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INFORMATION ECONOMICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF434 INFORMATION 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

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the student with the competence to analyze the effects of scientific knowledge production and R&D activities in a country on the competitive advantage and economic growth.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as definition, properties, measurement and economic effects of knowledge economy, Education, R&D.

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

Explain the features of knowledge economy. (2)
Interpret the principles and concepts of Knowledge Society. (4)
Interpret the relationship between knowledge economy and competition, R&D and education. (4)
Analyze the economic effects of knowledge. (4)
Analyze how the knowledge economy is measured. (4)
Compare the differences and similarities between knowledge economy and other economic units. (4)
Interpret the Turkey's position and importance in Knowledge Economy. (4)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction to basic principles and concepts in Knowledge Society Lecture & Question Answer & Research
2 Reading Description, Functions and History of Knowledge Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Research
3 Reading Access and Usage of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
4 Reading Globalization of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
5 Reading Externalities of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
6 Reading Measuring Knowledge Economy, The Transition Period of Turkey to Knowledge Society Lecture & Question Answer & Research
7 Reading Economic Effects of Knowledge Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Research
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Competition in Knowledge Economy, Market and Research-Development Lecture & Question Answer & Research
10 Reading Knowledge Economy and Education Lecture & Question Answer & Research
11 Reading Concepts in Knowledge Economy and Their Relations with Economy (Innovation, Human Market, E-commerce/ E-government ) Lecture & Question Answer & Research
12 Reading Schumpeter Hypothesis Lecture & Question Answer & Research
13 Reading Knowledge-based Growth Models Lecture & Question Answer & Research
14 Reading Knowledge-based Growth Models Lecture & Question Answer & Research
15 Reading Change in the Production Style in Knowledge Economy (Industry 4:0/ Industry 4:0/ Agriculture 4:0) Lecture & Question Answer & Research
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Anadolu University, (2013). Bilgi Ekonomisi. Ankara
Soylemez, A. (2013). Yenilik Ekonomisi.
Dergi: Bilgi Ekonomisi ve Yonetimi Journal

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