knowledge, thoughts and solutions on business to related stakeholders in written and verbal ways.
2
Use the information and communication technology software and equipment required for business.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values at the stages of collection of data, their implementation, interpretation and announcement of results in the field of business.
2
Relate the concepts of social rights, occupational safety, employee health, quality management and sustainability with the cases in business life.

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 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 26
Land Surveying 0 0
Group Work 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Reading 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0
Project Work 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Internship 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0
Social Activity 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0
Field Study 0 0
Report Writing 0 0
Final Exam 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 4 40
Mid-Term Exam 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 18
Short Exam 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0
TOTAL 35 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0