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PUBLIC ECONOMICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UTI313 PUBLIC 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 introduce content and definition of revenue and expenditure items, budgetary surplus and budget deficit concepts and practices in fiscal policy.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include a general view on public economy, historical and analytic process of public economy discipline, structure, combination and size of public sector, public expenditures, public revenues, operation model of market economy, efficiency and justice concepts in economy, efficiency in resource allocation, measuring social benefit and costs, market distortions and role of the state, interference to the market economy by the state, externalities, public goods theories, public goods pricing theories, natural monopolies, regulation and privatization, income distribution in economy and redistribution of income-wealth policies, macroeconomic stability, cost-benefit analysis, public choice theories and justice and efficiency in taxation.

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

Explain the role of the state in the market economy from perspectives of several economy colleges
List revenue and expenditure items of the state in accordance with their materiality level.
Compare direct and indirect tax practices over several states’ economies.
Examine budget surplus and budget deficit calculations over submitted statistical examples
Analyse public policies of developed and developing countries, realized in accordance with basic economic indicators

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading A General View on Public Economy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Historical and Analytic Process of Public Economy Discipline Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Structure, Combination and Size of Public Sector, Public Expenditures; Public Revenues Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Operation Model of Market Economy, Efficiency and Justice Concepts in Economy, Efficiency in Resource Allocation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Measuring Social Benefit and Costs Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Market Distortions and Role of The State, Interference to The Market Economy by The State Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Externalities Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Public Goods Theories, Public Goods Pricing Theories, Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Natural Monopolies, Regulation and Privatization Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Income Distribution in Economy and Redistribution of Income-Wealth Policies, Macroeconomic Stability Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Cost-Benefit Analysis Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading Public Choice Theories Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Justice and Efficiency in Taxation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Sener, O. (2016). Kamu Ekonomisi. 13th Edition, Istanbul: Beta Publications.
Egilmez, M. (2016). Kamu Maliyesi. 2nd Editon, Istanbul: Remzi Bookstore.
Kirmanoglu, H. (2014). Kamu Ekonomisi Analizi. 5th Edition, Istanbul: Beta Publications.
Unsal, E. (2012). Mikro Iktisat. 9th Edition, Ankara: Imaj Publications.
Kaplow, L. (2010). The Theory of Taxation and Public Economics. New Jersey, United States: Princeton University Press.
Kargı, V. Ve Yüksel, C. (2010). Çevresel Dışsallıklarda Kamu Ekonomisi Çözümleri. Maliye Dergisi, s. 159.

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 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 4 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0