Introduction to Economics(ECON191)

Course Code Course Name Semester Theory Practice Lab Credit ECTS
ECON191 Introduction to Economics 1 3 0 0 3 4
Admission Requirements
Language of Instruction French
Course Type Compulsory
Course Level Bachelor Degree
Course Instructor(s) Fatma Ayfer KARAYEL (Email)
Objective This course aims to introduce students to the study of economics. The purpose of this course is to teach fundamental lessons of economics such as the law of demand and the law of supply, the application of elasticity, the price mechanism, the costs of production, firm behavior and types of markets (competitive markets, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly), the markets for the factors of production and the theory of consumer choice.
Content See Subject Headings (Topics)
Course Learning Outcomes 1) Explain basic concepts in economics such as supply and demand, the market, price mechanism and market equilibrium
2) Use basic microeconomic models to study the ways in which economic agents make decisions in the market place.
3) Discuss the functioning of markets, determination of market equlibrium and forms of competition in various types of markets
4) Explain firm behavior (i.e. profit maximisation and cost minimization practices of firms)
5) Explain why monopolies arise, the welfare costs of monopoly and public policies towards monopolies
Teaching and Learning Methods Class lectures
References Mankiw, G.N. (1998). Principes De l’Economie. Paris: Economica
Stiglitz, J. E., Walsh, C.E. & Lafay, J.D. (2007). Principes d’économie moderne. Paris : De Boeck.
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Theory Topics
Week Weekly Contents
1 Introduction
2 The object of microeconomics
3 The Market forces of Demand and Supply
4 Elasticity and its application
5 Demand, Supply and government policies
6 Consumers, producers and the efficiency of markets
7 Midterm Exam
8 The costs of production Firms in Competitive Markets
9 Firms in Competitive Markets
10 Monopoly
11 Monopoly
12 Oligopoly
13 Monopolistic Competition
14 The Markets for the Factors of Production
Practice Topics
Week Weekly Contents
Contribution to Overall Grade
  Number Contribution
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade 1 50
Contribution of final exam to overall grade 1 50
Toplam 2 100
In-Term Studies
  Number Contribution
Assignments 0 0
Presentation 0 0
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 50
Project 0 0
Laboratory 0 0
Other Applications 0 0
Quiz 0 0
Term Paper/ Project 0 0
Portfolio Study 0 0
Reports 0 0
Learning Diary 0 0
Thesis/ Project 0 0
Seminar 0 0
Other 0 0
Toplam 1 50
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Will have effective written and oral communication skills in Turkish X
2 Will have a thorough knowledge of at least two foreign languages X
3 Will be informed about art and culture, human rights, social, professional and ethical values, law and legislation, quality standards, and will be aware of their responsibility on these subjects X
4 Will have sufficient knowledge about social sciences, professions and sectors in communication and media, innovative and entrepreneurial practices
5 Will have the ability to use, in an effective and creative way, the techniques and tools and information technologies necessary for interactive and conventional media, in the context of health and safety in the workplace X
6 Will have the ability to develop documentary and fictional content related to their field for interactive and conventional media; also the ability to produce and manage this content in group X
7 Will have the theoretical knowledge and ability to carry out and share scientific work on communication environments and processes of interactive and conventional media and on the individual and social outcomes of the latter X
8 Will have the knowledge of analysis and modelling techniques to analyse interactive and conventional media and the communication environments and processes X
9 Will have the ability to question and critically analyse developments and problems concerning interactive and conventional media and the communication environments and processes, will be aware of the public interest, social responsibility and the environment, will be sensitive to contemporary world’s and Turkey's current problems; will develop a libertarian, democratic, constructive and problem-solving approach X
10 They are familiar with the historical development processes of electronic, digital media and film; and the current developments in these fields X
Activities Number Period Total Workload
Class Hours 14 3 42
Working Hours out of Class 8 4 32
Midterm Examinations (including preparation) 1 8 8
Final Examinations (including preparation) 1 10 10
Quiz 2 4 8
Total Workload 100
Total Workload / 25 4,00
Credits ECTS 4
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