GEEC 207 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Economic History
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEEC 207
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 aim of this course is to give students a background on economic developments and origins of contemporary society. The main focus of the course will be the emergence and the development of social and economic systems, and how these systems have come to shape our contemporary world, by giving emphasis on the European context. Keeping this aim in mind, we will first consider what economic history is (what kind of a discipline it is, how is different from economics, etc.), and then consider what in human history had paved the way to capitalism. The course will be ended with a brief discussion of the contemporary era, in which the process of globalization is said to be prevalent.
Course Description The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to analyze the evolution of economic institutions in a historical comparative perspective.
  • Will be able to explain noncapitalist economic formations.
  • Will be able to explain the functioning of current economic processes in a historical perspective.
  • Will be able to explain the importance of technology and other nonmarket institutions in the evolution of the economic process.
  • Will be able to analyze the relationship between regional, national and international economic developments in a historical context.
Course Content The aim of this course is to inform students about the historical development of economic processes and institutions and the evolution of production, distribution, consumption patterns, and the factors of production in the world and particularly in Western Europe. Some of the topics on this course include: economic processes in the ancient world and middle ages, geographical expansion of the Western world, industrial revolution, developments in agriculture, finance, banking sectors during the expansion process of the main European countries, application of technology, developments in telecommunication and transportation, the role of the state, the growth of the world economy and impact of the European industrialized countries on the rest of the world, and the economic developments of the post World War I and II.

 



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 & terminology Chapter I (1)
2 Economic question(s) & documentary part I Chapter I (2)
3 Economic development in ancient times & the premarket society (part I) Chapter II (1) & Chapter II (2); pp. 18 29
4 Medieval Europe & the premarket society (part II) Chapter III (1) & Chapter II (2); pp. 29 44
5 Nonwestern economies on the eve of western expansion & documentary part II Chapter IV (1)
6 Europe’s overseas expansion and transformation in Europe Chapters V VI (1)
7 The emergence of market society & the age of revolution Chapter III (2), Chapter VII (1) & Chapter IV (2)
8 Paths of economic development Chapter III (2), Chapter VII (1) & Chapter IV (2)
9 The age of high imperialism & documentary part III Chapters XI XII (1)
10 The world economy in the twentieth century Chapter XIII (1) & Chapter VI (2)
11 The drift of modern economic history Chapter VII (2) & Chapter XIV (1)
12 Rebuilding of world economy Chapter XV (1)
13 World economy at the beginning of the twentieth century Chapter XV (1)
14 Review of the semester
15 Review of the semester
16 Review of the semester

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

Rondo Cameron and Larry Neal (2003) A Concise Economic History of the World, 4th Edition, Oxford University Press; and Robert L. Heilbroner (1989) The Making of Economic Society, PrenticeHall, Inc.

Suggested Readings/Materials

Dennis Sherman (eds.) (2006) Western Civilization, Images and Interpretations, Vol. I, McGrawHill; and Gerald Diamond (1999) Guns, Germs and Steel, W. W. Norton & Co. (also available in documentary format from National Geographic Society); and Gordon Child (1960) What Happenened in History, Pelican.; and Eric Hobsbawm, (1990) Industry and Empire, Penguin.

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
1
30
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
40
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
16
3
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Homework / Assignments
1
14
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
    Total
190

 

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.

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