FACULTY OF FINE ARTS AND DESIGN

Department of Architecture

GEEC 204 | Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Name
Modern World Economy
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
GEEC 204
Fall/Spring
3
0
3
6

Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Service Course
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 offer a basic analytical approach to the students, who do not necessarily have a prior theoretical background in this area, so that they can understand and follow the economic developments both in the World and Turkey. In that context, students will learn the essential economic concepts and be able to see how and where these concepts are utilized. Meanwhile, the students will be exposed to the economic approaches centered on those concepts and find out how these approaches deal with the current economic issues and globalization process. Another objective of this course is to understand the main strategies developed by the decision makers and policy makers at various levels facing global economic problem
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn the essential economic concepts such as national income, unemployment, inflation, interest rate, exchange rate
  • Assess economic performance of countries through essential economic concepts and to make international comparisons
  • Evaluate how emerging markets have been affected by globalization
  • Observe the link between real and financial economic activity
  • Examine how policy makers particularly in emerging markets can cope with the developments in global markets
Course Description

 



Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Management Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Related Preparation
1 Introduction and Essential Economic Concepts
2 Economic Concepts
3 Economic Concepts
4 Globalization
5 Globalization and Institutions
6 Economics Systems
7 Current Finance Structure in the World
8 Current Finance Structure in the World
9 Emerging Markets and Core Countries
10 Economics of Turkey
11 Economics of Turkey
12 Business Models
13 Business Models
14 Project
15 Project
16 Review of the Semester  

 

Course Notes/Textbooks

There is no textbook for this unit. Lecture notes will be provided.

Suggested Readings/Materials

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
1
30
Presentation / Jury
1
30
Project
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exams
Midterm
Final Exam
1
40
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
2
60
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
40
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Theoretical Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
3
48
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: '.16.' x total hours)
16
0
Study Hours Out of Class
16
2
32
Field Work
0
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
0
Portfolio
0
Homework / Assignments
1
25
25
Presentation / Jury
1
25
25
Project
0
Seminar / Workshop
0
Oral Exam
0
Midterms
0
Final Exam
1
35
35
    Total
165

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

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

To be able to offer a professional level of architectural services.

2

To be able to take on responsibility as an individual and as a team member to solve complex problems in the practice of design and construction.

3

To be able to understand methods to collaborate and coordinate with other disciplines in providing project delivery services.

 

4

To be able to understand, interpret, and evaluate methods, concepts, and theories in architecture emerging from both research and practice.

5

To be able to develop environmentally and socially responsible architectural strategies at multiple scales. 

6

To be able to develop a critical understanding of historical traditions, global culture and diversity in the production of the built environment.

7

To be able to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in construction materials, products, components, and assemblies based on their performance within building systems.

8

To be able to present architectural ideas and proposals in visual, written, and oral form through using contemporary computer-based information and communication technologies and media.

9

To be able to demonstrate a critical evaluation of acquired knowledge and skills to diagnose individual educational needs and direct self-education skills for developing solutions to architectural problems and design execution.

10

To be able to take the initiative for continuous knowledge update and education as well as demonstrate a lifelong learning approach in the field of Architecture.

11

To be able to collect data in the areas of Architecture and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently.

13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise. 

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

 


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