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INFORMATION ECONOMICS PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF434 INFORMATION 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 Prof.Dr. SACİDE VURAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to provide the student with the competence to analyze the effects of scientific knowledge production and R&D activities in a country on the competitive advantage and economic growth.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as definition, properties, measurement and economic effects of knowledge economy, Education, R&D.

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

Explain the features of knowledge economy. (2)
Interpret the principles and concepts of Knowledge Society. (4)
Interpret the relationship between knowledge economy and competition, R&D and education. (4)
Analyze the economic effects of knowledge. (4)
Analyze how the knowledge economy is measured. (4)
Compare the differences and similarities between knowledge economy and other economic units. (4)
Interpret the Turkey's position and importance in Knowledge Economy. (4)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction to basic principles and concepts in Knowledge Society Lecture & Question Answer & Research
2 Reading Description, Functions and History of Knowledge Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Research
3 Reading Access and Usage of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
4 Reading Globalization of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
5 Reading Externalities of Knowledge Lecture & Question Answer & Research
6 Reading Measuring Knowledge Economy, The Transition Period of Turkey to Knowledge Society Lecture & Question Answer & Research
7 Reading Economic Effects of Knowledge Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Research
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Competition in Knowledge Economy, Market and Research-Development Lecture & Question Answer & Research
10 Reading Knowledge Economy and Education Lecture & Question Answer & Research
11 Reading Concepts in Knowledge Economy and Their Relations with Economy (Innovation, Human Market, E-commerce/ E-government ) Lecture & Question Answer & Research
12 Reading Schumpeter Hypothesis Lecture & Question Answer & Research
13 Reading Knowledge-based Growth Models Lecture & Question Answer & Research
14 Reading Knowledge-based Growth Models Lecture & Question Answer & Research
15 Reading Change in the Production Style in Knowledge Economy (Industry 4:0/ Industry 4:0/ Agriculture 4:0) Lecture & Question Answer & Research
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Anadolu University, (2013). Bilgi Ekonomisi. Ankara
Soylemez, A. (2013). Yenilik Ekonomisi.
Dergi: Bilgi Ekonomisi ve Yonetimi Journal

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