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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
ECF218 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY 4 2 2 2

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
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 Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. DAMLA ÖZEKAN

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

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

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
Mid-Term Exam 1 50
Final Exam 1 50
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 basic theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
3
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
2
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.
2

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
1
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
1
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.
0

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
3
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
0
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.
0

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
3
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
0
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
0
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
1
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
0
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
0
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.
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 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