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INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ECF218 INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY 4 2 2 2

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Compulsory
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Blended (Face to face & Distance Learning)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. YEŞİM KOÇYİĞİT
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: Objective of the course is the need for environmental and community-focused activities is fundamental motivation in order to be able to overcome the damage created by decision-makers' profit-oriented policies and practices on the nature and social layers. The course aims to provide students with the ability to compare sustainability policies and develop new policies by bringing environmental and economic development practices to life with political and managerial approaches.
Contents of the Course Unit: The contents of the course include; historical and theoretical framework of the concept of sustainability, environmental externalities and market disruptions; focusing on the conceptual and theoretical background, a comparative evaluation of the sustainability policies in the world and Turkey; interpretation of industrial ecology and numerical representations of the green economy; and the analysis of the relevance of sustainability to justice and prosperity.

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

Explain the need for sustainability in the context of environmental externalities and market disruptions.
List the historical development and critical points of sustainability activities periodically.
Explain theories of environmental sustainability and sustainable development with the help of economic and social indicators.
Decide by comparing real life practices to ensure environmental sustainability in the industrial process.
Analyze economic indicators of brown-green areas.
Discuss the relationship between environmental justice and welfare concepts and the politics that can be applied are discussed in light of different assumptions and hypotheses.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Book Reading Historical Development of Sustainability Lecture, question-response discussion method
2 Book Reading Importance of Sustainability Under Current Conditions and Its Scope Lecture, question-response discussion method
3 Book Reading Introduction to Environmental Sustainability Lecture, question-response discussion method
4 Book Reading Environmental Externalities and Market Disruptions Lecture, question-response discussion method
5 Book Reading Sustainable Development Theory Lecture, question-response discussion method
6 Book Reading On Environment and Development: "Environmental Kuznets Curve" Lecture, question-response discussion method
7 Book Reading Relation Between Environmental Sustainability and Crisis Lecture, question-response discussion method
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Book Reading Industrial Ecology and Green Development Lecture, question-response discussion method
10 Book Reading Brown-Green Areas, Economy Based Indicators and Analyzes Lecture, question-response discussion method
11 Book Reading Renewable Energy Lecture, question-response discussion method
12 Book Reading Relation of Sustainability with Technology and Education Lecture, question-response discussion method
13 Book Reading Relation Between Sustainability, Environmental Justice and Welfare Lecture, question-response discussion method
14 Book Reading Green Economy Applications in World and in Turkey that Support Sustainability Lecture, question-response discussion method
15 Book Reading General review Lecture, question-response discussion method
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Tekeli, İ. ve Ataöv, A. (2017). Sürdürülebilir Toplum ve Yapılı Çevre. 1. Baskı. İstanbul: İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi.
Gümüşoğlu, Ş. (2016). Dünya Klasmanında Sürdürülebilir Üretim. 1. Baskı. İstanbul: Beta Basım Yayım.
Fisk, P. (2011). Sürdürülebilir Büyüme: İnsanlar, Gezegen ve Kâr. 1. Baskı. İstanbul: Mediacat Kitapları.

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
Define the theories, concepts and principles of the basic and sub-fields of business.
2
2
Explain business functions and processes based on current scientific sources.
2

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate internationally valid business cases with the theories and concepts of other social sciences.
3

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the current events and facts in his / her field analytically and systematically based on advanced knowledge and skills he / she has.
2

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Use the theoretical and factual knowledge in business for occupational practices.
2
2
Solve individual and organizational problems in business life.
2
3
Use computer programs (SPSS, R, Excel, Stata) efficiently against the complex business problems.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Plan research and work using knowledge and skills gained in the field of business.
2
2
Organize the activities for organizational goals and purposes independently.
2

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Criticize advanced knowledge and skills in the field with a critical approach.
3
2
Develop the existing knowledge and skills with a critical point of view under the impact of scientific, technological and current developments.
4

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Express his/her knowledge, thoughts and solutions on business to related stakeholders in written and verbal ways.
3
2
Use the information and communication technology software and equipment required for business.
1

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply the social, scientific, cultural and ethical values at the stages of collection of data, their implementation, interpretation and announcement of results in the field of business.
4
2
Relate the concepts of social rights, occupational safety, employee health, quality management and sustainability with the cases in business life.
3

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 1 14
Preliminary & Further Study 13 1 13
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 2 2
Preparation for the Final Exam 7 2 14
Mid-Term Exam 1 2 2
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 1 5
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 50
Total Workload of the Course Unit 50
Workload (h) / 25.5 2
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 2,0