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Middle East Technical University
Middle East Technical University is founded under the name of “Orta Doğu Yüksek Teknoloji Enstitüsü” (Middle East High Technology Institute) on November 15, 1956 to contribute to the development of Turkey and Middle East countries and especially to train people so as to create a skilled workforce in the fields of natural and social sciences. “Arrangements and Procedures as for the Foundation of METU, Law No 6887” was enacted on January 29, 1957. Finally, “Foundation Act No 7307”, which sets forth the particular standing of METU and describes the conditions rendering METU as a juridical entity, was enacted on May 27, 1959.
METU, as a pioneer of high quality university education in Turkey, introduced new methods and innovations in research to the Turkish higher education system. As a distinguished research university, METU has been committed to excellence in science and top-quality higher education since its foundation. Today, the University is proud to employ about 791 faculty (professors, associate professors etc.), 225 academic instructors and 1.273 research assistants. It is a great pleasure to offer education to over 28.000 students. The total number of the alumni now is above 120.000.
This course aims to provide better understanding of purposes and processes of communication in business. Cases and projects improving students’ skills in a collaborative communication are provided. With the help of exercises, including videotaping, students have opportunities to improve and evaluate their oral communication skills.
This course aims to provide better understanding of purposes and processes of communication in business. In this course you will develop an understanding of today’s dynamic business environment and the importance developing the ability to communicate ideas in a variety of mediums. Cases and projects improving students` skills in a collaborative communication are provided. With the help of exercises, including videotaping, students have opportunities to improve and evaluate their oral communication skills.
This course aims to broaden the approach to Organizational Behavior that has been primarily taught with an U.S. based understanding. Variations across cultures and their impact on organizations are discussed. At the end of the course, the students will have developed a critical understanding of the implications of different national cultures for business and management practice in domestic and international markets and have improved their teamwork and presentations skills through interactive learning.
The course focus on the study of human interactions with the wider natural world in a comparative historical perspective. Historical patterns in human societies caused by environmental changes; the effects of historical geography and anthropology on economic and political institutions; and the consequences of historical processes of various property regimes on economic, social, and environmental change. This course aims to pursuit a critical study of scholarly and literary works documenting and analyzing environmental, economic, political, social, and cultural transformations in the world; to discuss how different approaches are put to work to study the role of nature and environment in statemaking, economic, political, social, and cultural transformations; and examine primary, secondary, and tertiary historical sources to question various methodologies and theoretical approaches of environmental and economic history, political economy and ecology, historical geography, environmental archaeology and anthropology.
This course provides the introductory conceptual framework for the study of politics. Definition of the basic concepts of authority, power, sovereignty, legitimacy, and ideology will be followed by the examination of major political ideologies; classical liberalism, conservatism, Marxism and fascism. This course also studies political regimes and systems, pressure groups, political parties, elections and voting behavior..
The course introduces students to the role of Europe within the internationnal context. The course identifies and analyses the key areas in which Europe is becoming an increasingly important actor, and also assesses some of the key relationships the European Union enjoys with other stetes. All in all, a re-thinking of Europe’s role and borders in a globalized world is called for.
The course aims to provide an understanding on the relations between society, culture(s), and markets. This course complements the management curriculum by providing a link between macro and micro approaches to marketing. In other words, rather than focusing on firm or consumer level understanding, course delineates the societal role of marketing and consumption practices. On the one hand, marketing’s role as a cultural practice and social institution in our everyday social life is introduced to students. On the other, a critical look to the role of marketing in contemporary society is presented. To accomplish this goal, the course will introduce the concept of culture, development of modern culture, markets, and consumer culture, some of the key institutions of culture, and a sociocultural critique of marketing and consumption. The course aims to train students as prospective marketers, who are reflexive towards marketing and consumption.
This is an introductory course exploring issues of culture, social institutions and social relations from a sociological viewpoint. It aims to familiarize non-sociology majors (particularly students specialising in political science, economics and international relations) with the fundamental concepts and terminology of sociological analysis. In this context, topics such as culture, socialisation, family, marriage and divorce, gender, ethnicity, stratification and mobility, mass-media, education, religion and urbanisation are covered with the aim of comprehending the `world in change` through a comparative and historical perspective. The course also tries to relate the personal to the social and is particularly sensitive to such pressing concerns of contemporary life as gender issues.
This course is aimed at advanced student of all fields, especially for the multi-skilled/discipline future managers and entrepreneurs, who should be aware of the new economy of technology, innovation, the new industrial revolution, the businesses and the political developments, not only in their regions but worldwide. Therefore, working and adaptation of the political economy of the Turkish businesses along with EU, USA and the rest of the world will be the areas that will be explored. The students are expected to be at an advanced standing and have a current knowledge of international and national economy, technology, politics and the world of innovation and entrepreneurship.
