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EUROPEAN UNION AND REGIONAL INTEGRATIONS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY422 EUROPEAN UNION AND REGIONAL INTEGRATIONS 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 introduce the regional integration initiatives in the world, the economic impacts of regional integrations in the world economy and the economic, political and administrative structure of the European Union.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as regional integrations, international integrations (CUSFTA, NAFTA, LAFTA, CACM, EFTA, APEC, EU), Formation of the European Union, Institutional Structure of the European Union, Field of Duties and Common Policies of the European Union, Customs Union Agreement and Turkey, EU - Turkey Negotiations, Membership, EU - Turkey Relations in Recent Period.

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

Identify the international integrations (CUSFTA, NAFTA, LAFTA, CACM, EFTA, APEC, EU).
Explain the administrative and governing structures of the European Union.
Compare the economic and social effects of regional integrations arising from the dependency relations of national economies.
Analyze the process of EU integration.
Interpret the effects of integrations on world politics.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Regional Integrations Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
2 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Regional Integration Initiatives in America (CACM, CUSFTA) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
3 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Regional Integration Initiatives in America (LAFTA) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
4 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Regional Integration Initiatives in Asia (APEC) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
5 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Regional Integrations in Europe (EFTA) Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
6 Reading the related subject in the coursebook European Coal and Steel Community Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
7 Reading the related subject in the coursebook European Union Process Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Formation of the European Union Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
10 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Institutional Structure of the European Union Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
11 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Field of Duties and Common Policies of the European Union Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
12 Reading the related subject in the coursebook Customs Union Agreement and Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
13 Reading the related subject in the coursebook EU - Turkey Negotiations, Membership Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
14 Reading the related subject in the coursebook EU - Turkey Relations in Recent Period. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
15 Reading the related subject in the coursebook General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bakkalci, C. (2008). Kuresellesme, Bolgesel Entegrasyonlar, Ulkeler ustu Kurumlar, Entegrasyon Teorisi ve Avrupa Birligi, Nobel Publications, Ankara
Akcay B., Gocmen I. (2016), Avrupa Birligi - Tarihce, Teoriler, Kurumlar ve Politikalar, Seckin Publications, Ankara
Erik J., Anand M., and Stephen W. (2012), The Oxford Handbook of the European Union, (Online)

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 6 5 30
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 5 25
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 40 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0