Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Comparative Employment Relations IKY 316 6 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ŞUAYYİP ÇALIŞ
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Course Objective The aim of the course is to provide an introduction to a comparative analysis of employment relations systems, processes and outcomes. This will be done through the analysis of a selection of countries including the UK, USA, EU countries, Japan, Russia and China.
Course Content Analysing comparative employment relations systems, actors in employment relations and their historical development, collective bargaining applications and comparing with Turkish employment relations system
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Defining models and theoretical approaches of comparative employment relations Lecture, Self Study, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Explaining actors of employment relations and their activities comparatively in different countries Discussion, Self Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
3 Explaining the emergence of trade unions, union rights, their development process and models comparatively in different countries Lecture, Question-Answer, Self Study, Discussion, Homework, Testing,
4 Explaining the role of states in employment relations comparatively in different countries Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
5 Explaining the employer organizations, their organizational models and functions comparatively in different countries Self Study, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 Defining the concept of collective bargaining, its elements and facts comparatively in different countries Discussion, Question-Answer, Lecture, Self Study, Homework, Testing,
7 Defining the concept and types of collective labour disputes comparatively in different countries Self Study, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
8 Explaining peaceful and combative problem solving ways for collective labour disputes comparatively in different countries Question-Answer, Discussion, Lecture, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 General Introduction to Comparative Employment Relations
2 Employment Relations in The United Kingdom
3 Employment Relations in the USA
4 Employment Relations in Japan
5 Employment Relations in Sweden
6 Employment Relations in Germany
7 Mid-Term Exam
8 Employment Relations in France
9 Employment Relations in Italy
10 Employment Relations in Spain
11 Employment Relations in Australia
12 Employment Relations in China
13 Employment Relations in India
14 General Evaluation of the Course
Course Notes
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Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having adequte scientific knowledge of Human Resources Management, basic business concepts and other social sciences X
2 Thinking critically and analytically X
3 Having knowledge of communication and information technologies X
4 In-depth understanding of the research process and application of a range of research techniques into studies, researches and projects X
5 In-depth understanding of usage of Human Resources Management and other social sciences theoretical and applied knowledge together. X
6 Ability to interpret basic Business concepts from Human Resource Management perspective X
7 Ability to implement basic HRM responsibilities in institutions such as HR Planning and staffing, labor relations, occupational healthy and safety, training planning, performance and rewards management, career planning, employment and interview techniques and legal HR issues X
8 Implementing quality process approach into HRM process by considering institutional development, internal and external customer satisfaction; in case of need, having sense of responsibility making contribution for problem solving and continuous development and process excellence ability by problem identification, goal setting, reorganisation and change management skills X
9 Management of resources and assets by considering budgetary, financial and legal issues; management of projects/operations with the ability of planning, implementation, and auditing; Having skills on management of self and other people X
10 Enriching result oriented working approach with continous learning approach X
11 Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to present ideas and information effectively X
12 Being good at one foreign language, ability to communicate written and orally X
13 Ability to work with people of various cultural and educational background by valuing team work, developing emphathy and listening skills X
14 Being conscious on social, academic and professional ethical values X
15 Development of critical theoretical appreciation of ´how´, ´why´ and ´where´ HRM contributes to and supports employee and societal development, and implementing these approach for applied and graduate projects and working life X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 85
1. Kısa Sınav 5
1. Ödev 5
2. Kısa Sınav 5
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 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Quiz 2 10 20
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 20 20
Total Workload 119
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.76
dersAKTSKredisi 5