Seminar in Economics (ECON407) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Seminar in Economics ECON407 3 0 0 3 7
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Nil Demet Güngör
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This research seminar is designed to train students in the investigation of economic and financial problems, and issues emerging from neo-liberal globalization.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • 1. To learn, and develop the skills in making research.
  • 2. To learn how to write a term paper/project in economics
  • 3. To learn the economic, and financial features of globalization
  • 4. To criticize, and develop coherent arguments that the students can defend in their writing and their in-class discussion.
Course Content The origins and development of global capitalism and the capitalist state through its various stages; the characteristics of the neo-liberal globalization; the causes and the nature of the financial crisis in the context of globalization and its impact on economic and social grounds.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Methodology Note that the books almost cover the subjects distributed over weeks; the papers/articles will be selected according to specific themes
2 The Concepts of Globalization
3 Definition of the Research Themes and Explanation by Theme
4 The World System (I) (note that students will hand in a copy of a research bibliography of no less than a page. A handout will define the proper citation and reference format for the paper)
5 The World System (II)
6 Capitalism and Globalization
7 Economic and Financial Globalization
8 The Global Financial Architecture
9 Social Welfare and Globalization
10 Global Political Economy (note that students will hand in a first draft of the argumentative section of their paper)
11 Economic/Financial Crisis in the Era of Globalization (I)
12 Discussion on the Selected Themes/papers
13 Discussion on the Selected Themes/papers
14 Discussion on the Selected Themes/papers
15 End of Globalization? The New Perspectives?
16 Presentations of the term papers


Course Book 1. Akyüz, Yılmaz , (2007), Global rules and markets: Constraints over policy autonomy in developing countries, paper prepared for the International Institutwe for labour Studies of the ILO, Geneva, March
2. Berberoğlu, Berch, (2008), “The dynamics of globalization and its impact on society in the 21st century”, Küreselleşme, Demokratikleşmeve Türkiye Uluslar arası Sempozyumu Bildiri Kitabı, Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Antalya, 27-30 Mart, 16-29.
Other Sources 3. Chang, Ha-Joon and Grabel, Ilene (2005), Kalkınma Yeniden, İmge Kitabevi, Ankara

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 14 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project 2 70
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury - -
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 20
Toplam 17 100
Percentage of Semester Work 90
Percentage of Final Work 10
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methods of economics X
2 Acquiring the skills of macro level economic analysis X
3 Acquiring the skills of micro level economic analysis X
4 Understanding the formulation and implementation of economic policies at the local, national, regional, and/or global level X
5 Learning different approaches on economic and related issues
6 Acquiring the quantitative and/or qualitative techniques in economic analysis X
7 Improving the ability to use the modern software, hardware and/or technological devices X
8 Developing intra-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary team work skills X
9 Acquiring an open-minded behavior through encouraging critical analysis, discussions, and/or life-long learning X
10 Adopting work ethic and social responsibility X
11 Developing the skills of communication. X
12 Improving the ability to effectively implement the knowledge and skills in at least one of the following areas: economic policy, public policy, international economic relations, industrial relations, monetary and financial affairs. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 6 96
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Homework Assignments 2 4 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 177