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Non Thesis
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Course Objectives: 

To be able to convey the concepts of foreign trade and the relation between foreign trade and national income; To examine the importance of international agricultural trade.

Course Content: 

Macro indicators in foreign trade and their meaning, foreign trade theories, relationship between foreign income and national income, national and international agricultural trade and international agricultural relations, economic and political development in the world, importance of international agricultural trade and basic concepts, national and international economic organizations in foreign trade.  

Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case-study
Assessment Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Presentation, C: Homework, D: Project, E: Lab

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Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes Program

Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Can understand the importance of international economic integration. 1,2,3 1,2,3 A,B,C
Can comprehend the theoretical structure of foreign trade models and the economic effects of foreign trade policy, can establish the connection between foreign trade and income distribution. 1,2,3 1,2,3 A,B,C
Can learn foreign trade policy tools, can analyze their economic effects. 1,2,3 1,2,3 A,B,C
Can analyze the issues related to the international financial system using economic models. 1,2,3 1,2,3 A,B,C
Can explain the effect of international agricultural trade on economic growth and development. 1,2,3 1,2,3 A,B,C

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 The Economic Cycle and the Global Economy Lecture notes
2 National Income, Economic Growth, Fiscal and Monetary Policies Lecture notes
3 International Economic Organizations Lecture notes
4 Modern Trading Theories Lecture notes
5 Importance of international agricultural trade and its basics Lecture notes
6 National and international agricultural trade and international agricultural relations Lecture notes
7 National and international agricultural trade and international agricultural relations Lecture notes
8 Midterm  
9 The birth, development, practices, and recent developments of EU common agricultural policy Lecture notes
10 Turkey-EU custom union and its effects Lecture notes
11 Economic and political development in the world Lecture notes
12 Case study Lecture notes
13 Case study Lecture notes
14 Research paper presentations Lecture notes


Recommended Sources

Lecture Notes  
Additional Resources Various Publications and Lecture Notes

Material Sharing

Documents Lecture Notes
Assignments Homework, Presentation
Exams Midterm, Final



Midterm   60
Homework   20
Presentation   20
Total   100
Final to Success   40
Semester to Success   60
Total   100


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To be able to comprehend the economic problems of agriculture; collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data at micro and macro levels for economic applications; analyzing the ways of increasing production by applying the basic principles of economy in agriculture; to make the right decision for the future; to produce project-based solutions; ability to apply with contemporary techniques.         X  
2 To be able to monitor national and international agricultural markets, to understand the behavior of market actors; ability to predict the effects of economic and political developments on the Turkish agricultural sector and interpret and make decisions.         X  
3 Marketing of agricultural products by using marketing principles and methods; have the basic knowledge about market research and ability to interpret.     X      
4 Agricultural production tools, equipment, methods and equipment to recognize; application of plant and animal production techniques and models; Ability to use the theoretical and practical knowledge related to plant breeding, plant breeding, seed production, genetics, physiology, ecology, biotechnology, plant gene resources, organic agriculture and meadow-pasture management in the field of field crops.        


5 To develop and deepen their knowledge in the field of information systems at the level of expertise; interpreting and integrating the information acquired in information systems with the information coming from related disciplines; ability to develop new approaches to complex problems in applications in information systems.            
6 Ability to possess wide and deep knowledge in the field of Agricultural Trade and Management including the most recent advances; ability to possess advanced level of required skill, techniques and methods to conduct research by using and evaluating up-to-date information; ability to model, design and develop solutions, a system, a process or a product under realistic constraints by generating innovative and original ideas.            
7 Ability to perceive, design and apply an original research process (analytical, modeling or experimental) independently: ability to solve complex problems and critically evaluate the ideas and developments in the field of specialization. Ability to transfer advancements in scientific, technical and cultural developments to the society with the ethical responsibility and scientific objectivity.            
8 Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written English; the ability to write and understand effective reports, to make effective presentations, to give and receive clear and understandable instructions.            
9 Ability to work effectively in disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams; self-study skills.            
10 To act in accordance with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility awareness; the ability to inform the society on issues related to biodiversity, natural resources, air, water, soil pollution, recycling, environmental sensitivity, environmental protection.            
11 Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; the ability to access information, follow developments in science and technology, and constantly renew oneself.            



Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (Hour)
Course hours (Exam week included: Total 14h) 14 3 42
Study Time for Exams 1 25 25
Midterm 1 2 2
Reading article outside of class 14 10 140
Presentation and preparation to presentations 1 25 25
Final 1 3 3
Total Work Load     237
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     9,5
ECTS Credit of the Course     10