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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF435 AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY 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 students with the ability to interpret the issue of self-sufficiency of a country in agricultural production from the perspective of agricultural production, natural resources, production factors, financing, national and international agricultural policies.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as basic concepts of agriculture, agriculture's contribution to the Turkish economy, agricultural production economy, agricultural policy, international agricultural policy, agricultural production factors, agricultural financing and credit, agricultural marketing and agricultural development.

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

Describe the basic economic concepts, principles and methods applied to agricultural sector.(2)
Describe agricultural policies.(2)
Compare the international agricultural policies.(4)
List the factors of agricultural production.(1)
Evaluate the functions of agricultural development tools.(5)
Evaluate agricultural policies according to their functional characteristics.(5)
Explain the contributions of agricultural policies to the Turkish economy.(2)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction to Agricultural Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
2 Reading Contribution of agriculture to Turkish economy Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
3 Reading Law of diminishing returns, replacement policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
4 Reading Company equilibrium in perfect competition, opportunity cost policies, equi-marginal income principle, relative advantage theory Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
5 Reading Definition, scope, objectives and tools in agricultural policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
6 Reading Support policy: features of supported products, price supporting methods, role of cooperatives in the determination of price Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
7 Reading Structural Policies: corporate reforms, credit policies, income policies, subventions, production, trade and educations policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading International Agricultural Policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
10 Reading Regional integrations Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
11 Reading Agricultural production factors Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
12 Reading Agricultural production factors Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
13 Reading Agricultural finance and credit Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
14 Reading History of T.R. Ziraat Bank, objectives and area of activity, agricultural credits of bank Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
15 Reading Agricultural marketing: definition of marketing, importance and scope of it, marketing approaches, main and assisted services of marketing Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Zeynel Dinler, Z. (2014). Tarim Ekonomisi. Ekin Publications.
Gulten Kazgan, G. (2013). Tarim ve Gelisme. Istanbul Bilgi Uni. Publications 2nd Edition
Bahattin Cetin, B. (2013). Uygulamali tarim ekonomisi. Nobel Academic Publications. ISBN: 9786051335476 Tarim Ekonomisi 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