Undergraduate Program in English Medium (2013-2014 and before) Course List

Compulsory Departmental Courses

Elective Courses

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments



Compulsory Departmental Courses

- Technical Elective

COMPE 105 - Introduction to Computers and Information Systems
Fundamentals of information systems, system and application software. Input, processing, storage, output and communication. Exploring the windows environment. Learning management systems. Internet applications. Use of applications software: word processing, spreadsheets and creating presentations, integrating and sharing information between applications.

ECON 101 - Introduction to Economics I
Focuses on development of basic theory of demand, supply, and market price. Explores applications to selected microeconomic problems, such as basic monopoly and competition, and other issues that relate to the role of the pricing system in resource allocation and income distribution.

ECON 102 - Introduction To Economics II
The course focuses on the flow of national income, economic growth, and fluctuation, the role of money and banking, and monetary and fiscal policies. Emphasizes the development of conceptual tools to analyze the economic problems facing modern society.

ECON 204 (ECON 125) - Economic History
Main Characteristics of Feudal Economic System,Prerequisites of the formation of Industry,Legal System, Guilds,Technological Accumulation,Manpower,Entrepreneurs,Capital ,Market,The Industrial Revolution 1780-1840,The Human Results of the Industrial Revolution,Agriculture 1750-1850,Industrialization Second Phase Standards of Living 1850-1914

ECON 205 (ECON 126) - Research Methods
1.Science and Research 2.Dimensions of Research 3.Theory and Research 4.The Meanings of Methodology 5.Literatur Review and Ethical Issues 6.Qualitative and Quantitative Research Designs 7.Qualitative and Quantitative Measurement 8.Qualitative and Quantitative Sampling 9.Qualitative Data Analysis 10.Quantitative Data Analysis

ECON 207 - Macroeconomic Theory I
Traditional Schools of Thought; National Income Accounting; Aggregate Income and Spending Model; IS-LM Model (Closed Economy & Open Economy versions); Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the IS-LM Model; AD-AS Model; Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the Short&Long-run; Phillips Curve and Okun’s Law; Wages, Prices, Output and Unemployment; Derivation of AS Curve and Alternative Views.

ECON 208 - Macroeconomic Theory II
An Overview of Traditional & Modern Schools of Thought; Alternative Views on Inflation, Output and Unemployment; Key Issues in Policymaking; Economic Growth and Policy Implications; Theories of Consumption, Saving and Investment; The Demand for Money & the Supply of Money; Central Bank and Monetary Policy; Fiscal Policy, Budget Constraint & Related Topics; Selected Topics.

ECON 209 - Microeconomic Theory I
The course is carried out along the following topics: Mathematics for Microeconomics, Utility Theory, Consumer Optimization, Individual Demand Functions and Related Topics, Market Demand Curves, Demand-Related Elasticities, Uncertainty and Information, Strategy and Game Theory

ECON 210 - Microeconomic Theory II
The course is carried out along the following topics: Production Functions, Cost Functions, Profit Maximization, Competitive Markets, Monopoly, Imperfect Competition, Labor and Capital Markets, General Equilibrium and Welfare

ECON 213 - Mathematical Economics
The Mathematical Framework of Economic Analysis; Equilibrium (static) Analysis; Comparative Static Analysis; Univariate Functions & Optimization; Multivariate Functions & Optimization; Exponential & logarithmic functions in economics; Integral Calculus; Introduction to Dynamic Analysis.

ECON 301 - Econometrics I
Review of basic statistics; simple regression, tests of hypothesis; prediction; assessing goodness of fit; assumptions of the classical linear regression model; transformation of variables; estimation and inference in the multiple regression model

ECON 302 - Econometrics II
Review of regression and hypothesis testing; dummy variable regression models; multicollinearity; heteroskedasticity; autocorrelation; model misspecification; model selection criteria; outlier analysis

ECON 303 - Monetary Theory and Policy
The course introduces students to the study of monetary economics. Topics include a survey of money and credit, behaviour and structure of interest rates, financial systems, study of money demand and supply, analysis of competing monetary theories and the use of monetary policy tools in economic stabilization. Current issues in monetary theory and policy, including inflation targeting are also covered.

ECON 304 - Public Finance
The need, and the rational for a public sector, the place designed for the public sector in national income account; different aspects of public budget; allocation, distribution, and stabilization-growth-development functions; public provision for social goods; types of goods, their particularities, and modes of production/delivery; externalities- positive and negative externalities- and the remedies for externalities; market as well as government failure; efficient provision of social goods and the optimal resource allocation; modalities and rationality in government decision making process; public expenditures and social cost-benefit analysis; principles of taxation, tax structure, taxation and economic efficiency, impacts of taxation and transfers on income distribution; public debt, sustainability of public finance, Growth and Stability Pact in the Euro zone.

ECON 305 - History of Economic Thought I
The evaluation and improvement of the tools of analysis of economic phenomena within a historical perspective; Mercantilism, Physiocrat; beginning of Classical School, Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, Mill, and Marxian economics.

