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INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF218 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY 4 2 2 2

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 -
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: Objective of the course is the need for environmental and community-focused activities is fundamental motivation in order to be able to overcome the damage created by decision-makers' profit-oriented policies and practices on the nature and social layers. The course aims to provide students with the ability to compare sustainability policies and develop new policies by bringing environmental and economic development practices to life with political and managerial approaches.
Contents of the Course Unit: The contents of the course include; historical and theoretical framework of the concept of sustainability, environmental externalities and market disruptions; focusing on the conceptual and theoretical background, a comparative evaluation of the sustainability policies in the world and Turkey; interpretation of industrial ecology and numerical representations of the green economy; and the analysis of the relevance of sustainability to justice and prosperity.

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

Explain the need for sustainability in the context of environmental externalities and market disruptions.
List the historical development and critical points of sustainability activities periodically.
Explain theories of environmental sustainability and sustainable development with the help of economic and social indicators
Decide by comparing real life practices to ensure environmental sustainability in the industrial process.
Analyze economic indicators of brown-green areas.
Discuss the relationship between environmental justice and welfare concepts and the politics that can be applied are discussed in light of different assumptions and hypotheses.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Book Reading Historical Development of Sustainability Narration, question-response discussion method
2 Book Reading Importance of Sustainability Under Current Conditions and Its Scope Narration, question-response discussion method
3 Book Reading Introduction to Environmental Sustainability Narration, question-response discussion method
4 Book Reading Environmental Externalities and Market Disruptions Narration, question-response discussion method
5 Book Reading Sustainable Development Theory Narration, question-response discussion method
6 Book Reading On Environment and Development: "Environmental Kuznets Curve" Narration, question-response discussion method
7 Book Reading Relation Between Environmental Sustainability and Crisis Narration, question-response discussion method
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Book Reading Industrial Ecology and Green Development Narration, question-response discussion method
10 Book Reading Brown-Green Areas, Economy Based Indicators and Analyzes Narration, question-response discussion method
11 Book Reading Renewable Energy Narration, question-response discussion method
12 Book Reading Relation of Sustainability with Technology and Education Narration, question-response discussion method
13 Book Reading Relation Between Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Welfare Narration, question-response discussion method
14 Book Reading Green Economy Applications in World and in Turkey that Support Sustainability Narration, question-response discussion method
15 Book Reading General review Narration, question-response discussion method
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

İnceiplik, G. K. (2018). Sürdürülebilir Sosyal Girişimler. 1. Baskı. Ankara: Ekin Kitabevi Yayınları.
Tekeli, İ. ve Ataöv, A. (2017). Sürdürülebilir Toplum ve Yapılı Çevre. 1. Baskı. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi.
Gümüşoğlu, Ş. (2016). Dünya Klasmanında Sürdürülebilir Üretim. 1. Baskı. İstanbul: Beta Basım Yayım
Fisk, P. (2011). Sürdürülebilir Büyüme: İnsanlar, Gezegen ve Kâr. 1. Baskı. İstanbul: Mediacat Kitapları.

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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
1
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
1
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
0
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
5
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.
5

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
0
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.
1

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.
0

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
0
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
0
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.
5

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
4
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
4
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.
5

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 1 14
Preliminary & Further Study 13 1 13
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
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 2 2
Preparation for the Final Exam 7 2 14
Mid-Term Exam 1 2 2
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 1 5
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 50
Total Workload of the Course Unit 50
Workload (h) / 25.5 2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 2,0