COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
International Sale of Goods (CISG)
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
HUK 460
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
Turkish
Course Type
Elective
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s)
Course Objectives The objective of this course is to examine the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods (Vienna Sales Convention / CISG) which was accepted to create uniform rules concerning agreements for the sale of goods in international trade and discuss its effects on the Turkish Obligations Law.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • The students who succeeded in this course will be able to; - interpret the Vienna Sales Convention with regard to Turkey.
  • define the application area of the Vienna Sales Convention.
  • explain the basic principles of international sales contracts which will be entered into in accordance with the Vienna Sales Convention.
  • define the rights and obligations of the parties in the Vienna Sales Convention.
  • evaluate special cases regulated under the Vienna Sales Convention.
Course Description The Vienna Sales Convention entered into force in Turkey on August 1, 2011. In this course; the structure, principles and rules of the Vienna Sales Convention shall be introduced to the students and the following basic legal subjects shall be discussed: Interaction between the Vienna Sales Convention and the private international law, jurisdiction and domestic law, general provisions and application of the Convention, formation of the contract, rights and obligations of the parties, transfer damage and loss, legal actions that may be taken by the injured party in case of breach of obligations.

 



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 The Vienna Sales Convention’s History and its Entry Into Force Zeytin, p. 28-46.
2 Application Area of the Vienna Sales Convention in Terms of Place, Time, Person and Subject Matter Zeytin, p. 46-75.
3 Interpretation and Gap-filling in the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 75-99.
4 Formation of Sales Contracts according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 99-117.
5 General Provisions concerning the Sale of Goods under the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 117-149.
6 Seller's Obligation to Deliver Goods and Documents according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 149-163.
7 Mid-Term Exam
8 Conformity of Goods with the Contract and Third Parties’ Claims according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 163-201.
9 Seller’s Breach of Contract and Obstacles to Performance according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 201-229.
10 Buyer’s Rights and Obligations according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 229-263.
11 Transfer of Damage and Loss according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 263-275.
12 Breach of the Backdated Contracts, Successive Performance Contracts, indemnity and interest according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 275-325.
13 Discharge from Responsibility according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 325-338.
14 Effects and Consequences of the Elimination of the Contract according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 338-356.
15 Keeping of Goods according to the Vienna Sales Convention Zeytin, p. 356-375.
16 Final Exam
Course Notes/Textbooks

ZEYTİN, Zafer, Milletlerarası Mal Satım Sözleşmeleri (CISG) Hukuku, Seçkin, 2015; SCWENZER, Ingeborg / AKSOY, Pınar Çağlayan, Milletlerarası Mal Satımına ilişkin Sözleşmeler Hakkında Birleşmiş Milletler Antlaşması  ( Viyana Satım Sözleşmesi) Şerhi = Commentary on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), Oniki Levha, 2015.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
50
Final Exam
1
50
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
50
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
2
32
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
Presentation / Jury
1
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
15
Final Exams
1
25
    Total
120

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to possess the knowledge in legal terminology, concepts and principles.

X
2

To be able to solve the legal problems with an analytic and integral point of view.

X
3

To be able to evaluate the legal knowledge and abilities obtained with a critical approach.

4

To be able to evaluate the developments in legal theory and practice by monitoring local, international and interdisciplinary dimensions.

X
5

To be able to have awareness of social, professional and scientific principles of ethic behaviour.

6

To be able to take responsibility in solving problems by creative and innovative thinking.

7

To be able to interpret the legal norms with a sense of justice respectful to human rights and in the light of principles of democratic, secular and social state of law.

X
8

Working efficiently and effectively, learning how to be a team member, taking responsibilities, being open minded, constructive, open to criticism and having self confidence

9

To be able to use the daily scientific sources and court judgments in the framework of life time learning approach.

X
10

To be able to inform the related persons and institutions about legal matters both verbally and in written.

X
11

To be able to monitor the daily legal information/court decisions and interacts with the colleagues in a foreign language (“European Language Portfolio Global Scale” Level B1) .

X
12

To be able to use the information and communication technology together with the computer programs in a level required by the area of law (“European Computer Driving Licence, Advanced Level”).

X

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