This course will analyze the main parameters of the environment within which businesses take place in Turkey. The main purposes of the course are (1) to understand the historical background and the current situation of Turkish economy and related to that how economic environment/policies affect business environment and force firms to create sustainable competitive advantage, (2) to review the features and recent problems of the main industries of Turkey: manufacturing, agriculture, and services, and (3) to learn about different sectors in terms of their historical development and the importance of the sector in the Turkish business environment, number of firms, market shares, concentration ratios, characteristics of products, characteristics of consumers, entry/exit barriers, resources, capabilities of firms, Porter’s six forces analysis, SWOT analysis, government policies (e.g., antitrust laws, tariffs, price regulations), and international competition.
This course aims at a comprehensive study of contemporary Eurasia with a special emphasis on historical and world context. Focusing upon the great transformation Eurasian societies have experienced, the course will cover the following issues: social, cultural and political effects of transition to free market economy; the rise of nationalism and ethnic cleavages; religious entities, demography, family, migration patterns and other related issues.
The aim of this course is to familiarize the students with the main themes and issues in conceptualizing state-society relations in modern Turkey. The main focus will be on the patterns of democratization and democratic consolidation, the role of military in Turkish politics and society, formation and development of civil society, discourses and practices of human rights, women’s problems, the role of religion in society and the impact of the EU on Turkish societal and political transformation. The course also aims to provide the students with an introductory knowledge about societal and political transformation of Turkey with reference to the processes of democratization and democratic consolidation.
This course is designed to provide Economics students with a strong humanities background. An interdisciplinary social science emphasis on the origins and evolution of economic activities and institutions against the background of a history of civilization.
The purpose of this course is to introduce non-psychology students to the field of social psychology. Students will be exposed to the information about how social psychologists think about and study human behavior. The course objectives are: to become knowledgeable about the field of social psychology including the definition, various domains of study, and the methods that it uses. to become familiar with the various psychological and social factors on individual’s behavior; to examine the impact of social psychological factors on individuals’ perception, behavior and relations; to understand and interpret daily life through the lens of social psychology; and to explore the social psychological explanations for racism, ethnicity, and sexism.
The course consists of three parts. The first part is devoted to the analysis of technological change in computing and telecommunication technologies. The second part focuses on the economics of networks and the Internet. The following topics are covered in this part: technological convergence and market convergence, structure of networks and the internet, network externalities and `lock in`, pricing and regulation of networks, Internet cost structures and pricing and versioning information. The third part of the course is about the economics of information policy.
The course investigates leadership as part of a larger ecosystem. It aims to show the interconnectedness within the system and to explore ways to mobilize the adaptive capasity of an organization/entity to thrive and adopt to changing environments and to effectively respond to recurring and/or novel problems in a more halistic way. This approach helps organizations deal with VUCA-volatility, unknown, complexity and ambiguity-by concentrating on possibilities rather than certainties. This course draws upon systems thinking, theory-u and adaptive leadership and discusses how to put these in use in organizations.
The course aims to help student-teachers become aware of the relation between culture and language, and the role of culture(s) in language teaching. Course participants will explore key concepts related to intercultural communication, intercultural competence, and intercultural development with particular links to issues in international mobility and education.
This is is an introductory course exploring issues of culture, social institutions and social relations from a sociological viewpoint. It aims to familiarize non-sociology majors (particularly students specialising in political science, economics and international relations) with the fundamental concepts and terminology of sociological analysis. In this context, topics such as culture, socialisation, family, marriage and divorce, gender, ethnicity, stratification and mobility, mass-media, education, religion and urbanisation are covered with the aim of comprehending the `world in change` through a comparative and historical perspective. The course also tries to relate the personal to the social and is particularly sensitive to such pressing concerns of contemporary life as gender issues.
Economic analysis for engineering and managerial decision making. Techniques for evaluating the worth of prospective projects, investment oppurtunities and design choices. Interest and time value of money, methods for evaluation of alternatives: present worth, annual equivalent worth, rate of return, benefit cost ratio method, and payback method. Replacement analysis, inflation and cost estimation. After tax economic analysis, and methods of financing. Sensitivity and risk analysis.
This course studies about inquiry and research; methods of science; fundamental systems concepts and notions; systems thinking as a mode of inquiry; historical and methodological account; contrasting and clarifying the systems position in regards to science; the relation between systems thinking and operational research; and principal stains of systems thinking and the systems approaches.