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CURRENT ISSUES IN THE WORLD ECONOMY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UIT405 CURRENT ISSUES IN THE WORLD 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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: The aim of this course is to enable students to gain the ability to understand and interpret the developments in the world economy by using current international socio-economic indicators. At the end of the course, students will be able to analyze the causes and results of current economic developments.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of this course include; global economic indicators, balance of payments and foreign trade deficit, financial crises, central banks, monetary policy and interest rates, globalization, unemployment and income distribution, inflation, international trade and emerging markets.

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

List the macroeconomic indicators of the world economy in order of importance. (Bloom 1)
Summarize the role of central banks in money and interest policies by giving examples of countries. (Bloom 2)
Interpret the developments in the world economy by using current international socio-economic indicators (Bloom 2)
Compare the risks in developing countries by placing them in order of importance (Bloom 2). (Bloom 2)
Analyze the world economy by using the relations between globalization and income distribution. (Bloom 4)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Creating the first impression in the student, preparing the presentation about the course content and methods Introduction to world economy Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
2 Literature research and course preparation Fundamentals of Economic Globalization -
3 Literature research and course preparation Global Economic Indicators and Analysis LLecture, Discussion, Assessmentecture, Discussion, Assessment
4 Literature research Literature research and course preparationand course preparation Globalization, Income Distribution and Employment Relationship Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
5 Literature research and course preparation Central Banks, Monetary and Interest Policies Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
6 Literature research and course preparation Central Banks, Monetary and Interest Policies Lecture, Discussion, Assessmentecture, Discussion, Assessment
7 Literature researLiterature research and course preparationch and course preparation International Capital Flows and Exchanges Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Literature research and course preparation International Trade and Exchange Rates Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
10 Literature research and course preparation Global Economic Crises Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
11 Literature research and course preparation Relationship between Growth and Welfare Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
12 Literature research and course preparation Current Developments in Developing Countries Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
13 Literature research and course preparation Current Developments in Asian, European and American Economies Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
14 Literature research and course preparation Student Presentations Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
15 Literature research and course preparation Student Presentations Lecture, Discussion, Assessment
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Karagül, M. (2017), Dünya Ekonomisi, Ankara: Nobel Yayıncılık
Roubini, N. (2017), Kriz Ekonomisi: Dünya Ekonomisinin Çöküşü ve Geleceği, İstanbul: Pegasus Yayınları
Acar, M. (2018), Güncel İktisadi Tartışmalar, (1. Baskı), Literatürk Academia
Marrewijk, C.V. (2002), International Trade and The World Economy, Oxford University Press

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 14 2 28
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 42 0 127
Total Workload of the Course Unit 127
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0