COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Structure of Turkish Economy
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ECON 401
Fall
3
0
3
6
Prerequisites
 ECON 101To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
andECON 102To succeed (To get a grade of at least DD)
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives The course provides a historical, institutional and structural framework to deal with the current main economic characteristics of the Turkish economy.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Will be able to explain the long term historical background of the Turkish Economy from the late Ottoman period till the 2000s.
  • Will be able to relate the developments of the Turkish economy to the major shifts in the international political economy.
  • Will be able to discuss the historical, social and political roots of the contemporary structural problems of the Turkish economy.
  • Will be able to analyze the main patterns of production and distribution within the Turkish economy throughout the 20th century.
  • Will be able to write an analytical paper on one of the main topics covered during the course.
Course Description The course offers a historical, structural and institutional framework to understand the main developments of the Turkish Economy. In doing this, students will discuss the processes and topics such as national economy, stateled industrialization, liberal integration, import substitution, exportled growth, financialization and dominance of international financial capital.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction Newsweek, 100 Best Countries
2 Contructing a Nation and National Economy KB, chp. 1; YK, chp. 2
3 Recontruction After the Republic KB, chp. 2; YK, chp. 3
4 State led Industrialization KB, chp 3; YK, chp 4
5 War years and International Chessboard KB, chp. 4; YK, chp. 5
6 Midterm
7 Liberal Integration to the World Economy KB, chp. 5; YK, chp. 6
8 Readjustment to the Structural Bottlenecks KB, chp. 6; YK, chp. 7
9 Import Substitution Era KB, chp. 7; YK. chp. 8
10 Social, Economic, and Political Crises KB, chp. 8; YK, chp. 9
11 Capital’s Ascendancy KB, chp. 9; YK, chp 10
12 Neoliberal Dominance of International Financial Capital KB, chp. 10; YK, chp. 11
13 Students’ Presentations
14 Students’ Presentations
15 Review of the Semester  
16 Review of the Semester  
Course Notes/Textbooks (1.) (KB) Korkut Boratav (2009), Türkiye İktisat Tarihi, 19082007, 13. Baskı, Ankara: İmge Yayınevi / (2.) (YK) Nurhan Yentürk ve Yakup Kepenek (2008), Türkiye ekonomisi, 22. Baskı, İstanbul: Remzi Yayınevi
Suggested Readings/Materials Websites of SPO, TURKSTAT, CBRT

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
4
40
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
25
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
Final Exam
1
35
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
5
65
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
35
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
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
48
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
4
8
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
Final Exams
1
30
    Total
178

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to acquire a sound knowledge of fundamental concepts, theories, principles and methods of investigation specific to the economic field.

X
2

To be able to apply adequate mathematical, econometric, statistical and data analysis models to process economic data and to implement scientific research for development of economic policies.

X
3

To be able to participate in academic, professional, regional, and global networks and to utilize these networks efficiently.

X
4

To be able to have adequate social responsibility with regards to the needs of the society and to organize the activities to influence social dynamics in line with social goals.

5

To be able to integrate the knowledge and training acquired during the university education with personal education and produce a synthesis of knowledge one requires.

6

To be able to evaluate his/her advance level educational needs and do necessary planning to fulfill those needs through the acquired capability to think analytically and critically.

X
7

To be able to acquire necessary skills to integrate social dynamics into economic process both as an input and an output.

X
8

To be able to link accumulated knowledge acquired during the university education with historical and cultural qualities of the society and be able to convey it to different strata of society.

9

To be able to take the responsibility as an individual and as a team member.

X
10

To be able to attain social, scientific and ethical values at the data collection, interpretation and dissemination stages of economic analysis.

X
11

To be able to collect data in economics and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

X
12

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

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout human history to their field of economics.

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