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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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. İLKER İNMEZ

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
Define the basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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