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Syllabus ( SSTR 649 )


   Basic information
Course title: Science And Technology Policies
Course code: SSTR 649
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Salih Zeki İMAMOĞLU
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: The course aims to inform students regarding the training and education and R&D activities which constitute the basis of the country's sustainable development, attempts to highlight the industries which are the practical application domains of these activities and serves to generate policies regarding training and education, R&D and industry for Turkey.
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. internalize the concepts regarding science and technology.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  2. assess the concepts of R&D system, industry and education and develop the connections within.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Formulate and solve complex problems concerning management strategies and national security strategies
    3. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    4. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    5. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    6. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Homework assignment
  3. design science and technology policies appropriate for Turkey.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Science of Strategy
    2. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge
    4. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    5. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge
    6. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing
    7. Demonstrating professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: The Education and Training Concept
Week 2: Primary and High School Education Systems in Turkey
Week 3: Higher Education System in Turkey
Week 4: The Education and Training Policy Activities in Turkey, and Comparison with Developed Countries
Week 5: Technology and Industry Activities in Turkey
Week 6: The Present State of Turkish Industry
Week 7: The Future of Turkish Industry and Developing Policies
Week 8: The Future of Turkish Industry and Developing Policies
MIDTERM EXAM
Week 9: R&D Concept
Week 10: R&D Activities of Turkey
Week 11: R&D Policies of Turkey and Comparison with Developed Countries
Week 12: Science and Technology Policies Concept
Week 13: Science and Technology Activities in Turkey
Week 14: Science and Technology Policies in Turkey, and Comparison with Developed countries
Week 15*: General review
Week 16*: FINAL EXAM
Textbooks and materials: Ayhan, Ahmet, 2002: Dünden Bugüne Türkiye’de Bilim-Teknoloji ve Geleceğin Teknolojileri, Beta Basım Yayım Dağıtım A.Ş., İstanbul.
Recommended readings: Guston, David H., Sarewitz, Daniel R., (Eds.), 2006: Shaping Science and Technology Policy: The Next Generation of Research, The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison-USA.
Mowery, David C., 1994: Science and Technology Policy in Interdependent Economies, Kluwer Academic Publishers, USA.
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 15 15
Homework: 5,12 15
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 40
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 6 10
Term project: 10 2
Term project presentation: 1 1
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 1 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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