Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of the course is to learn some basic information about the EU, and to gain knowledge and skills to compare Turkish and EU’s agriculture and agricultural policies.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. F. Akın OLGUN - Prof. Dr. Ferruh IŞIN
Learning Outcomes
1Understand the importance of international economic integration
2Understand the theory of international integration and interpret current developments
3Understand the structure and institutions of the EU
4Analyze and interpret the agricultural structure and agricultural policies in Turkey and the EU
5Analyze the possible effects of Turkey s EU accession on the agricultural sector
6Experience in writing term papers and to search, analyze and synthesize on the relation between Turkey and the EU.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The concept and stages of economic integration Establishment and development of the EU Bodies of the European Union The EU Common Policies, The EU Common Agricultural Policy, Turkey- European Union Relations, Effects of the Customs Union and Results Structure of the Agricultural Sector in Turkey and the EU, Agricultural policies in Turkey and European Union, EU-Turkey Customs Union Agreement, Harmonization of Agriculture and Agricultural Policy in Turkey
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Course content, justification, presentation of resourcespracticals related to subject
2The concept and stages of economic integrationpracticals related to subject
3Customs union theory and analysis of static and dynamic effectspracticals related to subject
4The concept of economic integration, the establishment and development of the European Unionpracticals related to subject
5EU institutions and their functions; European Summit, the Commission, Council, Parliamentpracticals related to subject
6EU institutions and their functions; The Court of Justice, Court of Auditors, European Investment Bank, European Central Bank and counseling institutionspracticals related to subject
7EU policiespracticals related to subject
9The establishment of the EU common agricultural policy, development, applications and recent developmentspracticals related to subject
10Turkey- European Union Relationspracticals related to subject
11Customs Union between Turkey and the EU and its effects practicals related to subject
12Turkey-EU relations in the recent period, nomination process, negotiation process and agriculturepracticals related to subject
13Structure of the Agricultural Sector in Turkey and the EUpracticals related to subject
14Agricultural policies in Turkey and European Unionpracticals related to subject
15Agriculture and agricultural policy in Turkey's EU accession process and compliance issues that may arise and harmonizationpracticals related to subject
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbooks: Olgun, Akın, Ferruh Işın, EU and Turkey in terms of Agricultural Policy and Agriculture, Texbook, E.U. Faculty of Agriculture Publication No: 535, Bornova – İzmir. Seyidoğlu, Halil, International Economics, Güzem Publications, İstanbul, 2007 İyibozkurt, Erol, International Economics, Ezgi Publications, Bursa, 2001. Karluk, Rıdvan, International Economics, Beta Publications, İstanbul, 2009. Karluk, Rıdvan, International Economical, Financail and Political Institutions, Turhan Publications, Ankara, 2002. ERTÜRK Emin, Theories of Economic Integration and Turkey, Ezgi Publications, Bursa 1993. KARLUK Rıdvan, EU and Turkey, İMKB Publications, İstanbul 1996.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation188
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO131  55
LO23   55
LO33   55
LO43   55
LO53   55
LO63   55
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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