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ECONOMIC INDICATORS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF360 ECONOMIC INDICATORS 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 enable the student to evaluate the economic performance of a country with basic indicators.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as Basic Economic Indicators, National Income, Economic Growth and Employment, Development Indicators, Balance of Payments and Current Deficit, Internal and External Debt / Public and Private Sector Debt.

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

Explain the economic problems faced by the economy. (2)
Describe basic economic indicators. (2)
Compare international economic indicators. (4)
List the objectives of economic indicators. (1)
Distinguish the functions of national income, economic growth and growth. (4)
Evaluate Economic Indicators according to their functional characteristics. (5)
Evaluate the economic performance of a country by using macro, micro and international economic indicators. (5)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Basic economic indicators Lecture & Question Answer
2 Reading National income, economic growth and employment Lecture & Question Answer
3 Reading Development indicators Lecture & Question Answer & Research
4 Reading Crisis and crisis indicators Lecture & Question Answer & Research
5 Reading Inflation and conjuncture fluctuate Lecture & Question Answer & Research
6 Reading Internal and external debt / Public and private sector debts Lecture & Question Answer & Research
7 Reading Prices, interest rates and hot money Lecture & Question Answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Budget and primary balance Lecture & Question Answer
10 Reading Interpretations on money and capital market indicators Lecture & Question Answer & Research & Problem Solving
11 Reading Currency and exchange rates Lecture & Question Answer & Research & Problem Solving
12 Reading Balance of payments and current account deficit Lecture & Question Answer & Research & Problem Solving
13 Reading Balance of foreign trade Lecture & Question Answer & Research & Problem Solving
14 Reading Stabilization policy Lecture & Question Answer & Research & Problem Solving
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question Answer & Research & Problem Solving
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Çepni, E. (2010). Ekonomik ve Finansal Gostergeler Rehberi
Gostergeler ne anlatir Turkiye icin Iktisadi Gostergeler Rehberi, Fatih Akyildiz, Istanbul Bilgi University
Akyuz, M. (2000). Gostergelerle Ekonomik durumun Izlenmesi. Marmara Universitesi Uluslararası Ekonomik Ilıskiler Arastirma ve Uygulama merkezi
Akyildiz, F.(1989). Gostergeler ne anlatir Turkiye icin Iktisadi Gostergeler Rehberi. Istanbul Bilgi University
Journal: Verilerin Dili: Ekonomiyi nasil okumaliyiz. Turkiye Bankalar birligi Baskanligi. TUIK Turkiye Istatistik Kurumu http://www.tuik.gov.tr

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 4 10 40
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 9 18
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 35 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0