ECON 306 - History of Economic Thought II
Discussions on the social theories and social-historical processes focusing on the interconnections between them. Social and economic change in time. Practical, social, political and moral issues relating to a continuously changing world.

ECON 313 - International Economics I
The course is carried out along the following topics: 1. Labor Productivity and Comparative Advantage: The Ricardian Model, Resources, Comparative Advantage and Income Distribution, The Standard Trade Model, Economies of Scale, Imperfect Competition, and International Trade, International Factor Movements, The Instruments of Trade Policy, The Political Economy of Trade Policy, Trade Policy in Developing Countries, Controversies in Trade Policy.

ECON 314 - International Economics II
The Balance of Payments; The Foreign Exchange Market; Money, Interest Rate, and Exchange Rate in the Short & Long Run; Open Economy IS-LM Model & Extensions; Output and the Exchange Rate in Short Run & Long Run: DD-AA model; Foreign Exchange Intervention and Fixed Exchange Rates; The Choice of Exchange Rate Regime; Macroeconomic Policymaking in Open Economies; Selected Topics.

ECON 401 - Turkish Economy I
This course is focused on economic policies, and its impact on economic and financial structures as from the declaration of the Republic to the late 1970s marked by the emergence of the foreign debt crisis and the intensive economic recession. Within this context the impact of the model(s) of capital accumulation in designing the economic policy is considered as the main axis of the course. Nevertheless the economic implications of the Treaty of Lausanne (on new Turkish Republic) is introduced as the preliminary chapter

ECON 402 - Turkish Economy II

ECON 407 - Seminar in Economics
The seminar begins with a throughout review of the origins and development of global capitalism and the capitalist state through its various stages. In the second section students will examine the concept and the characteristics of the neo-liberal globalization. The third section explores the causes and the nature of the financial crisis in the context of globalization.and its impact on economic and social grounds

ECON 422 - International Political Economy
Week 1-2 Wednesday, February 18-25 – Introduction and Overview of the Course Week 3-4 Wednesday, March 4-11 – Mercantilism/Economic Nationalism and the Liberal IPE Perspective and Globalization Week 5-6 Wednesday, March 18 – 25. Classical Imperialism Theories in Retrospective: Hobson, Hilferding, Luxemburg, Bukharin, Kautsky and Lenin Week 7-8 Wednesday, April 1 - 8 Critical Political Economy I – From Rational Choice to Postmodernism in IPE Critical Political Economy II - Italian School and Amsterdam IPE Project Week 9 Wednesday, April 15 – MIDTERM Week 10-11 Wednesday, April 22 -29 / Structure of IPE (I): International Production and Trade Week 12 Wednesday, May 6 – Structure of IPE (II) – The IPE of International Monetary and Financial Structure Week 13-14 Wednesday, May 13 – 20 / Question of Global Governance: A view from the “Contenders” Week 15 Wednesday, May 27 / Concluding Assessments and General Discussion

ENG101 - English for Academic Purposes I
ENG101 consists of English language skills especially academic skills, such as reading comprehension, vocabulary building and critical analysis of texts. In this frame, listening and note-taking, class discussions, presentations, writing, research assignments and use of technology are some of the important functions.

HIST 204 - History of Civilization

Elective Courses

ECON 405 - Agricultural Economics
The basic concepts like production, productivity, crop season, inputs and production functions are included. The relation between these concepts with agricultural production and agricultural policies are analized by using basic econometric tools. The effects of World Trade Organization, IMF and World Bank on Turkish agriculture are analyzed.

ECON 409 - Economics of Growth
Economic growthcourse encompasses the sources of economic growth, its limits and obstacles to growth. Harrod domar, Neoclassical and Endogeneous growth theories are introduced as as traditional and modern theories of growth.

ECON 412 - Development Economics
Ders kalkınma iktisadını hem teorik hem ampirik açıdan ele almaktadır.

ECON 414 - Labor Market Economics
Overview of labour markets; theories of labour demand; theories labour supply; human capital, migration, wage differentials, discrimination in the labour market, unions, unemployment, macro policies.

ECON 417 - Economics of Crisis

ECON 418 - Economic Database in Turkey

ECON 419 - Globalization and Regionalization
Practical , social, political and moral issues relating to a continuously changing world

ECON 423 - Fiscal Policy

ECON 424 - Game Theory
The course is carried out along the following topics: Elements of a game, Sequential moves, simultaneous moves, combining simultaneous and sequential moves, mixed strategies

ECON 425 - Environmental Economics

ECON 426 - Financial Economics
This course will focus on the functions and structure of the financial system, the role and function of financial instruments, the elementary valuation of financial instruments, primarily stocks, bonds, futures, and options, the role of risk and how markets manage and control risk, issues in corporate finance and capital budgeting, issues in international finance and the interaction between the real economy and the financial markets: macroeconomic activity and financial markets; monetary policy and financial markets; banking sector and the financial markets.

ECON 427 - Institutional Economics

ECON 428 - Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 429 - Practical Training in Economics I
This class provides hands on teaching/leading experience to students. Via holding recitation sessions, they lead their subordinates in solving problems. Throughout the course they prepare three reports on the advancement of the class and the types of problems they face during the recitation hours.

