sap course 1429294744

Course Code & Number:

ECON 490

Course Title:

Economics of Discrimination

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Differences and discrimination associated with race, religion, gender or nation of birth. Employer and employee discrimination. Market discrimination. The indicators, causes and consequences of discrimination in economic markets. Econometrics to address discrimination issues.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: NONE
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Senior
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Elective
Required Reading: 
1. Blau. F. D., M. A. Ferber and A. E. Winkler, The Economics of Women, Men and Work. 6th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, New York, 2009.
Course Objective: 

The aim of this course is to introduce the economics of differences and discrimination. The students would understand the employer, employee and market discrimination.

Extended Description: 

Women and Men: Changing Roles in a Changing Economy. The Family as an Economic Unit. The Allocation of Time Between the Household and the Labor Market. Differences in Occupations and Earnings. The Human Capital Model. The Role of Labor Market Discrimination. Recent Employment Trends. Changing Work Roles and the Family. Policies Affecting Paid Work and the Family. Gender Differences in Other Countries.

Computer Usage: 
Students will use MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint) to work on their weekly assignments about 4 hours a week.
Learning Outcomes: 

Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Explain the impact of discrimination in an economy. 
2. Describe discrimination in economics. 
3. Present the human capital model considering differences in occupations and earnings. 
4. Describe recent employment trends. 
5. Explain the policies affecting paid work and the family. 

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Peer Teaching
Demonstrating
Problem Solving
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Simulation & Games
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
40
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
24
hrs

Prepared By:

Jülide Yıldırım Öcal

Revised By:

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