COURSE INFORMATON
Course Title Code Semester L+P Hour Credits ECTS
Agricultural Economy BBT   202 4 2 2 3

Prerequisites and co-requisites
Recommended Optional Programme Components None

Language of Instruction Turkish
Course Level First Cycle Programmes (Bachelor's Degree)
Course Type
Course Coordinator
Instructors
Prof.Dr.DİLEK BOSTAN BUDAK1. Öğretim Grup:A
 
Assistants
Goals
To apply basic principles of economics to the problems encountered in agriculture and find solutions to these problems; to evaluate and assess the annual results of agricultural activities in an enterprise and farm.
Content
Basic issues and concepts in agricultural economics; development process of agriculture; characteristics of agricultural sector and its goods; agriculture and economic development; current status of agricultural sector in Turkey and in the world; main economic concepts and principles in agricultural economics; agricultural production factors and their characteristics; annual activity report analysis of a farm; balance sheet preparation and analysis; farm management; agricultural marketing; agricultural and food policies; agricultural organizations and cooperatives;

Learning Outcomes
1) Can recognize distinctive basic characteristics of agricultural production
2) Can evaluate the role of agricultural sector in national economy, its interactions with other sectors and its contributions to economic development
3) Gains the ability to put forward ideas on the basis of economic principles about the the problems encountered in agricultural sector utilizing the basic concepts and tools of economics.
4) Can define and compare the major criteria used in evaluating annual activity reports of agricultural enterprises.
5) Knows the stages of agricultural commodities throughout the process of passing from farm to consumers, interrelations of these stages and basic effective factors of these
6) Can define distinctive characteristics of agricultural production
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Course's Contribution To Program
NoProgram Learning OutcomesContribution
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1
Has basic knowledge generally in Agricultural Sciences and specifically in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
2
Owns basic scientific information on plant nutrients and their applications which ensure healty nutritions of plants for high quality and economic plant production
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Understands the principles of ecological farming in point of sustainable and ecological farming
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Has the ability to identify, define, formulize and solve engineering problems. Choses and applies the appropriate analytical and modelling techniques for this purpose.
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Assimilates the information which is used for soil conservation, protection against every kinds of misuses and pollution
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Analyses soils, their components or their actual process and plans them to accomplish the requirements of sustainable agriculture principles under real limitations
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Prepares nutritional programmes for regular nutrition of plants cultivated in each kinds of soil or soilless growing medium
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Leads to the application and development of new technolgies, methods and measuring systems in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition area, under the scope of scientific, economic and rational uses of agricultural areas,
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Gains the perfection in every kinds of soil, plant, fertilizer and water analyses and their interpretations
10
Carries the effective working ability and self-confidence for taking the responsibility in solo and team works
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Accesses to information and searches literatures for this purpose ,uses databases and other sources
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Has the awareness for following the developments in science and technology and renewing them continuously
13
Builds effective oral and written communication in Turkish and has enough knowledge in at least one foreign language
14
Constantly improve themselves with determining their training needs in accordance with their interests and abilities in the scientific, cultural, artistic and social fields in addition to their professional development
15
Gains consciousness for professional and ethical resposibilities
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Has enough awareness of project management, workplace applicaitons, health of workers, and environemt and job safety
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Be aware of the legal results of their activities
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Achieves awareness of the universal and public results of professional solutions and applicaitons and understands the importance of entrepreneurship and modernism

Course Content
WeekTopicsStudy Materials _ocw_rs_drs_yontem
1 Introduction to agricultural economics, descriptions and functions Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
2 Distinguishing characteristics of agricultural activities, products and markets Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
3 Distinguishing characteristics of agricultural activities, products and markets Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
4 Contributions of Agricultural sector to the National Economy Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
5 Contributions of Agricultural sector to the National Economy Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
6 Basic Economical principles in Agricultural economics Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
7 Basic Economical principles in Agricultural economics Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
8 Production Factors (Land, Capital) Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
9 Midterm Exam Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
10 Production Factors ( Labor, Enterprise) Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
11 Evaluating annual reports in Agricultural business management Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
12 Evaluating annual reports in Agricultural business management Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
13 Agricultural Marketing Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
14 The importance of cooperatives in agriculture, types of cooperatives, principles, problems, tasks and changes Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
15 Agriculture Policies Lecture notes and recommended resources for the relevant sections
16-17 Final Exam All lecture notes recommended resources

Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook
Additional Resources