Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703002372007INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMYElective232
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Assertion of where and in which way the economic activities have developed; where and in which way agriculture has emerged; the impacts of agricultural production on humans’ cultural / economical / political structures; how, where and why the industrial revolution has emerged; the main economic systems on the world and their basic principles are the main objectives of the course
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Mustafa MUTLUER
Learning Outcomes
1To comprehend and analyze the development of economic activities from the Neolithic Age up to present
2To comprehend and analyze the rise of the Industrial Revolution and its diffusion
3To comprehend and analyze the economic development levels
4To comprehend and analyze the impacts of the USA and the USSR to world economy and the rise of SE Asian economies
5To comprehend and analyze economic globalization and new world’s economic system
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Assertion of where and in which way the economic activities have developed; where and in which way agriculture has emerged; the impacts of agricultural production on humans’ cultural / economical / political structures; how, where and why the industrial revolution has emerged; the main economic systems on the world and their basic principles are the main objectives of the course
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Social and Economic Life in the Ice Age and the Neolithic Age Discussions
1Capitalist and Socialist EconomiesDiscussions
2Theoritical Economic LevelsDiscussions
3Industrual Revolution: Reasons and ResultsDiscussions
4Diffusion of the Industrial RevolutionDiscussions
5World's Economic Condition During Inter World Wars PeriodDiscussions
6General Features of the Socialist Economic Model (1917 Revolution)Discussions
7The Great Depression of 1929Discussions
8New Economic Powers after World War II (IMF, COMECON, World Bank, OECD, EU etc.) and the emergence of less developed countries and its reasonsDiscussions
9Two Super Powers After World War II (USA & USSR) and their economiesDiscussions
10The Collapse of the USSR: Reasons and ResultsDiscussions
11Midterm Exam
12The Emergence of Economic Development of SE AsiaDiscussions
13Globalization and Economic OrderDiscussions
14General EvaluationDiscussions
15Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
KUYUCUKLU, Nazif, İktisadi Olaylar Tarihi, İstanbul Üniversitesi Yay. No. 2902, 1982 GÜVENÇ, Bozkurt, İnsan ve Kültür, Remzi Kitabevi, 6. Basım, İstanbul, 1994 PAMUK, Şevket, 100 Soruda Osmanlı-Türkiye İktisat Tarihi 1500-1914, Gerçek Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1988 TALAS, Cahit, Ekonomik Sistemler, 5. Basım, İmge Kitabevi, Ankara, 1999 TÜMERTEKİN, Erol / ÖZGÜÇ, Nazmiye, Ekonomik Coğrafya Küreselleşme ve Kalkınma, Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul 1999 HOBSBAWM, E.J., Sanayi ve İmparatorluk, Dost Kitabevi, Ankara, 1998
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
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11818
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)60
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO23      4  2  
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LO44      4  4  
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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