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SUSTAINABLE URBAN SERVICES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
SKY426 SUSTAINABLE URBAN SERVICES 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 examine the change in sustainability by urban management policies along with the process of implementation of basic urban services.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects such as concepts of urban and urbanization, concept of sustainability, integration of City concept and sustainability, problems arising from urbanization process (i.e. population, ecological problems, housing and settling), the rise and acceptance of healthy and sustainable city concept, urbanization process and its problems in Turkey, Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Planning Studies, Legal Implementation Tools of Urban Planning, Settlement Problems, Public Service and Housing, the Relationship between Housing and Urbanization, Security of Urban, Urbanite Rights, comparison of urban services developed with sustainability perception in the world and in Turkey.

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

Recall the basic values of the concept of sustainability.
Compare the urban services developed with sustainability perception in the world and in Turkey.
Summarize the urban sustainability approach along with basic facts as in population, natural resources, ecological problems, housing settlement, site and water.
Evaluate the healthy cities and rational settlement policies among the most important factors for sustainable management.
Define sustainable and inhabitable healthy cities and discuss their advantages.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction to the Course and the Syllabus Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
2 Reading Concepts of Urban and Urbanization and City Services Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
3 Reading Rise and Development of the sustainability concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
4 Reading Integration of City Concept and Sense of Sustainability Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
5 Reading Problems Arising from Urbanization Process; Migration Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
6 Reading Problems Arising from Urbanization Process; Population, Ecological Problems, Housing and Settling etc. Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
7 Reading The Rise and Acceptance of Healthy and Sustainable City Concept Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Urbanization Process in Turkey and Its Results Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
10 Reading Urban and Regional Planning Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
11 Reading City Planning Works, Legal Implementation Tools of Urban Planning Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
12 Reading Settlement Problems, Public Service and Housing, the Relationship between Housing and Urbanization Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
13 Reading Security of Urban, Urbanite Rights Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
14 Reading Comparison of Urban Services Developed With Sustainability Perception in the World and in Turkey Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
15 Reading General Evaluation Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion & Research & Group Work
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Toprak, Z. (2008). Kent Yonetimi ve Politikasi. Izmir: Birlesik Publications
Report of The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio Declaration, 3-14 June 1992).
Keles, R. ve Hamamci, C. (2009). Cevre Politikasi. Ankara: Imge

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 14 2 28
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 5 20
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 2 5 10
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0