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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 Assoc.Prof.Dr. ŞÜKRAN GÜZİN ILICAK AYDINALP
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
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