Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Employment Relations IKY 305 5 4 + 0 4 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Prof.Dr. ŞUAYYİP ÇALIŞ
Course Lecturers Prof.Dr. ŞUAYYİP ÇALIŞ,
Course Assistants
Course Category
Course Objective The aim of this course is to offer an introduction to major theoretical approaches used in industrial relations.In addition, recent economic, political and social developments affecting industrial relations will also be analysed.
Course Content We first examine major theoretical approaches in industrail relations. Then we concentrate on industrial relations´ actors (labour, management and state
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Defining narrow and broad meanings of industrial relations Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 Explaining actors of industrial relations and activities of these actors at workplace, enterprise, national and international level Discussion, Question-Answer, Self Study, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
3 Arguing different theoretical approaches to Industrail relations and their criticisms Lecture, Self Study, Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework, Testing,
4 Explaining the concept of trade union, union rights, development process of unions and reasons of existence of different union models Discussion, Question-Answer, Self Study, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
5 Explaining the role of states in industrial relations Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework,
6 Explaining the employer organizations, their organizational models and functions Discussion, Self Study, Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
7 Defining the concept of collective bargaining, its elements and facts Lecture, Question-Answer, Self Study, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
8 Arguing the subjects, process and content of collective bargaining Discussion, Question-Answer, Self Study, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
9 Defining the concept and types of collective labor dispute Lecture, Self Study, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
10 Explaining peaceful and combative problem solving ways for collective labor dispute Discussion, Question-Answer, Self Study, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
11 Evaluating te reasons and results of new developments in industrial relations Lecture, Self Study, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 The Birth of Industrial Relations as an Academic Field
2 Theory and Research in Industrial Relations
3 System Theory and Critique of System Theory
4 Pluralist Theory and Critique of Pluralism Theory
5 Marxist Theory and Critique of Marxist Theory
6 Postmodernism and Industrial Relations
7 Globalisation and Industrial Relations
8 Labour Movements and Trade Unions 1
9 Midterm Exam
10 Labour Movements and Trade Unions 1
11 Employers and Management
12 State and Industrial Relations
13 Collective Bargaining
14 Conclicts, Strikes and Mediation
Course Notes
Course Resources
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 60
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
2. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 40
1. Final 60
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Laboratory) 1 20 20
Total Workload 120
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.8
dersAKTSKredisi 5