GEEC 204 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Modern World Economy
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEEC 204
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
Course Level
First Cycle
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to offer a basic analytical approach to the students, who do not necessarily have a prior theoretical background in this area, so that they can understand and follow the economic developments both in the World and Turkey. In that context, students will learn the essential economic concepts and be able to see how and where these concepts are utilized. Meanwhile, the students will be exposed to the economic approaches centered on those concepts and find out how these approaches deal with the current economic issues and globalization process. Another objective of this course is to understand the main strategies developed by the decision makers and policy makers at various levels facing global economic problem
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn the essential economic concepts such as national income, unemployment, inflation, interest rate, exchange rate
  • Assess economic performance of countries through essential economic concepts and to make international comparisons
  • Evaluate how emerging markets have been affected by globalization
  • Observe the link between real and financial economic activity
  • Examine how policy makers particularly in emerging markets can cope with the developments in global markets
Course Content

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and Essential Economic Concepts
2 Essential Economic Concepts
3 Essential Economic Concepts
4 Globalization: Economic Processes and Institutions
5 Globalization: Economic Processes and Institutions
6 First Midterm
7 Global Financial Integration
8 Emerging Markets
9 Core Countries
10 Turkey
11 Second Midterm
12 Presentations of the term projects
13 Presentations of the term projects
14 Review of the Semester
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

There is no textbook for this unit. Lecture notes will be provided.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
1
10
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
30
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
26
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
Final Exam
1
30
    Total
104

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To have adequate knowledge in Mathematics, Science, Computer Science and Software Engineering; to be able to use theoretical and applied information in these areas on complex engineering problems.

2

To be able to identify, define, formulate, and solve complex Software Engineering problems; to be able to select and apply proper analysis and modeling methods for this purpose.

3

To be able to design, implement, verify, validate, document, measure and maintain a complex software system, process, or product under realistic constraints and conditions, in such a way as to meet the requirements; ability to apply modern methods for this purpose.

4

To be able to devise, select, and use modern techniques and tools needed for analysis and solution of complex problems in software engineering applications; to be able to use information technologies effectively.

5

To be able to design and conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex Software Engineering problems.

6

To be able to work effectively in Software Engineering disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams; to be able to work individually.

7

To be able to communicate effectively in Turkish, both orally and in writing; to be able to author and comprehend written reports, to be able to prepare design and implementation reports, to be able to present effectively, to be able to give and receive clear and comprehensible instructions.

8

To have knowledge about global and social impact of engineering practices and software applications on health, environment, and safety; to have knowledge about contemporary issues as they pertain to engineering; to be aware of the legal ramifications of Engineering and Software Engineering solutions.

9

To be aware of ethical behavior, professional and ethical responsibility; to have knowledge about standards utilized in engineering applications.

10

To have knowledge about industrial practices such as project management, risk management, and change management; to have awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; to have knowledge about sustainable development.

11

To be able to collect data in the area of Software Engineering, and to be able to communicate with colleagues in a foreign language.

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To recognize the need for lifelong learning; to be able to access information, to be able to stay current with developments in science and technology; to be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to Software Engineering.

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest