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ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ITR403 ECONOMIC GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 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 improve the aptitude for the classification of historical development of the growth theory in accordance with the characteristics of the period and determining differences between economic growth and development and introduce several targeting methods of development policies used in the social level.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include basics of economic growth, Harrod-domar growth model, Solow model, growth based on human capital, AK model, growth in the Romer model, heterodox growth models, basic concepts of economic development, poverty, poverty calculation method, income disparity, calculation method of income disparity, development policies.

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

List the development of economic growth theory on the basis of periods
Contrast economic growth and economic development over three different aspects
List several targeting methods used in development policy practices for public by exemplifying them
Measure the poverty index with a given distance and income to the poverty limit

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Basics of Economic Growth Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Harrod-Domar Growth Model Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Solow Model Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Growth Based on Human Capital Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading AK Model Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Growth in the Romer Model Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Heterodox Growth Models Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Basic Concepts of Economic Development Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Poverty Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Poverty Calculation Method Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Income Disparity Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading Calculation Method of Income Disparity Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Development Policies Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Acemoglu, D. (2011). Introduction to Modern Economic Growth. New Jersey, United States: Princeton University Press.
Jones, C. and Vollrath, D. (2013). Introduction to Economic Growth. New York, United States: WW Norton & Co.
Schumpeter, J. A. (1983). Theory of Economic Development. Somerset, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Inc.

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
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 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 4 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0