ECON 430 - Practical Training in Economics II
This class provides hands on teaching/leading experience to students. Via holding recitation sessions, they lead their subordinates in solving problems. Throughout the course they prepare three reports on the advancement of the class and the types of problems they face during the recitation hours.

ECON 440 - Economics of Competition
The course focuses on firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets and how governments regulate competition and market power.

ECON 441 - Innovation and Ethics
ethics and moral reasoning 2.major traditional theories and concepts in ethics and human behavior. 3.ethical codes 4.Business life applications 5.responsibilities to society 6.internal and external factors affect business life moral reasoning 7. entrepreneurship 8.conceps related moral reasoning in business life.

ECON 442 - Economics of Innovation
The role of science, technology and innovation as they relate to economics are introduced first at the macro then at the micro level. The diffusion and absorption of innovation are discussed. Issues concerning the measurement of innovation are covered. The national, regional systems of innovation and clusters are reviewed. Finally, the relationship between R&D support mechanisms and economic performance in Turkey is presented.

ECON 443 - Entrepreneurship
This course covers topics such as the nature and importance of entrepreneurship, history of entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mind, creativity, innovation and the business idea, marketing and financial planning, franchising, entrepreneurial strategy and strategic management in operations, and presentation to business angels.

ECON 444 - Science and Technology Policies

Service Courses Taken From Other Departments

ENG 113 - Academic Listening and Note-Taking
Preparation for academic lecture comprehension and note-taking skills; paragraph writing over evaluating, organizing, and predicting information. Getting familiar with a diverse range of topics comprising native academic English. Recognising and comprehending organizational plans. Retaining the use vocabulary by arguing inferred information.

ENG102 - English for Academic Purposes II
ENG102 consists of more academic skills such as reading comprehension, class discussions, use of academic vocabulary and critical analysis of texts. It also includes research assignments and review of the English language structure. Skills such as listening and note-taking, analysis of written products, writing, portfolio keeping, presentation and use of technology are developed in this course, as well.

ENG201 - English for Academic Purposes III
The course consists of mainly advanced reading and writing skills, applying critical reading skills and strategies, identifying the organization of a reading text, main ideas of the texts, and the author’s main purpose, summarizing a given text, outlining and writing an argumentative essay. Some parts of the input are in flipped learning mode.

ENG202 - English for Academic Purposes IV
In this course, students are trained to prepare and write research reports and deliver effective oral/written informative and persuasive presentations. It includes gathering information, organizing data, outlining, using appropriate techniques in presentation & delivering for a maximum impact, using visual aids and citation effectively. Flipped learning is utilized when necessary.

HIST 101 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution I
The decline of the Ottoman Empire and the developments leading to the Turkish Revolution.

HIST 102 - Principles of Atatürk and History of Turkish Revolution II
Foundation of the Turkish Republic and principles of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

LAW 111 - Introduction To Law
This is an introductory course in which basic concepts of law and preliminary matters are studied. Following the general legal concepts and institutions of law and overview of the Turkish Legal System; interaction of law and economics; interrelated areas such as economic and social rights recognised in international legal documents; basic concepts of competition law are also covered.

MATH101 - Introduction to Calculus
Course Description : Basic algebra, Graphs, Functions and Their Graphs, Equations and Inequalities, Polynomials and Rational Functions, Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, System of Equations, Matrices, Determinants.

MATH102 - Calculus for Management and Economics Students
Limits and Continuity, Derivative, Applications of Derivative, Integration, Applications of Integral, Functions of Several Variables, Partial Derivatives, Extrema of Functions of Several Variables. ●Prerequisite:Math101

MGMT 201 - Introduction to Business
Fundamentals of business, global business, small business, forms of business, functions of business, namely, management and organization, and information technology.

MGMT 203 - Principles of Accounting I
Accounting concept, generally accepted accounting principles, accounting equation, accounting transaction, the accounts and recording process, balance sheet and income statement, all of the asset, equity, revenue and expense accounts transactions.

MGMT 204 - Principles of Accounting II
Determination of quantity and value of all the assets and liabilities, month/year end transactions, trial balance, incorrect entries, detailed financial statements.

SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Situating sociology in social science and in our life, basic nature and scope of sociology; sociological explanations: Theories, Social Change, Method in Sociological Inquiry;Socialization and social interaction; Social Structure and Social institutions; Groups; Family;Political, religious and educational institutions;Social Stratification and Social Class; Inequality; poverty;Social identity: Race and Ethnicity and Gender;Social control

STAT201 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics -I
Basic Definitions, Tables and Graphs, Central Tendency Measures, Central Dispersion Measures, Probability Concept, Conditional Probability, Bayesian Approach, Random Variables, Expected Value, Binomial and Normal Distributions.

STAT202 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics-II
Sampling and Sampling Distributions, Central Limit Theorem, Point Estimation, Confidence Interval, Hypothesis Testing, Regression and Correlation, Variance Analysis

TURK 101 - Turkish Language I
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts.

TURK 102 - Turkish Language II
Historical development, structure, and usage of Turkish language, Practice on texts