CSHS 502 / RESEARCH METHODS AND DESIGN
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: THURSTimes: 14:30:00-17:15:00

Introduces the fundamentals of historical and social research by focusing on a variety of research methods. Exposure to the philosophy of social science methodology and quantitative research methods. Introduction to historical, sociological, and comparative methods, including oral history, ethnography, interviewing techniques, archival research and document analysis. Building on their training in these methods, students are guided through the steps of research design, namely writing research proposals, constructing hypotheses, operationalizing research questions, designing questionnaires and interview forms, research and publication ethics and data collection.

CSHS 503 / SOCIAL THEORY
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MONTimes: 14:30:00-17:15:00

Surveys some of the main themes and names in social theory. Examines in depth the classical foundations of sociological theory, especially the works of Marx, Weber and Durkheim. Focuses on some of the important early and late twentieth-century thinkers, including Gramsci, Bourdieu and Foucault, and discusses the feminist and postcolonial challenges to classical theory.

CSHS 506 / TURKISH STATE AND SOCIETY
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: TUESTimes: 11:30:00-14:15:00

Focuses on major approaches and issues in the study of nineteenth century Ottoman and modern Turkish societies. Analyzes major social, economic and political transformations in Ottoman/Turkish society from a regional perspective.

DTES 501 / INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH METHODS I
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Times: 0:00:00-0:00:00

Review of descriptive statistics and basic research methodology. Experimental methods and research design including, research and publication ethics, one-way analyses, factorial designs, repeated measures, analysis of covariance, and the analyses of main effects, simple effects and interaction comparisons.

DTES 544 / MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS PROJECT
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Times: 0:00:00-0:00:00

Student projects focusing on conceptualization, planning and execution of a production cycle in a medium that student chooses to work on (e.g. television, video, documentary, web, animation, video gaming, advertising).

DTES 557 / SELECTED TOPICS IN DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Times: 0:00:00-0:00:00

Interaction with the Uncertain The information has brought together more visible uncertainty in the daily life. This course explores the ways of exploring, visualizing and interacting with the uncertain. The first quarter of the course starts with very basic notions of sensation, perception and cognition while understanding how the brain works and how human being reacts when confronting the uncertainty. Second quarter is about different methods for exploring the world around us, taking notes and projecting the world onto a registry (analog or digital, maps, books, journals, mindmaps). Third quarter deals with drawing the figures of thought, reflecting the self-projection, visualizing the uncertain and spatio-temporal data, using metaphors and abstraction. In the final quarter, students work on case studies regarding autism by analyzing, imagining and reflecting how an autistic brain interacts with the world.

DTES 590 / SEMINAR
Term: Spring 2015Units 0Times: 0:00:00-0:00:00

A series of presentations by faculty, outside speakers and students.

DTES 630 / RESEARCH PRACTICUM
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Times: 0:00:00-0:00:00

Students are familiarized with problems that are frequently encountered during different phases of empirical research. Subsequently, students are guided through problem solving in an ongoing research project. Students gain experience in documentation, resolution, and the implementation of the solutions of problems in empirical research.

ECIR 313 / INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL POLITICAL ECONOMY
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 16:00:00-17:15:00Ön Koşullar: INTL. 203 or consent of the instructor

Main approaches to various institutions and actors that make up the field of international political economy. Question of who gets what at a global level from a multi-actored, multi-level and mul-disciplinary perspective. Interactions between states, markets, firms, NGOs, and not-for-profit organizations at the local, national, regional, and supranational levels. Global trade, production, finance, and knowledge structures and relations in the context of international organizations, transnational corporations, global financial structures, regional integrations, North-South relations, discourses and practices of development, and problems of global poverty.

ECIR 410 / POLITICAL ECONOMY OF TÜRKİYE
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 11:30:00-12:45:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 202 or consent of the instructor

Introduction to the role of the state and other political actors in Turkish economic development from a comparative and global political economy perspective; key policy phases and institutional transformations; the role of multilateral institutions ; the politics of economic crises and reforms; regional integration and external economic relations of the Turkish economy; the political economy of trade and capital flows; poverty, inequality, labor market dynamics and social policy: gender and environmental dimensions of Turkish development.

ECON 100 / PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 8:30:00-9:45:00

Economic reasoning; basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics; identification and discussion of current economic issues covered in popular economics publications. The students who completed ECON 101, 102 can not earn credits from ECON 100.

ECON 100 / PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 10:00:00-11:15:00

Economic reasoning; basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics; identification and discussion of current economic issues covered in popular economics publications. The students who completed ECON 101, 102 can not earn credits from ECON 100.

