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INFORMATION ECONOMICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ECF434 INFORMATION ECONOMICS 5 3 3 5

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 : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the student with the competence to analyze the effects of scientific knowledge production and R&D activities in a country on the competitive advantage and economic growth.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as definition, properties, measurement and economic effects of knowledge economy, Education, R&D.

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

Explain the features of knowledge economy. (2)
Interpret the principles and concepts of Knowledge Society. (4)
Interpret the relationship between knowledge economy and competition, R&D and education. (4)
Analyze the economic effects of knowledge. (4)
Analyze how the knowledge economy is measured. (4)
Compare the differences and similarities between knowledge economy and other economic units. (4)
Interpret the Turkey's position and importance in Knowledge Economy. (4)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction to basic principles and concepts in Knowledge Society Lecture & Question Answer & Research
2 Reading Description, Functions and History of Knowledge Economy Access and Usage of Knowledge Globalization of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
3 Reading Externalities of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
4 Reading Measuring Knowledge Economy, The Transition Period of Turkey to Knowledge Society Lecture & Question Answer & Research
5 Reading Externalities of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
6 Reading Measuring Knowledge Economy, The Transition Period of Turkey to Knowledge Society Lecture & Question Answer & Research
7 Reading Economic Effects of Knowledge Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Research
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Competition in Knowledge Economy, Market and Research-Development Lecture & Question Answer & Research
10 Reading Knowledge Economy and Education Lecture & Question Answer & Research
11 Reading Concepts in Knowledge Economy and Their Relations with Economy (Innovation, Human Market, E-commerce/ E-government ) Lecture & Question Answer & Research
12 Reading Change in the Production Style in Knowledge Economy (Industry 4:0/ Industry 4:0/ Agriculture 4:0) Lecture & Question Answer & Research
13 Reading Schumpeter Hypothesis Lecture & Question Answer & Research
14 Reading Knowledge-based Growth Models Lecture & Question Answer & Research
15 Reading Knowledge-based Growth Models Lecture & Question Answer & Research
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bütler M. and Brichler U., (2007),İnformation Economics.
M. Parker and J.Bensoni, Information Economics: Linking Business Performance to Information Technology
Journal:Information Economics and Policy

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
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

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 2 26
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 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 4 10 40
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 9 18
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 35 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0