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INTERNATIONAL TRADE BLOCKS AND AGREEMENTS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ITR423 INTERNATIONAL TRADE BLOCKS AND AGREEMENTS 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 Assist.Prof.Dr. TÜZÜN TOLGA İNAN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the underlying political and ideological reasons for the foundations of international trade blocks, analysis of management structure and activities of international trade blocks.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the underlying ideological and political reasons for the foundations of international trade blocks, League of Nations and United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, Custom Tariffs and Treaty of Commerce, International Labour Organisation, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, G-8 and G-24, European Union and European Central Bank, North American Free Trade Area and Latin American Free Trade Area and Central American Common Market and Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation.

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

Contrast between underlying reasons for the foundations of trade organizations and differences between them
Examine factors bringing about regional trade blocking
Assess the development of regional trade blocking from past to present
Discuss the operation of international economic order

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading The Underlying Ideological and Political Reasons for the Foundations of International Trade Blocks Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading League of Nations and United Nations -1 Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading League of Nations and United Nations -2 Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading International Monetary Fund Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading World Bank Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading World Trade Organisation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Custom Tariffs and Treaty of Commerce Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading International Labour Organisation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading G-8 and G-24 Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading European Union and European Central Bank Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading North American Free Trade Area and Latin American Free Trade Area Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Central American Common Market and Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Melchior, A. (2018). Free Trade Agreements and Globalisation : In the Shadow of Brexit and Trump. Cham, Switzerland, Springer International Publishing AG.
World Bank (2000).Trade Blocs.New York, United States: Oxford University Press Inc.
World Trade Organization (2018). Regional Trade Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System. Rohini Acharya (Edt.). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

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 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