ECON 100 / PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 13:00:00-14:15:00

Economic reasoning; basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics; identification and discussion of current economic issues covered in popular economics publications. The students who completed ECON 101, 102 can not earn credits from ECON 100.

ECON 100 / PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 10:00:00-11:15:00

Economic reasoning; basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics; identification and discussion of current economic issues covered in popular economics publications. The students who completed ECON 101, 102 can not earn credits from ECON 100.

ECON 100 / PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 11:30:00-12:45:00

Economic reasoning; basic concepts and processes in microeconomics and macroeconomics; identification and discussion of current economic issues covered in popular economics publications. The students who completed ECON 101, 102 can not earn credits from ECON 100.

ECON 201 / MICROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 8:30:00-9:45:00Ön Koşullar: ECON 101 and MATH 102 or MATH 106

Conceptual foundations and modeling tools towards an understanding of economic decisions and interactions; theory of the consumer: preferences and utility maximization, with application to different choice contexts; theory of the firm: profit maximization, cost minimization; market equilibrium with perfect competition, monopoly, and oligopoly; markets for factor of production; introduction to general equilibrium and welfare; public goods and externalities; basic concepts of game theory and strategic interaction; information and market failure.

ECON 202 / MACROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 8:30:00-9:45:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 102

Real and financial sides of the aggregate economy; determinants of long-term economic growth and the Solow growth model; the business cycle and the behavior of aggregate consumption, savings, investment , and unemployment; aggregate price dynamics and inflation; monetary and fiscal policies in the context of IS-LM framework; open economy: real exchange rate and balance of payments. Impact of financial crises and macroeconomic policy response.

ECON 202 / MACROECONOMICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 10:00:00-11:15:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 102

Real and financial sides of the aggregate economy; determinants of long-term economic growth and the Solow growth model; the business cycle and the behavior of aggregate consumption, savings, investment , and unemployment; aggregate price dynamics and inflation; monetary and fiscal policies in the context of IS-LM framework; open economy: real exchange rate and balance of payments. Impact of financial crises and macroeconomic policy response.

ECON 311 / INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMETRICS
Term: Spring 2015Units 4Days: TUES THURSTimes: 16:00:00-17:15:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 201 and MATH. 201 or Engr 200 or Engr 201 or Math 211

Methods used for empirical examination of economic phenomena. Linear regression: least squares, goodness of fit, prediction; classical regression model; properties of estimators; links between models and economic theory; functional form; interpretation of regression results. Inference; confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; introduction to econometric packages and applications using data from economics and business; implications of relaxing the assumptions of the classical regression model.

ECON 312 / ECONOMETRICS II
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 16:00:00-17:15:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 311

Matrix algebra based econometrics: least squares and generalized least squares regression; simultaneous equation models; models with limited-range dependent variables; time series analysis and forecasting; dynamic econometric models; non-linear regression. Substantial economic applications included throughout.

ECON 312 / ECONOMETRICS II
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: WEDTimes: 8:30:00-9:45:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 311

Matrix algebra based econometrics: least squares and generalized least squares regression; simultaneous equation models; models with limited-range dependent variables; time series analysis and forecasting; dynamic econometric models; non-linear regression. Substantial economic applications included throughout.

ECON 314 / ECONOMETRIC METHODS FOR TIME-SERIES &FORECASTING
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 11:30:00-12:45:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 311

Econometric methods to model time series variables and tools for forecasting. Background for time series: difference equations; Models with single variables: ARIMA models; specification testing, model selection; Structural components: seasonality, cyclicality and trends; Models with multiple variables: multivariate models; Forecasting: forecasting techniques, forecast comparison and evaluation of forecasting performance. Applications from economics and business using econometric software.

ECON 321 / INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: TUES THURSTimes: 8:30:00-9:45:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 201

Theory of international trade: Ricardian model of comparative advantage, Hecksher-Ohlin model, specific factors model, trade and market structure. Domestic politics of trade; tariffs, quotas and other non-tariff barriers. International politics of trade, history of world trade talks and the WTO. International movement of factors: Immigration and foreign investment; technology transfer and the role of multinational companies.

ECON 322 / INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Term: Spring 2015Units 3Days: MON WEDTimes: 13:00:00-14:15:00Ön Koşullar: ECON. 202

Theoretical and empirical examination of international financial markets. Adjustment of balance of payments and exchange rate. Effects of devaluation and macroeconomic policy under fixed and floating exchange rates. Short and long term capital flows; interest arbitrage; the Euro-dollar market. Financial Globalization and Financial Crises.