GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (GEC) / GENERAL EDUCATION AT IUE

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES (GEC) / GENERAL EDUCATION AT IUE

We believe that all Izmir University of Economics students should gain certain intellectual skills in order to recognize the depth of human knowledge and the responsibilities of concerned and engaged citizens of the world. General Education Courses (GEC) lie at the center of the intellectually transformative mission of IUE and aims to prepare students for meaningful lives of civic and ethical engagement in an ever-changing world. General Education, in essence, augments the specialized abilities students acquire in their departmental study and aims to produce practical wisdom: it asks IUE students to consider how they will best use their liberal arts and sciences educations in order to serve humanity.

This set of courses from across the spectrum of liberal arts and sciences transcends disciplinary boundaries, challenges students to make intellectual connections across various specializations, and explores fascinating social, cultural, scientific, and historical topics while encouraging critical thinking and ethical reasoning, and helping to understand the cultures and values that shape them.

To fulfill General Education requirements, students will take courses from these topical areas:

 

POOL 004 - GEC- Social Sciences B: Humanities and Social Sciences

Code

Pre.

Course Name

Theory

App/Lab

Local Credits

ECTS

GEHU 203

 

Modern World History

3

0

3

5

GEHU 204

 

Fundamentals of Philosophy

3

0

3

6

GEHU 205

 

Social Problems

3

0

3

6

GEHU 206

 

Italian Culture

3

0

3

4

GEHU 207

 

Turkish Cuisine Culture

3

0

3

6

GEHU 209

 

History of Civilizations I

3

0

3

6

GEHU 210

 

Principles of Social Sciences I

3

0

3

6

GEHU 215

 

Introduction to Politics

3

0

3

6

GEHU 301

 

Storytelling in Brand Communication

3

0

3

5

GEHU 302

 

Popular Culture

3

0

3

6

POOL 005 - GEC- Social Sciences C: Arts and Communication

Code

Pre.

Course Name

Theory

App/Lab

Local Credits

ECTS

GEAR 203

 

Masterpieces in Music History

3

0

3

4

GEAR 206

 

Eras and Composers in Music

3

0

3

4

GEAR 211

 

Communication, Literature and Philosophy

3

0

3

5

GEAR 212

 

Basic Photography

2

2

3

6

GEAR 213

 

Art Movements and Artists of the 20th Century

3

0

3

4

GEAR 214

 

Presentation Skills in Communication

1

2

3

4

GEAR 220

 

Fine and Applied Arts from the Ottoman Era to Contemporary Turkey

3

0

3

4

GEAR 303

 

Clothes in the Movies

2

2

3

4

GEAR 305

 

Turkish Cinema

3

0

3

4

GEAR 306

 

Hollywood Cinema

3

0

3

4

GEAR 307

 

Contemporary World Cinema

3

0

3

4

GEAR 308

 

Contemporary Debates and Practise in Photography

3

0

3

5

GEAR 309

 

Film Seminar: A Cinema in the Shade I

3

0

3

4

GEAR 310

 

Film Seminar: A Cinema in the Shade II

3

0

3

4

POOL 006 - GEC- Social Awareness and Ethics

Code

Pre.

Course Name

Theory

App/Lab

Local Credits

ECTS

GEET 202

 

Multiculturalism and Globalization

3

0

3

5

GEET 304

 

Ethical Decision Making

3

0

3

4

GEET 309

 

Occupational Health and Safety

3

0

3

5

GEET 311

 

Politics of Human Rights

3

0

3

4

GEET 312

 

History of the Women’s Rights Movement

3

0

3

6