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LABOR ECONOMICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF359 LABOR ECONOMICS 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
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. ÖMER GÜRKAN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. ERDEM BAĞCI

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the student with the skill in the functioning of the labour market, the functions of the actors, the regulation of these functions and the resolution of the problems.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as labour market and its characteristics, labour mobility, supply and demand of labour, definitions of unemployment, wage and wage systems and productivity issues, labour market labour mobility, labour supply, unemployment, wages, wage systems and efficiency.

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

Explain the basic concepts and characteristics of labour markets. (2)
Explain wage theories and wage differences. (2)
Use the interaction of education and human capital in case studies. (3)
Summarize the economic effects of trade unions. (2)
Evaluate the public and labour markets. (5)
Interpret discrimination in labour market. (4)
List the evaluations on unemployment. (1)
Identify labour market policies. (2)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Labour Economics: basic concepts Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Labour market, its description and functions, functioning of the labour market Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Labour Supply Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Labour Demand Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Wage Theories Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Economical Analyses of Wage Differences Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Education Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Labour Mobility Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Unemployment and Employment Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Labor Emigration Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
13 Reading Public and Labour Markets Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Public Employment Service and Public Service Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
15 Reading Public Administration Reform and New Public Management Lecture & Question Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Ceylan, B(2013). Calisma Ekonomisi Teori ve Politikalar. Imaj Publications
Borjas,G (2010) Calisma Ekonomisi. Dora Publications
Bicerli,K(2008) Calisma Ekonomisi. Beta Yayınları. 9th Edition
Ehrenberg, R( 2009). Modern Labor Economics Teory and Public Policy. 12th edition
Calisma ve Toplum, Ekonomi ve Hukuk Dergisi

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 concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences. (Bloom 1)
3
2
Evaluate the economic environment and overall sustainability of firms. (Bloom 4)
3

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate principles and concepts of economics and finance with other disciplines. (Bloom 4)
2
2
Define principles, concepts, methods and theories related with economics and finance. (Bloom 1)
2

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Interpret the charts and tables related to the field. (Bloom 2)
1

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the theoretical models of economic policies which have direct or indirect effects by using the facts and dynamics of the economic system.(Bloom 4)
2
2
Analyze economic and financial reports. ((bloom 4)
1
3
Use basic mathematics, statistics and econometric methods and tools to solve economic and financial problems. (Bloom 3)
1
4
Interpret the operation of current economic, political and social events by using institutional information related with Economics and Finance.(Bloom 2)
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Organize economic and financial activities in humanitarian and social terms with adherence to ethics. (Bloom 4).
3

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Develop a critical perspective on national and international economic, political, social, financial and development problems. (bloom 6)
0

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the agenda on economics, politics and social issues and improve himself/ herself. (bloom 6)
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze current issues and problems by using the structure and properties of Macro and Microeconomics and variables. (Bloom 4)
4
2
Evaluate the effectiveness of the general economic system and public policies and their effects on markets and basic economic variables.(Bloom 4)
5
3
Analyze the cause and effect relationships between the relevant economic variables. (Bloom 4)
3
4
Evaluate the expected trends and portfolio analyzes in interest and exchange rates within the framework of the general financial system. (Bloom 4)
4

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