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INTERNATIONAL TRADE BLOCKS AND TREATIES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UTI423 INTERNATIONAL TRADE BLOCKS AND TREATIES 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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the underlying political and ideological reasons for the foundations of international trade blocks, analysis of management structure and activities of international trade blocks.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the underlying ideological and political reasons for the foundations of international trade blocks, League of Nations and United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, Custom Tariffs and Treaty of Commerce, International Labour Organisation, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, G-8 and G-24, European Union and European Central Bank, North American Free Trade Area and Latin American Free Trade Area and Central American Common Market and Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation.

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

Contrast between underlying reasons for the foundations of trade organizations and differences between them
Examine factors bringing about regional trade blocking
Assess the development of regional trade blocking from past to present
Discuss the operation of international economic order

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction -
2 - Description of Trading Block -
3 - Description of Trading Block -
4 - Purpose of the Trade Block -
5 - Purpose of the Trade Block -
6 - Free Trade Zones -
7 - Free Trade Zones -
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 - Customs union -
10 - Customs union -
11 - World Trade Blocks -
12 - World Trade Blocks -
13 - European Economic and Monetary Union -
14 - ASEAN -
15 - General Review -
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Dagdemir, U. E. (2016). Ekonomik Entegrasyon Teorisi: Geleneksel Yaklasımdan Yeni Yaklasimlara. 1st Edition, Eskisehir: Seckin Publications.
Seyidoglu, H. (2013). Uluslararası İktisat: Teori, Politika ve Uygulama. Enhanced 18th Edition, Istanbul: Guzem Can Publications.
Kucukahmetoglu, O. (2007). Ekonomik Entegrasyon: Kuresel ve Bolgesel Yaklasim. Editor: Osman Kucukahmetoglu, Hamza Cestepe, Sevket Tuyluoglu. Bursa: Ekin Press.
Erturk, E. (1993). Ekonomik Entegrasyon Teorisi ve Turkiye’nin Icinde Bulunduğu Entegrasyonlar. Ankara: Ezgi Bookstore Press.
World Trade Organization (2018). Regional Trade Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System. Rohini Acharya (Edt.). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Şanlı , F. B. (2004). Küreselleşme Ve Ekonomik Entegrasyonlar: Doğu Anadolu Bölgesi Araştırmaları, ss.160-166.

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 basic concepts of economics, administrative and human sciences.
2
Summarize the basic communication theories with information about the field of Radio Television and Cinema.
3
Communicate and explain the current information about communication with communication theories.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the knowledge and facts in the field of communication with other areas of social sciences such as law, philosophy, economics, politics, and sociology.
2
Explain the structure and operation of the radio, television and cinema industries and use this information in their professional life.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Using the data sources published in his / her field effectively, he /she conduct research and use the results in his / her studies.
2
Analyze the international media structures and choose the media structure that is appropriate for his/her community.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Analyze and evaluate social events at national and international level through media practices.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Apply his / her knowledge about media management and organization in his / her professional life.
2
Propose individual or team solutions for any problems in professional applications and production.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the developments in the field of communication, the studies related to the field and the mass media tools, and critically discuss the acquired knowledge.
2
Critically interpret the economic, political and sociological dimensions of the media.
3
Recognize universal norms of law and evaluate existing structures in the field of communication in the context of communication law and communication ethics and apply these gains throughout life.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Conduct literature research in a foreign language related to his/her field.
2
Prepare presentations for the film festival in Turkey and abroad, media organizations and communication symposia by using the communication skills.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Defend scientific, social and ethical values in his / her field studies.
2
Create film history, script, fiction, audio and video techniques knowledge and designs short or feature film stages.

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