Courses

Economics Courses English

Introducing curriculum, functioning, units, regulations, systems and facilities within the scope of Orientation Program for new students enrolled to my university.

The definition of economists, the job opportunities of economists, the interaction between economics and other social sciences, economic life, economic event, the parties of economic event, their behaviour, utility and profit maximization, and theory of consumer choice and producer theory.

The social order, principals of law; hierarchy of law; branches of the judicial system; legal relationships and rights; law for financial tools; Commercial Law; individual rights; Private contracts (leasing, franchising, factoring, forfaiting) 

The course covers written; verbal and non-verbal modes of communication pertaining to communication among individuals; groups and within organizations.

Sets and operations on sets, Sets of numbers, algebraic operations, exponents and radicals, basic identities. Linear equations, inequalities and systems of linear equations. Matrices and operations on matrices, determinants and inverse matrices. Solutions of systems of linear equations by matrices and  Cramer's rule. Introduction to linear programming. Basic counting rules. Permutations and combinations. Discrete probability. Functions, linear and quadratic functions and their graphs. Concept of Limits and derivative, applications of rate of change.  Exponential and logarithmic functions. Indefinite Integrals, computation by substitution. Definite integral and its applications.

Defining social science and scientific method; early societies; culture; social stratification; the brief history and theoretical concepts of Anthropology; the self and socialization; explaining the modern industrial society through Marx; Weber and Durkheim; definition and forms of the government; defining economy and its main concepts.

In this course  one of the two objectives is to raise individuals who are free in their thinking and have aquired the skills of scientific thinking and possess   an open minded view of the world. The course emphasizes the enrichment of our national  culture through the study of how the languages were created, the analysis of the world languages from the origin and structural points of view and the status of the Turkish Language amongst the world  languages. This course also aims at examining the historical development of the Turkish Language, Turkish Language structure,  separating its words into their origins and suffixes,  creation of words,  examining  problems associated with the expressions,  writing  petitions, preparing  curriculum vitea etc. In order to support the objectives of the course various novels, poems and essay books are read and investigated.

Essentials of microeconomics and macroeconomics: the economic problem; demand, supply, and price determination; theory of consumer behaviour; theory of the firm; market structures;national income and its determination; problems of economic growth, unemployment, and inflation; macroeconomic policy tools.

Defining social psychology, prejudices, obedience to authority and conformity, social perception, social cognition, attitudes, cognitive dissonance, the self, research methods, pro-social behaviour.

This course teaches students to identify the core issues and debates at the heart of political discourse.

After a brief beginning on the early modern developments and ideas, the course covers the era from the 18th century to the present, studying major cornerstones such as the Age of Enlightenment, the French Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, and the world wars as well as the major cultural, economic and political themes and events of the 19th and 20th centuries.

To express the historical meaning and importance of Turkish Revolution. To analytically perceive: the changes that occurred in the Ottoman Empire since the 19th century and the reasons for the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and attempts to prevent its collapse. To evaluate the preparation and war phases of the War of Independence after which Turkish nation gained its independence and maintained its existence, all in relation to the phases of the establishment of a new and modern state based on national sovereignty. To show the efforts made by the Republic of Turkey during the Atatürk period in creation of domestic and foreign policy and the efforts made and achievements gained in order to reach economic prosperity. To introduce students about the process and the steps made in the area of the creation of Turkish nation as contemporary civilization, which was reached through the revolutions in the social and cultural field. To explain Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's profile as a soldier, political leader, and reformist. Moreover, to introduce his theoretical ideologies and emphasize his position in the international community. Finally, to also understand his personal characteristics. To comprehend the Atatürk Revolutions in the direction of rational, scientific and national principles, and to raise awareness and develop students’ comprehension abilities of the current developments made within the Turkish Republic.

 

The course will examine major developments in the world within the context of globalization. Special emphasis will be placed upon the relationships between globalization and politics, globalization and economy, globalization and poverty, globalization and culture, people’s flows of migration, as well as the role play by technology in the development of globalization. This course will also look at the impact of globalization on the environmental issues.

Computers and you.   Inside the System Unit.  Input/Output and Storage.  System Software.  Application Software.  The Internet and the WWW.  Computer Networks. Wired and Wireless Communication.  Privacy, Crime, and Security.

Demand, supply, and price determination; elasticity; theory of consumer behaviour; theory of production and costs; determination of output level in competitive and non-competitive markets; pricing of factors of production; general equilibrium analysis.

Algebra, Inequalities, Equations; Miscellaneous exercises; Functions of one variable; Properties of functions; Differentiations; Derivatives in Use; Midterm examination; Single variable optimization; Integration; Interest rate and present value calculation; Functions of many variables, Tools for comparative statics; Multivariable optimization; Constrained optimization

Descriptive statistics; fundamental concepts of probability; random variables; probability distributions (binomial; geometrical; hyper-geometrical; Poisson; normal and Student's distributions); sampling theory; point estimation and interval estimation.

Accounting as the language of business; Financial statements; Accounting records: The Ledger, the journal, the trial balance; Measuring business profit and completing the accounting cycle; Adjusting entries and preparing the financial statements; Accounting for merchandising activities; Accounting for current assets, fixed assets and current liabilities.

Defining modernity and post-modernity; main theoretical approaches to modernity; industrial revolution and its outcomes; Fordism and Taylorism; the sovereign consumer; consumer culture and globalization; post-modern city; over consumption; waste and the environment.

National income and models of national income determination; economic growth, unemployment, and inflation; Financial institutions, fiscal policy; money and monetary policy; international trade and B.I.P

Estimation of Population Parameters, Confidence Interval Estimation, Hypothesis Testing for Population Mean and Proportion, Hypothesis Testing for the Difference Between Two Population Means and Population Proportions, Nonparametric Hypothesis Testing, Goodness of Fit, Time Series Definition.

