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Non Thesis
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Course Objectives: 

To be able to convey information about blockchain technology, infrastructure and existing applications to examine its place in the economy and agriculture of the future.

Course Content: 

Definition of blockchain, applications in block chain, game theory, distributed system architectures, blocks in agriculture and the chain consisting of blocks, trading, consensus establishments, mining details, blockchain security, blockchain problems in agriculture, smart contracts, blockchain applications in agriculture.

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
Define what distributed system structures are. 5,11 1,2,3 A,B,C
Explain the block chain structure. 5,11 1,2,3 A,B,C
Explain block chain applications. 5,11 1,2,3 A,B,C
Define smart contract systems. 5,11 1,2,3 A,B,C
Define cryptology and hashing mechanisms. 5,11 1,2,3 A,B,C
Define the concepts of digital money and digital economy. 5,11 1,2,3 A,B,C
Can program centralized trust and clearing systems. 5,11 1,2,3 A,B,C

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction to blockchain Lecture notes
2 Defining blockchain process, its applications, formation of new digital platforms. Lecture notes
3 Game theory, distributed system architectures, mining details Lecture notes
4 Trading Lecture notes
5 Stakeholders and transparency Lecture notes
6 Consensus establishments Lecture notes
7 Smart Contract Systems and Applications Lecture notes
8 Midterm Lecture notes
9 Security in blockchain Lecture notes
10 Blocks in agriculture and chain of blocks Lecture notes
11 Blockchain problems in agriculture Lecture notes
12 Application of blockchain in agriculture Lecture notes
13 Future of blockchain technology Lecture notes
14 Student presentations Lecture notes


Recommended Sources

Lecture Notes  
Additional Resources Textbook and other recommended books


Material Sharing

Documents Lecture Notes
Assignments Homework, Presentation
Exams Midterm, Final exam


Midterm   60
Homework & case studies   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.            
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.            
3 Marketing of agricultural products by using marketing principles and methods; have the basic knowledge about market research and ability to interpret.            
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.         X  
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.   X        



Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (Hour)
Course hours 14 3 42
Study hours out of class (Pre-study, practice) 1 25 25
Midterm 1 2 2
Scientific paper reading and homework 14 10 140
Presentation and preparation to presentation 1 25 25
Final 1 3 3
Total Work Load     237
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     9.5
ECTS Credit of the Course     10