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Non Thesis
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Course Objectives: 

To be able to convey information about the pricing policies applied in the agricultural sector in the world and in Turkey, To gain the ability to develop agricultural pricing policies, To recognize commodity markets and examining their importance, functioning, tools and institutions for the economy, To examine the methods and approaches necessary for the development of strategies related to the marketing of agricultural products.

Course Content: 

Financial markets, the place and importance of these markets in the current financial system, functioning of financial markets, numerical analysis and the effects of these markets on the economy and forward-looking development strategies, factors affecting market size in agricultural products, the scope of market activities such as pricing of agricultural products, marketing costs and cost reduction, efforts to improve the marketing system, including the nature and causes of price fluctuations, the development of futures trading, the operation and management of commodity exchanges, the economic functions of futures, operational procedures in the use of futures markets, and issues, public regulation of futures, evaluation of market performance.

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 define the place, importance and international role of commodity markets in the economy. 1,2 1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Can explain the causes of price fluctuations. 1,2 1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Can explain the economic functions of futures transactions. 1,2 1,2,3,5 A,B,C
Can develop marketing systems. 3 1,2,3,5 A,B,C

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 The economic cycle and the global economy Lecture notes
2 Functioning, analysis and future development strategies of financial markets Lecture notes
3 Marketing of agricultural products, factors affecting market size Lecture notes
4 Marketing costs and cost reduction Lecture notes
5 Price fluctuations Lecture notes
6 Importance of international agricultural trade and basic concepts Lecture notes
7 Commodity exchanges Lecture notes
8 Midterm  
9 Development of futures trading Lecture notes
10 Operational procedures and issues in using futures markets Lecture notes
11 Public regulation of futures, evaluation of market performance. 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 1 60
Homework 3 20
Presentation 1 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 Workload (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 Workload     237
Total Workload / 25 (h)     9,5
ECTS Credit of the Course     10