Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Middle East Economies (En) ODC 587 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. FATİH SAVAŞAN
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Course Objective The countries in the Middle East share common advantages and disadvantages with respect to economic development. Economic units from private and public sectors might benefit from the knowledge on and analyses of factors such as relatively young population, dependence on the natural resources, government types and issues of governance, politic (in)stability.
Course Content The terms economic growth and economic development will be differentiated; the theories of economic development will be discussed; human capital, social capital, natural resources, corruption and governance, democracy, transnational corporations, foreign aid and debt, saving and capital accumulation will be analyzed in the context of economic development
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Understand the fundamentals of macroeconomics Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Analyze the relationship between Population, Education and Human Capital Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
2 Classical and neoclassical theories of economic development
3 Developmentalist and heterodox theories of economic development
4 Population, Education and Human Capital
5 Social capital
6 Natural resources, environment and economic development
7 Corruption
8 Government types and economic development
9 Brain Drain and development
10 Transnational corporations
11 Foreign aids and foreign debts
12 Saving and capital accumulation
13 Monetary and Fiscal policies and economic development
14 Case studies
Course Notes
Course Resources Devlin, Julia C. (2010) Chaleges of Economic Development in the Middle East and North Africa Region, World Scientific Studies in International Economics Vol. 8, World Scientific.
Richards, Alan and John Waterbury, A Political Economy of the Middle East, Routledge, 2007
Kar, Muhsin ve Sami Taban (2005), İktisadi Kalkınmada Sosyal, Kültürel ve Siyasal Faktörlerin Rolü, Bursa: Ekin.
Kar, Muhsin ve Sami Taban (2004), Kalkınma Ekonomisi- Seçme Konular, Bursa: Ekin.
Cyper, James M., and James L. Dietz (1997), The Process of Econmic Development, First Edition, New York: Routledge
Gillis, Malcolm, Dwight H. Perkins, Michael Romers, and Donald R. Snodgrass (1992), Economics of Development, Third Edition, New York: W.W. Norton Company.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches X
3 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects X
4 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions
5 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded X
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge X
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics
10 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Ödev 50
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 25 25
Assignment 1 25 25
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 156
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.24
dersAKTSKredisi 6