GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (GEC) / GENERAL EDUCATION AT IUE

We believe that all Izmir University of Economics students should gain certain intellectual skills in order to recognize the depth of human knowledge and the responsibilities of concerned and engaged citizens of the world. General Education Courses (GEC) lie at the center of the intellectually transformative mission of IUE and aims to prepare students for meaningful lives of civic and ethical engagement in an ever-changing world. General Education, in essence, augments the specialized abilities students acquire in their departmental study and aims to produce practical wisdom: it asks IUE students to consider how they will best use their liberal arts and sciences educations in order to serve humanity.

This set of courses from across the spectrum of liberal arts and sciences transcends disciplinary boundaries, challenges students to make intellectual connections across various specializations, and explores fascinating social, cultural, scientific, and historical topics while encouraging critical thinking and ethical reasoning, and helping to understand the cultures and values that shape them.

To fulfill General Education requirements, students will take courses from these topical areas:

  • Mathematics and Computer Sciences (POOL 1)
  • Natural and Life Sciences (POOL 2)
  • Economics (POOL 3)
  • Humanities (POOL 4)
  • Art and Communication (POOL 5)
  • Ethics and Public Awareness (POOL 6)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (POOL 7)

 

POOL 003 - GEC-Social Sciences A: Economics
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
GEEC 201   Introduction to Business 3 0 3 6
GEEC 203   Principles of Economics 3 0 3 6
GEEC 204   Modern World Economy 3 0 3 6
GEEC 207   Economic History 3 0 3 6
GEEC 301   The Dynamics of Fashion Industry 2 2 3 4
POOL 005 - GEC- Social Sciences C: Arts and Communication
Code Pre. Course Name Theory App/Lab Local Credits ECTS
GEAR 203   Masterpieces in Music History 3 0 3 4
GEAR 206   Eras and Composers in Music 3 0 3 4
GEAR 211   Communication, Literature and Philosophy 3 0 3 5
GEAR 212   Basic Photography 2 2 3 6
GEAR 213   Art Movements and Artists of the 20th Century 3 0 3 4
GEAR 214   Presentation Skills in Communication 1 2 3 4
GEAR 220   Fine and Applied Arts from the Ottoman Era to Contemporary Turkey 3 0 3 4
GEAR 301   Introduction to Arts and Drawing 3 0 3 6
GEAR 302   World Museums 3 0 3 6
GEAR 303   Clothes in the Movies 2 2 3 4
GEAR 305   Turkish Cinema 3 0 3 4
GEAR 306   Hollywood Cinema 3 0 3 4
GEAR 307   Contemporary World Cinema 3 0 3 4
GEAR 308   Contemporary Debates and Practise in Photography 3 0 3 5
GEAR 309   Film Seminar: A Cinema in the Shade I 3 0 3 4
GEAR 310   Film Seminar: A Cinema in the Shade II 3 0 3 4
GEAR 322   Universal Design 3 0 3 4