Ondokuz Mayıs Üniversitesi Bilgi Paketi - Ders Kataloğu

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
SOS618 927001 1 1 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Making scientific explanation and analysis of economic issues based on embedded in the totality of social systems
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
  1. To have theoretical knowledge in the field of Economic Development and Growth at the proficiency level
  2. To have knowledge about the basic concepts of Development economics, relations among these concepts and growth theories
  3. To conceive the interaction between economics and other disciplines
  4. To analyze theoretical knowledge and to be able to use practical knowledge
  5. To develop solutions for economic problems by using research methods
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Hanlein, A. (2008). Gerhard Kessler’in hayatı ve Türkiye’de sosyal politikanın gelişmesindeki katkıları. Sosyal Siyaset Konferansları Dergisi, (54), 203–213.
A. P. Thirlwall (1989), Growth and Development, Fourth Edition, Macmillan Education Ltd., London.
Michael P. Todaro (1981),Economic Development in the Third World,Second Edition, Longman Inc., New York.
Gerald M. MEIER(1971), Leading Issues in Economic Studies in International Poverty, Second Edition, Oxford University Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
Theoretical roots of development economics The idea of enlightenment, modernization theory, the emergence of development economics Neoclassical development theory, dependency theory, neo-liberal development theory New approaches in development economics: human evelopment, institutions,social capital, etc.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.Economic, social and institutional barriers to development Face to Face Non-Applicable
2.Th masurement of underdevelopment and basic concepts Face to Face Non-Applicable
3.The emergence of development sociology and leading theories Face to Face Non-Applicable
4.The neoclassical development theories and opinions Face to Face Non-Applicable
5.Balanced and unbalanced growth approach to development Face to Face Non-Applicable
6.Structuralist theories Face to Face Non-Applicable
7. Dependency theory Face to Face Non-Applicable
8.Midterm Face to Face Non-Applicable
9. Neoliberal development theory Face to Face Non-Applicable
10.New approaches in development sociology Face to Face Non-Applicable
11.The role of the state and market in development Face to Face Non-Applicable
12.Institutions, social capital, sustainable development, etc. Face to Face Non-Applicable
13.Re-examining the agricultural and industrial strategy Face to Face Non-Applicable
14.Foreign trade strategies Face to Face Non-Applicable
15. Financing Development Face to Face Non-Applicable
16.Final exam Face to Face Non-Applicable
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination140
Attending Lectures1610
Writing Paper130
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination150
Project Presentation150
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures16348
Project Presentation15050
Writing Paper14040