Doctrines and systems of economics which examined and analyzed the thoughts and theories through the perspectives of history that how and by whom where they propounded and analyses of their methods and approaches.

Theoretical approaches to the phenomenon of "culture".

This course involves various applications such as debates, interactive learning activities, essay writing, listening and exercises through massive use of technology as well as vocabulary study in order to improve students academic skills and encourage critical thinking and research.

 

Gain skills regarding the development of hypotheses, the collection of data with the use of the most appropriate research design, the analysis of data and the reporting of findings for the solution of research problems.

 

Definition of econometrics, Simple linear regression, The Least Squares and its assumptions, hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, the reasons of deviations in the Least Squares estimation and solutions, Multiple linear regression model, hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, goodness of fit measures, dummy variables, homoscedasticity, heteroscedasticity, multicollinearity, autocorrelation.

The basic components of economics, objectives and instruments of economic policy and political practices, the determinants of policy efficiency, traditional and contemporaneous schools of economics and economic policies, analysis of the effect of economic policies on national economy, the reflection of the change in national economy to the economic policies.

Classical and neoclassical theories of international trade; Heckscher-Ohlin theory; Stolper-Samuelson theory, contemporary theories; tariffs and subsidies; quotas; efforts for trade liberalisation; economic integration; balance of payments; foreign exchange markets.

The meaning of development, the measurement of development, the characteristics of underdeveloped countries, development theories, relationship among development, sectors, technology and human capital, globalization and development approaches are explained.

Fundamental legal information about commercial law, commercial enterprise, companies and negotiable instruments.

Hypothesis testing, Hypothesis testing under restrictions, nonlinear regression models, probit and logit models, autocorrelation tests, autoregressive distributed lag models, time series, stationarity, structural break tests, Granger causality tests, vector autoregressive models, co-integration tests, vector error correction models, Panel data analysis.

Strategic thinking, defining game theory, static games with complete information, dominant and dominated strategies, Nash equilibrium, Cournot duopoly and oligopoly models, mixed strategies, dynamic games and solution concepts, finitely and infinitely repeated games, bargaining models, incomplete information and uncertainty.

The importance of financial markets is primarily explained within the scope of the course, after the definition and functions of money are explained, money supply and money demand subjects are taught in detail. The monetary policy strategy of the Central Bank of Turkey is shown within the framework of its instruments and objectives.

Classical and neoclassical foreign trade theories, international trade politics, international monetary economics, exchange rate, balance of payments theories and analysis, international monetary system

The first part of the lectures examines definitions, distinctions, and conceptual approaches to NGOs. The second part of the course analyzes the role of NGOs in transnational interventions, such as humanitarian aid, human rights, and global aid.

This course will cover the topics such as definition of innovation and invention, types of innovation, measuring technological change, reverse innovation, national innovation systems, open/closed innovation, financing innovation and economic growth. After the completion of course, students will be familiar to traditional and current models of innovation.

This lecture explains some important topics in terms of labor economics such as labor supply, labor demand, measuring employment, macroeconomic policies of government with regard to labor markets.

This course covers broad topics such as the foundations of social science, research process, hypothesis, literature review, research topic, research design, and analysis of the project, presenting and writing the project.

The economy and the environment, natural resources and their efficient usage, economic efficiency and the markets, economics of environmental quality, social cost of pollution, enforcement costs, benefit-cost analysis, environmental policy analysis, international environmental issues and agreements, economic development and the environment.

Role of Financial Markets and Institutions; Interest Rates; Money Markets; Central Bank System; Bond Markets; Bond Portfolio Risk Measurement; Stock Market & Stock Valuation; Mutual Funds; Bank Sources-Uses of Funds and Bank Management; Financial Futures Markets; Options Markets; Foreign Exchange Markets; Swaps

Business law, labor contract, unionization, social security concept.

Students are required to write and present a research project in order to qualify for graduation. The project will be written under the supervision of an advisor, and has to be defended orally in front of a jury. Students are expected to prove that they can utilize the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their studies. This experience will furnish them with the opportunity to apply scientific methods, improve their written and oral skills.

Historical roots of economic globalization, stages, dynamics of contemporary globalization process, global economic institutions, current problems of world economy/global crisis

Introduction and application of Eviews and STATA programs, simple regression model, multiple regression model, Hypothesis testing, Confidence intervals, measures of goodness of fitness, Dummy variables, tests for heteroscedasticity, tests for structural breaks, Nonlinear regression models, Probit and Logit models, Time Series analysis, Autoregressive Models for Time Series, Autocorrelation tests for time series, Autoregressive Distributed Lag Models, Applications using economic models, Volatility Models (ARCH and GARCH)

Developments in the Turkish economy from its establishment; analysis of the Turkish economy with special emphasis on its structure; economic trends, problems, and policies; Globalization and Turkish economy; relations between European Union and Turkey.

Definition of Project/Project Management, Components of Project Management, Project organization, Project Scheduling, Resource Management, Technology management, Budgeting, Tracking the Project.

This course includes the following topics: the concept of entrepreneurship, evaluation of the properties of entrepreneurship, creativity and business idea development and creativity exercises, the kinds of small enterprises, the management in small and medium sized enterprises (SME), human resources management in SMEs, the public relations in SMEs, marketing in SME, searching for markets, production management in SMEs, research and development (R&D) in SMEs, financing in SMEs, accounting in SMEs, the concept of business plan, management plan, evaluation including financial plans.