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INTERNATIONAL TRADE BLOCKS AND TREATIES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UTI423 INTERNATIONAL TRADE BLOCKS AND TREATIES 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. KAMİL KAYA
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the underlying political and ideological reasons for the foundations of international trade blocks, analysis of management structure and activities of international trade blocks.
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include the underlying ideological and political reasons for the foundations of international trade blocks, League of Nations and United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organisation, Custom Tariffs and Treaty of Commerce, International Labour Organisation, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, G-8 and G-24, European Union and European Central Bank, North American Free Trade Area and Latin American Free Trade Area and Central American Common Market and Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation.

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

Contrast between underlying reasons for the foundations of trade organizations and differences between them
Examine factors bringing about regional trade blocking
Assess the development of regional trade blocking from past to present
Discuss the operation of international economic order

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 - Introduction -
2 - Description of Trading Block -
3 - Description of Trading Block -
4 - Purpose of the Trade Block -
5 - Purpose of the Trade Block -
6 - Free Trade Zones -
7 - Free Trade Zones -
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 - Customs union -
10 - Customs union -
11 - World Trade Blocks -
12 - World Trade Blocks -
13 - European Economic and Monetary Union -
14 - ASEAN -
15 - General Review -
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Dagdemir, U. E. (2016). Ekonomik Entegrasyon Teorisi: Geleneksel Yaklasımdan Yeni Yaklasimlara. 1st Edition, Eskisehir: Seckin Publications.
Seyidoglu, H. (2013). Uluslararası İktisat: Teori, Politika ve Uygulama. Enhanced 18th Edition, Istanbul: Guzem Can Publications.
Kucukahmetoglu, O. (2007). Ekonomik Entegrasyon: Kuresel ve Bolgesel Yaklasim. Editor: Osman Kucukahmetoglu, Hamza Cestepe, Sevket Tuyluoglu. Bursa: Ekin Press.
Erturk, E. (1993). Ekonomik Entegrasyon Teorisi ve Turkiye’nin Icinde Bulunduğu Entegrasyonlar. Ankara: Ezgi Bookstore Press.
World Trade Organization (2018). Regional Trade Agreements and the Multilateral Trading System. Rohini Acharya (Edt.). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
Şanlı , F. B. (2004). Küreselleşme Ve Ekonomik Entegrasyonlar: Doğu Anadolu Bölgesi Araştırmaları, ss.160-166.

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
Students define the concepts they learned and match them with their corresponding phenomena in the social world.
2
Students interpret concepts and theories taking into account their historical-cultural contexts.
3
Students compare sociological theories with reference to social problems.
4
Students distinguish the significance of ecological, social and economical sustainability for world’s future.
5
Students develop their knowledge on sustainability by the use of information and communication technologies.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students evaluate qualitative and quantitative data of sociological research studies.
2
Students analyse the complicated interactions between the social, cultural, political, economical and demographical phenomena of the global world.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students design a research by their acquired knowledge and experience.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research field study considering the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values.
2
Students efficiently apply the most suitable information and communication technologies in their studies.
3
Students use their knowledge on ecological, social and economical sustainability in all aspects of their lives.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students research on problems which reflect on their fields in the global world undergoing rapid and profound change.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.
2
Students develop their knowledge and skills within the frame of scientific, technological and current developments via adopting the principle of lifelong learning.
3
Students act ethically impartial in their research studies.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students criticize their advanced knowledge and skills in an analytical manner.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Students apply the principle of cultural relativity, scientific and ethical values with reference to sustainability throughout their studies in their careers.

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 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 4 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0