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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ECF435 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY 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 students with the ability to interpret the issue of self-sufficiency of a country in agricultural production from the perspective of agricultural production, natural resources, production factors, financing, national and international agricultural policies.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as basic concepts of agriculture, agriculture's contribution to the Turkish economy, agricultural production economy, agricultural policy, international agricultural policy, agricultural production factors, agricultural financing and credit, agricultural marketing and agricultural development.

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 economic concepts, principles and methods applied to agricultural sector.(2)
Describe agricultural policies.(2)
Compare the international agricultural policies.(4)
List the factors of agricultural production.(1)
Evaluate the functions of agricultural development tools.(5)
Evaluate agricultural policies according to their functional characteristics.(5)
Explain the contributions of agricultural policies to the Turkish economy.(2)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction to Agricultural Economy Lecture & Question Answer
2 Reading Contribution of agriculture to Turkish economy Lecture & Question Answer
3 Reading Law of diminishing returns, replacement policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
4 Reading Company equilibrium in perfect competition, opportunity cost policies, equi-marginal income principle, relative advantage theory Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
5 Reading Definition, scope, objectives and tools in agricultural policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
6 Reading Support policy: features of supported products, price supporting methods, role of cooperatives in the determination of price Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
7 Reading Structural Policies: corporate reforms, credit policies, income policies, subventions, production, trade and educations policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading International Agricultural Policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
10 Reading Regional integrations Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
11 Reading Agricultural production factors Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
12 Reading Agricultural production factors Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
13 Reading Agricultural finance and credit Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis & Problem-Solving Method
14 Reading History of T.R. Ziraat Bank, objectives and area of activity, agricultural credits of bank Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis & Problem-Solving Method
15 Reading Agricultural marketing: definition of marketing, importance and scope of it, marketing approaches, main and assisted services of marketing Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis & Problem-Solving Method
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

by Andrew Barkley and Paul W. Barkley,Principles of Agricultural Economics,2016
by Drummond Ph.D., H. Evan and John W. Goodwin,Agricultural Economics (3rd Edition), 2010

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