Urbanization and Environmental Problems

Course Code: 
PA 204
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Application: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
This course provides a survey of the interrelated issues and concepts of the social, political, economic and environmental aspects of urbanization. It explores the political economy of urbanization on different scales scale and highlights trends in urbanization that significantly impact the environment.
Course Content: 

The course will explore the causes and environmental consequences of urbanization in an interconnected, global world. Overurbanization and the rise of Mega-cities - along with the local conditions that facilitate them - will be discussed. This course pays particular attention to the role cities, social movements and institutions play in addressing environmental concerns.  

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 9: Simulation, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, C: Homework

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program’s Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

Understand key debates, concepts and issues in /urbanization

 

3

1,2,3

A

Understand the relationships between social, economic and environmental systems on a global scale

10

1,2,3

A

Gain experience in evaluating environmental problems and solutions

3,5

1,2,3

A

Apply interdisciplinary knowledge to urbanization and environmental problems

12,3,5

1,2,3

A

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Course Introduction – Orientation

 

2

History of Cities

 

3

Urbanization – Definitons, Concepts, Issues

 

4

Urban Theories

 

5

Urbanization in Turkey

 

6

Right to the City

 

7

Global City

 

8

MIDTERM EXAM

 

9

The City Environment

 

10

The State of the Environment

 

11

Environmental Policy

 

12

Environmental Movements

 

13

Global Environmental Problems

 

14

Climate Politics

 

15

Review

 

16

FINAL EXAM

 

 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Fikret Adaman& Murat  Arsel (2005) Environmentalism in Turkey: Between Democracy and Development, Ashgate

Ruşen Keleş ( 2006) Kentleşme Politikası, İmge Kitabevi

Additional Resources

İlhan Tekeli ( 2011) Kent Kentli Hakları Kentleşme ve Kentsel Dönüşü , Tarih Vakfı Yurt Yayınları.

David Harvey ( 2013 ) Rebel Cities. From Right to the City to Urban Revolution, Verso

Manuel Castells (1983) The City and the Grassroots, University of California Press

Henri Lefebvre (2013 )  Kentsel Devrim, Sel Yayıncılık

Mehmet Ali Beyhan  ( 2012) Türkiye de İskan ve Şehirleşme Tarihi, Kitabevi Yayınları

Fikret Berkes & Mine Kışlalıoğlu ( 201) Çevre ve Ekoloji, Remzi Kitabevi

Çağlar Keyder (200)  İstanbul: Yerel ile küresel arasında, Metis

Pamela S. Chasek David L. Downie Janet Welsh Brown (2013) Global Environmental Politics, Westview Press.

 

Saskia Sassen (2000) The Global City, Princeton Univeristy Press

 

 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

Çevre İhtilafları Atlası www.direncevre.org

Environmental Performance Index http://epi.yale.edu/

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

40

Quizzes

   

Assignment

   

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Learning Outcomes

Contribution

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

When students have completed the Public Administration Undergraduate Program, they will be able to;

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

understand and have universal principles of public administration as well as gain knowledge of the structure and process of Turkish Public Administration,

   

X

 

 

 

2

gain knowledge of superiority of law and believe in universal principles of law and also know Turkish legal System,

 

X

   

 

 

3

behave environmentally sensitive and responsible and develop public policies on this issue,

       

X

 

4

understand the importance of Atatürk thought  within the guidance of science

X

     

 

 

5

be executive and administrative candidates who know well Turkish socio-politic history and structure,

     

X

 

 

6

integrate technological developments and implement technology in an efficient and effective manner in both public and private sectors,

 

X

 

 

 

 

7

improve communication and leadership skills,

 

X

 

 

 

 

8

improve ability of expressing in English and Turkish,

 

 

X

 

 

 

9

gain knowledge of EU legislation (acquis communataire),

 

 

X

 

 

 

10

appraise global and regional developments,

 

 

 

 

X

 

11

realize / recognize the importance of art,

X

 

 

 

 

 

12

prepare their career also in private sector - apart from government executives,  as such the flexibility of the program and on the facilities of double major and minor,

 

 

 

X

 

 

13

compare and select the professional opportunities in the field related to the international relations and administrative law.  

 

 

X

 

 

 

 
 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

16

3

48

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

16

3

48

Mid-terms

1

3

3

Quiz

1

2

2

Final examination

1

8

8

Total Work Load

   

109

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

   

4,36

ECTS Credit of the Course

   

4