Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Contemporary Issues In International Economics UTC 423 7 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör.Dr. HALİL ŞİMDİ
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör.Dr. HALİL ŞİMDİ,
Course Assistants
Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

The course aims to discuss resource distribution, production factors of countries and other global isues within the scope of their internal dynamics. 

Course Content

Production factors distribution in international economy, sharing of sources among countries, international trade routes, current problems in international economy.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Comprehend the role and power of global economic actors. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Understand the reasons of income distribution differences among regions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 Analyze the problems of international economy. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
4 Comprehend the source distribution and sharing among countries. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
5 Understand international trade routes and related developments. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction: The Relation between Economy and Scarcity
2 Analyze Economic Systems in the World -I
3 Analyze Economic Systems in the World -II
4 Understand Adam Smith: Examples from Wealth of Nations
5 International Trade and Economic Development
6 Source Distribution Among Regions
7 Production Factors in International Economy
8 Free Flow of Capital and International Trade
9 Midterm
10 Foreign Direct Investments in the World
11 Labour Factor I
12 Labour Factor II
13 International Policy and Other Problems in Economy
14 Review
Course Notes
Course Resources
  • Adam Smith (2018). Ulusların Zenginliği.
  • Facundo Alvaredo, Lucas Chancel, Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez, Gabriel Zucman. (2019). Dünya Eşitsizlik Raporu.
  • Fikret Causevic (2017). A Study Into Financial Globalization, Economic Growth and (In)Equality.
  • Giuseppe Nesi, Luca Nogler, Marco Pertile (2008). Child Labour in a Globalized World.
  • Philip Martin (2017). Merchants of Labor.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Providing field knowledge X
2 Developing analytical thinking skills X
3 Developing entrepreneurial personality traits X
4 :Being an entrepreneur and Intrapreneurship X
5 Firm-level problem detection and solution X
6 Problem detection and solution across the economy X
7 Oral and written communication skills X
8 Team building and development X
9 :Ethical awareness X
10 Ethical and social responsibility in problem solving X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 60
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 20
3. Ödev 10
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 2 6 12
Assignment 1 10 10
Final examination 1 30 30
Total Workload 131
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.24
dersAKTSKredisi 5