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AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
EKF435 AGRICULTURAL 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: This course aims to provide the students with the ability to interpret the issue of self-sufficiency of a country in agricultural production from the perspective of agricultural production, natural resources, production factors, financing, national and international agricultural policies.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as basic concepts of agriculture, agriculture's contribution to the Turkish economy, agricultural production economy, agricultural policy, international agricultural policy, agricultural production factors, agricultural financing and credit, agricultural marketing and agricultural development.

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

Describe the basic economic concepts, principles and methods applied to agricultural sector.(2)
Describe agricultural policies.(2)
Compare the international agricultural policies.(4)
List the factors of agricultural production.(1)
Evaluate the functions of agricultural development tools.(5)
Evaluate agricultural policies according to their functional characteristics.(5)
Explain the contributions of agricultural policies to the Turkish economy.(2)

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction to Agricultural Economy Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
2 Reading Contribution of agriculture to Turkish economy Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
3 Reading Law of diminishing returns, replacement policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
4 Reading Company equilibrium in perfect competition, opportunity cost policies, equi-marginal income principle, relative advantage theory Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
5 Reading Definition, scope, objectives and tools in agricultural policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
6 Reading Support policy: features of supported products, price supporting methods, role of cooperatives in the determination of price Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
7 Reading Structural Policies: corporate reforms, credit policies, income policies, subventions, production, trade and educations policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading International Agricultural Policies Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
10 Reading Regional integrations Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
11 Reading Agricultural production factors Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
12 Reading Agricultural production factors Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
13 Reading Agricultural finance and credit Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
14 Reading History of T.R. Ziraat Bank, objectives and area of activity, agricultural credits of bank Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
15 Reading Agricultural marketing: definition of marketing, importance and scope of it, marketing approaches, main and assisted services of marketing Lecture & Question Answer & Analysis
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Zeynel Dinler, Z. (2014). Tarim Ekonomisi. Ekin Publications.
Gulten Kazgan, G. (2013). Tarim ve Gelisme. Istanbul Bilgi Uni. Publications 2nd Edition
Bahattin Cetin, B. (2013). Uygulamali tarim ekonomisi. Nobel Academic Publications. ISBN: 9786051335476 Tarim Ekonomisi 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