Course Information
Course Title Code Semester T + P ECTS
Regional Development Policies KAM319 5 3 + 0 4

Prerequisites None

Language Turkish
Level Bachelor's Degree
Type Elective
Coordinator Assist.Prof. ŞENAY GÜNEYMEN
Instructors Assist.Prof. ŞENAY GÜNEYMEN
Goals It is aimed in the course for the students to form background of knowledge on subjects such as region, regional development with its various dimensions, regional inequality, the characteristics of and evolution and change in Turkish regional development policies.
Contents The definition of development, the changes in these definitions in the proces and changing regional dynamics is considered within the course. The regional policies in Turkey is evaluated by both structural changes particular to Turkey and changes related to globalization relationally. The changing priorities in regional development particular to Turkey is dicussed in terms of the changing tools and actors in regional development.
Work Placement(s) Absent

Number Learning Outcomes
1 Students can explain changing concepts related to regional development policies.
2 Students can compare the process of change in regional development policies in Turkey with the process of change in the world.
3 Students can make evaluations on regional inequalities from the perspective of regional development policies.
4 Students can make evaluations on subjects such as differing themes in development, institutional structure and actors within the process.
5 Students can analyze periodical developments of regional development policies in Turkey.

Mode of Delivery Face-to-Face
Planned Learning Activities & Teaching Methods Face to face
Assessment Methods Mid-term exam, assignment, presentation, final exam



Course Content
Week Topics Study Materials
1 Region concept, regional development. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
2 Regional development theories. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
3 Regional development theories. (continuation) The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
4 Regional development theories. (continuation) The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
5 Origins of Turkish Republic's regional policies. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
6 Regional development policies of Turkey at different periods. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
7 Regional inequality in Turkey and its effects on regional development policies. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
8 Institutional structure of regional planning in Turkey and its transformation The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
9 Changing dynamics in regional development: An assessment on Turkey. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
10 Comparative evaluation of regional development policies. Additional reading on Turkey and NUTS regions of EU.
11 Case study of regional development activities in Turkey: GAP The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
12 Case study of regional development activities in Turkey: DAP The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
13 Case study of regional development activities in Turkey: DOKAP The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.
14 Case study of regional development activities in Turkey: Yeşilırmak Development Project. The subject of the next course should be read from the course materials.



Sources
Textbook Tekeli, İlhan (2010) Türkiye'de Bölgesel Eşitsizlik ve Bölge Planlama Yazıları. İstanbul: Tarih Vakfi Yurt Yayınları. Gündüz, Ali Yılmaz (2006), Bölgesel Kalkınma Politikası, Ekin Kitabevi Yayınları, Bursa.
Additional Resources Arı, A. Aylan (2006, Der.), Bölgesel Gelişme: Politikalar ve Yeni Dinamikler, Derin Yayınları, İstanbul.



Assessment System Quantity Percentage
In-Term Studies
Mid-terms 1 40
Assignments 1 30
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 30
In-Term Total 3 100
Contribution of In-Term Studies to Overall 50
Contribution of Final Exam to Overall 50
Total 100





Course's Contribution to PLO
No Key Learning Outcomes Level
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has advanced knowledge about their area. x
2 Has the ability of transferring the knowledge about their area to their workers and peers x
3 Has the ability of interpreting and analyzing data, identifying and coming up with solutions and suggestions to the problems by using the knowledge about their area in their decisions, applications and attitudes.
4 Does research and creates studies in their area. x
5 Takes on responsibility according to the project goals, as being project coordinator or project participant.
6 Identifies goals and targets for the organization/institution.
7 Evaluates the knowledge and skills learned in a judgmental manner.
8 Indicates that he has comprehended that the need for learning process is continuous. x
9 Declares the thoughts and suggestions aroused from their knowledge and skills related to their area, in oral and written form.
10 Communicates effectively with their peers.
11 Uses information and communication technologies with at least European Computer Advanced Operating License level according to requirements of their area.
12 Follows the progress of their area and communicates with their peers by using at least one foreign language, at a stage of Europe Language Portfolio B1 level.
13 Behaves respectfully to organization/institution, work and social ethic criteria. x
14 Analyses the organization/institution’s relations with stakeholders and manages it efficiently.
15 Has the ability of encouraging innovation.
16 Thinks judgmentally about the organization/institution
17 Has the adequate consciousness about the universality of social rights, social justice, quality and cultural values, protecting the environment, work health and safety. x



ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load (h)
Course Duration 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 2 28
Assignments 1 10 10
Presentation / Preparing Seminar 1 5 5
Mid-terms 1 15 15
Final examination 1 25 25
Total Work Load (h) 125
Total Work Load / 30 (h) 4.17
ECTS Credit of the Course 4