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MARITIME TRADE LAW PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ILT324 MARITIME TRADE LAW 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
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 Live (Online)
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. ŞENOL DURGUN
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the general principles and theories of maritime law in accordance with international developments.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the subjects as in ship, flag, ship register, ship ownership, ship mortgage, operation of the ship, equipping and operating concepts, equipment subsidiary, building partnership, captain, ship man, freight contract and its types and rights and obligations of the parties, documents in freight contracts, compulsory execution in sea law concepts and issues as in transfer of ship ownership, rescue in sea accidents, collision, dispatch, assistance, general average, lay time and demurrage, passenger carriage contracts, loading, unloading and delivery in overseas sales contracts.

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

Analyze the application areas of marine law.
Analyze collision, rescue, assistance and general advantage by giving samples.
Analyze the legislation regarding the responsibility of the carrier.
Analyze the types of freight contract.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Ship (Concepts, Types, Provisions It is Subject To, Its Legal Nature) Lecture & Question and Answer
2 Reading Identity of the Ship (Title, Mark, Port of Registry, Tonnage, Nationality) Lecture & Question and Answer
3 Reading Ship Registry, Structure Registry, International Turkish Ship Registry Lecture & Question and Answer
4 Reading Board Document Lecture & Question and Answer
5 Reading Ship’s Property - Right of Mortgage on the Ship (Marine Loan and Mortgage of Ship) – Usufruct on the Ship Lecture & Question and Answer
6 Reading Shipper (Concept, Disponent Owner) – Shipper’s Liability (Loan and Liability Concepts – Liability of, Liability with, Liabilities Resulting from Actions of Workers Employed by the Shipper, Limited Liability) Lecture & Question and Answer
7 Reading 1976 London Convention Regarding Limitation of Liabilities Held by the Shipper Lecture & Question and Answer
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Association of Shipowners Lecture & Question and Answer
10 Reading Captain (Duties and Authorities, Responsibilities, Rights) Lecture & Question and Answer
11 Reading Freight Contract (Concepts, Types, Legal Nature, Contractual) – Essential and Secondary Freight Contracts – Fulfilling the Freight Contract (Loading, trip, unloading, delivery) Lecture & Question and Answer
12 Reading Bill of Lading (Concepts, Types, Content, Clauses, Relation of It with Freight Contract, Demand Right of the Holder for the Delivery of the Load, Right of Disposition of the Agent on the Load, Liability of the Holder for the Wrong Disposition as a Faulty, Real Provision) Lecture & Question and Answer
13 Reading Overseas Sales Contracts. (CIF, FOB, C&F, FAS) Lecture & Question and Answer
14 Reading Liability of the Holder (in general, liability for the loss and damage of the load, liability for the unsuitability at the beginning, liability for the duty of care for the load, mandatory quality of liability provisions, irresponsibility conditions, foreclosure and period of limitation, tortious liability, liability on -) Lecture & Question and Answer
15 Reading Examining Maritime Provisions of Turkish Code of Commerce (Amendment in the current provision of law) Lecture & Question and Answer
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Sheppard A.M. (2013), Modern Maritime Law Volume I: Jurisdiction and Risks 3rd ed, UK: Informa Law from Routledge
Liu, C. (2009), Maritime Transport Services in the Law of the Sea and the World Trade Organization, Peter Lang
Goldby M.,(2013), Electronic Documents in Maritime Trade: Law and Practice Oxford

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 theoretical, political, economic and administrative theories used in the field of Political Science and International Relations.
2
Explain the political history, political ideas, intellectual accumulation of understanding international relations and the way that the history of diplomacy has passed from past to present.
3
List the norms of universal law and human rights, the principles of the modern legal system, the names of modern bureaucratic and administrative structures.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the Turkish state tradition, the influence of Islam, the accumulation of political thought and its historical background, and compare this accumulation with the current approaches.
2
Evaluate the chronological development of relations between political and diplomatic developments and political / diplomatic facts / events / ideas / actors from past to present.
3
Analyze the structure and functioning of actors, organizations and organizations that determine international relations.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
In the light of current theoretical debates, apply relevant concepts to current political and international developments.
2
Evaluate the Turkish political tradition, developments with the Turkic community.
3
Use information on the field when comparing the administrative structures of different countries and their diplomatic traditions.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Formulate the current political developments, developments and arrangements in international relations in the historical and theoretical accumulation.
2
Analyze the functioning of modern political regimes in the light of political and public bureaucratic structures, regulations and developments.
3
Examine and analyze current political developments in the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia, North Africa and the Caucasus in terms of both Turkish political history and international relations discipline.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
To conduct a field-specific study individually and to complete it with discipline and responsibility.
2
To assume duties and responsibilities in a team work as leader or team member and to fulfil them flawlessly.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the political and administrative developments in the international political system and the bureaucratic organizations operating in this system.
2
Examine the international problems and conflicts, and the problems in the field of administration and politics in detail.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Follow the current developments in the field of Political Science and International Relations and collaborate with leading names in the field.
2
Examine and analyze academic resources and the written and oral studies on the political developments in the region and the world, especially in the Middle East.
3
Debate in the field of political science and public administration with different target groups in multicultural environments.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
With the current historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, suggest sustainable, organizational and administrative arrangements aimed at meeting specific goals and solving certain problems.
2
To follow latest developments in the field and direct personal studies accordingly within the framework of the lifelong learning principle.Using the theoretical, economic, political and managerial knowledge, and produce reports on current developments, conflicts and agreements in geography related to world politics and especially in the Middle East.
3
Construct arguments on the current developments in Turkish politics in the light of the laws, regulations, and the important changes in the constitution and administrative law that determine Turkish political life and foreign relations.

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 3 39
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 4 28
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 3 15
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 126
Total Workload of the Course Unit 126
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0