Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
803002792012INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICSElective234
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to enable students to learn the basic concepts of economics in the media sector.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Öğr.Üyesi Çiğdem Dirik
Learning Outcomes
11-To have basic theoretical knowledge about economics
22- To be able to under standand interprete conomicproblems
33-To be able to follow the current national and international developments in economic issues
44-To be able to interpret the data related to economy
55- To be able to adapt some information about economy to daily life
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Basic concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Course Contents Lecture
1Definition of economics and famine Lecture
2Basic Problems of EconomicsLecture
3Economic SystemsLecture
4Basic concepts of economicsLecture
5Demand and Demand ElasticityLecture
6Supply and Supply FlexibilityLecture
7MidtermsExam
8National IncomeLecture
9Consumption Savings and InvestmentLecture
10Employment and Unemployment Lecture
11Economic Growth and Economic Development Lecture
12MoneyLecture
13Inflation Lecture
14General EvolotionLecture
15FinalExam
Recommended or Required Reading
Dinler Zeynel, İktisada Giriş, Ekin Kitabevi Yayınları, Bursa, 2007 Süar Tülay, Temel Ekonomi Bilgileri, Sancak Matbaası, İzmir, Pekin Tevfik ,Ekonomiye Giriş, Bilgehan Basımevi, İzmir, 1987 Üstünel Besim, Ekonominin Temelleri, Ankara, 1997 Ünlüören Kurban, Tayfun Ahmet, Ekonomiye Giriş, Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, Ankara, 2016 Gürler Z.Arslan, Şimşek Ergün, Onurlubaş Ebru, Makroekonomi, Ankara,Nobel Akademik Yayıncılık, 2013 Karakayalı Hüseyin, Ekonomi Kuramı,Emek Matbaacılık, Manisa,2004
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
Midterm Examination1100
SUM100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Examination1100
SUM100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
SUM100
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14114
Self Study7428
Individual Study for Mid term Examination9218
Individual Study for Final Examination10330
Reading7428
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
PO
1
PO
2
PO
3
PO
4
PO
5
PO
6
LO1  4   
LO2    3 
LO3    3 
LO4  3   
LO5      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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