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ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF356 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY 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 Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
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 evaluate policies, instruments, legislation and regulations developed for a sustainable environment and economic growth in the perspective of environmental problems as a result of economic activities.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as exogeneity, policy instruments, Environmental Indicators, Management of water and energy, sustainable environmental management.

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

Describe the principles and concepts of environmental economics. (2)
Explain the objectives of environmental policies. (2)
Describe the policy instruments at the core of environmental sustainability.(2)
Compare the main causes of environmental problems.(4)
Analyze the social and economic effects of environmental economics. (4)
Evaluate the differences of sustainable environmental management between countries. (5)
Solve the environmental problems. (3)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Activity in the Market and Natural Resource Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Research
2 Reading Exteriority in Production and Consumption; Market Failures and Politics and Policy Instruments Lecture & Question Answer & Research
3 Reading Policy Instruments Policy Instruments; Taxes, Incentives and Hand Changeable Permissions Lecture & Question Answer & Research
4 Reading Property Rights, Pigou Taxes Lecture & Question Answer & Research
5 Reading Public Property Lecture & Question Answer & Research
6 Reading Environment Policies Lecture & Question Answer & Research
7 Reading Consumable and Renewable Energy Sources Lecture & Question Answer & Research
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Environmental Indicator, Environment Quality and Main Environmental Problems Lecture & Question Answer & Research
10 Reading Water and Energy Management and Quality Policies Lecture & Question Answer & Research
11 Reading Waste Management: Collecting and Recovery Systems Lecture & Question Answer & Research
12 Reading Environment and Development: Environmental Kuznets Curves Lecture & Question Answer & Research
13 Reading Environment, Development and Sustainability Lecture & Question Answer & Research
14 Reading National and International Environment Protection Regulation, Organization and Arrangements Lecture & Question Answer & Research
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question Answer & Research
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Inancli, S.(2018). Ulusal ve Uluslararasi Boyutta Cevre Ekonomisi: Kavram-Politika-Uygulama. Seckin Publications
Gunsoy, G., Ozcan Dagdemir (2007). Dogal Kaynaklar ve Cevre Ekonomisi. Anadolu University Publications
Durman M., Huseyin Onder.(2016) Dogal Kaynaklar ve Cevre Ekonomisi. Ekin Publications
Lewis L. and T. Tietenberg(2013). Environmental Economics and Policy. Pearson Education Limited.

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
Describe basic communication theories with the knowledge gained in public relations and publicity.
2
List the main features of communication in items.
3
Interpret the basic characteristics of communication and create a creative solution to ensure reconciliation in an existing communication problem.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the basic information in the field of Public Relations and Publicity in interdisciplinary studies.
2
Evaluate the knowledge related to social and natural sciences and produce projects in professional life.
3
Tell the basic concepts of public relations and advertising in detail.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level in the light of current debates.
2
Use the leadership, communication and presentation skills in occupational events.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the innovations in the field of communication and important written and oral communication tools related to the field.
2
Write press releases for the purpose of introducing the institution he/she works at or owns.
3
Create communication programs within the public relations and advertising campaign.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use published domestic and foreign data sources related to public relations and advertising in the field of communication and communication area in his / her own works such as articles and projects.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate the planning processes of past communication programs, public relations and advertising practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use communication techniques in the right place, environment and time.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan communication programs in the awareness of ethical values in the professional work.

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