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INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS I PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF109 INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS I 2 3 3 4

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 : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The objective of this course to enable students to interpret the decision mechanisms of consumers, producers and the state by using the basic principles of economics.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the Course include; the basic concepts of economics such as need, demand, utility, value, price, scarcity, rationality and opportunity cost, law of supply and demand, market equilibrium, elasticities, price controls of governments and their effects on market equilibrium, consumer behavior within the framework of cardinal and ordinal approaches, theory of production, production costs, the functioning of different markets, factor markets and income distribution.

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

Describe the basic concepts of economics.
Explain the changes in market equilibrium using concepts such as supply-demand law, flexibility and price control
Interpret consumer behavior by using the concepts of total utility, marginal utility and budget constraint
Interpret producer behavior by using the concepts of total cost, marginal cost and budget constraint
Interpret the equilibrium formation at different markets by using production costs

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Review of course syllabus Introduction of the course and course syllabus. Fundamentals of economics, its importance and relation with other sciences Introduction to basic concepts Narration, question and answer
2 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Demand Narration, Case Study
3 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Supply Narration, Case Study
4 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Market Balance Narration, Case Study
5 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Flexibility Narration, Case Study
6 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Price controls of governments and supply-demand equilibrium: Minimum and maximum price practice, minimum wage Narration, Case Study
7 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Price controls of governments and supply-demand equilibrium: Rent controls, taxation Narration, Case Study
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Consumer Behavior theory: Cardinal benefit approach Narration, Problem Solving
10 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Consumer Behavior theory: Ordinal benefit approach Narration, Problem Solving
11 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Production theory Narration
12 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Production costs Narration
13 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Markets: Full competition market, Monopoly market Markets: Monopolist competition market, Oligopoly market Narration
14 Reading the related chapter from lecture sources. Monitoring of current economic developments. Factor markets and distribution of income Narration
15 Preparation of questions for past week subjects General review Narration, question and answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Orhan, O. Z. ve Erdoğan, S. (2015). İktisada Giriş. İzmit: Umuttepe Yayınları.
Dinler, Z. (2017). İktisada Giriş. Bursa: Ekin Kitabevi Yayınları.
Eğilmez, M. (2016). Örneklerle Kolay Ekonomi. İstanbul: Remzi Kitabevi.
Aren, S. (2014). Ekonomi Dersler. Ankara: İmge Kitabevi.
McEachern, W. A. (2006). Economics: A Contemporary Introduction. USA: Thomson South-Western.

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
0
2
List the main features of communication in items.
0
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.
0

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
4
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
5
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
3
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.
1

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
1
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
0
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.
0

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 1 13
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 4 4 16
Assignment (Homework) 5 1 5
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 10 2 20
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 1 3 3
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 3 3
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 50 0 104
Total Workload of the Course Unit 104
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,1
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 4,0